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Although the Nintendo Switch comes with a lot of accessories to get you started, like controller wrist straps and a Joy-Con holder, it doesn’t come with other important accessories to help you get the most out of the gaming console.
From gaming headsets to travel docks, we rounded up the best Nintendo Switch accessories from Amazon that may get you an advantage, get you more comfortable when you’re playing games, or can protect the console from scratches, dings, dents and scuffs.
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Scroll down for the best Nintendo Switch accessories, below:
BEST JOY-CON ALTERNATIVES
Hori Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro
Let’s face it: The Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons aren’t really grippy to use, especially for long hours of gaming. However, the Hori Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro attaches to the console for a more comfortable experience. It actually has a proper D-Pad on it instead of four directional dots like the Nintendo Switch.
BEST PRO CONTROLLER
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
Although the Nintendo Switch comes with a Joy-Con holder when gaming in dock mode, it’s not comfortable to use. The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is traditional and more enjoyable to use, while it still has the same motion features as two Joy-Cons. It even has a real D-Pad on its front.
BEST WIRED CONTROLLER
PowerA Enhanced Nintendo Switch Controller Wired
For a fun wired gaming experience, the PowerA Enhanced Nintendo Switch Controller Wired is preferable, namely for its clicky and fluid functions, as well as its lively designs. PowerA has controllers with Mario and friends (pictured above), Link from The Legend of Zelda, Tom Nook from Animal Crossing, Samus from Metroid and much more.
BEST GAMING HEADSET FOR BEGINNERS
PDP Gaming LVL40 Airlite Stereo Headset
If you’re planning on picking up a Nintendo Switch for a kid, or you’re a first-time gamer yourself, the PDP Gaming LVL40 Airlite Stereo Headset is a good fit. It matches the Nintendo Switch’s red and blue design, while it has excellent audio for immersive gaming. The headset also has a microphone attached to better coordinate your friends and family when playing online multiplayer games.
BEST TRAVEL DOCK
Portable Nintendo Switch Dock
Although the Nintendo Switch is a portable handheld gaming console, its included dock for playing on a TV is not so travel-friendly. However, this Portable Nintendo Switch Dock from Purbhe is compact, lightweight and pocketable. It also has a USB-C cable attached to plug into the console, as well as USB-A, HDMI out and USB-C ports to plug into a TV in a hotel room or at your friend’s home.
BEST CARRYING CASE
ivoler Carrying Storage Case
The Nintendo Switch doesn’t come with a carrying case, so if you’re going to pick one up, then we recommend the ivoler Carrying Storage Case. It can fit just about everything for the Nintendo Switch, including the console itself, its dock, a pro controller, two Joy-Con controllers, a battery pack, up to 18 game cartridges and more. It comes with a shoulder strap for portability, while it’s also a hard protective case that will keep your console safe and secure from accidental drops.
BEST SCREEN PROTECTOR
ivoler Tempered Glass Screen
The Nintendo Switch’s display, especially the OLED model, is one of its key elements. It’s important to protect it from wear-and-tear to keep the console running its best. Protect the display with the ivoler Tempered Glass Screen (four-pack). It’s super thin at 0.3mm thickness, while it’s durable to protect against scratches, cracks and other mishaps.
BEST WIRELESS GAMING HEADSET
SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless Gaming Headset
The SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless Gaming Headset is ideal for a premium audio experience. It has two cushy and thick earpads and noise-canceling setting for isolating game audio from the outside world, while it connects seamlessly with your Nintendo Switch via Bluetooth. It even has a detachable microphone for clarity when playing with friends online.
BEST PROTECTIVE CASE
Xcitifun Protective Shell
After more than seven years in service, the Nintendo Switch may start to look tired and boring. However, you can jazz it up with the Xcitifun Protective Shell. Not only does it protect the gaming console from wear and tear, but it also spruces it up with colorful shells and Nintendo characters — including Pikachu (pictured above), Kirby, Mario & Luigi and more.
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