If you own more than one pair of Joy Con controllers, then the Hymiko or iPega Charging Dock makes sense. With it, you no longer need to juggle which controller is being charged for your Nintendo Switch. As a bonus, you can charge up to three pairs at a time (including charging a pair on your Switch). The dock is is sold as Hymiko or iPega.
- 4 charging slots
- USB 2.0 connector
- Charging indicators
Setting it up is easy, the L-shaped charging dock plugs into your Nintendo Switch Dock’s USB 2.0 port, and wraps around it. There’s a double-sided tape to stick the dock in place, which is helpful when pulling out Joy Con’s after charging. Otherwise you might find the Hymiko twisting upwards as you’re pulling a controller out. You can avoid this by holding it down as you remove a Joy Con if you don’t want to use the tape.
The well-designed Hymiko doesn’t block of access to any of the Switch’s default dock’s ports. Charge the Joy Con by clicking it into one of the four slots. Each slot features its own charging indicator — red lights indicate a Joy Con is being charged, while blue means it’s full. This is great for red-green color blind folks like me, who can’t tell green and red LED lights apart.
Unlike other similar charging dock options for the Nintendo Switch, the Hymiko does away with other features such as an on-off button or Nintendo Game Card holders. Honestly, these add-ons just distract from the base function of having a charging dock to keep your controllers all in one place.
Retailing at around S$10, the Hymiko (iPega) Charging Dock is a no-brainer buy. It’s available on your usual various platforms such as Lazada. I couldn’t find the Hymiko brand on Shopee, but it’s sold under a different brand name (iPega) at around the same price.