In short: LifeProof has now announced the launch of new cases in its NËXT series, designed to help owners of Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL flagships keep their device safe without adding too much bulk or weight. As with other protective cases in the series, the new cases are touted as drop proof from up to 6.6-feet, as well as offering water, snow, dust, and debris protection provided by IP-5X-certified port blocking. Weight for the smaller Google Pixel 3 version is set at 46.76 grams, compared to the Google Pixel 3 XL variant at 53.82 grams. In terms of design, the main body of each case is a transparent shell that shows off the phone underneath, coupled with a 'color pop' outer ring. There are two options on the color front – 'black crystal' or 'cactus rose' – and each case is set at $79.99 regardless of whether that's for the Google Pixel 3 or Google Pixel 3 XL.
Background: LifeProof has been one of the top brands in the market of offering protective measures for smartphones for quite some time now and its NËXT series is no exception to that. Although the cost is not inconsiderable and there are more affordable options on the market, the company not only consistently develops cases that offer genuine protection as outlined above. Its cases also cater to the style of the devices they're meant to protect. The colors chosen for Google's handsets, for example, should match up well with the three options buyers have when purchasing their devices. What's more, each of these cases is listed as being compatible with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL's Qi wireless charging features. So consumers don't need to give up either aesthetic appeal or features just to keep their new handset safe.
Impact: In any case, the new mobile devices are set to ship starting on October 17 to those who have placed pre-orders and both versions of the new LifeProof NËXT case are on sale now. That means that owners of a new Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL flagship can start keeping their investment safe from day one rather than waiting to buy a case after the phone arrives.