Best Galaxy S6 accessories (also for the S6 Edge)

Get more from your flagship handset with some extra kit

From battery packs to cases, chargers to virtual reality headsets, the popularity of these phones ensures there are plenty of accessories around for them. We've picked out one product from each of the major accessory categories, but there are plenty of alternatives around if you want something different.

S View Cover

S View Cover

If you're after a phone cover then there's a wealth of choice out there, both from Samsung and from third-party accessory makers. One of our favourites is Samsung's own S View Cover, as it leaves a truncated window free through which you can see notifications and other important information.

The case is sturdy, without adding too much heft to the handset, and you can pick it up in a choice of six different colours. If you still need convincing there's a small pocket inside for your credit and business cards too. This is for the Galaxy S6 only - try the Clear View Cover as an alternative for the S6 Edge. [Samsung, £40]

TYLT Energi 2K

TYLT Energi 2K

Like cases, there are plenty of battery packs to choose from. We've picked the TYLT Energi 2K because it's compact, inexpensive and versatile - it measures 14.3mm x 70mm x 142mm, gives you around six hours of extra battery life, and lets you carry on using your handset (including making calls) during charging.

On-board LED lights let you know how much battery life is left at a glance, and if you don't like the look of the Energi 2K (which comes in grey, red or blue) then you can pay more for extra juice: 3K and 5K models are also available. For us, this one hits the sweet spot for compactness and price. [Amazon, £69.99]

Gear VR Innovator Edition

Gear VR Innovator Edition

If you're in the market for something a little more unusual (and expensive) to go with your S6/S6 Edge, the Gear VR Innovator Edition is worth a look - it's one of the easiest ways into virtual reality at the moment, and unlike the Oculus Rift you can buy it right now (the Gear VR is actually developed in partnership with the team at Oculus).

You get a fully immersive 360-degree viewing experience by plugging in your phone and there's more content out there than you might think (YouTube already has a dedicated channel for 360-degree videos); plus, there's a touchpad on the side to make it easier to navigate your way around these virtual worlds. [Samsung, £169.99]

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

When it comes to headphones for pumping out your tunes, there's no set that's particularly geared towards the flagship Samsung devices, so you can choose any pair that appeal - go for the look and the feel that suits you best. If you're completely at a loss where to start then we've got plenty of guides to help.

Of the newer sets to draw our attention this year, the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless pair has to be near the top of the list: they add wireless connectivity to the range, but the sound quality remains as impressive as ever, and you won't come away disappointed. The only downside is the cost, but even at this price they're money well spent. [Sennheiser, £379.99]

Samsung Wireless Charging Pad

Samsung Wireless Charging Pad

One of the headline features of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge is the phones' wireless charging capabilities. You don't have to go with a Samsung-branded charger - the phones support both of the major charging standards (Qi and PMA) - but the manufacturer's own device looks the part and is guaranteed to be fully compatible.

You can go for a white or black pad to match whatever kind of desk setup you have and operation couldn't be any easier: just plop your handset down when you get in the house and pick it up again when you're ready to go, no cables necessary (except the one connecting the pad to the wall, of course). [Samsung, £40]

Moto 360 v2

Moto 360 v2

Samsung makes a bunch of its own smartwatches of course, but we've featured enough Samsung kit already, and any Android Wear device is going to work fine with your S6 or S6 Edge. The model that's most recently caught our eye is the upgraded Moto 360 v2, the improved version of what was already one of the best Google-powered smartwatches.

With a choice of sizes, an upgrade in the style of the casing and the straps, and a sharper screen, there's plenty to get excited about with the new watch. The software is just as important, don't forget - Google is pushing out Android Wear updates on a regular basis, so who really needs an Apple Watch? [Motorola, £229]

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