Valve has reported that it has delayed the Steam Deck dock for the foreseeable future.
While the company was able to get enough components to ramp up production for the Steam Deck. This hasn’t been the case for the Steam Deck dock, as Valve has cited that thanks to part shortages and a number of closures at key manufacturing facilities (Thanks to COVID), they were forced to delay the Steam Deck dock.
While this news is disheartening, Valve also pointed out that it will continue to work on improving the docking experience for the Steam Deck. This way, more USB-C hubs and external displays will be supported.
Speaking of USB-C hubs, I’ve already started testing several of them and will provide a list of what worked and what didn’t. A big hassle is that power delivery has been a sore point, and you’ll need to have a USB-C hub that supports at least 65 watts. Don’t even think about using it without power delivery, that is, unless you like unplugging the hub and plugging the power cable to charge the Steam Deck. The Steam Deck requires at least 45w, but going up to 85w to 100w doesn’t hurt either.