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It’s been more than a year since Nintendo Switch OLED-improved launched. The larger 7-inch screen, longer battery time, and some design improvements have made it a much-needed product. It’s not an upgrade to the original model, but it’s the best option available for Switch first-time subscribers. You’ll want to make sure you get the most out of your $350 investment, whether you’re new or upgrading from an older model. Below are our top picks.
SanDisk microSD card
A microSD card for the Switch LED is only 64GB in storage. You will need it to save games, take screenshots, and store files. It’s now easier than ever to insert or remove them from the system, thanks to a new slot. With your Nintendo Switch you can use any microSD card, but SanDisk’s Nintendo brand cards have the most power and are easy to use. 256 GB modelVery affordable price right now. They have been thoroughly tested with the system so that you can be sure it will run smoothly.
8Bitdo Pro 2
It’s easier to play tabletop mode with the new stand on the OLED Switch’s back. However, the Joy-Cons are still available. They may be too small for gamers with large hands. In this instance, you will want to upgrade your gamepad to a more professional model. Yes, it is. Nintendo Pro consoleThis is still the best option overall for your adapter if you can get them. 8Bitdo’s Pro 2It’s beautiful and flexible. You can use it with both your Android device and a desktop computer or Mac. It’s also $20 cheaper than the Nintendo option.
8Bitdo Lite 2
While the charge Professional consoleThe Pro 2 gamepads are fully-featured, but they’re also small. This is a big advantage when you are on the move and don’t have much space but still need something larger than the Joy-Cons. I recommend this in this instance. 8Bitdo Lite 2The, which includes a real d-pad and two joysticks as well as shoulder triggers and motion control, doesn’t sacrifice any functionality. It’s color-coded for the Switch Lite but it’s still a solid companion to OLED. If you’re a 2D enthusiast, you might consider giving it a try. The original 8Bitdo LiteYou can also get two d-pads at $25 each.
If you want to make your Joy-Cons more comfortable without breaking the bank, one easy fix is a Fastsnail pair of handles. They’re durable and easy to use due to their rubbery nature. Adult gamers will appreciate how much more comfortable they are than a Joy-Con. They also slide in and out easily, making it easy to clean and transport. It doesn’t come with a white Joy-Con to match the OLED system, but it does have a pair of stylish black knobs.
Enhanced PowerA nano controller
PowerA can help you if you don’t have the space for a Pro–style controller. Enhanced nano control panel. It looks similar to the official Switch Pro Controller’s grips, shoulder buttons and matte black finish. However, it’s only two-thirds the same size and comes with a set of rear buttons you can program to your liking. It can be stored in your bag easily for gaming emergencies.
SteelSeries Arctis 1
Nintendo has released a firmware update which allows you to use any Bluetooth headset locally on your Switch. This is great if the headset you have is wireless gaming headset. If you don’t have one or find it too bulky to use, I still recommend the firmware update. Arctis 1SteelSeries is a good choice as an adapter. It looks great, it is comfortable and stylish, and you can still connect to your console via Bluetooth using the USB-C dongle. It is also very affordable for a gaming headset at $100
Razer Barracuda X
The Arctis 1 is the same as Arctis 1. Barracuda XIt connects to your console via a USB C dongle. It is available in different colors than the Arctis. They include white and rose quartz, which match the Switch’s panda colored Joy-Cons. It feels great on the head, with 40mm drivers and a light but sturdy design.
PowerA Joy-Con charging dock
Switch owners are quickly realizing that they need extra Joy-Cons in order to play with their friends. However, the Switch console can only charge 1 set at a given time. You can increase your charging capacity by adding this charging station (it plugs directly into the Switch dock), with space for Two Joy-Cons and a Pro ControllerThis means you won’t ever have to deal with a broken console again. This is ideal for games such as TowervalAnd the golf partyAnd the Super Bomberman ROf course, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Turtle Beach Battle Buds
If you’re a Switch-on-the-go gamer who wouldn’t prefer lugging around a full-sized headset but still craves high-end audio, know that most accessory makers release earbuds specifically designed for gaming — though your existing wireless earphones will still, for the most part, cases, does a built-in. These are the earbuds for you if you’re looking for a pair that is made with gaming in mind. Turtle Beach Wired BudsUse sports tips to ensure they stay in your ear when you’re walking, shouting at the included microphone, or even shouting at it. You don’t have to shout, as this mic is a detachable unit that you can bend toward you mouth.
iVoler Tempered Screen Protector
The Switch OLED screen looks stunning enough that you will want to protect it. It’s slightly larger than the screen on a standard adapter so you will need a screen protector. I also recommend a set of tempered glass as it’s more durable and long-lasting than plastic. The iVolver screen protectorIt costs only $10 for four sets, so it’s very cost-effective. Your system will still fit in the dock even if you charge it.
Anker PowerCore + Charger 26800
It is a good idea to have a case for your Switch in your bag or backpack so you can charge it whenever you need it. We like this adapter charger from Anker. 20,100 mAh power bankIts slim design and ability to charge two devices simultaneously. You will need to provide your own USB C charging cable. However, you probably already have one or more of these cables. This package will fit in your airplane and will cost you only $54.
Amazon Basics Switch Folder
Although the Switch Pro is a high-end system, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to protect it. The Amazon Basics tote bagThis is my favorite way of powering my Switch and it fits the Switch OLED very well. It has a pocket for cords and other accessories. There is also a panel with slots to hold 10 Switch game card cards. The other side of the bag is padded to protect your display. The outer shell can be covered with stickers, which is a nice touch.
Amazon Basics large bag
If you like to take your entire system with you to places like a friend’s place or a gaming convention such as PAX, A great case of Amazon BasicsIt is an affordable and easy way to transport the entire set and caboodle. It will fit snugly your new dock and system, console, and all the cables that you need. It comes in cute colors, such as neon yellow and red, to match your JoyCons or favorite outfit.
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