Best USB-C Cables for Nintendo Switch iMore 2021

Do you like to play your Nintendo Switch on the go and don't always have the time to keep it docked? Are you confused as to what cable to buy? Using a USB-C to USB-C cable is undoubtedly the safest way to charge your Nintendo Switch, but most battery packs do not have this option included yet so what about using a much more common USB-C to USB-A cable? According to the Official Japanese Nintendo Website using a USB-C to USB-A cable is fine as long as it has a 56k resistor included.

Anker PowerLine+ C

Connect directly: Anker Powerline+ C to C Cable

Staff pick

This 1.8m USB-C to C cable is your best bet when it comes to safely and swiftly charging your Nintendo Switch. Available in black or red, this premium cable comes with an adjustable pouch and a lifetime warranty.

£11 at Amazon
Amazon Basics USB-C to USB-A Cable

Basic but effective: Amazon Basics USB-C to USB-C cable

This 1.8m no-frills USB-C to C cable from Amazon comes in multiple lengths, all the way up to 2.7m long. Choose from either black or white; this slim and discreet cable will get the job done.

£7 at Amazon
Anker USB-C to USB-A Cable

Use it with anything: Anker USB-C to USB-A cable

This cable is another quality offering from Anker, this time with a USB-C to USB-A cable that has a reinforced neck for extra durability. This cable will also work with any slightly older battery packs that only have a USB-A output.

£7 at Amazon
Gritin USB-C to USB-A cable

Save money: Gritin USB-C to USB-A cable

This budget nylon braided offering from Gritin will not leave you disappointed; it has been engineered for durability. It is fast in terms of both charging and data transfer speeds, as a bonus, it also comes with a lifetime warranty.

£5 at Amazon
UNBREAKable USB-C to USB-A cable

Strong and sturdy: UNBREAKable USB-C to USB-A cable

This cable from UNBREAKable has been tested to withstand 10,000 plug-in tests. It should also be able to withstand loads of up to 15kg, so even if you have a pet who likes to jump on your cables, this cable should hopefully be able to withstand any pet-related onslaught that is thrown at it.

£7 at Amazon

Don't leave home without it

The best option is the Anker Powerline+ C to C Cable as this provides a direct USB-C to USB-C connector which is undoubtedly the future, not to mention the best method of charging your Nintendo Switch. Looking for something similar but a bit cheaper? Then the Amazon Basics USB-C to USB-C cable should sort you out.

If you are looking for the cost-conscious option then look no further than this offering from Gritin USB-C to USB-A cable. It will do the job perfectly well without putting a dent in your bank balance in the process. The Anker USB-C to USB-A cable is also a solid choice as they both include the resistor that make charging your Nintendo Switch via a USB-C to A-type cable safe.

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