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Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge: we pick the best accessories

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What every well-dressed Galaxy S7 will be wearing for spring-summer 2016.
samsung galaxy s7 accessories

So you’ve decided to break out your credit card and snap up a new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Bully for you.

But that sleek new phone is going to need some protection to keep it free of bumps and bruises. And it could probably also use some nice threads to show it off to full effect.

Fortunately, Samsung has launched a string of accessories designed to do just that.

Here’s our pick of the very best extras to get the most out of your shiny, new smartphone.

LED View Cover

samsung galaxy s7 led view cover

This neat, futuristic cover shows the time and notifications, despite completely covering the screen of the S7 and S7 Edge.

You can also answer calls by swiping on it and even see who’s calling by assigning special icons to contacts.

S View Cover

samsung galaxy s7 s view case

The S View cover, which first tipped up alongside the Galaxy S4, is now a firm fixture in the range of accessories for Samsung’s Galaxy S range.

This updated version, designed for the S7 and S7 Edge, has a window up top so you can see the date, time and battery life.

You can also control music, access the camera and respond to calls.

Clear View Cover

galaxy-s7-edge accessories clearview

This translucent cover looks simpler than the S View and LED View covers, but still allows you to take incoming calls and control the music you're listening to without having to open it up and swipe on the device’s main screen.

It’ll also protect the phone from any nasty bumps and scrapes.

Flip Wallet

samsung galaxy s7 flip wallet

Third parties have gone big on smartphone cases that double up as wallets.

The Flip Wallet is Samsung’s official version for the S7 and S7 Edge and has space on the inside for credit cards and cash.

Samsung describes the Flip Wallet as having ‘a sense of duty’. We’re not sure about that, but it does at least get the job done.

Keyboard cover

samsung galaxy s7 keyboard cover

For those still pining for the days when BlackBerry ruled the roost, this case-cover is also a physical keyboard that slips over the bottom of both the S7 and S7 Edge.

It protects the phone, as well as causing the screen to automatically resize, so you can power out lengthy emails and texts easily. One for workaholics and messaging fiends.

Backpack

samsung galaxy s7 backpack

Not really a backpack, but a stylish battery case that gives your device extra juice.

More importantly, it also looks a lot less ugly than Apple’s similar version for the iPhone 6s.

Wireless charger

samsung galaxy s7 wireless charger

Samsung is still trying to convince the world that wireless charging has a future.

This new effort sits at an angle so you can use the S7 or S7 Edge while it’s powering up.

Not quite the game-changer we were hoping for, but ideal if you always charge your handset in one place, either at home or in the office.

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