Next is smart accessories for my Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

 

Most of the excitement about Samsung's new smartphones so far has naturally focused on the handsets themselves. What makes the phones even better, though, are the ingenious options you can get for them, as Samsung fan Dean Turney found at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona.

Discover Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge accessories.

Next is effortless

One of the first new Galaxy S6 smartphones I saw at the Mobile World Conference was sitting on a pad. The Samsung man next to me must have noticed my curious look. "The Galaxy S6 is charging," he said. Now this was odd, as the phone wasn't plugged into anything. I examined it more closely. "The pad is a Samsung Wireless Charger," he explained. A good idea, I thought. Rather than having to fumble around to connect my phone to a power point, now I can just place the Galaxy S6 on the pad, and it charges. A simple, time-saving solution.

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Rather than having to fumble around to connect my phone, now I can just place the Galaxy S6 on the pad, and it charges.

Next is clear

I thought phone covers just protected your handset until I saw Samsung's brilliant Clear View and S View covers. On top of safeguarding your Galaxy S6, they also let you see the screen display. Very handy when you're standing on a packed train with only one hand free. With Clear View you can check the time and get message alerts and answer calls - all without needing to open the cover. The S View has a window to let you see your clock as well as text and call notifications.

Both covers come in a range of stylish colours. I like how they fit snugly around the Galaxy S6, and give a better, more comfortable grip without making the phone bulkier.

Clear View Cover

S View Cover

Flip Wallet Cover

Protective Cover

Clear Cover

There are three more great ways to protect your Galaxy S6 - with a faux-leather Flip Wallet Cover, a Protective Cover or a Clear Cover. The former, available in six colours, is what I’d want my handset to wear to important meetings. It has a warm, soft feel and, while safeguarding the front and back of your phone, gives you a good grip. Inside, there's a slot for your business cards.

If you just want to protect your Galaxy S6 from shocks, but keep it visible and easy to get at, you may prefer the Protective Case. Covering only the back, it's made of a leather-like material, offering a soft grip. It comes in five colours. I'm keen on the Protective Case as it shows off the Galaxy S6's beautiful design.

Next is smarter audio

If, like me, you find headphone cables annoying, here's some good news. There's a wireless headphone system that'll soon be available for the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. It's the best I've seen.

I tried a pair of the new headphones at the Mobile World Conference. No sooner had I put them on than the hubbub of the exhibition hall stopped, thanks to their Active Noise Cancelling. They connected instantly to the Galaxy S6, and my head was filled with the rich, balanced sound of my favourite band. The quality was unbelievably good. The headphones fitted like a dream, and they didn't look bad in the mirror either. With the smart Touch Control Panel I felt in complete control of the sound. And when the Samsung lady called me on the Galaxy S6 while I was listening to the music, there was no echo.

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Next is Gear VR

The expectations for the Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6/S6 edge have been understandably high. So, my excitement at experiencing Samsung’s new immersive, surround-cinema, 360 viewing firsthand, was something approaching hysteria. And it certainly delivered.

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The detail was lifelike, the feeling intense and this is one visual experience that has to be seen to be believed.

Next is Gear VR

The ergonomically designed headset, housing the Galaxy S6 handset, is exceptionally comfortable and balanced. A user-friendly touchpad on the right hand side made the action easy to navigate.

The experience itself was utterly out of this world. High resolution images following the tracked movements of my head launched me skyward. And in my mind, and the pit of my stomach, I was flying. The detail was lifelike, the feeling intense and this is one visual experience that has to be seen to be believed.

There is no shortage of games and movies developed for virtual reality, with plenty more content on the way. I can safely say I’ve seen the future of entertainment and it is awesome.

Next is Gear VR

Where to next?

If you would like to buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, click below and visit the product page.

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