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Simply acquired a Nintendo Swap this Christmas? These are the primary issues to do with it

4) Get some gear

You can have a cracking time with your Nintendo Switch straight out of the box. But after the initial excitement subsides, there’s a good chance you’ll want some accessories to keep your console company. From controllers to cases, here are six add-ons to enhance the gaming entertainment.

Nintendo Switch Elite Edition Deluxe Travel Case (£15)

Some models might work with your TV, but the Switch is also made to travel. Have your handheld and all its accessories in this understated case. A rigid shell keeps the contents safe, while slots inside cradle up to 14 games and various accessories. Compatible with all three versions, a lift strap makes it easy to whip out your Switch. Buy the Nintendo Switch Elite Edition Deluxe Travel Case here from Game

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (£50)

While Nintendo’s Joy-Cons are nothing if not versatile, sometimes you need the familiarity of a classic controller. Equipped with a D-pad, dual analogue sticks and plenty of buttons to bash, the ergonomic Pro Controller lets you get to grips with a ‘proper’ gamepad – perfect for epic sessions on the TV. Buy the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller here from Amazon

SanDisk Nintendo Switch microSDXC Card (£39)

The Switch and Switch Lite ship with 32GB of internal storage, while the OLED goes bigger with 64GB. Download a few games, though, and you’ll soon max out that space. Unlock more with this microSD card from SanDisk: officially licensed, it comes in four sizes – each with a Ninty theme. 128GB arguably hits the sweep spot of price and capacity. Buy the SanDisk Nintendo Switch microSDXC Card here from Amazon

HORI Switch Compact PlayStand (£10)

The Switch might have a built-in kickstand, but the flimsy prop stops the system from charging while its standing. HORI’s Compact Playstand can support your Switch at one of three selectable angles, while still providing access to the all-important USB-C port. Plus it’s foldable, making it great for on-the-go throwdowns. Buy the HORI Switch Compact PlayStand here from Amazon

Mcbazel Brook Power Bay (£70)

Not as slick as Nintendo’s own Dock, this third-party plinth allows you to play with a pair of GameCube controllers. Styled like a shrunken version of the Noughties games machine, the Power Bay can also charge your Switch, send a video signal via HDMI to a TV and stream Bluetooth audio to a wireless headset. Buy the Mcbazel Brook Power Bay here from Amazon

Anker PowerCore+ 26,800mAh PD (£85)

A few hours of battery life is fine for the commute, but you’ll need more for a long-haul flight. Ninty reckons the Switch can go for up to nine hours on a single charge, but longevity can vary significantly. Need guaranteed juice? Anker’s PowerCore+ PD backup battery packs a punch. It’s not the smallest bank around, but its 26,800mAh capacity is enough to boost your Switch a few times over. Buy the Anker PowerCore+ 26,800mAh PD here from Anker

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