A Bevy of Cases for the Samsung GALAXY S4 Announced

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One way to predict whether or not a new device is going to be a hit is to look at how many cases and other assorted accessories are announced in the hours following the launch. For example, each time a new iDevice is announced  Judie and I get dozens of emails with each company making sure we know they have something to add style and protection to the device. If such a barometer is accurate the Samsung GALAXY S4 that was announced Thursday evening is going to be a huge hit.

WaterField Samsung Galaxy Gear   WaterField Samsung Galaxy Gear

Yes, in the day and a half since we have already been in inundated with emails announcing various cases for the Samsung GALAXY S4.

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Waterfield, one of our favorites, let us know they will have locally-manufactured, custom-sized protection for the Samsung GALAXY S4 Case in the form of their Ultrasuede S4 Suede Jacket™. The S4 Suede Jacket will be available in classic black or in a zebra or cheetah print. The scratch-free microfiber material of the S4 Suede Jacket adds no bulk and helps to keep the phone’s screen clean. Pricing starts at $10 for the simple black version.

Also jumping into the mix with a bevy of offerings for the Samasung GALAXY S4 is Belkin. Their $49.99 Wallet Folio with Stand Case for the Samsung GALAXY S4 is made from genuine leather. It’s cover converts into a multiple-angle viewing stand and the interior is lined with a soft microfiber. It will have an MSRP of $49.99

Other companies announcing cases for the Samsung GALAXY S4 Cygnett, whose UrbanShield, Incline, Lavish Executive, FlipFiber and Cache range in price from $29.99 to $39.99 and Case-Mate and Vaja whose cases will start at $50 and go all the way to a painful $150. Rounding out the announcements are Calypso case offerings a signup page but not a lot of details and OtterBox whose Defender, Commuter and Reflex Series cases will all be available for the Samsung Galaxy S 4.

I spent a few minutes hands-on with the Samsung GALAXY S4 and I was actually quite impressed. It isn’t an earth shattering update over the S3 but it is a fine piece of hardware with a good many bells and whistles to keep even the most tech-headed leaky happy for a while. We’re planning to have one in hand when the device ships in a month and look forward to going hands with many of the cases.

About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.

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