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If your priority is to play games on the go, Nintendo Switch Lite is your best choice. It provides a better battery than the original Nintendo Switch, while improving portability through a smaller form factor and a permanently connected controller. All of this, and the cost is much lower. Of course, for the console you want to take with you, you need some accessories, from protectors and casings to extra storage space or spare batteries.
Some of the best Nintendo Switch accessories can still be used with Nintendo Switch Lite, so you don’t have to worry about needing a special storage solution to save all your games on your device. And, fortunately, there are many affordable protective sleeve options that can help you protect your Nintendo Switch Lite anytime, anywhere. The following are the convenient accessories that we think are best for your Nintendo Switch Lite.
The portability of Nintendo Switch Lite is one of its main assets, and you don’t have to sacrifice this to protect it on the go. The Nintendo Switch Lite Carrying Case + Screen Protector provides you with protection in this regard. It increases the minimum size by being close to the size of the Switch Lite itself, while providing 360-degree protection.
Open the box and you can slide the Switch Lite into it. Although it is compact, it provides additional storage space and allows you to carry a series of game cassettes. The product also includes a screen protector that can be attached to your Switch Lite. This fact is just a nice little bonus.
If you don’t mind the extra bulk when you carry your Nintendo Switch Lite with you, the ButterFox Switch Lite carrying case is a good choice. The protective case provides a sturdy case to protect your Switch Lite and other internal accessories from drops and scratches.
When it comes to other accessories, this case provides considerable space and uses it cleverly. Two organizer layers provide slots for 19 game cassettes and two microSD cards. They double as a protective layer and buffer on the screen to prevent other accessories from pressing the Switch Lite controls. The mesh bag can hold a charging cable, earplugs, or even an ordinary power bank. All these and cases are still surprisingly affordable.
Although the Nintendo Switch is designed to be next to your TV and sometimes to live with you on the road, Switch Lite is a true traveler. However, this makes it more susceptible to damage in the wild. It’s amazing how much difference it can make by just wrapping it with a little plastic. Hori DuraFlexi Protector covers the sides and back of Switch Lite with flexible TPU, which can absorb shocks for portable consoles.
The protective case will not cover the design of your Switch Lite, because it is transparent. It even has convenient cutouts to ensure that you can easily access all the Switch Lite ports when the sleeve is open. You will even get some extra grip due to the materials used. And, if the impressively low price raises any concerns about quality, it is worth noting that the DuraFlexi protector has been officially licensed by Nintendo.
Sometimes we will abandon Nintendo Switch. This is a fact in life. When we do this, we want to make sure that it will return to normal, and this is where a really solid shell can come into play. The Orzly Grip case is ready to put your Nintendo Switch Lite in a protective embrace, covering all directions.
The Orzly Grip case only adds 25 grams of weight to your Switch Lite, so you don’t have to stop calling it Lite just because you tuck it into this case. What you get from the box is far more important than its weight. It covers the front, back and sides of the rubber sleeve to protect the device from collisions and scratches, while also allowing your hands to grip more. Orzly even added some thicker handles on the side to make up for the lack of ergonomic design around the Switch Lite controls. The kit also provides a protective cover to prevent wear of the thumbstick. You can choose various colors for this situation or choose a clear model.
The Nintendo Switch Lite has a plastic screen like its console brother, which means it is easily scratched, and you need a screen protector to prevent any damage. There are a lot of Switch Lite screen protectors on the market, but amFilm’s tempered glass screen protectors are my most trusted.
amFilm made my favorite screen protector for the original Switch, so I fully believe that Switch Lite’s screen protector is equally good. This special Switch Lite screen protector is made of tempered glass, which is hardly scratched like plastic, and it will give your PDA the smooth, high-quality glass screen you should have from the beginning. This also happens to be a three-piece package, so you will have enough screen protectors to use as a replacement in the next few years.
Don’t let your hands be affected by the small controls and grip of Nintendo Switch Lite. You can use Satisfye’s grips to upgrade your grip. This accessory slides directly onto your Switch Lite and adds two palm fins for your hands to really grasp. This can help your thumb have more room to move, especially when reaching for the arrow keys or right thumb stick.
We like this version of the controller for the full-size Nintendo Switch (read our review), so it’s great to see a model for the smaller Switch Lite.
If you want to build a healthy game series on Nintendo Switch Lite, you need to make sure there is enough space to accommodate them. The SanDisk 128GB Ultra drive is a useful option because it can provide enough space for your game library for only $20. If you think you need more space, you can buy a larger version, or you can wait and get a second to split your library on multiple drives.
