Best Nintendo Switch cases that fit in the dock 2023

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. 

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. 

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend. 

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