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    24 Accessories That Will Seriously Upgrade Your Nintendo Switch

    If you found a Switch under the tree last year, it's time to take it to the next level.

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    1. A storage case for all your games since those cartridges are seriously tiny and nobody wants to frantically look around for their copy of Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

    Nintendo Switch card case opened to reveal slots for cartridges

    Promising review: "If you're looking for a compact way to carry your Switch games but want to make sure they are well-protected, this is the way to go. While other cases are bulky for the number of cartridges they fit, this product does a much better job of balancing space and protection. The cartridges can be a bit tricky to remove sometimes, but this has been my experience with most storage solutions and doesn't negatively impact my experience with it." —Jon

    Get it from Amazon for $9.70 (available in three colors).

    2. A sleek and vibrant Switch and Switch Lite charging dock so you never have to deal with the annoyance of grabbing your device and realizing you forgot to charge it before going to bed.

    Nintendo Switch triangular yellow charging dock

    Promising review: "This is a handy little charger for the Nintendo Switch Lite. I wanted a charging stand to place my Switch onto to charge when not in use and this does exactly what I wanted. This charger does not take up a lot of space and charges the Switch quickly." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors).

    3. A GameCube-style controller if you frimly believe that playing Super Smash Bros with the joy-cons should be a crime.

    Model using the controller to play Mario

    Promising review: "As someone who has used their original GameCube controller for a long while, I can say that this thing nails the feel of the classic while updating it to be compatible with future titles on the Switch. If you are a fan of the GameCube controller like I am, you should consider picking this up! The nostalgia hit me hard when I took it out of the box and that says something about this device." —Ceasar

    Get it from Amazon for $43.81 (available in 12 styles).

    4. A steering-wheel shaped attachment for your joy-con so you can take your Mario Kart sessions to the next level. It comes in red and green, so you can grab an extra for the Luigi to your Mario.

    Model holding wheel-shaped attachment with joy-con inside
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.95.

    5. A set of grips that will turn your joy-cons into full-fledged controllers that are way more comfortable for larger hands.

    Two joy-cons controllers inserted into black joy-con grips

    Promising review: "If you have giant man hands then you know that the original stand alone joy-con controllers may be a bit cramped, and this product helps alleviate this a bit. Your hands are closer together than the Xbox One and PS4 controller, but still comfortable during long game sessions. If you use the joy-con grip attachment that came with your Switch, it's the same horizontal distance." —Vincent

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in seven colors).

    6. A flip-cover case and tempered glass screen cover for the Switch Lite to protect your portable best friend while you're on the go. The front cover is magnetic and detachable, so you can whip it off while you play and snap it back on before you throw it in your bag.

    Promising review: "This turned out to be a great buy. If you want something with a cover so you can leave your switch in a bag without the screen or buttons being damaged, but you also want something with some grip thickness on the back, this case is perfect for you. The plastic has a slightly rubbery feel to it while still being stiff enough that it won't be too easily damaged. The grips and lid have texture to them, while the majority of the back cover is smooth." —Justin

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in four colors).

    7. A pro controller so you can show everyone you mean business — whether you're guiding Link through Hyrule or simply taking care of your island in Animal Crossing.

    Amazon reviewer photo of black Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and packaging

    Promising review: "I have been a Nintendo Switch owner for almost a year, and while I love the joy-con controller and grip overall, sometimes I prefer a more reliable and 'traditional' controller. I finally picked this controller and I love it. This is one of the most comfortable controllers I have ever used, which increases the enjoyment of my Switch games even more. The battery life is good, the layout makes sense, and it has built-in motion-sensors for gyro-scope aiming, which comes in handy for games like Splatoon 2 and Zelda: Breath of the Wild." —D-Fay

    Get it from Amazon for $59+ (available in two colors).

    8. An eye-catching Super Mario case and a handy dandy kickstand for creating a pretty sweet setup when you're on the go.


    Promising review: "Love this case! My Switch is perfectly snug and cushioned, and while there's no room for the power cord, that's fine with me. I also like the added space beneath the Switch for the game cartridge case. All in all, I would definitely recommend this for anyone who's looking for a bargain case for their new Switch." —Neal Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $15.39+ (available in two styles.

    9. A set of grippy silicone caps to prevent your joysticks from flying away from your thumbs during an intense game of Pokémon Sword.,

    Promising review: "These caps are super cute and simple to get on and off. They’re comfortable for use and don’t get in the way, and still allow me to store the controllers in cases comfortably." —Emipoot

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    10. An Animal Crossing-themed case with a built-in padded screen protector that also holds six of your favorite games. There's even an optional foam insert to make it compatible with the Switch Lite.

    Promising review: "I am absolutely in love with this case. It's so cute, and it's also sturdy and durable. The mesh pocket fits the attachments for the joy-cons, my iPhone charging cable, as well as a wall adapter and a standalone USB-C cable (for charging the Switch). Additionally, I have managed to fit two packages of joystick grip caps in that pocket as well. The case still closes perfectly fine." —Hannah Yagudina

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in eight other styles).

    11. A shock-absorbent grip so your Switch can finally look like the heavy-duty portable gaming beast it truly is. Plus, you'll never have to remove it to take off the joy-cons or play your games in docked mode.

    Promising review: "This case is the perfect mix of protection meets function. The added air cushion/padding around the joy-cons adds just the right amount of grip for larger hands. The joy-cons feel more secure while in the case, while also being completely removable without having to take the Switch out of the case. And the Switch can still be put in the dock with the case on!" —Sean

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in five colors).

    12. A protective shock-absorbent case to make the already durable Switch Lite feel even more sturdy and comfortable to hold. It also comes with two tempered glass screen protectors so you'll never have to worry about cracking that gorgeous display.

