Supercharge your Nintendo Switch with these Smart Accessories

Make the most with your Nintendo Switch gaming system by adding these handy accessories

Playing with a Nintendo Switch
Before you power up your Nintendo Switch, consider investing in these helpful accessories. Pixabay

It’s rare that a company comes along and makes a product so successful that it essentially becomes synonymous with an entire industry. For decades, that’s been the case with Nintendo – an organization that has contributed so much to an entire form of entertainment that people don’t “play video games,” they “play Nintendo.” Many people use the term even when they’re talking about hardware manufactured by businesses other than the Japanese tech giant.

Nintendo’s latest entry into the world of home gaming consoles is the Switch – a hybrid console that can be used both as a stationary device and as a portable, handheld gaming machine on-the-go. Why force customers to buy both a portable unit and a home-based one when they can have both at the same time? But if you really want to get the most out of your Nintendo Switch purchase, there are a few key accessories that you’re absolutely going to want to invest in sooner rather than later.

HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo by HORI

Fully adjustable

Enjoy that portable gaming experience that you crave, but with a stand built for comfort and convenience. HORI

Even at first glance, it’s easy to see that this innovative stand/case from Hori really does have it all. It’s the perfect way to always make sure that you’re playing your Nintendo Switch at just the right angle, even when you’re on-the-go. The angle of the stand itself is fully adjustable and the unit keeps your switch in place by way of convenient rubber grips. Not only that, but it also offers a space for your charging cable so that you can guarantee you never have to worry about a dead battery ever again.

FastSnail Controller Charger Compatible with Nintendo Switch, Charging Dock Stand Station Compatible with Switch Joy-con and Pro Controller with Charging Indicator and Type C Charging Cable by FASTSNAIL

Plug and play

Each controller has its own unique charging light to indicate the battery’s current level, so you’ll never be waiting any longer for a full charge than you absolutely have to. FastSnail

So many hardcore gamers out there see charging stands for what they really are – a novelty that is certainly convenient, but that we don’t really “need.” FastSnail, on the other hand, has made sure that their own take on this product is one that the more serious aficionados out there won’t be able to live without. It features an easy slide-in design and is plug and play compatible – meaning that your controllers start charging from the moment they make contact. It offers space to charge not one but four Joycons, or one Pro controller and two Joycons at the same time.

Orzly Carry Case Compatible with Nintendo Switch - Black Protective Hard Portable Travel Carry Case Shell Pouch for Nintendo Switch Console & Accessories by Orzly

Fights off scratches too

You’ll never have to worry about trying to find your favorite items ever again because they’re all ready exactly when you need them. Orzly

While it’s certainly true that the Nintendo Switch is already one of the more portable consoles out there, this innovative new carry case from Orzly helps take that concept to the next level. Not only does it fit the full Nintendo Switch tablet but it also can carry two or more Joycons, cables and even games. The hard, durable EVA shell keeps your device protected from anything that life happens to throw at it, while the soft inner material keeps the switch itself free from scratches at all times.

PowerA Joy Con Comfort Grips for Nintendo Switch - Black by PowerA
Not everyone uses a controller in the exact same way but now, you’ve got the accessory you’ve been looking for to guarantee hours of comfortable playtime. PowerA

Last but not least we have this Joycon Comfort Grip from Power A – another officially licensed product that features a lightweight, ergonomic design that guarantees comfortable gameplay absolutely anywhere. It’s built to bring the left and right Joycon controllers together to essentially make one big controller, giving you the opportunity to play your favorite games for as long as you’d like. It even features rubber grips to make sure you’re not putting any unnecessary stress on your palms or fingers – thus taking those marathon gaming sessions you’re known for and making them even more enjoyable than they already are.

Nintendo Joy-Con Wheel (Set of 2) - Nintendo Switch by Nintendo

Ready to race

It instantly transforms your controller into a sleek steering wheel, making it truly feel like you’re racing along in a tricked out vehicle. Nintendo

If you had to make a list of some of the most popular franchises in Nintendo’s storied history, Mario Kart would undoubtedly be right at the top. Now, you can take this immersive experience to the next level by way of this two pack of Joycon Wheels for your Switch console. It’s compatible with all of your other favorite racing games, too. Note that this package does include two separate wheels, but it does NOT include the Joycon controllers.

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