Making an awesome console even better.
Last updated: January 2018
So you’re one of the lucky gamers to get your hands on a Nintendo Switch. Like any other new gaming setup, you’ll probably want to grab some accessories to go along with it. Whether it’s a case, controller, or stand, you’ll find that just the right addition can make your Switch setup more complete.
Even with the Switch being a relatively new gadget, there are plenty of excellent add-ons that enhance and supplement the experience. Here are some of the best accessories you can get right now to elevate your Switch experience.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
The Switch Pro Controller is a fantastic traditional controller – any gamer that plays a lot of docked Switch games on their TV should strongly consider picking one up. Like the pack-in Joy-Con controller, it includes an NFC chip to use with Nintendo’s Amiibo as well as a share button, so there’s no lost functionality. At $70 it’s on the expensive side for a standard controller, but it’s an excellent pick for anyone looking for a reliable second controller.
Mumba Nintendo Switch Case
If you’re going to be taking your Switch on the go (and who isn’t?) then you probably want a good case to keep it protected. The Mumba Nintendo Switch case is a sturdy, rubber case that has a good grip to minimize the chance you’ll drop it. And should the unthinkable happen, the bumper is made of shock-handling thermoplastic polyurethane to keep your baby safe.
Antank Portable Switch Battery Case
One of the core benefits of the Nintendo Switch is that it’s a portable system. Of course, that means you’ll be battling against that most formidable of enemies – battery life. The Antank Portable Switch Battery case offers 6500mAh of additional charging power, which more than doubles your on-the-go play time without adding an overly significant amount of bulk or weight. It strikes the right balance between battery capacity and portability. Also, this case has enough durability that it will add in some extra protection for your Switch.
Fyoung Dock and Charger Extender
This is a simple add-on that many gamers won’t need, but solves a very specific problem for certain Switch owners. This USB-C charging cable from Fyoung is over three feet in length, which may give you ample length to reach your connection. Its main benefit is it lets you “dock” your Switch and use it with your TV without it getting hot in the dock, but can also be used for transferring data to your Switch too. It’s just a cable, but it works quite well.
amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector
If you protect your smartphone screen, think about doing the same for your Nintendo Switch. The amFilm tempered glass screen protector offers 99.9 percent screen transparency, so there should be no interference to your view while you dive into the latest Zelda quest. It’s cheap and effective.
Nintendo Joy-Con Wheel
It’s nowhere near the control you get with a full-blown racing wheel, but the Joy-Con Wheel gives you a more hands-on approach to Mario Kart or other racing games, which is wonderful if your Switch is often being played by younger gamers. This set includes two wheels, so you can get right to the track with a friend or family member.
Cubevit Nintendo Switch Stand
This is another Switch accessory that won’t be useful for many gamers, but very effectively solves a very specific problem. Don’t prop up your Nintendo Switch against a vase or another unsuitable piece of furniture. This stand will put your Switch at just the right angle for long hours of undocked gameplay. It has lots of rubber pads, prongs, and other anti-slip features to ensure it’s held in place well.