Samsung debuts Galaxy Tab S cover accessories and Bluetooth keyboard

Along with the Galaxy Tab S, Samsung took the wraps off the tablet's two covers and Bluetooth keyboard.

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The keyboard accessory for the Galaxy Tab S. Sarah Tew/CNET

At a New York press event today, Samsung introduced its newest duo of Galaxy Tab S tablets, along with three accessories that can accompany the device: two covers and a Bluetooth keyboard.

The book cover comes in four colors (electric blue, glam red, charcoal black, and titanium bronze) and weighs half a pound. It features a number of folds that enable users to bend and angle the cover in three different ways to prop up the tablet for easy viewing.

If you want a more basic approach, Samsung's simple cover is one solid flap with no folds. It is lighter at 0.2-pound, and unlike the book cover, it does not completely envelop the tablet. Instead, it wraps around the bottom edge and covers only a few inches of the tablet's backside, leaving the camera exposed. It also comes in the same four shades.

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One of the possible angles constructed with the book cover. Sarah Tew/CNET

Lastly, there is the ergonomic Bluetooth keyboard that can attach to the tablet with a clasp. It can fold over and be used as a hard-shell tablet cover. Samsung gave no word yet on any pricing or availability dates for these three products.

As for the tablet itself, the Tab S is the first to feature a Super AMOLED touchscreen, which is known to display deeper blacks and more vibrant, saturated colors. It has two size variants (10.4 inches and 8.4 inches) and cost about $500 (£449) and $400 (£349 ), respectively.

 

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