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Nintendo Switch: 5 essential accessories every Switch owner needs

Published Mar 23rd, 2017 9:45AM EDT
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The Nintendo Switch has been out for several weeks now, and there’s no sign of the buzz dying down anytime soon. Gamers who have managed to get their hands on Nintendo’s hot new console can’t stop talking about how much they love it, and gamers who haven’t managed to find one in stock are going crazy looking for one. If you fall into the latter category… good luck. You can get a gray Nintendo Switch bundle or a neon blue/red Nintendo Switch bundle right now on Amazon if you’re willing to pay a premium, or you can wait for supply to catch up with demand in a couple of months.

If you have a Switch, you’re one of the lucky ones. Of course, as it always the case with video game consoles, the box itself is only the beginning. Apart from the standard accessories you’ll need like at least one extra Joy-Con controller and a Joy-Con charging grip, there are also some essential accessories you’ll need to make sure you get the most out of your hot new console.

Hard Travel Carrying Case Protective Storage Bag With 10 Game Holder for Nintendo Switch

  • Designed to make your new Nintendo Switch Console even more portable & travel friendly
  • Fits the Nintendo Switch tablet, 2 x Joy-Con controllers.The separated pockets protect your Joy-Con controller better
  • Protects Nintendo Switch from accidental bumps, scratches, and drops while in case
  • Perfect carry case for keeping your Nintendo Switch securely stored when travelling or when not in use
  • Separate Joycon and Tablet can make the bag itself more compact,and also avoid damaging to each other by crashing.Joy and Con are also separate,this can avoid crash or collision.Rest-assured to use our bag
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Yoozon Nintendo Switch Screen Protector

  • PARTICULAR DESIGN: This screen protector is specifically designed for Nintendo Switch(2017), Laser-cut dimensions provide maximum screen coverage.Made with Premium Grade A Japanese Asahi Tempered glass
  • SCRATCH-RESISTANT: Made from superior 9H tempered glass that is scratch resistant and shatterproof protecting your screen from scratches to high impact drops. Oleophobic Anti-Fingerprint Coating- keeps your screen free of fingerprints and oily smudges and is easy to clean.
  • HIGH TRANSPARENCY: 0.33 mm in thickness maintains original response sensitivity and touch feeling. 99% HD clarity with high responsive touching performance makes your Nintendo Switch function work smoothly and faster. Simple instructions allow for quick and hassle free installation.
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY: Lifetime Warranty for refund or replacement. If the item you have received is defective in any way, please feel free to contact us for replacement or refund.
  • PACKAGE INCLUDES: 2 x Nintendo Switch Tempered Glass Screen Protector,Micro-Fiber Cleaning Cloth, Alcohol package and Dust stickers,Installation manual.
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Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Gel Guards

  • Officially licensed by Nintendo
  • Attaches to Joy-Con controllers with patent-pending design
  • One set of Silicone Joy-Con Gel Guards and thumb stick caps
  • Ergonomic design
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Surge Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Grip Kit

  • Grab control and elevate your game with the Surge Grip Kit (Joy-Con Grips & Thumb Grips)
  • Precision fit thumb grips and ergonomically designed Joy-Con grips protect your Joy-Con controllers from everyday wear and tear, bumps and scrapes
  • Designed to provide superior grip and enhanced comfort; perfect for those extended, high-stress gaming sessions
  • Specifically designed to provide access to all buttons, including the L, R, ZL, ZR, SL, SR buttons, without restricting game play or movement
  • Convenient pack includes two Joy-Con controller grips and two thumb stick grips
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USB Type C Car charger

  • The premium attached USB C 3.1 cable features a next-generation Type-C connector with a new design that is fully reversible. This allows you to plug in without fail, regardless of how you are holding and inserting the cable.
  • additional standard USB A port allows your to Charge Non-USBC devices at FULL speed simultaneously 5.4A(Shared by 2 ports: 3.0A, 2.4A)
  • With Smart sense IC Technology, each port intelligently identifies your device and seeks to maximize its charging speed.
  • Compatible with tablets and smartphones with a USB Type-C connector, such as Apple MacBook 12-inch/ Pro 2016 version, HTC 10, Nokia N1, LG G5/G6, Asus Zen AiO, Lumia 950/ 950XL, HP Pavilion x2, ASUS Zenpad S 8.0, Google ChromeBook Pixel, Nexus 5X/6P, Pixel/ Pixel XL, Galaxy Tabpro S, Nextbit Robin
  • Certified by RoHS, CE & FCC; High quality fire proof material & anti-oxidation aluminum pull tab;No radio loss in your car or effect to Bluetooth or Wi-Fi devices.
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