True colors: these are the top 5 best clear cases for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

True colors: these are the top 5 best clear cases for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL
Join us as we discuss the best clear cases for the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL!

In what follows, we'll take a look at the best Google Pixel and Pixel XL clear cases that you can purchase in the US. As always, we've diversified our recommendations to cover multiple price points and features. If you feel that we missed out on a killer clear case for the new Pixel phones, make sure to drop your suggestion in the comment section below!

If you're interested in solid but stylish protection for your new all-Google handset, we've got you covered in our roundup of the best rugged and stylish cases for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. On the other hand, if you're looking to protect your investment while still showing off the Quite Black, Very Silver, or Really Blue color of your Pixel or Pixel XL smartphone, a clear/transparent case is what you should be looking for.

Official Google Pixel Clear Case

We'll start this roundup with the official clear case for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, the one that you can buy straight from the Google Store. Priced at $30, the Google Pixel official clear case is made from a durable polycarbonate plastic and offers cutouts where the ports, buttons, and sensors are located.

The build should be pretty good with these cases, although we're not sure that it justifies the price. This is why we'll now take a look at some third-party alternatives that Pixel and Pixel XL owners might want to consider.

Crystal Shell Google Pixel Case

Next up on our list of the best clear cases for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL is Spigen's Crystal Shell Google Pixel Case. This one comes with a hard PC back and a flexible bumper with added corner protection. Add Spigen's Air Cushion technology in the mix and the Crystal Shell should ensure that your Pixel or Pixel XL is equipped to handle all sorts of unfortunate drops. Sure, the corner protection adds a bit to the total footprint but that's a tradeoff some might be willing to take.

If you've had clear covers that turned into a distasteful shade of yellow as weeks passed, there's no need to worry; Spigen's Crystal Shell cases are guaranteed not to turn yellow in time. 

Speck Presidio Clear Case

Speck's Presidio Clear Case, one of the most durable clear case series around, is now also available in the Google Pixel and Pixel XL flavor. Made out of what Speck calls 'Impactium Clear', these cases offer a decent level of protection without increasing the bulk or covering up the beautiful design of the new Google phones.

This clear case features a dual-layer build with a shock-absorbing material on the inside and a hard scratch-resistant outer layer. The maker says that its Presidio clear case will make sure that Google's Pixel phones can withstand drops from 8 feet. Furthermore, these cases will not turn yellow after prolonged exposure to the sun.

Case-Mate Google Pixel Naked Tough - Clear

The Case-Mate Clear Case for the Pixel and Pixel XL another viable alternative. This case consists out of a hard shell and a shock absorbing bumper, a duo that translates into military-grade certified drop protection. UV light protection is present here as well.

Tauri TPU Case

If you're looking to keep the bulk to a minimum, this Tauri TPU clear case for the Pixel and Pixel XL will do the job just fine. This is a very slim and light TPU case that offers just basic protection for the handset. It's also priced at only about $8 on Amazon.

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