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: The 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.

$20 at Amazon
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!

Blue and Neon Yellow Joy-Cons

Double the joy: Nintendo Blue/ Neon Yellow Joy-Con (L-R) - Switch

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!

Powera Charging Dock

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

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.

$36 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.

$6 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.

Tomtoc Carrying case

Travel slim: Tomtoc Ultra Slim Carrying Case for Nintendo Switch

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.

From $14 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
Hori Play Stand

Raise it up: Officially Licensed Hori Compact Playstand

The raised position allows you to charge your device while you're playing, and the sturdy rubber bottom will keep it steady. The dock also folds up so it won't take up much space in your bag. It's simple but very effective.

Ethernet Adapter

Get wired: HORI Wired Internet LAN Adapter for Nintendo Switch

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.

$29 at Amazon
Anker Powercore

Charged up!: Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger

The Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger 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.

$70 at Amazon
SanDisk 256GB microSD Card

Expand that storage: SanDisk Ultra microSDXC Memory Card

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!

$34 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.

Steel Series Arctis

Listen up: Steelseries Arctis 1 Wireless Gaming Headset

The Steelseries Arctis 1 Wireless Headset is 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 make 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.

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.

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.

$31 at Amazon
Zengrip Pro Slim Bundle, Tropical Edition, and Ice Edition

Grip it: 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.

$31 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.

$18 at Amazon
Hori Mario Kart Racing Wheel Pro Deluxe Switch

Step on it: Nintendo Switch Mario Kart Racing Wheel Pro Deluxe by HORI

Bring your racing games a step closer to reality with this officially licensed pro racing wheel by HORI. The strong suction cups on the bottom help to keep the wheel in place when the turns get tight, and you get your own pedal to push to the metal.

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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