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August 9, 2018

The best Google Pixel 2 cases

by John_A


Enhance the funky look of your Google Pixel 2 with the right case!

Whether you love the Google Pixel 2 design and want to enhance it, or you’re simply looking for drop protection for your new phone, there’s a case that’s perfect for you. Google partners with a number of accessory makers for its ‘Made for Google” certification program featured in the Google Store, but you can also find a ton of quality third-party cases to fit your needs. Here are the absolute best cases you can get your Google Pixel 2 — from Google and from Amazon.

  • Spigen Neo Hybrid Case
  • Google Live Cases
  • Google Fabric Cases
  • Bellroy Leather Case
  • Ringke Fusion Case
  • Totallee Case
  • Spigen Rugged Armor
  • Maxboost Folio Style Wallet Case
  • Carved wooden Cases
  • RhinoShield SolidSuit Case

Spigen Neo Hybrid Case


Our favorite case for the Google Pixel 2 doesn’t have the “Made for Google” certification, but the Spigen Neo Hybrid is just about the perfect case line on the market today. We love this case so much, we gave it two Android Central Choice awards — one for the Pixel 2 and one for the Samsung Galaxy S9+.

The Spigen Neo Hybrid’s Herringbone-textured back is smooth but grippy in the hand, and the sculpted curves of the polycarbonate hardshell look stylish and sturdy in equal measure. The port cutouts keep well clear of boxy USB-C cables and OTG adapters, and while it is easy to get the phone in and out of the case, trust me, you won’t want to take it off ever again.

The Spigen Neo Hybrid is $15 at Amazon and comes in two colors: black/charcoal Gunmetal and powder blue/silver Kinda Blue.

See at Amazon

Google Live Cases


Google Live Cases give you the option of customizing the back of your Pixel 2 with a personal photo or a wide range of styles curated by Google — or using your own photo from Google Photos. Choose a gorgeous satellite photo from Google Earth, and the case will pair it with a matching live wallpaper for a seamless look. Artworks Live Case can add some flair to your Pixel with soul-searching ink blots and bold pops of color.

Prices range from $40 to $50 depending on the styling and your choice of a svelte shell or rugged dual-layer case. Create and customize your own case via the Google Store.

See at Google Store

Google Fabric Cases


If you like a little texture on your phone case, you’ll love the Google Fabric Case. Similar to Samsung’s Alcantara cases, these crafty cases look — and most importantly feel — like the luxurious fabric on the Google Home Mini or Daydream View.

Designed in-house by Google, you can be sure of the build quality and fit. These cases offer a premium microfiber liner to ensure your device stays scuff-free and your choice of four color combinations for $40.

See at Google Store

Bellroy Leather Case


Looking to add a touch of class to your Pixel 2? How about an elegant leather case from Bellroy? Made using premium leather and a soft microfiber lining, this is a lightweight case that will keep your phone well protected and age beautifully over time. It’s also backed by a 3-year warranty from Bellroy, meaning that this case should still be standing when the Pixel 2 reaches end-of-life in October 2020.

You can learn more about the case and materials used at, then get yours in one of four rich colors — including a gorgeous navy blue — from the Google Store for $45 with free shipping.

See at Google Store

Totallee Case


Most people hate cases. Why buy such a slim, beautiful phone if you’re going to have to immediately bulk it back up with an ugly case? Well, Totallee has heard our prayers and designed a case that offers basic protection from small drops and bumps without adding any sort of bulk found with 99% of other “slim fit” cases.

While it looks too thin to do much of anything, you really can rest easy with the Totallee case. You don’t have to worry about smudges, scuffs, scrapes, or chipping the coating Google adds to the Pixel 2. Totallee made this case so you can get a basic safeguard against regular wear-and-tear while also giving your phone a new splash of color.

Totallee case for the Google Pixel 2 comes in 4 colors — including a bold cobalt blue — on Amazon, where you can pick one up for $18.

See at Amazon

Ringke Fusion Case


Looking to save some money on your case? Debating whether to cover the design of your Pixel 2 in plastic or gamble by using it without a case? Ringke’s got you covered with an affordable clear case.

Made with a rugged panel of polycarbonate on the back panel and an easy-grip TPU bumper, Ringke’s crystal clear Fusion case will keep your new device protected while also letting the Pixel 2’s design shine through. You’ll also get lifted bezels around the camera and screen to protect those important pieces of glass, along with precise cutouts for the charging port and fingerprint scanner. You can get this reliable case from Amazon for just $11.

See at Amazon

Spigen Rugged Armor


Spigen has a full line of cases available for the Pixel 2 at affordable prices, including the slim-yet-rugged Rugged Armor. This lightweight case features carbon fiber detailing along the top and bottom, and raised edges around the screen and camera protect against scratches and scuffs.

I’ve been using the Rugged Armor case on my Pixel 2 XL and it’s held up against all of my klutziness, which is on full display in our review. If you want great protection for your new phone without the bulk — or high price — of other case options, get Spigen’s Rugged Armor case for just $13 on Amazon.

See at Amazon

Maxboost Folio Style Wallet Case


Maxboost’s wallet case sports a stylish look and all the functionality that you’d expect. We’re talking three card slots on the inside flap, a hidden side pocket for some cash, and a magnetic strap that holds down this lithe wallet and keeps everything secure. Fold the strap and folio behind the phone to use as a kickstand when you’re watching your YouTube videos on that cross-country flight.

Clean cutouts around the camera, fingerprint sensor, and charging port ensure that this case doesn’t interfere with using the phone, and cutouts around the earpiece let you talk on the phone without leaving your wallet open for all to see.

Available for just $13, this four-star case is a great option for your Pixel 2!

See at Amazon

Carved wooden cases


Carved has a bunch of great case options available for phones like the Pixel 2, including 52 stylish pre-made option featuring a mix of cool prints and fancy cut wood designs with prices ranging from $29 to $55, along with a selection of classic wood grain cases for just $24.

Carved also allows you to create your own custom case using an online case designer. They also offer the option to get a section of a map engraved or printed onto the case. With the right eye for design, you could design a case that uses the fingerprint scanner as part of your case’s decoration.

See at Carved

RhinoShield SolidSuit Case

Best Protection


RhinoShield makes some fantastic phone accessories that always seem to go a step beyond. With the SolidSuit case, you get a rugged case that’s designed to both protect your phone and also give you the option of using add-on lens attachments that will enhance the experience of using the superb camera on the Pixel 2. First, you’ll need the $5 lens adapter and then you can start investing in the superb lens kits that Rhinoshield also offers.

The Pixel 2 is a great phone that really shines with the right accessories like this. Don’t miss out on getting this RhinoShield case for just $35 on Amazon.

See at Amazon

Is the Pixel 2 too good looking for a case?

What do you think of the Google Pixel 2’s design? Too cool to cover with a case? Which cases are you interested in? Let us know in the comments!

Updated August 2018: We’ve removed four cases from this list to make room for our new favorite Pixel 2 case, the Spigen Neo Hybrid, and Totallee’s thin delight of a case.

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