Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has landed in the hands of phablet fans. To keep it safe for those times when the phone falls out of those same hands, you’ll want to consider protecting your $850 investment with a case. You’re certainly not hurting for eye-catching options. From accessories that put a premium on protection to ones that add a splash of style to the Note 7’s already professional look, here are some Note 7 cases that caught our eye.
The S-View Flip Cover is Samsung's own case, made with an eye toward protecting the front and back of the phone. A front window gives you access to vital information on the Note 7’s always-on screen, such as the time, weather and notifications. You can even take photos with the Note 7 without having to flip open the S-View cover.
It's a shame to cover up a brand new sleek and shiny Galaxy Note 7, so Speck lets you show off what you’ve got with its CandyShell Clear case. Even with its see-through design, Speck’s case still offers military-grade protection. You can add a blast of glitter for $5 more for a little more flare.
This durable case from Tech 21 is meant for tough environments. The Evo Tactical XT can protect your device from a 13-foot fall, and its mechanical buttons should prove handy for anyone with butter fingers. Tech 21’s case includes a holster for keeping your Note 7 close at hand.
Like a lot of OtterBox offerings, this Defender Series case can protect your Note 7 from all sides, with a rubber slipcover, polycarbonate shell and a built-in curved screen protector. Defender Series cases also come with a holster that can serve as a belt clip and kickstand. Available in black, Steel Berry and Berries-and-Cream, this Otterbox case isn't available yet, but the case maker plans to roll it out this fall.
The metallic-looking Patchworks Flexguard turns out to be surprisingly flexible. That's because its thin metallic layer is laid right atop rubber. The Flexguard is grippy and shock resistant, with large port holes that fit most third-party charging cables as well as those higher-end headphones with massive headphone jacks.
Now you can have your smartphone case and your selfie stick, too. VRS Design combines both products into one Note 7 accessory. The Cue Stick Series features a rotating swing-out arm for any time you want to snap a self-portrait with the Note 7’s 5-megapixel front camera.
If you prefer to stuff cards, cash, coins and more alongside your smartphone, the 2 in 1 Magnetic Detachable Wallet Flip Case from Belk is for you. It can hold 14 cards, and it has a side-loading zip pocket fit for crumpled bills and change. The case that's protecting your actual phone can detach from the wallet so you don't have to hold your entire wallet to your face when it’s time to take a call.