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158 Reddit comments about HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo:

u/Cedocore · 48 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Anyone who wants a good kickstand should 100% check out the HORI Playstand. I spent 8 hours playing on the built-in stand one day and at the end I fucking hated it, but my buddy recommended this to me and oh my god it's so much better. It sounds dumb but this is one of the best purchases I've made in months. It pairs very well with those wooden TV tray/stands everyone seems to own except me.

u/Gr8NonSequitur · 27 pointsr/nintendo

Not by default, and it's pretty much why this exists

u/seemebreakthis · 27 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Yes so for the best experience get an extra stand like this so u can play while charging.

u/NMTommy · 20 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Or just buy one of these:
HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo

Problem solved.

u/kerning_PQ · 19 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/waffledork · 17 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I picked up the Hori Switch Stand specifically for traveling. Being able to charge while playing is a huge plus but the stand also comes with 3 settings so you can angle your Switch to something other than what thr kickstand offers.

As a tall guy, the kickstand on the Switch doesn't angle the screen enough when you don't have much space to maneuver in Economy seating. The tray table is too close. Having the extra angles makes the Switch playable in tabletop mode for me on airplanes.

Sure you can charge while in handheld mode but that discounts the ability to play multiplayer (MK8D or the like with my wife).

u/HormonalWhore · 17 pointsr/shittykickstarters

I said this last time this project was on this sub, but I'll say it again: I can get this and this for $~70 and it will last longer than this $100+ device. Even if it does ship, I see no reason to buy this over something that likely works better that costs less.

Edit: the battery pack is on sale right now, which only makes this combo a better deal.

u/AtomKick · 17 pointsr/nintendo

You can get this $13 stand:

I think it folds flat so you can easily put it i a bag to take it on the go.

u/WafflesGaming · 16 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Yeah, the kickstand is extremely clunky, I rarely ever use it. Your best bet would be to buy the HORI Playstand on amazon, here's the link:

I've heard pretty good things about it.

u/AstroFuzz · 13 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I have the Hori stand, it has been handy quite a few times and fits in most carrying cases.

Got a Tryone gooseneck to hook on my exercise bike too. Works prety well for the Switch, recommended to me by some other Redditors.

u/seamonkeystew · 12 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo

u/timrbrady · 11 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I got the Hori stand and I love it. I rarely use tabletop mode, but when I do this is a vast improvement over just using the kickstand.

u/RockD79 · 10 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

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HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo

u/data_Jack · 10 pointsr/nintendo

Like others have mentioned there is no way to charge the Switch while on a kickstand; however, short of crafting one for yourself, I found and preordered a nifty stand that has adjustable levels and plenty of room for the charger. Hope this helps anyone

HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo

u/J04DAN · 9 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

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u/RS_Games · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo

u/AutomaticReboot · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The Hori Playstand is pretty good! I've used it on a plane with a bit of turbulence and it help my Switch up just fine.

u/CoryBoehm · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Some recommended Switch accessories:

  • A tempered glass screen protector such as ORLZY, Spigen or AMFilm. All are excellent only reason AMFilm gets more recommendations as it was first to market.

  • A protective case like Hori Tough Pouch

  • Hori LAN Adapter if you play online lots as the Switch has very weak WiFi service. Also other lan adapters may work but only the Hori one is officially supported.

  • Hori Play Stand if you frequently play in table top mode or need to charge while in table top mode.

  • Pro Controller

  • The [Google Pixel USB C-C charger] ( as it is easy to find locally, even on sale, and more compact than the Nintendo one but it won't power the dock.

  • Nintendo A-C cable (comes with the Pro Controller)

  • Your choice of headphones

  • A larger bag such as Butterfox Carry All case to hold your EDC (every day carry).

  • PowerA Cartridge Cases if you need extra game storage on the go (comes in several designs).

  • RAVPower 26800 PD a battery pack with both Type C in and out such as this one. Type C is means quicker charging and Type C out to safely power the Switch while using it.

  • PowerA Hybrid Cover might also be of interest to some people. I have not used it though as it is not my style. There are a few different colour/designs.
u/JackSparrowUSA · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Not a dock, but a worthy stand:

HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo

u/Sages · 6 pointsr/Games

3rd Party, but officially licensed by Nintendo.

u/njmase · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Just bought a switch for use mainly:

  1. Travelling long-haul for for use on flights/trains/hotels (handheld Zelda, Minecraft, Super Mario Odyssey etc) ...of course when I'm home I will be hooking up to the big screen, but most cases will be on the road
  2. Playing at home multiplayer with young kids (Mario Kart, Minecraft...etc)

    ...and wanted to know if there are any "must-have" accessories I've missed off my list (aside from extra controls):

u/Blovnt · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Try this stand instead.

