10 handy Galaxy Note 5 accessories worth buying

The Galaxy Note 5 is arguably the best phablet currently available, and it’s one of the few smartphones to come with an accessory (the S Pen). But why let your accessory collection stop there? You could be streaming content from your smartphone or charging it more easily with the right set of add-ons. The perfect tool will even allow you mount your device on your car’s dash, or check your email and text messages directly from your wrist. Below are some of the best Galaxy Note 5 accessories around, whether you’re on a tight budget or have cash to spare.

Google Chromecast ($35)

Chromecasts

With the new Chromecast, you can easily share everything on your Note 5 with the big screen. It plugs into any TV via HDMI and connects to your Wi-Fi network. As long as your Note 5 is connected to the same Wi-Fi network, you can share your personal photos and videos, play games, and choose content from apps such as YouTube or Netflix. Moreover, it’s easy to set up and works flawlessly. You could also opt for Chromecast Audio, if you want to stream music from your Note 5 to your existing wired speaker system.

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iOttie Wireless Charging Car Mount ($55)

iOttie Wireless Charging Car Mount

Here’s a clever car mount that incorporates Qi wireless charging — just stick your Note 5 in the mount and allow the padded arms to securely hold your device in place. The mount is outfitted with a special mechanism that lets you remove your Note 5 when you press on both sides, giving you a quick way to grab your phone when you reach your destination. The telescopic arm is fully adjustable, too, so you can get the perfect angle. The mount features a classic suction cup and a dashboard pad for secure mounting. The back panel contains a Qi wireless charger, so you can charge up your Note 5 while you drive, using the provided cable.

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iClever 3-Port Car Charger ($12)

iClever 3-Port Car Charger

If you do opt for the wireless charging mount above, you’ll still need a charger compatible with the power port in your car. This one fits the bill nicely, providing you with one port to plug your car mount into and two to spare, meaning your passenger can charge up their phone while you juice up a battery pack at the same time. You get 2.4A out of the top port, and the bottom two offer 2.1A apiece, which is enough to charge up your Note 5 in a hurry. It’s small, durable, and safe, with built-in protection from overheating and overcharging.

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QiStone+ Wireless Portable Charging Battery ($60)

Fonesalesman QiStone+ Wireless Power Bank

It’s always handy to have a spare battery pack on hand with the Note 5, but you’ll be hard pressed to find a better option than the QiStone. The beauty of this device is that it supports Qi wireless charging. This means you can charge the 4,000mAh battery inside it on a wireless charging pad and your Note 5 by placing it on top of the QiStone – no wires required. It also offers Micro USB and USB ports, in case you want to use a cable or charge devices without Qi support.

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Samsung Gear S2 ($300)

Samsung Gear S2

With the Gear S2, it looks as though Samsung has finally cracked smartwatch design. The stylish device comes with a smart rotating bezel, a svelte body, and support for Samsung Pay. You need a Samsung phone like the Note 5 to really get the most out of it, though, and the two make a great combination. The Gear S2 actually runs Tizen rather Android Wear, but it already supports more than a thousand apps and counting. It will send you notifications from your Note 5, share activity data, and even allow you to pay for stuff without getting the Note 5 out of your pocket. If you’re going to get a smartwatch to pair with your Note 5, this is the one to go for.

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