Have you got everything you need yet?
The Nintendo Switch is only a few weeks away from being released, and it’s not enough to come home with the console. The Switch, unlike the Wii or Wii U, doesn’t come with much. So the question is If you have decided to spend $299.99 on the Nintendo Switch console, chin up! You have a little more spending too. This is what you need to know about charging your Switch, along with some battery pack, charger, and cable recommendations. Here is a list of essentials to juice up your console on the go.
1. Power Bank
The Switch’s internal battery offers between three to six hours of use, so if you’re planning on taking it out of the house for an entire day you may want to invest in one of these to keep you running. Fortunately, the Switch has a standard USB-C port, which makes it the most universal Nintendo power system since the Game Boy took AA batteries. The downside is that the wide range of devices that support USB-C make the standard somewhat of a tricky beast, especially when it comes to making sure you’ve got enough power to juice up your console. Lumsing Glory P2 with USB-C offers great value and some welcome features like its pass-through charging, that will help you charge in just five hours as few power banks of this capacity. At $22.99 on Amazon, it’s cheaper than most of its competitors (like Anker’s similarly priced model) and has a USB-C port that outputs 5.0V/3A, which should be more than enough to charge a Switch at full speed. And with a 15.000mAh capacity, it should be able to recharge the Switch’s 4,310 mAh battery a couple times over.
2. Best cable
USB-C is infamous for poor cable standards that can fry your devices. If you’re looking for a few simple USB-C to USB-C cables, here are few options. USB-C cables are reversible; the plug on both ends are the same. When you connect two devices, whatever they may be, they electronically decided which will be the source and which will be the sink.
3. Micro SD Card
The Nintendo Switch launches with 32GB onboard storage. It’s by no means bad, but it is definitely not enough. Most digital games start out from 2.3GB of required space, and some larger ones like Zelda will take a whopping 13GB. You simply need additional storage.
4. Wall Charger 48W USB Type-C
You can pick up a generic USB-C charger — so long as it outputs at least 5.0V/1.5A, it’ll be good enough for juicing up a Switch. This Lumsing Wall Charger Quick Charge 3.0 and USB-C Charger Adapter 48W Dual Port should work. If you’ve got a legacy USB to USB-C cable, you can also use a regular USB charger, assuming it can put out the power you need.
Are you ready now to play for hours and hours?