Sliding the Switch in and out of the dock will inevitably scratch the screen

#9
You would think the inner area of the dock where it slides into would have a thin layer of padding. But it's just regular plastic.

Strange oversight.
 

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#11
Could this be just their unit? This is something they would test for before and after mass productions, right?

Also screen protector
They did the exact same thing with the first 3DS run. They don't test.
 
#12
How in the world did this get through the design phase? You would think that, at the least, the device wouldn't get damaged through normal use.
 
#13
For everything the Switch gets right, it does seem rather half baked.

Why is it a hard surface touching the screen? Why not have some kind of soft material? Why is the screen even being covered in the first place?
 
#14
Every Switch design decission seems like a master plan to make you buy some accesory.

No dpad? Buy a Pro
Docking scratch it? buy a screen portector.
Grips doesn't charge it? Buy the charging grip.
 
#19
This seems like such a blatantly obvious issue that Nintendo should have seen coming. So obvious that I just assumed the interior was soft and didn't even worry about it this whole time.
 
#20
For everything the Switch gets right, it does seem rather half baked.

Why is it a hard surface touching the screen? Why not have some kind of soft material? Why is the screen even being covered in the first place?
the gap is big enough to not damage the screen, someone is doing it wrong.
 
#26
Careful use will prevent this, but I knew it would be an issue for some. I worry about my kids, so I'm going to put some microfiber on the inside of the dock.
 
#31
Every Switch design decission seems like a master plan to make you buy some accesory.

No dpad? Buy a Pro
Docking scratch it? buy a screen portector.
Grips doesn't charge it? Buy the charging grip.
Now it's confirmed Nintendo is also forming better unprecedented partnerships with retailers.
 
#33
wow sliding a screen into a thin enclosure that can ocassionally rub up against hard plastic has the potential to produce scratches however could nintendo's master engineers have foreseen this
 
#42
They did the exact same thing with the first 3DS run. They don't test.
3ds all over again? Hopefully someone will come up with a solution
Switch Ambassador.

Joke aside, this is terrible in part from Nintendo. It's the 3DS all over again.
I missed the 3DS launch so I never knew about this. How did the screen scratch on those? Wouldn't the clamshell design prevent scratching?
 
#47
You'd think there'd be a rubber strip on the inside of each edge of the dock so that it isn't hard plastic coming in contact with the screen.
 
#48
i'm gonna finish zelda and sell my switch asap if this is true :/

edit: might as well make my money back for eventual fix

ehh that website is sus. wondering if there are other reports to this