Best nintendo switch accessories according to redditors

We found 7,310 Reddit comments discussing the best nintendo switch accessories. We ranked the 970 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Nintendo Switch Accessories:

u/Siendra · 367 pointsr/gaming

Get a tempered glass screen protector. The Switch screen wont shatter if dropped, but the flip side is it scratches and scuffs easily. These are pretty good.

u/LeavesCat · 316 pointsr/nintendo

Look up the HORI Nintendo Switch pad; it's an official wired switch controller with no motion sensors included. It's basically the Pro Controller, except since it doesn't have the gyros and the rumble and the Amiibo sensor, it's only 25 USD instead of 80.

Since none of the special features of the more expensive controllers will ever be useful to you, and are in fact more likely to be a hindrance, wouldn't the best solution to this and future problems be to get a controller that doesn't fight you?

I understand if $25 is too much, but if you're committed to having a Switch and being able to play the games you want to play, one good controller will make your playing experience so much better.

In fact, with the right setup, you can hook up an Xbox controller to the Switch and have it work. I'd look up a guide if that interests you at all.

u/Cato_Keto_Cigars · 118 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

GET A Tempered Glass Screen Protector NOW. The screen is plastic and can scratch when taking it in and out of the dock

I can testify on those controller grips, but the model I got had larger trigger paddles. There are a lot of manufactuers of the design - seems some have better triggers than others. Here is the AmazonBasic branded one.

it is also worth pointing out that there is a "Pro" controller that is shaped like a normal console controller.

More general wisdom; If you buy a 2nd dock - be on the lookout for Chinese knockoffs. The Switch does NOT use a normal USB C plug - the voltage is different. (even though it is shaped identically). Using the wrong plug can fry the system (much like first gen USB-C phones. Do research first.

There are cases for the switch to protect when traveling - but not useful when dropped. Examples

There are Grip cases - but they will not protect from a fall. And the joycons will be in the case. Example Which may affect any travel case - if you use one. The Amazon page claims drop protection, but I'm doubtful on any of these. And the Joycons "popping" off when dropped may be a safety feature intended by Nintendo. (much like the console sitting vertical when docked for heat distribution)

There is no drop proof case. IMO.

Also, keep an eye on Bionic, they make some cool joy con chargers. Easiest way is to just leave it connected to the switch charging.

The pro controller will charge via micro USB like a Xbox controller.

u/-entertainment720- · 113 pointsr/nintendo

Get one of these bad boys. The dock is really only a small circuit board and not very hard to take apart at all.

u/appleappleappleman · 81 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

But if you want the sideways Joycon to be more comfortable, I'd recommend picking up a pair of these

u/UniquePebble · 68 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

It’s being choked by the switch dock more than the dbrand skin. I gutted my dock and put it in a shell I bought from Amazon. Looks better, easier to travel with, and has an open back to the vents.

Here’s the Lunk

Your dock has 3 or 4 different types of screws, all Phillips though. You’ll have to pretty much tear the whole thing apart.

u/cowsareverywhere · 66 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Direct Link to the 1.13 Firmware update

I just played some Rocket League to test it out and it seems to work flawlessly with no perceptible lag and rumble support. The buttons correspond to the button position on the Pro Controller, so the transition was seamless.

Only the newer Xbox One controllers are supported since the earlier ones didn't have Bluetooth. I am running on the latest firmware(5.0) for the Switch as well.

The adapter is available from Amazon for $20.

Edit - This usually gets asked everytime so let me preemptively say No,Third Party Controllers do not support Amiibo.

u/all_around_asshole · 57 pointsr/gaming

You must not know about the internet. Its a magical place where you can order products, and have them shipped to your door. Sometimes cheaper than the stores too! try it sometime

Nazi Germany


u/AlphaNERDSolid · 55 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The article does not go into detail. Seems like all he did is plugging it into an adapter. The adapter he used is the Mayflash MagicNS adapter. 8bitdo also offers such an adapter, however that is strictly wireless.

It's cool to see that he used an adapter for the adaptive controller on the Switch but at the end of the day it's all that he did. Nothing new in this regard.

u/TopNerdJR · 50 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Hi Dad, Dad, Dad, and Dad. Dad here also. The screen protector I agree is a must have. Mario party and Mario cart are a must for Family fun. I completely agree. BOTW could be to complicated for him but then again, it could not be. Its Fun and I think he could grow into it.

Here is the case I use. It fits everything really well and I am super happy with it:


I use this when I travel on The plane also. It fits perfectly over the handle of my suitcase.


u/Futish · 48 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
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/Miketendo88 · 46 pointsr/nintendo

screen protector Love this screen protector. Doesn't noticeable affect the screen brightness. I honestly just wipe the screen with a microfiber cloth (or my tshirt) haven't had any issues.

u/ribcabin · 44 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

uhh there's a first-party solution for that. it's $20, has a charge port and the angle can be adjusted. I use mine for all tabletop use

u/deltasalmon · 43 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Thank you for this! I wish someone would do the same for the Elite Backpack

u/Forstride · 40 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

amFilm has great tempered glass screen protectors that you can get pretty cheap on Amazon:

You'll definitely want to apply it yourself though, as it's very tricky (I've even screwed it up a few times myself).

u/pmo2408 · 38 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I was Xbox forever, started a new job on the road and decided to go for the switch as well for portability. Good choice.


Must Buys Accessories:

Screen protector - there is a 2 pack on amazon:

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

SD card (if going digital with games) - maybe go 256gb, amazon has a sale on them, you only need U1 speeds for the switch:

SanDisk 256GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter - 100MB/s, C10, U1, Full HD, A1, Micro SD Card - SDSQUAR-256G-GN6MA

Carrying cases - I have two, one for the whole collection (switch, joycons, dock, charger, hdmi):

AmazonBasics Travel and Storage Case for Nintendo Switch - Black

And one for the switch in handheld mode. I use both quite frequently:

Orzly Carry Case Compatible With Nintendo Switch - RED Protective Hard Portable Travel Carry Case Shell Pouch for Nintendo Switch Console & Accessories

Pro controller - easier to play games in docked mode than the joycons.


Smash is out next Friday, but it looks like the best game of the year material.


Pokémon Let’s Go is a spin off, remake of yellow version, but it is a great game. Maybe not $60 great for gameplay, but for nostalgia. I’d say a fair price is around $40.


Games suggested:

Must Play Exclusives:

Zelda: BOTW (10/10) little bit of a learning curve, but open world game with 100+ hours of content

Super Mario Odyssey (9.5/10) very laid back and at times almost too easy, but overall very fun and creative. 30 hours of content


Exclusives W/ Friends or Online:

Mario Kart 8 (9/10)

Super Mario Party Switch (8.5/10)


Other Top Tier Exclusives:

Splatoon (8.5/10) (may be stressful online, but awesome game for both online play and “salmon runs”)

Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze (8.5/10) (tough game but such awesome level design, music; this game can become frustrating)

Mario Rabbids (8.5/10) (fun game, again, can become frustrating as it is a strategy, turn based game with Nintendo characters)

Pokémon Let’s Go (8.5/10) (fun game, super nostalgic trip back to the past of Pokémon origins but now in 3D with alolan forms)

We still don’t know about Super Smash Bros Ulitmate, but I can’t imagine it won’t be a 9 or 9.5 out of 10.

Golf story is the next exclusive game I’ll be getting some time down the road, very hit or miss with people however.

Disclaimer: I don’t really get non exclusives on switch, as I can get them on PC for cheap 9/10 times (except red dead). Also, I do not care for JRPG’s, so I can’t comment on Xenoblade, Octopath, Fire Emblem, Monster Hunter etc.

As others have pointed out, indies are great for the Switch, not too demanding to require further CPU or GPU Power to hinder gameplay, but you will pay the “Nintendo tax”. This is that Nintendo hardly has sales on games. But the point of the Switch is gaming on the go, so it’s a good trade off. If that’s not your reasoning, then stick with indies on stronger consoles or PC.


Joycons are not too small, I would pair them with these if you want to use them single player (like Mario kart or Mario party):

FASTSNAIL Grips for Nintendo Switch Joy-Con, Wear-resistant Handle Kit for Switch Joy Cons Controller, 2 Pack (Black)

When attached to the switch in handheld mode, you can use this to help:

Orzly Comfort Grip Case for Nintendo Switch - Protective Back Cover for use on The Nintendo Switch Console in Handheld Gamepad Mode with Built in Comfort Padded Hand Grips - Smokey Slate

u/BCRplus44 · 35 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Amazon link

I think I'll end up getting the "Link's Tunic" one since it looks sturdier and the case overall looks really cool.

u/bluaki · 32 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Here are some of the chargers that are known to perform "GOOD" or "BEST" with the Switch.



Charger|Price (USD)|Link|Notes
Nintendo Switch AC Adapter|$29.99|Amazon US|This is the only charger you should use with the dock but it's big and doesn't work great with any phones
Google 18W Pixel charger|$35|Google Store|More portable than Nintendo's charger, great at charging phones too, 6ft detachable cable
Google 60W USB-C charger|$59.99|Google Store|Bundled with Chromebook Pixel 2, great for laptops, very long 12ft cable
Apple 61W USB-C charger|$69|Amazon US, Apple|Bundled with 2016 13" MacBook Pro, no cable included
Apple 87W USB-C charger|$79|Amazon US, Apple|Bundled with 2016 15" MacBook Pro, no cable included
RAVPower 26800mAh USB-PD battery|$74.99|Amazon US|Might charge much slower unless you turn off the Switch before plugging it in. Avoid the included bad AC adapter.

Here are some other links for the Pixel phone charger: Best Buy, UK version



Charger|Price (USD)|Link|Notes
Motorola TurboPower USB-C 15|$15.99|Amazon US|Non-detachable 5ft cable
SONEic 15W USB-C|$19.99|Amazon US|Detachable 3ft cable
HORI Switch car charger|$19.99|Amazon US|Probably the best car charger for now
Google 22.5W Dual Port USB-C charger|$39.99|Google Store|Two USB-C ports, includes one detachable 6ft cable
RAVPower 20100mAh USB-C battery|$57.99|Amazon US|
Apple 12W iPad USB charger|$19.99|Amazon US, Apple|Requires a USB A-to-C cable, better than any other USB-A chargers



I won't list prices here since they fluctuate a lot. Some of the chargers listed above have a non-removable cable. All the others (except the iPad charger) require a USB C-to-C cable.

USB C-to-C: For the Macbook, Google, SONEic, and battery pack chargers listed above. Here are a few on Amazon: AmazonBasics,
Anker, Cable Matters, Aukey.

USB A-to-C: The iPad charger is the only one that gives good charging speeds with these. The 5ft cable included with the Pro Controller works. Here are some others on Amazon: AmazonBasics, Anker, Cable Matters, Aukey.

No matter which charger you use, it doesn't matter whether the cable says it's USB 2.0, USB 3.0, or USB 3.1. They all charge at the same speed. Just make sure it has the correct plug shape on each end, that it has good reviews at a reputable merchant, and that it's long enough for how you want to use it.

u/Doinyawife · 31 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Nintendo Switch Adjustable Charging Stand - Switch

u/psicat76 · 30 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Everything mentioned here is great advice. I would only add to get a carrying case and screen protector. As for games the Pokémon: Let’s Go games, you can play coop and help him, and any Lego game are also great for kids.

u/lodum · 30 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

>Can we buy and download the games through the Console's Nintendo Store like you can for Xbox and Playstation games?


>I want a more Xbox style controller for home play

Switch Pro Controller

> is there any other well reviewed accessories that are must haves for using outside the home?

Get a screen protector. This is the one I have, it works fine. You might want a case to protect the Switch,j I have no recommendations on that. Otherwise, a carrying case is almost a necessity as you can't keep it in your pocket. I don't have any recommendations on that, either, but you can't go wrong as long as you don't get a really dumb one.

u/ejhockey · 29 pointsr/digitalnomad

Regular Nintendo Switch! Buy an HDMI cable and compatible USB-C dongle (I got this one off of Amazon: so you don't need the docking station, and bring the original power adapter along. Now you can play the Switch on your hotel TV!

I've hooked mine up to almost every TV in hotels I've stayed at across the world. All the TV needs is an HDMI port and you're good to go (sometimes you gotta figure out how to change the input, not too hard though).

Edit: I also recommend getting this small stand. Great for airplanes, trains, rooms with a desk and no TV, etc.

u/Cripnite · 29 pointsr/nintendo

Here's a link to the same controller (without Mario theme) on, which should be free shipping if sent within Canada and over $35 (which it is in Canadian money).

u/ilikegamesandstuff · 28 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Not OP, but they look like these ones.

u/seemebreakthis · 27 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

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

u/Gr8NonSequitur · 27 pointsr/nintendo

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

u/T_Maarhaysu · 23 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/sabett · 22 pointsr/ShinyPokemon

-1. You need a LOT of watts, and to do that you need to use the raid den exploit.

This video explains it well, except he says you need nintendo online and you don't.

It can kind of suck to do this for watts. I got 2 million from going for each Gmax and I had fun doing it, so that's what I recommend. You're fine with just half a million for any singular fossilmon though.

-2. Spend it at the Focus digger of the digger duo. That's the one on the left. You'll get a lot of all 4 fossils this way, but you'll get around 5 times more of 2 of the four possible fossils. (Drake and Fish for Shield, Bird and Dino for Sword) You'll also get bottle caps and money items. Now this can really suck, so I really recommend buying one of these:

Yes, it's a little silly to buy a controller just for this, but I've had it help me in other games as well. The main thing about this turbo controller is that it can turbo press the button for you, so you can just leave the console by itself overnight. But if you don't mind pressing A a lot...

Also, watch out for items hitting cap, particularly the money items.

-3. Now we have a bunch of fossils. After a little over half a million I had about 250 of 2 kinds and about 50 of the other 2. Go to Cara Liss, and figure out what fossils you need to store to enable you to create a fossilmon with just pressing A and no directional movement.

-4. Once you have that all set up, save in front of her, and just turn on the A turbo button again. When she's all done, check for shinies and then soft reset if there's none to be found. For smaller volumes it was fine to just keep an eye on it. I used about 25 combinations for one of the mons and it reset every 8 minutes. But for Dracovish I had 250 combinations ready so it took about 78 minutes.

I took note of this because it was distracting for me to have it on screen and keep psyching myself thinking maybe I saw a shiny and stopped everything to check. So I set up an alarm every time I reset and turned the TV off or switched the channel.

LMK if you have any questions!

General QoL tips:

  1. You can soft reset a little faster by pressing Y and resetting instead of pressing X to close the game down.

  2. Turn off Give Nicknames in options.

  3. Make Send to Boxes Automatic.
u/Sether2121 · 21 pointsr/MoeMorphism

Replace with the Hori DxM joycons for maximum Ara-Ara

u/PistolasAlAmanecer · 21 pointsr/nintendo

Yes, but designed specifically for the Switch with a separate hard shell case and space for the dock, cables, etc. Something like what we're seeing in this old ad.

u/RoyalAquaBlue · 21 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I use the RDS Industries Nintendo Switch Game Traveler Deluxe Travel Case. It's $20 at Walmart and Amazon.

It has room for cartridges under the system in little removable plastic boxes. I removed them. The pouch in the middle makes for nice padding. The case is fairly rigid, so I know I could drop my system and not fear it's safety.

Personally, this is what I plan to use forever when traveling with my switch. If I need more than this... like extra controllers and the dock... I'll use a second bag and load it up with all the extras and then use this case for the system and put that in the same bag.

EDIT: Forgot to mention the handle is great and makes carrying the system extra easy.

u/dancingtosirens · 21 pointsr/ThriftStoreHauls

This isn't the official Nintendo Pro Controller, this is the HoriPad which retails for bout $16

u/maxk713 · 20 pointsr/smashbros

Well since no one seems interested in answering the question and instead wants to criticize your life choices, I'll quickly go through a few things you may want to consider.

  • USB-C car charger. I got no reason to suggest this other than I really like USB-C. It honestly won't make a difference. Assuming you have a cell phone, buy whatever car charger will work with your phone too. My phone came with a USB-C to USB-C, so I got no need for USB-A ports.
  • Pro Controller. Instead of getting a GC controller and adapter, it might be easier to just buy a pro controller. It comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable, so that would be one less purchase you have to make.
  • Neither Pro Controller or GC Controller. The Switch comes with two Joy Cons and a Joy Con grip to make a pretty standard controller layout. It might not be the most comfortable, but its reasonable and obviously cheaper than buying any extra accessories.
  • Power bank. If you are going to be in a car, you may want an extra source of power for when your car isn't running. Of course that is money and if you are conscious of when you are charging, you don't need it, but it may be nice to have. Worth a thought.
  • Screen protector. Get it anyways. It would suck really bad if you bought all of this only for the screen to break. Especially if you are only playing in tabletop mode. I would recommend getting this one.

    That's all I can think of for now. Feel free to ask me if you got any questions.
u/bricked3ds · 20 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I was wondering the same but realized, it's for this charging stand:

u/NMTommy · 20 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

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

Problem solved.

u/Biggus_TM · 19 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Ill build two routes handheld gaming and docked.


Switch - $300

Pro Controller -$65

Legend of Zelda BOTW - 44.99

Mario Kart 8 -$55

Total - $ 464.00


Switch - $300

Legend of Zelda BOTW - 44.99

Nintendo Official Wall Charger - $28 (I choose this because I am very picky about power options with consoles and I know this will function)

Switch Case - $15 (This can be hit or miss a lot of people love butterfox but my two smelled like shit and opted for a better version, but for the price it is unbeatable, worth the risk of the smell)

Mario Kart 8 -$55

Total - $443

Games can be changed in and out but imo BOTW is the best game on the switch and Mario Kart 8 is loads of fun. I personally do not have a pro controller, mainly because I play strictly handheld but from what I have been told it is a must for docked gameplay.

Edit: In the future you are going to need a SD card. Especially if you are going the Digital route, again personally I prefer physical and the at of collecting the games but that is me.

u/kerning_PQ · 19 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/whiskeytab · 19 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Real talk: As someone who travelled a lot for work this year, the best solution for bringing the dock is to get one of the 3D printed shells and buy a 2nd official dock and transplant its contents in to it.

Unfortunately Nintendo still aren't taking portability seriously and don't offer a travel dock of their own so this is the only real option if you're looking to down-size the official dock (don't use 3rd party ones as they are known to fry your switch).

This is the one I use:

Taking the parts out of the official dock and putting them in to this really isn't hard and this is the only SAFE way to have a proper portable dock.

u/marianodlt · 18 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I believe THIS is what he talks about, but there's also 3D printable ones that are the same but maybe a little more rough.

Like THIS one or if the front part is what makes you nervous you could go THIS way

u/gamepete64 · 17 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Easily the best screen protector for the Switch and it comes with 2 in the pack
amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

u/smore566 · 17 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Get a screen protector, the switch needs it. I recommend the amfilm ones on amazon, link to it. That comes with 2 screen protectors and all the tools you need to put it on for $7.99.

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/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/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/Username271980 · 16 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

As a parent, I would strongly recommended you put a screen protector on the Switch, if you haven't already. This is the one we used: amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

u/Ganrokh · 16 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Get a screen protector. it doesn't matter if you don't use one on other devices because you're careful. Get a screen protector. The Switch has a soft screen, meaning it's less likely to break on a fall, but can scratch easily. Even the dock can scratch it.

We recommend this screen protector.

u/k1ngm3 · 16 pointsr/SwitchHaxing

Get an 8bitdo wireless adapter! I actually just picked one up for other games and I have been using my ps4 controller on the switch. Sadly I think your biggest problem will be that let’s go doesn’t support pro controllers and only uses the buttons to throw the ball in handheld mode.

Here it is on amazon though i have seen it around other places!

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/chewingstraws · 16 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I'm getting this one because I think it looks nice

u/Sarmathal · 14 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If you need a screen protector I highly recommend the amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector.

You should also pick up a Pro Controller. I know it's expensive but it's so worth it.

u/enpassantman · 14 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I highly recommend the amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector.

Currently on Amazon for under $10 does not bubble and comes with a backup.

u/RockerMan503 · 14 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

additionally, you can just buy a [tempered glass screen protector] ( and just not worry about the scratches at all.

u/blablablabber52 · 14 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Definitely get a case and a screen protector

u/facudom · 14 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

I actually bought one and changed the housing to this one

I usually move around with the switch, and having a portable dock is really convenient

u/Yung_Blood_ · 14 pointsr/smashbros

Oh shit sands serif! Dude I think I was your pool captain for ultimate on friday, it was F1 right?! Thank you so much man I'd hug you if i could. The case is this one.

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/CripplerJones · 13 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You forgot:

  • I finally got a Nintendo Switch! Which accessories should I buy for it before it gets here? Most people recommend a screen protector and a carrying case. As for the most frequently recommended carrying cases, there's this one from RDS Industries and this one from Butterfox.

