If you just bought a Nintendo Switch for either yourself or a loved one, your next step should be to look at accessories.
Nintendo's portable console comes with a few goodies inside the box, but there's a whole ecosystem of first- and third-party add-ons available that'll provide the Switch with added protection, more juice for playtime, and expanded functionality. From cases to adaptors, here are the must-have accessories for your Switch. Most of them are super cheap, and all of them have exceptional reviews.
Best Nintendo Switch accessories
amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector
Many people love glass screen protectors. If you're one of them, consider getting this protector for your Switch. It is clear, bubble-free, and scratch-resistant. Two protectors come in the box, however, just in case you need a spare.
128GB Samsung Evo Select
If you own a Switch, you need a microSD card for storage. This one has super fast random-read speeds, and it's not crazy expensive.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
The Switch Pro Controller is a lot like the Xbox One controller in terms of shape, and it supports motion controls and Amiibo scanning. It's perfect if you're a gamer who tends to use the Switch for long sessions.
You might find, like us, that as portable as the Switch is you don't want to bring the docking station with you on the off chance you find a TV. This diminutive little docking system allows you to hook up to displays without the full dock, and is a great way to save space if you're travelling.
PowerA Joy-Con Comfort Grip
The PowerA Comfort Grip converts your Joy-Cons into a typical controller. It's large, ergonomic, and easier to grip than the Switch's own one.
SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless
These cans not only sound great, but are pretty much the best choice when it comes to Switch audio, for one simple reason. They come with a wireless dongle that slots into your Switch's USB-C slot to let you game wire-free. That's worth the price of entry.
Nintendo Joy-Con Wheel
If you want to steer with tilt controls while racing, consider the official Nintendo Joy-Con Wheel. It makes the Joy-Cons easier to hold for wheel-based fun.
Gulikit Route Air Bluetooth Adapter
The SteelSeries headset we showcased is great, but a cheaper route is to pick up this Bluetooth adapter, which lets you pair any Bluetooth headset or earbuds with your Switch. That's true freedom.
FastSnail Joy-Con Grips
The FastSnail grips are pretty basic. They are for those of you who want something more comfortable to hold than the Joy-Cons themselves.
PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock
This dock keeps your controllers charged. It supports two Joy-Con sets and plugs directly into your Switch dock.
Hori Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch
Hori's Playstand is exactly what you think it is: a portable stand that securely holds and props up the Switch and is very lightweight.
Tryone Gooseneck Stand
If you want to use your Switch in handheld mode but don’t actually want to hold it, you need a table-side stand like this gooseneck model.
Tomtoc Nintendo Switch Slim Case
Cases are the worst. We like slim, sleek ones for our phones and for our Switch. We rather enjoy this option that offers pretty great protection.
ButterFox Nintendo Switch Hard Carrying Case
This case can store your Switch, plus a few accessories and cards. It has good construction and is available in black, red, or blue trim.
RLSOCO Nintendo Switch Deluxe Carrying Case
Looking for a larger case with room for the dock? This option features places for each component of the Switch system and up to 28 cards.
Avantree USB Bluetooth Audio Adapter
Avantree's USB dongle plugs into your Switch dock in order to let you use wireless headphones with the system.
Mumba Nintendo Switch Case
The Mumba Nintendo Switch case is a sturdy, rubber case with good grips and a bumper made of shock-resistant thermoplastic polyurethane.
Antank Portable Switch Battery Case
The Antank Portable Switch Battery Case offers 6,500mAh of juice, doubling your portable playtime while adding some extra protection.
Switch Case and Protection Kit
This AmazonBasics kit is the ultimate starter pack. It includes a carry case, two Joy-Con grips, a screen protector, and a screen cloth.
Orzly Switch Screen Cover Stand
This Switch Cover Stand isn't perfect, but it protects your screen and doubles as a kickstand if you want to play with your Switch on a table.
Orzly Comfort Grip Case
Those of you who mostly use the Switch in handheld mode will want to get a cheap case that adds durability and extra grip, such as this one.
RAVPower Portable USB-C Battery
This can charge your Switch while you play it. It offers 30W via USB Power Delivery and has other ports for charging additional devices.
Hori GameCube Controller
Yes, you can get a GameCube third-party controller for the Switch. Why not? It's a popular controller, and it adds a bit of nostalgia.
GameCube Controller Adapter
If you already own the classic controller, get a adapter to make it work with the Switch. Or, if you have a Wii U adapter, that'll work, too.
8Bitdo SN30 Pro Controller
This controller has every button on a Pro controller, but it brings the classic look and feel of the SNES pad with motion control.
Switch Car Charger
This AmazonBasics USB-C car charger offers a year warranty and is six feet long, so you should be able to charge from the backseat, too.
Nintendo Labo Cardboard Kits
These DIY cardboard gadgets expand what you can do with the Switch. They range in price and do a variety of different things.
Joy-Con Charging Grip
The Joy-Con Grip in the box doesn't charge your controllers. For that, you need this Charging Grip directly from Nintendo.
Nintendo Joy-Con Controller Strap
Your Switch comes with a black controller strap, but Nintendo sells different coloured ones for added personalisation.
Nintendo Switch AC Adaptor
The Nintendo Switch only comes with one of these adapters. It's a good idea to get a spare if you have some extra cash.
Hori Nintendo Switch LAN Adaptor
If you want a fast internet connection, or if your wireless is useless, this adaptor will solve your woes (but only when your Switch is docked).