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

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amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector

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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.

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128GB Samsung Evo Select

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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.

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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

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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.

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Portable dock 

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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.

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Gulikit Route Air Bluetooth Adapter

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This Bluetooth adapter doesn't cost much at all, and lets you pair any Bluetooth headset or earbuds with your Switch. That's true freedom. 

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Hori Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch

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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.

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Tomtoc Nintendo Switch Slim Case

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Cases are so hard to pick between. We like slim, sleek ones for our phones and for our Switch. We rather enjoy this option that offers pretty great protection.

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ButterFox Nintendo Switch Hard Carrying Case

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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.

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RAVPower Portable USB-C Battery

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This can charge your Switch while you play it. It offers 30W via USB Power Delivery and has other ports for charging additional devices. 

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Hori GameCube Controller

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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.

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GameCube Controller Adapter

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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.

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Joy-Con Charging Grip

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The Joy-Con Grip that comes in the box with your console doesn't charge your controllers. For that, you need this Charging Grip directly from Nintendo.