If you're anxiously awaiting the arrival not only of the Galaxy S4 but also of the slew of Samsung accessories that's bound to come along with it, you've got more in store for you than the typical lineup of carrying cases and skins.
A few days ago, Mobile Syrup reported on a leaked list of accessories for the device, which hint that the Samsung Galaxy S4 could, in fact, "be your 'life’s companion.'" That's because the list included all sorts of lifestyle products that go way beyond device protection, audio, storage, or usual range of mobile accessories.
Among these new Galaxy accessories are a number of health and fitness gadgets, designed to work with your phone as a sort of wellness system. These include a body scale that sends data to your phone via Bluetooth and Samsung's nes S-Health app.
That app is also at the heart of some of the other new Samsung accessories for the S4, like the S-Band bracelet. This wearable accessory works as a sleep pattern monitor and pedometer, and keeps track of calories burned.
And even when a typical accessory, like a Galaxy carrying Case, did show up in the list, it was a spin on the expected. With the S-View Cover, a windowed cover for the Galaxy S4's display, you egt a flip cover with auto wake-up function and a display window that gives you time, and battery notifications. It also lets you take or reject calls without opening the flip.
That's not to say there won't be tons of Samsung accessories out there for people who prefer their gadgets without all the bells and whistles; within weeks of its release, the Galaxy S4 should have carrying cases beyond count. But if you're looking for a phone that can be a lifestyle manager, the Galaxy S4's unique lineup of mobile accessories will probably make it the perfect fit.