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. They won't offer quite as much protection as bulkier protective cases, but these are the best dockable Nintendo Switch cases that let you slide the console in and out of your dock while retaining full TV mode functionality.
Note: These cases only work for the Nintendo Switch. They are too small to be used for Switch OLED cases and are incompatible with Switch Lite.
This protective bundle not only gives you a dockable case with some of the best grips but also includes an awesome carrying case with plenty of storage. The grips can be traded out for different sizes, and you can choose nine different colors.
This soft TPU material easily wraps around your Switch and Joy-Con halves to provide subtle-yet-reliable protection. It also comes with a screen protector to keep that display nice and scratch-free.
This heavy-duty, slim case will protect your Switch from drops, scratches, dust — the works! It is made for an easy grip in handheld mode and easy Joy-Con removal for playing while docked without removing the entire case. Choose from four different colors.
Meneea's kit offers protection for the Nintendo Switch body, your Joy-Con, and the screen. You can also remove the Joy-Con without having to remove the case. There are a few color options to choose from.
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This case cover makes an adorable and convenient protector with its calming pastel green and adorable island imagery. You'll still be able to remove the Joy-Con, use the kickstand, and dock your Switch while it's in place.
I prefer cases that offer better grips for the Joy-Con, and the PZOZ Dockable Case is perfect for that. The backing is see-through, so you can still see the Nintendo logo, and the Joy-Con can be easily removed when necessary.
This adorable case cover features cute strawberry, cake, and bear designs on a soft, pink background. Slip the three separate pieces over your Joy-Con halves and the main display for dockable protection.
This vibrant casing transitions from bright orange to rich rust and is sure to protect your Switch while showing it off. It also comes with two thumb grips, each with a little kitty paw. There are also several other color options available.
Alongside a dockable case, you get six thumb grip caps, as well as a tempered glass screen protector to keep your Switch safe from scratches and bumps. There are four colors to choose from so you can find the look you like best.
Shielded in and out of the Switch Dock
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We've taken a look at all of the dockable Nintendo Switch cases on the market and have determined which ones offer the most protection and convenience while still being able to function in TV mode. If nothing here caught your eye, you might want to check out the best Nintendo Switch carrying cases.
If you really want something that can protect your Switch better, we recommend the Mumba Dockable Case. In addition to your choice of four colors, this case has comfortable hand grips and provides more protection than other dockable cases.
Looking for something a little simpler? The HEYSTOP Switch TPU Case should offer everything you need. It's a simple design and will keep your console and Joy-Con protected without costing too much.
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