  • What's the biggest, cheapest, most reliable microSD card I can buy for the Switch? There's no best answer, but a lot of people on this sub recommend this one from Samsung.

  • Should I buy a Nintendo Switch? What about all of the problems I heard about? Maybe? I don't know. That's your call, friend. There are problems, as there are with any new piece of technology, but Nintendo has a great warranty with excellent customer support, and the issues aren't quite as widespread as it seems (people are most vocal when there's a problem; they typically won't say anything if there's nothing wrong).

  • What games are coming out for the Switch? There's a link in the sidebar on desktop, but for mobile users, check here.
u/Chokaay · 12 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

These are some accessories that I have been happily using...


Tempered Glass Screen Protector & Switch Case/Cover: (screen protector + case)


MicroSDXC Card (recommend 200GB or more):


Switch Carrying Case (slim everyday):


Switch Grip & Carrying Case (travel):


Battery Pack (with Power Direct):


Switch Pro Controller:


Extra Joy-Cons:


Switch Carrying Case (complete kit):

u/mundozeo · 12 pointsr/Switch

Be mindful of what accessories you personally need. People needs are different. The only global accessories that seem to be useful to everyone:

  1. A screen protector. This applies to pretty much any tablet accessory where the screen is not covered by design (like the 3DS clam shell). This is the one I got and it works well ($9.00):

  2. A carrying case. Being portable, odds are you will want to take it out at some point. Seeing it's an expensive piece of hardware, it makes sense to have a case to put everything in it for protection. You can buy the neat ones with colors and crazy designs and space, but for me, this basic one works perfectly fine ($13.00):

  3. An extra charger. Unless you already have a Type C charger, you will likely want to get one. Usually goes for $15.00.

  4. If, and ONLY if you plan to get your games digitally, you WILL want an additional memory card. The one I paste below has enough space for at least 20 games given the average game space that we've seen so far (BoTW takes 14 GB, but Mario Odyssey takes 5.5 Gb, so in average, it evens out.). Note this is only the games you can have installed at a time, you can always remove one or more if you want to download another one, and games you purchase digitally will always be available for re download as long as the eshop exists.

    Any other accessory should REALLY be considered on a need-to basis. Not everyone needs a pro controller (depending on the games you play, I've been fine without it with only BoTW, Mario Kart, Fate/Extella and Mario+Rabbids.), and not everyone needs an extra, improved stand/dock.

    Finally, do some research on what games you will actually want to play. What I've seen is that games on the switch are NOT cheap, and unless you have extra disposable income, buying a game you don't really play can lower your overall appreciation of the system. Not only that, but because releases are sparse at the moment, it's easier to jump into the hype in order to keep using your shiny new hardware. Though that really applies to any console.
u/FadedFromWhite · 12 pointsr/gaming

I'm considering one of these myself

edit: Or there are tons of people on etsy selling sleeves with a microfiber on the back to protect the screen while docked:

u/RelaxYourself · 12 pointsr/nintendo

I ended up preordering [this one] ( It's simple and while it has the little patch on it, it doesn't exactly scream, "HEY EVERYONE I HAVE A NINTENDO SWITCH IN HERE". I honestly can't wait to travel on a plane with the Switch.

u/IIICaseIII · 12 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Isn’t it just an extension? Dock and Charger Extender Cable for Nintendo Switch, Support 10 Gbps Data Transfer Rate - 3.28 feet

u/seamonkeystew · 12 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo

u/PDXBradley · 12 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I have the officially licensed RDS one, it's great. I'm also not using it since I have a Skull & Co GripCase that came with its own carry case. If you live in the US, I'd be happy to send it to you free of charge. It's practically brand new. Take a look at the link, if you like it and want me to send it to you, you can PM me your info and I'll ship it today.

u/lumpynose · 11 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

That one has 4.5 stars, 367 votes, which means very good. Here's one that has 5 stars and 787 votes.

u/Expat123456 · 11 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I am just happy that this game led to a collaboration with Hori to release This Joycons Controller.

u/Wet_Fart_Connoisseur · 11 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I picked these up for my Switch. $8 for a 2 pack. Looks amazing and keeps it scratch free.

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

u/cstrafe · 11 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You can buy the neon JoyCons standalone:

Not sure if there are any other differences between the systems aside from the JoyCons.

u/VintageTribe · 11 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Most people here usually recommend this one:

Personally, I use regular plastic one and I'm good. I bought a tempered glass one just in case too, but never bothered to change it.

u/theDreamDaddy · 11 pointsr/SwitchHacks

I personally use my PS4 controller on the Switch with the 8bitdo adapter and it works great wirelessly with rumble and motion as well. Also connects to PC. I haven’t tried it myself but the Xbox One controller should work too.

For any curious, there is also a Mayflash adapter which looks like it does basically the same as the 8bitdo one for around the same price.

u/bensly · 11 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I've got this one: 8bitdo

I like the adapter it comes with as well, because it allows me to plug in my USB Hori pad when undocked.

e: UK link for ya

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/_pixelheart · 11 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I got this case and loooooove it. It’s 50% off and it’s a steal. I highly recommend it

u/GooseRider960 · 10 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

It's up to you. I'd recommend one just for peace of mind. This one is great.

As for battery? Whenever it gets low, really. There's no time you need to charge it at.

u/GalaxyVulpix · 10 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

Assuming that Screen protector is plastic, you probably shouldn't use it, all you would be doing is putting plastic on plastic.

I recommend getting a protector made out of Tempered Glass like this instead.

u/Gariond · 10 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Hey /r/NintendoSwitch, I've been using a packing cube for traveling with my switch, and wanted to share how well it's worked for me. I keep most of this stuff together as a "go bag" and it's really helped keep all my stuff organized. It has made it really easy to just grab this and go, I highly recommend.

With it I've been able to pack all of this into a single pack, about 3/4ths the size of a shoebox:

  • My Nintendo Switch (w/ Joy-Con attached)
  • A Small Switch Case
  • Three additional pairs of Joy-Con
  • Two Pro Controllers
  • Two of extra Joy-Con straps (for set attached to Switch)
  • Nintendo Switch Dock Set (TV dock, power cable, usb c-to a charging cable)
  • HDMI cable

    I photoshopped out the label from the brand for the cube, because I didn't want this to look like hailcorporate material (I put a link below). This cube is approx 11" x 7" x 5" ( 28 x 18 x 13 cm) and ends up fitting all of this snugly, so I'd recommend trying similar dimensions if you give it a shot. It actually fits so perfectly that I have barely any shifting of the contents. I also find that it doesn't put any strain on my switch itself, however it's typically not in the bag. This one has loops on the sides, so I used cable ties to keep the cords organized, an added bonus.

    The cube is a Patagonia "Black Hole Cube 6-L", but any other brand's cube of similar size would probably work out fine. Being able to include a case was a must, the Nintendo Switch Premium Travel Case for Console and Games" by PDP is a *perfect* fit, however it's not my preferred case.

    It's been a really nice travel option for me, so I figured I'd share.
u/JackSparrowUSA · 10 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Screen protector, yes; amFilm

Pro controller: I’d say no. My kids (7,6,4 yo) prefer the joycons. For adults, the Pro Controller is a more optimal experience imo.

Battery Life: depends on the game, but call it 3 hours.

Charger: car charger or power bank may make sense of will be in the car for more than a full charge.

Get a carrying case: Butterfox

Other games: Super Mario Odyssey (1-2 players); Snipperclips Plus (retail and digital) and Overcooked (digital only) are good games for 2+ players. To play 3 player you would need an extra set of joycons or a pro controller.

u/Irrelevant231 · 10 pointsr/Switch

I personally have an Orzly tempered glass screen protector, but these are mostly useful against scratches; Nintendo opted for a plastic screen which can scratch very easily, whereas glass is more prone to cracking (I have heard that plastic won't do this as easily). Tempered glass, as the wikipedia article states that when broken, because of the way it is manufactured it will 'crumble into small granular chunks instead of splintering into jagged shards as plate glass (a.k.a. annealed glass) does. The granular chunks are less likely to cause injury.' This should, therefore, protect the screen, and the worst case scenario isn't dangerous.

For something to protect it when in use, I have no personal experience. However, both my travel case and screen protector are from Orzly, and they appear very high quality, the screen protector had a very helpful tutorial video on youtube regarding application, and a few days after ordering I got a helpful email with tips for application. Because of this, I am inclined to believe they have high standards, so I am not surprised that their grip case is Amazon's choice for "Nintendo Switch grip". The description mentions impact resistance, and it has very positive reviews and several questions answered. Because of this, I highly suggest you have a look at the Amazon page yourself.®-Comfort-Grip-Nintendo-Switch/dp/B077V57CVV/

Edit: both links work if you change '.uk' for 'm', if you are in the US

u/Selcouthit · 10 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

Oh boy, that link!

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/RockD79 · 10 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

North American Amazon

HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo

u/Galen640 · 10 pointsr/Switch

First of all: Screen Protector. Once it's on you never notice it, doesn't hurt to get that extra safety!

I've bought 10 games so far, and I'd say get all of these because I have enjoyed them. BOTW, Splatoon 2, Sonic Mania, Rayman Legends, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (assuming you like DBZ,) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pokken Tournament DX, Street Fighter 2 Ultra, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and Yooka Laylee.

If I had to pick 3 for you to get to start out then I would pick Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. I think that's enough variety to keep you busy for awhile.

A carrying is always a good thing, I'd recommend This case because it's the one I use and does its job.

Accessory wise I have joycon grips which are AMAZING when playing with one joycon.

Also, the grip it comes with is trash. Get the Power A Grip it feels A LOT better in your hands.

As for SD Cards, it depends. I have a 32GB SD card. I mainly buy physical games, The extra space is for screenshots and videos, and download only games, like Sonic Mania, Yooka Laylee, etc. If you're going for digital only then get a 256GB. Sure you won't use a ton of space now, but you might a few years down the line. Also, do NOT get the official Nintendo ones. They are a RIP-OFF! Here are some nice alternatives that will get the job done for A LOT cheaper: 32 GB 64 GB 128 GB and finally 256 GB

If you have any other questions feel free to ask OP, and other (potential) switch owners!

Quick edit: sorry that some links won't be put with the text, no idea what the issue is

u/largepanda · 10 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

Very seriously: a lot of third-party docks have bricked peoples Switches. Nyko has just been sued over their dock bricking consoles, and /r/NintendoSwitch strongly recommends against using any docks other than the official Nintendo one.

If you want a different shape, you can get something like this, taking the internals out of an official dock and putting it in the smaller case.

u/WendigoZero17 · 10 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

These are the best cases for handheld consoles

I have the traveler case for my gba, ds, dsi, dsi xl, 3ds, N3DS XL, PSP, Vita, and now switch. They're super rugged, and they will hold 12 games and a charging cord. There's molded cutouts for the triggers on the joycons to keep them from wearing out in the case. You'll get lots of recommendations for the overpriced butterfox case, but this a better case for less money. This thing is a tank.

u/k_Reign · 10 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I've been absolutely loving this one:

You can get it for I think $25 in stores. It's not huge and it's really tough so you don't need to worry about throwing it around.

u/HothMonster · 9 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I got this one it has been good. It is a bit thick since it is tempered glass but I was more worried about shatter protection than scratches. Otherwise it is perfect. No glue issues, no peeling and it's been docked through 6+ hour sessions. Whatever protector you get or if you just reapply the one you have I would recommend not using it for 8-12 hours to let the adhesive settle.

u/prophecy0 · 9 pointsr/Switch

Since a few people have asked, this is the stand I bought:

u/TemptedTemplar · 9 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

screen protector everyone seems to be using.

As for battery life, there isnt much you can do other than keeping the brightness down or buying a battery pack/ USB-C charger; you will want at minimum 5V at 2.4A (amps). That will charge the system about as fast as the system AC adapter or keep it charged while being played.

Carrying cases, joycon slip covers, dock sleeves, and anything else is really up to you. There is a huge variety of stuff already out there.

u/Gorillafist12 · 9 pointsr/functionalprint

You could just buy a screen protector. Guy these tempered glass ones for $11. Comes with two. Work great

u/SudoJin · 9 pointsr/Switch

Screen protector. I got Put it on correctly and you'll hardly notice it's there.

Case for travel/storage.

Because I have more people in my household, more Joy-cons.

Haven't maxed out my in-game storage yet, so memory card eventually.

u/aricberg · 9 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Second this. Had it on my Switch since shortly after launch and it’s amazing. Looks good, feels good, and is super easy to apply. I’ve seen/felt others in person and none of them were near as good. Amazon link if you need it:

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

u/7dm7 · 9 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

What about something like a dock extender cable like this one ?

u/darkuni · 9 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The one mentioned works just fine for me.

I ended up going a different route. I got this:

.. and a nice stand:

This configuration allows me to use whatever the hell grip case I want and still gain ALL the benefits of using the dock (while actually hiding the dock under the desk). Take a look.


u/J04DAN · 9 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

HORI Compact Play Stand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo - Wii

u/elichondo · 9 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You could take your current dock apart and put it in one of these:

I too want to get a portable dock, but the Nintendo Dock and this case just make it too expensive to do, but thought I'd throw this out there for you.

u/Phingaz · 9 pointsr/Xenoblade_Chronicles

It's the Hori USB wired one. I play almost exclusively in portable mode but when I dock it I use the wired one because it's waaaaay cheaper than the Pro and it still feels good in my hands.

u/juicyjames · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Most people would recommend the amFilm tempered glass screen protector:

u/xXRoflRoflXx · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Here's a great deal and contender for what you are looking for:

u/Chillionaire_ · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Tempered Glass protector - amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

Travel Case - Nintendo Switch Game Traveler Deluxe Travel Case

u/LarryRyan0824 · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/CuriousMapleTree · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I just bought a Switch last week and over the week bought BOTW, MM2, and MK8. I was torn between a PS4 and a Switch, but have been so happy with my decision.

What I wanted to mention though, is how easy it is to get your X1 or PS4 controllers to work on the Switch. I'm not crazy about the joycons, and it was eating me up thinking I had to spend $89.99(cdn) to get a second controller (pro) so my friends and family could play when they are over.

So i started looking for 3rd party controllers, which lead me to finding 8bitdo, which is a company that makes controllers across all gens of consoles, as well as lots of adapters and other gaming things.

I bought this adapter for $25 and it will let you use your ps4, xbox, or other controllers on the Switch.

This was perfect since I alread had two PS4 controllers for my PC. Once the adapter showed up the same day (thanks Amazon) it was as simple as plugging the USB adapter directly into the Switch, and hitting pair on the adapter, then the PS and share button on the controller, and boom, it worked just like that.

Full rumble, full motion controls, and I get to keep using my favourite controllers on the Switch, with seemingly no compromises. :).

u/WhenTheWeekEnds · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

amFilm, I got mine from Amazon for 10 bucks. They're glass, come 2 in a pack, and applied mine perfectly, first try. They fit snug in the dock.

u/lasttycoon · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

$70 on Amazon.

Nintendo Joy-Con (L/R) - Neon Red/Neon Blue

You can get them used for about $60.

Remember that they are effectively 2 controllers. They are expensive but it's really the only option.

u/RocketLeagueReddit · 8 pointsr/Switch

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

edit: this is it right here, fantastic screen protector!

u/lordgrego · 8 pointsr/streetwear

The Switch is hella fun and I love rockin the backpack when I'm out.

u/TBF24 · 8 pointsr/3DS

Here's the Amazon link: Nintendo Switch Elite Player Backpack

You may also be able to pick it up at gamestop

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/ChinoSlice · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

BASSTOP Portable Dock Replacement Case for Nintendo Switch (Only The case, You Have to DIY with The Circuit Board chip from The Original Dock) (Black)

I believe this is the only way to be 100% safe. It takes the internals of the original dock. There are plenty tutorials on how to do it on youtube.

u/Banjo-KaDeGie · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

just wanna point out that these ones ship march 20th not the third, thats why i didnt get one. i got this instead because ill get it by march 4th

u/RS_Games · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo

u/EpicCakes · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Just to add on, if you travel a lot or plan on taking it on the go, a case would be a good investment. Personally, this case has worked great for me . Also congrats on winning a Switch that's pretty awesome.

u/osrs_h1n1 · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Going Physical for all games that are released that way. This way if I invest in a game that turns out to be sour (they're all sour if you lick them) I can trade it in or sell it. If you buy digital, you're stuck with it.

I'm rocking the RDS travel case which has 8-slots for games. So dealing with the cartridges isn't a big deal and I love displaying my video game boxes on my shelf.

Edit: I also have Amazon Prime, so all of my pre-orders and games that have been out less than 2 weeks are 20% off. So the games I want at launch I get cheaper than buying digitally.

u/stealthboy · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Wait, your commuting time is 5 hours of your life each day? Sorry, but that sounds miserable and you should really think about a lifestyle change.

Sometimes I take my Switch on the bus and use a slim case so it doesn't take up much room in my laptop backpack. Works well for me. I've taken it with me off and on since launch day with zero problems.

I would imagine something like this would work just fine:

u/CaptainClough · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Definitely a Screen Protector

A Travelling Case would be nice.

I also added Dr Scholls Moleskin to the front of my dock to reduce the risk of scratching the screen protector. (Two small strips on the parts inside the dock that are raised.)

A Memory Card also helps for the digital only games.

What color Switch did you get? I got the grey switch then bought a pair of Red Joycons and another pair of Blue Joycons. So in total I have a grey, red, and blue L Joycon and a grey, red, and blue R Joycon.

If you got the grey switch and then buy the [two color Joycon packs] ( then you won't be able to get one of each color for L/R without over paying. This is because the [two color Joycon packs] ( are always Red L and Blue R.

If you bought a neon switch, then buy the [two color Joycon pack] ( and a pair of Grey Joycons for all combinations.

Also, don't buy Joycons on Amazon, they are stupid expensive right now.

I don't have a pro controller yet, but people seem to love it.


Zelda = Must Buy

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe = Must Buy

1-2 Switch = Great for parties/friends

Snipperclips = Great for people who don't play games often (girlfriends/parents/kids). Secret here is to not explain how to play/what to do and let them have fun and try to figure out the puzzles on their own. Act like a support character and you'll have a blast watching them.

Binding of Isaac = I love this game, but put countless hours on the PC version. Mature themes

Super Bomberman R = Classic mode with easy CPUs is fun for roommates. I haven't played through the adventure mode yet.

Wonderboy = Cute/Fun side scroller.

Has Been Heroes = I don't have this yet, apparently very difficult.

Other notes:

I started collecting amiibos after getting a switch (Be very careful, it's easy to get addicted and drop a ton of money here).

I got a Joycon charging dock since the only way to charge extra pairs of Joycons without the Joycon charging dockis to rotate them in and out of the switch while it charges/docked.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

PS I love the Switch so much. It's definitely my favorite console ever.

u/Lorben · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Hello fellow gamer dad.

First and foremost, get a screen protector. The Switch has a plastic screen so it can scratch easily. Moving on.

Mario Kart is a good start for a young gamer. It has assists in the game that help keep you on the track, which is the most frustrating part of the game for new players. It's not super obvious about it so your kid won't feel like they're being helped.

There's a Black Friday bundle that includes a Switch with Mario Kart 8 for $300, the normal price of the system without a game. Best Buy and Target have advertised the bundle, other places will likely have it as well. Be aware that there was a revision of the Switch that came out a couple months ago and the bundle includes the older version. The difference is that the battery lasts for around 3 hours in the old model and 5 hours in the new. There's no functional differences so it depends on if the battery life is important to you.

The controllers are OK for a 7 year old to use. Any new thing takes some time to get used to, but it's not too bad for them.

While quite few games allow you to play multiplayer with each of you using a single Joycon, your adult sized hands will thank you if you get a Pro Controller. Some games, like Minecraft or Lego City Undercover, require you to have a full controller, either two Joycons in a grip or a Pro controller. If you get a Pro controller as a second controller you won't have to worry about if a game supports single Joycon multiplayer.

Some other good games for new players

  • Kirby Star Allies

  • Yoshi's Crafted World

  • Pokemon Let's Go Eevee or Pikachu

    All of these have local co-op so you can play together. All also support two people each using a single Joycon to play together.

    They also all have demos on the eShop where you can download and try a piece of the game. Since you don't know what your daughter will like you could play through the demos with her first before buying. You can't put that under a tree though, so if you want to have something for Christmas, the above 3 plus Mario Kart would be my suggestion for a new young player to play with her dad.
u/Wescyde · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Try this stand

It folds up and fits in my travel case with ease with my switch, charge cable and games

u/classcsilk · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Brah..invest. .

