Following up this morning’s official announcement regarding availability of the Samsung Galaxy S 4, Samsung has also released details regarding several official accessories that will be available. These accessories should prove popular with new owners interested in protecting their new device, extending its usefulness, or just using the “Life Companion” to make life more interesting. U.S. Cellular is already using the accessories to entice buyers by throwing in a free S View flip cover with online pre-orders. The flip cover goes beyond the traditional smartphone cover by providing a small window to your screen that displays information like time, missed calls and text messages, and battery status.
The list of accessories, with suggested retail prices, includes:
- S View flip cover – available in seven colors including Black Mist, White Frost, Light Blue, Pink, Green, Orange and Yellow, the S View flop cover provides a clear window so users can access information without waking their phone up ($59.55)
- Flip cover – a thin profile cover that snaps on the back of the Galaxy S 4 in order to maintain the phones slim profile, available in the same seven colors as the S View version ($39.99)
- Protective Cover+ – for users interested in a little more protection that what the flip covers provide, the Protective Cover+ also covers the sides of the device and provides protection against bumps, drops, and scratches while providing some extra grip for those who don’t like the smooth plastic of the phone, the cover will be available in White, Navy, Green, Blue and Pink ($29.99)
- Spare Battery Charging System – a spare battery charger that users can easily transport to charge their battery up when away from their home ($49.99)
- HM3300 Bluetooth Headset – an NFC compatible headset that uses Bluetooth for streaming music or audio once paired, available in Titan Gray, Marble White and Pebble Blue ($49.99)
In addition to the Galaxy S 4 specific accessories, Samsung has several accessories for their devices that will work with the Galaxy S 4, like their AllShare Cast Wireless Hub, Smart Dock, Universal Multimedia Dock, Universal Vehicle Navigation Mount, MHL 2.0 HDTV Adapter, Universal Battery Pack, HS-330 Headphones, and Galaxy Muse.
More accessories are expected to eventually hit the market like a wireless charging pad/cover, S Band activity monitor to be worn on the wrist, a Body Scale, and a real-time heart rate monitor.