Best Nintendo Switch OLED accessories – June 2023

The Nintendo Switch OLED is great all on its own but for the best experience there are some accessories that all Switch OLED owners should consider. While some are simply nice-to-haves, others are absolute must-haves.

Whether you play your Switch OLED in handheld mode or while docked, or both, these accessories can help ensure you not only protect your Switch OLED, but also play it more comfortably, and just with more convenience and enjoyment. Most of these will also work for the regular Nintendo Switch. So if you don’t have an OLED, not to worry.

Also worth noting is that there are tons of other great Switch accessories out there, these are just what we found to be the best and most useful ones.

Best Nintendo Switch OLED accessories

Accessory Price Where to buy
SanDisk Extreme Plus microSD card (512GB) $79.99 Best Buy
ZAGG InvisibleShield Glass+ Defense Screen Protector $34.99 Best Buy
tomtoc Slim Carrying Case $24.99 Amazon
SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless $179.99 Best Buy
PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock $22.99 Best Buy
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller $69.99 Best Buy
Hori Split Pad Pro Handheld Controller $49.99 Best Buy
KontrolFreek Turbo Thumb Grips for Joy-Con $22.88 Amazon
Skull & Co. NeoGrip $22.99 Amazon
GENKI Global Convert Dock $69.99 Amazon

SanDisk Extreme Plus microSD card (512GB)

SanDisk Extreme Plus

You can probably skate by for a while without a microSD card for your Switch OLED. Especially if you’re buying most of your games in their physical cart form. But sooner or later, you may end up wanting to download some games digitally. This is where the microSD card comes in handy.

There are lots of options out there but you don’t want to skimp on a microSD card. Not only do you want one with fast read and write speeds to ensure quicker load times and smoother gameplay, but you want one that won’t be poor quality. The last thing you want is for it suddenly break on you. That’s why we’re recommending the SanDisk Extreme Plus. It has read speeds of up to 200MB/s, and write speeds of up to 140MB/s. More than capable for the Switch and Switch OLED.

This card also comes in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB sizes. So you have options for how much space you want or need. Of course we think it’s always better to have more than not enough. You could always go for the Nintendo co-branded SanDisk cards as well, but you may find them to more expensive than these non-branded ones. So these are just a better value. Hands down a good microSD card is one of the best accessories you could pick up for the Nintendo Switch and Switch OLED.

SanDisk Extreme Plus microSD card

ZAGG InvisibleShield Glass+ Defense Screen Protector

ZAGG InvisibleShield Glass Defense Screen Protector

With portable devices that come with a display, it’s always an excellent idea to protect that display as best you can. That’s why we’re recommending this ZAGG InvisibleShield Glass+ screen protector for the Switch OLED.

In fact this is probably the first accessory you should buy. Or at the very least, some form of glass screen protector for the device. It doesn’t necessarily have to be this one, although we do feel this is the best one you can get. You just want something to protect that beautiful Switch OLED display from scratches and scuffs. This will do the job. It also comes with a smudge resistant coating and it’s super simple to apply.

Absolutely one of the best Nintendo Switch OLED accessories. That being said, this particular screen protector only works with the Switch OLED. But ZAGG does offer a version for the normal Switch as well.

ZAGG InvisibleShield Glass+ Defense Screen Protector

tomtoc Slim Carrying Case

tomtoc Slim Carrying Case for Nintendo Switch OLED

  • Price: $24.99
  • Where to buy: Amazon

If you plan to take your Nintendo Switch OLED with you outside of the home, you want a carrying case. We absolutely love this one from tomtoc for its slim and stylish design, but also for its utility. The fact that it’s slim means it’s easy to stuff into a backpack or bag pocket without taking up too much space. And if you don’t have a backpack or bag that you’re bringing with you, the case also has a carry handle.

Beyond that, you’ll get a nice snug (but not too snug) fit for the Switch OLED and the normal Switch, along with extra space for the Joy-Con joy sticks and buttons. Additionally, it has space for 10 physical game carts and the case is military standard drop tested, with a spill resistant coating. Plus it comes in loads of color options like white, black, and a range of new gradient colors. It’s one of the best Nintendo Switch OLED accessories and one of the cases for the console in general. So good we also recommend the Steam Deck version that tomtoc makes.

tomtoc Slim Carrying Case

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless

There’s a few reasons why this is an excellent headset worth your consideration for the Nintendo Switch OLED, not the least of which is the comfort. It also provides great audio quality and most importantly, lag-free audio thanks to the 2.4GHz USB-C dongle.

Simply plug that dongle into the Switch’s USB-C port and enjoy a lag-free connection. Or if you like, the headset works with Bluetooth as well and you could simply connect it that way.

