Google launches Skrillex Live cases for select Nexus and Samsung Galaxy smartphones

Google has just kicked off a series of limited-edition smartphone cases. The new case line-up is called Editions, and the first incarnation of the company's creative push in the smartphone accessory market is a collaboration with popular artist Skrillex. 

Called the Skrillex Live cases, these official Google Android accessories will be available in three different designs, Space Shield, Circuit Bae, and Lil Planet. The cases can be purchased for $40 from the Google Store.

If those who decide to get one will also get a free Skrillex album. The limited-edition Skrillex cases are available for the two of Google's Nexus smartphones, the Nexus 5, the Nexus 6. In a rather interesting twist, the cases will also be available for three Samsung handsets, the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy Note 4, and the Galaxy S5.

Also included is a custom-made live wallpaper. At night, the wallpaper will display a map of the constellations as they can be seen from your location. During the day, the wallpaper will change its content based on images captured way up in the stratosphere by a balloon satellite. This balloon satellite was custom-designed by the artist, and is named after Skrillex's dog, Nanou. Once Nanou completes its tasks, he will be signed by Skrillex, and it will find a home with one lucky customer.

Probably the most interesting feature is a customizable hardware shortcut button. By default, pushing the button will launch the artist's YouTube feed, but you can tweak the settings to have the button act as a dedicated camera shutter, or as a shortcut to a specific website or app.

In a post on the official Android blog, Kari Clark, Senior Manager at Google Accessories, announced that more Edition cases are to be expected in the near future. The Skrillex Live cases are available starting today, and Google says that they will be available until the end of June, or while supplies last. We're wondering what Google has got cooking next.

source: Google Store



1. gaming64 unregistered

Skrillex? You got to be sh??+ing me...

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Skrillex is underrated. The guy have nice beats if you're into EDM and club music.

5. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

The guy's music isn't bad, it's the fans that are the real problem, calling him "teh top dubstepper ever" and his music "teh best dubstep". He's hit the mainstream so naturally a bunch of people flock to this "new" style and think they actually know a thing about the type of music they think he's making. They would put him as the pinnacle of dubstep and not even give any other actual dubstep artist a chance. Haha...this actually reminds me much of fans of another thing which I'll not name right now, but it mirrors the previously mentioned situation pretty well.

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

I like mt eden. First got into dubstep from them.

7. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

he is overrated....

3. Blazers

Posts: 778; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I would like to try out that live wallpaper.....for a few minutes before I delete it like all live wallpapers lol.

4. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Awesome cases. Definitely getting for my Nexus 6.

8. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

who let that gorilla have a satellite

9. material

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

The vibration mode will be awesome!!!!

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