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The S Pen Stylus

Accessories for Your Note

Samsung sells a number of accessories for the Galaxy Note. These include:

  • A spare Galaxy Note S Pen and a holder if you prefer a thicker pen than the standard S Pen. All you have to do is slide the S Pen into the holder, and then you can use it with your Note or just use the holder for storage. You’ll have to find a place to put your holder, though, because the holder is too large to fit in the Note.
  • A desktop dock and wall charger so you can have a dedicated spot on your desk to charge your Note when you’re not using it.
  • An HDTV Smart Adapter that lets you connect your Note to a TV or monitor using a standard HDMI cable. You’ll also need to buy a separate wall charger to power the adapter.
  • You can use your Galaxy Note’s GPS apps in your car by purchasing a Navigation Mount and Car Charger that you can place on your car’s dashboard so you can get where you need to go without having to buy a dedicated navigation device. You can also charge the unit, provided that your car stereo has an auxiliary input port. If you’re charging the Note while you’re out of your car, be sure to keep it out of plain sight to reduce the chance of theft.
  • You can also purchase a flip cover for your Note in navy, brown, white, or orange.

Is the Note a Good Option for You?

If you’re looking for a larger phone and want the control and flexibility that a stylus can bring, but you don’t want to have a tablet, the Note may be something to consider. As with any other smartphone or tablet, you need to select the right product that fits your needs and expectations.

More Information

You can get more information on the Samsung website. You may also want to visit an AT&T or Best Buy store, pick up a Note, and play with a little bit to see how it feels in your hand and how it works for you. The Note “phablet” may just be what you’re looking for.

Eric Butow is the owner of Butow Communications Group (BCG) in Jackson, California. BCG offers Web development, online marketing, technical documentation, and computer-based training to small and medium sized businesses. He has written 17 books, with one translated into Chinese and another being revised for a second edition. Eric has also developed and taught networking and usability courses for Ed2Go and California State University, Sacramento.

When he’s not working in (and on) his business or writing books, you can find Eric enjoying time with friends, walking around the historic Gold Rush town of Jackson, and helping his parents manage their infant and toddler daycare business.

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