While Apple may consider removing the headphone jack from the iPhone to be a ‘brave’ thing to do, what was braver is adopting the Android OS back in 2007 when not many used to. However, as the numbers started raking up with more brands adopting Google’s version of Android over time, the big names in the business like Samsung finally jumped in.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: All you need to know
The mobile market has never been the same ever since the South Korean tech giant became an official Android OEM, with the Galaxy series being the epitome of devices in its class. The latest offering from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 9 is redefining what smartphones mean, but even after spending a lofty $999 on the base model, it just might not be enough.
Best Galaxy Note 9 accessories
Even after you slap on a great protective case on your Galaxy Note 9, you’re still going to need bits and pieces of tech to make your smartphone more productive and useful over the course of your usage. From keeping the phone ready for use on your daily commute to the office, to some of the essential gadgets to maximize your mobile user experience, here are the best Galaxy Note 9 accessories to get your hands on.
Best official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 accessories
1. Samsung Wireless Charger Duo
Now that the next big thing in the world of smartphones, Samsung is doubling up its fast wireless charging tech by offering you the Wireless Charger Duo. A convenient way to not only wirelessly charge your Galaxy Note 9 and your Samsung Gear Watch altogether simultaneously, the official Qi-certified charger comes with a built-in fan to keep things from heating up while charging up to two phones at once.
→ Get the Samsung Wireless Charger Duo ($199.99)
2. Level Box Slim Bluetooth Speaker
Samsung has been pushing to make the Level brand a standard in mobile sound technology, and the Level Box Slim is its latest attempts to push that narrative. Packing a linear design with a lofty IPx7 rating to keep it going near a splash zone, the Bluetooth speaker packs a 2600mAh battery that can offer up to 30 hours of music playback and doubles up as a power bank.
→ Get the Level Box Slim Bluetooth Speaker ($99.99)
3. Multi-Port USB-C Adapter
If you’re interested in putting the horsepower hidden in the chassis of your Galaxy Note 9 to good use, the best way to do it is using it with a monitor. If you’re not a fan of the Samsung DeX station, the next best thing is the Multi-Port USB-C Adapter that comes with with a USB port, an Ethernet port, and an HDMI port for you to go all the way with seamless connectivity right from your phone.
→ Get the Multi-Port USB-C Adapter ($89.99)
4. Gear VR with Controller
Essentially one of the most popular Virtual Reality headsets out there for mobile devices, the Samsung Gear VR comes with dedicated support for Galaxy devices only and comes packed with technology from Oculus. Apart from its exclusive collection of Oculus Store apps, you get the intuitive Controller that makes the user experience for mobile VR simply outlandish.
→ Get the Gear VR with Controller ($129.99)
5. Samsung EVO Plus 256GB MicroSDXC
Since the very base model of the Galaxy Note 9 comes with a whopping 256GB of onboard memory that goes up to 512GB for the top model, you might think you don’t really need more space. But in case you decide to shoot a lot of 4K videos and carry your entire world around in your phone, the Samsung EVO Plus 256GB MicroSDXC card is what you need, as it packs a whopping 100MB/s reading speed.
→ Get the Samsung EVO Plus 256GB MicroSDXC ($81.49)
Best Galaxy Note 9 screen protectors
6. Tempered Glass Screen Protector (2 Pack)
Since the Galaxy Note 9 display is only .1 of an inch larger than the older Galaxy Note 8, most screen protectors for the Galaxy Note 8 might fit, even if not perfectly. However, the tempered glass screen protector from TicTacTechs comes with an opening slot on the top that eliminates the small difference in the size, offering anti-scratch and fingerprint free experience every time.
→ Get the Tempered Glass Screen Protector ($12.98)
7. Privacy Tempered Glass Screen Protector
It is just human nature to snoop around and grabs a sneak peek of someone’s phone when they’re next to you, but the Privacy Tempered Glass for the Galaxy Note 9 stops this. The curved 3D glass wraps around the Infinity Display like a protective shield with 9H hardness, while the filter layer ensures that nobody can even catch a glimpse of your messages even when sitting right beside you.
