Any smartphone owner knows that the phone is only as good as the accessories you pair it with. Take the new Samsung Galaxy S6. Sure, it’s a powerful phone with some killer features. But it does have a somewhat small battery, and it can be hard to grip in certain situations. Thankfully, these shortcomings can be fixed by using the S6 with the right accessories. Whether you’re shopping for the perfect case, the best Bluetooth headset, or a new wireless charging pad, check out the list below. Here are ten great cases and accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S6.
1. Wetherby Classic Basic Samsung Galaxy S6 Wallet Case
This classic wallet case from Wetherby is made from genuine leather, making it a great choice for people who dislike the look and feel of faux leather wallet cases. There are seven color options to choose from, which makes these cases appealing to a broad range of S6 owners.
The interior of the case features a contrasting color, which makes the main color pop. There are three card slots, along with a separate pocket for cash. A precise cutout on the rear of the case lets you use the camera without having to remove the case. The only accessory you might want to add on is a basic S6 screen protector, to prevent accidental screen wear from the raised numbers on your cards.
2. Samsung Wireless Charger for Samsung Galaxy S6
The S6 has wireless charging capabilities built right in. If you don’t already own a wireless charging pad, owning an S6 is the perfect reason to join the wireless charger revolution. This official charger from Samsung is a great unit to start with because it has built-in overcharge protection. You should note that you may need to remove your case from the phone before attempting to use the charging pad. This charging solution is great for people who hate messy cords and cables cluttering up their workspace.
3. Speck Products MightyShell Case for Samsung Galaxy S6
Speck’s MightyShell case provides rugged protection for your new smartphone. Despite its rugged design, this case has a very thin profile for the amount of protection you’re getting. The bumper is designed to be easy to grip. However, should you drop the phone, the inner walls compress on impact to absorb the shock.
This case is covered by a lifetime warranty, and has outperformed the basic military drop test standards. While it’s a little expensive, this solid case is ideal for S6 owners who are afraid of dropping their new device.
4. EnGive Galaxy S6 Car Mount
Need a new car mount for your S6? This car mount from EnGive can be mounted from your windshield, in the orientation pictured above. You can also mount the phone to your car’s dashboard, if that is more convenient. A suction cup with lock clip ensures that this car mount will stay in place. Do note, however, that this car mount is designed to be used with a “naked” phone, so you’ll need to remove your case before attempting to use this mount.
5. Caseology Waterfall Series Clear Armor Samsung Galaxy S6 Case
The rear of the case is transparent, which lets you show off the color of your phone, the Samsung logo, or (if you’re particularly sentimental) a photograph of your loved ones.
The bumpers on this case are available in five colors, including red, black, gold, silver, and pink. The front of the case has a raised lip, which protects your screen when you put it face-down on a table. If you like slim profile cases, this is a solid choice.
6. FosPower POWERACTIVE 9000mAh Waterproof Shockproof Power Bank
You can never have enough backup batteries. With the S6 packing a slightly smaller battery than the S5, you might find that you need to recharge more often than you used to. The S6 boasts a 2,550 mAh non-removable battery. This particular external battery pack is a nice choice because it’s rugged and waterproof. It’s packing a 9000mAh battery, which is enough to recharge your S6 three times, with a bit of extra juice left over.
In addition to being a source of external power for Android and iOS devices, this portable power back has a built-in compass, an LED flashlight, and carabiner to make it easy to clip this accessory to a bag. If you love the great outdoors, this is a power accessory that will stand up to your active lifestyle.
7. ULAK Fashion Armor Shockproof Samsung Galaxy S6 Case
For people who have a chronic case of “butterfingers”, a case with some extra texture can help to limit the number of times you lose your grip on your new phone. This S6 case from ULAK has a honeycomb texture along the sides and around the camera lens. This textured area makes it easy to keep a grip on your device, whether you are holding your phone vertically or horizontally.
The case itself is easy to snap on or snap off, making it ideal for people who like to swap out their cases frequently. Unfortunately, this case does not ship with a screen protector, stylus, microfiber cloth, or other extras.
8. Poweradd Bluetooth Extendable Selfie Stick
This selfie stick works with a variety of smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S6. While many sports stadiums and public spaces are banning selfie sticks, there are plenty of places where you can still use a monopod to take great photos. This selfie stick extends to 80 cm (about 31 inches). This selfie stick ships with a USB charging cable and wrist strap.
Price: $19.99 (60 percent off MSRP)
9. IVY’s Cute Samsung Galaxy S6 Wallet Cases
IVY has a range of S6 wallet cases with cute designs. The case folds into a kickstand, and has two card slots inside the front flap. If you like cute cases that have a lot of personality, this is a case option that will work for you. Looking for more cute cases? Check out our post on the best cute S6 cases, which includes fun designs for both the S6 and S6 Edge.
Price: $3.99 and up, depending on style selected (71 percent off MSRP)
10. Samsung HM1900 Bluetooth Headset
In the market for a new Bluetooth headset? The Samsung HM1900 offers automatic pairing, built-in voice prompts, and both noise reduction and echo cancellation technology. With an increasing number of states enforcing hands-free cell phone laws for drivers, owning a Bluetooth headset is smart way to avoid getting a ticket.
Looking for more Bluetooth-enabled audio accessories? Check out our list of the best Bluetooth speakers, or our list of the best Bluetooth headsets. We’ve also compiled a guide to the best Bluetooth car kits, as well as some recommendations for waterproof Bluetooth speakers.