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AmazonBasics Carrying Case for Nintendo Switch - Black

by AmazonBasics

Estimate to be delivered 18 Dec - 21 Dec


Carrying case for Nintendo Switch gaming console and accessories; Black color
Game-cartridge slots store up to 10 games for easy organizing and access
Mesh pouch built into the case neatly holds small accessories such as cables, ear buds, or SD cards
Built-in console stand holds the console in position for comfortable anywhere gaming
Backed by an AmazonBasics limited one-year warranty


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Customers Reviews

Great protection, but that’s about it.

3.0 out of 5.0 by Livid J... on December 25, 2017
This case is nicely manufactured and seems like it would protect your switch pretty well. There’s just two things that are super annoying: first, it’s a suuuuper tight fit and takes some work with the inner straps to place/remove your switch, and second, you cannot fit really ANY accessories other than game cartridges. Even a space USB-C cable is almost too much. Honestly this is a great case to protect your switch by itself. Not much else.
Tight Fit, Decent Protection

4.0 out of 5.0 by Vincent on April 4, 2018
The Switch fits very snug into the case (assuming you have the joycons attached)

Protection wise, the case has a soft shell similar to what you find for ear bud cases. It's not meant to sustain drops from high altitudes or being toss across the room; rather it's for protection while in your backpack or luggage when things are being shuffled and banged around during transit.

Zipper is very sturdy. No snags when zipping and unzipping. zipper handle is very ergonomic.

Game holder slot I'm not a fan of. A lot of cases (like Zelda BOW case that came with special edition) adopt this design, but I don't like it as it may attract lint when taking the game cartridge in and out. I tend to only use this option when in a rush, otherwise I use a plastic box case like the HORI Game Card Case 24 for Nintendo Switch Officially Licensed by Nintendo . When I do use it, I always blow on the exposed chip, NES cartridge style so no foreign object gets into the console

The stand is a nice option. Way better than using the built in kickstand on the switch as that feels very flimsy. The build in stand for the case is also good if you don't trust the surface you put it on depending if it's dirty and/or sticky. I wouldn't follow the stock photos suggestion of how to use the kickstand as it breaks a immersion a bit. The way I put it (see attached photos) seems more plausible. It does break immersion on the sides but it's way better than having to see the whole case flap in front of you. If you want a good stand for your Switch i'd get Cell Phone Stand, Adjustable Tablet Stand, Universal Dual Foldable iPhone Stand Multi Angle phone Holder for Switch, iPad,Samsung, Nexus, iPhone X, Other Tablets (4-12 inch) -Silver

Accessory pouch is nice. Very good organization tool for having all your Nintendo Switch accessories (extra joy cons, ear buds, charging cable, etc) in a convenient location

Product placement: Amazon Basics logo is very pronounced on one side. If you're ashamed of it like the stock photos; you can flip it over I guess, as the backside is blank

Overall, don't expect military grade protection from this case. It's a great organization tool and can be used as a kickstand if you find the built in kickstand flimsy or don't have a extra stand of your own
Solid case with one major annoyance

3.0 out of 5.0 by Javid on December 30, 2017
This is an okay case, especially considering its price and it has done its job of protecting the console from bumps and scratches well so far, a few days into its use. There's a compartment which could fit some small accessories, such as a spare USB Type-C cable, headphones etc. and a series of convenient 'pockets' for game cartridges.
However, I feel like this case does not perform well at all in one key area: putting the console in and taking it out. There are wide rubber straps inside which are supposed to hold the Switch in place, however they make it pretty awkward to put the console in and very annoying to take it out. There's no room to slide a finger under the console to get it out of the case (the tolerances on it are pretty small), so you have to pull and hold one rubber strap aside, while awkwardly banging on the bottom of the case to get the console to pop out.
This is very annoying if you plan to take your Switch everywhere with you in a bag and take it out to play frequently, but if you mainly play at home and need a decent cheap case to be able to take your console with you safely once or twice a week - this is a fine choice.
Not as big as it seems. Holds switch only, no accessories.

2.0 out of 5.0 by Michael on April 18, 2018
Fits the switch with one pair of joycons (attached on sides), but cannot fit much else. There is a mesh pocket to hold other stuff, but if you put anything in there the case can't close. Even putting a USB or HDMI cable in the pocket doesn't work, it makes it too fat and puts pressure on the screen. If you're looking to carry your whole system, then get a bigger case. I was hoping to put my joycons or at least the black joycon rail cover thingys, but none of that fits without feeling like I'm crushing the screen.

I keep my cartridges in here, which is better than having a bunch of plastic cases to open and close. The elastic pockets are sized right and hold the carts in place just fine. The stand option works well for in the car or on a plane, much better than the switches own built in kickstand. It works as a simple carrier/protection for the system on it's own, just no accessories.
Great price, same quality product.

