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Google Announces Skrillex-Designed ‘Editions’ Cases For Nexus Line, Samsung Flagship Handsets

Google Announces Skrillex-Designed ‘Editions’ Cases For Nexus Line, Samsung Flagship Handsets

Google launches Skrillex Live cases for select
Nexus and Samsung Galaxy smartphones Google today announced a new series of limited
edition cases for Android devices and first up is a collaboration with electronic music
artist Skrillex and cases for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy
S6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4. 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.

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