The new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a huge step up from its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The Note 7 boasts an iris scanner, expansive storage, a 4K camera, and tons of other cool features. But even the best smartphone can be enhanced even further with the right accessories. Whether you plan to use your Note 7 as your personal phone, a work phone, or as something in-between, we’ve rounded up 10 must-have accessories for new Note 7 owners. If you want to take your phone experience to the next level, we have recommendations for accessories that protect your device, let you enjoy music on the go, and accessories that will extend your battery life. Read on to see our top picks. And if you haven’t grabbed a case for your new device, you should also read our guide to the best Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cases on sale now.
1. AUKEY USB-C to USB 3.0 Braided Cable (3 Pack)
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is Samsung’s first smartphone to feature a USB-C port. If you are new to USB-C devices, you’d be smart to pick up some USB-C adapters and accessories. This three-pack of cables features reversible connectors. Each cable measures 3.3 feet long. This cable supports safe charging at 2.4A (maximum) and data syncing at speeds up to 5 Gbps. You may also want to consider picking up Aukey’s USB C Hub, which has four USB ports and an HDMI port.
Price: $17.99 (31 percent off MSRP)
2. Unitek Aluminum Smart Car Charger
A 3,500 mAh battery is perfectly respectable, but there are days when you simply need more juice. If you use GPS all day, play a lot of games, or talk for hours at a time, you’ll need accessories to recharge your Note 7 throughout the day. This smart car charger works for USB-C devices, but also offers regular USB charging as well. This flexibility makes the car charger a nice option for households where not everyone has the same phone.
3. Samsung Gear Fit 2
Trying to lose weight or get in shape for a race? A fitness tracker is a nice companion to your new phone. The new Gear Fit 2 stands out from the competition for a couple of reasons. Firstly, unlike the majority of fitness trackers on the market, music can be stored on the Gear Fit 2. This wearable also offers built-in GPS, which is somewhat rare in wearables under $200. Basic features like automatic tracking, step count/calorie count tracking, heart rate tracking, sleep tracking, and notifications are also available.
Not sure if the Gear Fit 2 is the right wearable for you? You could opt for a Fitbit instead. Check out our Fitbit comparison to get personalized recommendations based on your fitness habits.
Price: $149 (17 percent off MSRP)
4. Samsung EVO Select Micro SDXC Memory Card (256GB, 95MB/s)
A big perk of the Note 7 is the ability to use removable storage. The Note 7 supports microSDXC cards up to 256 GB. If you want to store tons of photos, videos, movies, apps, or games, removable storage can give you the space that other phones only dream of.
256GB cards too rich for your blood? Browse smaller capacity Samsung microSDXC cards here.
5. LS-PRO Clip-On Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit
The camera in Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is same as that of the camera in Galaxy S7 series. It’s capable of shooting 4K video, as well as taking nice still photos thanks to a 12MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture. But even though the cameras on the Note 7 are nice, it’s still possible to enhance your photos with clip-on lenses. The kit pictured above includes a fisheye lens, 15x macro lens, and super wide angle lens. The lenses are backed by a 30 day money back guarantee and a 12-month free replacement plan.
6. SPARIN Galaxy Note 7 Screen Protector
A screen protector is a must. A tempered glass screen protector protects better than a plastic film screen protector. In the event that you drop your phone, or scratch your screen, a rugged screen protector will protect against damage. A small investment in a screen protector now can save you hundreds in the future, which is definitely what you might have to pay to get a cracked screen replaced. This Note 7 screen protector from SPARIN is easy to install, and doesn’t make the screen overly dim. It’s rated 9H for hardness, which means this screen protector is tougher than many minerals, plastics, and other materials that could damage your screen.
Not sure if this style is right for you? Browse more Note 7 screen protectors on sale here.
7. Speck CandyShell Grip Cell Phone Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Speck’s CandyShell Grip case is a solid all-around phone case. The textured back makes the case easy to grip, even when hands are sweaty or moist. The grippy lines also make it easy to hold your phone at the perfect, somewhat awkward angle you need to achieve the perfect selfie angle. Reinforced corners protect your device from drops. And speaking of drops, these cases meet military standards for drop/impact resistance.
Not a fan of this brand, or this case style? Get more recommendations in our guide to the best Note 7 cases.
8. Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand
The Note 7 supports wireless charging, so it makes sense to have at least one wireless charging stand in your home or office. This model from Samsung is dependable and attractive. However, if you’d like to see some additional options before making a final choice, browse more wireless charging pads on sale here.
Price: $41.95 (40 percent off MSRP)
9. RIF6 Cube
With all that expandable storage, it’s likely you’ll want to store some movies or TV shows on your new Note 7. If you love watching movies, but hate squinting at a small phone screen, this mobile-friendly projector is a great accessory for your device. This tiny box measures just two inches, but displays a projected image up to 120 inches. The battery life is only 90 minutes, but that’s enough for three episodes of a show, or a shorter feature film. Looking for a cool tech gift that’s a little less expensive? Our gift guide about the best cool gadgets can provide even more gift-spiration.
Price: $279 (7 percent off MSRP)
10. Barge’s The Dash Wireless Smart Earphones
A top of the line phone deserves a top of the line pair of headphones. These smart, wireless headphones from Bragi are packed with cool features. Unlike other wireless headphones, the Bragi headphones have 4GB of on-board storage, so you can keep about 1000 songs stored in the earbuds themselves. These headphones are passively noise-cancelling and waterproof up to three feet. The charging case allows you to recharge up to five times per day, with each charge providing about three hours of listening time. One final touch is integrated sensor technology, which helps track workouts. As you exercise, the headphones give you live feedback about your steps, heart rate, and more.
Is your bank account looking a little empty after you splurged on your new Note 7? If these headphones are a little out of your price range, shop more top-rated headphones in our guide to the best wireless headphones and the best sport headphones.