It's amazing and works better than the stock stand ever could.

u/pay019 · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch you plug directly into the switch. The Hori stand just lifts the switch up so he doesn't need to use 'random desk debris' to access the charging port. You're thinking of 3rd party docks.

u/GreninjaNerfer · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

On accessories - must haves definitely include (like everyone else said):

  • microSD card (64GB minimum imo, 128 is what I have because I have a fair amount of digital games)
  • A TEMPERED GLASS screen protector. This is easily the best screen protector on the market.
  • A travel case. I would recommend a nondescript black one; you don't want something that says "STEAL ME PLS"

    Less important things:

  • A stand (the one on the back of the Switch is pretty bad and if you use it a lot it will just snap off). The good ones are the HORI playstand with 3 angles and the official Nintendo charging stand.
  • Power banks/chargers: u/queuebitt made a whole website for this and regularly posts charger/power bank deals on r/NintendoSwitchDeals.
  • Extra controllers and Joy-Con grips: if you're going to play with multiple people you will need to get more controllers unless you want to play with the single Joy-Cons (which isn't a great experience). The Pro Controller you can find for around $60 now; in my opinion it's a really good investment.

    Before we get on to games, there's always the debate of physical vs digital. Indie games are often cheaper digitally because they have to partner with companies to release physical copies, but for most "big" titles physical or digital really depends on the game.

  • Physical: the big advantage is that you can sell it once you're done with the game. This is good for games with low replayability, like Mario Odyssey; however, it comes with less convenience because you have to swap out the cartridge every time to switch games.
  • Digital comes with convenience; you don't have to swap out cartridges and you don't have to deal with potential cartridge issues, but you're stuck with the game and digital games go on sale way less often that physical games. Digital is great for games you'll open and play for a few minutes or rounds, like Mario Kart.

    On to games. (these are the ones I have and can approve of)

  • Breath of the Wild is a must have if you're going to buy a Switch. It also has fantastic DLC that you'll probably want to buy along with the game.
  • Super Mario Odyssey is also really fun, but doesn't lend itself to multiple playthroughs very well. The first experience is amazing, but subsequent playthroughs don't have the same charm unless you're speedrunning.
  • Super Mario Party is a good experience for the first few times you play it but it suffers from a lack of content. I'd say get it when it goes on sale.
  • Mario Kart is a staple Nintendo game. Consider digital.
  • Smash Ultimate is also fantastic for both large groups and 2 people, but the solo modes aren't as great.
  • Overcooked 1 & 2 are so much fun, especially if you have 4 people. It quickly turns into a glorious mess and I love it.
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is actually surprisingly fun for a game with maniacal rabbits. It also goes on sale ALL THE DAMN TIME so that's also a thing.
  • Splatoon 2 is a very creative, cute and charming game - but it's a team shooter game, so it's easier to get frustrated compared to other games. The DLC (Octo Expansion) is fantastic, though.
  • Hollow Knight, Celeste, and Shovel Knight are all amazing games (especially for the prices you get them at) but they're basically digital only. I'd say get him an eShop card and let him decide which games he wants.

    TL;DR microSD card, screen protector, case. eShop card and get Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart at least.

    Also: don't buy anything "Nintendo Switch" branded! They're literally the exact same things as the unbranded ones, just priced higher because of the logo.
u/qwertylerqw · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You can definitely do that. You definitely want a stand like this one, but other than that it’s fine to use one

u/leagueofyasuo · 5 pointsr/DarkSoulsSwitch

They make these portable flip out switch stands that are plastic or metal and let you charge while playing. Here is one by Hori, I like that company and trust their products. HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo

u/ichiakira · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

HORI Switch Compact PlayStand (Nintendo Switch) space at the bottom of this one, seen another on amazon that actually had a port for charging built in but can't find it now.....

u/Npakaderm · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The kickstand is nearly useless but there's a very inexpensive accessory that addresses the issue you mentioned and gives you some more flexibility to get the switch up at a better angle for your neck/back anyway. I am sure you're aware of this, and this doesn't invalidate your criticism but I think the kickstand was likely kind of an afterthought and it's nice to have in a pinch. Amazon link to item

Nintendo is exceptionally good at getting people to buy extras for their consoles, whether first party or third party. I have a closet full of random plastic holders for Wii controllers that were arguably completely unnecessary but for some reason I thought playing Wii Sports with a fake tennis racket was more fun. Not to mention the earlier gameboys, I had so much shit strapped to my OG gameboy that Nintendo arguably could have built into the device (light, better speakers, battery packs, etc) too. This is how Nintendo has always done it.

Edit: forgot to link to the accessory I bought to address the kickstand issue. Added.

u/Morrow28 · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I take my switch with me a lot, so my favorite accessory is my backpack. I have one of these:

It has specific pouches for everything. Multiple Joycon Controllers, your pro controller, your switch itself, your power cord and hdmi cord, your dock, your headphones, little zipper pouches for your games. Instead of putting my switch in the switch pocket, I leave it in my hard case, and I put a portible stand in the switch pocket.

Other accessories I enjoy:

-Pro controller for more comfort in docked mode, or for better control in fortnite and other multiplayer shooters.

-Portible stand for better tabletop play. The switch has a kickstand, but it can start to lose support and stop working, but it also is low to the table, only has 1 angle, and you can't charge your system while using the kickstand. I have this one:

-USB to usb-c converter. This is only if you have a wired controller like me. I like to play fortnite from time to time on my break, and I use my controller. But since it's wired, I bought the converter and I can plug it into my switch while I'm away from my dock. But it you get him wireless this won't be necessary.

