Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 has seen a widely successful launch so far, as it only took the company less than one month to sell 3 million units of its new “phablet” handset. Samsung’s most recent smartphone hit the 5 million mark at the end of November, and it marks the first time a Galaxy Note device has launched on all major U.S. carriers.
With such widespread victory, it’s no secret that the Galaxy Note 2 could be at the top of many tech lovers’ holiday wish lists. But for those who already own Samsung’s hybrid device, here’s list of accessories that are sure to enhance the Galaxy Note experience.
Spigen Galaxy Note 2 Hardbook Case ($37). One of the first accessories most smartphone owners purchase is a case for their device. Spigen’s case contains a flap on the front that opens up like a book, adding to the hybrid-style feel that Samsung sought to achieve. There’s a polycarbonate frame that locks the handset in place and a leather texture on the front that extends around the entire case. Spigen’s Hardbook case is available in a range of colors such as sky blue and azalea pink.
Celldeco Decorated Aluminum Button ($10). Galaxy Note 2 owners on Verizon’s network will no longer have to look at the carrier’s branding on their home button. Three shiny aluminum stickers come in a pack for $10.
Samsung Smart Doc for Galaxy Note 2 ($100). This accessory from Samsung essentially lets users turn their Galaxy Note 2 handsets into a PC whenever they wish. The doc, which also charges the device, allows users to plug in a keyboard, HD monitor and external storage device to take advantage of the Galaxy Note 2’s speedy processor and fast Internet.
The Ultimate Galaxy Note 2 Accessory Pack ($27). Can’t decide on one accessory? This pack from Mobile Fun could be the perfect gift for your Samsung Galaxy Note 2-loving friend or family member. It comes with six accessories: a desk stand, a car holder, a FlexiShield Skin cover, a mini portable desk stand, a car charger, and a screen protector.
Motorola H780 Bluetooth Headset for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 ($65). This Bluetooth headset boasts CrystalTalk sound quality for Samsung’s most recent handset. CrystalTalk eliminates background noise and echo by using dual microphones, should Motorola’s Bluetooth device should deliver about seven hours of hands-free talk time.
These are only a few of the many accessories available for Samsung’s second-generation Galaxy Note. There’s a wide selection of covers and skins alone, not to mention chargers, cables, and bigger batteries.
Samsung touts its Galaxy Note 2 as delivering more than just a standard smartphone experience. The first-generation Note was an attempt to spark interest in the crossbreed gadget genre, and its successor takes that idea to an entirely new level. New features such as the Multi-Window capability, which allows users to run more than one application simultaneously in separate windows, combined with accessories such as the Smart Dock are simulating a PC experience for Note users.
Samsung may be pushing the brand of “phablet” devices even further. Rumors of a third-generation Galaxy Note surfaced on Thursday, and speculation indicates that the alleged Galaxy Note 2 successor could come with a 6.3-inch screen.