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A most powerful portable dock with detachable adaptor that can be used on your Nintendo Switch, laptop and smart phone.
A most powerful portable dock with detachable adaptor that can be used on your Nintendo Switch, laptop and smart phone.
2,626 backers pledged AU$ 183,729 to help bring this project to life.

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Jumpgate: a versatile dock for Switch and smart devices

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The Jumpgate is a sleek and portable dock has an ingenious design. It can easily switch between dock and hub mode to work with your Nintendo SWITCH, laptop and smart phone.  

We have spent the past 8 months ensuring that the Jumpgate Dock and AC adaptor are safe to use. Here are the tests we ran:

  • 100 hours of non-stop charging test: We tested the PD (power delivery) chips in the Jumpgate Dock and AC adaptor to see if they delivered the proper volt and ampere to the SWITCH according to its battery level. 
  • Firmware update test: We updated the firmware when the console was connected with the Jumpgate Dock. Check out the videos:
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  • Plugging test: We checked to see whether the Jumpgate Dock could automatically switch between TV and tabletop mode when the USB-C and HDMI was connected or disconnected. 
The cause of the bricking issue:
  • Some say “the Nintendo Switch and Dock are chock full of USB-C protocol errors and flaws.”But we have a different opinion. The USB-C protocol (PD protocol) has to be amended in order to prevent the system being hacked and meet Nintendo’s prospects in the future.
  • If what Nintendo said about the SWITCH only being compatible with licensed accessories was true, Nintendo should have designed a unique (different shape) socket instead of installing a universal USB-C port, or put warning stickers on the SWITCH and dock. They should have known that people (especially kids) would plug any number of devices into the SWITCH’s USB-C port.
  • We believe Nintendo’s engineers conducted compatibility tests with thousands of existing USB-C devices (adaptors, battery banks, hubs, etc) during the testing procedure. However, Nintendo underestimated the potential risks since there are many products made by small companies that do not follow the USB-C (PD) protocols. Nintendo did not give SWITCH proper protection. This is the reason why the SWITCH can be bricked by certain accessories but smart phones and laptops survived. 
  • As long as the protocols in the accessories are in accordance with the PD protocol standards they should work perfectly with the Nintendo SWITCH. The NYCO dock had PD protocol errors; it drew too much power to the SWITCH and damaged the power management component.
The Pop-up design creates a gap, which allows the air circulation to enter the vents on the back of SWITCH.
The Pop-up design creates a gap, which allows the air circulation to enter the vents on the back of SWITCH.
The detachable Core Drive can be used on your SWITCH without the dock.
The detachable Core Drive can be used on your SWITCH without the dock.
The Jumpgate Dock can also work with the Nintendo dock.
The Jumpgate Dock can also work with the Nintendo dock.
The Core drive can disengage from the dock.
The Core drive can disengage from the dock.
 
The 5 degrees of adjustable range allows you to dock your Switch with or without a protective case.
The 5 degrees of adjustable range allows you to dock your Switch with or without a protective case.
The guide pillar can be detached to fit most third-party cases.
The guide pillar can be detached to fit most third-party cases.
           
It allows you to dock your SWITCH with most third-party cases on the market.
It allows you to dock your SWITCH with most third-party cases on the market.


The Jumpgate will automatically switch to Tabletop Mode if there is no signal (coming) from the HDMI port.
The Jumpgate will automatically switch to Tabletop Mode if there is no signal (coming) from the HDMI port.
Enjoy gaming without worrying about running out of juice.
Enjoy gaming without worrying about running out of juice.
The Core Drive provides all the necessary ports you need in daily life.
The Core Drive provides all the necessary ports you need in daily life.
It’s easy to switch.
It’s easy to switch.
The built-in DeX function can turn your smart phone into a computer if it has the DEX function like SAMSUNG Galaxy S9 and S8.
The built-in DeX function can turn your smart phone into a computer if it has the DEX function like SAMSUNG Galaxy S9 and S8.
Expand the storage capacity of your phone and transfer photos and data easily and quickly.
Expand the storage capacity of your phone and transfer photos and data easily and quickly.
 



Literally, it can be used on all your electronic devices, such as smart phones (fast charging) and laptops (full power for both 13” and 15” laptops, but the charging speed will be slower on 15” laptops to compare with the 87w AC adaptors). The detachable 5'/1.5 meter USB-C (C to C) cable is included, which provides up to 100W charging power and high speed data transmission.

Projects such as this one are required a number of molds to be made upfront, as well as a minimum order quantity needed to get this off the ground. After more the 6 months polishing and testing, we are ready to make The Jumpgate a reality!  

We need your help to spread the word about The Jumpgate. Every post, share, and pledge counts! Thanks for your support!

 

Risks and challenges

We delivered GripCase last year, which was our first project on Kickstarter and we’ve made a wide range of gaming accessories in the past. Our previous Kickstarter experience, combined with our strong product development background has given us great confidence in (making the Dock into existence)(accomplishing Jumpgate)(producing Jumpgate). Still, we can’t foresee every problem so we’re committed to fix any challenges that may arise during the fulfillment process.

Product Manufacturing
We are mostly focused on the tooling of creating this product. Any mistake or change can lead to a delay in shipping of the products.

Quality Management
We’ve carefully selected our manufacturing partners to make sure our final products are of the highest quality. The products will be tested 100% before being packaged.

Shipping and logistics
Our first Kickstarter campaign taught us a lot about how to deal with a logistics provider. Besides, we will avoid Christmas rush and bad weather this time.

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