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/xcripsy · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Yes definitely, as the screen is plastic and scratches easily. I'd recommend this one - easy install, looks great and adds a premium feel to the Switch.

u/ChiefsRoyalsFan · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This is the one I'm getting. I had the Orzly one preordered but it wasn't showing a ship date until a month later. These are showing arrival by the 10th. It's also $2 cheaper.

u/lansdead · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Tempered Glass... Don't play yourself.

I'm snagging this one for:$10 -

u/giantgrothe · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I have this one and LOVE it. It doesn't look or feel too thick. It is hard and incredibly clear. I am so happy I bought this one instead of the one from orzly.

u/MetaRyan25 · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Thanks OP. I had already preordered this case, but after seeing your case, I did some research, and I ended up cancelling my preorder of the PDP case and preordered the case you got.

u/a_guy_named_harrison · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This right here. Here’s the one I use; no scratches or scuffs ever since I got it: amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

u/djrude · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Get this 8Bitdo Wireless Bluetooth Adapter for Nintendo Switch, Windows, Mac, & Raspberry Pi and just connect your ps4 controller.

u/EatAPhallic · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I ordered the tempered glass by Orzly.. My delivery window is between March 23 and April 12. I will definitely cancel as soon as I see a tempered glass screen protector that will ship closer to launch.

edit: don't order from these guys. it's a pain in the ass to cancel.

u/KvshMacGuyver · 7 pointsr/SwitchHacks

If you have a PS4, Xbox or Bluetooth controller you’re better off getting this 8bitdo. Let’s you connect to the switch in docked and comes with an adapter for handheld. Not very good for handheld but is an option

u/StandingBayou · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I swear by this backpack, it’s perfect for what you describe

u/mwaldron · 7 pointsr/Switch

It's the basic stock "official" Nintendo switch case and it is very nice.


I ended up preferring the Amazon Basics version as it was slightly smaller and the handle on the official one annoyed me.

u/koogums · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Check out the Basstop dock replacement.

All you need to do is take apart your old dock and put the electronics inside their shell. Its super tiny and looks way better than the official dock.

u/Trunen · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

RDS and Nintendo make some great hard cases, but there is another case that a lot of companies have copied from eachother that was well done... Surge being one of them. They are a little softer and don't have a carry handle, but are still great cases.

(RDS Case )

u/mothmanex · 7 pointsr/Gaming4Gamers

If you want another dock, buy the original one and a small case for it on amazon.

Usually the issues with usb-c are thanks to the cable. If you want to play it safe, buy one that Benson Leung recommends.

I usually use my ZMI QB820 Power bank with a Veckle USB-C (Benson Leung gave it 4 stars, he decreased a star because when he reviewed it the cable was unbranded. Mine came branded.) with my docked switch without any issues.

So either buy anything related to USB-C from Nintendo, research what you want to buy (reviews, etc) or play it safe buying anything with a good review from Benson Leung.

u/itravelandwheel · 7 pointsr/Switch

I have the Nyko dock as well and the one time I tried to use it I had no picture. I did some research and found out about the potential damage they can cause and decided to never use it again.

I ended up buying a second official dock and installing it in this shell and it works perfectly. Plus it fits in my travel case so I can play easily in my hotel rooms.

u/StunnyTrangaroo · 7 pointsr/nintendo

I bought this Nintendo Switch Case and it carries up to 8 games with it plus two SD card cases that would each fill in one of those 8 game slots. Very nifty!

I rarely take my 3DS with me at all. But when bringing my games along, I had a separate case for that one too.

u/DapperDano · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Nintendo Switch Screen Protector Glass, amFilm Nintendo Switch Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

u/__rhino___ · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

HORI Split Pad Pro

HORI Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro (Daemon X Machina Edition) Ergonomic Controller for Handheld Mode - Officially Licensed By Nintendo - Nintendo Switch

Edit: Only works in handheld mode! No wireless or NFC built in.

u/benbear50 · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

This is the tempered glass screen protector; I got and it works like a charm

I also suggest buying a case go on amazon and look for cheaper ones with good reviews; here's the one I got

u/primalth0ught · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Get a screen protector!

I purchased these ones and they are great!

u/JTPlaya10291 · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

I bought this screen protector and it was fairly easy to apply. And im not the best with applying these things either. I tried out 2 before i bought this one and this one was the only one that stuck without bubbles.

u/IsaacTwentySeven · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

AmFilm's $8 2-pack of tempered glass protectors is what's most popular. I'm no good with screen protectors, so it's good that it comes as a pack of two.

u/ImplodingBacon · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

These are the ones that I got, and they've served me really well.

u/Hippobu2 · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Personally, for me, I believe that the best case is the Sheikah Slate that comes with BotW SE. EB and Best Buy both said that they will have it, so be on the look out for them, cuz amazon is out.

The same case, with different designs, is made by PDP. You can get them via these links: 1, 2, 3, 4.

This one is quite close to the Sheikah Slate as well, but it doesn't ship to where I am, so I'm not sure it would ship to you.

PDP also has this amazing looking soft canvas cases if you're interested: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

You could also go with Hori hard case, which is ugly af, but looks extremely sturdy. But then the actual case from Nintendo (it's not available yet, just wait for it I guess?) is quite close to the Hori one as well, I guess.

I'm throwing all those links at you, because, I have NO idea who Biogenik are and a quick Google doesn't result in anything positive about them.

As for screen protector, for me generally, any film protector would make the screen look worse. They are also a lot more likely to get scratches than the screen alone. I'd recommend a tempered glass screen protector if you get one at all. Here are some, one from Orzly, and one from CaseBase. Orzly seems like the better choice since you get 2, and their other tempered glass protectors are very highly rated.

u/knightfader · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Besides the console and Zelda: BOTW which I both have preordered, I plan to buy the PDP console case and a tablet mount so I can hang the tablet from my bedframe while I play. Because lazy.

u/nosaj7541 · 6 pointsr/AmiiboCanada

No the one that comes with the console is Blue (Left) Red (Right).

The neon controller set comes with Red(left) Blue(Right).

u/Vendetta4825 · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I've had this one since launch. Costs $8 and comes with two. Been great for me, has held on tight and I don't even realize it is there any more.

u/[deleted] · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I use amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector with zero problems. I applied it on day one and it is still rocking strong. If you want a Micro SD card, I suggest avoiding Nintendo Switch branded SanDisk cards because they're just overpriced due to the name. The Nintendo Switch doesn't have an issue with accepting anything but branded cards unlike a PS Vita.

u/rodfather · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I've been going overboard with accessories. Here's what I picked up so far:

Glass screen protector - Just in case.

128GB microSD card - I rarely buy physical games

Pro Controller - I love it. So comfortable.

PowerA Hybrid Case - I basically use this as a stand for my Switch when I'm on the go.

JDeal portable dock - It works. Make sure to follow the instructions. Works with my Nexus5x 5v 3A portable charger.

[Retractable HDMI cable] (

Hestia case - The Switch with the PowerA Hybrid Case, portable dock, portable USB-C charger, and retractable HDMI cable all fit in this.

USB 3.0 LAN Adapter - Faster speeds when on the official dock.

Gooseneck tablet holder - Ultimate comfort. Play while in bed.

Magic NS Wireless Adapter - I had originally bought this so I could use my PS4 controller. This was before I picked up the Pro Controller. It works. There was a recent firmware update that gives gyro support for PS4 controllers and it works well with Splatoon 2.

On the way:

Mumba case - For better comfort/protection while playing in handheld mode.

u/StabTheTank · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

> 8bitdo wireless adapter

Wait, so just grab one of these and I'm good?

Any side effects? Input lag? Frequent disconnects?

u/alicia2468 · 6 pointsr/AmiiboCanada
u/jar996 · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I preordered this. Says it has room for pro controller. Probably not dedicated but rather a shared pocket for controllers.

Nintendo Switch Elite Player Backpack

u/ajbrensike · 6 pointsr/TeslaLounge

It can connect via Bluetooth, not with Tesla internal system though, but for $20 you can get a 8Bitdo dongle, and that can connect to a xbox one controller. Tested and played cuphead on the Tesla last night with this setup. Works perfectly.

Here is the link:

8Bitdo Wireless Bluetooth Adapter for Nintendo Switch, Windows, Mac, & Raspberry Pi

u/horrorslice · 6 pointsr/Switch

I don't have a PS4 but it says you can.. I think. Ninja edit after reading. It's not so clear. Not on my PC so I'll get back to you.

8Bitdo Wireless Bluetooth Adapter for Nintendo Switch, Windows, Mac, & Raspberry Pi

Edit: looks like it's literally only for Switch, Windows, Mac and the Pi. I thought it was just another dumb incorrect Amazon title, but it turns out I'm the one who's dumb and incorrect.

u/Mudkip1 · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Get the Pro Controller for sure, as well as a Case to travel with. I bought this Case and have been pretty pleased with it.

There's also a larger version of this Case which fits the Switch Dock, Chargers, and additional Joycons. I kinda want this one but haven't bought it yet.

u/mossi123uk · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

i used this Orzly Premium Tempered Glass on both my switches , it goes on super easy

u/Sages · 6 pointsr/Games

3rd Party, but officially licensed by Nintendo.

u/PraiseDannyWoodhead · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

On the original Nintendo dock, it helps greatly to weight down that little spring-loaded plate around the USB-C port to prevent the extension cable from disconnecting. There's an extender that has a built in block to achieve that task but with any standard USB extender, anything that fits and is heavy enough will work fine. I mainly use the Best Buy dock due to the size and restricted entry angle of the original one.

u/seanmacproductions · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Your safest bet is getting this off amazon. Basically that's just a plastic shell, you take an official dock apart and place the board inside that. It's the most expensive way to do it (official docks are still like $90), but definitely the safest, since you're basically just using an official dock inside of a different plastic housing.

u/Alexx51 · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

A lot of people like to wet themselves over the butterfox case. I got the RDS one for $25. I really like it. The main difference is that you get 2 hard shell cases for your games rather than keeping them loose under an elastic band. You can only hold 8 at a time though so I suppose that's the compromise.

u/ily88242 · 6 pointsr/Switch

My spouse and I bought this dock shell that is designed for the motherboard from the OG switch dock to fit perfectly inside of it. So it would still use the OG Nintendo dock but is a MUCH more portable, and in our opinion, more convenient docking mechanism. And no risk of bricking. Win-win

BASSTOP Portable Dock Replacement Case for Nintendo Switch (Only The case, You Have to DIY with The Circuit Board chip from The Original Dock) (Black)

u/_kaesu · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Surge grip kit includes exactly what you're looking for. If you're not interested in the joycon grips, $15 is probably too pricey for just the thumb grips, but they are really nice.

u/ke5pay · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

It is not dockable. The case adds about a third to the thickness however it does fit in the case I have and I believe it will fit most other cases. Having said that it takes up enough space that you cannot fit as much in the case, for mine I can get a cord in the pouch but only a small AC adapter. I am personally using this adapter in order to "dock" the unit and treating my joycons as non-removable as it is a bit of a bother to take the case off.

u/MoogleMan3 · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

A dock sock won't prevent scratches to your screen. Get a tempered glass screen protector. They're $8 for two.

u/Dr_eSmoticon · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/thegreatbobin0_ · 5 pointsr/nintendo

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

This one right here is awesome I have one myself

u/Fidodo · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I got this one and I'm really happy with it

It's really easy to apply because it comes with two tabs that you use to lower it onto the screen, allowing you to position it much more easily.

u/Veritasgear · 5 pointsr/Switch

My recommendations:

Lamicall stand. Extremely sturdy, folds up small, perfect for charging on the go.
I can't reccommend this thing enough. Hooked it onto the back of a seat last week while my flight was landing and had no problems with it shaking or sinking.

Also would recommend a good battery by anker with powerIQ, along with an anker charging cable.

One more thing I'd recommend is the butterfox carrying case. Not the prettiest, but by far the most protective and capacitive. I've been able to keep my anker battery, charging cable, extra joycons and stand in the spare pocket.

And don't forget protection:

u/SlashGames · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You should get a tempered glass screen protector, especially if he will be taking it on the go a lot. I would recommend this one.

u/blablabla_25 · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

AmFilm Tempered Glass hands down, I have it and it’s really clear and durable. They also come in packs of 2 and it’s only around $8 on Amazon.

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

u/LunickDrago · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

So the best brand of tempered glass I found tends to be amFilms, i get both their phone and game console protectors all the time, its pretty convenient because it comes with 2, so your pretty safe for a while, heres the amazon link to the switch one

u/Bread_Truck · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Amfilm tempered glass Switch protector. Thats the one I have and the one most commonly recommended on here.

u/kaeyay · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Exactly the one I have. Here's the link.

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/mcantrell · 5 pointsr/KotakuInAction

Get a screen protector immediately, the dock scratches the screen. Until you have one, leave it docked as much as you can (the scratches come from being slid into the dock / taken out, not from standard use).

I got this one, it's great:

I also got this for it, but it won't fit in the dock anymore with it, which is fine for me as I don't use the dock:

I have a spare charger for the switch, for trips and playing Disgaea 5 while in bed, which is just a Google Pixel charger:

u/chriskmee · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Its plastic, so its pretty low on the scratch resistance scale. Nintendo went plastic over glass probably becasue its less likely to break with kids dropping it, but the downside is that its much easier to scratch.

For only $9 you can get two top rated glass screen protectors. If you care about keeping the screen scratch free, its worth it. You can even do like I did and sell your spare one to a friend for $5 or so.

u/Sheeplover1234 · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
  1. I personally think that the pro controller is neccesary for games like splatoon Arms (If on the go) and other titles down the road highley recommend you get one.


  3. get the binding of isaac and or any other indie games yous want.

    Btw can you respond if you saw this
u/KarlHungus01 · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Get a tempered glass screen protector ASAP. The plastic screen scratches pretty easily. I cannot recommend this one highly enough.

u/afevis · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This tempered glass screen protector is pretty solid if anyone needs a recommendation!

u/brisnipe · 5 pointsr/Switch

This is the screen protector that I got. Looks great, feels great, works great. And it’s a super cheap investment to keep that screen looking amazing. I had the plastic film one on my switch ( it came with my hybrid cover ) it was ok for a little while but definitely got scuffed up quick and didn’t feel nearly as good as the glass ones.

u/-ryche- · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I'd buy a screen protector. This is the one I grabbed off Amazon. amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

I'd look at getting a case to take it with you. RDS makes some nice ones with various designs.

u/bassistb0y · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

No problem!

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

That's the screen protector I got, it comes with 2, so if you don't apply it the way you want to or you shatter one you still have another. You cant even tell it's there on my switch, love them.

u/ArpMerp · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

There, I reached out into the ether and found an original switch adapter

u/wileymurkykidde · 5 pointsr/nintendo

Wow! Both the original post and the comments are really thorough. I have to confess a lot of this is over my head.

I have a question: is it safe to use a 3rd-party converter with an official Nintendo AC adapter?

For example:

  • MoKo 3 in 1

  • Nintendo Switch AC Adapter

    I'm hoping the converter simply acts as a pass-through, and that the power adapter works as it should.

    EDIT: I hope links to Amazon are allowed. Apologies if they aren't. I wanted to make sure I identified the products I own.
u/kitt_lite · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

There's a tempered glass one available on Amazon!

u/tobitobiguacamole · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Very necessary. The screen is plastic and scratches very, very easily. See this video for more -

I bought the Orzly one, was like 6 bucks and you can't even tell it's on there -

The amFilm one is supposed to be good too.

Make sure to use the shower/tape hinge technique, described in one of the answers for the amFilm one on amazon. Worked great for me.

u/GolGarnet · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I just bought this one and it’s perfect for me. I’m not gonna buy it for you but have a look.

u/vectini89 · 5 pointsr/Switch

i haven't personally got a sd card for mine but my advice go for as big as you can afford, i would recommend the orzly screen protectors really good quality

personally i dont really take my switch outside so never bothered with any cases but I would recommend picking up a LAN adapter if you plan on playing any online games like splatoon, not sure about everyone else's but the signal strength on my switch, unless I'm in the room with the router, its pants.

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/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/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/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/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/Blovnt · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Try this stand instead.

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

u/UnfoldingTime · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

And added pro, IMO, is that you can choose between the standard black, Mario Kart or several different Zelda options for this case. I got the Mario Kart one with my bundle and it's a really nice case for the $20 price tag.

u/Dr4c0n1k · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

HORI Nintendo Switch HORIPAD Wired Controller Officially Licensed by Nintendo - Nintendo Switch;

I believe he means these.

u/ismapro · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

the best IMO is the wired HORI controller you can remove the D-pad and use the direction buttons.


and is dirt cheap!!!

u/STUNT1990 · 5 pointsr/nintendo

Not sure but this is PDP's Switch "case" (also on BotW version) and, by the looks of it, it's just a semi rigid pouch.

I'm probably getting this one once I can see it in person or a nice review; it looks like it will have some kind of foam (as shoulder buttons would tilt the switch and yet it seems to be in a horizontal position) and I think it's made by the same company as a pretty similar looking NES mini case.

u/SoloWaltz · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

It's this one.

I specifically looked for a good one for my upcoming travel.

u/ewzzy · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I fully recommend the RDS hard case


My Switch feels totally safe in there. I don't trust soft cases. They'll protect your screen but the sticks on the joycons are easy to break through the case.

u/StephenDawg · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The Orzly case is pretty cool. It holds 8 games and the Switch is secured in place with elastic straps.

u/Apparently_Coherent · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I think these ones are better because you still have access to the ZL/ZR buttons, even though it's likely that almost no games will take advantage of them, it's a nice feature to have for a similar price.

u/MDG5AL · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Check this guy out:

Edit - This is only a shell and you'll be switching the internals of your stock-dock, but it does minimize the size dramatically.

u/lockmasterg · 5 pointsr/Switch

Bad thing about most cases are they don't work with dock. This would serve the purpose and is adjustable and foldable...

u/FuriousFalcon · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

My impression is that the exact position of the joystick doesn't really matter. The joycons are small enough that one isn't significantly less or more comfortable than the other. As someone who is preparing for MK8D myself, and recently bought another set of Joycons... I'd definitely recommend something like Surge's JoyCon Grip ( to help make the controllers a little larger and more comfortable though.

u/narf1998 · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I really enjoyed having it on the plane, made the time go by quicker. I rarely take my switch anywhere, hardly ever play in handheld mode, so I take the opportunity to play indie games and other mobile-ish games , completed Bulb Boy on my last flight. I definitely would recommend a carrying case if you're concerned about the system.

Depending on your seats, a stand might really come in handy. I used the fairly popular Stand from amazon. Worked really well on the seat in front of me and was pretty stable even in mild turbulence. Picture

I do find that games with motion kinda jack me up. Played MK8 and got a headache after a little while.

u/DrDoobie22 · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

What the OP and the user you replied to linked to are the exact same set which is the Link Tunic from PDP. Not only that but PDP seems to have shown colors that are not true to what the actual product is. Link Tunic , notice how the colors do not match up nor do the joy con armour textures. Here are some Gel Guards in red and the red they show is nice and vibrant on the pictures except the top picture which looks brown. I cant trust a company with two different shades, drastic difference in shades nonetheless, on their product. It makes it hard as a consumer to really know what I am getting.

u/fenrirofdarkness · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I actually got something like this instead.

Because it's all using the original dock, there shouldn't be any problem.

u/emanon_hs · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If you mean the charging stand, it's the official one (

u/epoisse_throwaway · 5 pointsr/Games

>The Xbox One controller feels so much fucking better it isn't even funny, wish I could use that to play the Switch.

You actually can

u/queuebitt · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Switch charges well in handheld mode (not docked).

The controllers automatically charge when connected to the Switch. If Switch is plugged in they’ll charge to 100%. If not plugged in they’ll charge up to 50%.

Tabletop mode is tricky. The USB-C port is on the bottom and is blocked when using the built-in kickstand. There is a $20 charging stand that solves that problem.

Several cases can fit the whole Switch, including dock. AmazonBasic has a cheap one, but no designated space for physical games. Others available with a quick search.

You can charge with a power bank. See Power Bank Buying Guide for the Switch to help pick out the best one for your needs.

u/butt-guy · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Man...I'm a big fan of the PDP premium gray case. But I'm pretty excited to see what Waterfield comes up with because a leather case sounds dope. Too bad it'll cost at least $60 though.

u/Kramester · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

8Bitdo Wireless Bluetooth Adapter for Nintendo Switch

I have one of these that I use with a ps4 dual shock. It’s great.

u/iamyashsoni · 5 pointsr/GameDeals

Also look at 8bitDo wireless adapter if u already have a ps4 or Xbone controller, before buying this:

8Bitdo Wireless Bluetooth Adapter for Nintendo Switch, Windows, Mac, & Raspberry Pi

u/Gee_Golly · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I use one of these, they work great. You can adjust to any angle. Light weight, sturdy, and folds flat too.

