OtterBox announces Defender and Commuter Series for Pixel phones

OtterBox is one of the trusted names in protective cases for gadgets. The last products we featured were those Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cases shown off before official announcement of the phablet. Before those, we only saw stylish covers for the LG G5. We already know why it’s one of the world’s best case brands and the company is about to prove it once again with the Commuter Series and Defender Series for the Pixel and Pixel XL.

Google’s first ever smartphones have been highly anticipated but we’re still not sure if the two will live up to expectations. We have yet to do an extensive review but for now, we’re interested as to how other OEMs will respond to the new Pixels. These are premium Android phones that still need to well-protected despite the IP53-certification. It’s underwhelming actually because we were expecting at least an IP68 rating like the Note 7, Galaxy S7, and S7 edge. Well, thanks to OtterBox for coming up with the Defender and Commuter cases, the Pixel and Pixel XL will be protected.

The new OtterBox phone cases are now up for pre-order. They’ve been designed with the OtterBox Certified Drop+ Protection and have finished over 238 hours of testing under 24 different tests. These processes ensure each phone case is of the highest quality and will protect your Pixel and Pixel XL as promised.

The Commuter Series is a slimmer case for the Pixel. It features shock-absorbing slipcovers and hard exterior shells. Meanwhile, the Defender Series is ready for more rough use because of its rugged design, built-in screen protector, tough interior shell, and the shock-absorbing outer slipcover.

The OtterBox Commuter Series for Pixel 5.0 is $39.95 while the Pixel XL 5.5″ version is $49.95. The Defender Series costs $49.95 and $59.95 for the two phone models. Feel free to pre-order today on and

SOURCE: Otterbox