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The best Samsung Galaxy S5 accessories: cases, speakers, headphones

Becca Caddy Tech

If you’re lucky enough to have got your hands on a new Samsung Galaxy S5, then you’re going to want to know the top accessories to pair it with. Whether you need a way to protect it, listen to it, charge it or just carry it around in style, we’ve got you covered.

Check out our video above for our top four accessories or the list below for everything you need to make the most of your new handset.

To keep your phone protected

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If you’re prone to smashing up your phones by accident or on nights out, then you’ll want to get a case for your Galazy S5 ASAP. We recommend this clear shell from Proporta. It’ll keep your phone protected without compromising too much and covering up all of its sleek design. Speck also has a very striking range here.

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If you like your cases to stand out more, then head on over to Case Mate. There isn’t that much choice when it comes to Galaxy S5 add-ons just yet, but this sparkly case called Brilliance is great for those who want to make a statement with their gadget accessories.

To carry it around in style

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If you like to have your phone, wallet and important things all in one place, then we recommend the Suki case from Covert Accessories. It’s a small, hand-held wallet that you can fit your phone, credit cards and cash into – perfect for a night out.

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Samsung has also released its own range of flip cases. They’re a little more basic than the Suki case, but they do come in a range of bright colours, if you’re looking for something a little different.

To keep your phone charged up on the go

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The wireless charging pad from Samsung, available at Mobile Fun, is a sleek and slim portable charging device to keep your handset juiced up wirelessly.

To keep you fit and moving

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We’re big fans of wearable gadgets here at ShinyShiny, but not all of them are geared up for Android devices. If you’ve got a Galaxy S5 the obvious choice is Samsung’s own Gear Fit band with a curved AMOLED display and real-time stats about your activity throughout the day.

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If you don’t like the huge display on the Gear Fit, then opt for the Fitbit Flex from John Lewis instead. Like most trackers, it keeps tabs on how much you’ve moved throughout the day, the calories you’ve burned and the progress you’re making towards your goals.

To listen to music

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Most headphones will work well with your new Samsung handset, but Sennheiser has its own set of buds that are designed especially for Galaxy phones. The MM30G headset from Amazon has noise-blocking tech to make music sound better than ever and it allows you to take calls with the mic and speaker too.

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There are plenty of more affordable, smaller speakers on the market, but our favourite device for amazing quality audio at summer picnics and outdoor parties has to be the latest generation Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker. Oh and there’s a mini version too if you were looking for something a bit cheaper and a bit more compact.

By Becca Caddy | May 12th, 2014



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