CNET senior editor Sean Hollister doesn’t seem to be very fond of the Nintendo Switch kickstand for a number of reasons. According to Hollister, the kickstand can be knocked over quite easily – resulting in a potentially damaged system. He even put together the following video and points to argue why he thinks the kickstand doesn’t always keep the console from falling flat:
- The kickstand is small and isn’t centered in the back of the tablet, so it’s not particularly balanced or steady on its feet. It doesn’t take much to knock it over.
- The foot only opens to a single angle — no adjustable hinge like you’d find on a Microsoft Surface tablet.
- The kickstand can pop off entirely if the Switch falls over, or if you press too hard.