Doesn't it feel great to be the proud owner of a Nintendo Switch? The home/handheld hybrid console has been enjoying a legendary run since launching in 2017 and has managed to net millions of hardware sales across the globe. Thanks to must-have first-party titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild & Tears of the Kingdom, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, and more, Switch owners have been more than entertained with the incredible software library that's at their fingertips. Whether you're a longtime Switch owner or someone who's finally added the console to their collection, you need to check out the following list of additional goodies that'll greatly improve your time spent with Nintendo's little machine that could. Here are 15 of the best Nintendo Switch accessories.
The 15 Best Nintendo Switch Accessories
1. Nintendo Joy-Cons
Depending on which edition of the Nintendo Switch you acquire, you'll either get the standard black Joy-Cons or some cool colored variation. Now when it comes to picking up the best Nintendo Switch accessories, it's definitely worth getting another pair of Joy-Cons to spice up your collection of controllers. Some of the prettiest alternate options Joy-Cons come in include Pastel Purple/Pastel Green, Neon Pink/Neon Green (for all the Splatoon heads out there!), and Neon Purple/ Neon Orange (Wario fans will love this pair!).
2. Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
Now you'll most certainly want to cop a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller when you're looking to hop into some games that work better with traditional gamepad controls. Playing some fighting games, first-person shooters, and racers with this traditional controller in your hand will better serve you, especially when you're looking to bring the pain to your local/online rivals. Feel free to add the standard black rendition of this controller to your Nintendo Switch stash. Or better yet, cop the gorgeous Monster Hunter Rise edition or the The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom version.
3. Hori Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro
Now the officially Nintendo-licensed Hori Split Pad Pro works great for gamers who prefer the feel of the Pro Controller while they're playing in Handheld Mode. Plus you'll love the fact that you can keep this attachment hooked up to your Switch while it's docked. This ergonomic controller looks great and certainly feels great since it features a turbo/turbo button hold function, assignable rear buttons, analog sticks, larger trigger buttons, and a bigger D-Pad. Side note - you might want to pick up the iofeiwak Carrying Case for this bad boy!
4. 8Bitdo SN30 Pro Controller
So we've finally gotten to the point where you can play classic NES, SNES, and Game Boy Advance games on the Switch. So when you're in the mood to revisit your nostalgia, you're best served to do so by picking up this controller that's similar in structure to the SNES one. The 8BitDo Sn30 Pro Bluetooth Controller is equipped with the following for your old-school gaming pleasure - clickable joysticks, rumble vibration, motion controls, wireless Bluetooth technology, a rechargeable battery, home & screenshot buttons, a USB-C connector, and a classic D-Pad. 90s babies will get the most bang for their buck with this latest selection on our list of the best Nintendo Switch accessories.
Best Racing Wheels
5. Nintendo Joy-Con Wheel
If you're an avid racing game fan, then chances are extremely high that you own a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. If you happen to have some little ones in your life who can't get enough of that kart racing classic, then they'll probably love their time with that game even more with the Joy-Con Wheel Accessory Pair. Two wheels that can house a single Joy-Con pair come in hand when everyone playing it wants to enjoy boosting, drafting, and sending out those dreaded Blue Shells while using motion controls.
6. Nintendo Switch Mario Kart Racing Wheel Pro Deluxe
We're going to stay on the topic of the best Nintendo Switch accessories that cater to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe fans here and introduce you to the Mario Kart Racing Wheel Pro Deluxe. Now if you're really serious about washing everyone on the track and being the only racer who doesn't fall off the side of Rainbow Road, then it's definitely worth picking up this racing wheel/pedal combo deal. You can customize all of the buttons on this bad boy to tailor their actions to your signature playstyle, of course. What's really cool about this racing wheel is its button-hold function, which is summarized as follows: "If you long press the ZL button once, a constant hold of the button will be simulated so that you can drag items behind you." Keep in mind that there's a Mini version of this racing wheel that's perfect for the younger gamers in your life.
7. HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless Headset
HyperX is best known for putting out some of the most recommended wired/wireless headsets that work for a long line of last- and current-gen consoles. This wired option, which is known as the HyperX Cloud Alpha, works great with the Switch whether you're playing it at home or out & about. The Dual Chamber Drivers embedded within this headset allow for more distinctive audio to come through and less sound distortion to disrupt it. This headset is also top-of-the-line thanks to its durable aluminum frame, expanded headband for maximum comfortability, detachable noise cancellation microphone, detachable braided cable with in-line audio control, and so much more.
