The Nintendo Switch is a great, portable device, but that portability means it's more susceptible to damage. Just moving it in-and-out of its dock can cause scratches on your screen, especially if you aren't placing it in a docking position as carefully as possible. And even when you're not using TV mode to play, carrying your Switch around makes it prone to scratches, scuffs, and drops, especially if it's not in a case. You're going to want to protect that screen with a screen protector, so here are the best ones available that we've found.
The Orzly Tempered glass screen protector is nice and thin at only 0.24mm, and it promises not to interfere with using your Switch Dock or reducing touchscreen sensitivity. The rounded edges help prevent accidental cuts, and with the tempered glass' anti-shatter abilities, you'll never need to worry about hurting yourself while using or applying the protector. You also get two in one pack.
Buy it in bulk
With a scratch-resistant coating, super clear transparency, and thin enough to not interfere with touchscreen capabilities, the iVoler VGuard is a great tempered glass screen protector for your Nintendo Switch. Plus, it's available in a three-pack. So, you can have backups if one cracks, or you can even outfit multiple consoles if you have a household with more than one Switch.
The amFilm Nintendo Switch screen protector is a little thicker than the other glass screen protectors on this list since it clocks in at around 0.3mm, but 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!
Super thin plastic
While the Maxboost screen protector is made out of PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) — a type of plastic — it's the thinnest screen protector you can find. Measuring at only 0.1mm, it absolutely won't interfere with the touchscreen on the Switch, and it even has an oleophobic coating to help prevent fingerprints from sticking to the screen.
Official film protector
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, which means less cleaning required.
A great value
JETech is a pretty good brand when you want quality protection for less. These screen protectors are a bit thicker with 0.33mm measurements, but they're extremely hard and tough like a knife. You'll still get a high response and high transparency, so it's like nothing is there. And it's easy to install, but you get two just in case you mess up or even have multiple Switches in the house!
A screen protector is necessary
The Nintendo Switch screen is made out of plastic, so it's super prone to scratches, scuffs, and other damage. Picking up a screen protector (and preferably the tempered glass king) is necessary to ensure you keep your Nintendo Switch screen as flawless as possible.
The Orzly tempered glass screen protector (opens in new tab) delivers super-thin protection for your Nintendo Switch screen. It also features rounded corners and isn't going to shatter if you accidentally drop your Switch.
Another great option that we like is the amFilm screen protector (opens in new tab) because it's easy to install and is quite durable. And while it's thicker than the others, it doesn't interfere with the touch sensitivity of the Switch itself.
If you prefer to have the thinnest screen protector possible, then you can't go wrong with the Maxboost PET screen protector (opens in new tab). It's the thinnest one mentioned in this collection, so it definitely won't interfere with touch sensitivity, and the oleophobic coating means fewer smudges to clean. What's not to love?
Jen Karner is a VR Specialist with a taste for all of the weird things. She's usually found playing the latest time-waster on her phone or tablet, when she's not wrecking aliens on her PlayStation VR.
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