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Top 5 Best Samsung Galaxy S5 Accessories

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a great phone, but the right peripherals and accessories can make it even better. These are the best accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Whether use your S5 for business or pleasure, these great accessories are sure to suit your unique needs.

(Looking for recommendations for Samsung Galaxy S5 cases? Check out this article for our top picks and recommendations.)


1. Best Samsung Galaxy S5 Emergency Battery Charger: Devotec Fuel

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The Devotec Fuel Micro Charger is not much bigger than a quarter, and can be stored on your keyring. This tiny battery provides great emergency power for your phone. You can read more about the Fuel on TechCrunch.

Even though the Galaxy S5 already has a great battery saving feature, this micro-charger is a smart investment for those who want to maximize their battery life. This accessory costs around $25.

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • Tiny size
  • Holds charge for up to a month
  • Provides 30 minutes extra talk time, or up to a few hours on standby
  • Provides peace of mind in an emergency
  • Works with multiple phone types

  • Cons:

  • Battery life questionable: guaranteed for only 500 or so cycles before it starts to degrade
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 already has great battery life, battery-saving features
  • So small, you may lose it when not on a keychain
  • You need to charge it regularly to make sure its ready in case of emergency
  • Provides some battery life, but not necessarily enough to power your phone in all situations

  • 2. Best Samsung Galaxy S5 Car Mount: iKross 4-in-1 Universal Car Mount

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    (iKross)

    Samsung offers a perfectly serviceable car mount, but there are cheaper options out there. The iKross 4-in-1 Universal Car Mount is cheaper, and has the added bonus of flexibility. You can use this kit to mount your phone to your dash, air vent, visor, or windshield. Amazon sells this kit for under $25.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • 4 different ways to install
  • Cheaper than Samsung’s mount
  • Works with many other popular smartphones
  • Flexible arm
  • Absorbs vibration and provide stable viewing platform

  • Cons:

  • No steering wheel mount option
  • Adhesive on base can wear off over time
  • If phone is in a case, you may need to remove it before putting in the mount for best fit
  • Somewhat tricky to install with vent clips
  • An older mount model that may be discontinued by the manufacturer

  • 3. Best Samsung Galaxy S5 Fitness Accessory: Samsung Gear Fit

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    (Samsung)

    Retailing for around $200, the Gear Fit is a very attractive fitness tracker. The Gear Fit monitors steps, sleep quality, and heart rate. It also lets you play music or check messages/email.

    If you want a fitness wristband that syncs with the S5, this is the way to go. The Gear Fit is the most athletic and aesthetically pleasing of the current crop of Samsung smartwatches/fitness bands. Learn more about the Gear Fit on CNET.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Sync with S5 and S Health app
  • Changeable bands
  • Battery lasts 3-5 days between charges
  • Feature-rich
  • Water-resistant

  • Cons:

  • Pricey when compared to other fitness bands
  • No USB port directly on the device
  • Battery life pales in comparison to other wearables
  • Touchscreen needs improved sensitivity
  • Pedometer and heartrate monitor sometimes malfunction

  • 4. Best Samsung Galaxy S5 Wireless Speaker: BlueSYNC BR2 Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker

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    (BlueSYNC)

    The BlueSYNC BR2 Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker is reasonably priced at around $25. If you want to listen to music from your Samsung Galaxy S5, this is a wireless speaker that will deliver.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Reasonably priced
  • Attractive design
  • Built-in mic
  • Also includes 3.5mm AUX cable
  • Onboard controls and removeable, rechargable battery

  • Cons:

  • Not EnergyStar certified
  • Limited color options
  • May be too large for some users
  • Subwoofer is passive
  • Only has 2 drivers

  • 5. Best Samsung Galaxy S5 Wireless Charging Cover: Samsung S5 Wireless Charging S-View Flip Cover

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    (Samsung)

    Available for around $50, the Samsung S5 Wireless Charging S-View Flip Cover enables you to use your phone with any QI Wireless charging mat. No more annoying cables to untangle or keep track of.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Enables wireless charging on all Qi-compatible wireless charging pads
  • Same status, missed event notification and shortcut display of the standard Galaxy S 5 S-View Flip Cover
  • Rubber in battery cover keeps phone safe from moisture
  • Looks cool
  • Made by same manufacturer as your phone, so you can trust it implicitly

  • Cons:

  • Limited color options
  • Requires a charging pad (sold separately)
  • Expensive
  • May be too intimidating for technophobes to install themselves
  • Not available at press time (Samsung says this cover is “Coming soon”)

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