Valve is now letting you make a reservation for its official Steam Deck Docking Station. The dock will cost $89. When I made my reservation just a few minutes after reservations opened up, I was given an expected order window between October and December. One of my colleagues is having less luck — they’ve been stuck on a “loading” message.
Valve’s official dock is intended to make it easier to hook up the handheld gaming PC to a monitor or television. It has three USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 ports, a gigabit ethernet port, a DisplayPort 1.4 port, and an HDMI 2.0 port. The dock connects to your Steam Deck via a USB-C cable that plugs into the USB-C port on the top of the device. Unlike the Nintendo Switch, using the dock won’t increase the power of your Steam Deck; it only lets you charge the device and connect it to an external display.
It will also come with its own power supply, though you don’t need to plug in the docking station to use it, according to Valve. If you go that route, you’ll see reduced throughput from the USB ports.
Valve is also letting you buy the 256GB model of the Steam Deck without a reservation. That model, which is the middle option, costs $529, and according to Valve’s website, it will be delivered within one or two weeks. If you make a reservation for one of the other two models, Valve says you can expect to make your order sometime between October and December.
Source: The Verge