The best accessories for the Galaxy S8

The Galaxy S8 is starting to get up there in years, but that doesn’t mean yours doesn’t deserve nice things anymore! Whether you’ve just picked up one for cheap or have been rocking your S8 since day one, you’ll get the most out of your phone by pairing it with the best accessories. From cases and headphones to battery packs and chargers — and other cool stuff — here’s what you need.

Pretty and protective

i-Blason Ares

Staff pick

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Don’t mistake this clear case for a dainty flower. Ares lives up to its warrior name with a durable hybrid design that lets the beauty of your S8’s glass back shine through the clear polycarbonate back, aided and complemented by bold accents like creamy pink or vivid green.

From $18 at Amazon

Slim protection

Spigen Rugged Armor

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The Spigen Rugged Armor case is a great option for any phone but looks especially good on the handsomely tall Galaxy S8. It’s a slim case that tapers a bit on the sides to let the curved display shine but delivers Spigen’s air cushion protection in the corners.

$10 at Amazon

Thin and colorful

Anccer Ultra Thin

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This hard candyshell case will offer some scratch protection without sacrificing its lithe look. It may not offer as much drop resistance, but at two years old, you’re probably less worried about it slipping out of your hands these day. Available in Smooth Red, Smooth Dark, Gravel Black, and Gravel Green.

$12 at Amazon

Keep charged

Samsung Wireless Charger Convertible

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Samsung unveiled this convertible wireless charger alongside the Galaxy S8, and it’s an even better option now that it’s down in price. Designed to be a nice functional show piece for charging your phone on your living side table or at the office.

$50 at Amazon

More storage, more movies

Samsung EVO Select 256GB

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With read speeds of up to 100MB/s and write speeds of up to 90MB/s, this is one of the fastest cards from Samsung that’s also U3 classified, perfect for 4K video. If the 256GB card is too much or too expensive there are smaller and cheaper options available, too.

$45 at Amazon

Pop it and swap it!

Popsockets Swappable PopGrips

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This upgraded grip from PopSockets lets you swap decorative PopTops without having to remove the adhesive base, and you can remove the PopTop to minimize thickness when wireless charging. Phone grips give you extra reach and prevent joint pain from pinky-propping.

From $10 at PopSockets

Portable power

AUKEY 10000mAh Power Bank with QuickCharge 3.0

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This phone-sized power bank from AUKEY is perfect for your S8 and any other technology in your life, thanks to one USB-C port with 18W Power Delivery input/output charging and two USB-A ports, including one with Qualcomm QuickCharge for your S9. Always be charging, my friends!

$30 at Amazon

Best battery case

Mophie Juice Pack

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The Juice Pack plugs into your Galaxy S8’s USB-C port to top it up with 2950mAh of additional juice, and the case itself, like the phone, charges wirelessly using Qi technology, so you can use the same wireless charging pad you do for your phone — all for around $60.

$50 at Amazon

Driven to recharge

Anker 49.5W PowerDrive Speed+ 2 Car Adapter

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Whether you plug into the USB-C or USB-A ports on this dual-port charger, you can charge your Galaxy S8 at 15W, along with any power banks or accessories you have along for the trip. 30W is fast enough to charge a laptop, and an 18 month warranty means you won’t be left hanging.

$30 at Amazon

Mobile VR

Gear VR w/ new controller

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If you’ve never tried Samsung Gear VR before, you’re in for a real treat. Samsung partnered up with Oculus to provide one of the best mobile VR experiences you’ll find, with compelling games to play alone or with friends, tons of streaming video apps and VR exclusive experiences, along with its own functional social media platform.

$95 at Amazon

Get active, stay connected

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

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$199 at Amazon

The Galaxy Watch Active is the best smartwatch for Android users on the market right now because it’s good at everything, even if it isn’t perfect overall. It’s light, comfortable, and easy to wear for long periods, and features fantastic fitness features. It also works best with Samsung phones like our lovely S8.

Truly wireless earbuds

Samsung Galaxy Buds

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The Galaxy Buds are Samsung’s new, truly wireless earbuds that get up to six hours of battery life on a charge. They’re splash-resistant, tuned by AKG, and can be adjusted to let in more or less ambient sound within the Galaxy Wearable app.

$130 at Amazon

Making your S8 last as long as it can

If your S8 is new — or new to you — you’ll absolutely want to get a trustworthy case like the i-Blason Ares on it ASAP. With that all-glass back, a heavy-duty case with a clear back is the best of all worlds and you can rock it with pride, but if you want some thinner protection, Spigen has your S8 covered with the Rugged Armor. For added grip — that is far easier on your joints — spring for some Qi-compatible Swappable PopSockets.

If you’ve had your phone for a while now, we’ll always recommend a quality battery pack like the AUKEY 10000mAh Power Bank or the Mophie Juice Pack to ensure your phone never dies on you.