6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Samsung's S View cover lets you peek at your Galaxy S4

About Video Transcript

First Look: Samsung's S View cover lets you peek at your Galaxy S4

1:01 /

The new S View Cover for the Galaxy S4 clips onto the top of the new phone, but offers a clever workaround by simply cutting a rectangular peephole into the cover material, giving you partial access to the screen.

I'm Dan Ackerman here at the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch event and one of the cool accessories Samsung has is something called the H View cover. It's a plasticky cover that fits around the entire phone and it's got a little window in it right here. So when you close your phone, it's gonna give you a new view. It knows that the cover is close and it's gonna give you a miniaturized view that shows you through the window and in this case the time, the date and how many e-mails that you have and it turns off after a little while and you can always just open the phone and close it again to get back to that view. And then if you have some new updates coming, they're gonna show up here-- it's not the most important thing in the world but if you're one of those people like me who was always taking your phone out of your pocket, opening up the cover and see what new information is showing up. This is the quick way to get a look at that without actually having to flip the cover open like that. We're not sure exactly when this cover is gonna be available and how much it's gonna cost, but it is custom-made for the Galaxy S4. I'm Dan Ackerman at the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch.

New releases

Outrageous style for new Nissan Murano
5:01 December 22, 2014
The new Nissan Murano may take its looks to the extreme, but we found it a very comfortable and accommodating driver.
Play video
Smarter driver: Are older drivers less dangerous?
1:40 December 22, 2014
Conventional wisdom holds that elderly drivers are more dangerous. But Brian Cooley tells you why that may not be the case.
Play video
Car Tech 101: MPGe explained
2:59 December 22, 2014
Brian Cooley drills down on the new metric for rating MPG in cars like the BMW i8, Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt.
Play video
On the road: 2014 BMW i8
5:37 December 22, 2014
With its sculptured skin, gullwing doors and plugin-in hybrid drivetrain, BMW looks to the future with its new i8.
Play video
Tracking Santa with help from Microsoft, Google
2:55 December 22, 2014
Bridget Carey highlights Santa-tracking tools for Christmas Eve, how you can browse department-store window displays on Google Maps,...
Play video
Top 5: Car Tech of 2015
3:25 December 22, 2014
Brian Cooley offers up his top five car technology trends to watch in 2015. Are fuel cell cars on the list? Find out.
Play video
Panasonic LX100 advances the advanced compact
2:34 December 22, 2014
The company's pricey enthusiast compact raises the bar across the board among its peers.
Play video
The Arcade: a capitalist commune of indie game development
5:36 December 21, 2014
Playing host to 19 different companies, the Arcade in Melbourne, Australia is dedicated to changing the face of indie game development....
Play video