    Promising review: "Bought this for my daughter's Switch Lite and it has held up wonderfully. My daughter is rough on electronics and we were worried that her Switch Lite would suffer the same fate as so many tablets and phones, but here we are three months later with zero complaints. Both the case and screen protector are made from good quality materials and offer solid protection from everyday bumps and short drops." —JB

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    13. An highly-rated audio transmitter so you can use your go-to wireless earbuds and finally ditch the wired headphones you've been hanging onto just for the Switch.

    Bluetooth audio transmitter connected to bottom of Nintendo Switch

    Promising review: "This Bluetooth adapter has the slimmest profile of all the Switch adapters. It also uses Bluetooth 5.0 and the latest codecs so there is no noticeable lag with your Bluetooth headphones, even AirPods work perfectly with it! You can even connect two separate pairs of headphones to it and stream to both at once! It also includes the mic adapter and the dock adapter!" —ME

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in 11 colors).

    14. A charging case that not only keeps your Switch safe and protected, but also has a built-in battery for up to eight extra hours of playing time.


    Promising review: "I love the Switch, but the biggest issue for me is battery life. Nothing worse that getting that battery warning light. That is why I ordered this product. At first I was a bit hesitant since I worried about the weight and whether it would make the Switch awkward to use. But that was not the case at all. The design is sturdy and fits the Switch perfectly. No moving around or weird noises at all." —Skylar2012

    Get it from Amazon for $33.14.

    15. A helpful dock that will simultaneously charge both your joy-cons and pro controller, so you'll never have to abruptly end your play sessions because your controller ran out of juice.


    Promising review: "Since I have an extra pair of controllers and a pro controller, this device is both helping me to keep everything neat and in one place, and also recharge them so I don't have to fiddle with the console or swap controllers to charge them." —CF

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    16. A compact stand if the Switch's built-in kickstand is simply a bit too flimsy for your liking. Plus, you can actually plug in the charging cord when using this one!

    Promising review: "Using the Switch on the adjustable play stand is certainly an upgrade over the built-it kickstand on the backside. On top of allowing the system to be charged while gaming, the raised height is also a more ergonomic setup and rubber placements around the stand keep your Switch from accidentally being scratched while in use. It also has small rubber feet on the bottom for stability." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four colors).

    17. A Super Nintendo-style controller so you can play Super Mario World and other classics the way they were truly meant to be played.

    Promising review: "Nearly perfect controller with great button placement and an excellent, responsive D-pad that can meet the needs of old school platforming. It's simply beautiful, and gets a lot of compliments. It feels great in the hands, and is such a relief after the crappy 'controller' that the Switch comes with." —Jennifer Kristoff

    Get it from Amazon for $48.99+ (available in two colors).

    18. A spacious case so you can carry your Switch, docking station, games, and several accessories all in one surprisingly compact bag.

    Promising review: "This case is awesome. It holds everything for your Switch to transport the console, dock, cords, and extra accessories. I bought this to move my Switch back and forth from my house to my boyfriend's house so we could play it on the TV. The case is sized well, like a kid's lunch box, and has plenty of protection." —Bee

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    19. A headrest mount that will basically become any parent's new best friend for entertaining the kids on long road trips.


    Promising review: "This is a game-changer for us. No more balancing the Switch on my son’s lap for car rides. Easy to install and the piece that holds the console is easy to use and easy to attach. We have yet to use it for anything other than the Switch, but can see it working for other devices as well." —L. Corriveau
    Get it from Amazon for $18.45.

    20. A Pokémon-themed travel bag that will hold your Nintendo Switch and so much more — so you can carry it all while catchin' em all.

    Reviewer photo showing Nintendo Switch inside of Pokémon-themed bag

    Promising review: "I've bought a lot of Switch cases and bags, and this is one of my favorites. If you need to carry just a bit more than your Switch, such as a bulky grip case or a charger or even an iPad Mini, it'll all fit in this bag — but the bag itself is slim and easy to carry, so it doesn't feel like you're carrying a lot." —Mr. Wolfe

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in five patterns).

    21. A headset for the Switch gamer who likes to engage in a bit of friendly trash talking with their nightly Fortnite session.

    Nintendo Switch headset next to Nintendo Switch Lite.

    Promising review: "Struggled trying to pick a headphone for the Switch but needed one because the Switch has no mic. This headphone is perfect because it looks like it came with the unit. The built-in mic swings up to go on mute and down for games like Fortnite where you are interacting with members of a team." —C

    Get it from Amazon for $29.82.

    22. A set of fruit-themed joystick caps to keep your Switch as vibrant and fruitful as your Animal Crossing island.

    Nintendo Switch Lite with 15 various joystick caps underneath

    Promising review: "I'm so happy with my order! The caps are adorable, just like in the picture, and easy to install. I just flipped the sides up, placed it on top of the joystick and flipped the sides back down." —Elaine

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    Get it from KaltronicsGamingLLC on Etsy for $6.99+ (available in over 20 designs).

    23. A super portable hard-shell case so you can safely store up to 16 game cartridges right in your pocket.

    Nintendo Switch cartridge case with leaf pattern opened to reveal 16 slots

    Promising review: "Definitely helped save space! It feels very high quality and is definitely well made. It securely holds my games but it is still easy to pull them out when needed." —Gabriella

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    Get it from ALotOfThings69 on Etsy for $13.69 (available in five colors).

    24. And a cartridge holder that clips right onto your Switch's dock so you can display your games while always having easy access to them.

    Cartridge case attached to Nintendo Switch dock with 24 games inserted

    Promising review: "Amazing quality! Love the way you can still see most of the cartridge but it’s fully protected and easy to get out!" —Morgan

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    Get it from TrophyBit on Etsy for $9.95+ (available in two sizes).

    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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