Google has a bunch of Nexus 5 cases listed, but not available

Google has a bunch of Nexus 5 cases listed, but not available
Normally, when it comes to Nexus devices you have to wait a while before any official accessories are made available in the Google Play Store, and this time around Google and LG still haven't quite gotten it right when it comes to the Nexus 5. This time around there are a bunch of cases and covers listed for your brand new Google flagship device, but you can't buy any.

Along with the Nexus 5, which is finally up for sale, there are four different bumper cases - black, grey, bright red, and bright yellow - as well as two "LG Quick Covers" in black and white. The bumper case has a hard outer shell and rubber liner that will help to absorb shock if you happen to drop your new device. The LG Quick Cover and combines a case for the back with a flip-cover on the front which will work just like an iPad Smart Cover, or Nexus 10 cover, and allow you to unlock your device just by opening the cover. 

Both the bumper and the Quick Cover will be compatible with "Nexus Wireless Chargers" (which makes it sound like the Nexus 5 will work with the wireless charging orb as well as the new charging pad). As you might expect, the pricing is a bit absurd with the bumper case costing $34.99 and the Quick Cover clocking in at $49.99. Of course, you can't actually buy any right now; they are all listed as "coming soon".

source: Google Play (Bumper Case & Quick Cover)

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Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)



1. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Hmmm I already ordered like 3 cases but I am ocd enough to prefer an official accesory even though it is probably made by the same factory as the cheap eBay ones. If Google is smart, they should make these available asap or I just might come to my senses and not buy the bumper. As far as the case itself goes, looks just like a casemate pop/spec candyshell. The best case by far was the official HTC 8x case but no one is copying it for some reason, not even HTC themselves.

2. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

yup. just ordered an S-line case shipped for $6. could have got it for $3.50, but i wanted one that was shipping a bit faster. it's what i've had on my nex4 for a year now.

3. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

They all look nice but way too pricey. I ordered Spigen case for $9.99 on Amazon.

4. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Really looks like Nokia's colours.

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