Valve unveiled a docking station for the Steam Deck game console at the Tokyo Game Show. The product is called Steam Deck Docking Station, but there is no information about the timing of its release on the commercial market.
The Steam Deck Docking Station was shown live for the first time, before that only renderings were released. At the same time, the design of the device has not changed compared to the original project. As you can see from the pictures the steam deck is tipped into the docking station. This ensures ease of use and an optimal viewing angle when using the console in stationary mode.
The Steam Deck Docking Station features a USB Type-A Gen 3.1 port, two USB Type-A Gen 2.0 ports, an Ethernet network port, DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0 interfaces. Provides the ability to charge the device. Connecting the docking station does not affect the performance of the device.
It is noted that Valve originally planned to release the Steam Deck Docking Station in the spring. However, difficulties have arisen due to the shortage of microchips and restrictions in China due to the ongoing pandemic. It is not yet clear when the docking station will be launched – there is no official information.
As a reminder, the Steam Deck console has a 7-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. The equipment includes an AMD APU, 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, up to 512GB SSD, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 5.0.