Best Accessories For The Nintendo Switch Enthusiast
One of the most endearing traits of the Nintendo Switch is its portability, which means it’s super important to invest in only the best accessories so you can get the most out of your experience. Make sure you’re prepared for all the fun adventures that lay ahead by stocking up on these sweet little additions to your new hybrid console.
Carrying Case and Screen Protector
The very first accessories you’re going to need for your Switch is a carrying case and screen protector. Especially since the portability of this console is sure to put it at a higher risk of being dropped and potentially damaged. With this case and screen protector combo, you’re sure to be prepared for any accidents that may happen during transportation.
Get the Nintendo Switch Carrying Case and Screen protector on Amazon.
Zelda Chat Earbuds
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Joy-Con Wheel Pair
Although this accessory won't be available until the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch (April 28th, 2017), you can still get an edge up on the competition by pre-ordering it now. The picture is slightly deceiving, as the steering wheel duo doesn't come equipped with Joy-Con controllers. Despite this, it's still a really cool addition to any Mario Kart pro's collection.
Get the Joy-Con Wheel Pair on Amazon.
Premium Console Case
Some of us prefer to buy our accessories separately because we enjoy the freedom of picking out exactly what we want. If you’re looking into buying a carrying case for your Switch, this officially licensed Nintendo carrying case is the most affordable solution. It also comes in three different variations including dark gray, Super Mario, and Legend of Zelda themes.
Get the Nintendo Switch Premium Console Case on Amazon.
Screen Protection Kit
We all know there’s more to protecting your screen than buying a simple screen protector. After reviewing all of the things this screen protection kit comes with, we feel it definitely checks out. Not only is this kit affordable, it also comes with a cleaning cloth and an applicator. Plus, it's fingerprint resistant, so letting your little brother or sister play with your Switch won't be such a huge deal.
Get the Nintendo Switch Screen Protection Kit on Amazon.
Hori Premium Protective Filter
This is the best Nintendo Switch screen protector money can buy and comes in two variations: standard and premium. If you're really trying to keep your Switch safe from the hazards of the outside world, check out the premium version of this accessory, as it provides a thicker filter for those who might be a little more clumsy with their portable devices.
Get the Hori Protective Filter on Amazon.
Zelda Screen Protection Kit (Collector’s Edition)
If you’re someone who likes to add some flair to their accessories, check out this awesome Breath of the Wild screen protector and skin kit. It's a collector's edition of the very first game to come out for the Switch. Definitely for gamers who want to dress up their hybrid console and its hub in only the best Hylian attire available!
Get the Nintendo Switch Zelda Screen Protection Kit on Amazon.
Nintendo Switch Starter Kit
This starter kit comes with just about everything you’ll need to carry your games and play your Switch on the go. On top of the screen protector and ornate carrying case, you’ll get some matching Joy-Con guards, ear buds, and cushiony thumb caps. We can guarantee that showing up with this will make your friends incredibly jealous. Make sure to check out the different variations of it!
Get the Nintendo Switch Starter Kit on Amazon.
Joy-Con Charging Grip
For gamers who want to charge their controller while they play, the Joy-Con charging grip is a must-have accessory. Overall, the grip is a great addition to any Switch gamer's collection, since there are benefits to playing with a more traditional style controller and honestly, who wants to stop gaming simply to charge their controller? That's just plain annoying.
Get the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Grip on Amazon.
The Pro Controller is perfect for gamers who want to play competitively or simply want a controller that will better accommodate their hands. While the Joy-Cons are cool, some players have a difficult time navigating around the small buttons and analog sticks. The Pro Controller offers the perfect solution.
Get the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller on Amazon.
Hori Game Card Case
If you're someone who owns a 3DS or any of its previous iterations, then you're well aware of the game cartridge struggle. Keeping game cards organized and in a safe place where you won't lose them is super important, and this game card case is the best accessory for that problem.
Get the Hori Game Card Case on Amazon.
Breath of the Wild Hori Game Card Case
Some of us want a game card case with a little style, and if you're a Zelda fan, we've found the best accessory for you. Store and carry your game cards in this Breath of the Wild-themed carrier capable of fitting up to 24 cards in it at any given time.
Get the Breath of the Wild Hori Game Card Case on Amazon.
Hori Compact PlayStand
We know what it's like to try and balance your phone or tablet against a surface to get a better view. If you're looking for a good, compact solution to that problem, this PlayStand from Hori is perfect. Taking this baby with you is no problem at all, as it can break down and fit in just about any case.
Get the Hori Compact PlayStand on Amazon.
Hori High-Speed Car Charger
Although the Nintendo Switch has an impressive 3-6 hour battery life, a car charger is a must if you plan on taking it with you everywhere. Sometimes we forget to put our portable consoles back on the charging dock and this accessory makes that perfectly okay! Charge your Switch as your driving to a friend's house and you're sure to have enough juice to play.
Get the Hori High-Speed Car Charger on Amazon.
Hori Wired Internet LAN Adapter
Some of us don't have the best wi-fi connection and some of us just prefer to be hardwired to our internet because, well... it's better. Unfortunately, the Switch doesn't come with a built-in ethernet connector, so if you're someone who prefers a consistent internet connection, you'll want to invest in one of these.
Get the Hori Wired Internet Lan Adapter on Amazon.
With the launch of Nintendo Switch, we're sure to see an increase in awesome accessories we know you'll be interested in checking out. Be sure to check back, as we're constantly updating this article with all the best ones we can find. Let us know in the comments what cool accessories you'll be grabbing for your Nintendo Switch.