The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a gorgeous device that’s packed with all kinds of insanely cool features. We’ve put together a guide to some of the best cases and accessories that every Note 4 owner should know about. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one, these accessories are some of the hottest and most desirable items around. Read on to see which must-have tech items you need for your Galaxy Note 4.
1. Caseology Galaxy Note 4 Case
If you can’t afford one of those blinged-out Note 4 cases from Swarovski, this case is the next best thing. The leather look gives your Note 4 a polished, high-end look. While it doesn’t have the same “bling factor” as a Swarovski case, this Caseology case still feels ultra-premium, and the lack of crystals makes this a more gender-neutral option. If you want a case that feels and looks premium, this case from Caseology ticks all the boxes (but won’t break the bank.)
In the video above, the Wall Street Journal reviews the Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit is the slimmest of all the Galaxy Gear smartwatch offerings. The Gear Fit allows you to quickly respond to notifications and track your heart rate. You can easily customize the look of your Gear Fit, which makes the experience feel more personalized. If you are trying to slim down, this accessory will pair with your new Note 4, and help you reach your fitness goals.
3. Spigen Galaxy Note 4 Case With Screen Protector
Spigen is a brand that strikes a great balance between design, functionality, and price. Their Note 4 case is notable because of its low price, its attractive and plentiful color offerings, and its ability to protect your phone from drops and scratches. The slim design of the case showcases the lines of the device, while also keeping your phone slender enough to fit easily in a pocket or a purse.
Go hands-on with the Gear VR in the PC Mag video above.
Sadly, the long-anticipated Samsung Gear VR is not in stores yet. This VR headset only works with the Note 4, and many Note 4 fans are aciously awaiting the Gear VR’s release. No release date has been announced for the Gear VR as of this writing. You can learn more about this VR headset on Samsung’s website. In the meantime, you can order a screen protector for when your Gear VR is finally released.
This case idea is so clever, and will definitely appeal to runners and gym rats. The case itself can be attached to a separate armband, allowing you to go from the office to a spin class without having to take your phone out of its case. While the color options and size options are limited, this case will be ideal for the average Note 4 user who loves listening to music while they do some cardio.
6. Targus Universal Foldable Keyboard for Android Devices
Targus makes an awesome universal foldable keyboard that is specifically designed to work with Android devices, including the Note 4. If you have busy days when you’re on the go and need to use your Note 4 as a makeshift laptop, this handy keyboard is an awesome accessory.
7. i-Blason Slim Leather Wallet for Samsung Galaxy Note 4
The size of the Note 4 makes it ideal for doing business on the go, which is why so many business professionals like to use a wallet-style case to protect their Note. This leather wallet allows you to store your ID or credit cards right inside the case, while the case itself turns into a viewing stand for use during video conferences.
The video above acts as a basic user’s guide for the Samsung HM1300 headset.
This Samsung headset offers 8 hours of talk time, making it ideal for Galaxy Note 4 users who use their phone for business calls or business travel. Additionally, this headset also offers up to 300 hours of standby time. It boasts an attractive design, and three interchangeable ear tips to personalize your fit. If you’re looking for a Samsung-made Bluetooth headset that won’t break the bank, this is a great choice.
Unlike the Galaxy S5, the Note 4 isn’t waterproof. If you plan to take your Note 4 near the pool, out on the lake, or on an extended boating trip, this waterproof sleeve can keep your Note 4 from getting waterlogged. The case is universal, so you can use it to store other phones, or even valuables that you just don’t want to get wet.
Jabra may not exactly be a household name, but this car speakerphone is a great buy because of its nice array of automatic features. Additionally, it allows for multiple devices to be paired at once, making this ideal for people who have a cell phone for both work and personal use.
This handy Note 4 case from Verus keeps your cards tucked away in a little compartment that’s practically invisible. With a simple, ergonomic motion, you can quickly access your cards in this compartment. For anyone who is on the go and doesn’t have the room or inclination to carry a separate wallet, this is a smart buy.
This case is easy to install and remove. The sliding compartment for your cards is a little tricky to open, and opens best when you use a thumbnail to crack the slider a bit. One thing about this case: don’t try to stuff more cards in there than the case was designed to fit, or the hinge will start to bow.
12. Sony MDRZX550BN Bluetooth and Noise Cancelling Headset
Check out an unboxing video featuring these headphones in the player above. These Sony MDRZX550BN headphones are great for frequent flyers, since they have noise canceling properties. In addition, they have Bluetooth, which means no annoying wires to get all tangled up in your briefcase or purse.
Ideal for people who want to have a stand built right into their Samsung Galaxy Note 4 case, this wallet-style folio case has a lot of good features. You can store cash and cards in the folio, or use the wristlet to free up your hands while shopping. This is a great Note 4 case, and it comes in a ton of cute colors.
Check out a demo of a house with SmartThings home automation installed in the video above.
If you’re intrigued by the idea of having a “smart home,” then this starter kit from SmartThings is the perfect first step. This kit includes one SmartThings Hub, one SmartSense motion sensor, one SmartSense open/closed sensor, and one SmartSense presence sensor. With these items, you can get notifications on your Note 4 about the comings and goings of your family members.
You also get alerts in the event of break-ins and floods, and you can even use one of the sensors to help ensure that you never lose your keys again. The home of the future can be yours for relatively little money, and the ability to control your smart devices from your phone never gets old. There are no monthly fees, and set-up involves no messy wires and takes just 15 minutes.
15. Verus Heavy Drop Protection Galaxy Note 4 Case
Verus makes some really attractive smartphone cases, and this Note 4 case is a great example of what this accessories company is capable of. This Note 4 case has a great hourglass shape, which makes it easier to hold on to. This is a great case for people with a chronic case of “butterfingers.”
Sure, you could have one of those simple, plastic, stick-on screen protectors on your Note 4. They’re great for preventing minor scratches and keeping grease off the screen itself. That being said, a tempered glass screen protector like this one is ideal for preventing more serious impact damage. If you spend a lot of time on a bike, motorcycle, ATV, or scooter, this extra level of impact protection might protect your Note 4 in the event of an accident.
This Obliq case has a great look, and comes in six different colors that range from metallics to pastels. The case also has a card that turns it into a kickstand, which is great for watching videos or doing extended calls on Skype. Do note that reviews have been a little mixed in terms of whether this case fits too tightly, so you might want to buy this with another case as a backup. Those who like this case, however, rave about the stylish look and sturdy design.
Check out the video above, which outlines all the ways you can use the S Pen with your Note 4. The S Pen is part of what makes the Note 4 so much fun to use. If you lose your S Pen, you’re gonna be missing out on a lot of cool features. Buying a back-up S Pen is just plain smart. It may not be the most exciting accessory, but it is one of the most functional.
Available in tons of color combinations, this cool color-blocked case really makes a statement. It also covers most of your screen, which is great for your privacy. The coolest feature is the “finger line” stripe, which lets you run your finger along the stripe to answer a call without having to open the case.
Check out CNET’s review of the Narrative Clip camera in the video above.
The Narrative is a really cool little camera that clips onto your clothing. You can review your shots from the camera through a smartphone app, or on your computer. The camera automatically takes two photos every minute, and the device has enough onboard memory to store 6000 photos. If you are a fan of photography or blogging, this is an awesome tech accessory.