Google has collaborated with vaunted manufacturer of shock-resistant, water-resistant and drop-resistant phone cases OtterBox along with fashion designer Jeremy Scott, predominantly recognized for his work with Adidas sneakers.
These two new collaborators have produced new cases for Google's flagship pair, the Pixel and the Pixel XL, with the OtterBox Defender Series foolproofing the device for even the clumsiest user and Jeremy Scott bringing a touch of his vibrant flair with the new Live Cases featuring his signature pastels.
OtterBox Defender Series Cases
The appeal of OtterBox cases circles around niche territory, as exemplified by its "bomb-proof" case acting as if that's a typical selling point. That said, the case manufacturer has gained a significant following because of its sleek cases able to withstand even the harshest phone mishandling.
The company is bringing its Defender Series to the Pixel and Pixel XL with triple-layer defense that includes an built-in screen protector, a foam-lined inner shell to sustain drops and an outer slipcover to ward off dust and dirt.
The only drawback with the OtterBox Defender case for the Pixel and Pixel XL is the lack of water resistance, but the absence of which is only logical given that Google's flagships aren't water-resistant to begin with, or at least, not officially.
The OtterBox Defender Series is now available on Google's online store. It costs $49.95 for the Pixel and $59.95 for the Pixel XL.
Jeremy Scott Live Cases
For those peculiar to the fashion world, Jeremy Scott is most commonly known for designing wings shoes for Adidas but he also has his own clothing line.
His predilection for colorful, maximalist color schemes are strikingly visible even in his work with new Live Cases for Google's flagships, with illustrated cartoonish characters littered throughout the designs that feel quirky and sophisticatedly childish.
Jeremy Scott's live cases will also be accompanied with corresponding live wallpapers that cycle through different emoji, with each one animating upon shaking the phone.
On top of all of these, Google is also bringing a Jeremy Scott sticker pack for its messaging app, Allo.
Surprisingly, these Jeremy Scott cases will also be available for Google's forgotten Nexus 56 and Nexus 6P. Minimal customization options are available on Google online store. The cases will start at $40 with nine designs available to choose from.
As a refresher, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL are the company's self-branded smartphones after the Nexus naming scheme. The Pixel and the Pixel XL rocks a 5-inch and 5.5-inch screen, respectively, coming with the typical bells and whistles you can find on a premium smartphone. Google said that these devices sport "the best camera on a smartphone" which The Verge's Vlad Savov can attest to.
Both the Pixel and the Pixel XL are also available on Google's online store.