At first, the “Kingdom Clone” seems like just that. But then you realize that Dbrand replaced the Triforce with The eye of providence a symbol often as famous for its connections to conspiracy theories and the Illuminati as it is for its benign appearance on the reverse of a US dollar. (It is true that the crest of the sheikh It is an eye with three pyramids for eyebrows.)
So you might notice the runes What could they read? “Fuck off, lawyers” is the first one I figured out; I won’t spoil the other two for you, but they are similar!
Here are the answers to a few questions I sent to Dbrand CEO Adam Ijaz:
Does the same skin work on both Switch and Switch OLED?
“No, the Switch and OLED console and stand are dimensionally different, and the Switch/OLED kits are sold as single SKUs.”
“There is no support for Switch Lite. We are sure that both owners will be very disappointed.”
Are the symbols printed flat or do they have a raised texture?
“The JoyCons and the front of the Steam Deck are smooth to the touch; all prints are under a protective layer of matte lamination. However, the rear of all consoles (Switch, OLED, Steam Deck) has a very subtle texture difference by alternating shapes in the concentric hexagonal pattern. It is designed to accurately represent the finish on the back of the real TOK Change.”
Would you mind commenting on the all-seeing eye in the design? :_)
“He’s literally on the money, Sean. What else you need to know?”
“Nice try, Nintendo.”
Oh, and if you want some concentric hexagons in your Steam Deck, go with the flow: you’ll pay the same $50 for the one you see below.