The best Switch Lite cases

It's time to find your Nintendo Switch Lite a new home

Switch Lite cases

by William Austin-Lobley |
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Are you regularly on the move with your Nintendo Switch Lite? That’s a silly question really, because of course you are. It’s one of the best things about the handheld console – the Switch Lite gives us unrestricted access to some of the best games around and is incredibly flexible, coming with us wherever we may go; whether on the sofa in the living room, on a bench in the garden, or a booth at a coffee shop, it’s always by your side.

Unfortunately, the real world isn’t as soft and kind as Animal Crossing would have us believe. It’s full of tough and rough surfaces ready to bash, scratch, and scrape any unprepared gamer’s Switch Lite the second their guard is down. For this reason, a good and reliable case is a necessity. (If you’re a standard Switch owner, this is true for you too – you can head over to our other article dedicated to the best Switch cases.)

If you've opted for a Switch Lite, then a case is more than an occasional accessory – it's an essential item, becoming the permanent home for your handheld as there's no TV dock for home storage. To help your favourite console rest safely, we’ve brought together to best Switch Lite cases around. From super-functional fortresses to fandom-emblazoned stealth cases, there’s something for everyone.

Here are our picks:

The best Switch Lite cases

Editor's choice

Tomtoc's Slim Case is one of the best Switch Lite cases on the market. Just like the full-sized Switch version, this case comes with a heavy-duty zipper, splashproofing, and certified knock-and-drop protection. There's also storage for eight game cards. Available in a range of colours.

Best for grip

JETech Protective Case for Switch Lite
Price: $14.99

Tomtoc's Slim Case is one of the best Switch Lite cases on the market. Just like the full-sized Switch version, this case comes with a heavy-duty zipper, splashproofing, and certified knock-and-drop protection. There's also storage for eight game cards. Available in a range of colours.

Best for home

Hori Nintendo Switch Lite Slim Hard Pouch
Price: $28.71
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Hori's case is a good option for keeping a Switch Lite console protected in and around the house. The semi-hard shell protects against accidental damage, and the soft lining prevents scratches. There's a mesh pocket and ten elasticated game cards inside. It's a simple case, and it does its job well. Hori are officially licensed Nintendo partners.

Best Animal Crossing case

Of course, one of the best Switch games of all time was going to inspire some case designs! Thanks to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Tom Nook is probably the most famous racoon of all time. The case is compact, and there are five game card slots inside the front flap, and makes a worthy addition to any Animal Crossing accessory collection.

Best for game storage

ButterFox's carry case provides a brilliant all-round protective carry case for a Nintendo Switch Lite. While the outer shell defends from drops and knocks, the inner microfibre lining keeps the Switch Lite snug. There's a strap to prevent the console from falling out accidentally when opened, and a protective screen flab that also holds 19 slots for game cards and two for microSD cards. There's even a mesh inner pocket for essentials, like cables, cloths, and earphones.

Best Pokemon case

PowerA Stealth Case Kit for Switch Lite – Pokémon Battle
Price: $34.99

PowerA are officially licensed partners with Nintendo, and they really do make some superb and essential accessories. This case is a fine example of the company's standard – a slimline case for the Switch Lite, featuring two fan favourite Pokémon, Pikachu and Mewtwo. The outer shell protects from bashes and drops, and the soft lining keeps the Switch Lite free from scratches. There are four game card slots and a built-in stand. The case also comes with a Pokémon cleaning cloth and screen protector.

Best kit

This isn't the most attractive case around, but the amount of extras that make it a worthy purchase for the safety-conscious Switch Lite owner. The case itself offers the standard knock-and-drop protection, soft lining, safety straps, mesh pocket, and eight game-card storage. Also included with the case are two protective screen films, a transparent TPU protective console case, and some analogue stick thumb grips.

William Lobley is a Content Writer and reviewer for WhatsTheBest, specialising in technology, gaming, and outdoors. He also writes for Empire Online.

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