If you own the Google Pixel or the Pixel XL, then there is a fairly good chance that you will want to pick up a case for it. That is, if you have not already. Not only will a case add an additional level of protection to your new Pixel phone, but a case can also help a device to appear more unique-looking. None more so, than Google’s own Live Cases.
These are cases you can pick up from the Google Store and their big selling point is that they are highly customizable. While Live Cases have been available for the Pixel and Pixel XL since launch, two new ones (which at the time were unannounced) showed up online via the Verizon store. These were the Google Earth and Google Trends Live Cases. Following which, the cases then popped up on the Google Store although only as 'coming soon' products. Today, Google took to their blog to more formerly introduce the two cases as well as confirm that they are now available to buy from the Google Store, from Verizon and from Best Buy.
The difference between the two new Live Cases is best summed up by their names. The Google Trends case come with a matching wallpaper which lets you see what is trending on Google on your home screen. If any of the trending topics spark your interest, clicking on the rear-side button of the case launches the trending term in Google search. The Google Earth case works much the same way although instead of trending topics, the Earth cases highlights Google Earth imagery. Which can then also be further accessed by hitting the rear-side button. As mentioned, both cases are available now to buy, although they do come with a slight premium compared to the rest of the Live Case options, as the Google Earth and Google Trends Live Cases are currently priced at $50. It is also worth noting that both cases are available in more than one color. Although, if you happen to prefer the Trends case, one of the color options is still listed as coming soon. Either way, you can check out both cases in greater detail by heading over to the Google Store through the link below.