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Top 5 Best Samsung Galaxy Tab S Accessories

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is an ultra-premium tablet that has Android fans very excited. If you’re planning to buy either the 8.4-inch or 10.5-inch versions of the Galaxy Tab S later this summer, make sure you also pick up the following accessories. You could always opt for this Galaxy Tab S bundle with a sleeve, stylus, and cleaning kit, but the accessories we’ve cherry-picked below are worth some serious consideration.


1. IVSO Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Slim Smart Cover

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If you want a Tab S case that offers both protection and style, this attractive line of colorful cases from IVSO is a good option. The smart cover is available in sizes that will fit both the 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch Tab S models. The multi-angle stand is great for watching videos, using video chat, or reviewing presentations. In addition, precise cut-outs in the cover allow you full access to all controls and features of the Galaxy Tab S.

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • Available in five colors
  • Easy access to ports and controls
  • Faux leather is vegan-approved
  • Inexpensive
  • Attractive design

  • Cons:

  • Faux leather will not age as gracefully as true leather
  • Lack rugged features like waterproofing
  • Not all users like the logo decal on the front
  • Not officially sanctioned by Samsung
  • Good scratch protection, but not amazing in terms of impact/drop resistance

  • 2. Ezopower 10ft USB Data Cable with 2.1a Ac Wall & Car Charger Adapter for Samsung Galaxy Tab S

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    Everyone needs an extra data cable, and everyone needs an extra charger. For Samsung Galaxy Tab S owners, picking up this accessory is a no-brainer. The extra long cable is great for rooms where the outlet is far from a chair or table, while the included car charger (not pictured above, but included in the bundle) keeps your device all juiced up while you’re on the go. What’s not to like?

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Also works with other mobile devices
  • Package is versatile
  • Smartchip with short circuit protection never heats or overcharges battery
  • High speed transfer rates up to 480Mbps depending on USB version
  • Cable length is a huge perk

  • Cons:

  • Not compatible with all tablets and cell phones
  • Some user reviews complain about “dead” chargers arriving
  • A handful of users have complained about cable working as either a charger or a data cable, but not as both (this is a uncommon problem)
  • Charging can sometimes be slow
  • Some users have reported the charger failed after a few weeks

  • 3. JOTO Samsung Galaxy Tab S Screen Protector

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    It can cost you about a hundred bucks to get a Samsung tablet’s screen replaced. The smart thing to do is install a screen protector that can prevent scratches and dings. JOTO’s screen protector film for the Galaxy Tab S is inexpensive, but that doesn’t mean its low-quality. The screen protector from JOTO offers a blend of protection, attractive finish, and great touchscreen responsiveness. Plus, it leaves no residue behind when you remove it.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Does not interfere with screen clarity
  • Does not cause touchscreen sensitivity issues
  • Scratch-proof and fingerprint-proof
  • Bubble-free
  • Installation kit comes with three screen protectors, cleaning cloth, squeegee, bubble removal tape, and instructions

  • Cons:

  • Can be somewhat tricky to apply
  • May not prevent screen cracking in the event of impact
  • Comes with lifetime warranty, but not clear if that covers replacement cost to damaged device
  • Some users may prefer a different brand
  • Three in a pack may be too many for some

  • 4. IVSO Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Bluetooth Keyboard

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    IVSO is always quick to bring their cases to market for new devices, and this Bluetooth keyboard case for the Tab S is no exception. Boasting keys with a nice bounce back sensation and a fairly attractive design, this case is ideal for Tab S owners who frequently need their tablet to act like a laptop.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Provides full access to all ports and features
  • Works for up to 60 hours
  • Soft faux leather will feel comfortable against your wrists while typing
  • Acts as keyboard, carrying case, and stand
  • Feels more like a real laptop keyboard than silicone keys

  • Cons:

  • Does take a good three hours or so to fully recharge
  • Outside or on hot days, leather could feel sticky against your skin
  • Limited color options
  • Faux leather may crack, peel, or fade over time
  • May be too expensive for some

  • 5. Car Seat Headrest Cradle Mount for Samsung Galaxy Tab S

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    Don’t be confused by the image above, which shows this cradle mount holding an iPad: this car mount will work with a Galaxy Tab S. The cradle mount snaps on to the back of the passenger seat in your car, creating a view screen for movies, games, TV and more that will appeal to your kids in the back seat. Best of all, it’s quite an inexpensive accessory for your Galaxy Tab S.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Should fit the Galaxy Tab S “naked” or in a case
  • Fully adjustable with 360 degree rotation
  • Great car accessory
  • Ideal for people with kids
  • Soft interior lining fully protects from scratches while inserted in the cradle

  • Cons:

  • May not be as “vibration-free” as advertised when driving on dirt roads or poorly maintained roads, or in cars with older suspensions
  • May be harder to install in cars with oversized or custom seats
  • Somewhat limited installation options/locations in-car
  • May not work for other tablet sizes (if others in your household have tabs other than the Tab S)
  • Limited color options

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