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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 : Accessories buying guide
Building on the popularity of the Galaxy Note 2, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been yet another success story for the South Korean company, with 5 million units being shipped in the first month since launch. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 offers the optimal display size for anyone looking to avoid carrying both a smartphone and tablet, and is of course, an absolute powerhouse as far as the specifications are concerned.
As is the case with any high-end and popular release, a slew of helpful accessories make its way to the market as well, and it’s no different for the Galaxy Note 3. Ranging from protective cases, to external batteries, and also the Samsung Galaxy Gear, there’s no shortage of accessories for this smartphone, and today, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Samsung Flip Wallet Cover
The Samsung Flip Wallet Cover is designed to protect your Galaxy Note 3 without adding bulk to the already large device. The Flip Wallet Cover replaces the original back cover, and features the same leather-like finish and stitching detail. The display cover is magnetic, and reduces the possibility of display damage in case of an accidental drop. The case also features a slot on the inside, with enough space for ID or credit cards, and you can also talk on the phone while the display cover is closed. Access to all ports is available, along with easy access to the S-Pen. With numerous color options and the promise of protection and style, the Samsung Flip Wallet Cover is definitely a good choice. Buy now on Amazon for $49.99.
AceAbove Leather Folio Case with protective stand
The AceAbove Leather Folio Case provides the perfect combination of protection and a classy, elegant design, for a considerably low price. The case also includes the additional benefit of a stand, for viewing videos and movies in landscape mode, with multiple etched grooves, for the positioning the device to your optimal viewing angle. The inside of the case is lined with microfiber chamude (artificial leather) for better protection, and also features precise cutouts for ports, buttons, and the camera. Buy now on Amazon for $12.99.
- Samsung S-View Wallet Cover Folio Case ($33.99) – Buy now on Amazon
- SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Premium Hybrid Case ($5.99) – Buy now on Amazon
- Spigen Protective (Bounce) Premium Soft TPU Case ($10.99) – Buy now on Amazon
iSmooth Ultra Clear HD – 3 pack
The iSmooth Ultra Clear HD screen protector is made from the highest quality Japanese PET film, and promises clear and long lasting screen protection, with the additional benefit of lifetime replacements. Installation of this screen protector is very easy and most of the time bubble free. Most importantly, using this screen protector doesn’t affect S-Pen functionality in any way. The package comes with a premium microfiber cleaning cloth, four dust removal stickers, installation tips with video, and three ultra clear HD screen protectors. All this for $9.97 on Amazon.
Spigen Glass Tempered Glass Screen Protector
This is the Ferrari of screen protectors, if you have a few extra bucks to spend and want the ultimate protection for your Galaxy Note 3, look no further. The Spigen GlastR Slim has an unbreakable ultra thin screen protection. You could try as hard as you want to scratch or dent the screen, you will not be able to. You can buy this screen protector for $39.99 from Amazon in which it has a 4/5 review rating.
- Skinomi Techskin Ultra Clear ($2.96) – Buy now on Amazon
- SUPERSHIELDZ Clear HD 6 pack ($1.99) – Buy now on Amazon
- INVELLOP Ultra Clear HD 3 pack ($5.95) – Buy now on Amazon
Hyperion 6,400 mAh internal battery
The Hyperion 6,400 mAh extended battery for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes with a back cover as well, available in white or black, to accommodate the larger battery size. While this adds bulk and thickness, it’s worth it for the almost double battery life that is available to you. This product also features NFC/Google Wallet support, and a 2-year no hassle warranty, and is compatible with all US and International versions of the Galaxy Note 3. Buy now on Amazon for $27.99.
RAVPower Element 10,400 mAh external battery bank
This large 10,400 mAh external battery pack means that you don’t have to worry about losing battery life when on the go. This battery pack can charge your smartphone by as much as three times before needing to recharge (available charge is indicated by 4 LEDs), and is capable of supplying more than 500 recharge cycles in its lifetime. With dual charging ports, you can charge two devices at the same time as well. Buy now on Amazon for $29.99.
- Anker Astro 5,600 mAh external battery bank ($29.99) – Buy now on Amazon
- Anker 3,200 mAh spare internal battery with NFC/Google Wallet support ($15.99) – Buy now on Amazon
- Caseology 3,200 mAh spare internal battery (non NFC) 2 pack ($18.99) – Buy now on Amazon
VicTsing Desktop Dock
The VicTsing Desktop Dock features a unique design that allows you to syc and charge your Galaxy Note 3, while also charging a spare battery as well. A built-in micro-USB slot allows you to connect it to your PC, and unlike a lot of other desktop docks on this list (the official Galaxy Note 3 isn’t available yet), this one features a USB 3.0 connection for the smartphone, allowing for faster charging and data transfer. Buy now on Amazon for $14.59.
iBolt xPro Active Car Dock
The iBolt xPro Car dock features high quality rubber over-molds and a dual spring loaded metal latch to hold your smartphone in place. The design also allows access to volume and power buttons, and is compatible with all protective cases and covers. The product includes a Dock’n Drive app that can be used as your homescreen when the phone is docked, allowing access to multiple apps, and also includes an aux-out feature, letting you listen to you smartphone music (from Pandora, Spotify, and more as well) from your car speakers (with cars that have a aux port). Buy now on Amazon for $39.95.
- Aerb Smart Multimedia Dock ($26.99) – Buy now on Amazon
- RAVPower Universal microUSB desktop dock ($15.99) – Buy now on Amazon
- iOttie One Touch XL Car Holder ($19.99) – Buy now on Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Wireless Charging back cover
To use wireless charging with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, you’ll need to pick up the Wireless Charging Cover for the smartphone. It replaces your existing back cover, and doesn’t draw away from the design aesthetics in any way. You can pickup this official case from Samsung on Amazon for $34.15.
CHOE Qi Wireless Charging Pad
The CHOE Qi Wireless Charging Pad works with any Qi-enabled devices and will work with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (with the new back cover or receiver, see above). The charging pad features a light indicator to show charging status. A flickering blue light indicates charging, steady blue light means charging is complete, and no light shows that the smartphone isn’t charging. Depending on thickness, the CHOE charging pad can work with some protective cases on as well. Buy now on Amazon for $29.99.
LuguLake 6,000 mAh Qi Wireless Charging Pad
The LuguLake wireless charging pad is portable and features a 6,000 mAh capacity to charge your smartphone wirelessly on the go. There is a grey rubber ring that stops the phone from sliding off if kept at an angle. Also requires the back cover or a Qi charging receiver. A beep is sounded when the device has connected and is charging your smartphone, and features blue LED indicators to show the status of the in-built battery of the charging pad. Buy now on Amazon for $62.49.
Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch
For those of you looking to try out some of the latest wearable technology then the Gear 2 might be the perfect companion for your Galaxy Note 3.You can check your email, your instant messages, find out how much you’ve walked, maybe take some photos or videos. The Gear 2 communicates directly with your Galaxy Note 3 and keeps you in sync. Buy now on Amazon for $299.