Protecting your smartphone is pretty important. Let's face it, you spent hundreds of dollars on that new phone, and if you picked up the Pixel, that was at least $650. So you're going to want to protect your investment. As much as we use our phones these days, the phone is going to end up getting dropped, or maybe the screen cracked or something else. So picking up a case that costs under $20 is a no-brainer. Caseology's Vault Series case here for the Google Pixel is one of the best looking cases around. It sports a brushed metal look with a carbon fiber section up at the top near the camera. Making it look great, especially in black. Now Caseology doesn't currently offer this in any other colors, but that may change in the near future.
The Caseology Vault series is a case that is made from thermoplastic polyurethane and polycarbonate. This allows the case to still be fairly thin and lightweight, while also still able to take some damage, in case the phone is dropped. Additionally, it adds some grip to the back of the Google Pixel, which is important, since the backside is pretty slippery already. It also makes the Pixel a bit less fingerprint-prone, so you won't see a slew of fingerprints on the backside. Now the buttons are not cut out, but they are still accessible and easy to press. There is a cutout for the fingerprint sensor on the back, and the area around it is concaved a bit, making it easy to actually use the fingerprint sensor. The frame of this case is also designed for shock protection, especially on the edges and in the corner.
Caseology actually offers this series of cases for the Pixel XL as well, and other smartphones. Like most case manufacturers, this line is available for most popular smartphones. So even if you don't own the Google Pixel or the Pixel XL, you can still grab the Caseology Vault Series for the phone that you do own. It's a great option, especially if you're looking for some protection on your device, but don't want to get something that is overly flashy.