Also hitting the Google Play Store this afternoon were a variety of OEM cases for the Nexus 5. Apple is often mocked around Android parts for offering expensive accessories, and it looks like Google is following in their footsteps. Jumping onto the Google Play Store you’ll find bumper and flip cases for the Nexus 5, in a good range of colors.
More of a full case than a “bumper”, LG’s bumper cases retails for $35 and comes in black, gray, red and yellow color options. The material seems to be TPU in nature, but Google claims they’re hard on the outside, soft and rubbery on the inside. We’ll need to get a hands on to judge for ourselves if they’re worth the steep price tag.
There’s also LG’s specially made “QuickCover”, not unlike the one made popular in Samsung devices. The flip cover features a plastic that covers the entire back and sides of the device, with a soft velvety flap to keep the screen safe when in a purse or gym bag. Available in both gray and white, these guys will set you back a cool $50. Google ain’t playing.
Links to the case have been provided below, just keep in mind they aren’t available yet and still listed as coming soon. Anyone pick one of these up with their Nexus 5 today, or did you find a better 3rd party option?
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