Urban Armor on Friday announced a new Plasma series of protective cases for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the latest Android flagships from Google which debuted earlier this month. Much like most other offerings from the Orange County, California-based phone accessory maker, the Plasma cases for the Pixel 2 lineup are rugged additions to the recently announced smartphones which are meant to protect them against regular wear and tear, as well as mechanical damage and shocks. The offerings were made in accordance with the drop-testing standards of the United States Military (810G 516.6) and should deliver a maximum level of protection, the company claims.
The Plasma series of cases entails two color options — Ash and Ice — and will start shipping in approximately two weeks, with both models being priced at $39.95. The accessories feature spacious cutouts for the camera setup found on the rear panels of Google's new Android flagships while still being thick enough to make smaller drops a non-issue, with Urban Armor claiming that its products were designed to complement both the hardware and software of the Pixel 2 lineup. The two products feature soft cores meant to cushion any impact during drops while simultaneously boasting a sturdy and durable outer shell and a composite construction designed to not add any significant weight to the devices. The USB Type-C port found on the two smartphones is easily accessible when they're inside the Plasma cases which also don't inhibit their NFC capabilities in any way, meaning you'll still be able to use Android Pay. Finally, the tactile buttons found on the two cases have been enlargened in an effort to facilitate everyday use, the firm suggested.
Both cases presently seem to be in stock and will start shipping to customers just before the Pixel 2 XL is scheduled to hit the market. While the Plasma cases are presently the only offerings from Urban Armor designed for Google's new Android smartphones, the company's Monarch Series may also eventually be updated to accommodate the latest devices from the Alphabet-owned tech giant. Both cases also feature Google's shortened "G" logo near the bottom of their rear sides and sport Urban Armor's signature industrial design which makes devices somewhat bulkier but also more imposing.