Given the portable nature of the Nintendo Switch, some like to play a game or two while lying in their comfortable beds with the best Switch bedside stand next to them. Anyone who has tried to play in handheld mode while lying on their back for too long will know that it's difficult to stop the Switch from falling onto your face. Here are some ways to enjoy hands-free gaming while cozy in bed.
Best all round tablet stand
A strong and sturdy screw-in clamp tablet holder, the Tryone Gooseneck easily attaches to a nearby table, bookshelf, bed headboard, or anywhere else you safely clamp down! Constructed with a stiffened, aluminum gooseneck arm, holding your Nintendo Switch or iPad is no problem for this stand.
Compact slim option
This Lamicall play stand is a simple foldable desk stand capable of easily fitting in your pocket. Rubber padding protects your device from being scratched while it's held, and the height can easily be adjusted to multiple levels. It's also a great, compact travel option.
A tablet holder with a twist. The Grip Tight Suction Cup Holder has a rotating rotary knob to ensure an air-tight seal between the suction cup and the surface to ensure a sturdy setup. This significantly reduces wobbliness experienced with many bedside Switch stands.
Enables easy charging
From renowned Japanese maker Hori and officially licensed by Nintendo, this portable stand folds flat, has rubberized bottom grips, and the viewing angle is adjustable. It also allows easy charging while it's in position, making it an easy choice to put this on our best Switch bedside stands list.
Tablet case & stand in one
Protect your Nintendo Switch screen from scratches with a case that also doubles as a stand. This combo clips together magnetically when closed and opened. Plus, there are three different viewing angles to choose from.
Play while in bed
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All of these choices are considered to be some of the best Switch bedside stands. Each provides comfort and adjustable angles so you can game from your Switch in bed, but it ultimately depends on what setup you have at home. If you have a table, bookshelf, or headboard nearby, then my favorite stand is the Tryone Gooseneck Tablet Stand for its sturdiness and black or white color schemes, making it capable of fitting into any room.
For anyone looking for a portable solution, the Hori Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch will do the job perfectly and has the added benefit of a charging option. If you currently lack a screen protector for the Nintendo Switch, the TNP Nintendo Switch Protective Case is also a good choice as it kills two birds with one stone.
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Alex has been working with iMore as a Freelance Gaming Writer for three years. You can also find a few articles of hers on Android Central and Windows Central. She regularly covers Nintendo Switch games and accessories as well as iOS game apps. In addition to the Nintendo Switch, you may also find her playing on the PlayStation and PC. When she doesn’t have a controller in hand she likes to spend her time with her husband, son, and dogs, exploring new places, or hiding away with a book (or comic book). A few of her favorite games include the Zelda franchise, Little Nightmares, and Animal Crossing.