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The best Nintendo Switch Lite cases and accessories for 2020

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As a dedicated handheld, the Nintendo Switch Lite is meant to be played on the road, whether you're catching 'em all in Pokémon Sword and Shield or building a masterpiece in Super Mario Maker 2. With that in mind, you'll want to check out the best Nintendo Switch Lite accessories for keeping your console safe, stylish and fully charged on the road.

Fortunately, there are plenty of dedicated Switch Lite accessories available, from cases and screen protectors built for the Switch Lite's smaller design to play stands that you can use to enjoy the handheld console in tabletop mode. 

And you certainly shouldn't be taking The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening or Untitled Goose Game on the road without a microSD card, a pair of headphones and one of our best portable charger picks. 

Here are the best Switch Lite accessories and cases for making the most of Nintendo's new dedicated handheld. 

Hori Dual USB PlayStand

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1. Hori Dual USB PlayStand

Charges while you play
Two USB ports for controllers
Works with Switch and Switch Lite
AC adapter not included

Hori's Dual USB PlayStand solves one of the Switch Lite's biggest problems: the lack of a kickstand for tabletop-mode play. This play stand not only props up your Switch Lite for on-the-go multiplayer, but also packs two USB ports for connecting your Switch controllers of choice. It can also charge your Switch Lite, though you'll have to provide your own AC adapter. The Dual USB PlayStand works with the standard Switch as well.

Anker PowerCore 20100 Nintendo Switch Edition

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2. Anker PowerCore 20100

Light weight
Up to 7 days of charging
Two USB-A ports

The Switch Lite is designed exclusively to be played on the go, and while the system promises 3 to 7 hours of battery life, you'll need more than that if you want to power through Breath of the Wild on a long flight. The Anker PowerCore 20100 is the best portable charger, adding up to 15 hours of extra battery life to the Switch while delivering up to 2.5 full charges. This gadget is ideal for Switch owners, but also makes a great charger for your smartphone, tablet or any other USB device.

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3. Heatfun Grip for Nintendo Switch Lite

Ergonomic design
Easy to attach
Somewhat cheap design

If the Switch Lite feels too small for your hands, or you just want the handheld to feel more like a proper controller, Heatfun's Switch Lite grip is worth checking out. This lightweight add-on provides two large, comfortable hand grips, and is designed to easily pop on and off of your Switch Lite. It comes in black, turquoise, yellow and gray variations, making it easy to match it with your Switch Lite or mix things up with a cool pattern.

Heatfun grip for Nintendo Switch Lite
This handy grip allows you to enjoy more ergonomic controls on your Switch LiteView Deal

PDP Switch Deluxe Travel Case Elite Edition

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4. PDP Switch Deluxe Travel Case Elite Edition

Stores up to 14 games
Works with Switch and Switch Lite
Durable EVA design
Not as sturdy as a hard case

You should never take your Switch on the road without a protective case, and PDP's Switch Deluxe Travel Case Elite Edition is one of the most stylish and feature-packed options we've seen at this price. This sleek EVA case includes optional cushions for your Switch Lite (the case also fits a standard Switch), has room for 14 game cartridges and sports a large internal pouch for storing a multitude of accessories. The Elite version of the case bears a subtle Switch logo, while the Pikachu and Poke Ball editions let you show off your Pokemon pride while still looking cool. 

PDP Switch Deluxe Travel Case Elite Edition
PDP Nintendo Switch Deluxe Travel Case Elite Edition, 500-152 - Nintendo SwitchView Deal

SanDisk microSDXC Card for Nintendo Switch

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5. SanDisk microSDXC Card for Nintendo Switch

Relatively inexpensive
Adds up to 256GB for digital games
Transfer rates up to 100MB/s

If you buy your games digitally, your Switch Lite's 32GB of internal storage is going to fill up fast with the wealth of great AAA and indie games available on the eShop. Most microSD cards will work on the Switch Lite, but we recommend SanDisk's microSDXC series for getting the most storage for your buck. You can get 128GB of extra space for about $24, while a whopping 256GB card will run you only about $53. SanDisk's card even comes in a branded Nintendo variation sporting the iconic yellow Super Star.

SanDisk 128GB microSDXC UHS-I card for Nintendo Switch
Nintendo-licensed memory card for the Nintendo Switch systemView Deal

Hori Duraflexi Protector

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6. Hori Duraflexi Protector

Inexpensive 
Flexible, transparent design
Not as much protection as hard case

This flexible TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) case is built to protect your Switch Lite from drops, dirt, and everyday wear and tear, while its clear material won't cover up your system's yellow, turquoise or black design. Hori's officially licensed Duraflexi protective shell will also give your hands some extra grip when you're gaming on the road. 

Hori flexible TPU protector 
Nintendo Switch Lite DuraFlexi Protector (Clear) By HORIView Deal

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7. WaterField Switch Lite Slip Case

Premium design
Allows for in-case charging
Two interior pockets
Pricey
Game holder sold separately

If you want a Switch Lite case that's unassuming enough to bring into a business meeting, WaterField's Switch Lite Slip Case should do the trick. Available in a variety of professional-looking designs including brown waxed canvas and crimson with black leather, this high-end case has a plush internal lining for keeping your system scratch free as well as two internal pockets for games and accessories. You can even keep the Switch Lite in this case while you charge it over USB-C. 

WaterField Slip Case for Nintendo Switch Lite

This high-end case will keep your Switch Lite both protected and stylish.View Deal

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8. SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless

Excellent wireless connectivity
Compatibility with almost everything
Decent sound for gaming and music
Comfortable fit
No elastic headband

As the first headset to offer wireless USB-C connectivity for Nintendo Switch, the SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless was practically made for the Switch Lite. This excellent $99 gaming headset allows you to enjoy instant wireless gaming sound via a handy USB dongle, and offers 20 hours of battery life for binging games on a long trip. The Arctis 1 Wireless also packs the same advanced audio drivers as SteelSeries' higher-end headsets, meaning you'll have no problem getting immersed in some Zelda no matter where you are.

SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless
All-platform gaming headset for Nintendo SwitchView Deal

amFilm Tempered-Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch

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9. amFilm Tempered-Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch

Thin, transparent design
Doesn't interfere with touch controls
Known issues with some models

amFilm makes one of the most popular Nintendo Switch screen protectors around, and now the company is bringing that same dependable protection to the Switch Lite. This inexpensive add-on gets you three screen protectors, each of which is 0.3mm thin, scratch- and fingerprint-resistant, and 99.9% transparent to ensure maximum clarity while protecting your Switch Lite's display. You'll also get wet wipes and a cleaning cloth.

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch Lite
3-pk screen protector specifically designed for Nintendo Switch LiteView Deal

Hori Slim Tough Pouch

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10. Hori Slim Tough Pouch

Fun colors that match Switch Lite
Includes game storage
Not as sturdy as a hard case

If you want a Switch Lite case that's small and stylish but that will still keep your console safe, the Hori Slim Tough Pouch is a solid option. This no-frills, semihard case is small enough to fit in just about any bag, and it sports internal storage for games and accessories. This case also offers a striking blue color option as well as standard black, perfect for matching your turquoise or black Switch Lite. 

Hori Slim Tough Pouch
Nintendo Switch Lite Slim Tough Pouch (Blue) By HORIView Deal