A quick look at any gaming retailer's website will present you with countless options for your console carrying needs these days, and picking the right case for your particular budget can be a little complicated. Last year we checked out tomtoc's range of cases for the original Nintendo Switch and came away very impressed, so we thought we'd take a look at the company's latest offering for the Switch Lite.
Three cases have been released, all of which are essentially the same as tomtoc's original 'Slim' design. You can grab one in one of three colours - Grey, Yellow or Turquoise just like the launch model Switch Lite systems - and all three are identical other than the colour.
As you'd hope for, these cases hold your Switch Lite nice and snug no matter how much it gets knocked about - we even risked our very own system by vigorously shaking the thing up and down and putting a significant amount of weight on it, which luckily did nothing to our beloved machine. Inside you'll also find a little flap which doubles up as a nice screen protector and a way to store eight physical cartridges.
Perhaps our favourite feature of the cases, though, and the one which pretty much guaranteed the fact that we were always going to be fond of these new releases, is the way in which they're moulded to suit the delicate buttons and sticks on the front of the console. Your control sticks, face buttons and triggers are all protected by small indents and raised bumps, meaning that any heavy objects which happen to be placed on top won't have any effect. Lovely.
So what about the price point? Well, at the time of writing, you can pick up either of the three designs for just £13.59 / $18.99, which makes the tomtoc range one of the best in the budget class of cases. You can find out more on tomtoc's official website.
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Thanks to tomtoc for supplying the cases featured in this review.
I was sad when my BotW limited edition case's zipper broke
I took this for my original switch and it's pretty fantastic. I have the grey fabric like looking one
Bought one immediately after buying the lite. And I already had one for the standard Switch. Both excellent cases, well worth the price IMO.
Edit: Wish TomToc also released a camo version for the Lite
I got the tomtoc slim case over a year ago for the regular Switch, and I'm still pleased with it. Its nice to have such a slim hard-case.
And yeah, $18.99 is a good price.
I bought the grey one immediately when I got my Switch Lite. I love it. I like how it's very sturdy but also isn't hard plastic. It looks and feels terrific. Nice and slim.
I would have gone for this if I wasn't using a grip. I ended up opting for this nice cushioned bag instead.
The great thing is that, even with a grip, my Lite still weighs less than the OG model naked.
That is cool. I just rather it attached like the Nintendo flip one.
This is just another thing to loose when rushing out of Hotels and Airports. Even my laptops I now only buy if they have a 3rd party snap on case.
I like mine for the original and don't have any complaints.
I have one (grey) and love it.
If I was interested in the Switch Lite, this might be my case of choice. However, while I've tried a demo unit and it felt great in terms of texture (especially the shoulder buttons), it felt too small in my hands. The form factor of the original Switch combined with its hybrid nature is far more my speed. Guess I just have big hands for a teenager.
Why are the affiliate links way more expensive?
I like mine but a little upset I cant get switch lite to fit with the thumbstick grips on. Also not a fan of the strap. I cut mine off.
I have one of these for my Nintendo switch after using the official aluminium case and I much prefer this case as it’s really good quality and I love the slim form factor. I’d highly recommend one
@cool_boy_mew I only collected it and bought a cheaper case to use it.
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