The portability of the Nintendo Switch brings its share of pros and cons. While you can carry this small gaming console anywhere, it’s also prone to scratches and dings, just like any other gadget. That’s why it’s a good idea to wrap your Switch in a protective case or a cover, especially if you carry it around often.
But if you play your Switch while it is connected to the dock, then many cases don’t support that. And in the long run, it can be a bit of a bummer to take the Switch out of the cover whenever you have to dock it.
Luckily, there are several cases and covers for the Nintendo Switch out there which are designed to work with the dock. So that whenever you want, you can slide the switch into the dock without compromising on the protection.
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Here are some of our recommendations for the best dockable Nintendo Switch cases.
1. Heystop Heavy Duty Case
Other than that, it has a transparent back and lets you flaunt the Nintendo logo in all its glory. It’s isn’t thick and doesn’t add much to the overall heft. However, you may need some time to get used to the new design, but it’s something that can’t be easily managed.
The cover is designed to dissipate heat and it works as advertised. As noted earlier, it has a low price tag, and you will have to make some compromises. For instance, though the Switch fits into a standard dock, the operation may not be as smooth as you’d like.
2. Comcool 3-in-1 Protective Cover Case
The Comcool case is easy to install and fits the newer Switch like a glove. The buttons are easy to access. Furthermore, it also comes with a handy kickstand at the back should you want to prop up the console while playing.
However, it’s not perfect. Quite a few users have complained that the color fades off soon. Secondly, this vinyl case doesn’t dissipate the heat well.
3. Fyoung Protective Case
The Fyoung case is popular on Amazon, and users love it for its snug fit and slim form factor. Though the case is made using hard plastic, it is easy to put on. Plus, even with the case on, the Switch fits the dock fine, though it’s a little tight.
However, hard plastic also brings a slight disadvantage. The plastic surface is slippery and doesn’t offer the same grip as TPU or PC covers. And this can be a huge bummer, especially if your hands sweat a lot.
4. Nyko Thin Case
Like other cases, this one requires a bit of struggle to get into the dock. It has vents at the right place which helps in heat dissipation. In short, the design is simple yet clever. The Joy-Con covers are easy to put on. That said, the thumb grips can be a bit challenging to use with this case on. So if you plan to use thumb grips, it might get uncomfortable gaming with them.
Nevertheless, the Nyko thin case has managed to attract a fair number of user reviews. Many of the users praise it for its functionality, easy installation process, and the fact that it fits into a dock easily.
5. Mumba [Blade Series] TPU Grip Protective Case
It’s well designed and fits well in large hands and medium-sized hands. And like most of the cases in this list, you can take off the Joy-Cons without removing the case.
So far, the Mumba TPU case has seen many positive reviews on Amazon, primarily because of its performance, sturdy build, and the reason it fits inside a dock easily. And guess what? It isn’t expensive.
The list of accessories does not stop with the humble case when it comes to the Nintendo Switch. However, before you get your hands on a handful of accessories like a battery pack or a power bank, do get yourself a travel bag to carry your Switch. This way, you can carry all your accessories in one go as well as keep your little gaming companion away from harm’s way.
Last updated on 02 February, 2022
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