Blogging live to you and yours! Once again it’s your boy TWOTALL4UFOOL. With the Nintendo Switch gaining a lot of momentum being named as the fastest selling console in U.S. history there are a lot of consumers out there looking to get one. But for being the first hybrid console that you can take with you wherever you go you should be aware of the accessories out there. Some of these accessories are a must have and others of them you don’t necessarily need to have, but they should be considered depending upon how you want to play your Switch. I cover these accessories in this post.
- The console itself.
Ok so you want a Nintendo Switch. Obviously the first thing you should do is go out and buy one. Now there options out there. From grey, to blue, to red you can get your Switch with different colored joy-cons. The joy-cons are the controllers that are on each side of the tablet. There is a left joy-con and a right joy-con. You take them off of the tablet unit and connect them to a controller grip to make one controller when you want to play in dock mode (in front of your TV). Then you can put them back on the tablet when you want to take the Switch on the go or play it in handheld mode. Aside from the different colored joy-cons there are bundle packs that you can get which come with a game. These will be more in price then the console by itself since it is coming with a game. Here are links to a few bundle packs. Bundle packs do vary by the way.
- A screen protector.
Now that you got your console you are gonna need a screen protector. It will be one of the first accessories aside from the console you’re gonna need. If you use a screen protector for your smartphone device then do the same for your Switch. If you don’t it will get a lot of smudges and possibly scratches. Especially if you are playing back and forth between dock mode and handheld mode a lot. And I wouldn’t get a cheap screen protector either. My recommendation is the Zagg InvisibleShield. They may be on the more expensive side but I’ve used them for every smartphone I’ve ever had and they are top notch quality. And if you are at your local mall and go to their kiosk they will put it on for you which works for me great because I’m bad at putting on screen protectors. Amazon has a few cheaper alternatives but which ever one you choose make sure you do your research and you make sure you are not getting a piece of junk.
Here’s one of the best rated screen protectors I’ve seen on Amazon:
amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)
- A micro sd card
Now I know what you’re thinking. Why must we get this? Well the Nintendo Switch only has 32GB of hard drive storage. Well really about 25 because of the operating system. You don’t have to get this right away but if you are going to play titles such as NBA 2K18, L.A. Noire, and Doom you are gonna need one. The good news they aren’t as expensive as they used to be. I would recommend a 128GB micro sd card. That way it’s more than enough space and you don’t have to worry deleting games right away if you are gonna get full. You can get one for less than $50 at Target. Whatever you do don’t buy the Nintendo Switch labeled one. They are ripping you off and it’s no different than the one I have posted in the link below. Don’t let Nintendo steal your money like that.
- Nintendo Switch Travel Case
These come in different skins. It can either be plain/generic or of some kind of design. But most of them are all the same. You are going to need some kind of travel case if you plan on taking this on the go with you. It can hold a lot of games and your Switch fits in it perfectly. Here is the one I have once again you can get it in a design if you wish.
You can also get one that can fit your dock, hdmi cable, power supply, and a controller. Perfect for if you travel a lot.
- An additional controller
I like the joy-cons when I’m using the Switch in handheld mode. But when it is docked I prefer to use an actual controller. The joy-cons and the grip is cool but the buttons are kind of small and with me having big hands and fingers it just doesn’t feel right. So I would recommend getting a Switch Pro Controller. It feels great and the battery life lasts up to 40 hours. Much longer the Dualshock 4. And it supports USB Type-C. You can also find wired controllers too with different game designs on the controllers as well. There are even 3rd party controllers you can use but I’ll get more into that in another blog.
The Switch does have a kickstand in the back of it but it’s not very durable. And with the charging port on the bottom of the tablet you can’t really charge it while you are using it. A much better option would be to buy a PlayStand. It’s sits the tablet up higher and you can charge it for convenience. I don’t have one myself but may look to get one later on. They are pretty affordable wherever you decide to buy it.
- Portable Battery
Now if you plan on using it on the go this makes perfect sense. There are a lot of good options out there if you want to use an extended battery. It’s up to you in terms of how much you are willing to spend. You should be able to get a good one for about $40. They come with a kickstand of their own, a battery light indicator, and you can charge it even if you are using the kickstand. They range from 5800-10000mAh. To the looks of it I think Zover and Antank have the best ones. Do your research and see which one is right for you.
There are more accessories out there such as chargable grips for your joy cons and an additional dock with a hdmi cord, and power supply. Those aren’t must haves but they can be convenient for you however you want to play. Especially the additional dock if you travel a lot. You can put it in a deluxe carry case and not have to worry about connecting and disconnecting it from your main TV. As for the chargable grips don’t forget they joy cons will charge when they are dock to your switch. I would only recommend this if you plan on getting additional joy-cons. That looks more like a money grabber if you ask me.
- Now for the games!
There are a lot of gaming choices for the Switch both 1st party and 3rd party. A good chunk of the 3rd party games are ports but if you haven’t played them don’t forget you can take this on the go with you. Here’s my list of games you must have.
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- MarioKart 8 Deluxe
- Super Mario Odyssey
If not all three of them you should have at least one of them. These are games I feel are underrated and you shouldn’t sleep on.
- Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle
- Splatoon 2
And now these are games not to get for the console.
- 1 2 Switch
- Monopoly for Nintendo Switch
- WWE 2K18
1 2 Switch should’ve been a throw in game for FREE! It utilizes the motion controls and I think it’s just Nintendo’s attempt to try to recreate what they had with Wii Sports. It’s not fun unless you are playing with another person. If you really do want it find it for cheap. Monopoly for Nintendo Switch is unplayable online and you can’t customize your own boards. I was disappointed with that one. WWE 2K18 was rushed and not finished. As a result unplayable. Buy it on another platform.
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