The only way to charge your Joy-Cons when you first unbox a Nintendo Switch is to connect them to the console. This works great most of the time, but what if you have multiple sets of Joy-Cons and need to get ready for a multiplayer showdown in your living room? Don't get caught without a fully charged controller. Here's a list of the best Nintendo Switch controller chargers for your Switch controllers.
Nintendo seal of quality
Hori Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charger
This Hori officially licensed Joy-Con charger will match your Switch Dock perfectly, which is great for anyone prominently displaying the Switch on their entertainment center. It can charge up to four Joy-Cons at once.
Display and charge
Centeni Charging Station
The cylindrical station charges four Joy-Cons at once. Your Joy-Cons will look great on this station, especially if you own multiple colors.
A traditional look
Orbeet Charging Station
Instead of the standard rail slot like you see everywhere else, Orbeet has a dock that looks like a traditional controller dock. The Joy-Cons still charge using that inner rail, but only the bottom part is connected. It's a clever bit of design to give this a unique look. Use the USB to charge other devices as well.
Power stars not included
Mario Charging Station
Who doesn't love a themed charging station? The Mario-themed charger works for the Joy-Cons as well as a Pro Controller, and unlike other chargers with this design, you get some classic Mario stylings to compliment your controllers.
Nyko Charge Block Pro
Nyko is basically the gold standard in third-party accessories for consoles, and it's not hard to see why. The price is almost always the cheapest, and the hardware tends to last a while. The Nyko Charge Block Pro supports the Pro Controller and Joy-Cons separately and can be attached to charge as one unit.
Dock and charge your system, too!
FastSnail Charging Dock
The FastSnail controller charger is extremely convenient. It can charge up to four Joy-Cons and a Pro Controller, and can even use the stand to dock and charge your Nintendo Switch while it is in tabletop mode.
Monitor your power level
OIVO 5-in-1 Switch Remote Controller Charger
The OIVO 5-in-1 charger allows you to charge four Joy-Cons and one Pro Controller. There's also a cool LED screen that monitors the charge levels of the controllers. When your controller is fully charged, the LED will turn green.
Make the most of your dock
FYOUNG Charging Dock Base Station
This accessory turns the Nintendo Switch's dock into a charging station for controllers. Keep up to four Joy-Con controllers together and fully charged along the dock.
Keep everything together
HEATFUN Controller Charger and Storage Rack
This is for the gamer who has many controllers. This storage rack can store eight Nintendo Switch cases while charging two Pro Controllers and two Joy-Cons. You can also store two more Pro Controllers, another set of Joy-Cons, the Nintendo Dock, and even has a space for Poke-Ball Plus.
Pro Controllers only
YOOWA Pro Controller Charger
If you only use a Pro Controller when playing on your Switch, you can skip all the bells and whistles of other chargers and just get the basics. This will charge two Pro Controllers with no issue.
Charge it all at once
FunDirect 6 in 1 Charging Station for Nintendo Switch
Another charging station for multiple Nintendo Switch controllers, this charging station can charge up to four Joy-Cons and two Pro Controllers. Just make sure you're using an official Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.
An alternative dock
Echzove Charging Dock for Nintendo Switch
Dock your Switch dock in this nifty charging station with additional room for two Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers, Two Joy-Cons, and the ability to charge your Nintendo Switch and play in Tabletop mode.
The chargers on this list are perfect accessories for anyone who wants to keep their controllers charged and ready to use. If you own only Joy-Cons, you can't go wrong with Hori's officially licensed Joy-Con Charger. It neatly fits four Joy-Con controllers and it's an official piece of hardware, so you can expect quality. It's very affordable as well.
If you use a Pro Controller, you will need to broaden your horizons. The OIVO 5-in-1 Switch Remote Controller Charger is an excellent buy if you own multiple Joy-Cons and one Pro Controller. If you own more than one Pro Controller, than the YOOWA Pro Controller is the way to go. And if you have a lot of accessories, the HEATFUN Controller Charger and Storage Rack is perfect for storing and charging all your accessories in one place.
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