Gamers rejoice! The best Nintendo Switch accessories can take your gaming experience to a whole new level. If you have a Switch already, then you know just how much fun it can be, whether you’re playing in docked mode or handheld mode. However, unlike most gaming systems, the console doesn’t come with everything right out of the box. If you really want the full experience, you’ll need to augment your Switch with some snappy accessories.
This list of the best Nintendo Switch accessories includes everything from cases, to controllers, headsets, portable chargers, and various other adapters to make your Switch experience more enjoyable. Ready player one?
Best Switch Accessories 2020
There are so many accessories out there for the Switch that it’s hard to say which are the best. For example, if you don’t mind using your fingers to operate the console’s touch screen, the AccuPoint Active Stylus probably won’t do you any good. If you play a lot of long, immersive games, the Pro Controller might be more up your alley or the PowerA Switch Car Charger for charging on the road. Ultimately, the accessories depend on the type of gamer you are. But the accessories below can come in handy no matter what kind of gamer you are.
AmFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector
$8 AT AMAZON
This is a must-have accessory for added protection. Let’s be real; you’re going to take your console with you on the go at some point. When you do, the chances that the screen will scratch are very high. This screen protector doesn’t bubble and shields your screen from the Switch TV Dock, which some owners have reported has scratched their displays.
PowerA Joy-Con & Pro Controller Charging Dock
$25 AT AMAZON
The only way to charge your Joy-Con controllers is by putting them back onto the Switch, and the Pro controller requires a USB-C cord. The durable Joy-Con & Pro Controller Charging Dock from PowerA will charge them all at once. The perfect accessory for more effortless charging.
SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless
$100 AT BEST BUY
If you don’t plan on utilizing Nintendo’s phone-based chat app, the SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless is a more amenable headset to obtain, and one of our favorite picks. It connects with a wireless dongle and runs with almost any device that has a USB-C port. The best part? It provides deep, atmospheric sound and pairs well with the Switch. Just plug in the dongle and start pairing.
Orzly Switch Screen Cover Stand
$12 AT AMAZON
If you’re looking for a nice cover and stand, The Orzly Switch Screen Cover Stand is your best bet. We’ve found it helpful, especially when traveling. The cover shields your screen and the console, and it works so much better than the built-in kickstand if you want to play it on a surface or tray. The only downside is that it tends to move around a bit, but overall is a great, handy accessory.
Orzly Carry Case
$15 AT AMAZON
If you’re a traveling gamer, you need the Orzly Carry Nintendo Switch Case. It makes carrying everything so much easier, and it’s ideal for keeping your games and other accessories more organized. We highly recommend this Orzly case as it holds extra games, cables, and even controllers in one orderly set.
PowerA Switch Car Charger
$10 AT AMAZON
When you’re on the road with a rental and need to charge, sometimes there’s no alternative but a good old cigarette-lighter charging adapter. Introducing the PowerA Switch Car Charger for fueling on the road. This USB-C car charger is 6 feet long, so you can play and charge while chilling in the backseat.
RAVPower Portable USB-C Battery
$60 AT AMAZON
Charging while playing? This RAVPower USB-C battery can charge your Switch while you play it, making it a must-have accessory for Switch users. It puts out a staggering 30 W, using the USB Power Delivery standard that the Switch requires. The extra USB ports on this portable battery also allow you to charge everything from phones, tablets, and other tech pieces.
Picking the best Nintendo Switch accessories comes down entirely to your specific gaming needs. There is no single essential Switch accessory. Our one big recommendation for every Switch user would be a good travel case, but even that’s negotiable if you don’t travel with your Switch that often.