I don’t know how else to say this: the company’s new docking station looks like a Super Nintendo, and its new controller looks like an Xbox Elite. Thankfully, that means they both look great!
As you can see, the SNES-like console shell slides open to reveal an alcove for your PC gaming handheld of choice — or even a Nintendo Switch itself, though it’s not clear how you’d access its bottom-mounted USB-C port. Perhaps the dock just has a Switch compatibility mode, not a Switch mount.
I also think not putting USB ports on the front of the Super Nintendo dock, where the controllers would plug in, is a slight missed opportunity.
Meanwhile, the new GuliKit KK3 Max gamepad not only apes Microsoft’s rear paddles but also includes the bean-shaped ones Sony includes with— plus triggers that can swap between digital and analog modes and RGB lighting around the analog sticks (more easily visible ). It includes a “patented new magnetic motor,” presumably for haptics, that sounds like a hybrid between and the traditional rotary motors that produce basic rumble by spinning an eccentric mass.
GuliKitthat it’s got new Hall effect sensors inside with 2,200-level sampling, up from 256. I will admit to not knowing how much of a practical difference that makes. I do know that the 1,000Hz polling rate when you plug it in should make gaming tournament players happy.
We don’t have any other specs — I really want to know about all the ports on that dock — nor do we have prices or release dates. GuliKit business director Jack He should have my email in his inbox.