We’re just one week away from the launch of the biggest Android release of the year, the all new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. The phones are gorgeous with their huge displays and minimal bezels. The colors pop and the contrast ratio is unmatched by any other display technology.
However the fingerprint reader is in a goofy spot, especially for the longer S8+, and TouchWiz is still as offensive as ever. The glass is fragile and will crack if dropped – be prepared to drop over $200 per side to get it repaired if you go without insurance too. Nonetheless, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are just so beautiful that many of you, myself too, will overlook the flaws just to hold that awesome display. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ make the Google Pixel look like it is stuck in the past. They are beautiful phones and Samsung made a bunch of very cool accessories worth taking a look at. Accessories made by manufacturers are typically more pricey than third-party options, but offer unique features and fit incredibly well.
Let’s check them out.
Samsung Premium Care – $11.99 per month
If there is a must buy accessory with the all new Galaxy S8 and S8+ is mobile insurance. Samsung Premium Care costs $11.99 per month and is superior to mobile carrier insurance since Samsung doesn’t use third parties to fix its devices. It will not only protect your device against accidental damage, mechanical or electrical damage, but it also offers in-person support and device swap so you don’t have to wait to get a replacement phone.
Keyboard Cover – $59.99 at Samsung, Amazon
Physical keyboards lost popularity with the disappearance of Blackberry, but some of you still love those buttons. Samsung’s Keyboard cover was made just for you.
The Samsung Galaxy S8+ S-View Flip Cover enables you to see and interact with your phone screen through the front of the case. Respond to incoming phone calls, alarms and events while the cover is closed. With a built-in kickstand to prop the phone up, you can show off the full screen whether your cover is open or closed.
The Samsung Galaxy S8+ LED Wallet Cover is a multifunctional case that stores cards in the interior pocket and shows you LED notifications on the outside. On the front cover LED lights will notify you of incoming calls, messages, current time, and more. Simply press the phone’s power button with a closed case to get all your information.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Clear Protective Cover is an easy-to-hold, durable case that protects your phone without sacrificing style. It combines edge to edge plastic protection with minimal bulkiness to show off your sense of style.
The Samsung Galaxy S8+ Silicone Cover is an easy-to-hold, durable case to protect your phone without sacrificing style. The precision designed cover is made of a soft-touch silicone, providing an excellent grip and protection with minimal bulkiness.
The Samsung Galaxy S8+ Two Piece Cover is a unique way to protect the corners of your phone. The playful style attaches securely and easily with suction to add an extra dimension to your phone’s design.
The Samsung DeX Station enables you to turn your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ into a true desktop PC experience. By docking the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ into the DeX Station, your phone will launch a special DeX mode on the connected external monitor and applications can be opened in multiple separate windows. Connect a mouse, keyboard, and Ethernet cable for added productivity.
Charge your Qi wireless charging enabled device without connecting the device to a port or cable. Simply place the back of your phone on the wireless charger and wait for the charging notification to appear. A unique design enables switching between using the wireless charger as a charging pad or stand. The premium leather-like material blends seamlessly into your home décor.
Fast Charge Portable Battery Pack 5100 mAH – $59.99 at Samsung
The Samsung Fast Charge Portable Battery gives you up to two additional full charges to your smartphone. With Samsung Fast Charge, compatible devices can charge up to 1.5x faster than standard USB charging options. For other USB compatible devices, a universal USB output port along with the included Micro USB cable and USB-C adapter enables charging at standard charging rates.