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Best Nintendo Switch accessories: our selection of the most useful models

Both portable console and home console, the Nintendo Switch continues to be a hit since its release in March 2017. Since that date, this console has been entitled to a new version released in July 2019 (better autonomy) and has been since last September, accompanied by a little sister called Nintendo Switch Lite only dedicated to nomadic players. If you want to take full advantage of your classic Nintendo Switch, then below we offer you a selection of accessories that could be useful to you.

🎮What accessories are already included in the Nintendo Switch pack?

The pack includes a console, a docking station, a neon blue Joy-Con (L) + a neon red Joy-Con (R) (or both gray), a gray Joy-Con (L) wrist strap, a gray Joy-Con wrist strap (D), a Joy-Con holder but also an HDMI cable and a Nintendo Switch power adapter.

You should know that the console has undergone improvements in terms of its autonomy. A “new model” was released during the year 2019 and to know if you are buying this good model, you must refer to its packaging (see the visual above) or its reference MOD. HAC-001-01 in the context of an online purchase or at its serial number that starts with the 3 letters XKW if you plan to buy it second-hand (this serial number is present on the sticker visible in the window located on the underside of the console packaging but also on the lower edge of the console).

TO KNOW : How to recognize the new Nintendo Switch (the model with more autonomy)?

Protective cover for Nintendo Switch

Protective cover for Nintendo Switch

If you’re the type to take your console with you, then this is the number one accessory for you. A practical, light and inexpensive carrying bag that will protect your console. In addition, it is accompanied by several other small accessories that will be useful to you: 1 transparent anti-scratch protection / 3 HD screen protectors / 1 pair of silicone gel protection for Joy-Con / 2 pairs of grips for Joy- Con (2 grip in black + 1 grip in blue + 1 grip in red) / 2 game cartridge cases (1 in black and 1 in white) which can hold 4 game cartridges each but also 3 alcohol cleaning cloths + 1 microfiber cloth + 3 anti-dust films to clean the screen and 1 scraper to remove the bubbles from the films. The + of the product:

  • Solid to protect your console
  • Spacious enough to store the console, many game cartridges and refill
  • Value for money

SanDisk 128GB microSDXC card

SanDisk 128GB microSDXC card

If you need to add memory to your console, then this card is for you. It adds 128GB of storage space so you can store digital games and additional content in one place. Its transfer rate can go up to 100 MB/s and it can withstand temperatures ranging from -25ºC to 85ºC. The + of the product

  • Big capacity
  • Fairly fast transfer rate
  • Fair price

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

This is the accessory you need if you have long gaming sessions in TV mode or tabletop console mode. What better than this controller to comfortably play your favorite games for hours. Its only flaw is its price because it is around 60 euros, otherwise here are its advantages:

  • Wireless connectivity
  • Good battery life (40 hours max)
  • Good grip
  • Precise

Support for Nintendo Switch Mario

Support for Nintendo Switch Mario

If you take your console out of your home then this accessory might interest you. It allows you to play on your console in “table mode”. Stable thanks to its rubber reinforcements at its base, you can adjust it from 3 different angles. The + of the product:

  • Play in tabletop mode while charging the console
  • Folds easily
  • Adjustable angle (3 angles)
  • Stable
  • Price not excessive

Anker Power Bank battery 13400mAh mAh Switch

anker battery nintendo switch 13400 mAh

It is the best backup battery so that your console does not fall stranded during your travels, thanks to it, enjoy an additional autonomy of approximately 9 hours. It is a battery that is robust and its compact size will allow you to easily slip it into a bag, however it will be a bit heavy in your pocket. It has a USB-C port, 4 LEDs on its upper side indicating its charge level and it comes with a USB-C power cable, a protective cover and a quick start guide. The + of the product:

  • Compact (dimensions (WxHxD): 9.7 x 8 x 2.2 cm))
  • Offers approximately 9 hours of battery life (about 2 recharges)
  • Can also charge a smartphone or tablet

Pair of Joy-Con steering wheels

Pair of Joy-Con steering wheels

This is an accessory that will certainly please your children who are fans of Mario Kart and/or Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled because they will be able to better immerse themselves in their racing games (turning a steering wheel than a joystick is certainly more instinctive for them). Ruffles a bit small for adult hands, but that won’t stop you from having a good time with your family.

  • Fits Joy-Cons well
  • Correct quality
  • Perfect for kids

Charging station for Joy-Con

Charging station for Joy-Con

If you have only one pair of Joy-Con, do not dwell on this accessory. On the other hand, if you have several, then yes because it allows you to recharge 4 Joy-Con simultaneously. Just slide them into the station and wait for the LED to turn green for each one.

  • Charges the Joy-Con fairly quickly
  • No need to force to put or remove the Joy-Con
  • Fair price

Nintendo Labo Multi Kit

Nintendo Labo Multi Kit

Create a remote control car, a fishing rod, a house, a motorcycle and a cardboard piano to enjoy new ways to play on your Nintendo Switch console, that’s what the Nintendo Multi Kit offers. If you have children, then this will be the opportunity to share with them a good time tinkering, knowing that the building instructions are not too complicated. The kit contains a Nintendo Switch game card containing the software for using the multi-kit, 28 cardboard sheets, 3 sticker sheets, 3 pad sheets, 2 strings, 5 eyelets, 2 large rubber bands and 6 small rubber bands. The + of the product:

  • Playful and creative kit
  • Allows you to create your own ways to play
  • The cardboard is strong enough

This list of accessories is not exhaustive, if you think that others could integrate it, do not hesitate to submit them to us.

👍Our other useful guides for this console

You haven’t yet fallen for the Nintendo Switch and you finally want to buy it? If so, then take a look at our guide to buy it at the best price on the internet or in stores depending on the current offers and also to accompany your console in the best possible way, discover our selection of best Switch games worth checking out. Finally on the technical side, here are some points that could interest you now or in the near future about your console:

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