What's the best case for the Moto Z?
The ultra-thin Moto Z Droid and its mods aren't even out yet, but there are already some cases available, which is a good thing, because, like we said, it's really thin. Really thin means it really needs a case – like, it really does. Here are our picks for right now.
- Moto Style Shells
- SoGa Wallet case
- OEAGO Defender case
- Tudia TPU Bumper Shock Absorption case
- Cimo Grip
Moto Style Shells
Moto Style Shells are basically just interchangeable magnetic backs for the Moto Z Droid — all you have to do is pop out the current back on your device and stick a new one on. The magnets will hold it in place until the next time you want to swap it out. Pretty cool, right?
As of this writing, the shells come in three textures: fabric, faux wood, and leather, with six varieties to choose from, including crimson ballistic fabric, washed oak, black leather, and more. Right now, they appear to be out of stock, but keep checking back for updates.
The main thing to be aware of with these shells is that they don't cover the edges of the phone, so they don't provide much, if any protection. They just look really nice and may help dissipate some of the heat coming off the back of the device.
At minimum, you're going to want one of the Style Shells — the Moto Z Droid is way too thin completely naked; however, we recommend adding something like either the Cimo or Tudia case in the clear variety for extra protection around the edges and some additional grip.
SoGa Wallet case
The SoGa Wallet case for the Moto Z Droid lets you ditch your wallet and gives you some protection for your phone at the same time.
Made of faux leather, it comes in several styles, from colorful patterns and designs to plain brown or black leather. Its magnetic closure is easy to open and close and keeps your phone, along with your money and credit cards, securely tucked away.
If you're tired of digging through your purse to find your phone or you don't have room in there for a wallet and a phone, then the SoGa Wallet case is for you.
OEAGO Defender case
The Moto Z Droid is very thin — just 5.19mm — that means that drops can be especially deadly. So, if you're prone to dropping your phone, you need a more protective case than just one of the Style Shells, or even one of the thinner clear varieties.
Right now, we're recommending that you go with the OEAGO Defender because it's thicker and gives you a better grip on your device. Made with a polycarbonate outer layer and a soft silicone inner layer, it buffers your phone from impacts and shocks — we don't recommend dropping your Moto Z Droid at all — but if you do, you might still have a working phone afterward.
For the accident-prone, the OEAGO Defender case is the one to get for the thin and fragile Moto Z Droid.
Tudia TPU Bumper Shock Absorption case
The Tudia TPU Bumper Shock Absorption case is good for adding extra grip and some light protection to the Moto Z Droid.
It's not going to give you much protection from drops, but its flexible TPU composition will give you something to hold on to. The Moto Z Droid is an exceptionally thin phone, and a case that wraps around its edges, like the Tudia, is a must-have for at least the most minimal protection.
Additionally, its raised bezel around the screen and the camera protect these vulnerable areas from scratches; this is especially important since the camera sticks out from the back of the phone a bit.
It comes in clear, as well as several other colors, so whether you just want some extra protection that you can wrap around one of the Moto Style Shells or you want a different look, you have options.
If you want minimal protection and/or you want a clear case that shows off your Moto Z Droid Style Shell, try the Tudia TPU Bumper Shock Absorption case.
The Cimo Grip case for the Moto Z Droid offers some protection, while remaining minimal and unobtrusive.
It's composed of a TPU shell that snaps onto the Moto Z Droid and wraps around its edges. It has a raised bezel all around the screen and also around the camera lens in the back.
The dot pattern on the inside helps to minimize fingerprints and watermarks to keep your phone looking sharp. It comes in a few colors, as well as clear, so you can show off a Moto Style Shell if you have one.
If you want a case that will protect your Moto Z Droid from the everyday perils of life and gives you the option to display those awesome Moto Style Shells, then the Cimo Grip is the case you want.
What about you?
Are you excited for the Moto Z Droid's release? Will you be getting a case or just rocking it with a Moto Style Shell? Let us know in the comments below!
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