-Screen protector. For obvious reasons 😁. Preferably a tempered glass one, not plastic.

-Car charger

-Carrying case. I prefer the medium thickness. Usually they're themed, I have a blue Zelda one. Hard shell is better, but usually not themed and is plain. I don't like soft cases at all.

Accessories I don't have but thought about buying:

-Dock Sock. Some people have had their system scratched by the dock, or have had someone else scratch it while docking it. The dock has hard plastic inside of it for some reason, and it can come into contact with the switch and scratch it if your not careful. The dock sock just adds a layer of cloth between the hard plastic and your screen. Not necessary, but can help, and you can find a ton of cool designs on etsy and other sites.

-Dock light. Can't be used with dock sock. Just makes the outside of your dock look cool.

-Better grip for handheld mode. A lot of people like them, I just didn't get one because it doesn't fit in my case and I'm too lazy to attach and separate them every time.

-Switch decals. Make your switch look cooler. I'd only buy from Nintendo as some 3rd party ones werent made correctly and fried people's systems.

-Replacement faceplates. Like decals, but it's completely new plastic casing. Some are awesome, like the ond school nes look or Gameboy crystal purple. They can be a pain to install though, and may void warranty (I don't know for sure, just a guess).

Games I like:


-Zelda Breath of the Wild
-Stardew Valley (Now has multiplayer but I think online only, not split screen, could be wrong though)
-Hollow Knight

Solo I haven't bought but heard are good:

-Dark Souls
-Binding of Issac

Solo or Split Screen Co-op:

-Snipper Clips
-Mario (Really any of them, though odyssey is less fun for player 2 as you just play as the hat)
-Pokemon Let's Go

Solo or SS Co-op I don't have but heard are good:

-Lovers in a Dangerous Space Time
-Splatoon 2
-Boxboy Boxgirl

I'd also suggest you get him Nintendo online. It's free for a year if you have Amazon prime, or $20 a year if you don't. You can't play online multiplayer without it. You also get to download an app on your switch that has a bunch of old school games on it like super Mario, super Mario 2, super Mario 3, Dr. Mario, legend of link, legend of zelda, and a bunch of others. All of them are free as long as you have Nintendo online, and they add new games every month I think.

Long read, but hopefully it helps! Your giving him a gift he can enjoy for a long time, and there is so much to play on this system it's crazy. There are a ton of cheap indy games as well. So you could always just get him a Nintendo Eshop card and let him buy whatever looks good to him if you want. Tons of stuff $20 and lower, and there is always a ton on sale.

u/SirDinkus · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

In the gallery I make sure it's clear you need either a skin or hard case on your Switch to do this (unless you don't care about sticking something directly to your system). But you're right, I did forget that you can't dock it with a steelie on. I haven't docked my switch once since I got it, and I just recently ordered a better docking solution. Check this out if you're interested. But to answer your question, the steelie mount is a little over a inch squared. Basically a little larger than a marble. Even compared to the official Compact Playstand the Steelie is tiny.

u/Onyxthegreat · 4 pointsr/Splatoon_2

It's the Hori Compact Play Stand. I have it too, it's very useful.

u/TheIrateSPider · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You could use this thing

u/juicyjames · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
  • System Cases: Most people would either recommend the RDS Industries (or this one for the whole system) or the Butterfox
  • Pro Controller Cases: I'm not sure. People talk about Xbox 360, Xbox One, or Steam Controller cases, but I've seen some people say certain ones press the sticks down.
  • Best Stand: I like the official HORI Playstand, but someone mentioned the Nulaxy Stand works for them
  • You can buy a second official AC adapter ($30), but the block is kind of thick for a lot of cases. My travel charger is the Google Pixel charger which charges it at max speed, has a slimmer block profile, and a detachable cable. It's normally $35, but it's been $20 on Groupon twice in the past few weeks
u/lazy_eye_of_sauron · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

My advice, get a tempered glass screen protector. Sure, the screen is plastic and isn't going to shatter, but with a console that you can reasonably plan to be using for 3-5 years you want to make sure that nothing is going to scratch that screen, and you might as well not skimp on protection when it's only about 10 bucks.

You should also get a case. I'm using the hybrid case that you can buy from nintendo, but I honestly cant recommend it, while it protects my switch in transit, and acts as a better kickstand, it is uncomfortable to play with in handheld mode, and is annoying to take off the switch to dock it. Also while you can charge the switch while it is inside the case, it is cumbersome. Most of the zippered pouch cases you see will do the job, bonus points if it is hardshell.

The kickstand is okay at best. It can be flimsy at times, and doesnt provide for multiple viewing angles. I recommend the hori stand, because you can play and charge (something you cant do with the default kickstand) and have multiple viewing angles.

Avoid cheepass(tm) charge cables. USB-C can be picky, and not all type-c cables are made equally. Just because it fits, doesn't mean that it is up to the same standard as what's in your box. Your best bet is to check reviews on these before you buy. If you just get the cheapest thing, you might not charge as fast as you should, or worse you can damage your switch.

