The Nintendo Switch has been one of the most welcomed consoles in the gaming community because of its unique hybrid concept. It’s powerful yet practical, and can serve you both ways as a home console and as a portable device.
All alone, the Nintendo Switch is already hard not to love, but add a few accessories and you got yourself a powerhouse of a gaming console.
From solid controls to quick charging, here are 9 of our favorite must-have Nintendo Switch accessories that will transform how you play.
For preventing scratches: AmFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector
A screen protector is better considered a necessity rather than an accessory, but many gamers still forget to have one of these for their consoles. A screen protector should definitely be your next purchase after buying your Nintendo Switch to prevent any scratches or blemishes on your screen. This one from AmFilm is a great tempered-glass-type of screen protector that does the trick.
- Available online in Lazada and Shopee. Priced at around Php289 to Php340.
For extra space: SanDisk 128 GB MicroSDXC UHS-1 Memory Card for Nintendo Switch
No gamer should worry about not having enough space to download any more games. Some games, especially indie games, are only available for download on Nintendo’s shop, and even cartridge games still need extra storage to run smoothly.
That’s why it’s a good investment to buy a high-storage, high-speed memory card, like the SanDisk 128GB MicroSDXC Card. This Nintendo-licensed memory card can last you for several years and plenty of game downloads, and it also boasts transfer rates of up to 100MB.
- Available online in Lazada and Shopee. Priced at Php1,690.
For durability: Orzly Protective Case
In handheld mode, your Nintendo Switch is more prone to scratches, cracks, and other accidents. Investing in a strong protective case can easily prevent that from happening and prolong the lifespan of your console.
The hard rubberized case offered by Orzly fits snugly around the Switch to ensure its security. With the lifted lip, it is also designed to protect your screen upon impact in case you dropped your handheld accidentally. A solid case like Orzly’s Protective Case is a must for any console owner.
- Available online in Orzly’s website. Priced at £19.99 (~Php1,300).
For continuous play: Zerolemon Extended Charging Case
If you’re looking for a multi-functional accessory for your Nintendo Switch, look no further than the Zerolemon Extended Charging Case. Primarily a protective case, this case also acts as a power bank to add up to 10,000 mAh additional charging power, which effectively doubles your console’s playtime.
It even acts as a sturdy kickstand for a more convenient gaming setup. While it does make your switch a bit bulky, that’s a small detail you can quickly forgo if it means getting all those neat features from one accessory.
- Available online in Zerolemon’s website. Priced at $79.99 (~Php4,000).
For organization and mobility: RDS Game Traveler
For those who travel a lot and bring their Nintendo Switch on their trips, keeping your console organized and portable is key to enjoying your games wherever you are. The Game Traveler case from RDS Industries is one organizer that gets the job done and more.
The Game Traveler is designed with a padded interior and a compact hard shell to keep your Switch and Joy-Cons always protected from the elements. Its inside storage is highly capable to carry around and organize your game cartridges, microSD cards, and other accessories. Add to it being reasonably priced, it’s easy to see why the Game Traveler is one of the most popular Nintendo Switch cases in the market.
- Available online in Amazon. Priced at $37.84 (~Php1,900).
For the pro gamer experience: Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
For those that take their games seriously, you would want to invest in this Pro Controller made specifically for the Nintendo Switch.
The contoured grips, pronounced face buttons, and faultless tap detection are welcome upgrades that give you more control over your console. In terms of comfort, the Pro Controller is easy and effortless to hold, even when playing for extended hours. This is surely one of the best controllers out there, on any console.
- Available online in Lazada and Shopee. Priced at around Php3,800.
For crisp headset audio: SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless
While not specifically designed for the Nintendo Switch, the SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless headset works perfectly with the console.
There’s no need for any complicated pairing because of Arctis 1’s useful USB-C dongle that lets you enjoy crisp gaming audio immediately. And dare we forget about Arctis 1’s sleek design that you can confidently wear wherever you are, or its strong hardware that is used for SteelSeries’ pricier headsets. For its price point, the Arctis 1 is definitely a steal.
- Available online in Lazada and Shopee. Priced at ~Php5,990.
For Joy-Con charging: HyperX Chargeplay Squad
While Joy-Cons get charged when they’re connected to your Switch (ingenious and practical design from Nintendo, by the way), there will be times when you just wish you had a dedicated Joy-Con charger, like when you’re having a game party with multiple controllers in play.
That’s when multi-charging ports for Joy-Cons come in super handy. The HyperX ChargePlay Quad is a fast-charging example where you can juice up up to four Joy-Cons simultaneously. Now there’s no reason you can’t host that Mario Kart tournament at your place.
- Available online in Lazada and Shopee. Priced at ~Php1,890.
For customization: EasySkinz Nintendo Switch Chameleon Amethyst Matt Metallic Skin
The possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing your console with different skins and accessories. Some of our favorites are the skins designed by EasySkinz, like the beautiful Chameleon Amethyst Matt Metallic Skin.
Aside from just self-expression, having a skin for your Switch adds another layer of protection as it prevents accidental scratches and stains on your console. Decking out a cool skin like this on your Switch, people are bound to notice and have them thinking you have a custom-built Nintendo.
- Available online in EasySkinz website. Priced at £29.99 (~Php1,900).
The bottom line is, don’t shy away from the different gaming console accessories available on your fingertips. Whether it’s a pro controller, sick audio, or a customized case, accessories for your Nintendo Switch will surely upgrade your gaming experience and take your console to the next level.
What accessories do you use for your Nintendo Switch? Which ones from our list are you excited to try out? Share them with us below.