If you long for a microSD card on your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, Incipio has a solution for you

If you long for a microSD card on your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, Incipio has a solution for you
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are proper flagship smartphones by any standard. They have absolutely beautiful displays, the build quality sets a new standard for the Galaxy line-up, the hardware handles user demands with seemingly little effort, and their cameras are arguably the best in the business. The sacrifices made by Samsung to accommodate the new form factor gave some people pause, however. The lean body only left limited room for the non-user-replaceable battery, and there was no longer the option for expandable storage via microSD card, once a mainstay of the Galaxy line.

One popular way to extend the battery life of smartphones is with a quality battery case. Incipio has long made battery cases, and other functional accessories for our smartphones. The Offgrid Battery Case serves as, well, a case for one thing, but under its comparatively thin profile is a 3,700mAh battery, which should more than double your Galaxy’s usage.

The case also preserves NFC communication for payments, and the package supports Qualcomm’s 2.0 Fast Charging. On top of all that though, the case has a built-in microSD card slot, allowing expandable storage up to 128GB. The only caveat is the Offgrid Battery Case will not support wireless charging.

The Incipio Offgrid Battery Case comes as a complete set, with a bumper ring for the S6, and S6 edge in the same package. The Incipio Offgrid Case costs $89.99 which includes a headphone jack extension, USB cable, and the case parts to fit either your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge. You can have it in any color you want, as long as it’s black.


sources: Incipio via SlashGear

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37 Comments

1. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Now people please stop complaining.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 6843; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

There was always a solution to the lack of a micro SD card. USB OTG cable. Portable wireless storage solutions. Now this case gives you an additional 3700 mha battery.

15. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

OTG is good if you want to carry the extra adapter separately in order to copy off downloads and pics. It's a lot more convenient though to have the micro SD onboard in a slot to fill, plug the phone into the PC and copy off as needed or copy via WiFi using ES File Explorer. No need for an extra adapter or fugly case to carry a micro SD when the phone itself should have a slot. Why Samsung thinks it's smart to remove that slot is beyond reason. Space? I doubt it. Forcing people into cloud storage? Nailed it. iCloud is a prime example.

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It has been repeated so many times. Samsung didn't drop sdcard support. They chose to use UFS 2.0 which doesn't offer support for sdcards. You need to understand the difference. If Samsung didnt want sdcard support, they could simply just drop the controller. They didn't drop the controller. I agree that having the internal slot makes it easier, but not having it doesn't remove sdcard support. I use a Leef adapter which is smaller than a Quarter. I have no issue plugging it in whenever I need it. Also it doesn't prevent me from transferring files directly from phone to pc as I use WiFi to transfer which is quite fast with the S6 models. The problem is, people like to complain about the most petty stuff. people get so use to doing things one way, they aren't open to doing it another way. I personally will jump on this case, for the battery life alone. The Galaxy S always didnt last as long as the Note do to significant difference in battery size. However, I hadnt had an S since the S3 and I forgot just how different it was. Even though it has lasted me a full day, I like having the cushion and $90 isnt bad.

17. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

THIS CASE IS 76MM WIDE !!!!!!! MIGHT AS WELL JUST BUY A LG G4 OR NOTE 4. The advantage of the S6 is the smaller size and supposed "premium build". The lack of a removable battery and SD forces you to go with this bulky case, which negates the S6's smaller size and hides the "premium build" beneath the case. Samsung needs to bring back durable phones with removable battery and SD, or I'm done with Samsung forever. LG G4 PRO here I come !!!!!

24. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Sd cards are out due to ufs and will soon be out for all top of the range phone,mid you need a slow phone get an A8

29. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I've been "done" with Samsung since the Galaxy Nexus, can't stand Touchwiz, but the recent moves away from the replacable battery and the lack of SD card really sealed the deal that I'll never own another Samsung phone.

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It doesn't force you to do anything. How big are the battery cases for iPhone's in comparison. About the same?...RIGHT!!!!???? All of these cases -http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/28/the-best-iphone-6-iphone-6-plus-battery-cases/ - add significant bulk to the iPhone. I fail to see your point. You dont have to use this case to use a microSD card. However at least we have the option. You cant use one at all with an iPhone unless you buy some overpriced lame adapter. An Adapter for Android to use an sdcard via USB OTG is less than $12.00, while something similar for an iPhone is well over $30. You should really be quiet.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE DONT NEED YOU. SAMSUNG DOESNT NEED YOU EITHER...BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TROLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!

16. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Samsung should have retained these features. I shouldn't have to spend ANOTHER $90 after I just gave Samsung $650. With that said, I'd pay $40 for this if I already owned a S6, at the most.

21. ph00ny

Posts: 1993; Member since: May 26, 2011

Not when google was focusing on a no external storage model until the latest announcement of Android M

26. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Sorry for such comment, but: Idiot.

2. AnTuTu

Posts: 1592; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

This stupidity has to stop and now there will be bunch of haters gonna start moaning about how S6 lacked a removable battery, SD card and how Note 5 will lack it as well.

22. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

If you're happy with deficient products, fine, but don't complain about those with higher standards. The S6 has fallen to the level of an iPhone, and that is pathetic. The only stupidity is accepting mediocrity and thinking metal and glass is superior to what the tech press calls "plastic."

25. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope the iPhone does not use ufs and so no need to not remove the so card reader Apart from adding the sd card reader to your emmc 5.0 controller damages your phone mem bandwidth big time may be a why it's removed I.e. Adds lag (I.e. The speed problems have nothing to do with the sd cards but the setup within the phone without them even being used I.e. The damage is the way the sd reader is added and jot the sd card

28. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

You are completely missing the point: What he said was that Samsung went for form instead of funcionality which is bad in every aspect and was reason for hating Apple, but now? Most people accept that they got castrated device because it's Samsung after all! What a bunch of hypocrites (yes Antutu I'm tallking about you aswell)

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I tried to make that same argument and it fell on deaf ears. Poly-Carbonate is not cheap plastic. In fact the best bikes you can ride are made of similar material. In fact, Poly-Carbonate costs MORE than Aluminum. I have shared that fact many times. Example, a road bike with a low range pro component set is roughly $800 while the same bike using composites is double. But you can't explain that to an idiot. I could care less what a phone is made of, but Samsung did what they felt was best to make the S6 better. IMO, choosing UFS 2.0 to deal with TW causing stutter was a nice move. I have no issue with the dropped sdcard support since they increased the storage offering. However, just because Samsung chose to use UFS 2.0 doesn't mean they had to drop sdcards slots altogether. They could have mounted a separate controller for the cards and still had the slot which is the same size as a SIM tray and the phone would have still be fast and nearly perfect as it is now. I had the Note 4, I didnt have to step back down to the S. But the S6 Edge is such a nice device, I had to have it. I lost nothing. I can still use my 128GB sdcard along with the fact I have the 128GB model. I have no regrets other than I miss my S-Pen and 2 days on a single charge. But I'm not going to cry like a baby over spilled milk. For the idiots who keep crying about taking out a battery. Taking out a battery has never been any advantage if you have a phone with Excellent batterylife which the S6 models do. To show how foolish they are, the Galaxy line of deices do more than any brand of device sold...PERIOD. They tend to cost less than similar devices yet offer more. For an idiot to sit and complain about 2 things that are still an option on another phone is completely stupid, which most of the people who post here are just that - they are stupid and ignorant. All these fools talking about they arent going to buy it. OK DON'T. That si exactly what you should do. That way if anough people dont buy it, then they understand they they lost customers do to bad moves. However, Apple has proven the vast majority of people dont need sdcards or removable batteries. Samsung was the benefit of offering both and they still do. However they wanted to compete with Apple on the same playfield with only 2 devices the S and the Note. For those who need lame bottleneck causing features, they have alternative models. You can either buy them of STFU. Samsung didnt step backwards by making the S6's the way they did. What they did do was give the crybabies the premium metal phone they been cryin about for years and such designs do have some drawbacks. Now they want to complain about that too. the fact is, they aren't going to be happy no matter what, so the OEM decided to do what it felt was best.. I do understand that people do use and need such features, best to direct contact the OEM.

3. DevilsAdvocate

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

"you can have it in any color you want, as long as it’s black." hehehe

4. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

My S6 is only a week old and I'm seriously going to get it . The only negative I see is that it can't charge wirelessly and I'm not sure if it will survive a decent drop. Waiting for some decent reviews first.

7. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I have an S6, and I don't understand why your device won't charge wireless. The Samsung website clearly states the S6 have the Qi wireless charging function. Your other question, I have one of those super thin clear gel case (like those .03 mm case) on my S6, it has survive a couple falls from my pocket to the floor. Since the phone is metal if there is no case, any fall will have impact on the phone and leave damages on the metal area. I had an M8 and used it without case for a year, it took falls like a champ, however damages can be seem.

11. UglyFrank

Posts: 2190; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

He meant that the device can't wirelessly charge whilst in this case, as stated in the article.

12. Suraj3337

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I think fanboy1974 is talking about the above product having the negative to not charge wireless and not the phone itself.

5. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Hell Yeah!!

8. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

I got an adapter called a meevo or meebo I cant quite remember the name. It's the only one online that supports up to 128 gig micro SD and you just slot it in and plug it into you're phone. Works on any android phone.

10. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Plugs into the charging port.

19. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Called 'Meenova'

9. romeo1

Posts: 807; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

The only bad thing about this is it's ugly. Samsung finally made a good looking device imo and it lacks a sd slot. So what? Most people don't need it. I'm not one of them but i can understand why they did it.

13. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

Great! After buying a phone for over 600 USD now pay some extra money for the phone to have some basic features. Can you tell me where can buy a design overhaul as well?

14. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Just made some coffee. I usually drink it with milk and sugar. Think it would be better to consume the coffee grounds, hot water, milk and sugar all separately. Even if just because a few people say it's better that way.

18. Sagitter1

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

Incipio had a clever idea, but I only say: why buy a pretty slim phone with glass and metal to use a rubber/plastic cover on it? It's nonsense.Better buy a bulkier phone and have all is needed in it (sd, battery,...)

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