Top critical review
It's not a USB-C passthrough, no docking possible, kind of flimsy and overpriced for what it does.
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2018
For $20, this stand should have more features than just being a stand with a Big N logo and relocating the charging port.
The USB-C connectors on this unit do not have all of the pins wired for a dock passthrough, meaning that only power is running through this. If you connect an extension USB-C cable from your Switch's dock to the female USB-C port on this stand and connect your Switch, it will black out the Switch's screen and change it to docked mode, but your dock will not be outputting video. Bypass this stand and plug that extension cable into your Switch, and voila, it's now in docked mode again but properly outputting video with the added benefit of choosing between having to still use a third-party stand, or just lay it down flat.
As for the build quality, it's flimsy and incredibly light. You'll almost need to hold it down to a surface with double-sided tape to keep it from being lifted away or tilted forward/backward by the weight of the charging cable at rest.
The other issue presented lies in reliably charging the Switch using this stand.
There are three choices:
1. Unplug the power cable from your dock every time you want to plug the unit in.
2. Use a USB wall wart that can put out a proper amount of voltage and amps to at least charge, and possibly play at the same time as a bonus
3. Buy another one of Nintendo's $30 official chargers.
If you go with option 3, that's a total of $50 you're spending to get a mediocre experience.
I'm sure Nintendo doesn't want to encourage the use of third-party accessories to improve their customers' experiences (and I'm sure they want to charge even more than the price of this stand for you to be able to have an easier dock connection), but it should have taken zero extra effort and cost them pennies per unit to have just made this a fully pinned-out USB-C passthrough.
If this charging stand had a rocker switch to change from charging mode to dock passthrough mode, I'd be more than willing to pay $30 for that.. but if you can get ahold of one of these for $10, or with an official charger for $35 or less, go for it. At the price that this is, it just feels like a ripoff.