The perfect angle: best kickstand cases for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

The perfect angle: best kickstand cases for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL
Are you looking for the best kickstand case for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL? We scanned the current case offering in the US and we're now ready to discuss what we feel are the best Google Pixel and Pixel XL kickstand cases currently available in the US.

Thanks to their bright AMOLED displays running at high pixel densities, the new Google Pixel and Pixel XL are two of the best smartphones currently available if you're mostly interested in the multimedia experience. While the Pixel XL is much better suited for video consumption due to its large 5.5-inch display, the smaller Pixel holds its own as a compact video player.

This is far from being an exhaustive list of all of the Google Pixel / Pixel XL kickstand cases but it's not meant to be one. Instead of listing all of the kickstand cases for the Google Pixel that we could find, we strived to provide recommendations spanning multiple form factors, build materials, and price points. In the off chance that we've omitted your favorite kickstand case for the Google Pixel or Pixel XL from this list, drop us a line in the comment section below and let us know

Spigen Tough Armor

Price: $34.99

The first kickstand case for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL that we're going to talk about is the Spigen Tough Armor, one of the most popular case series around. 

The Spigen Tough Armor is designed to provide tough impact and drop protection for your new Pixel handset. The back of the case is made out of  hard PC while the bumpers are made from flexible clear TPU. Together, these two layers provide military-grade protection for your Google Pixel or Pixel XL. 

The plastic kickstand on the back is fairly simplistic and doesn't come with an adjustable angle but it will definitely get the job done. 

Spigen Slim Armor

Price: $29.99

If the Spigen Tough Armor is a bit too thick for your liking, our next recommendation is another Spigen case, the Slim Armor. As the name suggests, this case aims to provide a high level of protection while keeping the extra bulk to a minimum. 

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Just like Tough Armor cases, Slim Armor models use a combination of hard PC and flexible TPU to keep your phone safe against accidental drops. However, the structure is a bit different; the hard PC back cover extends to cover the corners of the phone and a soft TPU layer on the inside is designed to absorb shock. 

The Spigen Slim Armor cases for the Pixel and Pixel XL come with the exact same plastic kickstand as the Tough Armor models.

Tauri Leather Wallet

Price: $9.99 

Next up is a wallet case that also made our list of the best Google Pixel and Pixel XL leather cases, the appropriately-named Tauri Leather Wallet Case. 

As all wallet cases, this one comes with slots for your cards, cash, or ID. Keeping everything tightly closed is a leather band with a magnetic clip. Although this case doesn't feature a kickstand per-se, Tauri's leather wallet for the Google Pixel can be folded in a position that supports the handset at an angle in landscape mode. 

If you're looking for an inexpensive leather wallet that also doubles as a kickstand case for the Pixel and Pixel XL, this is it right here!

Zizo Bolt Case

Price: $14.99

If you're looking for a kickstand case that provides ultimate protection for your Google Pixel or Pixel XL, our recommendation is the Zizo Bolt Case. This one comes with three layers of protection for your handset: an included tempered glass screen protector, a shock-absorbing Tetra Polyurethane layer on the inside, and an impact-resistant PC outer layer.

Military Standard 810G-certified drop protection aside, the case also comes with an interesting angular design and is available in a range of colors. The kickstand on the back is made out of plastic and fixes into a locked position.

i-Blason Transformer

Price: $12.99

If you're on a budget, you should check out the i-Blason Transformer, a very popular kickstand case on Amazon. Although affordable, this isn't your run-of-the-mill kickstand case for the Google Pixel series.

The i-Blason Transformer comes with a hard PC case and a shock-absorbing inner sleeve. We're sure that many professional Netflix/YouTube bingers will appreciate the ability to adjust the angle of the kickstand on the back.

VRS Design High Pro Shield

Price: $14.99

The VRS Design High Pro Shield kickstand case if a very good alternative to the i-Blason Transformer case we've previously mentioned, especially if you're looking for a case with a more minimalistic design.

Like most kickstand cases for the Google Pixel series that we've talked about today, the VRS Design High Pro Shield Case offers two layers of protection, namely a hard PC back cover and a shock-absorbing inner TPU layer. As a side note, the brushed-metal finish earns some bonus points for this case in the aesthetics department.

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