As for games, You already got BotW and MK8D. If you need more to play, give Shovel Knight a try, as well as Binding of Isaac and Graceful Explosion Machine. All the Neo Geo games are great. Snipperclips is great if you have friends to play it with, and if you have friends AND alcohol, 1,2 switch can be entertaining for a few hours.

u/No_Hands_55 · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

this would probably be the best bet

but i am working on some designs for a table top stand and a "backpack" for handheld mode to hold some large battery packs

u/JoshuaJSlone · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I've got a HORI Playstand. Folds up flat enough I can leave it in the travel case with the Switch. Allows setting the Switch at several angles. By raising the Switch a bit off the table, allows access to the USB port.

u/BigBoswell · 3 pointsr/gaming

This stand is compact, sturdy, and allows you to charge while playing.

HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo

u/pete245 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Probably the best thing to buy is a tempered glass screen protector to make sure you get no scratches at all. I think that's the only must have thing.

Asides from that you can get a carrying case, stand like this or something like this and portable charger (if you're taking it on the go).

From reading a lot of experiences, even if you intend for it to be mainly docked some people found themselves gravitating towards handheld mode just because of how easy it is. So even if these aren't must buys for you it's something to keep in mind if you find yourself using handheld mode a lot.

Otherwise the only other thing you might get for couch co-op is a pro-controller. If you're going to be doing 2 player especially with mario kart, need a 2nd controller and you know a traditional controller never hurts when playing zelda!

Also definitely buy snipperclips, from personal experience that's just hours of fun to play especially with your SO.

u/jaychan2015 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Sorry when I meant dock mode, my idea was that you place the switch into the case directly connected to the USB c for convenient charging

When you are on the plane you can adjust the case similar to the hori play stand for table top playing but still charging , there will be no second screen or dock

This is just wishful thinking, would be a great concept though

u/Lorben · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

>So apparently Yu-Gi-Oh does not support cloud saves. Does the game itself have any other means to help players secure their save games or progress?

The Switch has no way to back up saves outside of cloud saves. If it doesn't support it, you can't back up your saves.

>Can anyone recommend a stand that can charge the Switch (whether I slip the USB cable through an opening or whether there is a USB plug - either way works) and help prop the Switch at an angle comfortable for an adult playing wirelessly when sitting in coach during a flight?

Nintendo has an official charging stand. There's a USB C plug on the side where you can plug in a charger or battery bank.

Or regular adjustable stands for the Switch are pretty easy to come by.

>When you put the Switch in the dock and play in TV mode, is it normal that the Switch seems to charge really slowly (if at all)?

The Switch will charge more slowly if being actively used. It charges faster in sleep mode.

u/CaptT60 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

It is great in handheld and table top mode. I use it all the time on plane trips with no internet access.

If you decide you want to play table top mode and charge you may want to look into either


I have this case to store it and it doubles as a stand. I cut the straps as they were a pain.

As others have mentioned the suspend when going to the home screen is a nice feature.

u/StimulatorCam · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The screen protectors and case are good. He won't need an sd card right off the bat if you're buying the games on cartridge, so you can always hold off on that. The system comes with a dock, so you don't really need another. The Joy-Cons charge while the system is docked so you don't really need a separate charger for them either.

The only other accessory that I have that is pretty nice is this stand.

u/GrumpyM · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I'd really recommend the stand. Since the charge port is on the bottom, it's hard to play with the controllers detached without the stand. I do this all the time in hotels, airplanes, etc etc etc. The stand fits right into my case.


u/RetroGamer9 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Hori is making a stand that allows charging while playing, but obviously it's something else to carry around if you're looking for absolute portability.

u/raple_syrup · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This exists but for some reason I'm just not sold on it.

u/Dougboard · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I like my Hori adjustable stand well enough; it sits high enough that it's comfortable playing while sitting at a table or something along those lines, and folds up and fits into my Switch carrying case.

u/SoftEngCU · 2 pointsr/CarletonU

I read that if you use a USB-C adapter to USB-3.0, then you can plug the Ethernet adapter directly into the Switch in tablet mode.
I bought these a few days ago and can update you when they arrive (Amazon says they will arrive the 10th):


u/BarnabyJones21 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

A stand to put the Switch on. This way, you can charge the Switch while you play. Also, because that standard kickstand is awful.

u/LittleKnownQuotes · 2 pointsr/gaming

This isn't even the worst part of the dock and nobody seems to give a shit.

The thing is made of crappy plastic and offers no soft material to protect the screen against scratches.

The dock covers the entire screen on the switch while docked which is pretty dumb when you consider this problem. Yes, that's right, you have to buy this stupid-looking modified dock separately to charge the switch on a table at an angle.

It boggles my mind when I consider the design oversights this thing fell victim to. If you're gonna cover the goddamn screen in the dock, why not put the charging port on the top of the switch so that you can play with it on a table like many would want to? You'd have to insert the switch upside-down, but it wouldn't matter since Nintendo is assuming here that when the switch is docked it will only be used for external output gaming.

u/LinktheMaster · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

A stand is really useful for things like plane rides because they make the switch more stable than the kickstand, and you can charge the system while playing.

u/Fitnesslad50 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Or you can get yourself a stand from Amazon

u/UCLAKoolman · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

How can it be an alternative if they lack similar functionality? The dock is for connecting the switch to a TV and this charging stand is for playing on the switch itself. The only similarity is that they both charge the switch when connected to the AC adapter.

