After a long wait, Google finally released the mid-range Pixel 4a today. As usual, Google has officially launched a companion phone case. While the phone case looks no different from the mainstream knitted phone case on the market, Google says the biggest highlight of the phone’s case is the material. Google says the biggest highlight of the phone’s shell is the use of more than 70 per cent of renewable plastic, meaning it is environmentally friendly. Two recycled plastic bottles can make 5 such phone cases.
Whether it’s standard wear or cracks when falling, the pickle pattern on the back of the phone case is a good way to cover up these damages. Google says you can even throw these phone cases into the laundromat to clean them in case they get too dirty to look good.
In terms of protection, Google says the phone’s case uses “edge-to-edge inner microfibres” to prevent fall damage. The case also has a raised edge that keeps your phone’s display slightly elevated when you place it face down on the surface. All in all, when it comes to drop protection, it seems to be a fairly standard protective case, only increasing the angle of the main use of recycled materials.
The Pixel 4a case is currently pre-ordered in the Google Store, but has no release date and is expected to ship with the Pixel 4a on August 20. The phone comes in three colors, Basically Black, Static Gray and Blue, and retails for $40.