→ Get the Privacy Tempered Glass Screen Protector ($10.99)
8. ArmorSuit MilitaryShield Full Body Protector
Tempered glass is always going to be difficult to paste and keep around the curved glass, especially if you have a protective case on as well, However, ArmourSuit adds a bit of flexibility to the game by introducing the Full Body Protector that covers the screen, the back panel, and even the sides for all-round protection, keeping your premium devices secure and scratch-free.
→ Get the ArmorSuit MilitaryShield Full Body Protector ($16.98)
Best Galaxy Note 9 car accessories
9. Boslisa Fast Wireless Charger Car Mount
The entire premises of wireless charging are to cut the cord and make things simpler, and what could be simpler than charging your phone wirelessly on the road? Boslisa offers this ability through its wireless fast charger that comes certified with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 car charger and a robust charging cable that connects into the mobile car mount, offering you ultimate portability on the road.
→ Get the Boslisa Fast Wireless Charger Car Mount ($44.99)
10. Anker 39W Dual-USB Car Charger
A brand that has long been synonymous with quality accessories, Anker has come up with an ingenious solution to offer fast charging speeds for smartphones on the road. The Anker 39W Dual-USB charger gives you the ability to utilize the power of Quick Charge 3.0 on not just one, but two devices at once. It also offers soft LED indicator lights and proprietary features like PowerIQ and VoltageBoost to regulate the battery life.
→ Get the Anker 39W Dual-USB Car Charger ($25.99)
11. iOttie Easy One Touch 4 Phone Holder
Considering the larger footprint of the Galaxy Note 9, most magnetic car mounts are simply not enough to keep the device upright. iOttie brings the convenience of a phone mount that can not only firmly stay glued to your dashboard or windshield of the car, but comes with an extendable telescopic arm that can pivot all the way to 225 degrees to offer you complete movability.
→ Get the iOttie Easy One Touch 4 Phone Holder ($24.95)
Essential Galaxy Note 9 accessories
12. Anker PowerCore Speed 10000mAh Power Bank
Since the battery capacity of the Galaxy Note 9 has been amped up to 4000mAh, you can expect hours’ worth of extra screen on time. However, for all those times you need the extra juice on the go, Anker PowerCore Speed brings the power of Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 to you as you move around, with a 10000mAh battery capacity that will charge your phone more than twice over.
→ Get the Anker PowerCore Speed 10000mAh Power Bank ($34.99)
13. SanDisk Ultra 256GB Dual Drive
The internal storage capacity of the Galaxy Note 9 should be more than enough for most users, but when you need to move larger files around, pushing them online can take forever. This is why SanDisk makes it easier to move and store files securely On-The-Go with the SanDisk Ultra 256GB Dual Drive. With a built-in USB Type-C port that connects directly to your phone, you can enjoy up to 150MB/s reading speeds.
→ Get the SanDisk Ultra 256GB Dual Drive ($64.99)
14. AmazonBasics Double Braided Nylon USB Type-C Cable
While the power adapter that you get out of the box with the Galaxy Note 9 is Qualcomm Quick Certified and robust, the cable is just not as durable or long as you’d want. This is why we prefer the AmazonBasics Nylon Braided USB Type-C cable which is not only built to last years at a stretch but comes at a length of 10 feet with 3A output to support fast charging, and all of this is available in four colors.
→ Get the AmazonBasics Double Braided Nylon USB Type-C Cable ($13.99)
15. Jabra Elite 65t Wireless Earbuds
Although Samsung has released the Gear IconX to rival the Apple Airpods, we still prefer the cheaper price tag and better performance of the Jabra Elite 65t. Stated as True Wireless Earbuds’ with absolutely no cords involved whatsoever, you get an impressive 5 hours of battery life on the earbuds and 15 hours from the charging case, all of which is made sweeter with one-tap Alexa and Google Assistant support.
→ Get the Jabra Elite 65t Wireless Earbuds ($169.99)
More incoming soon
While there are plenty of universally usable accessories already out and about for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, these certainly aren’t the only ones. As the device reaches global markets, more and more accessories are expected to be released soon than later. We’ll be sure to keep this list updated on all of the best Galaxy Note 9 accessories that come out.