Your comments suggested you wanted to carry the original dock with you, but now you are saying you don't need TV out. You were going to take the original dock with you just to charge your switch? Why not just bring the AC adapter then and leave the dock at home?

The charging stand is more of an alternative to using a folding stand plus a charger than it is to the dock. The Hori stand has been around for a while and works well for me on flights. Nintendo's charging stand is an alternative to this Hori stand. In other words, if I purchased this new charging stand I could leave my Hori dock at home but I would still want to bring along my portable dock...

u/OatmealDome · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Do you need HDMI out? If not, then you can buy one of these stands.

If you do need HDMI out, nope. Third party docks could fry charging circuitry in your Switch and brick it. Put the official dock's circuit board inside a dock shell.

u/superwiifan · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

First off, if you plug your switch into a dock, the screen on the Switch itself will go black. What you would want to do to charge a switch in tabletop is to get a good stand that has a space for the charger to fit in, something like this:

Second, if you DO want a portable dock, I’d recommend taking an official dock and putting it into a smaller shell, something like this:
It’s a fairly straightforward and easy process - I don’t have much engineering know-how and it took me a half-hour max.

u/GaryOaksHotSister · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

[I recommend this stand to all new Switch users] (

Honestly it's what the Switch should have came with for an optional stand. There are 3 different positions you can adjust the stand. It allows you to charge while in handheld-mode. And its fairly portable when folded up.

u/PixeledBrain · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Im getting my switch in about a week and a half, so i've started to look for accesories, and I think i need some help :P

Initially ill be getting Mario Kart, so im going to buy the official Joy Con Wheel x2 thing.

I was also going to buy a carrying case, and I saw this one, which looked nice.

The last thing I was going to buy for now was a screen protector, since i've heard they can get scratched easily when placing/removing the console from the dock, so I was thinking of buying this one. I also saw a Hori screen protector, but it has horrible reviews (Mostly complaining about it unsticking at the bottom of the switch because of the heat when being docked).

So, are these good choices or should I buy some other one instead?

Also, ill probably end up buying a controller, however, I find the pro controller to be too expensive, so I was thinking of buying the Hori one which is much more affordable, but is it any good? Are there any other good controllers? And I was looking at Hori stuff, so I stumbled upon the Playstand, and the game case. Are they worth buying?


Sorry if this comment is too big, im very hyped for the Switch, and I dont want to ruin my experience with bad accesories =)


EDIT: I forgot to ask, Is a big SD Card worth it? How much space would you recommend if it is?

u/coldstream87 · 2 pointsr/splatoon

Just a tip, look for the HORI stand, this way you can charge and still play tabletop. Thats what i sometimes do, if im playing undocked. Should'nt cost too much either. like this one

u/he-said-youd-call · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This is the official Nintendo licensed version.

u/Risto_08 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

It could but it might not balance particularly well. 3rd parties have already come up with solutions for this if people are really concerned about not being able to charge this way:

Like so

u/tw04 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/Reality_Gamer · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Is it the HORI stand or something else?

u/cjh_ · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

How about getting one of these Hori stands?

u/ol_grampy · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

>good alternatives:)

Wow - I don't think even the rep was aware of these. I just keeps getting better. Thanks for passing it along.

Additionally, this is what the rep showed.

u/OckhamsFolly · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I'd personally stick with a basic case and get the Hori Compact Playstand. It would fit in the top pocket of my Butterfox with no problem, probably even with my 20100 mah battery and charge cord for the Switch (I could probably downsize on the cord a bit, it's the one that came with the pro controller).

If size was your absolute top concern, I might suggest a wallet case like his one. Won't be able to charge it while it's on the stand though, and I'd be worried about it in a tight backpack.

If an all-inclusive case/stand with charging capability is what you are after, your best bet probably is the Satisfye slim case AManCalledM recommended or something similar.

u/highway1027 · 2 pointsr/StardewValley

This is the one in the picture.. There's a black one, this red Mario version and a Zelda one.

u/Cryptosporidium_ · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Hey guys so with smash coming out it got me thinking about a portable setup. I have one of the hori playstands and love it and was thinking of getting a usb c to usb a adapter to plug a gamecube adapter into it in tabletop. Then I found a new hori playstand that has 2 usb ports and a charging passthrough.

I don't want to spend more on a new playstand and i like the height that i get from the one i have and started to search for a dongle that does the same thing. I found this that essentially does the same thing (usb a ports and a charging passthrough) and was wondering if it would work and not damage the switch. Understanding that switches have bricked in the past from using third party products through the usb c port would this be safe to use.

TL;DR I want to play smash in handheld and want to know if this dongle (no hdmi) would damage my switch

u/Peetypeet5000 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Best stand is the HORI compact playstand.
Minecraft will be $30.
I've really liked Puyo Puyo Tetris

u/zigmus64 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You might snag one of these once they’re back in stock. Will make charging while using in tabletop mode a bunch easier.

u/rochford77 · 2 pointsr/RocketLeague

A tip.

