Trying Out JSAUX's Assortment Of Steam Deck Accessories

Written by Michael Larabel in Peripherals on 29 November 2022. Page 2 of 2. 2 Comments

The other review samples sent over by JSAUX were their docking stations as an alternative to Valve's recently released Steam Deck Dock. JSAUX managed to bring their Steam Deck minded docking stations to market ahead of Valve and also at more competitive pricing. The Steam Deck Docking Station is nice for having DP Multi-Stream Transport (MST) with VRR and being officially supported by Valve makes for convenient firmware update handling within Steam OS. However, the Steam Deck Dock retails for $89 USD, which includes the cost of an extra USB-C charger. JSAUX's 7-in-1 Docking Station retails for around $60 USD and they do have even cheaper USB-C dock models too.

The JSAUX HB0702 Docking Station for the Steam Deck provides HDMI 2.0 with support for [email protected] or [email protected] output, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, USB-C port for charging the Steam Deck, three USB-A 3.2 ports, and a DisplayPort 1.2 output that can also handle up to [email protected] or [email protected] The JSAUX HB0702 doesn't provide a USB-C power charger itself but needs to re-use the original Steam Deck charger or any other USB-C charger.

With being designed for the Steam Deck, the HB0702 Docking Station allows the Steam Deck to reside vertically on the dock. The HB0702 uses a VIA Labs USB controller and Realtek RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter.

If looking for an even more premium Steam Deck docking station, JSAUX has at the high-end their HB0604 Docking Station that provides an M.2 slot for additional storage for the Steam Deck when docked.

The JSAUX HB0604 supports HDMI and DisplayPort outputs with similar capabilities to the HB0702, USB-C charging, two USB-A 3.2 ports, and then what makes this dock unique is sporting an M.2 slot. With the M.2 slot is support for a solid-state drive with up to 900MB/s transfer speeds for expanding the storage availability with the Steam Deck. This M.2 slot works with M, M&B NVMe/NGFF keys but not NVMe B key sized drives.

These JSAUX docking stations are designed for Steam Deck use complete with the appropriately sized USB-C cable with 90 degree connector, so they won't work comfortably with other devices. The JSAUX HB0604 relies on a VIA Labs USB controller, Realtek RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, and the M.2 slot is connected using a Realtek RTL9210 M.2 NVMe adapter.

Both of these JSAUX Steam Deck docking stations worked well with the Steam Deck. They also both fit fine on the docking stations but when installing the JSAUX protective case, there was a tendency at times for the protected Steam Deck to slip over the ridge holding the Steam Deck upright. For better accommodating Steam Decks with thick cases, it would be nice if the stand space was slightly larger to better accommodate those oversized Steam Decks. But aside from that minor issue, these docking solutions have worked out well.

These Steam Deck accessories from JSAUX have been working out well for the testing over the past several weeks. Thanks to JSAUX for providing these review samples and those wanting to check out the entire line of their Steam Deck accessories can do so via Many of the JSAUX Steam Deck accessories are also available on too (Amazon affiliate link), including with Prime shipping.

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