GadgetGuy’s guide to accessory brands you can trust for you new Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+.
You have just spent $1199, $1399 and $1499 for your new Galaxy S10e, S10 or S10+ (GadgetGuy first look here). While they all come with a factory fitted screen protector, we felt that we should cover accessories – all in one article.
Take it as read that all accessories should be available over the range and any prices are for the S10+.
Mobile Zap is a reputable online store that has thousands of
genuine and third-party accessories for all popular phones including Apple, Blackberry,
Samsung, Huawei, Nokia, Motorola, HTC, Sony, LG and more. It also has a range
of power charging devices, notebook accessories and gaming. Its house brand
Olixar offers good value and great quality.
It also has the genuine Samsung products at between 10-25% less. The S10+ case page is here and has 105 types/colours so why not start here.
We won’t list them all, but
prestige brands include OtterBox, iBlasson,
Case-Mate (famous for Glitter cases),
GHOSTEK, Krusell (Leather), Rearth, VRS Design and Zizo (clip-on).
While you are there check out the range of USB-C cables and
accessories. Mobile Zap is my go-to place for bits and pieces.
Commuter, Defender, Symmetry, Strada (folio) and Pursuit offer
different levels of protection and range from $49.95 to $99.95. Pursuit has port covers, and
audio-transparent speaker mesh with an
inner shock absorber and exterior impact-resistant
liner. It is good for snow, water and mud
Last year I chose (from a huge
filed) EFM’s D30 Aspen bumper case protector and Curve Edge Screen protector
for my Galaxy Note9. In part, it was to give
this Australian owned company a go and in part because it offers (in my
opinion) the best drop and scratch protection for an expensive device.
It offers Aspen, Seoul, Cayman and Verona styles with
varying levels of protection from $39.95-69.95. It
also offers a new D30 Crystalex cover that
it claims is the only naturally non-yellowing transparent material for phone
cases on the market today.
It also has a range of Bluetooth speaker, headphones, buds
and power/charger products.
A new slant is its $49.95 Evo Check, which now has built-in
Biocote antimicrobial protection that eliminates bacteria by 99.99% in just two
hours. It comes in Bright Rouge, Smokey Black, Ultra Violet, Neon Yellow and boring grey.
Belkin focuses on Qi wireless chargers, wall and car chargers, cables and accessories. My pride of place it the Belkin Samsung 15W Qi Charger at $99.95 that delivers all the power you need to a Galaxy S10. It is by far the fastest with Samsung.
While Google Android Pie is the safest Android ever it pays
to have security software. GadgetGuy is familiar with all the following paid,
premium suites and especially on Android; there
is little difference in protection efficiency.
A premium product you can subscribe to Norton Security
Premium for five devices (Windows, Android, iOS or macOS) currently $109.99 (RRP
$164.99). When you think of it – its about $21 per licenced and is considered a