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Spigen Samsung Galaxy Note accessories hands-on

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Spigen Samsung Galaxy Note accessories hands-on
Even though US we’re slowly beginning to see the Samsung Galaxy S III’s rise to fame, we recently were acquainted with a plethora of useful accessories for the still relevant Samsung Galaxy Note. Primarily focusing on protecting and giving some sense of fashion to the larger than life handset, Spigen’s line of various accessories are sure to be noted thanks for their usefulness. However, it’s worth noting that this direct to customer accessory maker also caters to many other popular devices out there – like tablets, PCs, and cameras.

First up to plate is none other than the Spigen GLAS.t Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector, which sizes up at a mere 0.4mm thick – so it barely increases the handset’s thickness. Obviously, we like that the glass screen protector is easily applied, with minimal instances of any bubbles muddying its beautiful Super AMOLED display. In addition to its superior strength in being scratch resistant against most sharp objects, the screen protector also boasts an oleophobic coating to keep it sparkly clean as soon as we take it out of our pockets. At $39.99, it’s indeed a premium priced accessory, but the rewards are endless considering it’s probably the only one you’ll ever need for the smartphone.

Spigen Samsung Galaxy Note accessories hands-on
Spigen Samsung Galaxy Note accessories hands-on


No doubt, it’s a bummer having to lug around the massive Samsung Galaxy Note in your pockets, which doesn’t make it any easier when you’re also carrying around a wallet too. Well, Spigen comes to the rescue with its Valentius Wallet Case for the Samsung Galaxy Note. For starters, we like that there is a placeholder for the smartphone inside of it – so it stays firmly in place. Also, it packs quite a few slits that allow it to accept credit cards and wads of cash with ease. Overall, the wallet case has a premium feel with its choice of materials (there’s even a leather one). Even better, it eliminates the need to carry a separate wallet since this doubles as one. Throw it in our back pockets, and we’re barely noticing it. If you’re interested in this one, the Valentius Series Wallet Cases start at $44.99.

Spigen Samsung Galaxy Note accessories hands-on
Spigen Samsung Galaxy Note accessories hands-on
Spigen Samsung Galaxy Note accessories hands-on


Finally, we take a look at two protective cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note – the Spigen Ultra Capsule and Ultra Thin cases. Both priced at $24.99, we’re thankful that Spigen is so kind to also throw in plastic screen protectors with the packaging – so you get the full protection. With the Ultra Capsule Case, it’s a smooth feel case that covers only the rear of the phone, with a speckled appearance that shines in the sunlight. Lastly, the Ultra Thin Case is similar to the Ultra Capsule, but the only difference is that it’s slightly thinner with a cleaner and glossier finish. Fortunately, they’re not slippery at all and they allow for proper grippage in the hand.

Spigen Samsung Galaxy Note accessories hands-on
Spigen Samsung Galaxy Note accessories hands-on
Spigen Samsung Galaxy Note accessories hands-on


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posted on 09 Jun 2012, 19:18

1. andrew1953 (Posts: 174; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


Does it need a screen protector considering Note has Gorilla glass?

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 23:24 2

4. whothisperson (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 May 2012)


Maybe no or maybe yes. If you are the type of person that likes to take care of your toys in the best possible condition then why not? Better safe than sorry. I personally put screen protectors on all the phones I own mainly because I'm thinking ahead for when I do sell it. I feel It give a slight advantage over someone else's phone that is not in the same condition as mine.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 20:17 2

2. eDiesel (Posts: 141; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Take a key to your phone and score it. IT WILL SCRATCH.
gorilla glass is scratch resistant not scratch proof.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 21:48 1

3. JGuinan007 (Posts: 620; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Spigen GLAS.t Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector is great I had it on my Note for five months now and you can't tell it's there the the only protector I will buy now,

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 02:13

5. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 501; Member since: 20 May 2012)


People sure complain a lot about notes size and its getting real old.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 05:16

6. spoks (Posts: 44; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)


Old but still very powerful. Now that we have our note upgraded to ics it can compete with other quadcore devices in the market right now...

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 05:21

7. skaar18 (Posts: 31; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


John, i believe you said the wrong thickness at 0:50 in the video. you said "zero point four inches thick". 0.4 inches is 10.2 mm and that most be wrong ;) thought you should know.

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