Lamicall Multi-Angle Nintendo Switch Playstand, Tablet Stand, Phone Holder Dock for Desk, Foldable, Adjustable, Compatible with iPad Mini Pro Air, iPhone XS Max XR X 8 7 6S 6 Plus etc., 4-10'' Devices

u/mynfpacc · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

congratz dude!

I highly recommend a tempered glass screen protector as well! Someone already linked the screen protector from amFilm,it's the one I use as well and it's really great!

There have been some reports that people got their screens scratched by simply getting the Switch out of its dock. So having a screen protector should be your number one priority.

Honestly, you don't need anything else, at least not right now.

If you do feel like you'll often take the switch with you when you head out then by all means get a travel case as well. Hold off on getting any extra joycon or pro controller. Both aren't exactly cheap, I'd hold off on them unless you really need them.

And just for your interest, the switch is not region locked.

Which means, if you want to buy anything from the nintendo e-shop then check out this site beforehand.

This site compares all the prices for a title through all the different e-shops.

You can simply go on the nintendo website and change your country in the websites settings. Then you have to re-log into your nintendo account on your switch and then you can proceed to directly buy the game through the other nations e-shop.

I've gotten several games for super cheap that way.

u/DelverOfSeacrest · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I just ordered this one. It's only $12.69 and it has 4.5 stars with 2400+ ratings on Amazon.

u/DementedWarrior · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I use this guy, enough room for controllers, wrist sliders and maybe a cable in there. Also has a nice screen protecting game card holder piece. It’s pretty compact and holding up great after 10 months of use!

u/Skhanna786 · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If you want to go through Amazon, I do have a combo that works!

It fits inside the case perfectly with even grip installed. Both are really amazing. I might get the Skull case when it comes on Amazon, but I am very content with my current combo.

Total price is like 35 bucks too, so quite cheap imo.

u/Beachbulbul · 4 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

It’s the Orzly Nintendo switch case from amazon. I cut out the middle insert and modified the padding that came with the Core packaging. I used super glue to fix the foam to the bottom of the case.
case on Amazon

u/sephur · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Wait. What case is this? When I google your post title, I'm returned this..

u/sephiroth70001 · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

There were so many turbo controllers for the ps2. A lot of my friends had more controllers with turbo than without. The only one with turbo I know of for switch is the wired hori.

u/Aperture_Kubi · 4 pointsr/GameDeals
u/apfhex · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Those are both mentioned by OP, the RDS cases in Black and Link-Gray.

u/Treadwell_CRB · 4 pointsr/nintendo

I ordered the RDS travel case:

The reason is simple. I travel quite a bit for work. I am going to toss this in my backpack and slog it thru the airport. It seems to be a little thicker and provide a little more protection than other ones.

And it looks nice.

u/EK_Gras · 4 pointsr/MARIOPARTY

You can only use one Joy-Con per player, as the other person said. If you want them to feel more comfortable, maybe try the Surge Grips on Amazon, or another kind of the same thing.

EDIT: On second thought, the FASTSNAIL Grips look a bit more comfortable.

u/Lazarus1209 · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Really it's dealer's choice. IT would more depend on what kind of protection you're looking for. If you're worried about it getting tossed around, then either a soft or hard case would work. If you're more specifically worried about it getting crushed (sat on) or suffer through high impact treatment (thrown, smashed, etc.) then I would recommend a hard case as the design is more appropriate for those situations.

The one you have is one that I would use if I was simply transporting the system with me. It works for portability and to ensure it doesn't get scratched or suffer from light fall damage. The harder shell ones would be better if it's always going to be with you, and if it's going to be in a bag or back pack that is thrown around.

What I would really recommend in either event is a tempered glass protector like this. That will ensure you don't get scratches if you drop it or from the dock itself (there have been some reports of scratches from being docked/un-docked) and you can hardly tell it's there. Good luck to you, either way!

u/ApostleO · 4 pointsr/Switch

Exactly this, except it's by BASSTOP, not Hori.

u/-MarisaTheCube- · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Congrats on getting a Switch! I'd just make sure you get a screen protector ASAP as the plastic screen is highly prone to scratches. I recommend the amFilm tempered glass protector. Other than that, enjoy yourself.

u/wchill · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Copy pasted from the project site...

Q: What is this?

A: A side project that I've been working on since March 2018. You can think of it as a Twitch Plays Switch with some nifty features.

Q: Why did you make this?

A: I was bored. Also, I wanted an easy way to use OpenCV to control the Switch, like this guy.

Q: How does it work?

A: At its core, it takes input either from a locally connected controller or via network and relays it to a Nintendo Switch over USB. I used this project and this project as a base and grafted on everything else. Frankly, very little of the original projects remain.

Currently, I've used the network support to add input support for Twitch/Mixer chat and for a webpage where players can control the Switch via a gamepad.

I'll be writing up more documentation on the workings of this project at a later date.

Q: How does gamepad support work?

A: Plug in a controller into your computer, go to the gamepad control page, press a button to activate it, and you're set! You can request a turn by clicking on the controller image. Each turn lasts 20 seconds unless you are the only person waiting for a turn, in which case you will keep your turn after 20 seconds until someone else requests one. Note that chat can and will mess with your inputs!

Q: How does chat work:

A: Works like you'd expect it to. You can also press buttons simultaneously instead of just one after another. Read the project site for more details.

Q: What makes this better than \<insert other implementation here\>?

A: There are a lot of modifications I've made to mine that aren't present in other versions.

  • User friendly, minimal config desktop software.
  • I've modified the controller to appear as an officially licensed Nintendo Switch HORIPAD instead of a hacked Pokken Tournament Pad like other implementations. There's no change in features, but the hardware emulation is much more accurate.
  • In case the desktop software crashes, the Switch turns off, or the hardware is disconnected, the hardware can recover by simply using the software to reconnect. A sync protocol is in place that brings the hardware into a known state.
  • The hardware's firmware buffers an input frame and checks it for data integrity via a fast algorithm before sending it to the Switch, so a crash will never cause random buttons to be pressed. Other implementations naively trust the input sent by the software and are susceptible to this problem.
  • Input packets are synchronized to the Switch's poll rate in hardware. All commands are mapped to one or more input packets with a certain number of wait frames before the next input packet is processed, so this is as close to TAS as you can get. Most other implementations do not do this and rely on hacks like sleeping for 100ms on the computer side, which can cause variable latency (OS timers are not guaranteed to be accurate) and desyncs for TAS.
  • Easier debugging. I've written some code that stubs out the firmware's AVR-specific calls and replaces them with implementations that allow the firmware to be run on desktop. When used in conjunction with something like socat, developers can quickly test out changes to the firmware without having to reflash the hardware.
  • Other implementations usually only support one input source. By using a TCP server, input commands can be sent from many different clients or feeder sources. This also makes testing very easy since all that is needed to send test inputs is something like netcat.
  • As far as I know, no other "Twitch Plays" project has ever allowed users to use controllers.
  • Chat commands and modifications to gamepad support can be added/modified while the project is running and can be modified in most cases without ever touching code!
u/Lostboul · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

In my entire life, whenever I had to apply a screen/tempered glass protector I just manage to fuck it up every single time and find myself in buying that product again just to pass that task on someone more reliable. This time I would really like to do that myself so what are you guys idiot friendly tips on doing that? Thanks in Advance :)


Bought this one btw which is apparently easy to install

u/MEANL3R · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

To add, I really like my case: Amazon link. Its pretty sturdy and holds a few physical games. I think I picked mine up from Walmart for like $20.

u/dougxiii · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

$50 on Amazon

HORI Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro (Daemon X Machina Edition) Ergonomic Controller for Handheld Mode - Officially Licensed By Nintendo - Nintendo Switch

u/mangofromdjango · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Looks rather low quality compared to this:

Use it for my iPad as well as switch. rather small and indestructible (aluminum > plastic)

u/CeaselessIntoThePast · 4 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating
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/PriceKnight · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

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u/llibertybell965 · 4 pointsr/Switch

Generally anything third party that handles charging with the Switch is risky. Safest option is that there are kits to open the official dock and reshell it with a smaller form factor. Like this,

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/Lucky_theLeprechaun · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Screen protector is a must! I recommend amFilm

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/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/rectagonal · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

PDP has some officially licensed ones you will likely want to check out.

Probably going to use this to store my Switch in my existing messenger bag:

u/AetherMcLoud · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Get a glass screen protector. They cost like 5-10 bucks and you'll never have a single scratch on your switch display.

This is the one I use, works perfectly with touchscreen:

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/Eponine05 · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The Nintendo Switch Elite Player Backpack by PDP is what you're looking for. Handles all of that very well.

u/chinchook · 4 pointsr/Breath_of_the_Wild

Nintendo Switch Adjustable Charging Stand - Switch

u/camkeys · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I'm not sure what their anti glare one does but the normal amazon oneis the one I have and it is perfect

u/Lady_Rebellium · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I'm probably gonna get this as my "all my crap" bag:

It looks like a nice, compact size with nice little compartments for stuff and cart/sd cases. I'm not sure what the inside of the backpack looks like yet, but I'm wary of all my things flying around everywhere.

But for when I don't want all my crap, I like this small Surge case, for when I go to work and stuff.

u/Cardstatman · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Get a tempered glass screen protector for sure. They have saved my bacon with my iPhone countless times. Plus, this doesn't have edge to edge glass, so side drops wont be as big of a deal, meaning a full body case may not be as important. But a face down fall will likely shatter the screen with no joy-con thumb sticks to brace a fall. Plus, plastic ones look terrible and detract from an otherwise beautiful screen, whereas the tempered glass will look virtually the exact same. EDIT: Here is a good twin pack for $10

u/DrakonLitshed · 4 pointsr/nintendo

Like This one? Thanks for the info, i was dreading getting a screen protector after how many bubbles my 3DS one has.

u/Rajani_Isa · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
  1. if buying in store, watch an unbox video then when buying it check the console in-store to make sure everything looks alright. Just in case, due to the fact that the boxes are not sealed (unless that's changed).

  2. As said, set up the account, update, download the game if digital, etc.

  3. Screen protector and case are always good. Case wise you have ones like this, this, or this.
u/-BreakingPoint0 · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
  1. Glass Screen protector. You can get a set of 2 for about $8 on Amazon. This is the one I got and it's fine:

  2. Lots of different cases and opinions on them. Personally I use a Butterfox:

    I like it a lot. If you want to carry the dock and what not there are other options. Personally I use that and another larger case to carry the dock, charger, shell for the Joy-Cons and two Joy-Con handle cases

    Beyond that it's all personal preference. If you go handheld all the time you might want to look at the Skull & Co:
    I don't personally have it but I have only heard good things by those that have it.
u/bigylittle · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
  • Screen Protector. I suggest a tempered glass screen protector
  • SD Card. Dpending on how committed you are to digital vs. physical, a 64gb or 128gb should hold you over. Wait for them to go on sale, they go on sale pretty often.
  • Carrying case. I recommend the ButterFox carrying cases, they come in different sizes so pick one that suits you.
  • A stand. By stand I mean something that will hold your Switch and provide access to the USB port for charging. Some recommend the Hori play stand, for me that's a bit too bulky and went with one meant for cellphones, works wonders.
  • Portable battery pack, look for ones with at least 2.1A output to sustain gameplay when charging.
  • Pro controller, it's essential on most games, literally night and day from the joy cons. I suggest getting the Xenoblade version because it has an updated D-Pad that the original has.
  • Another dock, theres a lot of controversy here. There are 3rd party options out there they have been noted as dangerous to your Switch and may brick it and render it useless. From my experience, I've had great success with the Nyko dock and the Best Buy Insignia dock, use these at your own risk. You could play it safe and buy another official Nintendo dock. it's not as cheap however.

    Links for all the items I got for your reference:
    Screen Protector
    Memory Card
    Battery Pack
    Pro Controller
    Nyko Dock

u/ticktak10 · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

Yeah I felt that too when I tried the demo on the switch. I think it is because of the offset analog sticks when compared to the playstation's controller with the analog sticks on the same axis. I've seen a usb dongle that can allow the switch to accept any bluetooth controller so you could play with a ps3 or ps4 controller. These are two I've looked at since the regular joycons keep cramping my hands.



u/dstaley · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

As of right now, the only USB C power adapter that will work 100% with the Switch is the official AC Adapter.

u/jononarf · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Buy this the same day as your switch: Put it on ASAP.

Then get a SD card ASAP.

Then get a carrying case ASAP.

u/F_S_Rocks · 4 pointsr/VideoGameDealsCanada

I honestly don't recommend getting one, instead consider picking up one of these. It's an adapter that lets you pair pretty much any Bluetooth controller with the switch. Useful if you have controllers for other consoles laying around and waaaay cheaper then a pro controller. I honestly think every switch owner should have one, they're that handy.

u/ectra040 · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Not needed, but everyone will advise you to get one. This is the best one according to most

u/mbirth · 4 pointsr/Switch
u/cavedweller333 · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

For screen protectors, I highly recommend amFilm it is currently on sale for $9, normally about 30, comes in a pack of two.

It is fairly high quality.

I wouldn't get switch brand micro sd cards as they are much more expensive, the minimum I would get is 64 Gb.


I would get stardew valley for your daughter and maybe shovel knight for your son, I don't know if these have physical options or are just digital.

Mario kart 8 deluxe might also be good but it would be best to get two copies.

Most games require multiple copies for multiplayer on multiple systems, but the switch has local connection built in so you can play without an internet connection.

u/Lucifronz · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I haven't bought one, myself (intend to, though, so I can connect my Xbox One controller to my PC when I feel like it), so I can't speak on the quality of any.

Personally a cheap dongle doesn't seem like the best of ideas, because I worry about the quality. Not just whether it'll break (which is less problematic due to the usually condensed size, although the possibility is still there), but because dongles like that don't interact well with updates.

My uncle used a simple wifi adapter for his PC back when he used Windows 7 or 8. Then he updated to Windows 10 and it not only had issues working, but it outright caused crashing when used above a certain download limit. After a while just opening an internet browser guaranteed a blue screen.

That's before and after Windows 10 reinstalls.

So I elect to find something a bit more quality. I have considered the 8Bitdo adapter, myself, because it could also be used for my Switch if I need an extra controller for whatever reason. Although it's unnecessarily large, which is a problem of its own.

u/pauldavis92 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I'm not sure where on this subreddit I saw this, but they recommended the Orzly Carying Case. Holy smokes do I love this case! Very sturdy, sleek, and discreet!

u/cloudsareneat · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/Gamecube757 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

As far a screen protectors go, the AmFilm protector is the most popular, and has worked perfectly fine for me. link

u/MrJspeed · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Good case for Nyko Docking Kit?

I have the $20 Switch Deluxe carrying case I'm very happy with it, and the material. It's very durable.

It's just not deep enough. I'm wanting something that I can use to carry the Switch, 2 extra joycons + straps, Nyko dock, charger, and hdmi cable. I don't want that bigger suitcase of a case that is meant for the standard dock.

Anyone have an suggestions?

u/saft · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Works well for the money with some storage for accessories.

Hard enough to protect in a bag.

u/Marxally · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

When I have to take a lot of stuff with me, like the Switch, the 2DS, wallet and more; I usually carry it in my NES bag. For the Switch itself, I have a Orzly case, it's pretty good, I can fit my stick grids replacements, my SD card with the adapter, the Joy Cons wrist straps, my screen cleaner cloth and my earbuds; basically all I need and use.

u/JoshuaJSlone · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

A lot of Switch accessories seem to be made by generic Chinese sources and sold under various brand names so you might see these under different names, but I like these. Before they were out I tried the Surge ones, but they're smaller and don't have mechanisms to make the SL/SR buttons larger.

The one advantage the Surge ones have is still leaving it possible to press the regular shoulder buttons, but that's just a theoretical advantage since I don't think anything uses them in single Joy-Con mode at this point.

u/MeghanBoBeghan · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

In that case, this one is very popular and the brand is well-regarded:

u/brucepucci · 3 pointsr/nintendo

If it's just for Mario Kart you could probably get by on the Joy Cons and these...

We play Mario Kart just fine on them. But it was BotW is much better with the pro controller IMO.

u/dcrobertshaw · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Have a pan down those reviews, it's definitely not the norm as only a few people mention it, maybe it's defective ones? If that is the case you'd probably be safe if you haven't experienced it yet.

Haven't thought about them for travel, they definitely look way more portable than the bottom two I got. The gioteck ones would probably be alright to travel with too. The slide on grips that came with the switch fit in my case though so I tend to just take those out with me.

u/zmattk · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I agree with everyone else so far. The most important things are screen protector, micro SD card, and a carrying case.

But if you're looking for something a little more exciting, here's a list of the things I also recommend:

Portable Charger: You'll need one that has enough power to charge the Switch. Here's two that I have found work well. The Anker charger is significantly more expensive than the RAVPower, and neither are really cheap, but you'll get a lot of use out of it, and they can work for other electronic devices as well.



Portable Stand: The Switch's kickstand is pretty bad for tabletop mode. It's not adjustable and you cannot charge at the same time. Getting a portable stand fixes both of these problems. One like this is my personal favorite portable stand. You get more viewing angles than the plastic folding ones and you can use this with multiple devices as well. However, the Hori one or one similar to that works perfectly fine as well.

Pro Controller or Extra Joy Cons: Depends on your preference. I'd go with the Pro Controller if you're planning on playing mostly single player games. The extra set of Joy Cons are nice for multiplayer though as it allows 2 people to play with full controllers, or 4 people to play with a single joy con (aka Mario Kart).

If you go with the extra Joy Cons, I'd also suggest Joy Con Grips. While they might not look the best, it is a significant upgrade to holding the Joy Cons by themselves. They work perfectly fine for multiplayer Mario Kart.

u/MatNomis · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

There are no games that won’t work on a Switch Lite at all, only a couple that would require you to use joycons. Since the Switch Lite has built in controls and doesn’t come with a set of joycons, that means for these games, you’d need to have purchased or otherwise acquired a set of joycons, separately. Remember: the Switch is compatible with all Switch wireless controllers. It’s also compatible with all Switch USB controllers, if you get a sold-separately charging stand that has a USB port(s). The only controllers that won’t work (presumably ever) with the Lite are “attach-only” controllers that must be slid onto the Switch’s side rails to work (no wireless option). The only controllers I’m aware of that do that are third party ones like this and this (both by Hori).

Thus, you can add support for any game, if it’s ever critical. The only major thing you absolutely cannot do, is video out.

That out of the way, the games I’m aware of that require joycons and won’t work out of the box with the Lite, are:

  • Mario Party
  • 1-2 Switch
  • Fitness Boxing
  • Ring Fit Adventure

    Another exception would be the Nintendo LABO kits. All the software would work, but these kits all involve custom cutouts that are sized to hold the Switch with its joycons off. Of course, it’s cardboard, so you could presumably figure out a workaround with enough tape and scissors.
u/niglor · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The tempered glass ones are supposedly the best, check amazon

I have the Nintendo plastic one myself (came with a case) and it's okay too.

u/Phil_Beavers · 3 pointsr/gaming

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

u/Eurynom0s · 3 pointsr/LosAngeles

Let me offer up a personal experience here: do not even open the box unless you have a glass screen protector already on hand that you can apply IMMEDIATELY upon opening the box. People recommended this one to me.

The screen is plastic, not glass, and very easy to damage. If you're like me and buy a case but not a screen protector for your smartphone, you'd be very surprised at just how easy the screen is to damage. I got one dead-center in the middle of the screen that was just impossible to ignore after babying the thing (no docking, only playing in my bedroom, etc). I've seen other reports of similar gouges in the screen.

And I had to play hardball with Nintendo on "I'm going to return this to Amazon as defective" to get them to fix the screen for me. First they wanted me to pay $99...then $74...then $49...back and forth with me insisting that I was returning the device as defective until they finally gave me a "one time exception, it can't happen again" free repair.

I'd also put it on an Amex if you have one, since you get three months of purchase protection that includes accidental damage. There's some reports of the main unit being bendable after prolonged usage, so better to save the Amex claim for that should that problem affect you.

On a more positive note...while the price of the Pro controller is stupid, using a Pro controller to play the thing in portable mode is actually a pretty nice way to play. I think this is what I'd advise for a long flight, for instance.

[edit] There was a shortage of glass screen protectors right after launch. Major backorders. If I'd have ordered one, I'd have gotten it around the time I noticed the scratch.

u/ClicksOnLinks · 3 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Yep! I used the foam from the box it came in, just cut the ends off and trimmed the corners to fit. I will probably pick up some craft glue tomorrow to affix it in a more permanent manner.

There's an orzly case that will work as well.

