First came the main Switch. Then come the side Switches.
The Nintendo Switch is now out! If you're on your way to the stores to pick up the console and games such as the highly acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, don't forget to shell out some extra for cool Nintendo Switch accessories. Of course, peripherals are part of the fun. They won't call it Joy-Con for nothing.
So here are some must-have accessories to pair with your brand-new Nintendo console.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
The eye candy Joy-Cons are standard fares for the Switch, but if you find them too small for your liking or the reported sync issues worry you, then you can shell out an extra $70 to enjoy better grips and inset thumb sticks for longer play time.
Anker Powercore Portable Battery Pack
Nintendo Switch did not really have high reviews when it comes to battery life. So in order to prolong your gaming experience when you're out enjoying your latest Zelda game, bring an Anker Powercore 26800 battery pack. It's like your phone's power bank, except that it uses a 5V 3A USB-C port, which works perfectly with the Switch. It packs 20,100 mAh for lots of juice, and it's only $60, plus it has extra ports for your other gadgets.
Joy-Con Charging Dock
If you're the party gamer type, chances are you will be buying another pair of Joy-Con. Charging them can be a hassle with only one Switch console, but worry not. For $30, you can charge up to four Joy-Cons. Far more convenient!
The Nintendo Switch isn't exactly storage powerhouse with only 32 GB internal memory. There's already a game bigger than this! So you might want to shell some extra for a MicroSD card. More games will be released soon, so it's always good to have extra storage space just in case!
Nintendo fun isn't fun without Mario races! Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is hitting the road on April 28, so you might want to invest early on a proper racing controller. A pair costs only $15, which is not bad if you are a serious racer!
HORI Game Card Case 24
Like any true gamer, you can never have too many games! So unless you're going full digital, you can keep your lovely game cartridges neatly packed in one place with a HORI game card case. For $10, you can store, organize, and conveniently carry up to 24 cards. Plus it has slots for MicroSD cards. Nifty, eh?
Orzly Screen Protector
As amazing as the Switch's graphics may be, it is useless if your screen is all nicked and scratched. So protect your priceless screen with a $25 Orzly Screen Protector. It may cost a bit much, but it's worth the investment, especially if you plan to lug the Switch wherever you go.