Valve announced that the line to buy a portable Steam Deck console had ceased to exist; now the device can be bought at any time. In addition, the company has finally released a console dock that turns it into a fixed game system.
Valve notes that it's been a year since Steam Deck's announcement, and all this time the company has been struggling with supply chain and component deficit problems. That's why the booking system was set up with a line, so it was possible to defeat the bots with scripts and bots.
Valve notes, however, that if there are more orders for a version of Steam Deck than they can be sent in time, the delivery time will be increased. Perhaps the reservation system will come back, while all orders are in line. The system will be exactly the same as it was before.
In addition, Valve released an official dock for Steam Deck. In addition to its role as a backup, it provides the console with three USB Type-A 3.1 Gen1 ports, USB Type-C for power, DisplayPort and HDMI, as well as the Gigabit Ethernet port. As noted by the manufacturer, the submitted dock is the ideal way to connect Steam Deck to the power source, to one or two monitors, as well as to the mass of other peripheral devices.