After weeks of hype surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the device was finally unveiled officially by Samsung at its ‘Unpacked’ event in New York earlier today. The smartphone can be pre-ordered from tomorrow itself and quite a few major U.S. and Canadian carriers have already officially confirmed their plans to carry the device on their respective networks, but while AT&T and T-Mobile have already announced the pricing details, Verizon and Sprint have yet to do so. With pre-orders about to open though, we’re likely to hear more on that front in the not-so-distant future. Meanwhile, now that the much-anticipated device itself is official, it is only natural that the accessory makers will also rush to announce their products tailored to Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone.
Speck, a premium accessory vendor has now announced its range of Galaxy Note 7 cases that promise to offer something for everybody. From standard-issue clear cases to those with reinforced rubberized ribbed edges for superior grips and even one with glitter, Speck’s cases for the Note 7 would certainly appeal to a number of users who’d want to have an added layer of protection for their expensive new acquisition. There are three distinct cases now announced by Speck which include the CandyShell Clear, CandyShell Grip and CandyShell Clear with Glitter; all of which are said to offer ‘military-grade’ drop protection. While the first two are priced at $39.95, the third one on the list comes with a price-tag of $44.95. All three will be available on Speck’s own website, as well as at Best Buy, AT&T and Verizon.
The mobile accessory business is acknowledged to be a fairly lucrative industry, although its more fragmented than the large players would like it to be. Samsung itself releases a whole host of cases and covers every year in collaboration with artists and designers, including famous fashion brands like Swarovski and Mont Blanc. Other accessory makers are also expected to start announcing their offerings in the coming days, meaning, Samsung won’t be the only one hoping for a positive response to the Galaxy Note 7. There will be whole host of small-time accessory vendors the world over who’ll also be hoping that the device becomes a roaring success, which will only increase their chances of selling some more of their products.