Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be in our hands soon, hitting stores Oct. 19. And while Google has made its new phones a little more durable — the phones now have an IP67 rating for dust- and water-resistance, you're still going to want to take steps to protect your $649-plus handset. That means investing in a good smartphone case.
Fortunately, you've got plenty of options, whether you like a rugged shell, a slim and stylish design, or something functional with a camera-lens mount. Here are 10 Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL cases that have caught our eye so far.
Caseology's Parallax Series for the Google Pixel 2 is an inexpensive and stylish way to protect your new phone. With a textured geometric design in Burgundy, Navy Blue, Black and Coral Pink, Caseology's Parallax case provides adequate protection from drops with its shock- absorbent thermoplastic, polycarbonate and hard-based rubber. Each Parallax case features a raised bezel to prevent scratches on your Pixel's precious OLED display. And with responsive button covers and precise cutouts surrounding your Google Pixel 2 from the elements, Caseology's Parallax case could prove to be worth every penny.
Google's Fabric Cases for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL offer a sophisticated way to dress your prized smartphone. Designed to flatter the Pixel 2, each case is tailored with a unique knit fabric that'll make your handset stand out from the crowd, while a soft microfiber lining cushions your Pixel 2 from bumps and bruises. Aside from fabric, Google's fashionable case features a polycarbonate core that'll protect your phone from falls. The Fabric Case is available in Carbon, Cement, Midnight, and Coral. Keep in mind the case can stain, so it's best to hand-wash.
Add a touch of personality with Google's innovative Live Case, a customizable shell that features your favorite photos, wallpapers and prints on its back. Whether you want to relive your best memories or put an art gallery on display, this modern case for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is a wonderful way to express yourself. The Live Case includes features such as Places or Google Earth, which both reveal your current location on a map, as well as beautiful landscapes. Google's Live Case is also slim, but offers dual-layered protection with a hard-exterior shell.
The LifeProof FRĒ Series for the Pixel 2 figures to make your new phone even more impervious to water. This stylish and fully enclosed option offers four-layered protection aimed at adventurous types. Made from polycarbonate and silicone, the LifeProof FRĒ Series can survive underwater submerges up to 6.6 feet. It also resists scratches and impact from the same height with its MIL-SPEC build. Available in Night Lite, Fire Run and Asphalt Black, each LifeProof FRĒ case has an anti-reflective optical-glass lens so you can take pictures regardless of weather conditions.
If a slim polymer case is what you're looking for, Incipio's NGP Pure Series for the Google Pixel 2 fits the bill. Featuring soft-shell technology that serves as a barrier for your phone, the NGP Pure is a lightweight and durable case made from shock-absorbent materials. Incipio's case is also stretch-and-tear resistant, so you won't need to replace your case for a while. The NGP Pure is available in Clear, Navy, Plum and Smoke.
Moshi's Tycho Series safeguards your Google Pixel 2 from bumps and scratches of daily life. The Tycho case's proprietary hybrid construction features a shock-absorbing inner core and shatterproof frame that protects your phone like medieval armor. Because it's so lightweight, Moshi's case preserves the original slim aesthetic of your Pixel.
The Neo Hybrid Series by Spigen is newly designed for the Google Pixel 2, providing protection and style. Made with dual-layered and shock-absorbing materials,such as thermoplastic and polycarbonate, the Neo Hybrid has earned a MIL-STD-810G rating. The case comes in three colors that can be matched to your Pixel 2, such as Gunmetal, Satin Silver and Blue.