Are you the new owner of a Nintendo Switch? Or maybe you’ve owned one for a while but aren’t sure which accessories are out there that can enhance your experience? Well not to worry as we got your back and have several recommendations for that Switch in your hand.

Check out these suggestions, we’re sure we’ve covered all the bases here.

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch - The Outerhaven


Available at Amazon
Price: $9.99
We reviewed this here.

No one wants to see their Nintendo Switch screens gets scratched. And let’s face it, not only can the official dock do the deed, but so can dropping random things on the screen. Or placing the Switch upside down, having little children accidentally drop it on the ground or worse. Thankfully, there are ways to protect it, legal ways. Such as the amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector. Just as the name implies, these screens are made of tough, tempered glass, that will take all the damage originally meant for your screen. If you don’t have a screen protector, we highly recommended these. Plus as a bonus, for the price of one, you’ll score two screen protectors.

Seriously folks, if you get one item on this list. Make it this.

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Switch pro controller 500x300

Available at Amazon
Price: $69.99
We reviewed this here.


For those who want a more traditional gaming experience with their Nintendo Switch, we recommend the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Sure, it looks like an Xbox One controller, but is that really a bad thing? You get all the buttons and triggers you need to take it to any Switch game, all with some extra comfort. It’s also cordless, so you can sit quite a distance from the Switch and has amazing battery life. Having an actual D-Pad is also a plus, especially if you aren’t a fan of the Joy-Con’s button D-Pad wannabe. It also incorporates Gyro-aiming, so really don’t miss out here.

The downside? These things aren’t cheap and cost as much as a Joy-Con. But I feel the price is more than worth it.


Orzly Screen Cover Stand Orzly Screen Cover Stand

Available at Amazon
Price: $11.99

It’s a screen cover, it’s a stand and it does both of those tasks really well. There’s nothing more I need to say, right?

Oh, ok. It has 3 different positions when it is used as a stand. It also doesn’t block any of the ports, connections or the power button. The front of the cover can also have decals/stickers or even custom art placed on it as well (That’s not part of the official offering).


Useful for those who take their Switches out of the safety of their homes. Don’t leave home without this.

8Bitdo SN30 Pro Controller

8Bitdo SN30 Pro Controller

Available at Amazon
Price: $49.99

8Bitdo has been making quality controllers for a very long time. While this controller isn’t made exclusively for the Switch, the fact that it’s a very affordable Bluetooth controller and one that also looks like a Super Nintendo controller. It also works on the PC as well, in case you don’t actually own a Switch.

Fans of the retro scene have raved about this controller and for good reason.



Officially Licensed Nintendo Switch Dock 

Price: $89.99

Let’s face it, everyone needs a spare Switch dock. While the Switch is a portable(ish) device, we all love docking so we can charge it and play on a bigger screen. And sometimes we like taking it into our living rooms, family rooms, even our bedrooms for some quality time. Meaning we’ll need an extra dock or two unless you like unplugging your existing dock and moving it about.

The downside to this? The original Nintendo Switch dock is quite pricey, and for many is the only dock they trust. However, if this is too pricey for you, check out the next item on the list.


Insignia Nintendo Switch Dock Insigna-Nintendo-Switch-Dock 500x

Available at Best Buy
Price: $39.99

What’s this? A Nintendo Switch dock, but one that’s not officially endorsed by Nintendo? How dare we add this to the list? Well, to be honest, this is not only one of the cheapest Switch docks. It also includes all the ports and connections that the official does. It’s also 100% compatible with the Switch, so it won’t brick your system. I trusted it so much after doing my research that I purchased one for my family room. Even after the Switch 5.0.0 update, this dock is still running with zero issues. But don’t believe me, do your own research. There’s not a single report of this particular dock bricking any Nintendo Switches.



AmazonBasics Carrying Case for Nintendo Switch AmazonBasics Carrying Case for Nintendo Switch

Available at Amazon
Price: $13.99

Take your Switch on the road with you often? If so, this case should be something already own, but if you don’t, here you go. Similar to the official Switch carrying case, this Amazon version is a few dollars cheaper. Has space for the Switch with Joy-Cons attached, a spare set of Joy-Cons, charger, a combination of Switch carts and memory cards and extra cables. It’s also a hardshell case, so your precious Switch will be protected to an extent.




AmazonBasics USB 3.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter 

Available at Amazon
Price $13.99

Yes, I’m quite aware that Nintendo has an officially licensed LAN adaptor. Yet, I’m here to tell you that there are alternatives to this, like this one from Amazon. Not only does it work just as well, I know as I’ve tested it on both of Switches. It’s also cheaper, coming in at $13.99. You also don’t have to worry about any issues such as bricking as it uses the same USB standard as everything else.

Perfect for playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or getting some late night Splatoon 2 games in.


PowerA Joy-Con and Pro Controller Charging Dock PowerA Joycon Pro controller charger

Available at Amazon
Price: $14.99


I personally love this charger. Able to charge both an extra Joy-Con (L/R), as well as a pro controller at the same time. It’s very affordable and does what it needs to do extremely well. The only issue I have with this is the dongle that connects to the pro controller is prone to coming off easily. Still, you won’t find a better charging solution that does what this does.




PowerA Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charging Dock PowerA Joy-Con Charger

Available at Amazon
Price: $29.99

If you don’t own a pro controller but do happen to have a couple of Joy-Cons, then this charger might be more your speed. Able to change a 2x pairs of Joy-Cons at once, and features LEDs on the top that let you know when the Joy-Con has been completely charged.





SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC UHS-I card 400GB Sandisk MicrosSD Card

Available at Amazon
Price: $71.99

Thanks to the Switch not having a very large storage capacity, we need to rely on microSD cards. That said, I’ve noticed that several of my associates tend to go for the cheaper no-name brand cards and either complain about performance or come crying when they end up losing their stored content. Never cheap out on microSD cards, of you’ll find out the hard way I always tell them. As such, I recommend this 400GB microSD card from SanDisk. Known for their amazing performance and great storage, SanDisk always highly recommended. Even if they are a bit pricey. Still, for 400GB, your storage issues will be handled for a very long time.

Or you could wait for the 1TB versions that will be released around April 2019.



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Keith Mitchell
Editor-in-chief and all-around good guy!

Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grind. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. Yes, I am a black gaming journalist.