This was the one I initially tried before I dug the spare out of my closet. It's identical in shape and size to the one I used.

u/digitalgriffin · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Does amazon not ship to the UK? I wish I would of seen amazon had it back in stock before I got it on indiegogo. On day 8 now after buying it on gogo and have no idea if its even shipped yet.

Skull & Co. GripCase Set: A Comfortable Protective Case with Replaceable Grips [to fit all hands sizes] for Nintendo Switch - Neon Red & Blue

But to answer your question this case by Orzly will fit their grip case as well.

Orzly Carry Case Compatible With Nintendo Switch - BLACK Protective Hard Portable Travel Carry Case Shell Pouch for Nintendo Switch Console & Accessories

u/Thanatos- · 3 pointsr/nintendo

I wanted an extra official Power cable anyways (~$25) so i got this and intend to convert it to a Portable Dock with one of these

Feel much better gutting a dock if i have a backup already. Would hate to have to drop $70-90 just to get another dock if i screwed something up.

u/ToastyGB · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I recommend buying a tempered glass screen protector such as:

u/Skipspace · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

At the bare minimum, this screen protector .

After that it's more just preference. I'd recommend trying out the joycon grip before you immediately get a pro controller, as it's actually a lot more comfortable using the joy cons in the grip than I would have imagined. I haven't felt the need to get a pro controller just yet because of it.

u/Oseirus · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

A few disclaimers:

I know I'm late to the punch, and I apologize. I also know I'm going to look like a crazy person for throwing so many items at you, so I apologize for that as well. I may also seem vaguely arrogant by the end of this, so please accept a third apology. I just like to take care of my electronics is all. My only credentials are anecdotal evidence that despite my rather rough job I've never even so much as cracked the screen on my cell phone so I like to think I'm pretty good at the "how do I prevent breakages" question.

Okay. So, I'm gonna rattle off a few items that I've bought for my own Switch, and my reasoning behind them. You DO NOT have to buy all of these items, but they are all useful on some level for the console.

The Joy-Con Controller If you're looking to get a second controller, start here. I'm sure you've figured out by now that one Joy-Con (JC) can be reconfigured to work as two controllers, so simply by buying a second JC you're now able to hit the 4-player local maximum for many of the Switch's games (including Mario Kart!). You can get the spouse, another kid, or even some friends playing during a party.

The Switch Pro Controller A more traditional-style controller. It's slightly cheaper and it's much more comfortable on large hands, but it CANNOT be split into two separate controllers like the Joy-Con can. Well, unless you get a saw or something but then it won't work at all anymore. Besides that it does function exactly the same as the standard JC controllers. There is also a wired version available that is even cheaper, but I personally have become spoiled in this wireless age and don't like cables dangling across my living room anymore.

Fitian Charging Dock for Joy-Cons Pretty self explanatory. Normally you charge your Joy-Cons by plugging them into the Switch, but if you have a second (or more) JC, it becomes a slight hassle to keep them all charged up. A charging dock can be a godsend. This is the one I use, simply plug it straight into your Switch Dock via USB.

FastSnail Joy-Con Grips There's a gazillion different versions of these things floating around, but these are the ones I personally use. I like them cause the shoulder L/R buttons are massive, and the grippy parts are really comfortable for extended use. Simply stick your Joy-Con halves into the plastic holders for a more comfortable grip. Holds them securely but they're still easy to pop back out as needed, no latches or screws or anything.

Orzly Carry Case ONE option for a carrying case. I was a little hesitant to recommend this particular item, but I may as well cause again, it's the one I use. The case itself is fine: durable, carries your Switch plus some games and accessories, and keeps them safe through your standards drops and bumps. However, if you fill it up as much as is shown in the pictures there on Amazon... At best you're gonna feel like you're mashing something, at worst you're gonna have trouble zipping it closed. What I've ended up doing is putting my Switch with an attached set of JCs, the games, and my adjustable stand (see next item) into the case, and then tossing the case plus whatever other particular accessories I need into my backpack. This case is NOT good to haul a lot of Switch stuff, JUST the console itself plus a handful of small bits for maybe a day trip or something. If you want to carry everything, look elsewhere. I've seen a few cases mentioned, but I can't recommend anything as I haven't tried anything.

Younik Compact Adjustable Stand I love this thing. If you're playing on the go and don't feel like holding it (and don't trust that stupid little kick stand on the back), you can unfold this thing and prop up the Switch on any flat surface for a much more comfortable viewing able. When you're done with it, you can fold it back flat and it fits nicely pretty much anywhere (like, for example, in the Orzly case I mentioned previously). Nintendo makes a first-party adjustable stand, but I actually like this one better. It costs a couple dollars less and feels sturdier. Its a luxury item to be sure, but it's nice to have when you want it.

Findway Protective Case A protective "jacket" for the Switch itself. I like this one because it snaps on and off of the Switch and JCs super easily, and is a sort of bendable plastic. Only 3 pieces: one for the tablet, and then one piece each for the left and right JCs. Easy to clean, too. Only drawback is that you HAVE to remove the jacket any time you want to dock the Switch in its charger. However, you're going to find that this is the case for any jacket that you want to buy for your Switch. You do NOT need to remove the jacket if you're simply sticking it in the aforementioned Adjustable Stand.

Pleson Tempered Glass Screen Protector Not much explanation needed here. I'm neurotic about getting screen protectors for all of my portable electronics, and I love the tempered glass ones. This one is cheap, it's durable, and it's easy to install with a steady hand. HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend, even if only to keep your Switch looking nice through the wear and tear. You won't need to remove it for the dock, unlike the jacket.

I think that's everything for now. Again, I know it's a lot being thrown at you all at once, but you don't have to buy everything. This is all just stuff I've amassed for my own Switch that I've found useful or that I recommend. Pick and choose as you see fit. Feel free to shop around as well, these are just examples of all the particular items and there are MANY choices available for almost everything listed.

If you have any questions, I'm always happy to help.

u/CharlestonChewbacca · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I mean, between the PowerA controller and the Hori controller, there are already cheap alternatives.

That said; the Gamecube Controller adapter for Wii U is already compatible with the Switch. I wouldn't be surprised if they rebranded it as the Gamecube Controller Adapter for Switch and rereleased it alongside another series of Smash themed Gamecube controllers.

Honestly, my concern is a single-joycon focus affecting gameplay.

u/IwataFan · 3 pointsr/nintendo

With screen protectors you really want to go with tempered glass. Starter kits are a nice deal, but you do get what you pay for when it comes to screen protectors; such is life.

For a screen protector, I along with the rest of Reddit it seems have settled upon this screen protector as being the absolute best. I even had Best Buy Geek Squad install it to virtually guarantee proper installation, and it looks absolutely fantastic. I had the chance to play for a few weeks without it and personally think it actually makes the screen look better.

For a case I would go the RDS Industries route and get either this or even this larger case that can fit all the related Switch accessories.

u/OedipusR3x · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The RDS Industries case seems to be a favorite. Comes with little plastic cases that hold the games and micro SD cards. Also more form fitting for the switch than most cases.

u/taegha · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Get This, This and These

u/TheBeast1981 · 3 pointsr/Switch

Everyone is recommending to buy another set of joycons (about 70$), what about buying 3 or 4 wired horipad pro controllers (4x18=74$)?

That way you don't have to worry about batteries and they are more comfortable to hold than a small single joycon and are cheaper to replace if they get treated roughly from young kids.

u/jc9988 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You could try the official Nintendo carrying case that comes with a screen protector or if you just want a screen protector I would recommend you this one

u/blandbento · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I respectfully disagree. I bought the Surge grip and it is extremely comfortable for both the right and left joy-con. It has made my 2-player playthrough of Snipperclips much more enjoyable. My only complaint is that the shoulder buttons are a little bit small but it's not bad. The TopAce grips looks like it fixes this problem. In my opinion, these third party grips offer a much more pleasant experience than the one Nintendo provides with the joy-con straps.

u/fictitiousacct · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Outside of having a dedicated switch bag, there's also the option of replacing the dock case. It uses the exact Nintendo components and just repackages it to something smaller. Of course, you'd need to be okay with opening your dock and removing the parts to do so.

u/EmperorSteve7 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I went for an anFilm 2 glass screen protector pack from Amazon. The one I use works great with no bubbles, and my only current worry is getting the screen dirty or fingersmudged. No scratch or visibility problems whatsoever.

Amazon product page

u/Stokes26 · 3 pointsr/Switch

This screen protector is probably the best I've used across any device and definitely the easiest I've ever installed.


If you plan on using it in handheld mode for long periods of time, you're going to want to get these grips + carrying case. Seriously, your hands will thank you. I use my Switch almost exclusively in handheld mode, and have absolutely no hand/finger fatigue during longer gaming sessions.

u/Doedel51 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If you want something more compact, there is this solution:

You would have to buy this + an official Nintendo dock and then sort of build it yourself.

u/Jrrolomon · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Great minds think alike. I was looking online for a smaller case for shorter trips as well after I posted my first comment.

I went ahead and preordered this one.

RDS Industries, Inc Nintendo Switch Game Traveler Deluxe Travel Case

u/that_90s_guy · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Not OP, but I'm pretty confident he/she is talking about either the Hori wired switch pro controller, or the PowerA wired switch pro controller, since both of them cost about $25 USD, and they are both officially licensed by Nintendo.

However, I strongly recommend you reconsider if you'll be using them for Smash. I've used both of them at work, and honestly speaking...the quality is solid. Sure, they both feel light and cheap, but honestly speaking the finish is pretty darn good for the price. The only major quality con I see is they both have a fair share of hardware issues, with controllers that randomly stop working after some time, thus their low rating on Amazon despite high sales numbers.

The thing that will probably get you though is how bad the controls are for smash, and that if you're going for quality, you just wont beat the Pro Controller. I actually kinda went in depth about this in my other response to you as well above here, but basically, I'm pretty confident that had I bought these cheaper alternatives for Smash, and then tried the Pro Controller, I'd have regretted my decision horribly...

u/Blueowl789 · 3 pointsr/USF2

I imagine it is pretty rare to play with joycon....

I play with pro-controller, but that's not ideal either. I am very much looking forward to Hori Pro-Controller, which I think will be just right.

u/2blankpages · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The RDS Industries Deluxe Travel Case comes with cartridge holders - Nintendo Switch Game Traveler Deluxe Travel Case

u/yknphotoman · 3 pointsr/EDC

Hello everyone!

I had been wanting to post my edc for school and felt since the semester is almost over, now would be a great time. I am a computer science major and have been carrying this with me for several months now. Also, pls excuse the obvious line down the middle - i merged two seperate pictures together. So here is my edc from L>R, T>B.

  1. [Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-1 Laptop - upgraded to ssd] (
  2. [Portable 2K Monitor] (
  3. [Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8"] (
  4. [Samsung Galaxy Tab cover] (
  5. Degree deodorant/body spray
  6. [Five-Star 1-1.2 inch Zipper Binder] (
  7. [Cliffnotes Statistics book] (
  8. [Weekly Planner] (
  9. Snack
  10. [Maglite Mini LED Flashlight] (
  11. [Dell Power Companion 18000 mAh battery] (
  12. Laptop power brick in two parts
  13. [Samsung 64 GB 3.0 flash drive duo] (
  14. [Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition] (
  15. [Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard] (
  16. [Fisher Space military pen] (
  17. [Skilcraft B3 Aviator multifunction pen] (
  18. [Portable tablet/phone/switch stand] (
  19. Downy Fabric dewrinkler spray
  20. Portable Lysol spray
  21. Work/School ID
  22. [Portable CPR face shield] (
  23. Various single use medicine
  24. [C++ Pocket reference] (
  25. Microfiber towel
  26. [3 in 1 threaded usb cable] (
  27. [Mini usb charging cable - plus the usb transfer cable that came with calculator] (
  28. [Micro usb Cable] (
  29. [Mini HDMI - HDMI cable] (
  30. [TI-84 PLUS CE Graphing Calculator] (
  31. Sunglasses
  32. [Vectron charging case for LG Bluetooth headphones] (
  33. [Not pictured - LG Tone Platinum Bluetooth Headphones] (
  34. First Aid Kit
  35. Lip Balm
  36. Portable sewing kit
  37. Tic Tacs
  38. Purell
  39. [C# Pocket reference] (
  40. [Backpack cover] (
  41. [Umbrella] (
  42. [Not pictured - Swiss Digital TSA friendly backpack] (

    I do carry all of this with me. It's not too heavy as I've tried to minimize the weight of the items I did decide I wanted to carry.

    Some bonus pics are below:

    [Backpack loaded will all the above] (

    [Another showing the strip that reflects light - one of the reasons I purchased it] (

    [The Headphone case w/ the headphones] (

    [Inside of Five-Star Binder for those curious] (

    [Bulit in organization in the backpack] (

    [The reason I carry the extra monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc] (
u/TyMiles2012 · 3 pointsr/nintendo

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

This one. I absolutely love it! One thing to mention though, the protector is a little thick. You'll feel the friction taking it in and out of the dock, but obviously plastic is MUCH softer than glass so it's not gonna scratch it. Really it just makes the switch fit snug. Though reviewers are saying it makes no difference, or they're getting friction as I am, so that probably shows how the docks have been made inconsistently. But like I said, the protector will keep the dock from scratching your screen anyway.

u/Kraft_MarioMaker · 3 pointsr/Switch

The 8bitdo controllers are solid, I have been using this for indie games and retro stuff which makes up alot of my Switch Library:

If you need a more modern controller for games just buy a wired Switch Controller. Personally I really like HORI's controllers and this one features a really good D-Pad:

u/Antwolies770 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I recommend a glass screen protector (look at the reviews before you buy it though) and this case.

u/Superboygio · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I use these
Surge Nintendo Switch Grip Kit, Joy-Con Grips & Thumb Grips - Grey

u/longviewite · 3 pointsr/Switch

Stick with the dock and power cord that came with your switch. If you are at all handy, you can get a replacement shell that you can carefully remove the guts of the original and replace.

u/XachAttach · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I love this one.

Very small and compact so either good or bad depending on what you want. This cannot hold the dock, AC adapter, etc...but holds the console+joycons perfectly with room for eight cartridge games. Also has a mesh pouch I put the joycon straps in. Perfect for light travel. But, the semi hardshell case and nice, thick zipper feels very protective and high quality.

u/avilash · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Good luck. The currently state of things is that most people avoid any 3rd party docks like the plague since Nintendo didn't follow the USB 3.1 standard exactly, and because of this it was not an uncommon occurrence for a 3rd party dock to end up frying the Nintendo Switch.

Your best bet would be to get an official Nintendo Switch dock, disassemble to remove all plastic so that you have just the circuit board, and put that board into a more portable form factor. Something like:


EDIT:I did purchase Best Buy's Isginia third party dock and use it regularly. It does the job. I've used it for about 5 months now and my Switch is still working.You do occasionally have to completely unplug the thing to reset it, as it will occasionally not recognize the Switch is being docked. But since it is primarily for portability, it likely will be unplugged often anyway.

u/Nayrm79 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

Do not under any circumstances buy 3rd party Switch docks. Buy one of these if you want a travel dock.

BASSTOP Portable Dock Replacement Case for Nintendo Switch (Only The case, You Have to DIY with The Circuit Board chip from The Original Dock) (Black)

You have to transfer internals from your Nintendo dock to the basstop. But you'll save yourself a bricked Switch.

u/jrbless · 3 pointsr/Switch

If vertical clearance is your problem, I have a suggestion. Get a BASSTOP Portable Dock Shell and transplant the "guts" of the normal dock into this shell. Much easier to get the Switch in and out this way when you have space considerations.

Since this approach uses the normal hardware of an official dock, you don't need to worry about it being 3rd party for bricking-type issues.

u/Nope1252 · 3 pointsr/Xenoblade_Chronicles

If you're strictly just looking to pouch spam and AFK farm core crystals, buy this and watch this and this.

If you still want to emulate and automate inputs for whatever reason, the Switch supports USB peripherals. If you want to use a controller, use a GC adapter and solder an Arduino to a GCC board (or splice the wires) and run macros off of it. Otherwise you could just spoof an HID using your preferred microcontroller. Spoofing joy-cons sounds like a lot more work.

There's a surprisingly detailed tutorial by Hax$ and WatchingTime on how to install an Arduino Uno in a GCC here. The purpose is to help with advanced techniques in another game, but the script should help you get started.

Good luck.

u/SleepyTexan · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

General consensus is don't bother, if you're willing to risk it the only thing I've seen on here and /r/NintendoSwitchDeals is gutting your current dock and adding it to here.

Again though, it's not recommended.

u/parad0xchild · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If you're saying 2 pairs of joycons (2 left, 2 right) - the Nintendo travelers case works. This one

You just put 1 pair (with straps attached) in the left/right spot, with the pouch between them, then put the console in the other side (screen facing inwards of the case). Put the other 2 straps in the little bag.

u/Teggert · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The screen is such soft plastic though, even something as dull as car keys will scratch it. Heck, mine had permanent scratches in the corners from the dock within the first week, and I thought I was being super careful as well. I mean it's only 8 bucks never to have to worry about it again.

u/Tridon64 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The Lamicall Playstand is a nice stand and folds flat for travel. It adjusts to pretty much any angle and made from aluminum with rubber cushions to protect against scratches.

u/JLUNAMUSIC · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Surge Nintendo Switch Grip Kit, Joy-Con & Thumb Grips - Not Machine Specific

u/Shanoga · 3 pointsr/SFGiants

I actually got two cases, one for the full system and one for lighter handheld travel. I've been really happy with both. I actually bring the lighter case with me to work every day.

System case:

Handheld case:

Note: Target has the Handheld Traveler case for $19.99 and it is fairly readily in stock. OMG THEY HAVE A MARIO KART ONE.

u/MonolithChaos · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Hey! Your friend is pretty lucky! Here's some of my recommendations:

  1. Only 1 version of the switch. Joy con come in different colors. No difference in performance. Just go for favorite color.

    The most common combinations in box are the grey joy con and the neon blue and red joy con boxes.

  2. Typically there aren't any deals for the switch that I'm aware of but I did see another post where Toys R Us was listing 10% off for the switch as part of stores closing

  3. Get a screen protector. There's a cheaply priced one on amazon. I've copied the link Here. I'd also get a case for the switch. There's a list of cases that can be found on the wiki. Lastly, I highly recommend the pro controller. It's definitely not required but it has significantly improved my gaming experience.

u/blackicebaby · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

RDS Case is THE BEST. I have it and it's the best case for the Switch.

u/Sonic_13 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This one would probably be good for you. It has 5 different styles too.

u/wouldnotjointhedance · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I highly recommend the Basstop Replacement

I've been using it for a couple years. You do have to dismantle an actual first party dock but I never had any regrets. I did need to look up a video on taking the dock apart (their video linked in their instructions sucks) but it only took about 10 minutes and they shipped it with the needed tools.

u/augowl_ · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

There is a conversion (link) that you can take the innards from a Nintendo first party dock and fill in the shell. It's more expensive, but the only 100% safe route to a portable dock.

I still haven't seen any brick reports from the Insignia dock either, but I can't recommend any third party dock anymore since it could potentially be brickable by a future update.

u/Ryvaeus · 3 pointsr/NintendoPH

>TPU Cover:

That's pretty cool but I think I've seen it in Datablitz SM Megamall, weeks ago. Maybe it was a different brand, but I question the necessity of this considering you'll either be carrying the Switch in a travel case when it's out, or leaving it in its dock at home. And speaking of the dock, you'll have to remove the case every time you want to dock the Switch. Bit of a hassle if you plan on switching modes a lot.

>Messenger Bag (since I'm always moving weekly)

Datablitz carries this HORI travel bag for the Switch, which I bought for myself and it does a good job carrying the console, dock, HDMI cable, power adapter, and Joycon grip with extra Joycon attached. The dividers on the inside are modular and can be moved around to suit your packing style. It's about half the price of the messenger bag, and you can still stuff it into a backpack for portability (which is how I carry it around when I do need to bring everything, though that's only happened twice).

>Case (sana meron dito nito)

There are cases here though none that I've seen which have handles. This isn't an issue though if you've already got a bag or backpack to carry it in, which I highly recommend doing anyway; carrying a Nintendo-branded bag/case around, especially one tailor-fit for the Switch, is just begging to be stolen.

While I don't agree with the necessity of some of these accessories, my Switch use case may very well differ from yours (when you eventually do decide to get it). So if you still think those exact items are the ones you really need to get, then I'd suggest using a shipping forwarder like Jinio (Xend-owned), My-ShoppingBox (FICI-owned), or Shippingcart (LBC-owned) to receive and ship your orders directly to you. I've used all three and they're generally equally reliable.

u/vaGnomeMagician · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This one:

Even though I don't like the white that much, I like the overall design and what comes with it.

