Best Nintendo Switch Accessories iMore 2021

The Nintendo Switch serves as both a traditional console and a handheld system, giving it amazing versatility and unique needs. A few accessories can really improve your experience both at home and on the go, letting you keep your system in great shape while making sure you get the most out of all the exciting games found on the Nintendo Switch.

TNP Type-C to HDMI adapter

Skip the dock: TNP Type-C to HDMI Adapter for Nintendo Switch

Staff Pick

This alternative adapter for your Nintendo Switch allows you to play your Switch on a TV without having the original Dock around. It outputs video through HDMI, has a USB-C port for power, and has hole vents for heat dissipation. It's great for travel and vacations.

$23 at Amazon
Waterfield Switch pack

Look good on the go: Waterfield SwitchPack Carrying Case

Waterfield's SwitchPack case is a beautiful designer bag made of full-grain leather with a soft plush lining. It's big enough to fit your Switch tablet (Joy-Cons detached), a Hori Compact PlayStand, your Joy-Cons, necessary cables, and more, making it one of the best Nintendo Switch accessories.

$129 at SF Bags
Pro Controller

Go Pro: Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (Wireless)

The Switch Pro Controller offers a more comfortable grip for your gaming sessions, a bigger battery than the Joy-Cons, and has built-in NFC support for Amiibo. Don't forget that HD rumble!

$59 at Amazon
Pro Controller charger

Keep it charged: Nyko Charge Block Pro for Nintendo Switch

If you have a Pro Controller, you should get Nyko's charging dock. The Pro Controller normally charges over USB-C, but this dock has magnetic pins instead. Just drop the Controller in the dock when not in use and charge it up!

$19 at Amazon
Nintendo Switch battery charger

Battery backpack: OCT17 Battery Charger Case

This battery case attaches to your Switch and lets you charge it up cable-free with the 10000mAh built-in battery. It even allows you to charge up while playing via the USB-C or full-size USB port. It's a little bulky, but that extra power is a good trade-off. And you get full access to ports and buttons.

$20 at Amazon
Extra Joy-Con Controllers

Double the joy: Extra Joy-Cons

There are plenty of multiplayer games on the Switch, so you should invest in some extra Joy-Cons for guests at gatherings. One set of Joy-Cons means two more controllers for less! And they come in so many different colors!

Power A Joy Con Charging Dock

Charge them Cons!: PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock for Nintendo Switch

This PowerA Joy-Con charger can charge up to four Joy-Cons at once and it matches the Nintendo Switch Dock perfectly.

$15 at Amazon
Powera Charging Dock

Charge everything!: PowerA Joy-Con & Pro Controller Dock

This charging station lets you charge all of your controllers together (Pro and Joy-Cons), so it's less to keep track of. There are even Nintendo-themed designs, like Mario or Zelda, for slightly more.

$35 at Amazon
Nintendo Switch Dock Sock

Cover that dock: Switch Dock Sock

These Dock Socks are simple cloth covers with many different and unique designs. It's perfect for keeping your Switch display scratch-free while also adding some flair.

$17 at Amazon
amFilm screen protector for Nintendo Switch

Protect the screen: amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for the Nintendo Switch

A screen protector is a smart move to keep your Switch screen scratch-free and make it smudge-resistant. This one is reasonably priced.

$8 at Amazon
MoKo Controller Grips

Get a grip: MoKo Controller Grip

This MoKo Controller Grip turns each half of a Joy-Con pair into its own mini pseudo-Pro controller. The Joy-Cons are much more comfortable to hold with the ergonomic grip, and you get full SL and SR buttons on the top. It comes in a few colors to match Joy-Con color options.

$10 at Amazon
Hybrid Cover

Just like a tablet: PowerA Hybrid Cover

This snap-on folio covers the display when not-in-use and lets you view the console from more angles, thanks to the convenient kickstand mode. It's great for protecting your Switch while still giving you full access to the buttons and ports.

$19 at Amazon
RDS Industries Inc Nintendo Switch carrying case

Travel officially: Official Switch Deluxe Travel Case

The official Nintendo Switch case stores your Switch with one pair of Joy-Cons. The padded pockets protect the analog sticks, and a hard plastic game case keeps your physical games safe.

$15 at Amazon
Tomtoc Carrying case

Travel slim: Tomtoc Ultra Slim Carrying Case

This minimal case is enough for just the basics. Store your Switch with attached Joy-Cons, and carry along a few games in the protective and padded card sleeve. It comes in a few color options to fit whatever mood you're in. It's one of our favorite protective cases for the Nintendo Switch.

$20 at Amazon
Game Card Case

Card carrying member: HORI Game Card Case

This game card case stores up to 24 physical games, keeping them safe from dirt and debris. There are even slots for a few memory cards.

$10 at Amazon
Best Nintendo Switch Accessories Insignia Travel Stand

Raise it up: Insignia Compact Travel Stand

Dock your Switch or Switch Lite and adjust the angle in one of six viewing positions. The raised position allows you to charge your device while you're playing, and the sturdy rubber bottom will keep it steady. The dock folds up so it won't take up much space in your bag and also stores two game cards.

$10 at Best Buy
Ethernet Adapter

Get wired: HORI Wired Internet LAN Adapter

This adapter provides you with an Ethernet port for a wired connection. Keep your internet fast and stable to avoid missing a second of your next intense Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online matches.

