Posts Tagged ‘samsung’
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Here are ten awesome Samsung Galaxy S5 accessories that you should check out!
Want a different coloured S5? No problem. Just pick up a replacement back cover and you can have any colour you like. There are four options – electric blue, charcoal black, shimmery white and copper gold. This is an official Samsung product as well, so you’re assured of a perfect fit and finish.
The Galaxy S5′s internal speaker isn’t brilliant, so if you want to play music at any reasonable volume then you’ll need a better speaker. The BoomBrick from Olixar is a great choice, with a rich and powerful room-filling sound. You can connect over Bluetooth, where a built-in microphone and buttons will allow you to take calls too. An amazing piece of kit for the money that’ll transform your standards for audio quality.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 doesn’t come with Qi Wireless Charging out of the box, but that’s easy enough to fix. You can buy this wireless charging cover, which replaces your original battery cover with one that has the necessary Qi charging circuits integrated within. From there, you just need to select a Qi wireless charger and you’ll be golden.
Protecting the screen of any smartphone is an essential, and one of the most interesting developments as of late has been that of tempered glass screen protectors. These provide more and longer-lasting protection compared to plastic screen protectors. Spigen’s example is one of our best sellers, with strong reviews as well.
The idea behind this case is very simple: marry a massive battery with a solid protective case. The result is the enCharge Power Jacket Flip, a surprisingly elegant case that can more than double your battery life. The charging system is well designed too, with an on-off switch and LED indicators to make it easy to choose when you’re charging your phone. A flip cover protects the screen and an integrated kickstand will make it easy to watch videos or play games. A brilliant functional case.
This is perhaps the finest Galaxy S5 case available, with a dual-density ultra-rugged chassis made from premium materials. That includes a CNC machined aluminium back plate with a type 3 hard anodised finish, which feels incredible and can stand up to insane amounts of punishment. Other extras include a acoustic chamber that boosts volume levels, a combined belt clip and desk stand, plus a stealth privacy screen protector. This premium case costs more than its peers, but you really do so a significant increase in quality.
This inexpensive cable is brilliant, allowing you to share power between smartphones, tablets and accessories. The idea is that you can charge one smartphone from another, so you can give your friend a boost to get through the end of the day… or you can use your tablet’s larger battery to top up your phone. It also works brilliantly for smartwatches, where you can easily charge their tiny internal reserves without reducing your phone’s charge significantly.
The Galaxy S5 has a surprisingly good camera, but you can make it even better with a few accessories. This zoom telescope and tripod allow you to take telephoto shots; ideal for portrait photography or distant wildlife without the bulk of a traditional zoom lens camera. The whole package is quite compact too; you can keep your Galaxy S5 in one pocket and the telescope/tripod in the other.
This bumper is one of the most stylish available for the S5, with a distinct curved shape that instantly stands out. The bumper is made from CNC-milled aircraft-grade aluminium, providing impact protection and rigidity in equal measure. The case is available in many colours too, including blue, black, gold, red and silver.
The Gear Live is one of two Android Wear smartwatches to be released so far, and offers a convenient way of checking notifications on your wrist. The Gear Live’s hardware is nice, with a sculpted metal band and a crisp 320×320 AMOLED display. The 22mm band is replaceable and there are plenty of watch faces on offer too, so it’s easy to find a look that suits you. Smartwatches are the next big thing, and the Gear Live is one of the very best to be released so far.
I hope you’ve found these recommendations handy! You can find more of our favourite S5 accessories here. For more information or to ask a question, please visit the comments below or speak to us on Twitter @mobilefun.
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Earlier this week we had a look at the best accessories for the Galaxy S2 and S3, and now we’re back for the next Galaxy phone in the series: the Galaxy S4. So join us as we recommend five of the very best accessories available for the Galaxy S4!
5. Spigen Glas.t Nano Slim Tempered Glass Screen Protector
We begin with one of the most cost-effective phone accessories ever: the screen protector. This one from Spigen is on the cutting edge, offering a dramatically thin tempered glass that measures just 0.15mm. That glass has a shatter-resistant coating to prevent damage to your phone and is easy to apply – no air bubbles here!
4. Official Samsung Wireless Charging Pad with Cover
This pack includes everything you need to add wireless charging to your Galaxy S4. The first part is a replacement rear cover for the phone, which adds a wireless charging coil beneath the surface. The next is a Qi wireless charger, which you place your phone on to charge. It’s a simple system, but the freedom you gain from ditching wires is fantastic.
3. Car Mount Cradle
If you want to keep your phone charged and easily visible while driving, then this car mount cradle is ideal. The cradle can be easily mounted to your dashboard with its suction cup, and then rotated to the perfect position. The cradle is built specifically for the S4, so you’ll get a perfect fit. The cradle also has an integrated S4 car charger, ensuring that your phone will stay charged throughout your journey.
2. Samsung Smart HDMI Dock
This clever desk dock from Samsung includes basically every connection you could ever need, while keeping your Galaxy S4 charged and in a perfect position. An HDMI output allows you to connect your phone to monitors, TVs and projectors – without the need for a separate MHL adapter. USB ports allow you to connect USB drives, keyboards, mice and gamepads. A 3.5mm stereo jack allows you to hook up external speakers. It’s the easiest way to turn the Galaxy S4 into an Android workstation, and it works really well.
