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New accessories at Samsung Unpacked (pictures)

Take a look at the cases and accessories being shown with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Samsung Galaxy Note 5 at today's Unpacked event in New York.

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Accessories at Samsung Unpacked 2015

Samsung's keyboard accessory for the Galaxy S6 follows the traditional QWERTY format and locks into place at the bottom of the screen.

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Once it's snapped into place, the handset automatically senses it and consolidates the graphics into the top two-thirds of the display for 100 percent visibility.

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The keyboard works by sensing finger presses underneath the buttons, so the accessory doesn't actually have any batteries inside.

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When you're not using the keyboard, you can snap it onto the back of the phone to get the most out of the touch screen.

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Both phones will support a new audio feature that claims to backfill the fidelity lost in Bluetooth compression, compatible with the company's Level series of wireless headphones.

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The usual suspects are onboard to sell cases for both handsets, including Case-Mate, Speck and more.

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Samsung will also offer an external battery pack available for both phones for users who need an extra power boost on the run.

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The keyboard cover comes in three colors: black, silver and gold. It arrives in September for $80, which works out to about £50 or AU$110.

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The Samsung S View Cover is available in a variety of colors and features a window that lets you check notifications and even take a picture using the space as a viewfinder.

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The Samsung Level U Bluetooth headphones are made of flexible urethane and are designed to snap apart when they're not in use. Each ear has a 12mm speaker and works together with the phones to answer calls using the built-in noise-canceling microphone.

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The Level On headphones are available in both wired and wireless options, and both have 40mm drivers with active noise canceling technology starting at $249.

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Samsung's external charging pad uses Qi induction technology for wireless juicing via a wall charger or USB port. A built-in LED indicates when your phone begins to charge, and there's no need to remove the cover for it to work. It's available in black and white for $49.99.

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The new flip wallet comes in your choice of leather or fabric details in a swath of colors. The phone automatically turns on and off as you flip it open and the material provides all-around protection for $29.99.

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Kate Spade designed this Hybrid Hardshell case for the new Samsung devices, offering a durable rubberized exterior that protects from drops and dents. It's available in four colors for $39.99.

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The Samsung Level Box Mini is a micro Bluetooth speaker with NFC technology that lets you pair your device with just a simple tap. Available in three colors for $99.99

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Samsung teams with luxury accessories manufacturer Mont Blanc to bring its own line of collaborative cases in rich leather for the Galaxy phones.

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The Samsung Level On headphones use Bluetooth technology with an apt-X codec compatibility to deliver (supposedly) high-quality audio with a limited loss in fidelity.

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In conjunction with the Samsung Level app, the headphones offer extra volume monitoring and text-to-speech compatibility when connected.

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The headphones are designed for comfort with plush cushions and extra padding underneath the headband to support long-term listening comfort.

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Touch-sensitive controls are accessible on the side of the ear cups and let you navigate through tracks, control the volume and answer phone calls.

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When you pair the headphones with the Samsung app, you can use the company's SoundAlive equalizer and choose from 25 different effects to match your personal audio profile.

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