The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has been out for a while now and we’re starting to see a ton of accessories hit the market. If you’re interested in protecting that shiny, new $800+ pocket computer, read on for the third volume of our Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge accessory guide.
Pleson Fast Wireless Charger
The Pleson Fast Wireless Charger uses the new standard that Samsung popularized last year to increase the speed of wireless charging in their phones. Only the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ use this technology. It can juice up your phone 1.4x faster than a normal wireless charger which brings the charging time to pretty close to wired charging speeds.
This puck-style charger will still charge your phone as fast as possible if it doesn’t support the new standard, so if you’re going to be upgrading a supported device soon, we still recommend it. Pleson offers a 60 day 100% money back guarantee and beyond that, they offer a replacement for any hardware issues.
Samsung Quick Wireless Charging Stand
Next in line, we have a first party accessory from Samsung. This quick charging stand will charge up your S7 or S7 Edge just like the Pleson charger mentioned above, but does it at an incline so you can see your screen while it sits on your desk. This pairs nicely with functionality like the always-on display from Samsung and waking the phone on receiving a message from Textra.
Gooloo Wireless Charging Pad Stand
The Gooloo Wireless Charging Pad Stand doesn’t have quick charging, but it does win in price. It’s about half of what the Samsung charger is. I do love several of the features on the Gooloo charger, though. The LED on the front of the stand clearly indicates when your phone is charging and the underside of the stand has a no slip material to make sure it doesn’t easily fall over.
Gooloo included three wireless charging coils in this stand to make sure you can get a good connection no matter where the receiver is in your phone. One of the biggest features of this stand for me is the ability to lay your phone in landscape to watch media and have it continue to charge. Pretty nifty.
Verus High Pro Shield
The Verus High Pro Shield is one of my all time favorite cases. I love the minimal looks and protection it provides without being overly bulky. The TPU and Polycarbonate layers protect the S7 and S7 Edge without compromising any edge functionality. The bumper houses one of my favorite features of this case: clicky buttons! Samsung knocked it out of the park with their buttons in the S7 and S7 Edge, and Verus does them a great service by continuing to have great tactile feedback in their High Pro Shield case.
You can pick up the Verus High Pro Shield for the Galaxy S7 on Amazon, eBay, and Verus’ website. If you want to pick the case up for the Galaxy S7 Edge, check them out on Amazon, eBay, and their website.
Spigen Rugged Armor
Verus has climbed pretty high on the list of my favorite case makers, but Spigen still holds the crown. They simply make the highest quality cases for amazing prices. The Rugged Armor isn’t as bulky as you’d think from the name alone, but it does offer some great protection.
The raised lip protects the front of the phone from scratches while the rugged sides protect from falls and drops. The case looks great with a combination of carbon fiber and glossy accents. The case features tactile buttons, big cut-outs for all the ports, and almost no bulk at all. This is a definite buy for me.
You can pick up the Spigen Rugged Armor case for the Galaxy S7 on Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, and Spigen’s website. If you’re looking for the Galaxy S7 Edge version, check it out on Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, and Spigen’s website.
Platinum Hard Shell with Holster
If you’re looking for protection and easy accessibility, this might be the case for you. Platinum’s Hard Shell with Holster is a lot less bulky than you would think something like this would be. When it’s out of the holder, the case hugs the body of the phone well and looks barely there. The holster tightly holds onto your phone for easy and secure access. The included kickstand is great for landscape media viewing.
This one is a Best Buy exclusive so you can pick up online or in store.
Samsung Wireless Charging Battery Pack
Samsung is back with another first party accessory for the Galaxy S7 Edge. This time, we have a battery case that incorporates wireless charging! Just slap this case on your phone and it uses the wireless charging built into the phone to recharge the battery.
The case only holds a 3100 mAh battery, which is less than a full charge for the Edge, but the convenience comes in not having to mess with any wires to keep your phone charged up. The case is surprisingly slim coming in at only 8.53mm. This is a perfect option to keep in your bag or purse instead of a bulky battery pack.
If you’re interested in picking it up for your Samsung Galaxy S7, you can grab it at Amazon, B&H Photo, Best Buy, NewEgg, and Samsung’s website. If you’re looking for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge version, you can pick that up at Amazon, B&H Photo, eBay, NewEgg, and Samsung’s website as well.
Maxdara Charger Case
While the Maxdara Charger Case might not be as slim and sleek as the official Samsung case, it does have one huge advantage: it’s much cheaper! Coming in at under $30, this case hooks into the micro-USB port like most charger cases to refill the battery in your phone. It also beats Samsung’s case in terms of battery size. The Maxdara charger has a 5200 mAh battery in the Edge version versus the 3100 mAh battery of Samsung’s official case.
This thing looks like its built like a tank, too. The bulky construction might not be ideal for those of us that covet a sexy phone, but it is great if you ever drop your phone and need that extra bit of construction. Maxdara included smart features like an LED light to let you know your battery level and a kickstand for viewing media in landscape.
If the glass body of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge isn’t doing it for you, a great option is to throw a skin on it. There are plenty of companies making great products right now, but one of our favorites is Toast. They’re famous for making REAL WOOD skins that feel amazing in the hand and look even better.
