Best Nintendo Switch Cases that Fit in the Dock iMore 2019

It's important to get a case to protect your Nintendo Switch, but the case options available tend to be a bit too bulky to work with your dock. This can be annoying if you swap between docked and handheld mode pretty often. Thankfully, there are some slim options out there. These slim Nintendo Switch cases won't offer quite as much protection as bulkier options, but they'll be able to slide in and out of your dock while retaining full functionality.

Trusted brand: Nyko Thin Case

Staff Pick

Nyko's Thin Case offers protection for the body of the Switch, your Joy-Cons, and for the screen. You can also remove the Joy-Cons without having to remove the case. Get it in Red/Blue or Clear.

$10 at Amazon

Essential extras: FYOUNG Protective Switch Case

FYOUNG's protective case for the Nintendo Switch does nothing special, save for adding a sliver of protection to your Switch and Joy-Cons. Like the Nyko case, the Joy-Cons can be removed indepdently. Unlike the Nyko case, there are five fun color options to choose from. It also comes with a microfiber cleaning cloth and a glass screen protector.

$12+ at Amazon

Caps included: YOOWA Protective Cover Case

YOOWA's option doesn't do anything differently in the case department, but it does come packaged with eight thumb grip caps to give you a better grip on the Nintendo Switch's thumbsticks.

$12 at Amazon

Grips please!: YOOWA Dockable Case

This case features ergonomic hand grips over the Joy-Cons so you can hold the Switch more comfortably while you play. You can choose between getting a smoky black case or a frosted clear case. The Joy-Cons are easily removable and you still have access to the kickstand.

$12+ at Amazon

Dockable protection: SORZEEN Protective Case

This case is sure to protect your Switch since it's dirt-proof, splash-proof, and drop-proof. The silicone grips give you extra control while playing and make it less likely for the console to slip from your fingers. You can get this colorful red and blue case or a gray case.

$14 at Amazon

Colorful options: Pakesi Case

Alongside a dockable case, you get two thumb grip caps, as well as a tempered glass screen protector to keep your Switch safe from scratches and bumps. There are six colors to choose from so you can find the look you like best.

$12+ at Amazon

Case in point

Unfortunately, the list of slim cases for the Nintendo Switch still isn't very long, but companies are making more every passing year. We've taken a look at all of the cases on the market and have determined which ones offer the most protection and convenience while still being able to dock.

The Nyko Thin Case should offer everything you need. It's simple design and will keep your console and Joy-Cons protected without costing too much. If you want to have more fun with the colors you can pay a bit more for FYOUNG's offerings, which also come with a cleaning cloth and a glass screen protector.

If you're really wanting something that can protect your Switch better, we recommend the SORZEEN Protective Case. In addition to matching your Joy-Con colors, this case has really sturdy silicone hand grips and provides more protection than other dockable cases.

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