When you've got your Nintendo Switch in the dock and connected to the TV, you can game for hours without worrying about battery drain. But if you're playing in tablet mode, you're going to drain the device's power first and run the risk of losing progress. Luckily, you've got some options. These are the best Nintendo Switch stands to let you play comfortably while charging.
Multiple viewing angles
The Lamicall adjustable stand for the Nintendo Switch is an incredible stand that is easily portable. With two movable areas and rubber cushions to keep your Switch in place, it's a way to keep your Switch in place. It's easy to charge your Switch, as well, with loads of room between the surface and your Switch. This foldable, pocket-size stand is great for when you want to play on the go or at a friend's house.
Pokémon fanatics will want to pick up this Poké Ball-shaped charging stand compatible with the Switch or Switch Lite. A non-slip rubber ring at the bottom will keep your device stable while you play, while a soft backrest will keep your screen from getting scratched when you set it up. Like a Poké Ball, it fits in the palm of your hand, making it extremely easy to take on the go. Along with charging your console in about two hours, the stand also protects from overheating or overcharging. It comes with a one-year warranty in case anything goes wrong.
This highly portable stand has three-level settings so you can set the angle of your Switch while having easy access to the charging port. Two prongs will keep the device stable while rubber feet ensure it won't slip off the table. There's even extra space to allow for devices with skins or protectors so you won't have to take them off to play. When you're done, the whole thing folds up small enough to fit in your pocket.
Make it official
HORI has been making officially licensed Nintendo Switch accessories since the console launched. The HORI Compact Nintendo Switch Stand is a perfect stand that you can take with you anywhere. The HORI stand lets you set up your Nintendo Switch at three different viewing angles, and it also folds up entirely flat when it's not in use, making it perfect for storing or traveling with. Plus, it even has rubber grips on the bottom to prevent the stand from sliding around while you're playing.
If you still want to play your Switch in console mode while you're traveling but don't want to haul around the standard dock, Ponkor provides the perfect solution. Their dock is 20% the size of Nintendo's and lets you switch between tablet mode and display on a TV screen with the press of a button. It also features an extra USB 3.0 port so you can plug in a controller or adapter to play a game with friends.
Stand and deliver
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The Nintendo Switch is a fantastic console because it's so easy to take on the go, letting you play the best Nintendo Switch games anywhere. However, if you don't want to strain your wrists while you play, you'll want to pick up one of the best Nintendo Switch stands.
The Lamicall Adjustable Switch Stand will be perfect for most cases since it's a sturdy device that will let you choose a comfortable angle for you. It also works just as well for your iPad or iPhone.
If you want a charging stand that's as stylish as it is functional, pick up the Antank Charging Stand. Shaped like a Poké Ball, it's easy to take on the go and will power up your Switch fast while protecting it from slips, scratches, or overheating.
Another great option is the Ponkor Nintendo Switch Dock since it's essentially a miniature version of the dock that comes with the console, letting you not only prop up and charge the console but play video on a TV. Whichever you choose, these Nintendo Switch stands will help you play longer and more comfortably.
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