The Nintendo Switch going in-and-out of its dock can cause scratches on your screen, especially if you aren't placing it in docking position as carefully as possible. Even when you're not using TV mode to play, carrying your Switch around makes it prone to scratches, scuffs, and drops, more than ever. You're going to want to protect that screen with a screen protector; here are the best ones available.

Film Screen Protectors

Tempered Glass Screen Protectors

Film Screen Protectors

Nintendo Switch Official Screen Protection Kit

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Officially licensed by Nintendo itself, the Nintendo Switch Official Screen Protection Kit comes with everything you need to keep your screen safe.

The film is cut precisely to the right specifications to ensure all the functionality of the Switch remains uncompromised. Plus, the thin film also has an anti-fingerprint coating, meaning you'll be cleaning the screen a lot less.

You can pick one up for about $8.

Orzly Nintendo Switch screen protector

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If you've ever used a film screen protector for another device, you know that eventually, you'll need to replace them; Orzly has you covered.

For $5, the Orzly Nintendo Switch screen protector comes with five separate film protectors, so when it comes time to replace them you have plenty of backups. Plus, it even ships with an applicator, cleaning cloth, and clear instructions for ease of installation.

Tempered Glass Screen Protectors

CaseBase Switch screen protector

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The CaseBase Switch screen protector is made out of tempered glass to give your Nintendo Switch the best damage prevention possible, and will only cost you $9.

At only 0.24mm thick, with the CaseBase protector, you should have to worry about any reduction of the touchscreen sensitivity. Plus, because it's tempered glass if it ever does break it won't break off into giant sharp pieces that can cut you.

Orzly tempered glass screen protector

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The Orzly Tempered glass screen protector is nice and thin — 0.24mm — and promises not to interfere with using your Switch Dock or reducing touchscreen sensitivity.

With rounded edges to prevent accidental cuts and tempered glass' anti-shatter abilities, you'll never need to worry about hurting yourself while using or applying the protector. Plus, you won't have to freak out if you do manage to break one because Orzly gives you two screen protectors for about $8.

amFilm Nintendo Switch screen protector

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The amFilm Nintendo Switch screen protector is a little thicker than the other glass screen protectors on this list, clocking in at around 0.3mm, so it should stand up to the toughest of scratches. Plus, it ships with two protectors in the box, so you have a backup just in case of emergencies!

This screen protector is very popular. It currently holds five-star rating on Amazon and if you take a gander at the reviews, people are in love with it. For only $9, the amFilm Nintendo Switch screen protector is reasonable and reliable.

Anker GlassGuard Premium

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Anker makes a bunch of our favorite accessories, and its Nintendo Switch screen protectors are no exception. With a 9H hardness rating, your screen will be well protected in the hands of this tempered glass, and it is 99.99% transparent, so you'll hardly know it is there. At just 0.3mm thin, the glass enables your fingers to move easily over it, and the install process is dead simple.

Like some of the other options, this is a two-pack of protectors. At under $10, these protectors have a 4.9-star rating at Amazon with just under 100 reviews.

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Updated May 2018: These are still our favorite screen protectors for your Nintendo Switch.

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