The Nintendo Switch might be the most popular handheld console these days, but one consistent issue owners seem to have is with its built-in kickstand. It's unusable at worst and only slightly steady on solid, level surfaces at best. Considering the console was designed to be used on-the-go, this can be a nightmare for gamers who actually try to use it away from their TVs. Thankfully, there are multiple kickstand alternatives you can buy online, such as PowerA's Compact Metal Stand which is down to only $8.99 today at Amazon. That saves you over $10 off its regular price of $20, and you'll also be snagging the stand at its lowest price in history.

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PowerA Compact Metal Stand for Nintendo Switch

This officially licensed PowerA metal stand helps prop up your Nintendo Switch while you play and leaves space to plug in your charging cable. It's much easier to use than the console's built-in kickstand too.

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This durable aluminum alloy stand was designed to hold the Nintendo Switch while you play or charge in Tabletop mode. It's officially licensed by Nintendo, too. Its 2-point articulation gives you the ability to adjust the angle of your console's screen, while its rubber pads and non-slip feet help to keep your console and the stand steady. When you're done playing, it can fold up and comes with a travel bag to stash it in.

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At Amazon, this stand has just a handful of reviews so far, though a Mario Red edition of the stand has more to go by as it's garnered a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on over 40 reviews with "sturdy" being a word that can be found in many of the reviews on the site. That version is down to $13.99 today, which isn't a bad deal either for any interested Mario fans out there.

A stand like this is pretty much essential for Nintendo Switch gamers, though it's not the only accessory you should have for the console. This guide to the best Nintendo Switch accessories can help you make sure you have everything checked off the list.

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