Jsaux’s new HB0604 dock doesn’t just promise to charge a Steam Deck; the dock also comes with expandable M.2 storage.
The Chinese manufacturer Jsaux has been making accessories for all kinds of equipment since 2016, with a recent focus on the Steam Deck. After the production of carrying cases and a typical docking station, the new HB0604 comes with a relatively new concept: an integrated M.2 slot for SSDs.
Over the built-in M.2 interface, the dock is compatible with both SATA and NVMe (PCIe 3.0), with transfer rates over USB-C of up to 900MB/s. Jsaux itself wants to offer models with 1 TB and 2 TB SSDs; it is unclear whether this also concerns the maximum volumes. However, the dock should be compatible with all sizes of M.2 SSDs, up to and including the 2280 size.
In addition to the expanded M.2 slot, the new HB0604 offers an additional USB-C port (including 100 watts of power), an HDMI 2.0 port (4k/60Hz), a Gigabit Ethernet connection and two USB 3.1 ports. The dock can be supplied with enough power with the USB-C adapter that comes with the Steam Deck (45 watts).
The dock is mainly made for the Steam Deck, but according to Jsaux should also be compatible with iOS and Android devices, for example.
Jsaux’s new HB0604 dock for the Steam Deck will officially ship starting the day after tomorrow. The target price of the docking station is $ 129.99, although the dock is temporarily offered for $ 99.99. The previous HB0604, without the M.2 slot, costs $49.99.