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Your Nintendo Switch is going to come with everything you need to jump in and start playing, whether you're connected to a television or playing mobile, but there's a lot more to this console. There's never really been a game console quite like this before, and with that in mind, there are some accessories out there that you might not normally think of. 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 Nintendo Switch to HDMI Adapter

This HDMI adapter features a USB-C cable to connect to your Switch, a USB-C and USB-A port, and an HDMI port so you can connect all of your needed travel peripherals, including a portable battery pack.

$21 at Amazon

Look good on the go: Waterfield Switchpack gaming case

The Arcade Gaming 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.

$129 at SF Bags

Go pro: Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

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

$57 at Amazon

Keep it charged: Nyko Charge Block Pro

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!

$20 at Amazon

Battery Backpack: OCT17 Battery Charger Case

This battery case attaches to your Switch and lets you charge it up cable-free. It even allows you to charge up while playing via the USB-C or full size USB port.

$30 at Amazon

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!

$67 at Amazon

Charge them Cons!: Orbeet Joy-Con Charger

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.

$11 at Amazon

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

This charging station lets you charge all of your controllers together, so it's less to keep track of. There are even Nintendo-themed designs for slightly more.

$15 at Amazon

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

Protect the screen: amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector

A screen protector is highly recommended to keep your Switch screen scratch-free and make it smudge-resistant. This one is highly rated on Amazon and reasonably priced.

$8 at Amazon

Get a grip: Joy-Con Handles

This cover gives you mini versions of the Grip on each Joy-Con. The horizontal design makes it easy to access the L and R buttons, which are important in a lot of games.

$14 at Amazon

Just like a tablet: The hybrid cover

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.

$14 at Amazon

Travel officially: Official Switch Deluxe Travel Case

The official Nintendo Switch case stores your Switch with one pair of Joy-Cons. The padded pockets are for storage and protecting the analog sticks. A hard plastic game case keeps your physical games safe.

$18 at Amazon

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.

$21 at Amazon

Card carrying member: Game Card Case

This Game Card Case stores up to 24 physical copies of games, keepign them safe from dirt and debris. There are even slots for a few memory cards.

$10 at Amazon

Raise it up: Hori Compact Playstand

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.

$13 at Amazon

Get wired: Nintendo Ethernet Adapter

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.

$28 at Amazon

Charged up!: RavPower 26800

RavPower 26800 holds a huge capacity (26800mAh!) and can take your Switch from fully drained to fully charged about five different times.

$76 at Amazon

Plenty of options

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!

Personally, 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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