The Joy-Cons are the controllers that come with the Nintendo Switch and can be charged when connected to the Switch console on the dock or by a USB-C cable. However, with all of the color options available for additional Joy-Cons, many players have taken to having multiple sets of these controllers. Some have taken to playing with the Pro Controller instead of the Joy-Cons for a more familiar grip. With more than one controller, you'll want a charging station to keep them all efficiently charged and ready with one of the best Nintendo Switch controller chargers listed here.
For those who display their Switch console, the PowerA charger visually matches the dock, so you won't have any conflicting aesthetics. It's also officially licensed by Nintendo. This stand can hold two pairs of Joy-Cons.
Charge with style
Show off your individual Joy-Con colors with this square design that holds one Joy-Con per side. Get a full charge within 3 hours.
Not just basic
Get a different look with this station from Amazon Basics that holds the Joy-Cons from the bottom instead of the side, as most of them do. It can fit two pairs of Joy-Cons and has a charging indicator light: red when charging and green when charged.
If you have both Joy-Cons and a Pro Controller, this Nintendo licensed PowerA dock has a space for both! It's a compact way to show off your controllers.
For a dock that adjusts to your needs and is as versatile as your console, choose the FastSnail dock. The back of the dock holds a pair of Joy-Cons, and the front can either hold another pair, a Pro Controller, or your actual console. Choose from one of three colors.
See how each controller is charging with the LED screen that color changes when your controller is ready. The screen has a separate monitor for each of the four Joy-Cons as well as the Pro Controller.
If you don't want an additional station, this charger attaches to your Switch dock. The Joy-Cons will sit in the front of the base and save your space.
If Joy-Cons aren't your thing and you just need a place to charge your Pro Controllers, this is a simple charger that will hold two controllers. It's just enough space for the controllers, not too much space or extras.
Charge it all at once
For double the controllers without taking up double the space, this FunDirect charger is it. Two pairs of Joy-Cons and two Pro Controllers will fit all at once, but you cannot charge third-party controllers on this dock. They must be the official Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers.
You have the power
Whether you play with the Joy-Cons and collect all the colors, or you prefer the traditional controller feel and have picked up a Pro Controller or two, or a combination of the two, there is a charging station for you. To get something officially licensed, if third party makes you hesitant, we recommend the PowerA Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charger and Joy-Con & Pro Controller Charging Dock options, depending on what kind of controllers you're looking to use. But for an affordable and compact alternative for charging your Pro Controllers, the YOOWA Pro Controller Charger is simple and holds two controllers.
From Joy-Cons only to Pro Controllers to everything in between, these are all great options sure to fit your wants and needs for the perfect charging station. No matter which one you choose, your controllers will be juiced up and ready to go in no time!
Alex has been working with iMore as a Freelance Gaming Writer for three years. You can also find a few articles of hers on Android Central and Windows Central. She regularly covers Nintendo Switch games and accessories as well as iOS game apps. In addition to the Nintendo Switch, you may also find her playing on the PlayStation and PC. When she doesn’t have a controller in hand she likes to spend her time with her husband, son, and dogs, exploring new places, or hiding away with a book (or comic book). A few of her favorite games include the Zelda franchise, Little Nightmares, and Animal Crossing.