5.0 out of 5.0 by Bear on February 23, 2018
This case absolutely does the job and seems to be a nearly perfect replica of the OEM Nintendo cases but at a lower price point. The fold down flap for game cartridges if brilliant. The elastic straps for holding the switch itself are a bit tight given that you have to slide the switch under both sides along with the joysticks...but it can be done. I sometimes only use one elastic strap and am careful upon opening to avoid dropping my switch. The finish is somewhat rubbery and probably very slightly water resistant (not testing this or recommending it). At the same time it seems like it might not be very durable over time. I have only had mine about 2 months and traveled with it 3-4 times.
... it has flaws and it seems other products are better. Flaw 1

3.0 out of 5.0 by spotone on January 17, 2018
It works but it has flaws and it seems other products are better.
Flaw 1: rubber straps that holds Switch is too tight. This makes loading and unloading switch on this case quite frustrating, although it still works.
Flaw 2: the bottom cushion does not have any contour to adapt R/ZR/L/ZL button protruding area, so it makes switch always tilting when inside the case. Combined with tight rubber band it means device will constantly get unbalanced force against this area.
Flaw 3: Middle flap that holds game pack is somehow positioned wrong. Not sure if it's position or thickness but, basically when you close the case, it never closes naturally, you have to force the zippers to close, which means there will be unwanted force pushing against the device when case is closed.
Good Protection for your Switch - Not Large Enough to Carry Charge Cable/Additional Joycons

5.0 out of 5.0 by KttyKat16 on May 23, 2018
The Amazon Basics carrying case for Nintendo Switch is a good case to have to protect your Switch from scratches and to keep your joycon controls from getting messed up when you travel. The case is semi hard, meaning it will keep it's shape when placed in a bag and pushed about, but not hard enough where it would crack should it take a big fall. That said, it will likely protect your Switch from a minor drop, but would likely not save it if something terribly heavy fell on it or if it fell from a significant height. The case holds the Switch and a couple of games conveniently, and can hold an extra charging cable, although it will be a snug fit. We purchased the AmazonBasics Single Voltage AC Charger for Nintendo Switch (does not support TV mode), Black, and it does fit in the case if placed towards the front zipper area of the case, but it's such a hassle that I usually carry the cable separately. Additional Joycons will need to be packed separately as well - this case is simply not large enough to carry the extras - unless those extras are gaming manuals.

The case is a nice bright red, had no strange scent to it when we received it, and the zippers work smoothly. The case can also be set up so that it is a stand for the Switch screen while on the go. I really prefer the case to hold the screen in comparison to the little stand that's on the unit itself - it feels much more secure, and holds the screen up at the proper angle for play. Overall, for the ~$5 cost, it was totally worth the purchase. It's definitely worth considering if you're looking for moderate protection for your Switch while getting out and about.
Good build/materials, bad design.

3.0 out of 5.0 by Keri on December 31, 2017
I've no complains with the quality or materials, and so my only complaint is with the design: there is a mesh pocket on the inside of the upper half, but the case will not close if anything is in this pocket; not the charger, not a joy con, not even one of the joy con bumpers. If you never plan on needing extras, this case will probably work for you.
Perfect Case, Highly Recommended

5.0 out of 5.0 by David Bartholomew on January 11, 2018
The case is a great case for the Switch, it's protective, the Switch fits very well, so well that you have to give some effort to get it out, which I think is perfect for protecting the Switch, the game storage part is great, holds the games tightly, there are 12 game slots, the storage area for cables or a cleaning cloth, or whatever else, is great, the game holder part protects the screen and can be unfolded to use as a holder for the Switch itself, if like me you don't think the kickstand on the actual console isn't angled up enough, the angle is much better when you use the case to hold it up. The one and only problem with the case, is an incredibly small problem that is super easy to fix in whatever way you want, is that the top and bottom of the case are impossible to tell apart, if the Switch is strapped in, it shouldn't be any problem if you open it upside down, but I wasn't willing to risk it, so I just found some super old Guitar Hero stickers, and found a cool looking eagle sticker, and put it on the top side, so I can tell the difference between the top and the bottom of the case, but it's such a tiny problem that is so easy to fix, that it doesn't change how great the case is at all. Definitely recommend this case.
Fine, But Disappointing

2.0 out of 5.0 by Dan on May 9, 2018
I originally bought this case for one purpose, and that was to be able to have a case that hold my Switch and the fantastic AmazonBasics Playstand, which I assumed would fit in the mesh pouch. The Playstand does not fit anywhere in this case, in the pouch or freely. I suppose that would be my own fault for not checking measurements prior to ordering, but that wasn't my only problem with this case. The case is basically only good for holding the Switch, and nothing else unfortunately. The pouch area simply isn't deep enough to hold anything thicker than a couple centimeters comfortably. I put my Joycon straps in the pouch, since it seemed like an obvious place to keep them. Well low and behold after leaving my Switch in the case like this for a single day, the Joycon straps managed to carve small divots into the analogue sticks of my Joycons on the Switch that they were snugly held perpendicular to. It looks like this case isn't even good for holding a basic accessory like the straps since the case won't really close with the straps held in any other position. While the case feels very hefty and secure (especially for the meager 5 bucks I paid), the design flaws are going to keep me from using this regularly; I've already went back to my old case.