Urban Armor Gear has just launched a case for the Pixel and Pixel XL, aiming their new ‘Plasma Series’ cases at those who are looking to add quite a bit of protection to their new phones. At the moment UAG offers just the one case type for both Pixel phones, but they do come in two different colors which are Ice and Ash, and they’re both currently available to pick up from their website at a price of $39.95. In addition to the UAG website, you can also pick them up from Amazon if you’d prefer to lump the cases in with your regular Amazon purchases, and as an added benefit they’re only $29.95 on Amazon.
Like some of their other cases, the Plasma Series cases for the Pixel and the Pixel XL are designed to give the phones drop-tested protection while preventing the phone from being bulky while the case is on. This slim profile for the case helps to keep the phone’s slim design intact, which should be a good thing for consumers with a Pixel or Pixel XL who have been hesitant to buy a case for fear of losing the sleek, thin look the phone has without a case on it.
In addition to keeping things slim while still protecting the device, the Plasma Series cases are also designed to be lightweight so they don’t weigh your phone down, and they protect the device from drops with the combination of the impact resistant soft core and an armor shell on the outside. The cases also features over sized buttons that are easy to press. Although not everyone has the same complaints, buttons with some cases can often be more difficult to press with the case on as the buttons can become more stiff, and that shouldn’t be a problem here. UAG has even made sure that the corners and edges of the case are protected thanks to the scratch resistant skid pads. If you’re worried about how well these cases would protect your Pixel or Pixel XL, you shouldn’t be, as UAG boasts that they meet the military drop tests standards, which has awarded them the MIL STD 810G 516.6 rating. In short, they should be more than fine if you accidentally drop them.