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The best Nintendo Switch cases: Protect your Switch in style

You can get a case to protect your Switch while playing, a carrying case to pack it up safely while travelling, or both.
June 7, 2021
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If you spend a lot of money on a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite, you’ll probably want a case to keep it safe. Plus, your ever-growing collection of Switch games will need protection and organization too, and a case is a perfect way to do that. You can get a case to protect your Switch while you’re playing, a carrying case to pack it up safely while you’re traveling, or both. Check out the best Nintendo Switch cases we’re loving right now. 

The best Nintendo Switch cases:

Best Switch cases

Fintie Carry Case 

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The Fintie Carry Case is lightweight and convenient for travel. The hard outer shell protects your Nintendo Switch from accidental drops or bumps. Then the soft interior and elastic straps keep your Switch scratch-free while in the case. The elastic straps keep your Switch in place even if you accidentally drop the case. Plus, the case is water-resistant as well. 

Check out: Nintendo Switch buying guide: Everything you need to know

The game storage sheet inside the case can fit up to 10 game cartridges. There’s also a zipped mesh pocket that can fit extra joy-cons, cables, and other smaller accessories. 

The best thing about this case is how many design options there are. The galaxy design of the carrying case above looks pretty awesome, but they have some other great designs too. 

tomtoc Carry Case

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If slim and sleek is your style, the tomtoc Carry Case is perfect for you. This case is the slimmest I’ve seen on the market.

And even though it’s slim, it can still protect your Switch from accidental bumps and bruises. The hard outer shell of the case has raised areas above the joysticks and buttons to prevent impact in those areas. If that’s not enough for you, you’ll be happy to know that tomtoc’s Switch case has passed a military-standard drop test.

Plus, there’s a soft interior to protect the screen from scratches. And the internal storage flap can hold 10 game cartridges in elastic pockets. If you just want to carry around your Switch and a few games, this is a great option. You won’t be able to fit in extra joy-cons, cables, etc., but you’ll have the essentials.

Amazon Basics Vault Case

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The Amazon Basics Vault Case for the Switch is a fairly basic product, but that doesn’t mean it lacks in the amount of protection it provides your Switch. It has cutouts in the padding that fit around the joysticks and the buttons, giving them extra protection from accidental drops or bumps. 

See also: The best RPGs for the Nintendo Switch

The heavy-duty hard outer shell of the case will protect your Switch and accessories. You can fit your Switch with the joy-cons attached as well as eight-game cartridges. Unfortunately, the opaque casing for your cartridges makes it tricky to see which game is which, but that’s a minor quibble for a high-quality system such as this.

Mumba Carrying Nintendo Switch Case

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If you’re all about safety and protection for your Switch, the Mumba Carrying Case is perfect for you. In addition to having a high-quality hard outer shell, the case is also compatible with most protective cases that fit directly around the Switch console itself.

It’s not compatible with Blade Series or Battle Series cases, but it is compatible with the Heavy Duty Series, Slimfit Series, and Girlpower Series. So if you have one of the latter three cases on your Switch, you won’t need to take it off when you pack it into your carry case. 

Then, there’s a mesh pocket to store joy-cons, cables, and any other smaller accessories. You can fit a whopping 20 game cartridges in this case, and the cartridge slots are transparent, so you can easily see all of your games.

HyperX ChargePlay Clutch

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This is the most expensive Switch protective case on this list, but for good reason.

Read also: The best Nintendo Switch accessories, from controllers to cases and more

The HyperX ChargePlay Clutch has a 6,000mAh battery that can add up to five hours of additional playtime. This case essentially acts as a power bank for your Switch. There’s also a nifty LED indicator telling you how charged the case is.

To make playing in tabletop mode easier, there’s a stable kickstand and detachable joy-con grips.

Skull & Co. Grip Case Set 

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I think the Skull & Co. Grip Case Set is one of the best items on this list of Switch cases. It comes with a protective case for your Nintendo Switch as well as a carrying case for traveling. When you have the Grip Case Body on your Switch, it will still easily fit in the dock to charge.

The Grip Case is made of soft TPU material — or thermoplastic polyurethane. What’s neat about this material is that it won’t scratch your Switch as hard plastic frequently does. It’s super easy to take on and off whenever you need to.

This set also comes with three different types of replaceable grips for the Grip Case Body. There are the Snap Grips, which provides a basic grip suitable for most players; the Trigger Grips, which provides a stronger grip force and is better suited for players with larger hands; and finally, the Plus Grips, which is mainly for players who have massive hands. All of the grips are textured on the surface for more control while gaming. 

Then, on top of all of these awesome customizable grips, you also get a hard shell carrying case with space for 10 game cards and a mesh pocket for the small Switch accessories, like joy-cons and cables. The Grip Case set comes in pretty much any color that the joy-cons come in.

Etchimp Carrying Case for Nintendo Switch — Breath of the Wild Edition

If you’re a huge Breath of the Wild fan, this is the perfect Switch case for you. This is a hardshell case, made of silicone and EVA material, a rubber-like material. The interior is felt-lined and perfectly fits your Switch so you won’t have to worry about scratches on the screen. 

Check out: The best upcoming Switch games

There’s a mesh pocket inside that will fit extra joy-cons and other accessories. Then, there’s an insert in between the Switch and the mesh pocket for your games. You can fit up to 12 games in this Switch case. 

PowerA Everywhere Messenger Bag

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Next up on our list of the best Nintendo Switch cases is the PowerA Everywhere Messenger Bag, which comes with an included portable case in addition to the larger storage the bag offers. In the portable case, there’s an elastic strap that keeps the Switch with joy-cons attached in place. 

Then, in the bag itself, there are fitted compartments that keep everything secure. The Velcro walls let you easily reorganize the bag whichever way works best for you. There are compartments for the Switch case, the dock, the cables, additional joy-cons, and more. There’s not a dedicated area for game cartridges, but there’s plenty of space to fit in a case or two for games. You’d just have to buy those separately. 

This messenger bag is a very comfortable way to bring your Switch and accessories with you while traveling. 

Orzly Switch Lite Accessories Bundle

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This is a fantastic starter pack if you recently bought a Nintendo Switch Lite. The Orzly bundle comes with two tempered glass screen protectors and a protective Comfort Grip case for your Switch Lite in addition to a travel case for portability. Then, it also comes with a spare Switch Lite USB charging cable, earphones, a DuoPen Stylus that acts as a stylus, and a ballpoint pen. 

Also read: The best sports games for the Switch

Plus, it comes in seven different colors so there are plenty of options. There’s also plenty of room in terms of game storage. You can store eight games in the carrying case, as well as additional games in a little plastic storage container. 

JETech Switch Lite Grip Case 

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The JETech Grip Case is designed for the Switch Lite. It’s built with premium TPU material, which essentially means it’s not hard plastic or soft rubber, but it’s somewhere in between. The case is transparent, so you can still showcase the color of the Switch Lite you chose to get. 

You can leave the case on all the time to protect your Switch Lite from daily scratches and accidental drops. The ergonomic grip makes this case extremely comfortable to hold while gaming. 

These are the best Nintendo Switch cases you can currently buy. We’ll update this post with new options once they launch.