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September 10, 2018

The best Google Pixel 2 cases

by John_A


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.

AC Choice Award-winner

Spigen Neo Hybrid Case


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’s easy to get the phone in and out of the case, trust me, you won’t want to take it off ever again.

$15 at Amazon

Custom case creativity

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 or an Artworks Live Case to add some personal, art-pop flair.

$40 at Google Store

You gotta feel this

Google Fabric Cases


Similar to Samsung’s Alcantara cases, these crafty cases look — and most importantly feel — like the luxurious fabric on the Google Home Mini and 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.

$40 at Google Store

Leather luxury

Bellroy Leather Case


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.

$45 at Google Store

A truly thin case

Totallee Case


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 without adding any bulk.

$18 at Amazon

Carry a clear look

Ringke Fusion 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. It also features an easy-carry strap so you can keep your Pixel at arm’s length at all times.

$11 at Amazon

Klutz-tested, real life-approved

Spigen 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.

$13 at Amazon

Take your case to the max

Maxboost Folio Style Wallet Case


Maxboost’s wallet case sports 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. Clean port and earpiece cutouts ensure that this case doesn’t interfere with using the phone and let you talk on the phone without leaving your wallet open for all to see.

$13 at Amazon

Carve out your style

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, and if those don’t suit you, create your own custom case using an online case designer. With the right eye for design, you could design a case that perfectly speaks to your style and sophistication.

$29 at Carved

What do you think of the Google Pixel 2’s design? Too cool to cover with a case? Do you love the Spigen Neo Hybrid as much as we do? Which cases are you interested in? Let us know in the comments.

Updated September 2018: We’ve checked it again, and yep, these are still the best cases for your Pixel 2 as it gets ready for its first birthday.

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