8. Logitech G333 Gaming Earphones
If you'd rather cop a pair of headphones that are wired and not all that big, then allow us to point you toward this nice piece of Logitech audio goodness. So the Logitech G333 Gaming Earphones (which come in a really spiffy neon purple/ neon green color scheme and two other color waves) feature the following worthwhile features: dual drivers that produce clear highs & deep bass, three sizes for the soft silicone ear tips, aluminum housing that makes it super durable, and in-line mic & controls.
Best Controller and Console Chargers
9. HyperX Chargeplay Quad
Owning a Switch and having a whole bunch of party nights with the gang means you're going to need plenty of Joy-Cons on deck for all the multiplayer shenanigans everyone will get into. With HyperX Chargeplay Quad at the ready, you won't have to worry about those controllers ever running out of juice and leaving some of your buddies out of the loop during intense Super Smash Bros. Ultimate brawls and Mario Party Superstars playthroughs. This bad boy can fully charge up to four Joy-Cons at once under four hours and the dock that holds those mini gamepads is stable enough to hold them all steady.
10. PowerA Nintendo Switch Car Charger
This portable car charger for your Switch and Pro Controller is legit since it's officially licensed by Nintendo. When the time comes for those lengthy road trips, having this accessory on hand is incredibly clutch. By the way, PowerA also has a pretty nifty charging base available that keeps you Pro Controler and Joy-Cons alive. Or if you just need one for your Joy-Cons, PowerA has a charging dock for that option as well.
11. HyperDrive 60W Switch Dock
So let's keep it a bean - when you're looking to bring your Switch over to a buddy's house and play it on their widescreen TV, you're not going to want to haul the official dock for the console over there. To remedy that issue, allow us to direct you to the HyperDrive 60W Switch Dock. This portable version of a combined USB Charger and Data Hub does an incredible job of supplying your Switch with some much-needed battery power while simultaneously hooking it up to a monitor to activate TV Mode. Speaking of TV Mode, the HyperDrive 60W Switch Dock can output high-resolution 4K 60Hz video on HDMI displays with twice the refresh rate for a faster, smoother visual performance.
12. GuliKit for Nintendo Switch Attached Power Bank
If you know you're due to hop on a flight for a couple of hours or realize you're going to be stuck in the backseat for an epic road trip, then you'll want to have this attachable power bank hooked up to your Switch for a good portion of either ride. The coolest thing about this power bank (besides its eight to 12-hour play time and six-hour recharge time) is the fact that it can be attached right to the rear side of your Switch thanks to a nifty back mount. It'll feel great to keep this power bank on deck once your Switch's internal battery starts heading into the red territory and needs some extra juice to keep it going.
Best Memory Card
13. SanDisk microSDXC-Card
So your Switch comes with 32 GB of internal storage, which is decent enough. But if you're planning on adding a ton of games to your Switch collection, you're going to need plenty of extra storage to hold all that save data and those full downloads for your digital purchases. SanDisk has a cool lineup of officially licensed microSDXC cards that come with the following GB size options: 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB. The fact that these internal storage memory cards feature Nintendo designs inspired by Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Animal Crossing also makes this item another must-buy on our list of the best Nintendo Switch accessories.
Best Screen Protector
14. amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector
Lord knows you're going to need a screen protector for your Switch or Switch OLED in order to keep all those fingerprint stains and scratches from harming your beloved handheld baby. The amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector does a fine job of keeping your Switch screen looking as good as new - you can pick up a set for the standard Switch or get a pair of these for your Switch OLED if you so choose. Here's what comes included as a part of this protective product's package: two glass screen protectors, wet wipes, a microfiber cleaning cloth, a squeeze card, an easy installation use guide, and hinge stickers.
Best Portable Mount
15. TFY Car Headrest Mount for Switch
What we have here is another essential Switch accessory that comes in handy for the young ones who want to enjoy their Super Mario Bros. Wonder playtime while sitting behind the front ride seats. The TFY Car Headrest Mount for the Switch works perfectly as it attaches to the back of a car seat's headrest and lets one player or two enjoy some multiplayer sessions together with some Joy-Cons on deck. And with that, we've reached the end of our list of the best Nintendo Switch accessories. Hope all this helped!
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