$30 at Amazon
RAVPower Power Bank

Charged up!: RAVPower 26800

The RAVPower can take your Switch from totally drained to fully charged about five times. It can also charge up your Switch while you play and will power other devices like your MacBook or iPhone.

$60 at Amazon
Amazon Basics Game Storage

A case for games: Amazon Basics Game Storage Case for Nintendo Switch

An affordable little case that can store up to 24 game cartridges. Perfect if you're looking to keep all your games in your pocket.

$10 at Amazon
SanDisk 256GB microSD Card

Expand that storage: SanDisk Ultra microSDXC

While the Switch always comes with built-in storage, it's such a small amount that it will fill up quickly. Pick up a microSD card with a lot of storage for all of those digital downloads and get your game on!

$35 at Amazon
Geekshare joystick caps

Joystick flair: GeekShare Silicone Joy-Con Joystick Caps

These silicone caps go on top of your Joy-Con's joysticks to give them a bit more grip. They also add some nice flair to your Switch, and there are a few designs and colors to choose from.

$10 at Amazon
Elgato Hd 60 S Capture Card

Don't miss a moment: Elgato HD60 S Capture Card

Capturing and streaming game footage is all the rage right now, but the Nintendo Switch doesn't handle any of that natively. However, there's a great alternative available. Compact and easy to set up, the Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro is the perfect card for streaming your Nintendo Switch. It's able to capture footage at 1080 and at 60 FPS, as well as instantly stream your video to Youtube or Twitch with Instant Gameview.

$149 at Amazon
Powera Arcade Stick

Bring the arcade home: PowerA Wireless Arcade Stick

There are so many great arcade games available for the Nintendo Switch, but as any fan of old-school games will tell you, nothing is as satisfying as playing an arcade game in an arcade cabinet. The PowerA Wireless Arcade Stick is the closest thing we have to replicate that feeling. Featuring 30 hours of wireless play, a sleek, compact design, and the ability to customize your own faceplate, this is the perfect arcade stick for fans looking for a more authentic way to play.

$84 at Amazon
Steel Series Arctis

Listen up: Steelseries Arctis 1 Wireless Gaming Headset

The Steelseries Arctis 1 Wireless Headset one of the best headsets you can buy for any system, but they work especially well when paired with the Nintendo Switch. Comfortable design, excellent audio, 20-hour battery life, and a solid price tag makes the Steelseries Arctis 1 an easy headset to recommend. It's a truly wireless headset that is great for any system but perfect for the Switch.

$100 at Amazon
Oivo 5 In 1 Controller Stand

Charge it all: OIVO 5-in-1 Switch Remote Controller Charger

The OIVO 5-in-1 charger allows you to charge four Joy-Cons and one Pro Controller. This is perfect for people who have many controllers they need to charge ASAP. You can even monitor power levels on the LED screen.

$15 at Amazon
Joycon Cover Protector

Joy-Con fashion: Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Cover

The Joy-Cons are one of the Nintendo Switch's selling points and come in a variety of great colors, but they're also pretty expensive. Instead, try a cheaper alternative with these affordable Nintendo Switch Joy-Con covers.

$11 at Amazon
Hori Nintendo Switch Wired Controller

An affordable controller: Nintendo Switch HORIPAD Wired Controller

The Pro Controller might be the way to go if you're looking for a great controller for your Switch, but it is expensive. A cheaper alternative to the Pro Controller is the Horipad Wired Controller. It's wired and lacks amiibo support and HD rumble, but it makes up for it in comfort and a very affordable price tag.

$20 at Amazon
Extremerate Clear Atomic Purple Backplate And Joycon Shells Product Shot

An extremely cool look: ExtremeRate Nintendo Switch Back Plate and Joy-Con Shells

Remember the cool see-through cases from the 90s? Tap into some of that radical energy with the ExtremeRate Nintendo Switch Back Plate and Joy-Con Shells, an excellent high-quality shell for both your Switch and your Joy-Cons.

$30 at Amazon
Zengrip Pro Slim Bundle, Tropical Edition, and Ice Edition

An affordable controller: Satisfye ZenGrip Pro

I love playing my Switch in handheld mode, but if you find yourself wishing you had a better grip on your system, look no further than the Satisfye ZenGrip Pro.

$26 at Amazon
Homespot Bluetooth Transmitter

Bring Bluetooth to your Switch: HomeSpot Bluetooth Transmitter

Another essential piece of gear for the Switch. If you plan on using wireless headphones while playing in handheld mode or docked, you'll want the Homespot Bluetooth Transmitter to capture all of your game's audio.

$30 at Amazon

Game on!

There is a whole wide world of accessories out there for your Nintendo Switch. Getting the stuff you need to make your Switch experience more comfortable will make your gaming life just a little bit better!

We can't live without the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller because it feels more like a traditional console controller than the Joy-Cons. It's incredibly comfy to use, even for several hours at a time, and the battery lasts forever.

For traveling, we like to be minimal. The tomtoc Ultra Slim Case is our favorite for its slender profile, yet it's also very protective. The card sleeve in the middle means you can carry plenty of games to keep you entertained while on the go. And of course, we can't go without the amFilm tempered glass screen protector because it's barely noticeable, easy to install, and keeps your Switch's in perfect condition.

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