Google lets you customize Nexus cases with a picture for $35


It’s finally here. A couple of years ago, Google was rumored to be launching cases for the Nexus 5 which you could customize with your own photos, or with a section of a map of your favorite place. That never panned out for the Nexus 5.

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But it did for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Nexus 6. Google today revealed the feature as Live Cases. The concept is simple: customize a case with your favorite photo or a section of a map from Google Maps.

It’s nothing we haven’t seen from other case manufacturers, but Google is taking it a step further by giving you a live wallpaper to match the photo you choose. For instance, the Map case will have a live wallpaper of the map in whichever place you currently exist. The Photo case will have a wallpaper showing photos from a customizable gallery.

The case also has a button that can quickly launch your favorite app with just 1 touch. Neat stuff, it is. The going price for a Live Case is $35, and shipping is free (though you’ll have to wait anywhere from 4 to 6 days for it to leave the warehouse). Find it at the Google Store right here.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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