The Nintendo switch may not have had the one-to-one punch of Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild this year, but it has still seenand is located just around the corner. Whether you're a long-term Switch owner, new to the console or thinking about picking up a vacation, you need a few things that Nintendo does not include with the console, to really make the most of it.
So farbut there is still a chance of all the accessories and extras that can help you make the most of your Switch will officially See discounts either as part of Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Read on to find out what to bring over your vacation to your own selfish exchange needs, or to a gift for the big Nintendo fan in your life.
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Hardened Glass Goggles
Nintendo's hybrid portable console packs a large, beautiful capacitive touchscreen – but the switch's 6.2-inch display is not made of the same tempered glass as the phone's display. It is made of plastic. That means it will never break, which is great! It also means that it scratches easily. It's bad.
Fortunately, it's a simple solution: Hardened glass screens protects the Nintendo Switch screen from scratches, dings and scuffs – with the added bonus of lending the screen to a more embellished emotional experience.
A better screen protector is easier to install than the plastic for a safer, bubble-free display.
Purchase a switch-protection two-pack
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
The removable Joy Con Controls supplied with the Nintendo Switch are nice, but if you want to play, you want a full gamepad – and the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is the gold standard.
Not only does the official Pro Controller have a comfortable, offset dual-stick layout, big comfortable face buttons and satisfying shoulder buttons, but it's the only official gamepad that supports Nintendo's "HD Rumble" power feedback. It has a minor error, though: The Pro Controller's d-pad is just OK. Despite this, it is still the ideal controller for most Nintendo Switch games.
Buy a Switch Pro Controller
If you absolutely need directional buttons worthy of your retro druthers, but …
8Bitdo SN30 Pro Controller  Do you miss good old days? Check out 8Bitdo SN30 Pro. It's exactly what it looks like: a Super Nintendo controller with all the bells and wings of a Playstation DualShock 4 . This is the perfect alternative to the official Switch Pro controller. It not only fits every button, but the official Pro Controller has point to point (including dedicated home and screenshot buttons), but it also has full gyro control, making it 100 percent compatible with each Nintendo Switch game. If you're a fan of HD Rumble, be warned: The SN30 Pros room features lack the subtlety of Nintendo's proprietary controls. Still, you can not beat the feel of these SNES buttons.
Buy an 8Bitdo SN30 Controller
Bring Your Own Gamepad
If none of the original Switch Gamepads has a fancy, you have an additional option: literally another checker. If you have an additional PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii Remote, or Wii U Pro Controller located around, you can sync them with the Nintendo Switch with the 8BitDo Wireless Bluetooth Controller Adapter. A decent solution if you already have many controls around.
Oh, and if you're a PC player, the dongle can be used to connect Nintendo Switch controllers to your PC as well. Not bad.
Purchase a Interoperable Bluetooth Adapter
Get a good suitcase
The switch can be portable, but you will still not throw it in your backpack unprotected. There are lots of different carrying cases to choose from – from the simple AmazonBasics case to slightly larger carrying cases like the Orzly Carry Case, which offers additional space for an additional set of Joy-Con controls.
Buy an Orzly-carrying caseBuy an AmazonBasics Switch carrying case
Get more storage with a MicroSD card
The Nintendo switch is great – but it does not have much internal storage. Buying your games digitally will not take long before you upload the console's 32GB of internal storage. You want to upgrade.
Buy a Sandisk 128 GB MicroSD Card
Joy-Con Charging Station
Are you ready to lose friends and get angry all the time? Good because the Nintendo Super Mario Party is already out and Smash Bros. coming soon. Make sure Joy-Cons is fully charged.
Purchase a Joy-con charging station
Anker Powercore 20100 Nintendo Switch Edition
The battery life of the Nintendo Switch is decent, but it does not last through a cross country trip. You can fix it with an Anker Powercore 20100 Nintendo Switch Edition. This big battery will buy you hours of extra play time – but unfortunately it's not out yet. A non-Nintendo Switch version of PowerCore is available on Amazon, but there have been reports of third-party docks and charging solutions that cause issues with the latest firmware. If you can afford to wait, check out the pre-order page below. “/>