As a console, the Nintendo Switch is tough to beat. It’s super cute, super portable, and it pulls double duty as a home console. As much as I love the PS5 and Xbox Series X, they’re not exactly portable. Because the Switch is both a mobile and home console, here are a few accessories that can let you play longer, download more games, and practice your swordplay in Link’s Awakening. You should also think about protection. You don’t need to worry about a PS5 or Xbox getting scuffed up when you take them for a walk to the park.
Some of these accessories are suitable for Nintendo’s Switch Lite as well, the Switch’s mobile-only sibling that cannot dock to a TV. If you’re still shopping for a Switch, check out our roundup of the best Switch deals. Need new games? Our best Switch games guide can help, and read our Switch tips and tricks to get the most out of your system.
Updated May 2021: We’ve added Switch Lite links to products where relevant, removed some discontinued items, and added the Logitech G333 and the Pelican Memory Card Case.
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