This US-based company doesn’t just slap some wood on your phone, they can burn designs into that wood too. You can choose from four different types of wood, then add a design for a small $5 fee. And, these aren’t just pre-selected designs for you to choose from, you can do a custom design as well! The possibilities are endless. You can check out our full review of the Toast skin for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge here. If you want to pick one up, head over to Toast’s website and order one today.
Taken Tempered Glass Screen Protector
Tempered Glass is going to be hard for the Galaxy S7 Edge. This is the only one I’ve found that hasn’t gotten murdered in the ratings on Amazon, but you still need to temper your expectations.
This particular screen protector has a painted top and bottom bezel to match the color of your phone. Since the screen protector is a thin glass, you should still be able to use any case you want with it. The price is a bit steep ($25 at publication), but they’re the only ones on the market selling a tempered glass screen protector for the Galaxy S7 Edge that has more than one or two stars on Amazon.
Olixar Tempered Glass Screen Protector
This is one of the only other decent looking Galaxy S7 Edge tempered Glass screen protectors I could find out there. Much like the Taken version above, the Olixar screen protector is rated at 9H for hardness and curves to rest on your entire screen.
The screen protector is 0.33mm thick so it should work with any case you want to throw on your phone and will prevent your screen from getting scratched up. If you ever plan to sell your phone, I highly suggest throwing one of these on there to protect the value. The price is a bit higher ($42.49), but the Taken version doesn’t come in a silver version like the Olixar screen protector does.
You can pick up the Olixar Tempered Glass Screen Protector for the Galaxy S7 Edge on MobileFun.
iSmooth Galaxy S7 Tempered Glass Screen Protector
This one is just for our Galaxy S7 friends. Sorry Edge owners. iSmooth has one of the only tempered glass screen protectors out there with decent ratings and it’s because they’re very clear in their listing: this is only for the flat part of the screen. It will NOT protect the 2.5D curved edges on the Samsung Galaxy S7.
There are disadvantages of screen protectors that don’t go edge to edge, but some protection is better than none. Be sure you clean your screen completely before apply so you get a good seal. Ghosting can occur if you don’t, and that pretty much ruins any motivation to keep the screen protector on the phone if it looks awful.
Note: Trying to find tempered glass screen protectors for these phones has been extremely hard. Most of them have awful reviews on Amazon. You definitely don’t need to buy only the ones listed here but be sure you read reviews of what you’re buying first.
IQSheild Liquid Skin Screen Protector
If you’re going to skip the tempered glass protectors this round due to the lack of reliability, the IQSheild Liquid Skin Screen Protector is a good option. IQSheild developed a frustration-free application tray so you can lay your phone in it and go to work. I’ve flat out ruined screen protectors because of how difficult they can be to install, but IQSheild looks to take that out of the equation.
Due to the wet installation method, your new screen protector won’t bubble or come off. It will lay flat on your screen to the point where you may not even remember its there. IQSheild prides themselves on the fact that their Liquid Skin screen protectors are nearly as clear as glass and will never yellow.
We have two options to list today for 64 GB memory cards. We’ll be comparing between the SanDisk MicroSD card and Samsung’s own card. They’re both about the same price ($17.99 vs. $19.74) and rating on Amazon (4.5 stars). They’re both also waterproof, temperature proof, X-ray proof, and magnetic proof.
Where they differ is speed. The SanDisk card is rated up to 80mb/s for transfer speeds, where the Samsung card is rated at 48mb/s. If you plan to use one of these and enable adoptable storage, I’d definitely stick with the SanDisk version, but both are great options.
Cables and Wall Adapters
Zeal Tech five-pack
If you’re looking for a few cables to keep your phone charged up, you may want to look at this five pack. You get one six-foot cable, three three-foot cables, and one one-foot cable. The six-foot cable is great for plugging into the back of your computer or bedside charging and the one-foot cables are great for plugging into a battery bank or car charger. These cables support Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 and have data transfer rates of up to 480Mbps.
You can pick up this five-pack of Zeal Tech cables on Amazon.
Monoprice six pack
If you’re only looking for three-foot cables, Monoprice has an unbeatable deal. If you don’t already know, Monoprice is known for their high quality, low-cost cables and these are no different. This six pack has all three-foot cables and comes in black. There’s nothing sexy or exceptional about these cables, they just work and don’t cost an arm and a leg.
You can pick them up on Monoprice’s website.
AUKEY Dual Quick Charge Wall Adapter
If you’re looking to charge up quickly, AUKEY has a great option for you. This wall adapter has not one, but two ports that support quick charging. This is perfect as a travel charger so you can keep all your devices all charged up. If your second device doesn’t support quick charging, this adapter will still charge it at 2A, which is super fast.
AUKEY 6000 mAh Portable Battery
This is one of the coolest little battery banks I’ve ever seen. It’s SUPER slim coming in at only half an inch thick and one of the lighter batteries available at 5 ounces. The matte black color looks great, too.
This portable battery will charge your devices up quickly with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 supported. It has a 6000 mAh capacity which, in theory, is about two charges for a Galaxy S7, but realistically due to inefficiency, you’ll probably get about 1-1.5 charges out of it. I’d say only count on one 1-1.5 charges for a Galaxy S7 Edge as well.
That’s it for our list! If you want more, feel free to check out our previous accessory guide.