The joycons are really not great for this game. The short throw of the sticks does not allow for very precise movements. A pro controller on a couch (if your TV has a game setting or low latency mode, most do) is the ideal way to play on switch. With that said, if you can't always take over the TV, a stand like [this](HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo and a pro controller are immensely better than joycons in handheld mode.

u/balbanes · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/RichieD79 · 2 pointsr/kindafunny

Gotta pick up this bad boy for it. I use those stand every time I’ve used my switch. Best $12 I’ve spent on it! Haha. Also don’t forget a screen protector!

u/BlackSajin · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The hori stand is about $13USD on amazon

u/HMXmattitude · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Was just browsing third party accessories. Check out this stand, OP! This might suit your needs perfectly. Officially licensed and everything! Reasonable price, too.

HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo

u/cal92scho · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Is this the Hori stand you're referring to?:

Creating a flat stand which incorporates a 90 degree adapter would be a pretty attractive way of doing it, in my head I'm think of something similar to the stands you can buy for an iPhone. If you made the stand deep enough that you could use the Switch's own kickstand then that's perfect, I'd buy one.

iPhone stand for reference:

u/Huddy40 · 2 pointsr/nintendo
u/ThebossII · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Yeah you gotta hold it when it charges :( But There is a stand you can buy for 15 bucks and allows the system to charge while in table top mode (

u/WurstGamer87 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Its cheap, it looks nice, it looks easy to use, it looks very compact.

u/ss4444gogeta · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I'd expect Anker's stuff to work, considering that they make some good quality accessories. I will say that the power output of the USB port in a plane might not be that powerful so who knows if it will actually charge quickly.

Additionally, keep in mind that the USB-C port is on the bottom of the console, so it is blocked in tabletop mode. However, this accessory should help circumvent that:

Another alternative is that you can just play with it plugged in while in handheld mode.

u/jar996 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo

u/moonshoeslol · 1 pointr/Games

The one I got was this one and I can recommend it.

Basically it's nice for changing the angle of the screen (especially if it's on a plane tray table), having the charging cable plugged in, and keeping it a little more stable than with the built in kickstand. This one is also pretty compact. Pretty good for flying.

u/Dintri · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Yup I got this one for 12.99 and it's one of the best stands i've ever owned! I never knew until now that it had vent hole cutouts :)

u/Shadow_25_ · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch


I am going to buy today a Nintendo switch and I am trying to see what accessories I should buy for it.

This is the list I currently have:

  1. Charge Block Pro Nintendo Switch Accessories)
  2. HORI Switch Wired Internet LAN Adapter
  3. HORI Compact Play Stand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo
  4. (Mumba Nintendo Switch case, [Heavy Duty] Slim Rubberized [Snap on] Hard Case Cover for Nintendo Switch 2017 release (Black))
  5. [Orzly Glass Screen Protectors compatible with Nintendo Switch - Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector TWIN PACK [2x Screen Guards - 0.24mm] for 6.2 Inch Tablet Screen on Nintendo Switch Console]
  6. Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
  7. SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter(SDSQUAR-200G-GN6MA)

    Is there anything else that you would recommend or change from what I posted? From my understanding a cover for the dock is also recommended?

    Regarding the memory, I am buying two physical games, however I must likely will be buying more digitally in the future (probably).

    One of the things that give me a pause when I was searching for accessories is the Mumba case that I want to buy. I wish for the switch to have a good case just in case, but from I see the case won't allow other accessories while the switch is in it.

    And is a grip necessary when in handheld mode?

    Thanks for the help.
u/ButteredPastry · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

If you're going to travel a lot and are taking your Switch with you (duh) I recommend these 2:

u/DocktorCocktor · 1 pointr/Switch

I bought the Hori portable stand and I love it. It fits well in my travel case too:

u/bino420 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Here's a good one for $13 and you can get it now. Looks like it's easier to travel with too thanks to how it folds up.

u/anjack9 · 1 pointr/Gamingcirclejerk

So you never need to connect the Switch to a TV if you don't want to? That seems rather nice.

Tabletop mode is where you take the controllers out and use the kickstand, right? Looking it up apparently you can get something like this to charge it that way:

u/MadhuSharma1 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Which is the best slip-on case for Nintendo Switch that will also work with a play stand (so I don’t have to keep on removing the slip case each time I put it on the play stand)?

I was thinking of getting the Hori Play stand and the Orzly hybrid cover.

However, I am not sure if the Switch will fit in the play stand once the Orzly hybrid cover is on it and also if there will be enough ventilation for the slots on the back once the covered Switch in on the play stand.

Thanks for any help anyone can offer.

u/Tri0ptimum · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I just use a USB-C to USB-C extension cable made for the dock, and put the switch in a stand that allows the cable to be used and for airflow.

u/WhiskeyRadio · 1 pointr/gaming

Buy this OP!

The Hori Stand is a must own for every Switch owner IMO. It's much better than the awful kickstand on the Switch.

u/instaweed · 1 pointr/news

My tv stand came with a prop 65 warning, from a prop 65 store. I just checked on Amazon for a Nintendo Switch stand

it has a fucking prop 65 warning on it.

