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With the announcement of an updated standard Switch with much better battery life I'm finally going to purchase one.  Just curious what accessories you recommened.  

Doing some research I know to buy a nice glass screen protector and for my personal use I'll be getting a stand for table top gaming as well. Just curious what other cool accessories I should consider getting. Thanks.

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If you plan to use it out-and-about a lot, a case is a necessity.

 

An 8bitdo controller is highly recomeneded.  The new Pro+ is about to come out if you can wait a bit for it.

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@agamon is 100% on the money about the case suggestion- if you plan to take it *anywhere* you really gotta have a case.   I have one of the hard-shell leather-type Zelda cases I picked up from Walmart- it has cases for 8 Switch games plus a mesh pocket for your JoyCon rails.  It wasn't that expensive and boy was it worth it.

 

I also second the suggestion for a 'proper' controller.  I picked up one of the Nintendo Pro controllers and even though they're a little pricy, it was well worth the money because of the arthritis in my hands.  My only gripe is that the black plastic finish on the controller is well-worn away now because I use the darn thing so much.  ;)

 

You may consider hunting around Amazon for a good-sized microSD card if you plan on downloading much at all.  I don't remember off-hand how much I paid for my 128 gig one, but I don't think it was very much.

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3 hours ago, digdugnate said:

@agamon is 100% on the money about the case suggestion- if you plan to take it *anywhere* you really gotta have a case.   I have one of the hard-shell leather-type Zelda cases I picked up from Walmart- it has cases for 8 Switch games plus a mesh pocket for your JoyCon rails.  It wasn't that expensive and boy was it worth it.

 

I also second the suggestion for a 'proper' controller.  I picked up one of the Nintendo Pro controllers and even though they're a little pricy, it was well worth the money because of the arthritis in my hands.  My only grip is that the black plastic finish on the controller is well-worn away now because I use the darn thing so much.  ;)

 

You may consider hunting around Amazon for a good-sized microSD card if you plan on downloading much at all.  I don't remember off-hand how much I paid for my 128 gig one, but I don't think it was very much.

Will definitely look into a case.     Yeah thankfully SD Cards have come way down in price.  I'll probably end up getting a 200GB, but I plan to mostly buy physical. 

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I agree with everything that has been said, and I would like to also suggest the Flip Grip. The Flip Grip is a device that allows you to play your Switch in Portrait mode with the joycons still attached. It's kind of hard to explain, here's an image:39686475b6f1d632537368d12c1b7ce1_original.thumb.png.f40ae10b2fc956ee6df05241a2faa2ed.png

 

Its main use is Arcade ports, like Sega Ages, Arcade Archives, Atari Flashback Classics, amd the Namco Museum. I'm going to assume that if you're on this forum, you're a fan of arcade games, and with the Flip Grip the Switch becomes a great way to portably play arcade classics.

 

My other suggestion is a GameCube controller Adapter. It doesn't have to be the official one, I got a cheap third party one and it works great. GameCube controllers are some of the most beloved controllers on earth, and with the Adapter your Switch will recognize them as a pro controller, meaning that many games will be playable (although functionality might be lost due to the lack of a left shoulder button, a select button, motion controls, and clickable sticks). Also because the controller is USB, you can plug it into your PC and use it to play PC Games and emulators.

 

Otherwise, I agree with the others in this thread. Big SD Card, Pro Controller (official is good for modern games, 8BitDo is good for retro and reteo-style games), and a case are all must haves, and you are on the right track with a screen protector and stand. A spare AC Adapter is also nice, because my switch refuses to charge or dock with any of my other USB-C Cables.

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Yeah, a Flip Grip, a pro controller and a power cord if you plan on not playing it docked. I love just playing some dumb game over by the couch while we're watching tv or whatever, and the battery drains pretty fast.

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All I have is a breath of the wild blue/branded case and I think I've used it once since I don't travel with mine, and aside from that, just the pro controller.  I haven't seen a need for anything at all otherwise other than maybe the flip grip IF I ever decided I wanted enough games to justify that buy.  Well there is that 128MB memory card I added, but I was thinking more accessory than storage but it counts.

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