Also, I wasn't able to grab a special edition of BotW so

u/Folknasty · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This is the travel case set.

u/motorboat_mcgee · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I just went with this: BASSTOP Portable Nintendo Switch Dock Replacement Case ( Only the case, you have to DIY with the circuit board chip from the original dock ) (Black)

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/falbi23 · 3 pointsr/Switch

The RDS Industries case is the best bet for your money. They make two types, one for the handheld (with sticks), and one for the entire system.

Many people have the Zelda-themed version, but I have this plain black and red one:

u/Akmantainman · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Consider purchasing this dock shell if you travel alot it's 100% worth it.

I travel 1-3 times a month for work here's my notes for Taking the switch...

Carry On

  1. Switch in Satisfye Grip Case (Highly reccomened if playing in portable mode alot) make sure you get the smaller case, the other one is huge.
  2. Metal Switch Stand, I like bring this because sometime I just down want to hold the thing during the flight or at the hotel
  3. Anker Power Bank and Cable
  4. Game Case. Alternatively, you can pack just a few in your case.

    Checked Bag
  5. Travel Dock
  6. HDMI Cabke
  7. Pro Controller
  8. Official Power Brick (maybe in carry in depending how long the flight is)

    I also do alot of traveling to rural areas of Alaska so limited internet and very little to do most of the year. If I'm going anywhere for more than a 3 days I'll usually buy a new game or start over a game.
u/dd_dpa · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I’m not sure what you are looking for but make sure you get a tempered glass screen protector:

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

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/WastelandHound · 3 pointsr/5by5DLC

I've tried a couple cheap-o grips, and they never feel quite right. The plastic ones always seem kind of loose and I don't like the feel of silicon after an extended period. The Satisfye looks pretty good, but what I'm holding out for is the Hori Split Pad Pro, which basically splits a Pro Controller in half and turns them into Joy-cons, with the addition of things like programmable back paddles that are pretty standard on elite/pro style controllers now.

Granted, it's about twice as much as just a grip, but it's still cheaper than a new set of official Joy-cons.

u/alexj9626 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I havent see any Sapphire screen protector tbh. Maybe in the future.

The best one right now, hands down, is this one

I bought it and is the best you can get.

u/DualCay0te · 3 pointsr/gamecollecting

So that was just a little project/hobby I was working on.

-I used a small 7 inch screen which I already owned. Only a resolution of 1024 x 600. But I wasn't going to buy a mini monitor with 720p native res just for this. It's this one.

-A multi-angle stand which I had previously bought for my Nintendo Switch. Link

-A cheapie 10000mAh powerbank with dual output charge for 5V, 2A (for the screen) and 5V, 1A (for the PS Classic).

-Velcro adhesive to easily attach and remove the screen, the PS Classic and the powerbank from the stand. The powerbank is attached at the back.

-Short (25cm) HDMI cable.

-Short (15cm) USB male to male cable for powering the monitor.

-Short (20cm) micro USB to USB power cable for the PS Classic. Previously this cable was used for my Chromecast device. But it works fine here.

An OTG adapter to plug into the power port of the PSC. And a 128GB USB drive plugged into the OTG adapter.

The PSC is running the latest AutoBleem build with a custom theme. I've upgraded the custom kernel to take advantage of OTG support. FYI, what "OTG" means here is that you can plug your OTG adapter into the rear of the console and connect your usb drive directly to the OTG adapter, thus freeing up the front controller ports and bypassing the power issues of the console.

u/GaddoGamz · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Not sure if anyone caught the lower profile "Switch" version of the the RDS Deluxe Travel case towards the bottom right, but it looks sick. Saw the review of the Zelda version on Youtube, and it checks all of the boxes for me: Semi-hard case, trigger indentations, zipper pouch, padded screen cover, compact, fairly low profile. Was going to go with the Surge case, but the light grey exterior was a little blah imo. Here are the point of references:

RDS Zelda case review

Amazon pre-order (all 5 versions)

Pulling the trigger on the Switch version for sure. Hope this helps some folks.

u/komentra · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Was wondering where to preorder these and thought I'd share.

For those in the US:

Standard (March 3rd)

Zelda (March 20th)

u/UCLAKoolman · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

$12.99 with prime shipping. It comes with all the tools you need to make the swap and there are YouTube tutorials online. Took less than thirty minutes to move everything over.

Haven't had any issues. I've used it on three two-week business trips now. When I'm home I use an official dock.

u/RangersCrusader · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I already got this baby pre-ordered. Pdp also has a stylish switch backpack for $50 but that's too expensive for me.

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/merle_ · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Yea, this is the one I was thinking of.

u/jodic100 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I picked this screen protector up on launch day, and its been fantastic since day one. Super cheap, easy to put on, and comes with 2 in the pack. I think alot of people went with this one since it was the first tempered glass one i remembered seeing when the Switch launched.

As for cases, there are a TON of them, i ended up just going with this sleeve just because it was the least bulky and easy to put in a pocket and take with me on my work commute... but again, check out Amazon, there are so many different variations, with different compartments, etc etc

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/Heavenly_Hymns · 3 pointsr/consolerepair

I'm sorry about your screen, Friend. Maybe consider something like this for your next screen:

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/xooxanthellae · 3 pointsr/nintendo
u/tavhun · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Okay, from experience (I have put this thing on a store shelf, an airplane desk, a work desk and a kitchen table) the kickstand is flimsy and very unbalanced, especially with the joycons attached. I suggest getting this product or something along the lines of it because boy does that thing FALL. I also recommend a travelling case that keeps your Switch and joycons (when attached) together in one piece. Any carrying case does this so you can pick whatever one you like and it will be fine. My one suggestion for cases is to pick a soft shell or hard, and avoid fabric at all costs. I had an incident where I was taking my Switch to work and the buttons/touch screen kept being pressed through the soft case, causing my Switch to overheat and stay on for a very long time. My battery was half way gone by the time I realized it. I highly advise not leaving anything loose in your backpack (minus the pro controllers, but even then I would put them in a small bag of some sort to make sure they don't get bumped), I can't even remember how many times people have mentioned to me that they have lost or broken something because it's loose.

u/e_x_i_t · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
  1. Not sure about the bending, but scratches can be caused when putting Switch back into the dock, depending on who you ask this is either user error or a "defect" in the dock. I got a small knick on the very edge of the screen border, but I blame myself since I likely mishandled it when putting it back the dock. Your best bet is to get a screen protector, regardless of how careful you may or may not claim to be, this one comes highly recommended and is what I ended up using.

  2. Not much is known about what Nintnedo is planning for their new online network for Switch, but Virtual Console as we know it is will be replaced by....something.

  3. If you're worried about memroy, Best Buy and a few other retailers have a 128gig Class 10 micro SD on sale for $30 on Black Friday. It's probably the best deal as of right now and should hold most people over for a while.
u/diddith · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I use this brand... 2 for $9.... I also use this brand on my Iphone and I have spiderwebbed the protector twice on my phone with no damage to the phone

u/jpw547 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

I have the amFilm tempered glass screen protector on mine and I really like it. I was hesitant about a screen protector at first because I normally don't put them on my devices, but I can hardly even tell that this one is on my Switch. No issues with glare that I've noticed either, and it's usually <= $10. (And that comes with 2, in case you mess up or wanna give one to a friend)

I don't have a battery pack for it, but I've been looking into them for a buddy of mine who is going on a trip from the US to the UK in a few months. The one I've been really thinking about is the RAVPower 20100 . It's on the more expensive end (~$50) but it is compatible with the Switch and will charge it ~3-4 times and only takes 4-5 hours to recharge the power bank.

As for the case I got one at Toys R Us last summer for about $20 and it has been fine. It's got some padding to protect the screen, and has these little plastic cases that can hold like 3 games and an SD card each I think... It doesn't have a ton of storage space, but it works. It depends on how much you want to put in there, but you definitely want some inside padded layer that lays on top of the screen so that nothing you put in there will put too much pressure on there.

u/Lievan · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This Is the one I'm getting soon. People seem to really like it.

u/lazzystinkbag · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Let's be real. Unplugging your Dock and hooking it up takes a grand total of 10-30 seconds. It's not the end of the world. I do it all the time it's why I purchased a carrying bag.

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/rainbownapkin · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

A screen protector, preferably tempered glass. Here is a pack I bought from amazon for $9. It comes with two really nice tempered glass screen protectors.

u/HealzLFG · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The Zelda PDP starter case for 30 has some nifty looking ones.

u/The_vangelion · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Not sure about covering up what's already there, but to prevent future scratches, I highly recommend this

u/blaaguuu · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I think they are referring to this case by a company called PDP:

u/raple_syrup · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

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

u/Cecilgene · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Grey Switch, Pro Controller, BotW Standard, extra AC adapter, Everywhere Messenger Bag (because it comes with a hard zippered case for the gamepad AND I can store everything else in it).

Will probably order 1, 2 Switch before launch. I also want to get a Micro SD card but want to see how big the game files on the eShop (or whatever it may be called) are before I decide on capacity.

u/robeschi · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This site is a great read for chargers, power banks, cables, and has a few gift/traveling guides that you might find useful.

I love the Pro Controller (you may need two, I have a feeling you and your wife will fight over it.)

I don't know if it's to everyone's liking, but I find Diablo 3 an absolute blast and you can do local co-op docked or undocked with 4 people (each person can use 1 joycon, 2 joycons [one in each hand or both in a holder], or a different controller altogether.)

This is the tempered glass screen protector that is most often recommended on this sub. I like these Joy-Con holders - they make the Joy-Cons feel more like full-sized controllers and you can charge them right in the holder. You might want to get a bag to carry everything around in easily.

u/LandoTheLost · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/mled203 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Unfortunately it is. I even had it stored in this case

u/GrimmLocke420 · 3 pointsr/nintendo

The delivery for me is March 23rd ;-;. I'm not sure how much I'll be taking the console out without a screen protector on.

u/jedimika · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I'm getting the Hori case and the only tempered glass protectors I could find

The screen protector won't arrive at launch, so I'll just be extra careful for a while.

u/authentic010 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Tempered glass. Get this one amfilm tempered glass protector. ITs cheaper, thicker and has faster shipping that arrives the first week of the switch. It was only $13.98 total including expedited shipping

u/jk0455 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You should get a screen protector: it might help a bit with anti shatter... but mostly for keeping away scratches


I use the mumba rugged for my on-the-go usage. Its grip on the back is super comfortable in my hands and it's one of the more rugged cases. Most cases unfortunately you'll have to take off to use the dock but I don't mind doing that if it means I feel safer having my switch out on the go.

u/pcj · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I've got this one on preorder.

u/KoolAidMan00 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I highly recommend a glass screen protector:

Not only will this protect the Switch display but it makes the device feel much more premium like a smartphone.

The Pro Controller is excellent. I have two DualShock 4s (my least favorite), two XB1 controllers for my PC (love them), and IMHO the Switch Pro Controller is one of the best out there. Its a luxury purchase but its worthwhile if you put in as much time as I have.

As for indies, I own many on Steam and will be rebuying as many as I can justify on my Switch. I have Shovel Knight on four platforms and the Switch is my favorite place to play it.

I currently recommend Shovel Knight, Binding Of Isaac Afterbirth+, Gorgeous Explosion Machine, Thumper, Jackbox Party Pack 3, and GoNNER. In the future I'll be buying or rebuying Enter The Gungeon, Overcooked, Stardew Valley, Towerfall Ascension, Rocket League, DUCK GAME, Hollow Knight, pretty much anything I can justify buying twice on top of what I already have on Steam.

Going forward I'll prioritize indie purchases on Switch over Steam unless there is a multiplayer component I need for my PC gaming group or it just plays better with mouse and keyboard.

For non-indies I recommend Puyo Puyo Tetris and Disgaea 5, at least if you're a fan of competitive puzzle games or tactical RPGs. :)


u/TheDarkHorse · 3 pointsr/Switch

I have this one:


It comes with two in case you mess up the application of the first. I've had it since launch and I still have my second one as the first is still in perfect condition.

u/fLu_csgo · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

A good glass screen protector and carry case.

I cant reccomend these enough:

tomtoc Slim Case for Nintendo Switch, Protective Carrying Hardshell with Storage for 10 Game Cartridges and Switch Console, Global Original Patent Camo

Screen Protector Nintendo Switch - Orzly Premium Tempered Glass [0.24mm] Screen Protector TWIN Pack [2 x Screen Guards] for 6.2 Inch Tablet Screen on Nintendo Switch Console

u/dungorthb · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I am using this one and I love it, no issues and I even leave it in plugged over night sometimes by accident and no issues.

Get this one because there's a different one that does not work with an ethernet adapter.

u/Archlicht · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If you like the minimalist look, I suppose so. I've got the BotW SE case coming, but I'm still tempted by this for the overall package:

u/BuiltFjordTough · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Seconded on tempered glass.

This thing was well worth the money. And it's a two pack. For reference I got it in June and the first one is still going strong, no issues.

u/Spleenzorio · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I saw these but I've never heard of that brand

u/JacobJonesReddit · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The official(?) case is good. It has a Mario themed design. It has fabric slots to hold 14 games. Holds a Switch with Joycon attached and it has a pouch for accessories, would definitely fit your 2 extra Joycon. $15 on Amazon.

u/GooTangClam · 3 pointsr/splatoon

It's [Mumba Nintendo Switch case] ( and I also have this screen protector. I don't know how comfortable grip is. I haven't used handheld mode ever since I got the pro controller. But it seems very sturdy and got 5 star reviews on amazon.

fyi try this goose neck mount if you want to play on the bed! I love this one when I'm feeling super lazy. But it's pain in the ass to adjust and put the switch on the mount. Maybe there is better one someone else can suggest.

Edit: forgot to mention, you cannot use the stand when its on the case! I wish it has a stand built in on the case. Also I dont know if it fits in the dock because I took it apart and replaced it with smaller dock.

u/ghostnappa82 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Yes, and I know that Amazon fucked up everything switch related, but Orzly claims to have shipped the package in mid march. It's now early may. Unless they sent some guy on a bike, there is no logical reason for it to have taken this long. Multiple reviews also say similar things, that the package shipped out mid March and never arrived. Also, just to add salt to the wound, they have the screen protector available with prime shipping yet they can't even get it out to people that preordered it ffs. As I said before, garbage company.

u/deraphus86 · 3 pointsr/PlaystationClassic

So was I when it started and it’s a lot easier now.

The hardest part is going to be finding a usb drive that’s compatible. You need a relatively low capacity drive to go in the 2nd player slot, the reason it needs to be a certain type is the power supply is very limited to the front so most won’t work. I believe there is a list online of ones that’ll work. Of you want to test one you already own then follow the guide till you get to test it and see, if nothing else it’s a good practice run for you.

If you want use of the 2nd player you’ll then need to install the custom kernel (all in the guide) and big an OTG adaptor. This also means you can buy a much bigger drive and upload more content.

This is the guide I used:

This is the OTG cable I bought

Zerone Right Left Angle Micro USB...

This is the wireless adapter I use for my PS4 controller (also works with Xbone)

8Bitdo Wireless Bluetooth Adapter...

And this is the drive I’m now using after setting up OTG

SanDisk SDCZ60-128G-B35 Cruzer...

These will give you an idea of expense, completely depending on how deep you want to go down the rabbit hole. You can just get yourself a working drive for the 2nd slot and play 1 player games no problem.

Completely up to you!

u/sammyandebony · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

There is

I thought about buying it but the shipping from the uk to the usa will take so long i will not have it until the system has been out for weeks. As much as i hate it i am going to use a plastic one for now because i want it on as soon as i open the box up. I also hope the screen on the system is glass i cant believe it will be plastic in this day and age but who knows will suck major if it is.

u/cjbeames · 3 pointsr/AndroidTV

Perhaps this 8Bitdo USB adapter?

u/MegaRaichu · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I want one of those deluxe cases that fits the whole console, cords, games. I travel a few times a year and It would be great to have. This is the case I am referring too

u/Samphati · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Should I get the Orzly's tempered glass screen protector or the PDP Zelda Collector's Edition one?

I have a tempered glass screen protector for my phone and I really like it, plus it's a 2 pack so it's nice to have a spare.

On the other hand the Zelda set comes with some cool stuff, but only 1 plastic screen protector. I've never been able to apply a plastic screen protector without bubbles and if I couldn't apply it perfectly on the Switch I just wouldn't use it and it'd be a waste. It's also $10 more than the tempered glass pack.

u/deepfriedasian · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Not sure if there's one available on Amazon Germany, but I'm going for this tempered glass screen protector:
(This particular manufacturer has had extremely mixed reviews on Amazon for their other screen protectors, so buy with caution)

My reasoning is that since the switch will be a portable console with a non-clamshell design, there will always be a risk of it falling on its face, whether it's butter fingers, someone knocking it over while on a table, or just plain clumsiness.

With tempered glass, the screen protector absorbs all the damage, and it's the only thing that gets cracked. I have a tempered glass protector on my phone, and it's great. Though I can't say I've experienced it firsthand, I've had a ton of friends with tempered glass screen protectors who have dropped their phone and the screen protector was the only thing to crack, saving them a big repair bill. The only issue I can see with tempered glass is it is slightly thicker than most other screen protectors, but I think it's worth it.

TL;DR: Tempered glass because it'll crack instead of your screen if or when you drop your switch

u/pokeguy64 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Best screen protector, amFilm on Amazon, great glass screen protector for only 10 bucks and it comes with two.

Amazon Link:

As for the Pro Controller it's had mixed feelings, personally I love it but some people don't. There is a problem though with the D-Pad currently where it sometimes registers extra input, like left or right when pressing up so I'd suggest to hold over just a bit until a new wave comes out with the fixed issue

u/barakrl · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

According to amazon it’s 110-240V, but I don’t have a charger to verify this.

u/IrishHog09 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I’ve bought two of these, one for my original Switch, and another for the V2 I just got. I love them.

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

u/arib510 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

As /u/Quivico said, amFilm is a good brand, and the brand I went with. Specifically, I got this one, which appears to be on sale right now.

u/baconmastah · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

It applies across the board really. For the past couple of years, we used to fear noncompliant USB-C to USB-A cables. USB-C to USB-C cables were usually fine. But a noncompliant device overdrawing by as much as 300%? I'll be picking up another OEM Nintendo charger. $25 is a small price to pay to protect a device that's now out of warranty.

u/OatmealDome · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The US Switch charger is multivoltage and multifrequency - it lists support for 240V at 50Hz. It will work fine with an adapter.

u/neoslith · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/forestminish · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

It’s really honestly recommended to use one. If your Switch gets scratched or scuffed over the years, you’ll be SO glad it’s on a protector and not the actual screen.

I promise the tempered glass ones are super easy to put on and they are made to not bubble easily. They are only about $8 and it’s a very worthwhile investment. It comes off pretty easily so even if you did mess up, you can take it off without ruining your screen.

You could probably even buy one at Best Buy or another tech store and ask someone there to help you put it on if you didn’t want to do it yourself.

u/MrrTimm · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

In that case get this Nintendo Switch AC Adapter

But if you get a dock, buy this to store everything together when you move it. Zadii Hard Carrying Case Compatible with Nintendo Switch System, Travel Case Fit Switch Pro Controller

Has room for everything stock plus extra pro or joycon controllers. I've flown with this.

u/bizcocho1305 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

ohhh well its perfect to fast charge it handheld...

but i do recommend you the Official Nintendo Adapter if you are going to buy another one

u/Arodnap_ · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I use this

It can hold the dock, power cable, hdmi, mine and my boyfriends switch (one in the dock with joy-cons detached), 1 pro controller, 6 total joy-con with the straps, charging cable for the pro controller, and it comes with little game cases. It's not super big either.

u/scloutkst2889 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Neon red and blue pair of joycon finally available for pre order on amazon us. This is just the joycon not the console

Nintendo Switch - Joy-Con (L/R)-Neon Red/Neon Blue

u/copysonic · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I personally recommend the 8bitdo device because it doesn’t look as stupid as others. 8bitdo is also an amazing company.

u/rodney_melt · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

$8 for two, comes with all the junk you need to install it. Super easy, don't even worry about all that dumb ass "apply after hot shower"

u/BeanForsythe · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I decided to go with Xbox One S + Switch this generation and I'm very happy with my decision. The Xbox is for sports games, racing sims and AAA multiplats and the Switch is for everything else (especially indies). As others have mentioned, the Pro controller and an SD card would be useful additions.
I carry my Switch with the PDP Backpack which has enough room to carry my Switch, 3DS and Vita.

u/firechaos05 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

To keep it brief; Nintendo Switch draws about 8.9W at most while gaming in portable mode. Also, the Switch can only draw up to 2A due to its design.