>California residents Click here for Proposition 65 warning

it's not on literally everything (you're from california, you understand what i mean by "literally") but it's on a motherfuck ton of shit and it's as hilarious as it is ineffective. they do it because it's easier to put it on than it is to take some dumbass lawsuit from somebody.

u/Toranorora · 1 pointr/nintendoswitchde

Ich habe dafür diesen von Hori

HORI Kompakter PlayStand [Nintendo Switch]

u/PRbox · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Thanks, I'll check these out. I might do some tabletop play. Sad that the kickstand sucks.

Edit: This one?

u/AtomicBuzzy · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

This is physically impossible. The Switch doesn't sit in a way that would make it possible to connect even the thinnest, most sharply angled USB-C cable. Although it is possible to buy stands that prop the Switch up slightly, allowing a cable to snake through (like this one). Although they can be annoying to have to carry around everywhere.

u/Proxy_PlayerHD · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting
u/AndreaSnep · 1 pointr/gaming

Sure, the exhaust is on the top, but the intakes are on the lower back. See that there are holes in the back of the dock, and that all official cases and stands have holes in the back.

u/huzbek · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I bought the Hori stand and I totally recommend everyone gets one. It is way more stable than a little kickstand and you can charge your Switch while you are using it!

u/TnAdct1 · 1 pointr/nintendo

Also, you could always use the Nintendo Switch Playstand to have the Switch screen stand in vertical mode.

u/Ramacher · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

It's pretty stable, but I don't know about on the go since the back resting part is rigid and it's not collapsable. For traveling i'd say go with the hori adjustable and collapsable stand

u/therealpepsi · 1 pointr/VideoGameDealsCanada

Hori Playstand - Case for Nintendo Switch

Could you just use something like that and run the cables? The legit socks seem to be a fortune as you said, I couldn’t find anything different.

u/pretenderist · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

You could just look on the Amazon product listing and see the product dimensions

Hint: it's 162mm x 89m x 17mm

u/RedrickSSBU · 1 pointr/smashbros

Multi-port stand/dock.

Single port wireless adapter.

Wireless GC-style controller.

You could also get a stand for your Switch, and use a USB type-C adapter to connect any Gamecube adapter. The GC adapters only need the black cable to be plugged in for all four controllers to function, the grey end only provides rumble.

Lastly, there is another stand from Hori which comes with 4 USB ports and allows you to charge your Switch at the same time.

u/TemptedTemplar · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Nintendo makes one with just the charging port on the side, which is VERY handy.

Other wise Id just look into cell phone or foldable stands, which leave the bottom port exposed.

u/kratosauron0 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I looked online and saw prices ranging from $300-500. Is there any difference between these consoles other than the skin?

The $300 base model of the Nintendo Switch ( does not include any games, but is still what you should most likely buy. More expensive models may have games bundled or free in-game currency (e.g. Fortnite), but they shouldn't be more than $350 (plus tax). At $360, you're not really saving any money, and anything more expensive than THAT is from a third party trying to make a quick buck. The console itself currently has few variations; most of your customization will depend on what color controllers you get with the console.

What type of accessories am I going to need?

This depends on your use case. I'd recommend getting a screen protector ( If you expect to bring the Switch out of the house a lot, also get a case ( Anything else, like special controllers ( or a dock cover (, is largely unnecessary right now; look into them when you find you need extra joy-cons ( or a tabletop stand ( for your Switch. In the end, you should not be spending more than $400 for the Switch, one game, and core accessories.

As for games, so far I planned on buying Smash Bros, Let's Go Pikachu, and One's Justice. Can you recommend any other games? I was never into Zelda but hear the new game is very good.

How old is your kid? Super Mario Odyssey ( is fun, and has a great co-op mode if you want to play together. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is also always a blast ( I'm also a huge fan of Splatoon 2 (, but it's probably better for older kids because it requires more dexterity. There's lots of games to recommend, but it'll help to know what your kid already likes... or what you want your kid to like ;)

Side note: To play online, you need Nintendo Switch Online ( It's $20 a year for one ACCOUNT, or $35 a year for 8 accounts. Each account also has separate save files, if multiple people will be playing on the same Switch. Smash Ultimate and Mario Kart both have online modes, but Splatoon's primary game modes are online-only.

Whats the difference between mario party and mario space odyssey?

Super Mario Odyssey is an action-platformer for the Nintendo Switch. Super Mario Party is a virtual board game for the Nintendo Switch. Super Mario Galaxy is an action-platformer for the Wii, a completely different console.

