Five Amazing - And Cheap - AmazonBasics Accessories For Your Nintendo Switch

Check out these AmazonBasics stuff that won't break your bank.
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Check out five of AmazonBasics' best peripherals for the Nintendo Switch. Amazon

While there are a ton of peripherals and accessories for consoles and PC, not all of them are what everyone might consider affordable. In fact, many players go for budget brands, given that they tend to have most basic functions that one expects to find with a peripheral, but without the sometimes-hefty price tag that goes along with it.

For smart buyers who often want to make the most of what they’re paying for, it’s beneficial to look past some of the better-known brands. The past few years have seen the rise of Amazon’s very own offerings for anything and everything under the sun – including, of course, your peripherals and various accessories for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC and all things related to gaming.

If you’re looking to get a real budget build going, and want to spend less on things like controllers, headsets, and other gaming accessories for your Nintendo Switch, then it may be worth checking out these amazing AmazonBasics peripherals for the console.

AmazonBasics Charging Station for Nintendo Switch Joy-con Controllers

AmazonBasics Charging Station for Nintendo Switch Joy-con Controllers
AmazonBasics Charging Station for Nintendo Switch Joy-con Controllers Photo: Amazon

Any Switch user will know how important it is to keep their set of Joy-cons always juiced up and ready to go. Sure, this may not be as big of a problem in handheld mode, but if you’re using the Switch as your home console it’s annoying to not have the Joy-cons fully charged when you need them. You can opt into buying more expensive chargers, but for a fraction of the price AmazonBasics has its own line of charging stations that lets you charge up to two pairs of Joy-cons – or four Joy-con controllers – at any given time. This is a must if you have more than one pair lying around, as you can easily keep your controllers topped up in between playing.

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This AmazonBasics charging station can charge all four controllers in about 3.5 to 4 hours, which is pretty fast considering the price you pay for it. It also has four individual LED indicators, a red light means the Joy-con is charging and it changes to green when it’s fully charged. The unit also comes with neat features like over-current and over-voltage protection for your peace of mind, as well as an anti-slip base with four rubber feet for additional stability on most surface areas.

AmazonBasics Charging Dock for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

AmazonBasics Charging Dock for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
AmazonBasics Charging Dock for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Photo: Amazon

With the recent issues surfacing around faulty Nintendo Joy-cons, a lot of Switch players have begun turning to the more traditional Pro Controller for their playing needs. Of course, since this peripheral operates on wireless technology and uses internal batteries, you will eventually need to charge it. When you do, AmazonBasics has a reasonably-price charging dock for the Switch Pro controller. Like charging docks for both the Xbox One and DualShock 4 controllers, this one is especially made with the Pro Controller’s specs and needs in mind.

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This charging dock can fully recharge one Switch Pro Controller running on empty in less than 4.5 hours. That’s surprisingly decent, given that this is a third-party dock, and is sure to keep your gaming sessions running more smoothly. The dock also utilizes over-current, over-voltage and SC protection for smart charging purposes, with a built-in LED indicator that shows you if the controller is currently charging (red) or is fully charged (green). The dock comes with a USB cable measuring 2.6ft, giving you plenty of leeway as to placement in your entertainment system.

AmazonBasics Grip Kit for Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controllers

AmazonBasics Grip Kit for Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controllers
AmazonBasics Grip Kit for Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controllers Photo: Amazon

Using a single Joy-con can be a bit difficult if you don’t have the hands for it. Fortunately, there are options for buying custom grips for single Joy-cons that transform them into a more traditional controller that is easier to use. AmazonBasics also carries these grips, and for a fraction of the price you can get started on better ergonomic designs for your Joy-cons while still retaining its core functions. The grips come in different colors as well, which is pretty important for those who want to keep aesthetics in mind.

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The grip kit includes two controller grips, one for each Joy-con. It also comes with two thumb stick grips, which should help you move the thumbsticks easier as well. The ergonomic design is just right for any hand size, providing maximum comfort for longer gaming sessions. The grip’s design also allows access to all of the Joy-con buttons for a traditional kind of gameplay experience. It’s also made out of extremely durable ABS material for decent protection and resilience from everyday wear and scratches.

AmazonBasics Playstand for Nintendo Switch

AmazonBasics Playstand for Nintendo Switch
AmazonBasics Playstand for Nintendo Switch Photo: Amazon

One of the few caveats that came with the original Nintendo Switch was that the tabletop experience isn't as smooth as what was expected. The built-in kickstand at the back of the console works just fine, but in the process, it blocks off the USB-C port at the bottom, meaning that you can not charge the Switch while playing it atop a surface. For those cases, AmazonBasics also has a solution with this simple playstand that elevates your Switch while you game on a tabletop – the result is that you can prop the console while still allowing a way for you to connect it to a power source.

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The playstand also holds the Switch upright, with several adjustable viewing angles for a more comfortable viewing experience. The overall height is decent, and will allow a USB-C to pass through for charging even on a tabletop. In addition to these features, you can also get better ventilation with this playstand, as the elevation promotes better airflow through the vents below the console. The playstand is also fully collapsible and features a lightweight design for better portability, with non-skid rubber feet to keep the thing steady across a number of surfaces.

AmazonBasics Hard Shell Travel and Storage Case for Nintendo Switch

AmazonBasics Hard Shell Travel and Storage Case for Nintendo Switch
AmazonBasics Hard Shell Travel and Storage Case for Nintendo Switch Photo: Amazon

A Switch unit won’t be complete without a decent storage bag to put everything in. While some may be content with a thin and smaller-sized carrying bag that just allows for carrying the main console, a pair of Joy-cons, and a few cartridges, it makes more sense to have a full-sized travel case for those instances where you know you’ll be playing with a number of other people, possibly at a friend’s house. AmazonBasics has you covered for those situations, as you can get a relatively inexpensive hard-shell travel and storage case for your Nintendo Switch.

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This travel and storage solution for the Nintendo Switch is a complete package, fitting the console, dock, cables (both HDMI and the AC adapter), Joy-con controllers and the Joy-con grip. The foam-padded interior keeps your entire Switch package safe from knocks and bruises during transport, while the durable hard shell on the outside provides the ultimate protection from various elements. It’s also very discreet and simple, coming in a textured black color with a rubberized carry handle to keep some strain off your hands while carrying.

So, what do you think? Which of these AmazonBasics peripherals will you be picking up? Let us know and stay tuned for more recommendations from us for the best deals on the best things in gaming, from peripherals and hardware, to toys and various accessories.

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