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The best accessories for the Nintendo Switch OLED

If you upgraded your console, you’ll want to upgrade your gear too.

With a bigger and brighter screen that makes older Switch models look washed out, the Switch OLED is serious technical improvement for Nintendo’s hybrid console. For handheld players, making the upgrade to OLED is a worthwhile jump.

If you’re upgrading your setup or grabbing a Switch for the first time, there’s a slew of must-have accessories to get the most out of the console.

Nintendo Carrying case

Don’t risk running around with a naked Switch or trying to cram it into a tight case made for a smaller model. The official Nintendo carrying case isn’t high-end, but it’ll provide affordable protection. It also comes with an OLED-sized screen protector.

$19.99 at Nintendo

HORI Screen Protective Filter

The Switch OLED is just big enough to render your old Switch screen protectors obsolete. The model has a improved proactive film on the screen, but you should still layer an additional screen protector for maximum coverage.

Hori is a trusted brand and officially licensed by Nintendo.

$9.99 at Amazon

Skull & Co. NeoGrip + Maxcarry Case

This Skull & Co. bundle is the ultimate pick-up for serious Switch gamers. It comes with a Switch shell to protect against drops, set of interchangeable grips for different fits and playstyles, and a hard-shell carrying case with room for game and accessory storage.

You can also buy the NeoGrip and Maxcarry Case separately.

$39.99 at Skull & Co.

SanDisk 128GB microSDXC Card

The Switch OLED only has an internal storage capacity of 64GB — nowhere near what you need with the top Switch games needing 10GB easy. Upgrading your storage is a must if you don’t want to constantly be managing your game library.

SanDisk has a few storage levels for its Nintendo-themed microSD card line. We’d recommend getting the 256GB version.

From $14.99 at Amazon

Sony WF-1000XM4 Earbuds

These Sony buds are one of our favorite Bluetooth options for the Nintendo Switch. With elite active noise cancellation, a comfy fit and an 8-hour charge, they’re perfect for gaming on the go.

$279.99 at Best Buy

SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless Headset

If you lean towards over-ear headphones instead of buds and want a microphone for online multiplayer, you won’t be disappointed with the Arctis 1. This relatively low-profile headset has noise cancellation, a detachable mic, and a comfortable design built for extended wear.

$99.99 at SteelSeries

Nintendo Pro Controller

Some games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are best played with a legit controller instead of the Switch’s Joy-Cons — even when you’re on the move.

The official Nintendo Pro Controller will give you the advanced control and comfort you need when you pop open that kickstand for more hardcore gaming.

$69.99 at Nintendo

Bionik Power Commuter Travel Bag with Battery

If you’re taking your Switch OLED on a long trip, you’ll need a carrying case and some extra juice. This Bionik case comes with a removable and rechargable 10,000 mAh battery with ports for your Switch and phone. It’s also got serious storage with slots for 18 games, designated Joy-Con pocket, and cable ties included.

$69.59 from Amazon

Anker PowerCore 26800

The PowerCore 26800 is slim and powerful — perfect for slipping into your carrying case to give your Switch an extra boost. Without changing your playing habits or fiddling with settings to reduce power, users report doubling their playing time with this battery hooked up.

$69.99 at Anker

Slickwraps

The OLED screen might make in-game colors pop, but the console itself is a bit bland. If you want to cover-up that bone white shell, there are plenty of unique wrap options from Slickwraps. With some patience, these wraps are easy to apply.

We love the retro series, but there are wraps with all sorts of creative designs available.

$65.95 at Slickwraps

Sticky Bunny Colorwave Skins

If you to add some color to your Switch OLED and love the original Switch’s multi-colored design, you’ll love the Colorwave series from Sticky Bunny. With complementary and quirky color options, these will really make your Switch stand out.

You can buy a full set at a discount or mix and match different pieces for an even more unique look.

$30 at Sticky Bunny