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The best accessories for your new Nintendo Switch OLED Edition

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The new Change OLED is out and it’s a real beauty. It has a bigger 7-inch screen, longer battery life, and some other welcome design enhancements for handheld gaming mode. I was impressed when I reviewed it in October and it has been flying off the shelves since its release. It’s so hard to get one right now that you may have to go to eBay to get one before the holidays. But if you have one – congratulations! Now you probably want to get the most out of your new system, and there are a few accessories that go a long way in making the Switch OLED a truly standout console.

SanDisk microSD card

SanDisk

With only 64GB of onboard storage, you’ll want to get a microSD for your Switch OLED to store downloaded games, files, and screenshots. And with the redesigned slot, it’s easier than ever to insert or remove it from the system. You can use pretty much any microSD card with your Nintendo Switch, but SanDisk’s Nintendo branded cards are solid, and you can 256 GB model at a pretty cheap price right now. They have been specially tested with the system just to make sure they are working properly.

Buy SanDisk microSD card (256GB) on Amazon – $ 53

8Bitdo Pro 2

8Bitdo Pro 2 controller

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With the improved stand on the back of the OLED Switch, gaming in tabletop mode is now much easier. But you’re still dealing with the same old Joy-Cons that may be a little too small for players with larger hands. In this case, you should upgrade to a professional-grade gamepad. And yes there is Nintendo’s Pro controller, which is still the best choice for your Switch overall if you can get one, however 8Bitdos Pro 2 is also great, not to mention incredibly flexible; You can use it with your Android device as well as a PC or Mac desktop. And it’s $ 20 cheaper than the Nintendo-made option.

Buy 8Bitdo Pro 2 Controller on Amazon – $ 50

8Bitdo Lite

8Bitdo Lite

8Bitdo

While the official Pro Controller and Pro 2 are well-featured gamepads, they’re not small. That makes a big difference on the go, when you don’t have a lot of space in your pocket but need something bigger than the Joy-Cons to play with. In this case I recommend the 8Bitdo Lite, which offers up to two directional keys and an additional set of direction buttons, perfect for 2D games. It’s color-coordinated with the Switch Lite, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a solid companion for your Switch OLED, too.

Buy 8Bitdo Lite on Amazon – $ 26

PowerA Enhanced Nano Controller

PowerA Enhanced Nano Controller

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When you need a Pro-style controller but don’t have room for a Pro-style controller, PowerA is with its Improved nano gamepad. It looks a lot like the official Switch Pro controller thanks to its handles, shoulder buttons, and matte black color, but it’s two-thirds the size and includes a series of back buttons that you can program to your liking. It’s easy enough to put in your pocket for a gaming emergency, and it’s affordable too.

Buy PowerA Enhanced Nano Controller on Amazon – $ 55

Steelseries Arctis 1

Steelseries Arctis 1

SteelSeries

Recently, Nintendo released a firmware update that allows you to use any Bluetooth headset natively with your Switch, which is fantastic if you already own a wireless gaming headset. But if you don’t have one or find it a bit bulky, I still recommend it Arctic 1 from SteelSeries as a good option for the Switch. It sounds great, is super convenient and stylish, and the included USB-C dongle is still easier than connecting to the console via bluetooth. At $ 100, it’s pretty cheap for a gaming headset too.

Buy Arctis 1 on Amazon – $ 100

Razer Barracuda X

Razer Barracuda X

Razor

Like the Arctis 1, the Barracuda X uses a USB-C dongle to connect to your console. In contrast to the Arctis, however, it is available in different colors such as quartz pink and white, with the latter matching the panda-colored joy-cons of the Switch OLED. Other than that, it’s just as solid as the Arctis 1, with 40mm drivers and a super light but sturdy design that feels and looks great on your noggin.

Buy Barracuda X on Amazon – $ 100

iVoler screen protector made of tempered glass

iVoler screen protector made of tempered glass

iVoler

The Switch OLED’s screen is nice enough to definitely give it an extra layer of protection. Since it’s slightly larger than the standard Switch’s screen, you’ll need to make sure you get a screen protector made specifically for the OLED model, and I recommend a tempered glass kit as well, as it’s more durable than plastic. the iVolver screen protector It costs $ 10 for a four-pack, so it’s super cheap, and your system will still fit neatly in the dock if you slide it in for a fee.

Buy iVoler Screen Protector on Amazon – $ 10

Anker PowerCore + 26,800 charger

Anker PowerCore + 26,800 charger

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With your Switch in your pocket or backpack, it is useful to have a battery with you when you run out of juice. Most of Anker’s high-performance power supplies charge the switch, but we like that PowerCore + package This includes a 26,800 mAh power bank, a USB-C-to-C port, and a 60W adapter, the latter of which allows for quick charging. While it’s expensive, you get all of the parts you need to quickly charge on the go, and the system works with smartphones, tablets, and laptops too, making it a real multi-purpose accessory.

Buy PowerCore + 26,800 Bundle on Amazon – $ 160

Amazon Basics Switch Case

Amazon Basics Switch Case

Amazon

The Switch Pro may be a premium system, but you don’t have to spend a lot of money to protect it. the Amazon Basics tote bag is my preferred method of lugging around my Switch, and it goes well with the Switch OLED. There’s also a nice pocket to carry cables and other accessories and a panel with slots for 10 Switch game cards that’s padded on the other side to protect your screen. And personally it’s fun to stick stickers on the outside.

Buy Switch Case on Amazon – $ 15

Amazon Basics large case

Amazon Basics large Nintendo Switch case

Amazon

If you’re the type who likes to take your entire system to places like a friend’s house or a gaming convention like PAX, this is this large case from Amazon Basics is an easy and inexpensive way to transport the entire kit and Caboodle. It can hold the new dock, the system, a controller and all the cabling you need in a neat and tidy manner. It’s even available in some fancy colors like neon yellow or red to match your Joy-Cons or a favorite outfit.

Buy a Large Hard Case on Amazon – $ 32

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