Nintendo Switch gaming can be enhanced with the right accessories. But there are so many products out there that it’s very easy to get lost in the weeds. You have to think in terms of specific functions and shoot for best-of-class hardware that will deliver consistently great experiences.
At the end of the day, Nintendo Switch gaming is all about the experience. So if you turn on your device, you should be strategic in whatever software (game modules) and hardware you use.
Here are our recommendations.
1. Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
This is probably hands down one of the best controllers out there. It is a separate controller that you can use. You can use this when connected to the computer or you can use the device in handheld mode.
Its charging cable is also included in the package. It features motion controls, HD rumble, and is very easy to use if you have an amiibo.
The main advantage of this device is that it eliminates the need for Joy-Con controllers, and it offers smooth motion control as well as that fun HD rumble effect.
The downside to this device is that a lot of people complain about its price. Also, when it comes to the specific games, it’s probably more convenient to use a Joy-Con controller
2. Orzly Switch Accessories
If you’re traveling, this accessory will definitely come in handy. This product is a bundle of different components.
The ORZLY Switch Accessories consist of a travel case, compact game cartridge for games, a comfort grip, portable headphones, cleaning cloth, tempered glass screen protector, stylus pen, and a USB charging cable, and alcohol for your cleaning cloth.
This package also comes in six different colors. The main use of this package, of course, is that it protects your Switch screen and comes in many different colors so you can pick one that reflects your personality and preference.
The downside to this package is that it can only hold up to 4 game cartridges.
3. YCCTEAM AC Adapter and Charger
Let’s face it. If you’ve become addicted to Nintendo Switch games, you burn through its batteries very quickly.
The good news is that you can solve that very quickly. Sometimes you leave your charger back home.
But there’s just many situations where you need a second charger. This is where the YCCTEAM AC adapter and charger come in.
It’s very simple and easy to use, compatible with both Switch and Switch Lite. You can even use it with Switch Pro controllers.
It can be used in TV mode. There’s also a high-speed charging option.
Just how fast is this device? Well, if you turn on the high-speed charging, it can charge up your unit in as little as 3 hours. It is also very lightweight.
Its main claim to fame is that it has a hush speed charger function that works even when you’re playing the device on handheld mode.
The downside to this device is that its cord doesn’t go far enough.
4. Skull & Co. GripCase
If you’re looking for the best grips for your Nintendo Switch unit, this might well be it. It has three interchangeable grips and comes in many sizes. Its design allows for comfortable play so you can avoid developing carpal tunnel syndrome.
It is very dock-friendly and made from the softest materials. It is worth repeating that it’s very comfortable to use.
It is protected by a spacious hard-shell case. It fits the game cartridges, power bank, AC adaptor, and two pins. It also comes in a variety of colors.
The great thing about this grip case is that it is made of extremely soft material and enables you to avoid damaging your hands.
On the downside though, some buyers complain that it is a bit on the expensive side.
5. Skywin Game Storage Tower
If you’re looking for a nice-looking tower to store your game discs, look no further than the Skywin unit. It can hold discs and controllers. In fact, you can use it to store a maximum of 10 games.
That’s a whole lot of games!
It features a drawer where you can also store your Nintendo Switch controllers. The unit also serves as a display for your Switch. You can put your device at the top of the tower.
Its main advantage is that it’s compatible with Switch accessories and stores your Joy-Con controllers.
The downside is that it can only store 10 cartridges, which is really not enough if you’re a hardcore, big-time Nintendo Switch gamer.
6. SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless
This wireless unit connects through a wireless dongle. It works with any device and enables you to enjoy a rich atmospheric sound. It is very easy to use and is plug-and-play compliant.
Its main advantage is that it delivers a great sound quality without the need for messy wires and complicated setups. You just turn it on and start enjoying it. It also features easy Bluetooth pairing.
Of course, all this convenience and comfort does come at a price. Some of its critics say that it’s a bit expensive.
7. HyperDrive 60W USB-C Power Hub
If you need a dock replacement, you might want to consider this product. It’s a great replacement because it’s very small and compact, and makes a decent job charging your device. It can also be used to provide HDMI output.
Its main advantages are the fact that it is a dual purpose. It can be both a charging dock and an HDMI output device. This gives you a tremendous amount of versatility.
On the downside, you should be prepared to shell out some cash for this unit.