Now that the Galaxy Note is in the hot little hands of those who bought it yesterday or pre-ordered it, it’s time to think about accessories. Samsung makes a sweet cover that doesn’t add much thickness or weight to the phone, but they also make a handful of other useful add-ons.
Some of them are the kind of accessories you’d expect to see for a tablet, not a phone. The HDMI adapter, for instance.
Check out the best ones on offer right now below.
Galaxy S Pen and Holder Kit
The Galaxy Note is great for people with big hands but the S Pen can be challenging since it’s so short and skinny. If you want the same functionality in a regular pen size consider picking up the Holder Kit. It has an extra S Pen plus a more normal-sized holder for it.
Micro USB to USB Adapter
The GNote’s micro USB is a USB Host port, which means it’s useful for more than just charging and transferring data to a computer. With this adapter owners can connect USB flash drives or external SSDs directly to the smartphone for file transfers. You can also connect keyboards and mice if you so desire.
HDMI Smart Adapter
With a 5.3-inch display the Galaxy Note makes for a nice mobile multimedia viewing device when you’re mobile. When you’re in eyeshot of an HDTV you can take advantage of the HDMI input with this adapter. It connects to the micro SD port and a standard-size HDMI cord to output a 1080p signal. This not only means video but the entire OS, so you can view or show off a presentation or just play a game on the big screen.
Desktop Dock & Wall Charger
This docking station will not only keep the GNote upright when charging — perfect if you’re using it as an alarm/nightstand clock — but also includes an audio output so you can hook up external speakers. Waking up to music in the morning is so much better when it sounds good (and is loud enough).
$39.99 on Samsung.com
Vehicle Navigation Mount & Car Charger
This is a must have if you intend to use the Galaxy Note as a navigation device. It’s actually perfect for the purpose thanks to the big screen and voice-activated apps. You can choose from AT&T’s navigation services, stick with Google’s, or download more.