Commuting feels incomplete without your Nintendo Switch. It takes the edge off of the long and stressful journey. You don’t have to look at the miserable faces of commuters. You don’t have to wonder why the bus is so behind schedule. You can just immerse yourself in the game.
Whether you’re catching adorable Pokémon or joining a battle royale in Fortnite, you will want to have some accessories on hand to make gaming-on-go even better. Here are three that you should add to your inventory:
When you take your Switch out on the go, you run the risk of roughing it up. The first thing you should do is get a carrying case so that you don’t jostle your uncovered device at the bottom of a bag, where it can get scraped by pens, keys and loose change.
Then, you should get protection for when you take it out of the carrying case. There are lots of decals you can get for your Switch that will prevent it from getting covered in ugly scuff marks, micro scratches and smudges by the time it gets home. You can a get a tempered glass screen protector and a customized skin to add to the console, Joy-Console and dock.
While you’re ordering skins, consider it an opportunity to give your Switch some extra flair. Choose a bold color or design that sets your device apart from the crowd. You can get emerald green Joy-Cons, a sapphire purple console and a black carbon fiber dock. Don’t be afraid to get creative.
A Good Pair of Headphones
Gaming without a pair of solid headphones is a major faux-pas. No one wants to hear the background music or the sound-effects of laser-beams and revving cars. If you don’t want to mute the sound, it’s the only solution.
There are plenty of great headphones that work with the Nintendo Switch — whether you’re willing to burn a hole in your wallet or sticking to a strict budget, you can find a good fit. If you’re willing to spend a pretty penny, get a pair of Audio-Technica Noise-Canceling headphones to muffle your gaming music and reduce environmental noise by 90 percent. You won’t have to hear the chatter and shuffle of the other commuters. Be careful — if you’re not paying attention, you could miss your stop.
If you want don’t want to go over budget, you can get a pair of Breath of the Wild earbuds to go with your Nintendo Switch. As a diehard fan of Zelda, you can save some money and proudly show off your new geeky gear.
You’d hate to be stuck on a long bus, plane or train ride and have your Switch power down before you even get to the half-way mark. To guarantee that your console has enough juice to last through a long journey, you should get a portable power bank.
One of the top choices is the Anker PowerCore 20100 because it allows for an additional 15 hours of playtime and can charge the Switch as you’re playing. It’s specifically designed for the device and approved by Nintendo. It’s also been called the best way to extend battery life for your Nintendo Switch by Forbes games contributor Mitch Wallace.
All you have to do is make sure you charge up the power core before you go on your trip. With the backup plan in your pocket, you can play from the crack of dawn until you go back to sleep.
These accessories make gaming-on-the-go much easier. Protective carrying cases and skins will prevent any permanent damage. Headphones will block out ambient noise and keep the commuters around you happy. A reliable power bank will keep your console alive for long journeys. You can’t get bogged down by subway delays or grumbling passengers when you have your Switch and these items on hand.