Let us know if you have follow-up questions!

u/MaxOsi · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Could get this stand

u/rouquinsman · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Does anyone know if there is confirmation that the HORI accessories are coming on launch day? I am interested in their wired controller, but I can't find any information on it anywhere except on ebgames canada where it says that it releases on March 31st. Normally I would have accepted that but I found other switch accessories from them that are released on the 3rd on amazon and those are still marked as releasing on the 31st on ebgames. Which one is right, and why can't I find the controller anywhere else?

u/Pieceof_ · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

The Shieka Slate is my choice of case as well. It looks big enough to also include Hori stand in the mesh portion:

u/ErrorEra · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

You can't, either put it on top of 2 book stacks, or shell out money for a plastic stand by HORI.

u/IcyAthene · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

You will need a stand like this one in order to do so. The USB-C port is on the very bottom of the console, so it would be difficult to have the charger plugged in when in tabletop mode.

u/gscarsella · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

That issue used to happen to me all the time, the kickstand isn't the sturdiest. I bought the Hori stand off Amazon and it works great when I travel as I can charge the unit and play at the same time.

u/darealystninja · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Kickstand sucks I know, I have the duxele case so I never go to deal with it.

Get a play stand
It's compact and you can charge with it too

u/trinadin · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I spent about seven hours flying with my Switch this last week. I used the HORI Compact Playstand, and sat it on the little pull down counter on the seat in front. You don't have it down until you're cruising, and unless you have some pretty bad turbulence, that stand isn't going to slide anywhere. It worked out great.

u/tekchic · 1 pointr/AppleArcade

Totally, CFW ftw! So when I use the controller, I've got a Switch stand (the Hori one: and just finished Ys VIII yesterday with the controller. For some of the "button mashy" ARPG's, I'm paranoid about wear and tear on my Vita buttons, so I just use the DS4 controller when I'm on the couch.

On the go, I just take the Vita though, although it's mostly a Visual Novel / JRPG device for me. :)

u/jamesgdsf · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch
6.3x3.5x.6 inches. Would that fit? What else do you put in the case?

u/walt_disnae · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

It would be cheaper to buy a stand. If you could live without the kickstand, it’s not that steady anyway.

Something like this?

u/RiotPenguin · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Pretty much:

HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo

u/mallenfit · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo

I use this. There are similar variations for sale at many retailers. Is nice to have the gap for the charging cord, and it's collapsible so it fits in my small travel case.

u/SuperfieldCU · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I got the Butterfox carrying case. Sturdy, holds 19 games, and a pocket for accessories. Great case for a great price.

If you want to use the Switch in tabletop mode, definitely go for the Hori Playstand. The Switch's built-in kickstand has several issues: it's flimsy, blocks the charging port when set up and only has one viewing angle. The Playstand fixes all of those things and yes, it does fit in the Butterfox case's accessories pouch.

If you want to be playing it in the car, you'll want a car charger. I personally got the PowerA charger. I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but it is officially licensed by Nintendo. I also got this car mount; just make sure you put the Switch into it in such a way that you don't block the holes on the back. Those are not speakers, they're air intakes and you never want to block them while the system is running (you're fine in sleep mode).

u/ElementaryHufflepuff · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

If you plan on playing it in table top mode, get a good stand, as the built in one leaves much to be desired. I have the Hori one linked below, which has been good, but I plan on upgrading to an aluminum one.

Also, if you plan on playing docked, you need a pro controller. I have found that the range of movement on the joycon analog sticks leaves much to be desired.

The system is an Indie power house and I love it. If you are in to Rougelites like Gungeon, there is always Binding of Isaac and Darkest Dungeon. Stardew Valley is amazing and is one of my personal favorites. People will recommend Golf Story, but i personally couldn't get into it. If you are into Minecraft, I would recommend Steamworld Dig 2, its a 2D Mining/Metroidvania that surpassed every expectation I had. Runner 3 is going through the certification process, but that's another indie I can't wait for.

u/eliteprotorush · 1 pointr/nintendo

Found it!

That being said, this would be pretty rough to carry around, or shove into a carrying case haha.

u/smearyburrito · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

The recession is very minor, also it's the reason nintendo has this accessory

u/NeoJ4K3 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

90° USB c adapter or THIS

u/thegrunner · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Decent solution: HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo

u/AkariAX · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Maybe Nintendo is thinking about...:
Go buy a PlayStand from HORI, and we might make something similar later so all your money is ours!
( )

u/knightfader · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Unfortunately, that's why a lot of people are picking up the Hori Compact Playstand.

u/onomeister · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I bought the Hori Switch stand:
Apparently, the one that comes with the console doesn't allow the charging cable to attach while you play on "Table Mode" (playing it & charge at the same time). Definitely get screen protectors to protect your investment. Also, since this will be a party console, and I want Bomberman game, I bought 2 extra Joycons.

u/geekblz · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I am getting the HORI compact stand exactly for this reason. :)

u/dfelinto · 0 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I like Hori's stand, but it's up to your comfort level with the vanilla angle you can get from the switch:

I don't have/haven't tried Nintendo official new stand, so I can't comment on it. It looks sexier though.

u/Ryan3395 · -1 pointsr/gaming

It's not recessed, you need something like this to charge while using it on a table. Or set up your Switch by propping it up with books or something.

> Edit: I don't know why I was down voted, it is true, you cannot charge the system while it is stood up with the kickstand as the charging port will be blocked by the table or whatever the system is sitting on. And if it is fanboys downvoting me, I'll have you know I actually have the system preordered so I'm just as much a fanboy as you.

> Edit 2: Proof that it's not recessed. You can clearly see the USB Type C on the bottom.