Keep your Switch’s screen scratch-free with these protectors

The Nintendo Switch is a great, portable device, but that portability means it’s more susceptible to damage. Just the going in-and-out of its dock can cause scratches on your screen, especially if you aren’t placing it in docking position as carefully as possible. Even when you’re not using TV mode to play, carrying your Switch around makes it prone to scratches, scuffs, and drops. You’re going to want to protect that screen with a screen protector; here are the best ones available.

Super easy installation

Spigen tempered glass screen protector

Staff Favorite

Spigen is a huge producer of phone cases and screen protectors, but its screen protector for the Nintendo Switch is top quality as well. It’s clear, and, along with a super easy installation guide, makes putting on this screen protector an absolute dream.

$10 at Amazon

Buy it in bulk

iVoler VGuard 3-Pack

With a scratch-resistant coating, super clear transparency, and thin enough to not interfere with touchscreen capabilities, the iVoler VGuard is a great tempered glass screen protector for your Nintendo Switch. Plus, it’s available in a three pack, meaning you can have backups if one cracks, or you can even outfit multiple consoles if you have a household with more than one Switch!

$9 at Amazon

2-pack of glass

Orzly tempered glass screen protector

The Orzly Tempered glass screen protector is nice and thin — 0.24mm — and promises not to interfere with using your Switch Dock or reducing touchscreen sensitivity. With rounded edges to prevent accidental cuts and tempered glass’ anti-shatter abilities, you’ll never need to worry about hurting yourself while using or applying the protector. Plus, you won’t have to freak out if you do manage to break one because Orzly gives you two screen protectors.

$8 at Amazon

Top rated

amFilm Nintendo Switch screen protector

The amFilm Nintendo Switch screen protector is a little thicker than the other glass screen protectors on this list, clocking in at around 0.3mm, so it should stand up to the toughest of scratches. Plus, it ships with two protectors in the box, so you have a backup just in case of emergencies!

$8 at Amazon

Super thin plastic

Maxboost PET screen protector

While the Maxboost screen protector is made out of PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) — which is a type of plastic — it’s the thinnest screen protector you can find. Measuring at only 0.1mm, it absolutely won’t interfere with the touchscreen on the Switch, and it even has an oleophobic coating to help prevent fingerprints from sticking to the screen.

$6 at Amazon

Official film protector

Nintendo Switch Official Screen Protection Kit

Officially licensed by Nintendo itself, the Nintendo Switch Official Screen Protection Kit comes with everything you need to keep your screen safe. The film is cut precisely to the right specifications to ensure all the functionality of the Switch remains uncompromised. Plus, the thin film also has an anti-fingerprint coating, meaning you’ll be cleaning the screen a lot less.

$8 at Amazon

A screen protector is necessary

The Nintendo Switch screen is made out of plastic, so it’s super prone to scratches, scuffs, and other damage. Picking up a screen protector (and preferably the tempered glass king) is necessary to ensure you keep your Nintendo Switch screen as flawless as possible.

The Spigen tempered glass screen protector is the one I chose to protect my Nintendo Switch, and it has been fantastic. I was a huge fan of how easy the installation was, and it has never bubbled underneath the screen protector, which is a big plus in my books.

Any of the screen protectors above are going to help give you peace of mind as you slide that Switch in-and-out of that dock and travel around. Take it from personal experience, you’re going to want to pick up a screen protector!

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