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The Nintendo Switch is a handbag console

Nintendo is billing its next gaming machine as a home console, but let's be real, plenty of you are going to take this everywhere you go. Here's how it stacks up with what you are probably already carrying, taken during our latest hands-on session with the machine at the Nintendo New York store on Monday.

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Mike Sorrentino
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Nintendo Switch and Apple's iPhone SE

Do you rock an iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C or iPhone SE? This is what your 4-inch Apple phone looks like next to Nintendo Switch.

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Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS XL

If you have wide pockets, the Nintendo Switch might just fit inside them. Without the Joy-Con controllers, the console has very similar dimensions to Nintendo's 3DS XL when closed.

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The Switch and iPad Mini 4

When placed next to Apple's smallest tablet form factor, in this case the 8-inch iPad Mini 4, it becomes apparent that Nintendo's Switch is aiming for the even-smaller side of the tablet world with its 6.2-inch screen.

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Nintendo Switch and a portable charger

Good news! The Nintendo Switch will be using a USB Type-C port for charging. And with that, any portable charger should be able to help keep the console's battery charged while on a long flight. Once the system is out, we can then find out for sure though.

This particular charger is sold by GRDE and can be found on Amazon here.

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Nintendo Switch and an umbrella

Hopefully you aren't planning on playing Super Mario Odyssey in the rain, but if you must, here's what it looks like next to an umbrella sold by AmazonBasics.

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The Switch and the Snapchat Spectacles

Need to put on some shades that have a camera inside? This is what the Switch looks like when paired up with the Snapchat Spectacles glasses.

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Nintendo Switch and the MacBook Air (13-inch)

Heading to work and playing the Nintendo Switch on your commute? Well, don't forget your laptop if you need it there, too. This is what the gaming system looks like next to the 13-inch MacBook Air from 2015.

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Nintendo Switch by itself

And when you are done comparing the console to everything else in your bag, here is what it looks like by itself.

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The USB-C port and kickstand

And with a quick flip, here's the console's USB Type-C port and its kickstand.

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