Nov, 30 2012

In the Android community, we’re generally known for customizing our devices to better suit our individual tastes and style. While this is typically done through the use of themes or 3rd party apps, what about when it comes to the outside of your device? Well, if you have the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, you may be inclined to know that the official Samsung battery covers are now live on Samsung’s online store.

Verizon Galaxy Note 2 “Marble White” battery cover $20

Verizon Galaxy Note 2 “Titanium Gray” battery cover $20

Whether you needed a shiny new replacement cover (already?), or simply wanted to mix and match covers on your new Note 2, Samsung’s official covers can be purchased for a fairly reasonable $20. If the Verizon logo on the back feels like an eyesore (only compounds that branded home button) — tough noogies. You wont be able to find replacement battery covers for any other version of the Note 2 from Samsung, not even the international version. I called up Samsung to find out how I could get an unbranded battery cover for my Note 2, and they simply said it’s not possible. Lame.

Of course, you can always snag an official Galaxy Note 2 Flip Cover for a much higher $40. A little too rich for my blood, these covers offer a fair amount of protection, while showing off your device in bright new colors. You can save money by buying a 4-pack in the colors shown above — pink/yellow/green/white or blue/orange/black/white — for a cool $100.

One of the best parts about owning a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (or even the S3) is because almost every major carrier in the world offers the device with no variance in design, accessories for the Note 2 are plentiful. But I have to warn you — colorful battery covers can be found on the cheap from sites like eBay or Amazon, and while those come in a variety of materials and finishes, they do not come with an embedded NFC chip. Might not be a big deal if you don’t use “S Beam” or Google Wallet, but I wanted to give you a heads up.

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