A USB-A adapter (along with a USB-A to USB-C cable) supplies up to 5V 1.5A (7.5W) which is insufficient to charge while playing intensive games. The cable you linked is a USB-A to C, so presumably you were using a USB-A adapter which only supplies 7.5W. The Switch can draw more than this while in portable mode, which explains why your battery was still being depleted.

A USB-C adapter (along with USB-C to USB-C cable) supplies up to 5V 2A (10W) which is enough to slowly charge while gaming. (1) (2)

A USB-C adapter that supports USB-PD can supply up to 18W (voltage and current can vary) which can quickly charge the Switch while gaming. (1) (2)

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u/Xkhaoz · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

I went ahead and scrubbed through and am gonna also compile a list of games available for pre-order through Amazon. Eligible for 20% off for Prime subscribers! Some product pages will show as Switch Title [Number] but once in your cart they will display the proper name. Amazon does not charge you until the product is shipped!

Game | Price | Tentative Release Date
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition | $59.99 | 12/31/2017
Fifa| $59.99 | 12/31/2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild STANDARD EDITION| $59.99 | 03/03/2017
Puyo Puyo Tetris | $39.99 | 05/31/2017
Arms | $59.99 | 12/31/2017
Splatoon 2| $59.99 | 12/31/2017
Redout | $39.99 | 12/31/2017
Super Mario Odyssey| $59.99 | 12/31/2017
Xenoblade 2 | $59.99 | 12/31/2017
Lego City Undercover Switch|$59.99 | 04/30/2017|
|The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild SPECIAL EDITION|$99.99| 03/13/2017
|1-2 Switch| $49.99| 12/31/2017
|Mario Kart 8 Deluxe| $59.99| 12/31/2017
|The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild MASTER EDITION|$129.99|03/13/2017 SOLD OUT AS OF WRITING
|Sonic Mania: Collector's Edition|$69.99| 05/31/2017

Will add titles as they are added!

Looks like accessories are also coming in!

Accessory | Price | Tentative Release Date
|Nintendo Switch, Grey Joy-Cons| $299.99| 03/03/2017 CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
|Nintendo Switch, Colored Joy-Cons|$299.99| 03/03/2017 CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
Nintendo Joy-con (L)-Gray - | $49.99 | 03/03/2017
|Nintendo Joy-Con Strap-Gray | $7.99| 03/03/2017
|Nintendo Nintendo Switch Carrying Case + Screen Protector|$19.99|03/03/2017
|Nintendo Joy-Con Strap-Neon Red| $7.99| 03/03/2017
|Nintendo Joy-Con Charging Grip| $29.99| 03/03/2017
|Nintendo Nintendo Switch AC Adapter| $29.99| 03/03/2017
|Nintendo Joy-Con Strap-Neon Blue|$7.99| 03/03/2017

u/WizardofGames · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

I’ve had this on my switch since launch and it’s perfect not a single scratch on it

Sandisk Ultra 128GB Micro SDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter -  100MB/s U1 A1 - SDSQUAR-128G-GN6MA

Also have this memory card and haven’t had a problem at all. Had it for 2 months

Nintendo Switch Game Traveler Deluxe Travel Case- Zelda Breath of the Wild – Link - Blue (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

And this case but it’s very basic and I don’t take my switch out of the house often and the price here is marked up as it was only 19.99 when I got it. Plus it only hold 8 games but I like the flap that covers the screen when it’s in it.

Hope this helps

u/Slamdunkin48 · 3 pointsr/Switch

The switch definitely has the possibility for many accessories. I'll link all the stuff I've bought at the end because I would recommend all of them

There is built in storage but not enough. I will recommend any micro SD card that's either 64 or 128 gb depending on how many games you plan on downloading. If you're going mostly mobile eshop games would definitely be more convenient.

As for other items, I love my pro controller but its not a necessity. I also only use it at home so it might not be for you.

You need a case for it, no two ways about it. The good news is that they are pretty cheap. There's cases that just carry the console, that carry the console and some extras, and that carry pretty much everything you could want to carry. Unless you're taking the dock often, I would just suggest a case with some extra storage.

I'd suggest a battery bank. There are a million options out there, and most of it has to do with cost. Just buy a size you like from a trusted brand like anker, ravpower, or aukey.

You also need a screen protector, because the plastic screen is not exactly durable. Anything works, but I would recommend tempered glass.


Micro SD

Pro Controller

Battery Bank

Screen Protector

u/GrapeSasquatch · 3 pointsr/Switch

They want you to buy the official Nintendo charging stand

u/cptblumpkins · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Amazon mixed Joy-Con set (Red/Blue) is now available.

Here is the link:

u/paulmgm · 3 pointsr/GameSale
u/hennedy · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

Get this one. Comes with 2 and it’s the highest of quality. Also a trick is to put it on in a bathroom after you’ve let the shower run with the water as hot as it will go. The steam eliminates the excess dust from the air.

u/CakedayIsBirthday · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Joy-Con (2) – Gray:

Amazon –

Target –

GameStop –

Walmart –

Joy-Con (2) – Red (L)/Blue (R):

Amazon –

Target –

Walmart –

Joy-Con (2) – Blue:

Amazon –

GameStop –

Walmart –

Joy-Con (2) – Red:

Amazon –

GameStop –

Walmart –

Joy-Con (L) – Gray:

Amazon –

GameStop –

Walmart –

Joy-Con (R) – Gray:

Amazon –

GameStop –

Walmart –

I can't seem to find the Best Buy links now, but they will also probably be there too. All additional Joy-Con variations to purchase now are: Gray (2), Red (L) & Blue (R), Red (2), Blue (2), Gray (L), & Gray (R)

u/vaughner · 3 pointsr/Switch

Not if you do it right.

Not sure if this is allowed but here is an Amazon link to the glass protector that I have.

It was easy to install. It came with all the necessary materials to ensure the screen is clean prior to installation. It also has two protectors in the pack so is a very nice deal.

Just take your time doing the installation. Make sure you follow the instructions. Like doing it in a bathroom after running the hot shower for a few minutes. The high humidity prevents dust from floating in the air as well.

u/NMe84 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

It would be if it were true:

Both colors are an option too, though they're in the opposite position from the ones you get with a red/blue Switch:

And considering pre-owned joy-cons cost $35 you're not saving that much money either...

u/fluffmiceter · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

amFilm Tempered Glass screen protector comes with 2 in one package. They're durable, have an elaborate guide to installation with no bubbles or dust, and fit seamlessly to the screen. If you're able to install each screen protector perfectly in one go, you'll only have to buy one package since it comes with 2.

u/jessefpotter · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

That looks nice. I'm also a big fan of this one:

u/tmdmn · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/Player8 · 3 pointsr/PS4

8bitdo adapter for the switch. Only works in the dock or with a usb c dongle. Like 20 bucks. I highly recommend it if you want a pro controller but don’t wanna shell out 70 bucks for it. I use my spare Xbox one controller on my switch so me and a friend can play Mario kart.

Only real downside is you can’t use the Xbox or PlayStation controller to turn the console on, so you either have to do it by hand or turn it on with the joycon then switch to the other controller.

u/eLKosmonaut · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch


I have this one, and its been to Jamaica and back without issue thus far. Mainly got it with the "always be prepared" mindset, but I love it. If you have other USB - C devices, you need to be sure not to charge the brick off of your device, because you can do that too ><

u/Preclude · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I used to be a big D-Pad guy and only moved to analog sticks for Smash Ultimate. My recommendation would be a Dualshock 3 (or 4 if you must) with the 8Bitdo Wireless Bluetooth Adapter
DS3 is still my preferred D-Pad.

u/i_noah_guy98 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If you're mostly going to be playing at home, I would HIGHLY suggest getting the Pro Controller. I know that is a tough money pill for your wallet to swallow, but it is worth every penny. It is ergonomically better than the Joy Con in the grip, and it will serve you well for long play sessions.

Also, even though you are mostly going to buy games physically, I recommend picking up a microSD card anyway for games that are only on the eShop and DLC. A 32GB or 64GB microSD card will be good for your needs.

As for game recommendations:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

  • Splatoon 2

  • Steamworld Dig 2 (currently eShop only)

  • Rocket League (currently eShop only)

  • DOOM

  • Skyrim (which releases this Friday)

    EDIT: Formatting.

    EDIT 2: I personally don't use screen protectors, but others will recommend this to you
u/flameylamey · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The amfilm tempered glass one is most people's go-to, it's the one I used also. Link

Joycons are fine if you have no other option, but the control sticks feel a bit handheld-y for TV play sessions IMO. The pro controller is just super comfy and solid feeling in your hands.

Sometimes I start playing with joycons in the grip just to change things up (and partially because I feel guilty for neglecting them when I went and bought several extra sets of joycons, lol) but I always end up gravitating back to the pro controller before long.

u/Brothell · 3 pointsr/Switch

Does someone have experience with this 8Bitdo dongle, it should allow you to use any remote controller, for example from PS4.

u/thewintersoldieramc · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

It is really up to you to make the decision, I, myself, have young nephews, my mom ran a daycare for many years, and I started gaming from an early age. The Switch has parental control features that will help you out. Moderation will be key and tailoring their time towards their behavior is a good way to keep them behaving well. I think they can enjoy it at their age, but sharing and discipline will be key.

I'll go with accessories first, screen protector is no 1 buy for young kids and expensive products.

A travel case and possible grips would also do you well. Other things like the wheel are more game dependent and preference dependent.

As for games, Mario Kart and Mario Odyssey are great choices right out of the gate. Cars 3 driven to win is also a competent racing game. Lego games are also good choices Here is a link to commonsensemedia, take it with a grain of salt and look more at the content than the suggested ages.

Hope some of this helps!

Edit: grammar and new link

u/Ragter · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Nintendo Switch - Joy-Con (L/R)-Neon Red/Neon Blue

They are opposite colors.

However I'm not sure if you can buy them individually so it can match the neon switch package.

u/twiggymac · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Orzly Case

Just had my chance to use this my first time flying with the switch and it worked out great. Holds the switch nice and safe, holds a bunch of games, and fits into my backpack easily.

u/zetxy8 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

As an alternative to button covers, how about replacing the Joy cons with these?

u/Mesuxelf · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

How on earth do you put a screen protector on your switch correctly? I've bought this screen protector twice (it comes with two, so I've applied 4 screen protectors in total), and both times, there was dust under the screen after thorough cleaning, and bubbles formed everywhere. How do I put a screen protector on correctly? It's completely necessary to have a screen protector for the switch because the screen scratches so easily, and there's no way to replace it without losing your save data.

u/drbutchevil · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

HORI Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro (Daemon X Machina Edition) Ergonomic Controller for Handheld Mode - Officially Licensed By Nintendo - Nintendo Switch

If you’re playing handheld, this is amazing.

u/Waxifari · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Its a plastic screen. You are wise to put a high quality tempered glass protector. Use the hinge method. I have never done that before but after watching it on YouTube (its dead simple and is exactly what it sounds like) it came out better than any of the myriad protectors I have installed free hand. Be patient with the bubbles. Sometimes take an hour to work them out but a glass screen protector installed via hinge method wont leave you with many bubbles.

u/Atthevoltain · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Yep! I went with this one:

Nintendo Switch Screen Protector Glass, amFilm Nintendo Switch Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

Mostly because it came in a two pack. Couldn't be easier to apply, too.

u/volcomador64 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Screen protector is a good idea, Switch has a plastic screen which scratches very easily. amFilm seems to be the go to recommedation on this sub. I went with Spigen screen protector, and I would recommend that one from my personal experience (very good!) and it's a little cheaper.

u/vast888 · 2 pointsr/ShinyPokemon

Hahaha it’s not a case- it’s the new HORI joycons
Give them 8/10. Much more comfortable but no rumble or gyroscope

u/Thelgow · 2 pointsr/SwitchPirates

Ok, guitar playing probably has you a little more used to bending funny, although may or may not apply to thumbs.

The hori's are basically fullsize pro controllers chopped in half.

Although no wireless option , or rumble, and other things so its just a straight up controller.

u/corvusfan23 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Some recommendations:




u/IwuwH · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Not op but this one has been great for me and went on really well with no bubbles.

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen...

u/havok0159 · 2 pointsr/Games

I was referring to this one, not the dpad left Joycon.

u/_IAAI_ · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Theres options like the HORI split pad pro:

Maybe someone can give a better suggestion, though.

u/I_CANT_AFFORD_SHIT · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Dude amfilm is the one to go for, had it since launch and not a single scratch in on it and this is coming from someone who scratched their new phone screen in a week.

My switch had dropped off the sofa onto wooden floor been on holidays etc etc.

Easy to apply, tip I had was to apply it in a steamy room after a shower, great job.

Here's a link to Amazon uk

u/BraveQ-tip · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

For handheld play, although bulky, the Hori "joycons" for deamon x machina are insane. They ONLY work in handheld, and are definitely made for handheld power users.

u/liger_0 · 2 pointsr/Toonami

How is Astral Chain? I've been meaning to get it as well but I haven't gotten around to it. I may just get a digital copy as my local Walmart didn't seem to have it in stock. I'll probably do the same for Daemon X Machina and get those sweet looking third party joy-cons that are being associated with the game.

u/Worried_Toe · 2 pointsr/AlternativeAmazonVGF

Have you seen this thing? I'm going to pick one up. I play my switch solely in hand held mode and my hands cramp up a lot. I am hoping this helps with the cramping. Finding a case that this thing fits in though and is still portable, will be a challenge.


u/ProjectXero · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I would go for a tempered glass one. This is the one I have and I can honestly say it's never given me trouble with bubbles or effecting the touch input. Also imo- I think it makes it look more premium with a tempered glass screen protector.

u/dfjdejulio · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

So I just looked at their other products to see if there already was an Animal Crossing themed one.

There wasn't, but if 90% of your playing is in handheld mode, you might want to look this beast over...

(There is already a Pokemon-themed one.)

u/Tweissel · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Not sure about these ...

u/SonicPopcorn106 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
  1. Most new systems won't be from launch
  2. Only if your dock is warping towards the inside, but I would recommend getting a screen protector just in case
  3. If you're talking about the joy-con grip on the front of the box, then yes
  4. The joy-cons maximum length is around 33 ft, so you're fine.
    I hope i answered all your questions! Oh, and here's a good screen protector: amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack) (
u/AvatredL1b · 2 pointsr/saudiarabia

Sorry for the late reply.
Anyways congrats man I hope you like it, and yeah warranty is important. As for the screen protector I got an (Amfilm screen protector ) which is really good and not pricey. And good luck with your Switch man.

u/kylejacobson84 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

I just got a switch and love everything I bought. It really depends on what you're going to do with it. If it's for portable gaming, a stand is a must. The HORI stand is only $14 US and allows you to charge while playing.

If you plan on playing with friends, consider another set of joy cons. I also invested in Surge joy con grips so they felt more comfortable in my hand.

If you plan on playing a lot of single player, then pro controller.

I plan on mostly single player and couch co-op games, so here's what I bought:

Screen Protector

Joy Con charging station

Extra Joy Con set

4 Joy Con grips

Pro Controller

*Links are just to show what I bought, and in no way reflect the best/most reasonable price

Since I'm not going to be doing much portable, I held off on stand and case, but will most likely purchase when I am in need. Maybe the stand sooner than later so my wife can watch her shows and I can play my Zelda :)

u/WHATDAYISITMIKE · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Definitely get a case for your switch. I got this one and really like the designs plus it comes with game cases for you switch.

It only holds the switch, 8 games, and then a small pouch to put the joy con straps in. I literally bought this so I could not worry about it falling off of a table or me dropping it or anything like that. Its great for just carrying it around from room to room. Definitely protect your investment.

I would also get a tempered glass screen protector. The switch can scratch if you are not careful removing it from the dock. The glass I bought literally had one of the best screen protector application directions/processes I have ever had to use.

Welcome to the switch club my friend

Case link:

Tempered glass link:

u/TrandaBear · 2 pointsr/Switch

Why not? It's $9 peace of mind and you get two protectors for that price. Link

u/ZephyrAbyss · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
The charging stand seems like something you are looking for

u/Underhill · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Does anyone know if the Switch Lite fits the Nintendo Switch Adjustable Charging Stand?

u/jessathemessa · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

amFilm -- you can get a two pack on Amazon for 8.99

u/tbritoamorim · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/Nak4000 · 2 pointsr/GalaxyNote9

Ive been using this one, even works with my Nintendo Switch

Only down side, its not a docking station, i tried using this one

With it but the hdmi out isnt detected, so im really considering the dex pad :/

u/Reality_Gamer · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Yep. Got this one which comes with 2 glass protectors. The first one actually came with a bit of dust on the sticky side which meant I had to throw it away. The second protector worked like a charm. I made sure to apply it on a flat, clean, desk with a lot of light. They included a hard cardboard card which I used to smooth out bubbles from the center of the screen to the edges.

Loving the protection it gives. Touchscreen works perfectly although it leaves noticeable smudges when the Switch is powered off. Not sure if this is true without the screen protector or not. Regardless, it blends right into the console. People don't even realize I put on a screen protector

u/euirvu11 · 2 pointsr/TrueOffMyChest

At this point, getting a new dock won't do much of anything for me. The Switch and the Dock are in a box and by this time in 12 hours, they'll be on the way to California.

Toward the end of my post, I indicated that screen protectors are on the way. This is the product. Gamefaqs spoke highly of it.

u/Test0004 · 2 pointsr/gadgets

It’s not a dock, so it shouldn’t do anything to the switch itself. You can use a cable like this and you should be able to use This official Nintendo stand to plug that cable in.

u/Bubo_scandiacus · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

amFilm is the most recommended around here.

Amazon Link

u/dssonic · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I can personally vouch for this screen protector, it's fantastic and gives much peace of mind:

u/kysomyral · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I believe that the Switch Lite has the same groove on the bottom to maintain compatibility with non-docking charging stands like these:

Official Nintendo Switch Adjustable Charging Stand

Dual USB PlayStand for Nintendo Switch Lite by HORI

u/savage321 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I noticed this blue discoloration a few days ago and now it's so hard not to see. Its only noticeable if the screen is dark. I'm unsure if Nintendo would be willing to fix or replace it, as I haven't told them yet. My first thought was my tempered glass screen protector, but the reviews never mentioned this issue. What do you guys think? I love my switch otherwise.

u/skypirate943 · 2 pointsr/Switch
u/Snotnarok · 2 pointsr/Switch

amFilm Tempered glass

I had a hori screen protector and it was awful. Like all plastic screen protectors it's hard to keep them from getting bubbles and getting them on straight.

This thing comes with stickers so you can line it up and then let it close on the screen like a book cover. Meaning you get it lined up better and it's nice.
It's also less fingerprint prone and easier to clean and far harder to scratch. You also get 2.

u/Snapple32 · 2 pointsr/Switch

I have this screen protector, its pretty nice

I have this case, its pretty sweet. Has extra room for more joycons or the charger plus can hold physical games with it

u/basedjosithefox · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The stand would still need to be plugged into a wall, at that point you may as well just buy the adjustable charging stand

u/littlewolf- · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

I have this screen protector and this case. Both have served me well so far.

u/Squidblimp · 2 pointsr/EDC

Buy a case. I used this one:

It's only $11 now apparently, it was $20 when I got it. Highly recommend. I put it in my backpack, and the case makes sure it wont break. Also, the Switch is almost indestructible, someone dropped one from off a building and only one Joycon broke. That's it. They just replaced the Joycon and it was all good.

And the screen is also plastic, so it can't shatter so easily. I put a glass screen protector on it though so it won't scratch, I used this one:

Are you worried about your phone being stolen? Why worry about the Switch being stolen more? :P

u/Samcroreaper · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Anyone have any experience with these:

Interested in hearing what the application process was like and how it's been since it was applied. Appears to get really great reviews if its averaging 5 stars. Thanks in advance.

u/DrMantisTabboggn · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This is the battery I use along with this stand which allows you to charge and play in tabletop mode. I use the USB 3.0 male to male cord that comes with the battery and it’s everything I need for long plane rides. Highly recommend both, the battery is a beast with power delivery. I used the wall adapter that comes with the dock or the charger that comes with the battery if I need to wall charge.

u/rather_be_a_hobbit · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

With the amount of effort you put into nothing you really could have remembered this..

Nintendo Switch Adjustable Charging Stand - Switch

u/jdelamater99 · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

I haven't had any luck either, so I just ordered this adapter.

It arrives tomorrow, so I'll report back after I've had a chance to test it.

u/coned_miro · 2 pointsr/SwitchHacks
u/nermal543 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Nope, the joy-con packs you buy separately are reversed. See here.

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/Mattix_00 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I have the exact same protective shell and use this:
The switch fits nicely while still in the shell and highly recommend it!

u/pretty_noise · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I need a carry case. Can anyone recommend which of these two are better?