1. Spigen Slim Armor View Case
This Galaxy S4 case is one of the most popular we sell, thanks to its range of features and solid protection at a low price. The case includes a clear plastic window (like the Samsung S View cases), allowing you to see the time, incoming callers and other notifications. The cover protects the screen, and a a dual-layer design provides considerable protection against scratches and impacts. The case looks great too, whether in white or black.
That’s all for now folks! Thanks for checking out the article and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below. You can also reach us on Twitter @mobilefun.
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Today we’re going to highlight some of the very best accessories available for the Samsung Galaxy S3. If you’re ready, move your eyes onto the next line and let’s begin!
5. Mugen Extended Battery – 2300mAh
If you’re looking for an easy way to replace your worn out battery or double your battery life, then a Mugen Extended Battery may be just what you need. The battery is exactly the same physical size as the original, but packs in an extra 200mAh of charge and is cheaper as well. For more Galaxy S3 batteries, check out our recent blog post on the subject!
4. a-Jays One+ Earphones
The headphones that come with the Galaxy S3 aren’t brilliant – they block out noise, but the sound reproduction is pretty mediocre. If you listen to music on your phone, then it makes sense to upgrade to some proper headphones. These ones from a-Jays are some of the most popular. They sound great thanks to 8.6mm dynamic drivers, and are well backed with a tangle-free flat cable and a helpful Android app.
3. Samsung 64GB UHS-1 Grade 1 MicroSDXC Pro – Class 10
The Galaxy S3 retains the microSD card slot of its predecessor, and newly supports 64 GB cards. Take full advantage by picking up a 64GB card; this one from Samsung fits well and boasts the fastest possible speed rating too.
2. Qi Internal Wireless Charging Adapter
We’ve already seen how the Galaxy S3′s back cover lets it take microSD cards and replacement batteries – now here’s something even more useful. This wireless charging adapter fits into the back of the phone, below the back cover, and will give the phone full wireless charging capabilities. Just pick up this and a Qi wireless charger and you’re good to go.
1. OtterBox Commuter Series
The OtterBox Commuter is one of the most popular cases for any phone, and for good reason – the case design includes good protection, minimal bulk and a simply stylish look. The Commuter’s two layer construction allows it to resist both scratches and knocks, although thicker cases can provide better protection against bigger impacts. For the money, the Commuter is a brilliant case.
Thanks for checking out the article and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below! You can also reach us on Twitter @mobilefun. Thanks again and have a good week!
Monday, July 21st, 2014
In this article, we’ll recommend five of the best Samsung Galaxy S2 accessories on the market. Let’s take a look!
A microSD card is always recommended for phones with a card slot, and that’s no different for the Galaxy S2. This card comes from Samsung themselves, and is the cheapest and easiest way of adding storage to your phone. The 32 GB capacity doubles the phone’s internal storage, and class 6 access speeds ensure that you can load apps from the card on top of music, pictures and movies.
This car pack includes two essential components: a car charger and a car holder. The car holder is a case-compatible unit, meaning it can be used with all but the very bulkiest Galaxy S2 cases with ease. The car charger provides enough power to keep your phone charged while you’re using it for GPS navigation or other in-car tasks.
This official screen protector double pack ensures that your phone’s screen remains clear from scratches and other damage. The pack comes direct from Samsung, so you’ll find the fit just perfect.
This extended battery for the Galaxy S2 is a big improvement over the default battery, fitting 2,000mAh of charge into the same space as the original’s 1650mAh. This means you get slightly longer battery life, and if you retain the original battery you’ll be able to swap batteries whenever you run low. A great accessory to get the most out of your Galaxy S2. For more battery and charging options, check out our recent blog on the subject!
Our winning accessory this time is this genuine Samsung Mesh Vent Case. The case looks great, particularly in red, and adds a grippy texture to the phone. The vented design is built to ensure that the phone doesn’t overheat, too. Of course, cutouts exist throughout for the buttons, ports and camera. A great looking case for a great looking phone.
Thanks for checking out the article and stay tuned for more accessory recommendations for the whole lineup of Samsung Galaxy S phones!
Monday, July 21st, 2014
Today we’re going to have a look at some of the best replacement batteries and other charging solutions for the Galaxy S3 Mini, all designed to extend your battery life. Let’s take a look.
1. Official Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Battery
The official battery for the Galaxy S3 Mini is the ideal choice to replace your worn battery or to pick up a spare, granting you improved battery life and a longer-lasting phone. The official battery has a capacity of 1500mAh, precisely the same as the battery that came in the box originally. The battery is cheap too, at less than £20, ensuring you’re able to pick up even a couple of spare batteries.
2. Power Jacket for Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
Our second option is the Power Jacket, a battery case for the Galaxy S3 Mini. This case adds a mighty 2000 mAh to the phone’s power reserves, taking the combined total to 3500mAh. That means you’ll get more than double the battery life on your phone, whether you’re talking on the phone, watching videos or surfing the web. The Power Jacket does add some bulk to your phone, but it also adds a good amount of protection against scratches and knocks. A built-in kickstand is also included, which is perfect for watching videos and spending that battery life well!
3. Power Bank Portable Charger for MicroUSB
The final battery idea for the Galaxy S3 Mini is a portable charger. The Power Bank is one such portable charger, offering a convenient 2600mAh of battery power whenever you need it most. That’s enough to get between two and three times the battery life of your phone, whilst keeping your phone slim and pocketable while it’s not charging.
Thanks for checking out the article! For more ideas, please visit our Galaxy S3 Mini accessories page. You can leave feedback or questions in the comments below, or on Twitter @mobilefun. Thanks again and have a good one!