Best Nintendo Switch Accessories iMore 2020
Your Nintendo Switch is going to come with everything you need to jump in and start playing, but there's a lot more to this console. There's never really been a game console quite like this before, and with that in mind, there are some accessories out there that you might not typically think of. Whether you're gaming on the go or planted on your couch, here are the best accessories for your Nintendo Switch.
- Go pro: Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
- Skip the dock: YCCTEAM Nintendo Switch to HDMI Adapter
- Keep it charged: PowerA Charge Block for Pro and Joy-Con
- Battery Backpack: Antank Battery Charger Case
- Double the joy: Extra Joy-Cons
- Charge them Cons!: KINGTOP Joy-Con Charger
- Protect the screen: amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector
- Get a grip: Joy-Con Handles
- Just like a tablet: PowerA hybrid cover
- Travel officially: Official Switch Deluxe Travel Case
- Travel slim: TomToc Ultra Slim Carrying Case
- Card carrying member: HORI Game Card Case
The Switch Pro Controller offers a more comfortable grip for your gaming sessions, a bigger battery, and has built-in NFC support for Amiibo. Don't forget that HD rumble!
This HDMI adapter features a USB-C cable to connect to your Switch. It has a USB-C and USB-A port, and an HDMI port so you can connect all of your needed travel peripherals, including a portable battery pack that doesn't get hot, unlike the original Nintendo dock.
If you have a Pro Controller, you should try out the PowerA. The Pro Controller normally charges over USB-C, but this dock has magnetic pins instead. But what makes this even better is that you can even charge your Joy-Cons too!
This battery case attaches to your Switch and lets you charge it up cable-free. It even allows you to charge up while playing via the USB-C or full-size USB port.
There are plenty of multiplayer games on the Switch, so you should invest in some extra Joy-Cons for guests at gatherings. One set of Joy-Cons means two more controllers for less!
This 4-in-1 charger lets you charge two pairs of Joy-Cons when they're running low, making it great for multiperson households. It also has two extra USB ports for charging up Pro Controllers.
A screen protector is highly recommended to keep your Switch screen scratch-free and make it smudge-resistant. This one is highly rated on Amazon and reasonably priced.
This cover gives you mini versions of the Grip on each Joy-Con. The horizontal design makes it easy to access the L and R buttons, which are essential in a lot of games.
This snap-on folio covers the display when not-in-use and lets you view the console in more angles, thanks to the convenient kickstand mode.
The official Nintendo Switch case stores your Switch with one pair of Joy-Cons. The padded pockets are perfect for protecting the analogue sticks. Plus, a hard plastic game case keeps your game safe.
This minimal case is enough for just the basics. Store your Switch with attached Joy-Cons, and carry along a few games in the protective and padded card sleeve.
This Game Card Case stores up to 24 physical games, keeping them safe from dirt and debris. There are even slots for a few memory cards.
HORI's Playstand raises your Switch a few inches above the table and can be adjusted for comfortable viewing angles. There's a cutout at the bottom so you can charge while playing. It folds down and is super portable.
This adapter provides you with a LAN port for a wired connection. Because sometimes Wi-Fi just doesn't cut it in those intense Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online matches.
Plenty of options
There is a whole wide world of accessories out there for your Nintendo Switch. Getting the stuff you need to make your Switch experience your own can make your gaming life just a little bit better! We can't live without the Pro Controller. It feels more like a traditional console controller than the Joy-Cons, and it's incredibly comfy to use, even for several hours at a time. The battery also lasts forever.
For travelling, we like to be minimal, so the TomToc Ultra Slim Case is our favourite since it has such a slim profile, yet is so protective. Plus, the card sleeve in the middle means you can carry plenty of games to keep you entertained while on-the-go. Of course, we can't go without the amFilm tempered glass screen protector. It's barely noticeable, easy to install, and keeps our Switch in perfect condition.
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