15 Galaxy S6 accessories you should consider picking up

The Galaxy S6 is a real looker and it’s not just a pretty face because there’s plenty of power in that brushed metal body, but you don’t get everything that you might want in the box with it. We’ve already looked at the best Galaxy S6 cases, in this roundup we’re going to widen the net and highlight some handy Galaxy S6 accessories to help you make the most of your new smartphone.

Updated on 7-22-2015 by Simon Hill: Added accessories by Rokform, Google, Ventev, Sol, and Samsung.

Rokform Case and Bike Mount ($40 and $60)Rokform Case and Bike Mount

If you pick up a Crystal v3 case from Rokform, you’ll get a magnetic mount with it that you can stick on your car dash, or wherever else you might want to mount your Galaxy S6. Pair this case with the Rokform Bike Mount and you’ve got a reliable solution for cycling with your S6. The bike mount is really lightweight and fits any bicycle that accepts 1-1/8 inch thread-less steer tubes. The case locks into place on the mount securely, so there’s no way it’s coming loose, and you can adjust the angle to suit you.

Google Chromecast ($30)Google Chromecast

Samsung ditched MHL support on the Galaxy S6, but if you want to mirror your phone screen on your big TV, you’re better off with wireless anyway. If you have a Samsung TV you can probably mirror using the Smart View 2.0 app. If not, the Chromecast is a good alternative. The Chromecast is affordable, easy to set up, and easy to use. Stick one in a spare HDMI port on your TV, then install the Chromecast app on your Galaxy S6. Unfortunately, there’s no option to cast your screen in the notification shade, so you’ll need to open the Chromecast app, tap to open the menu at the top left, and choose Cast screen.

Ventev Powerdash Car Charger and Battery ($32)Ventev Powerdash Car Charger and Battery

This is a pretty clever idea from Ventev. We all have basic car chargers that plug into the socket and offer USB out for charging up our smartphones, but the Powerdash also includes a wee 900mAh battery in it. It’s a rapid car charger for your S6, but you can also take it with you when you reach your destination for a little top-up when required. It has a micro USB input as well, so you can charge it up with a standard charger and cable if you prefer.

Sol Republic Shadow Wireless Earbud Headphones ($100)Sol Republic Shadow Wireless Earbud Headphones

If you like the earbud style, but you’re sick of tangled wires, these headphones could be right for you. They are in-ear headphones with a kind of necklace component that supports Bluetooth pairing with your Galaxy S6. The sound quality is surprisingly good, considering they come in at just under $100, and the battery life is around 8 hours between charges. Check out our hands-on video to learn more.

Official Samsung Charging Desktop Dock ($33)Official Samsung Charging Desktop Dock

If you don’t fancy going wireless for charging, you might like the look of this dock for your nightstand. It’s an official Samsung offering, and the cradle fits your S6 perfectly. It can also be folded away into a neat little box. It plugs into your wall charger with a micro USB cable. You could also employ it as an entertainment stand because there’s a speaker line out port in the back. It sits your S6 at the perfect portrait angle for use.

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