When I upgrade phones, I like to take a look ahead of time to see what accessories are out there. I always purchase a case to have on hand for the moment my new phone is unboxed. And I like to be prepared with any charging and other accessories I may need for on-the-go as well. Here are a few of my favorites for the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus!
LifeProof NEXT and FRE for the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus – LifeProof has been a favorite brand of mine for phone cases. The cases are protective and long lasting. While the phone is already waterproof, the cases add extra protection from the elements. Personally, the FRE is my case of choice as it has a built in screen protector. There is no worry of screen protectors peeling away or having bubbles under them. We are still awaiting the release of this case but the wait only makes the case better – I know they are putting everything into them to make them spectacular.
OtterBox has released a complete lineup of cases for the Galaxy S10 and S10+ including the Defender, Commuter, Symmetry, Strada, and Pursuit cases. For ultimate protection, the Defender series is the way to go. If you want something still protective but a little slimmer, check out the Commuter case. The Strada case is a little different in that it is a folio style case that has space for a card. If you are looking for style, definitely check out the Symmetry case – there is a variety of patterns and colors to choose from. And last but not least, the Pursuit case is the thinnest of them all, still delivering great protection to your phone.
If you need a screen protector, the Whitestone Dome tempered glass screen protectors are highly rated and compatible with the new Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. The patented Liquid Optical Clear Adhesive that covers edge to edge makes these screen protectors second to none. Android Authority has a great article about the installation and features of the Dome Glass.
For those looking for extra charging cables, I highly recommend the Nomad Rugged Cables. The universal 3-in-1 features a fast charging Micro USB tip, a USB-C adapter, and a Lightning adapter. The cable is durable and I have been using mine for about 5 years now. And did I mention, it does support fast charging? < One of my favorite features as I have absolutely no patience to wait for my phone to charge! The 0.3M is perfect for moms (or dads) to keep in their bag, car, or pocket. It is super convenient and should last you through your next phone upgrade!
If you are looking for a pair of Bluetooth earbuds but don’t want to dish out quite as much cash for Samsung’s Galaxy Buds, I recommend checking out the Jaybird RUN True Wireless Earbuds. They are comfortable, about half the price, and have great sound quality. The battery life is great (the case holds extra battery for a quick on the go re-charge) and they are waterproof. Keep an eye out for a sale as I have seen them as low as $89 before!
While the S10 and S10+ come with various amounts of internal storage, all of which seem to be “enough” for most people, at some point you may see yourself needing to add storage. I recommend checking out deals on the Samsung Evo MicroSD cards and having one on hand, especially if you plan to go on a trip. It looks like the phones can take up to 512GB extra storage but you can start smaller if you don’t feel the need for that much.
If you tend to take a lot of fun selfies with the family or your friends, I recommend the Joby GripTight ONE. It can grip around something like a tree branch or even work as a tripod on a flat surface. As I will be upgrading from an S7 to an S10, I can’t wait to experience and take advantage of all the new camera features and increased quality. This accessory will definitely be one I look into purchasing. Just set the timer (or purchase a bluetooth photo remote) and you will have photos to cherish forever.
Now that most of us use our phones as our GPS, it is extremely helpful to have a car mount for our phone. The iOttie Easy One Touch Dashboard Mount fits most phones and even supports landscape orientation. A bit pricier is the iOttie Easy One Touch Qi Wireless Fast Charge version, which some may find to be a convenience they didn’t even know they needed.
There are so many other great accessories out there that I haven’t even discovered yet. Feel free to drop a comment below with your favorites or shoot me an email!