The hybrid console-and-tablet nature of the Switch can be hazardous to your screen; protect your Nintendo Switch with a screen protector.

Updated March 2017: We added the super-popular and well rated amFilm protector, as well as a great option from iVAPO.

There has been a rising concern that taking your Nintendo Switch in-and-out of its dock will cause scratches on your screen, especially if you aren't placing it in docking position as carefully as possible. Even when you're not using TV mode to play, carrying your Switch around makes it prone to scratches, scuffs, and drops, more than ever. You're going to want to protect that screen with a screen protector; here are the best ones available.

Film Screen Protectors

Tempered Glass Screen Protectors

Film Screen Protectors

Nintendo Switch Official Screen Protection Kit

Officially licensed by Nintendo itself the Nintendo Switch Official Screen Protection Kit comes with everything you need to keep your screen safe.

The film is cut precisely to the right specifications to ensure all the functionality of the Switch remains uncompromised. Plus, the thin film also has an anti-fingerprint coating, meaning you'll be cleaning the screen at lot less.

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Orzly Nintendo Switch screen protector

If you've ever used a film screen protector for another device, you know that eventually, you'll need to replace them; Orzly has you covered.

The Orzly Nintendo Switch screen protector comes with five separate film protectors, so when it comes time to replace them you have plenty of backups. Plus, it even ships with an applicator, cleaning cloth, and clear instructions for ease of installation.

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Tempered Glass Screen Protectors

CaseBase Switch screen protector

The CaseBase Switch screen protector is made out of tempered glass to give your Nintendo Switch the best damage prevention possible.

At only 0.24mm thick, with the CaseBase protector, you should have to worry about any reduction of the touchscreen sensitivity. Plus, because it's tempered glass if it ever does break it won't break off into giant sharp pieces that can cut you.

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Orzly tempered glass screen protector

The Orzly Tempered glass screen protector is nice and thin — 0.24mm — and promises not to interfere with using your Switch Dock or reducing touchscreen sensitivity.

With rounded edges to prevent accidental cuts and tempered glass' anti-shatter abilities, you'll never need to worry about hurting yourself while using or applying the protector. Plus, you won't have to freak out if you do manage to break one because Orzly gives you two screen protectors.

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amFilm Nintendo Switch screen protector

The amFilm Nintendo Switch screen protector is a little thicker than the other glass screen protectors on this list, clocking in at around 0.3mm, so it should stand up to the toughest of scratches. Plus, it ships with two protectors in the box, so you have a backup just in case of emergencies!

This screen protector is very popular. It's currently sold out on Amazon, and if you take a gander at the reviews, people are in love with it. If you don't mind waiting until Amazon is back in stock, the amFilm Nintendo Switch screen protector may be perfect for you!

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iVAPO HD Tempered Glass

The iVAPO HD screen protector is made from a strengthened glass with a 9H hardness to prevent scratches, cracks and more from hurting your beloved Switch. At just 0.33mm thin it is a bit thicker than some of the other options here, but the added protection is well worth it. You get two protectors in the box so if you happen to mess one up or it happens to crack while saving your Switch you can install the other.

The early reviews are a bit mixed, but iVAPO makes great accessories for other electronics. Priced at just $9 it is hard to go wrong with giving this option a try, so be sure to grab some right now!

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Want more great Nintendo Switch accessories?

The release is fast approaching, and there is plenty of gear you can buy for your Nintendo Switch already! Check out our list of the essential accessories for any Nintendo Switch owner.