If you have a fancy android device like Samsung Galaxy S3, you probably feel proud of it because it is King of android smartphone in 2013. But how about making it King of the Kings?? To become King of the king, you need more accessories to support his master, SGS3. Hence, this post will illustrate how can you double up the capability of your Galaxy S3 with the supported accessories. Some accessories maybe common to you and most of them are easy to get in the any of the consumer electronic shop like bestbuy. Enjoy the video at the end of the post. You will be amazed with what SGS3 can do and more.
First of all, ensure you got the Samsung Galaxy S3 ^^ The accessories items below should be compatible to all variants of Samsung Galaxy S3 like Galaxy S3 i9300 International version, AT&T Galaxy S3 SGH 1747, T-Mobile Galaxy S3 SGH-T999 and Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710.
1. USB to Micro USB Cable
This is very commonly use and you do not need to purchase it as it come together with your Galaxy S3 inside the package box. Most of the time, you will need this cable for charging or data transfer to PC. This cable is very common and you can get it everywhere with cheap price.
2. USB OTG (On-To-Go) Cable
USB OTG cable come with micro USB connector and USB female connector. With this cable, you can use your Galaxy S3 to work as USB host to control external devices like keyboard, or USB thumb drive instead of becoming passive IO. This cable is available and cheap. You can easy get it from EBay or Amazon.
3. MHL (Mobile High Definition) Cable/HDMI Adaptor
Samsung Galaxy S3 having a great screen display with high resolution of1280x720. It is good enough to provides high quality pictures on the monitor or TV. The purpose of having MHL cable is to connect your SGS3 to HDTV. For your information, MHL cable for other android device will not suitable for Samsung Galaxy S3 as it has different pin connection on Galaxy S3. You need to purchase the specific adaptor to connect to your HDYV. You can get the adaptor from the Samsung retail shop or purchase it online here.
4. USB Thumb Drive/External Portable Drive
In order to use the USB thumb drive and external portable drive, you need item 2 in advance (USB OTG). You can easily access to all your portable storage by connecting the USB drive to SGS3. You can even stream the videos, pictures, movies or photos flawlessly from Galaxy S3. it works just like an external micro SD card.
5. USB/Bluetooth Keyboard & Mouse
Using a mouse and keyboard on an Galaxy S3? Yes, we can make it this way but this is unusual use unless you use the Galaxy S3 as a portable mini PC and connecting to HDTV or monitor else the mouse cursor will be hard to see inside a 4.8” screen display. To connect both USB mouse and keyboard, you need an USB hub to connect to SGS3 via USB OTG cable. You can also connect Bluetooth mouse or keyboard but only one at a time.
6. Game Controller (PS3/Xbox)
If you are game lover, you surely love to run the games on your SGS3 with additional game controller like PS3 or Xbox controller and in big screen. To run additional hardware controller, you will need extra app and rooted SGS3. For PS3, you need Sixaxis controller and app (install instruction). For Xbox controller, a receiver configuration need to be in place in order to connect both SGS3 and controller wirelessly [Discussion thread]
7. Wireless Charger Toolkit [Not available yet]
During the past Samsung Unpack event, Samsung has demonstrated the wonderful an unique wireless charging toolkit for Galaxy S3 where you can easily charge the NTC battery wirelessly. However, the toolkit is still not available in market even not selling officially by Samsung. The shipment of the toolkit was rumored delay to September of this year and I believe many of the Samsung Galaxy S3 users are looking forward to purchase this handy tool for their lovely SGS3.
8. Dock Station/Spare Battery/Charger
Dock station and holder is useful especially when you are using PC. You do not need to hold the device but yet can easily control the device by one hand. Replacement/back up battery is optional where the existing Galaxy S3 battery should be enough for a daily use. Backup battery is good for travel purpose where you have your SGS3 back to life 100% with the replacement battery. Get it here.
Drop your comment if you have more accessories which can associate with SGS3 to empower its performance,