10 Coolest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 And Galaxy S4 Accessories12:30 PM EST Wed. Jun. 19, 2013
As of April 11, 2013, Samsung revealed the newest addition to its tablet line -- the Galaxy Note 8, an eight-inch Android tablet. Earlier in March 2013, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S4, a smartphone.
The following slides feature accessories that are out of this world for the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S4. Take a look at CRN's selection of cases, Bluetooth accessories, battery accessories and more.
Get more out of the Galaxy S4's 13-megapixel back camera with the GripTight GorillaPod. This tripod for smartphones has a mount that easily expands to securely grip a device. With leg joints that bend and rotate 360 degrees, it is flexible enough to attach a smartphone almost anywhere, whether it's to a fence, tree branch or just on the tripod's legs. The GripTight GorillaPod's mount doesn't get in the way of a phone's lens and is compatible with phone cases, so they don't need to be removed when shooting. In addition, this tripod can act as a GPS mount for the car. It is currently available for $19.95.
It's simple and clean, durable and protective. The Galaxy Note 8.0 Book Cover is a case that is sleek and lightweight. It weighs 0.2 pounds and is made of synthetic leather. With an easy opening stand, the Note 8 can be viewed in an upright, comfortable position, which is convenient when watching movies or reading. It additionally can turn the screen on and off. It is available in white, dark gray, green and pink. Originally $59.99, it now sells for $49.99.
Compatible with Samsung Galaxy devices, the BF-F7500 3D Ultra HD Smart Blu-ray and DVD player is a great entertainment player. By hooking up a Samsung Galaxy device via Wi-Fi, HDMI or a USB 2.0 connectivity, users can watch movies and access online social networks like Facebook and Twitter. This Blu-ray and DVD player is equipped with smart TV services and provides great HD image quality. Its newest feature called "Smart View" sends videos from the Blu-ray player to a Samsung mobile device. Currently, it is priced at $217.99.
A Galaxy S4 with a large 5-inch HD display requires a cover that will remain protective and the S View cover is the perfect case for it. This cover has a clear pane to see incoming information, date, time and battery life. The flip cover, which is perfect for privacy, opens up to reveal the S4's screen. It is available in pink, yellow, orange, green, blue, white and black. Currently it costs $59.99.
Typing or replying to an email on a tablet on its touch screen can be quite difficult. However, this AGPtek case for the Galaxy Note 8 makes it easier. This protective case is made out of PU leather, a material covered with a layer of polyurethane, which can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth. The wireless Bluetooth keyboard allows the flexibility to transform a tablet into a mini typing machine; it is also detachable. Included is the Bluetooth keyboard case, user manual and a charger cable. This case is available in red, orange, white and black, and is priced at $31.99.
Easily charge a Galaxy S4 phone with RND Power Solutions Deluxe Cradle Dock Station. By connecting through a USB micro cable that's included, this dock charges the phone and also synchronizes data when hooked up to a PC. It also can charge a smartphone by a USB-connected AC power adapter. This dock station also won't require the removal of the phone's cover when docked in. Enjoy music straight from the phone by connecting to an external speaker system via an auxiliary audio cable. Once connected by going to phone settings, accessory, then check speaker out in dock mode, will connect it. It is available for $25.
Sometimes holding a phone to your ear can be inconvenient when multitasking or on the go. The UMA Rhythm Bluetooth Mono Headset with a detachable stereo earbud uses A2DP technology to stream music to the headset or listen to calls. Compatible with the S4, it has a distance range up to 10m, five hours of talk time and 180 hours of standby time. The multifunction button controls answering/disconnecting phone calls, pause/play and track advance. Included is the AC charger, ear hook and detachable earbud. It is available in white or black, and currently costs $27.99.
The BoxWave Universal EverTouch Capacitive Stylus makes it easier to use a touch screen. Perfect for the Galaxy Note 8, this pen-shaped stylus is a portable writing tool. Made from a solid metallic aluminum body, this pen has a FiberMesh tip that will bring up an app or click a link with a single tap. Included is three lanyards, one two-inch and 12-inch lanyard to attach to the headphone jack, and a charm ring for attaching to key chains. It is available in Bold Orange, Crimson Red, Rose Red, Jet Black, Lunar Blue and Metallic Silver. Originally $25, it currently costs $15.
Need to work out but with music? Well now the problem is solved with the Slim-Fit Armband for the Galaxy S4. This armband is lightweight and comfortable while it protects the Galaxy S4 smartphone. So while exercising, it remains securely around your arm. Made from neoprene material, this flexible material is breathable, won't irritate your skin and is hand-washable. There is also cord storage to fold in extra wire and keep it out of the way and clear screen protection. This armband is available in fuchsia or black and costs $34.99.
No wires are required to charge a Galaxy S4 with this device. The Samsung Wireless Charging Pad allows the charging of a Galaxy S4 by simply placing the phone on the pad. If the LED indicator turns green, that means the phone is properly charging. If yellow, that means the phone is misplaced on the pad. To use, the Wireless Charging Cover must be installed on the S4. It is available for $49.99.