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The best accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra

So you’ve got your hands on a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 — or picked its curvier cousin, the Note 20 Ultra, which our reviewer described as the biggest, baddest, most hardcore flagship smartphone you can buy today. Unsurprisingly, now you’re shopping for accessories to get a bit more out of your gorgeous new device. There’s plenty of choice out there if you’re looking to accessorize your phone, so how do you work out what’s worth your hard-earned cash? We’ve already rounded up some of the best Galaxy Note 20 cases and the best cases for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra too, though we’ll include a couple of our favorites right here. Our selection includes some of the best Samsung Galaxy Note 20 accessories you can find right now, from stands to earbuds and portable chargers for your Samsung Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra.

PowerA MOGA XP5-X Plus Bluetooth Controller

The PowerA MOGA XP5-X Plus Bluetooth Controller.

The Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra both boast powerful processors and large displays perfect for gaming — and if you’re serious about your games, you’ll want to invest in a controller. This one from PowerA is ideal if you’re already an Xbox owner as it’s designed for cross-platform support with Xbox’s services. With wireless Bluetooth connectivity, a detachable phone grip, and mappable Advanced Gaming Buttons, it’s a must for gamers. We’ve rounded up some of the best controllers for Android phones too, if you need more choice.

NexDock 360

NexDock 360 connected to a mobile device.

Want to turn your Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra into a touchscreen laptop that you can use for work? The NexDock 360 is now available to pre-order, and it’ll cost you a lot less than a new laptop. What exactly is it, we hear you ask? It’s a laptop shell — without a CPU — housed in a sleek aluminum body, featuring a 14.1-inch full HD touchscreen display, an edge-to-edge keyboard, and USB-C input. Just hook your Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra up to it and it will automatically resize your display, presenting it in a Windows-like environment — pretty cool. You can use your mobile data to get online, continue charging your phone on the go, and take advantage of the headphone jack and SD card reader. NexDock 360 works with Samsung’s DeX mode to turn your phone into a laptop for productivity on the go, so you can catch up with emails, create and edit documents and presentations, and browse the internet on a bigger screen. You can pre-order NexDock Touch right now for delivery at the end of August.

Whitestone Dome Glass Screen Protector

Whitestone Dome Glass Screen Protector.

We’ve already rounded up some of the best screen protectors for the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra — but it’s worth mentioning one of our favorite choices here. This glass screen protector from Whitestone Dome has a 9H hardness rating for superior protection against drops and scratches, plus an oleophobic coating to keep pesky fingerprints at bay. Its UV lamp installation process ensures the perfect fit and protects your eyes too, cutting blue light by 25%. It won’t interfere with your phone’s touch sensitivity and is compatible with most cases, too.

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Galaxy Buds Pro

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro in Mystic Violet.

Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds Pro are the latest in the Samsung earbud lineup. More comfortable to wear than Buds Live, they feature active noise cancellation (ANC) that you can set to high, low, or off, giving you some control over how much ambient noise to shut out. Sound quality is decent even though call quality can be a little fuzzy. Battery life is a solid eight hours — five with ANC enabled — and if you pop them in the case for a 10-minute charge you’ll get an additional 85 minutes listening or call time. The Buds Pro are Qi wireless charging-compatible and also support wireless power sharing, so you can pop them on the back of your S21 for a quick boost. They come in three colors: Mystic Black, Mystic White, and Mystic Violet, each with its own tiny matching charging case, which is rated for 1.5 recharges.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ANC Type-C Earphones

Samsung ANC Type-C earphones in black.

For those who prefer wired earphones, you can’t go wrong with these ANC Type-C earphones from Samsung. Great as an affordable alternative to the Galaxy Buds Pro, or a backup pair of headphones, these earphones have Type-C connectivity and are ergonomically designed from soft rubber, for a comfortable fit and superior sound quality. In-line controls let you not only adjust the volume, play, pause, and skip tracks, you can also handle calls hands-free.

