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There's never really been a game console quite like the Nintendo Switch, and with that in mind, there are some accessories out there that you might not typically think of. The proper accessories can really enhance your gaming experience. Whether you're gaming on the go or planted on your couch, here are the best accessories for your Nintendo Switch.
- Skip the dock: TNP Type-C to HDMI Adapter for Nintendo Switch
- Look good on the go: Waterfield Switchpack gaming case
- Go pro: Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
- Keep it charged: Nyko Charge Block Pro
- Battery Backpack: OCT17 Battery Charger Case
- Double the joy: Extra Joy-Cons
- Charge them Cons!: Orbeet Joy-Con Charger
- Charge everything!: PowerA Joy-Con & Pro Controller Dock
- Cover that dock: Switch Dock Sock
- Protect the screen: amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector
- Get a grip: MoKo Controller Grip
- Just like a tablet: The hybrid cover
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.
The Switchpack case from Waterfield 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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
This 4-in-1 charger lets you charge two pairs of Joy-Cons when they're running low, making it great for multiperson households. It also has two extra USB ports for charging up Pro Controllers.
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.
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.
A screen protector is a smart move to keep your Switch screen scratch-free and make it smudge-resistant. This one is reasonably priced.
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.
This snap-on folio covers the display when not-in-use and lets you view the console in 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.
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.
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.
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.
HORI's Playstand raises your Switch a few inches above the table and can be adjusted for comfortable viewing angles. There's a cutout at the bottom so you can charge while playing. It folds down and is super portable.
This adapter provides you with an Ethernet port for a wired connection. Because sometimes Wi-Fi just doesn't cut it in those intense Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online matches.
RavPower 26800 holds a huge capacity (26800mAh!) and can take your Switch from fully drained to fully charged about five different times. It can also charge up your Switch while you play.
This hefty little stand is made of metal and has a Nintendo design, like Mario and Zelda. It folds up easily and allows you to get the perfect viewing angle when playing your Switch. It comes with a drawstring bag for carrying.
There is a whole wide world of accessories out there for your Nintendo Switch. Getting the stuff you need to make your Switch experience your own can make your gaming life just a little bit better!
We can't live without the Pro Controller, because it feels more like a traditional console controller than the Joy-Cons, and it's incredibly comfy to use, even for several hours at a time. The battery also lasts forever.
For traveling, we like to be minimal, so the TomToc Ultra Slim Case is our favorite since it has such a slim profile, yet is so protective. And 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 our Switch's in perfect condition. I'm serious! I've had mine on since launch, and it looks as good as the day I bought it.
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