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The best Nintendo Switch Lite accessories and cases for 2020

The best Nintendo Switch Lite accessories
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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, or one of our best headphones and one of our best portable charger picks. 

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

Best Nintendo Switch Lite accessories - 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.

Best Nintendo Switch Lite accessories - 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 solid portable charger that provides15 hours of extra battery life to the Switch while also 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.

Best Nintendo Switch Lite accessories - TiMOVO Grip for Nintendo Switch Lite

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3. TiMOVO 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, TiMOVO Grip for Nintendo 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.

Best Nintendo Switch Lite accessories - Orzly Carry Case for Nintendo Switch Lite

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4. Orzly Carry Case for Nintendo Switch Lite

Stores up to 8 games
Durable EVA design
Micro-fibre screen cover
Only suitable for Switch Lite

You should never take your Switch on the road without a protective case, and Orzly Carry Case for Nintendo Switch Lite 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, has room for 8 game cartridges and sports a large internal pouch for storing a multitude of accessories. 

Best Nintendo Switch Lite accessories - 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 the best Nintendo Switch 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 $28, 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.

Best Nintendo Switch Lite accessories - 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. 

Best Nintendo Switch Lite accessories - WaterField Switch Lite Slip Case

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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. 

Best Nintendo Switch Lite accessories - SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless

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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.

Best Nintendo Switch Lite accessories - amFilm Tempered-Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch

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9. amFilm Tempered-Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch Lite

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.

Best Nintendo Switch Lite accessories - 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. 

How to choose the best Nintendo Switch Lite accessories for you 

Thanks to the surging popularity of both the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch Lite, there’s a bountiful amount of accessories for both the consoles. The handheld nature of the Switch Lite means you don’t have to worry about accessories that will work with or complement the main console’s docking station, so that makes such selection a little easier. 

You can, of course, buy a whole range of accessories and use them as you see fit. But you might want to be careful with your money or keep only a collection of useful accessories rather than extra things you might only use once in a while. 

So it would be sensible to first decide how you use Nintendo’s latest handheld console when it comes to selecting the best Nintendo Switch Lite accessories.

For starters do you use your Switch Lite a lot when you’re commuting? If the answer is yes, then a solid travel case and an extra battery pack, like the above Anker PowerCore 20100, makes a lot of sense. And the same could be said for having an extra microSD storage card in order to boost your Switch Lite’s internal storage and thus avoid having to swap game cards when on the move. 

If you prefer to uses your Switch Lite from the comfort of your home, then something like a charging stand or the TiMOVO Grip listed above might be good for you. These accessories can make gaming on the Switch Lite that little bit more enjoyable without need to spend a fortune on them. 

One other thing to look for is if the accessory you’re after has the ‘Official Nintendo Licenced Product’ badge, as that’s pretty much a guarantee that you have one of the best Nintendo Switch Lite accessories available.