The Google Pixel 2 has a lot of great features. It’s waterproof, the camera is fantastic, and it runs a simple, easy-to-use version of Android.
But one of the things I like most about the Pixel 2 has nothing to do with the phone itself, but rather with the new phone cases.
Of course, case options are not a good enough reason to buy a phone. There are hundreds of thousands of companies that make cases, and chances are you can find something you like from a third party.
Still, there’s something comforting about buying a case from the company that made your smartphone. Apple’s cases are great looking, and iPhone users swear by them. Let’s face it: if you’re shelling out for an expensive smartphone, you should probably put a case on it.
When Business Insider received the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL to test out, I was delighted by the cases that came along with them. I decided to see what else Google had to offer for its Pixel customers, and it didn’t disappoint.
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Here are the new fabric cases for Pixel 2 phones. I've been using the black version -- called carbon -- for about a week, and I'm a fan. It makes the phone feel more durable and easier to grip, plus it's stylish. The fabric case also comes in cement, midnight, and coral.
Google likes to tout its live cases, which are customisable and have corresponding interactive phone wallpapers. There are three themes -- photos, artwork, and places -- and they're available for all Pixel phones, including the first-generation models.
This is the new Google Earth live case for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. It comes in two prints: River ...
All Pixel phones can get a map live case, which lets you select a custom map area for your case, then have a map for your wallpaper. When you move locations, the map on your screen will reflect that.
Google also offers these cool art cases. Theses cases come in a wide range of colours and prints, from space to abstract themes.
There's even an entire line of Kiss-themed cases like this one, which is covered with the tiny faces of the band members.
If you have the first-generation Pixel phone, you can get a colourful silicone case that looks a lot like the Apple silicone cases ...
... or this super-simple clear case. It's only available for the first-generation Pixel for now, though.
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