Samsung Fast Wireless Charger Stand 15W

A black Samsung fast wireless charger stand.

With its sleek design, this wireless charging stand from Samsung won’t look out of place on your work desk, but is also a great addition to your nightstand. Not only is it compatible with the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, it works with all Qi-certified devices, such as the Note 10, S10, and a range of other phones. With Fast Charge 2.0, it provides up to 15W wireless charging output and features a built-in cooling fan for safer, more efficient charging. You can charge your phone in portrait or landscape mode — the angle is great for video calls or watching movies too. This stand comes with a 25W wall charger and a USB-C cable. It’s available in black or white.

Anker Powerline II USB-C Cable

A black Anker PowerLine II USB-C cable.

A spare cable for your charger is a must, but it’s worth spending a bit more on quality. This 3-foot USB-C cable supports speeds of up to 10Gbps for data transfer and delivers up to 100W of power. Anker also offers a lifetime warranty, which means it’ll give you a replacement if yours fails.

Galaxy Watch 3

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 45mm.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 45mm Andy Boxall/Digital Trends

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is a serious competitor for the Apple Watch, available in a choice of 41mm (with a 1.2-inch screen) or 45mm (with a 1.4-inch screen) sizes. It’s a thin, light watch but feels sturdy, with an IP68 rating, 50-meter water resistance, and Military Standard toughness. Unlike the Apple Watch, its stainless steel case is circular, giving it a more traditional feel, and it comes in three colors: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Silver, or Mystic Black, with 1GB RAM. But the best thing about the Galaxy Watch 3 has to be its rotating bezel, which lets you intuitively navigate the watch menus without using the touchscreen. Right now you can trade in your phone, tablet, or watch on the Samsung site to get up to $160 credit toward the purchase of a new Watch 3.

Official Samsung Silicone Cover

A Samsung Galaxy Note 20 phone in a soft silicone case.

Made from durable, soft-touch silicone, this case from Samsung offers slim protection for your Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra. With support for wireless charging, its silicone finish adds extra grip to your phone, protecting against drops and bumps. Pick it up in mint green, bronze, or black for the Note 20, or bronze or black for the Note 20 Ultra.

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Otterbox Symmetry Series Glitter Case

A clear glitter phone case from OtterBox.

If you’re looking for a little more sparkle in your life, Otterbox’s transparent glitter case will give you all the glam and sparkle you could want. But it’s not all about style – this case also protects your phone from damage. The case’s synthetic rubber and polycarbonate materials protect your phone against drops, and the bumpers keep your screen safe from cracks and scratches. It’s incredibly slender, so it won’t add extra bulkiness when your phone is stashed in your pocket.

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Galaxy Note 20 Ultra:

SanDisk Extreme 256GB MicroSD Card

The Sandisk Extreme MicroSD Card 256GB and adapter.

The Note Ultra has a default storage capacity of 256GB, which is plenty of storage for the average user, but you can insert a MicroSD card to increase the storage space as high as 1TB. The MicroSD slot is exclusive to the Note 20 Ultra, so if you only have the Note 20, you won’t be able to maximize storage in this manner. SanDisk’s 256GB card is our favorite option due to its reliability, speed, and performance. This card also comes with a useful adapter that provides as much as 90MBps write and 160MBps read speeds while transferring files back and forth from your PC. You can also choose between other card storage options like 32, 64, 128, or 512GB, and a 1TB, depending on what works for you.

Anker PowerCore+ PD 45W with 60W PD charger bundle

Anker PowerCore PD 45W with 60W PD charger bundle.

This Anker charging bundle has oodles of power to keep all your devices charged, not just your Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra. With a remarkable 26,800mAh capacity, it has a maximum charging speed of 45 watts and comes with an included 60W wall charger too, plus a handy USB-C to USB-C cable. It also features trickle-charging mode to safely optimize charging for your low-powered accessories like earbuds or Bluetooth speakers.

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