The SanDisk 128GB Ultra microSD card has not only the space you need to play games, but also the speed. The card provides a read speed of 120MB/s. This helps ensure that you don’t wait and waste precious battery life while waiting for the game to load.
Nintendo Switch Lite has enough batteries to handle even long commutes. However, if you know that there will be a long day without a power outlet, it’s okay to have a little extra power. Anker makes many of the best portable chargers you can get, and this charger is tailor-made for Nintendo Switch.
This charger has been officially licensed, and its 13,400mAh battery pack can provide you with hours of extra playback time. With two available ports, you can even charge a second device (such as a smartphone or tablet).
Nintendo Switch Lite’s lack of Bluetooth support may be a disadvantage, but you can use this wireless gaming headset to solve this problem. SteelSeries Arcits 1 (read our review) is one of the best gaming headsets you can get, and it’s even better because it can work wirelessly with Nintendo Switch.
It uses a USB-C dongle that can be plugged into the bottom of the Switch to achieve a wireless connection to provide a delay-free and lossless audio connection. You can also use a wired connection. There is nothing better than this versatility. The price tag of less than $100 makes it a sought-after item.
When Nintendo omitted Bluetooth support for Bluetooth earbuds and wireless headsets, it really did not recognize the era of Switch and Switch Light. Fortunately, there are workarounds like GuliKut Route Air Pro. This small kit allows you to use your favorite Bluetooth audio device to get up and running, and when we say very little, we say very little.
GuliKut Route Air Pro is an ultra-compact small dongle that can be inserted into the bottom of your switch and is largely flush with the bottom of the device. It also includes a miniature microphone that can be plugged into the Switch Lite headphone jack. After plugging in the adapter, you can pair it with up to two audio devices, and even transmit audio to them at the same time. The adapter supports aptX for higher quality audio, and also supports aptX LL to reduce the audio delay that is essential for gaming.
Nintendo Switch Lite may have a pair of integrated controllers, but they lack many special features of Nintendo Joy-Cons. By pairing these wireless controllers with your handheld computer, you will get high-definition rumble and infrared and motion sensors, while certain games such as 1-2-Switch and Arms need to run properly.
As portable as the Nintendo Switch Lite, we can’t imagine it will be too comfortable to hold for hours, even a pair of Joy-Con plugged into the charging handle. This is why users should choose the Switch Pro controller (read our review) for long games at home or on the go. This more traditional controller is not only easier to hold, but also has better triggers and bumpers, while providing you with high-definition rumble and motion control.
Like most smartphones and tablets, Nintendo Switch Lite provides a display with touch input. Sometimes, the finger is not always the ideal tool for this job. Your fingers may leave grease and grease on the display, which become more difficult to see and require more cleaning over time, and your hands may hinder your performance.
So, if you plan to play a lot of games centered on touch input on Nintendo Switch Lite, such as Scribblenauts Showdown, the stylus will come in handy. Adonit Mark is an economical stylus that can record like a finger on a touch screen, but does not leave the same residue as your finger. Since the Adonit Mark has a mesh nib, it is also more durable than some soft silicone nibs you might find over time. Since the display of the Nintendo Switch Lite is responsible for recording touches, the Adonit Mark also does not require any power supply, making it a portable companion to the portable Switch Lite.
The most important thing to remember when purchasing Switch Lite accessories is that all accessories designed for the original Switch may not be suitable for Nintendo’s new handheld system. Switch Lite is just a different system, it has a smaller size, integrated controller, lack of motion and infrared sensors.
The case and battery case of the instance will be too large, and although the Switch Lite is suitable, it may be mixed with all the extra space inside. The same thing applies to screen protectors, unless you are going to cut them off with a box opening knife or some kind of knife, otherwise they are too big for the Switch Lite’s smaller display.
Unfortunately, most (if not all) Labo Nintendo products are not available for Nintendo Switch Lite. Since the scale of the system is slightly different and the controller cannot be separated, this is especially true for any Labo components designed to individually fix the screen (such as the Labo VR kit or Labo Piano).
Although you can use other Labo kits, such as Vehicle Kit, the situation is different because you cannot connect Switch Lite to the TV.
Kevin Lee is the hardware and review editor for IGN.Follow him on twitter @baggingspam
Mark Knapp is a regular contributor to IGN and irregular tweets on Twitter @Techn0Mark
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