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

Many people love glass screen protectors. If you're one of them, consider getting this $10 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

If you own a Switch, you need a microSD card for storage. This $20-$30 one has super fast random-read speeds, and it's not crazy expensive.


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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

The $60 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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PowerA Joy-Con Comfort Grip

The $10 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.


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Nintendo Joy-Con Wheel

If you want to steer with tilt controls while racing, consider the official Nintendo Joy-Con Wheel. It's $14 and makes the Joy-Cons easier to hold.


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FastSnail Joy-Con Grips

The $13 FastSnail grips are pretty basic. They are for those of you who want something more comfortable to hold than the Joy-Cons themselves.


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PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock

This $17-$28 dock keeps your controllers charged. It supports two Joy-Con sets and plugs directly into your Switch dock.


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Hori Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch

Hori's $13 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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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 $20 gooseneck model.


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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 $20 option that offers pretty great protection.


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ButterFox Nintendo Switch Hard Carrying Case

This $20 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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RLSOCO Nintendo Switch Deluxe Carrying Case

Looking for a larger case with room for the dock? This $30 option features places for each component of the Switch system and up to 28 cards.


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Avantree USB Bluetooth Audio Adapter

Avantree's $30 USB dongle plugs into your Switch dock in order to let you use wireless headphones with the system.


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Mumba Nintendo Switch Case

The $22 Mumba Nintendo Switch case is a sturdy, rubber case with good grips and a bumper made of shock-resistant thermoplastic polyurethane.


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Antank Portable Switch Battery Case

The $37 Antank Portable Switch Battery Case offers 6,500mAh of juice, doubling your portable playtime while adding some extra protection.


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Switch Case and Protection Kit

This $20 AmazonBasics kit is the ultimate starter pack. It includes a carry case, two Joy-Con grips, a screen protector, and a screen cloth.


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Orzly Switch Screen Cover Stand

This $12 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.


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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 $16 one.


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RAVPower Portable USB-C Battery

This can charge your Switch while you play it. For $80, it offers 30W via USB Power Delivery and has other ports for charging additional devices.


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Hori GameCube Controller

Yes, you can get a $25 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

If you already own the classic controller, get a $20 adapter to make it work with the Switch. Or, if you have a Wii U adapter, that'll work, too.


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8Bitdo SN30 Pro Controller

This $50 controller has every button on a Pro controller, but it brings the classic look and feel of the SNES pad with motion control.


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Switch Car Charger

For $20, 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.


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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.


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Joy-Con Charging Grip

The Joy-Con Grip in the box doesn't charge your controllers. For that, you need this $27 Charging Grip directly from Nintendo.


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Nintendo Joy-Con Controller Strap

Your Switch comes with a black controller strap, but Nintendo sells different coloured ones for added personalisation. They cost $10 each.


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Nintendo Switch AC Adaptor

The Nintendo Switch only comes with one of these $25 adapters. It's a good idea to get a spare if you have some extra cash.


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Hori Nintendo Switch LAN Adaptor

If you want a fast internet connection, or if your wireless is useless, this $28 adaptor will solve your woes (but only when your Switch is docked).


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