Additional features include 360-degree spatial audio, multi-platform compatibility with PC, PlayStation, and mobile, and a 38-hour battery life. While something like the Arctis 1 Wireless would also work, this is quite a bit more comfortable and has better battery life. So if can get past the extra $80 in price, it’s worth it.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless

PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock

PowerA Joy Con Charging Dock

If you only have one pair of Joy-Con controllers, then you can easily just charge them by connecting to them to the console and then docking the console. But, if your console dock is broken or you have more than one pair of Joy-Con controllers that you want to keep charged up, this Joy-Con charging dock from PowerA is an invaluable accessory to have and one of the best accessories for the Nintendo Switch OLED.

It charges up to four Joy-Con controllers at the same time too. So if you have even more of them, you can easily top them up on power. The base is weighted so it stays in place and the dock isn’t terribly expensive. An excellent pickup for sure.

PowerA JoyCon Charging Dock

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller 1

There’s more than one pro controller out there for the Switch, but quite honestly it’s hard to justify anything other than the official Pro Switch controller from Nintendo. While there are some other good ones out there, like the Fusion Pro controller for Switch from PowerA. But that controller is more expensive and doesn’t include things like the HD rumble haptics or the NFC support. Which means no use of Amiibos.

When it comes down to it, the official Switch Pro controller is still your best bet if you want something wireless. Whether you’re playing in docked mode or in the tabletop mode, the Switch Pro controller is a much more comfortable option (especially for longer sessions) than the Joy-Cons.

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Hori Split Pad Pro Handheld Controller

Hori Split Pad Pro

Probably one of the single best accessories for the Nintendo Switch OLED and the regular model is the Hori Split Pad Pro. This is an officially licensed accessory, and it’s a full size controller for the console while in handheld mode. Unfortunately it doesn’t support HD rumble or the motion controls, and it doesn’t support NFC which means no use of Amiibos. But it is a lot more comfortable to use when playing the Switch in handheld mode than the Joy-Con controllers.

It has larger grips, larger joysticks, a full size actual d-pad, and turbo functionality in addition to remappable rear triggers. It also comes in multiple colors.

Hori Split Pad Pro

KontrolFreek Turbo Thumb Grips for Joy-Con

KontrolFreek Turbo Thumb Grips for Joy Con

  • Price: $22.88
  • Where to buy: Amazon

If you like the Joy-Con controllers and prefer to use them, you may want to consider the Turbo Thumb Grips for the Joy-Con controllers from KontrolFreek. The Joy-Con controllers are great, and they certainly look nicer than alternative options for handheld mode. But in all honesty the thumbsticks could be a little more comfortable.

These thumb grips for the Joy-Con controllers really help quite a bit to provide more comfort and some additional anti-slip. They’re also high-rise for better control. Plus they’re not too expensive.

Turbo Thumb Grips for Joy-Con

Skull & Co. NeoGrip

Skull Co NeoGrip

  • Price: $22.99
  • Where to buy: Amazon

A really cool accessory that some people may not know about is the NeoGrip from Skull & Co. It’s an ergonomic hard shell that you can slide the Nintendo Switch into while the Joy-Con controllers are attached, so you get extra grip from the NeoGrip but can still use the Joy-Con controllers. We love this thing with the Turbo Thumb Grips above for a really comfortable handheld gaming experience.

This model of the NeoGrip also works with both the Nintendo Switch OLED and the regular Nintendo Switch, and there’s even a cutout space so you can use the Switch OLED’s kickstand with this thing on. It also comes with three different grip styles so you can find one that suits you best. And, it even works with the Switch OLED dock. So you don’t have to take it off when you dock the console. If you play a lot in handheld mode, definitely consider this accessory for your collection.

Skull & Co. NeoGrip

GENKI Global Convert Dock

GENKI Global Convert Dock

  • Price: $69.99
  • Where to buy: Amazon

Last but certainly not least, we have the Global Convert Dock from GENKI. This is an absolute must-have accessory if you travel or take the Switch with you places often that have a TV or monitor.

It’s essentially your Switch and Switch OLED dock but in a compact formfactor. Simply plug the wall adapter into an available outlet, then plug in the USB-C cable to the Switch itself to charge it, and plug an HDMI cable into the dock and the other into the TV or monitor. And boom, you’re playing your Switch OLED in docked mode without the dock itself. There’s even a USB-A port for plugging in an accessory.

This particular version is the Global model which comes with three additional regional adapters. We highly recommend this one if you ever plan to play the Switch OLED or the regular Switch away from home in docked mode. Because it’s a lot easier to carry this around then the dock and associated cables.

GENKI Global Convert Dock