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

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

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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.

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