So, you've got yourself the Nintendo Switch OLED. Congratulations! Now that you have that fresh OLED screen, you might find yourself wondering how to keep your new gaming system looking good for as long as possible. Since you'll likely be going handheld to capitalize on that OLED screen, here are a few ideas for special grips that will keep the Switch comfortably in your hands for those long gaming sessions.
Dat bundle tho
Skull & Co.'s GripCase Bundle looks like a slender piece of plastic — and on the surface, it's rather simplistic. However, the bundle is what makes it a worthwhile purchase. The bundle comes with multiple grips that snap into place. Couple that with a carrying case that holds the Switch OLED in the grip along with ten games, and you have a package that's hard to turn down. Plus, you can choose between various colorways to match your Switch. How cool is that?
It fits in the dock!
This Benazcap Dockable Case is a quick and easy solution to your Switch OLED grip needs. It fits neatly in the Switch OLED's dock, allowing you to charge the device without having to disconnect the grip every single time. It also lets you use the kickstand should you decide to play tabletop instead. This is a solid option if you don't need a lot of bells and whistles.
Stylish grips and protection
Want a grip case that also doubles as a screen protector? This fashionable Fintie Flip Case wraps protectively around your display with a detachable magnetic front cover when not in use. It comes in three beautiful design options: A purple galaxy theme, a blue and green marble theme, or a pink and gold marble theme.
This kid-friendly grip doubles as a protective shockproof case made of durable EVA foam that feels great in your hands. It also sports a fun Mario design on the back including the iconic bricks and Question Block. There's even cartridge storage for two games inside the casing. Get it in blue, red, or, black.
This one offers an easy fix for any Switch OLED grip problem, but this one is built a little bit differently. For one thing, it's got shock-absorbent materials around the sides, offering slightly more protection than other cases. It can also stay on during docking or kickstand use — and achieves all of this at a smaller price point. If you're a parent gifting the Switch OLED to your child, this is the grip to check out.
Give your Switch OLED the added protection of a full case while also giving yourself better grips to hold onto. What's more, the Switch OLED can even fit in the dock while this case is in place. This particular design comes in six colors, so you can choose whether you like black, white, red, purple, blue, or clear the most.
Full hand-held comfort
This grip by Satisfye is made so you can hold your entire Nintendo Switch OLED comfortably. Silicone tabs keep the Switch in place without scratching up your system. With the shape this grip adds to the back of your system, it will feel very natural to seasoned gamers, as it's designed to fit like a pro controller. Just slide your Switch inside and start to play!
More than just a grip
In addition to adding some grip to your controllers, the PlayVital AlterGrips add complete protection to your system and even come with joystick and button caps to match. This is a hard shell cover made of shock-absorbent and anti-scratch material and is made so you can remove the Joy-Cons and play in tabletop mode. The case doesn't add too much thickness so you will still be able to dock your system and comes in many different color options.
Grip and store
If you need a grip for your Nintendo Switch OLED but also like to keep your accessories minimal, this may be your best pick. The OIVO not only attaches to the back of the OLED with protective padding in between, but it also has five game slots to bring games along with you. Plus, it also has a kickstand on the back so if you want to remove the Joy-Cons and play in tabletop mode you can. It won't have an ergonomic grip but it can make it easier to play with others on the go or if you're watching videos on your system.
Get a grip!
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Of these, we recommend the Skull & Co. GripCase Bundle the most, as not only is it a great fit for most hand sizes, but the extra grips and other accessories take the biggest and smallest hands into account. The Mumba Dockable Case, another great option, gives your Switch OLED plenty of protection while also providing ergonomic grips for you to hold.
If you're looking for something a little simpler, you can't go wrong with the Trepcrow Protective Case, as it gets the job done with the least impact on your wallet. However, if this is a gift for a younger player, we must reiterate that the Fintie Kids Case's ability to hold games inside makes it perfect for the kid who can't decide which game they want to take on the trip with them.
The most important thing with these grips is your comfort, so try all of these on your Switch OLED and see which one is the best fit in your hands. Once you've found the perfect match, it will quickly become as inseparable from your Switch as the charger, carrying case, and the memory cards we all had to buy to expand the memory.
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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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