Advertisement

The essential Galaxy S9 accessories

by Justin Herrick | May 27, 2018May 27, 2018 8:00 am PDT

Your Galaxy S9 deserves only the best. First-party and third-party accessories for the Galaxy S9 are easy to find. You just have to choose the right ones. If you look at only the cheapest accessories, you’ll end up wasting your money. That doesn’t mean you should spend a fortune, either. It’s simply not necessary to spend a lot of money to get good quality in return. We’ve done the research for you and picked out the accessories to look at.

Here are some of the best accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+.

EasyAcc Soft TPU Crystal Clear Case

  • Price: $8, eligible for Prime shipping
  • Color(s): Clear

Cases are fantastic to maintain your phone’s original appearance, but they can often take away from the design. You’re covering it with a piece of rubber or plastic that hides the metal and glass. EasyAcc, meanwhile, rolled out a transparent case that lets your Galaxy S9 shine.

The Crystal Clear case, as the name tells you, doesn’t have any color. So it’s almost like there’s nothing between the world and your phone. But the TPU-based design provides much-needed protection against scrapes and knocks. Your Galaxy S9 can handle a tumble, all while letting everyone see your Galaxy S9 the way Samsung intended it to be seen.

Buy now: Amazon (Galaxy S9), Amazon (Galaxy S9+)

IQ Shield LiQuidSkin (2-pack)

  • Price: $8, eligible for Prime shipping

IQ Shield always deserves a spot on any list involving screen protectors. Its products are cheap, but they’re very effective. The LIQuidSkin screen protector for the Galaxy S9 applies easily, allows you to continue using a protective case, and includes a lifetime warranty. You’re getting IQ Shield’s proprietary technology in a two-pack for less than $10.

This screen protector features Smart Film, a self-healing technology that lets the unit recover from minor scratches without you having to do anything. Will the LIQuidSkin stop your screen from cracking after a big drop? Probably not, but you’re not buying it for that type of situation. It’s a screen protector made for everyday items that can potentially scuff and scratch your Galaxy 9’s display.

Like most screen protectors, you’re getting wet-install application kit. IQ Shield throws in everything you need to get the screen protector on and remove bubbles before the bonding finishes.

Buy now: Amazon (Galaxy S9), Amazon (Galaxy S9+)

Samsung Fast Wireless Charging Pad (2018)

  • Price: $70, eligible for Prime shipping
  • Color(s): Black, White

Samsung makes among the best wireless chargers around. That’s why they tend to be pretty expensive unless you find a deal somewhere. Alongside the Galaxy S9, Samsung released a new wireless charging pad for $70.

The new model boasts advanced Qi technology, 9W charging speeds, dual-charging coils to hold a better connection, an LED indicator for status updates, and a built-in fan to ensure the Galaxy S9 stays cool.

Older models of Samsung’s wireless chargers are still on the market; however, we recommend pairing that shiny new Galaxy S9 with a shiny new accessory. Go big or go home, folks.

Buy now: Amazon

Xiaomi Mi Power Bank Pro (10,000mAh)

  • Price: $30, eligible for Prime shipping
  • Color(s): Black

Its products aren’t available everywhere, but Xiaomi does sell the Mi Power Bank Pro in North America. It’s a 10,000mAh portable battery that includes the qualities you need from an accessory like this. Xiaomi uses a double-anodized aluminum exterior to protect the high-density battery inside despite the entire body measuring just 0.49 inches thick.

Each time the portable charger is at full capacity, you should be able to charge your Galaxy S9 a smidge under four times.

Xiaomi also put the Mi Power Bank Pro through a significant number of tests. The company worked to implement nine layers of “world-class circuit chip protection” involving temperature and overvoltage. You paid a lot of money for the Galaxy S9, so don’t leave it vulnerable to damage by going with an unreliable brand and accessory. The Mi Power Bank Pro is strong, and it’s not too expensive.

Buy now: Amazon

ONSON USB-C Cable (4-pack)

  • Price: $15, eligible for Prime shipping
  • Color(s): Black

Even though it’s been around for a few years, USB-C isn’t massively popular. People are still clinging on to micro-USB. It’s also not an option for many of Apple’s products. Samsung, however, does believe in USB-C and has implemented the port on various phones, tablets, computers, and accessories. Now is the perfect time to pick up a multi-pack of USB-C cables to spread around at home or work as the standard gains momentum.

ONSON’s four-pack is unbeatable. In addition to receiving more than one USB-C cable, you’re getting them at different lengths. Each purchase includes a 3ft cable, two 6ft cables, and a 10ft cable. What that means is you’re spending less than $4 on each cable.

Buy now: Amazon

MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloth (6-pack)

  • Price: $9, eligible for Prime shipping
  • Color(s): Black, Grey

Glass is a premium material, but it’s used so much on the Galaxy S9 that fingerprints and grime are attracted with nowhere to hide. Let’s clean it up. MagicFiber’s six-pack of microfiber cleaning cloths gets the job done.

Wrapped individually, you only have to use them as needed. Dedicate one for your Galaxy S9, and give it a wipe-down every time you notice fingerprints and dust. MagicFiber says they’re machine-washable as well. You’ll get plenty of use out of a single microfiber cleaning cloth before opening another.

MagicFiber also points out you can use its microfiber cleaning cloths for more than just technology. It’s useful for glasses, silverware, and jewelry. Keep that in mind if you pick up this six-pack for your Galaxy S9. Maybe you’ll find yourself using these microfiber cleaning cloths to erase smudges and remove germs.

Buy now: Amazon

TORRAS Car Mount

  • Price: $17, eligible for Prime shipping
  • Color(s): Black, Red, Gold

Being on your phone while driving is bad. In fact, it’s illegal depending on what you’re doing and how. TORRAS makes a car mount that safely secures your phone on the dashboard. With the Galaxy S9 placed into it, your view of the road isn’t obstructed but you can continue viewing Google Maps or incoming calls.

Buy now: Amazon

DeX Pad

  • Color(s): Black

The DeX Pad builds upon last year’s DeX. Like its predecessor, the DeX Pad connects to a monitor and converts the Galaxy S9 into a computer. Your phone will generate a computer-like user interface that makes you feel like you’re on a laptop or desktop. But the new model elevates the experience by expanding what your phone does.

Now your Galaxy S9 is also a trackpad and keyboard. You no longer have to purchase separate accessories and pair them with the DeX Pad. Once the phone connects via USB-C and goes into its PC mode, the Galaxy S9 offers its display as the trackpad. Swipe around and you’ll see the mouse on the monitor moving with you. Then, when it comes time to type, use the Galaxy S9’s display converts to a virtual keyboard.

Samsung added more ports, too. The DeX Pad includes two USB-A 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, and a USB-C port.

Buy now: Amazon

TechnoBuffalo LLC has affiliate partnerships with various companies. These do not at any time have any influence on the editorial content of TechnoBuffalo. TechnoBuffalo LLC may earn a commission from these links.


Advertisement


Justin Herrick

Justin is easily attracted to power buttons. His interest in technology started as a child in the 1990s with the original PlayStation, and two...


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement