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Cruzerlite Androidified A2 TPU Case for Galaxy Nexus

August 17th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

5 Stars

Cruzerlite Galaxy Nexus TPU case

There are a lot of choices for smartphone cases and what works for one person may not work for another. It’s really a personal choice based on your needs and preferences. TPU cases tend to be the closest thing to not having a case at all, similar to silicone cases. The advantage of TPU over silicone, however, is that TPU is tougher, more durable and attracts less dust/lint. I had the opportunity to try out the Cruzerlite Androidified A2 TPU case for the Galaxy Nexus and came away very impressed.

PROS

  • Doesn’t add a lot of bulk
  • Improves grip
  • Provides scratch protection
  • Adds some slight drop protection
  • Perfect cutouts for buttons, speakers and ports
  • Good looking
  • Very inexpensive

CONS

  • None

The Cruzerlite case is made out of TPU, so at first glance, it basically looks and feels the same as any other TPU case, other than the Android robot graphic on the back. It provides good scratch protection to the body of the phone and minimal impact protection, if dropped. Putting the Cruzerlite case on and removing it is fairly easy, which is nice when you need to get access to the battery or memory card. You’re also more likely to give the insides a good dusting when it’s easy to remove.

Cruzerlite Galaxy Nexus TPU case front

There are two big functional differences, however, between the Cruzerlite case and several others I’ve tried in the past.

Cruzerlite Galaxy Nexus TPU case back

Other TPU cases I’ve used in the past, always covered the volume and power buttons. This made using those buttons extremely difficult. I was so fed up with the difficulty in using the buttons on my Droid X, that I got an X-acto knife and made my own cutouts. To my delight, the Cruzerlite came with cutouts for the volume and power buttons, in addition to the perfect cutouts for the camera, speaker, headphone jack, etc. They even added a bit of room to the headphone jack, knowing that headphones require a little extra room for proper fit.

Cruzerlite Galaxy Nexus TPU case volume

Cruzerlite Galaxy Nexus TPU case camera

The other differentiating feature of the Cruzerlite case, is the grip on the sides. The sides of most TPU cases are uniformly smooth, but the sides of the Cruzerlite case are notched and have a tackier feel, providing a better grip.

Cruzerlite Galaxy Nexus TPU case side

The Cruzerlite Androidified A2 TPU Case for Galaxy Nexus comes in black, blue, clear, green, orange, pink, purple, red, smoke, teal and white.

Cruzerlite Galaxy Nexus TPU case clear front

Cruzerlite Galaxy Nexus TPU case clear back

CONCLUSION
The Cruzerlite Androidified A2 TPU Case for Galaxy Nexus is the best TPU case I’ve ever seen. The cutouts, including the volume and power buttons, makes the case much easier to use than previous TPU cases I’ve tried. The other cutouts are perfectly done and the grips on the sides are another design touch that makes the Cruzerlite a cut above the rest. Amazingly, this terrific case is priced at just $9.90. I’d dare say that it’d be worth twice that to most people who prefer TPU cases, but the fact that Cruzerlite isn’t trying to gouge its customers is refreshing. I highly recommend the Cruzerlite Androidified A2 TPU case.

Available from Amazon.com.

* Review samples provided by Cruzerlite

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