Orzly Case

Butterfox Case

u/Danones · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Same here, I store it in this pouch that i bought from amazon


u/Dcon6393 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

I actually own this case, but this one looks exactly the same. So assuming that both cases are the same:

Its pretty sweet. It does the basics and thats all I really need for it. I would say the only negative is the game holders. They are a little tough to slide games into. But I have another case for games that I can just slide into the case anyway.

You can fit a good amount of joy cons in it, assuming that is what you would want to carry with it. If you are looking for something that can store a pro controller/the dock look elsewhere though.

u/DontShootMeThanks · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I've got for the entire group and for just the switch.
They both work well.

u/Saxophobe · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Just as GamerUnity says, no products exist for storing all of the items you mentioned here, as it's quite a specific setup. So I laptop bag (of any kind) would be the best way to carry all of those at once.
But as the thumb-sticks on controllers are quite vulnerable from getting bashed about in there when carried loose, what Io do to solve this which works extremely well is to also put the controllers in specific hard pouches, as I've found it easily is the best way to protect these.

For Pro-Controllers (or any of the similar shaped types like xbox/Playstation controllers), these are the ones to do it with...


And for the console itself (plus upto another 3 sets of joycons in the top pocket. so four pairs total if you count the two attached the console itself) any of these ones by Orzly are by far the best for doing that...


(I've tried quite a few similar ones, but this one really does the best job of this, and is the most space efficient. So will fit plenty of other stuff in there aswell, like extra games, charging cables, etc, or whatever else you need to carry, even with a bunch of joycons in the top pocket).

So one of these Orzly Cases and as many f the the pro controller cases in a laptop bag for the amount of them you would want to carry at one time would solve your issue with the items all at once, and you'd likely still have plenty of space in your laptop bag for either stuff too. (including a laptop if you wanted). This is exactly what I do, and it works extremely well.

Hope this helps. ;)

u/Derpinator_PF · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This is the case I'm currently looking at, but I'd like to get a second opinion before making the purchase. Is there a carrying case better than this while remaining in the same price range?

I usually move it with the dock, controllers, adapter, etc., but I'm only looking for a small case to protect the screen when I throw it in my backpack.

u/markressler · 2 pointsr/argentina

Buenas, tengo la switch clásica.

  • SD Card de al menos 128gb para comodidad.
  • Algún estuche como este.
  • Un screen protector cual celular, para prevenir rayaduras.
  • No te compres un powerbank específico de switch ni ninguna de esas giladas, suelen quemar el aparato. A lo sumo un powerbank con usb-c de buena marca, si pensás viajar mucho con la switch y lo creés necesario.

    Con eso estás bien, me parece. El case debería venirte con un cosito para transportar juegos.

    Si después querés comprarte controles, o similar, podés safar con los PowerA, pero son medio chotos. Te diría que si podés, vayas por los originales.

    Si se me ocurre algo más, te edito el comment, pero eso es lo que tengo yo.
u/themobfoundmeguilty · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

New Switch owner here, I just got this in the mail...

Enough space for the Switch (I even have a Mumba case on it which makes the switch slightly bigger) a few games (8) and you can fit extra joycons and the ac adapter. Can't beat the price either... $12USD

u/Urko948 · 2 pointsr/gaming

You're definitely gonna need a screen protector and a dock sock. The switch will get scratched cuz the way designed, from putting it in and taking it out. And you'll want to get a type c charger so you can wall charge it in handheld mode. And this. this case is awesome. And definitely you'll want extra controllers.

u/platinumpuss88 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

[Here’s a great case.] ( Highly recommended.

Tips? Get a Pro Controller. Sign up for Gamers Club Unlocked at Best Buy to get 20% off all video game purchases. Don’t be afraid to try indies on the eShop, so many great ones. Have fun.

u/Nefthys · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I want to get a small charger and a battery bank that I can store in a Switch case (like this) and I've read a lot about 3rd party docks bricking your Switch. Some people say that even 3rd party chargers/battery banks are a problem, while others say that you can use pretty much any charger/battery bank.

So what's up with that, are 3rd party chargers/battery banks okay to use (google says that 15V/2.6A is okay?) or not?

u/tmcdizzle827 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This glass protector arrived today. Super thin, and high quality! I botched the application, and now I have two air bubbles that I can't seem to rub out, but that doesn't reflect on the quality of the protector. I'd snag these.

Here's the carry case I picked up, too.

u/P0rtableAnswers · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You may want to be careful and do some research first. Rumors exist that the official Nintendo Dock is currently the only safe dock. Other alternatives are apparently bricking people's Switch consoles, even the Nyko one. I understand cost is always a factor but perhaps consider buying an official Nintendo Dock and swapping the guts into one of these. All together it's about $100 but there could also be upcoming deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Also remember, the Switch can be replaced but, as of right now.

u/MySzechuanSauce · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/ThiefTwo · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I actually got this case replacement for the dock:

I'm hoping it will work, and they didn't specifically disable docking functionality

u/throwawaylsjkcnasnd · 2 pointsr/funny

I've seen a smaller direct cord option, of which might be less expensive, and would take up less space. Also would be more portable.

...This is the one I heard of (I think I saw it at walmart or target) 27$:

...I noticed this one on Amazon (13$, but requires you to install something idk):



u/coldwar_7 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I got the Basstop, but these are the three I found on Amazon.

BASSTOP Portable Dock Replacement Case for Nintendo Switch

J&TOP Portable DIY Replacement Dock Mount Case

Linkstyle Nintendo Switch Dock Station Case Replacement

u/erwan · 2 pointsr/nintendo

The only surefire solution for now is to buy an official dock, and put its guts in a small case like this one:

It's pricey, but the only way to get a travel dock without risking a brick.

u/Psychoneirik · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Can anyone give me their opinions on the Horipad ? I only want it for whenever friends or family come over to my house so we can play MK8 and this is the cheapest option I've found. Oh, and since it is wired, is there anyway to use it in tabletop mode? Maybe with an adapter or something?

u/SMBLOZ123 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

EDIT: Immediately realized it was wired. Still good controller, though.

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/Wolfy76700 · 2 pointsr/ARMS

Well, in theory it might be possible with a Turbo Controller for PS/XBox (Including fighting sticks) and a Brook Adapter, but I cannot test that because I don't have any Brook Adapter.

That would work pretty well with a Turbo Fighting Stick because while you cannot move, you could just leave a book on the L & R buttons and let it do the job since the post-game menu is defaulted on Rematch.

Good thing is, with the Brook Wii U Adapter update, we do somewhat have access to this option, although it is not for everybody. The HORIPad that comes out this month will have turbo functions and will be cheaper, but I don't know if said function is confirmed to work for triggers.

If you're feeling like building something, you could also do that with an Arduino and two synchronized motors, with a little thingie on each to press on the L & R Buttons. If you sync that, that would work too as it would simulate a turbo press on those buttons. The main problem is to sync the two presses as well as keep the Joy-Con or Pro-Con stable in this system. This kind of things has been seen with, for instance, Ditto Hunting in Pokémon Sun & Moon, so that wouldn't be such a new idea.

u/lostfrog1357 · 2 pointsr/nintendo

Official third-party alternatives don't include gyro, rumble, or NFC. I doubt that's the reason. Regardless, I'm in the mindset of Wii U accessories never working on Switch, and that's fine.

u/RavioliSpills · 2 pointsr/Switch

Dang that sucks man :/ maybe you could get a different type of dock?

This thing seems pretty rad, you do have to do a bit of fiddling with the old dock to get it to work.

This video explains it:

u/Pretelethal · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Here you go!

Nintendo Switch HORIPAD Wired Controller Officially Licensed by Nintendo

u/javapiston14 · 2 pointsr/OpenEmu

If you’re looking for a cheap controller with a modern layout, you could try the Wired Pro Controller for the Switch. Only drawback is the triggers are either pressed or not pressed.


u/MysteriousLie7 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

It's unlikely that Nintendo will add this, but...maybe!

But, you can get this controller for about $15-$20 and it does 2 levels of turbo and works really nicely to be honest.

u/bradwiggo · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/DeadLeftovers · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I received the TomToc Storage Case today and it’s great. I’m able to store my Switch, Joycon Grip, Power cable as well as the Nintendo Switch dock with it in the
Basstop Portable Dock Shell

You won’t be able to store an HDMI cable but that shouldn’t be an issue considering most people have a spare HDMI cable or a device that is already using one.

If you want to store a Switch Pro Controller the Butterfox Extra Large Case might be a better option however it won’t work as a stand.

u/StatWhines · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I'm going to express a bit of an unpopular opinion too. I don't have any amibos, and I don't care about rumble, so, I bought the Hori Wired Controller ( when I bought the switch.

I've been totally thrilled with it while docked gaming (it can only really be used while docked, unlike the Pro) and the money I saved paid for another game.

u/djfakey · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Sure. There are two where you transfer to get the tv output.

MYRIANN Nintendo Switch Portable DIY Replacement Dock Mount Case with Type C/HDMI/USB Jack Incision without Electronics for Nintendo Switch-Black

BASSTOP Portable Nintendo Switch Dock Replacement Case, Black ( Only the case, you have to DIY with the circuit board chip from the original dock )

And then just a charging cradle no other dock type features.

Charging Dock for Nintendo Switch, USB Type C Charging Dock Station Cradle Stand for Nintendo Switch - Black

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/banjoman05 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I bought a new dock shell kit from Amazon and swapped the original dock guts to it. All the benefits of a smaller third party dock with no chance of bricking because the dock hardware is original. The new dock is about the size of a pack of cards itself.

u/superwiifan · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If you want a travel dock, the best way to do it imo is get a shell for a smaller dock from Amazon, and put your dock internals into it. It’s not difficult to do, it takes like 20-30 min, and you don’t have to worry about your Switch breaking from sketchy third party internals. I replaced mine a year and a half ago and it makes carrying the Switch w/ a dock much easier.

u/MattCz9 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You can get a shell of sorts where you can take the internals of an official Switch and put them into this smaller dock. Likely going to have to buy a second dock if you don't want to take apart your original one so it might not be that cheap, but I personally think it's a better option than buying a cheap third party dock only to have it brick your Switch.

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/Emuchu · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The official dock is "portable" in the sense that it's light and easy to move around, but it's also much larger than it needs to be and wouldn't fit into most Switch carry cases. The electronics component of the dock consists of a single board that's only about 2" x 2", so you can actually disassemble the official dock and stick all the guts into a smaller case such as this BASSTOP one on Amazon. This makes the dock small enough to stick into your pocket... or inside your switch case.

A dongle is another possible solution--and in fact they exist already, albeit in an unlicensed and may-brick-your-console kind of way, but the issue with both of these things is that Nintendo wants to cover the screen up while it's in docked mode. Personally, I went with the transplanted smaller dock, so that I could fit the Switch, dock, power adapter, and two extra Joycon into the same zippered Switch carry case.

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/SexlessNights · 2 pointsr/funny

Buy a smaller dock enclosure

u/MooKids · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If the dock still works, you could just buy a new aftermarket enclosure.

I just ordered this portable replacement case.

It is just a plastic shell, and it uses the Switch dock internals to function, so it really isn't a third party dock.

u/GaveUpMyGold · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This is the one I used. It's just a smaller housing for the circuit board in the Switch dock, about the size of a deck of cards.

u/on8wingedangel · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

DON'T USE THIS, strong likelihood of bricking your Switch. Buy this instead and a spare first-party dock to transplant into it. I did it myself, it was pretty easy.

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/devious222 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

It will not fit in the dock, but is very easy to remove and attach. I am debating if I should get switch dock extender cable from amazon.

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/vegna871 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

does it?

MSRP for two Joy Cons is $80, not $90, and it's pretty common to find them with a 10-15% discount. $70 is still a lot though.

u/Bucketsu · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

They did do that actually, the neon set is the opposite of what comes with the console. Here.

u/allofdarknessin1 · 2 pointsr/teslamotors
u/liamyorksen · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals
u/KuraiKiseki · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Amazon has the neon red-blue for msrp right now. You can also order the double red or Grey but they'll take longer to ship.


edit: Gamestop has grey joy cons online as well

u/grymmhain · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This would probably work similar to the USB adapter that was just released to let you pair other controllers. You’d have to set the pro controller settings to wired. And of course use it with the USB cable attached.

Edit for link to product

u/HayesCooper19 · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

I don't think a 7 year old would feel cramped on the joycons, but a pro controller is still a good investment. I'd also recommending checking this out as alternative that could save a few bucks if you have a bluetooth controller lying around or picked up a Wii U Pro controller super cheap.

u/_softlite · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

DS4 work with the Switch in docked mode by plugging in an adapter to the dock, but I'm not sure which adapter you're referring to. If you already own the controller and adapter, you can test and find out. If not, I would recommend buying an adapter that's known to work, such as the 8Bitdo or Mayflash Magic-NS.

u/sasasa377 · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

Mate I'm sorry to say but I strongly doubt you'll be able to get $90 for the joycons. The case is neat, but you can get brand new joycons on Amazon for 71$, less for the red/blue ones. The color is neat but I'm doubtful anyone would pay a 20$ premium on it. Perhaps if you priced it a bit closer to 70$ you'd have better luck - but even then after fees and shipping you're coming out way lower than you could on Craigslist.

As for the mouse, that's a pretty okay price there. Good luck with the sales.

u/Asaily · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/Nollog · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If it's the same as American voltages up in the Canada, it's 120v.

Ireland, and the UK use 220v

u/RillIris · 2 pointsr/nintendo

Did you buy the Switch new? Looked up a couple things and it definitely should be same as the US version from what I’m seeing. Here is a link to the charger with pics on Amazon that should have came in the box.

u/JEMerc · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Speaking of which [these adapters] ( are amazing. You can use Ps4, Xbox and WiiU Pro controllers on the Switch (and PC, Mac or Raspberry Pi)! Works out of the box and I’m surprised people haven’t talked much about them here.

u/DanFandango · 2 pointsr/gaming

No noticeable input lag when I used my DS4 controller.

Here's a link:

8Bitdo Wireless Bluetooth Adapter for Windows/Mac/Raspberry Pi (Nintendo Switch)

u/ApotheounX · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

For the 110/240 issue, that's a tough one. I'd assume the one that the switch comes with will be localized, and if the label on it says 110/240, you'll be fine ordering any adapter.

Like this one!

If it says only one or the other, you'll need to be more careful and make sure you get the right one.

Edit: clarification about 110/240

u/sonofdex_ · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Not sure how many accessories, etc we can link here... but here's the official US adapter:

I'm also planning on trying to use my wall charger from my Nexus Pixel C.

EDIT: Hypothetically, based on this being officially licensed, you should also be able to use any 5v charger:

u/Walthatron · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Only one, you can get another here

u/Phaedrus0230 · 2 pointsr/Switch

The AC plug will likely be the European one. You may need to buy a US Adaptor or a travel adaptor

u/salohcin513 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This is what I got, it’s like a little USB stick that allows you to use any controller basically

8bitdo Bluetooth adapter

u/sponge___ · 2 pointsr/FortniteSwitch

Hi, if you're not liking the switch pro controller...there is an option for you...there is an adapter that makes ps4 and xb1 controllers work for the Nintendo switch...completely wirelessly. I attached a link below.

There's a cheap sale and the seller is selling it for $10. It usually costs $20 however.

Happy Gaming.


It DOES NOT work wirelessly though... sorry.

u/thesneakywalrus · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/guuu427 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/EpicJEpic · 2 pointsr/DragonsDogma

Absolutely! This is what I grabbed off Amazon for $20:

I haven't had any issues with it so far. The only quirky thing I've had happen was sometimes it will allow me to turn on the switch from the PS4 controller and sometimes not, so I just hit the button from a joycon and then use the PS4 controller. Also you can only pair one controller to the dongle.

If anyone picks one up I'd update the firmware on it before using the dongle. It's a quick download and install that takes only a few minutes.

u/SSChicken · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

8bitdo wireless adapter works, so anything that works with this:

u/jackgopack4 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

looks pretty clear from the product listings that it is a brick with an unremovable cord

Edit: the box comes with one of these. So if you plan to leave that set up by your TV I would plan on getting another for travel/on-the-go

u/stockcar1515 · 2 pointsr/RetroPie

Here is the one I've used. Also, the one made for NES/SNES Classics is several dollars cheaper and I'm pretty sure that they can be used with a Pi by plugging it in with the provided micro USB to USB cable as I've seen others say it works. I actually own one of the SNES Classic retro receivers, so I can try it out later when I get a chance to confirm.

u/ParadoxalDream · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
  1. This is only a cable, you also need to AC block that goes into the electrical outlet.

  2. AFAIK, there is no AC block on the market right now that meets the Switch specifications. So your Switch will likely charge slower than it should, or it might even not charge fast enough to prevent the battery from depleting if you're using it at the same time. Unofficial chargers also don't play nice in docked mode, the Switch is very picky about the current it requires when it comes to outputting to HDMI.

  3. Considering the 2 first points and the fact that a lot of Switch consoles are getting bricked lately, I would just buy that and be done with it.
u/Reyehe · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Orzly has that up on Amazon, and there will probably be some available in store at launch day too.

u/BigGreeneTractor · 2 pointsr/Switch

8Bitdo Wireless Bluetooth Adapter for Nintendo Switch, Windows, Mac, & Raspberry Pi

u/Cloudeur · 2 pointsr/gaming

Here’s a nice little USB key just for you!


I don’t own one myself, but a few of my friends have one and they love it!

u/moyvore · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I got a tempered glass one on Amazon and it's excellent. It went on VERY easy with no bubbles and it's not as susceptible to finger prints as the switch screen
I've not seen any sign of it peeling off either.
This is the one I got :

u/GuiltyRaisin · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I made a Gamecube dock like this one.

I can't play in handheld mode without my Skull co gripcase and it was advertised to fit in docks, but some (like mine) don't.
But before I made the GC dock I used an extension with my case. Works as if it was docked normally.

u/PianoConcertoNo2 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Mine does but getting it to work is another story.

Just get a USBC hdmi extension from amazon. It’s a block connector that you put in the dock, with a long USBC cable running out of it. Mines been great.

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/auburrito · 2 pointsr/GirlGamers

I got most of the accessories from Amazon:

grip case

paw caps (I got the 02 and 03 sets)

dock extender

display stand

I got the joycons and a rechargeable joycon grip from Target.

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/danielfletcher · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Strips and chargers are minimal. But TV's create an RF field, plus you have that big metal back on them. So issues for Wifi and bluetooth. Even cordless phone base units can cause wifi interference.

I have my Switch dock tucked away, and I just have a decent USB-C extension cable running from it and I have a Lamicall multi-angle stand for when I want to run the Switch docked. It is a PITA to put a USB-C extension cable in though, so you could look into something like this:

u/naive-dragon · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Look into buying one of the Dock Extender cables. I use a Satisfye Grip myself, and after buying the dock extender I've never needed to take the grip off for docked gaming.

u/Danv97 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

mmm... I myself atleast recommend ORZLY since those ones are actually tempered glass and HORI are made out of PET ( fancy word for plastic )

if you want to give it a look.

u/Mazzuolo · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

It’s possible for any 3rd party dock to brick your Switch, so using any unofficial dock is not advised. Something you could use to keep the case on your Switch and still use the official dock is an extender like this.

u/guero_vaquero · 2 pointsr/Steam_Link

Samsung 2017 TV owner here. Bought an 8BitDo off amazon and plugged it into my TV and it works like a charm. I use my PS4 controller, but the pairing process is super easy and identical. I also used a male-to-female USB extension cable to let the 8BitDo hang down in an easily accessible area so I can re-pair my controller if I end up playing PS4 and then coming back.

Link to the exact one I bought:

Side note: Haven’t bothered to try and look into it, but when I end remote play, I get an odd green band across the bottom 1/16th of the screen. That goes away with a power cycle and I think is just some kind of odd artifact in the UI.

u/CaptainBetts · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I'm pretty set on buying a Switch. I'm UK based, and currently Amazon have a deal for a [Switch+MK8+Just Dance] for £299.99. I was thinking of:

  • Buying this bundle (£299.99) and selling Just Dance on eBay (~£30*).
  • Preordering a physical copy of Smash Ultimate (£49.99).
  • Buy a carrying case bundle (£17.99) and tempered glass screen protectors (£7.49).

    Is there anything else I should buy along with this? I reckon I'll end up getting two more Joycons and Mario Odyssey later down the road.

    Also, is it anticipated that there will be even better value bundles for the Switch in the UK as Black Friday approaches? I've not really bought stuff around Black Friday before, and the MK8+JustDance bundle I linked above already appears to be a good deal.


    *based on previous completed listings.