My Nintendo Switch Setup

A curated list of gear and accessories I regularly use with my Nintendo Switch.

Honestly, my Nintendo Switch console is more precious to me (insert Gollum impersonation here) than any other of my material possessions. Take them all, and leave me with my Switch and accessories. I’ll be fine, thank you. That may sound ridiculous to a lot of people but it’s true. Being a home console that doubles as a handheld, the Switch is blessed with an endless stream of new accessories. Some are more useful than others. We have everything from 3d-printed Etsy creations to authentic Nintendo products available. (Oh Etsy, you’re my favorite copy-infringement riddled marketplace!) There’s more out there than most people even realize. Figuring out what’s necessary, what’s a luxury, and what’s a waste of money can be difficult at times. (personal tip: never go to Reddit for feedback and opinions.)

Generally speaking, there are four types of accessories I find necessary or helpful to use with my Nintendo Switch.

  • Storage/Protection/Expanded Memory (e.g. cases, screen protectors, memory cards)
  • Quality of Life Improvements (QoL) (e.g. grips, stands, chargers)
  • Controllers
  • Cosmetic (e.g. skins, custom joy-con)

My problems when looking for accessories begins with the fact that I’m on a fixed income. I’m not able to order a dozen different cases just to figure out what’s going to work best for my needs. Since I need to have a cautious attitude towards literally every penny I spend, I’ve become something of a professional (very humble of you Chris), when it comes to finding quality accessories at reasonable prices. Knowing that there are countless other people in the same financial situation as I am, I figured it would be a good idea to share which accessories I’ve found that not only serve a purpose but are also easy on the wallet. Granted, not all of the items listed, are in the “budget” category. After all, you can’t find a cheap memory card with a decent amount of storage unless you’re talking about those unreliable knockoffs some people buy. With all of that said, let’s get to the good stuff…

(Please note: I have personally paid for everything listed. Nothing was sent to me for free and none of the links below are affiliated in any way.)

My Must-Have Accessories

Comfort & Protection

Personal Flair

  • dbrand Skin (Black Camo – console/joy-con) (Easy to apply. Leaves zero residue when removed.)

Unique, Interesting, and Very Handy


If you have any questions about any of the items listed, please leave a comment below or reach out on Twitter. I’d be excited to hear from you. And, if you have any favorite accessories of your own, I’d love to hear about them as well! I’m always looking out for new and interesting accessories to try.


I’ve created a dedicated, permanent page to go along with this article. The page includes everything mentioned here and it’ll be updated with each new accessory I purchase. You can see the page by going here.

Featured Image “Joy-Con (Nintendo Switch controller)” by James Sarmiento is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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I'm a mature gamer. (nearly 47!) I can be opinionated and sarcastic, but I'm very laid back. And I love Nintendo more than any forty-something probably should. (They did help raise me.) I'm also the Editor-in-chief, here at The Nintendo Nomad. Hit me up anywhere you can find me on social media. I'm open to talking about almost any topic (because, politics...).
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