So, you have a shiny new Huawei Nexus 6P. How do you make the most of it? How do you protect it? It’s been hard sledding trying to find a wide range of accessories so far. These are by no means Samsung or Apple phones where you can find hundreds of cases, screen protectors, and cables in a ton of designs and variations.
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In a previous post, I declared this USB Type-C dock my favorite Nexus accessory, but here are some more contenders for the crown.
The dock attaches to a wall brick with an included USB cable so you don’t have to supply your own. Your phone sits in the slot and attaches via a USB type-C connector to charge.
While the base doesn’t appear to be very heavy, this can easily be fixed by some double sided tape. The dock comes in five colors and ships from the US (no lengthy shipping times!)
eBay: USB type-C dock
The Stouch USB type-C dock functions similar to the previous entry in our list, but looks a little more substantial. I love the lip that comes up over the bottom bezel of the phone to keep it a little more stable. The Stouch dock shares three of the four colors that the Nexus 6P comes in- silver, gold, and black. Thanks to prime shipping, this great dock will be at your house in just two days!
Amazon: Stouch USB type-C dock
The Rhino Shield Crash Guard Bumper is highly regarded among customers for excellent protection for their phones. The Bumper adds almost no bulk to the phone (less than .1″ thick), yet provides protection for falls that would otherwise damage the sides of your Nexus. The bumper extends slightly above the screen to protect it in case of small falls as well. You can pick up the Rhino Shield Crash Guard Bumper in one of one of four stylish colors that look beautiful on the Nexus 6P.
- B&H Photo: Rhino Shield Crash Guard Bumper
- Evolution Labs: Rhino Shield Crash Guard Bumper
- Amazon: Rhino Shield Crash Guard Bumper
Speck is one of the most popular names in cell phone accessories- and for a good reason! These cases can be found in huge chains like Best Buy because they offer a combination of looks and protection for a very fair price.
I love the look of their Candyshell Grip case because it adds a hint of design without being too gaudy. Not to mention the added grip. When you have a larger phone like a Nexus 6P, it can be tough to get a good grip, and cases like this definitely help due to their raised rubber ridges.
The Candyshell Grip case meets the MIL-STD-810G drop test to ensure your Nexus 6P is protected from drops!
- Best Buy: Speck Candyshell Grip case
- Speck: Speck Candyshell Grip case
- Amazon: Speck Candyshell Grip case
Next up on our list is another one of the biggest names in smartphone accessories: Spigen. The Spigen Ultra Hybrid case for the Nexus 6P is one of the most popular cases for our beloved Nexus because it combines awesome protection with a clear case that shows off the phone’s design.
The clear hard polycarbonate and flexible TPU bumper case protects all sides of the phone from drops and shocks while adding almost no bulk at all. The cutouts are big enough for you to use any kind of third party cable you want, and the raised lip makes sure your screen won’t take direct impacts on a face-down fall.
- Best Buy: Spigen Ultra Hybrid
- Spigen: Spigen Ultra Hybrid
- eBay: Spigen Ultra Hybrid
- Amazon: Spigen Ultra Hybrid
If you’re looking for some serious protection, this may be the case for you. This slim hard hybrid kickstand provides serious protection without making the phone too big. The kickstand will be great when you’re viewing media and listening to your front-facing speakers.
The hybrid case has a shock-absorbing bumper and a hard shell to protect your Nexus from falls, and comes in five awesome colors. And, it’s pretty cheap!
Pleson’s tempered glass screen protector is currently sitting at a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 on Amazon with 723 customer ratings. That’s pretty impressive.
This tempered glass screen protector has a cutout for the proximity sensor as well as for the speakers on top and bottom. It has a 99.9% clarity, and the edges are rounded to keep the screen protector from coming up from the display.
The oleophobic coating keeps fingerprints at a minimum, and the shatter protection makes sure that if the screen protector breaks, the pieces won’t be sharp and cut you.
If you want to keep what you’re browsing to your eyes only, you may want to check out this Clear Privacy tempered glass screen protector from Fosmon.
When looking at the phone from dead center, the screen protector is clear, but as the angle increases, the visibility decreases. The tempered glass screen protector is only .33mm thick and is rated at a 9H hardness. Not only does it have 2.5D rounded corners, but it also has an oleophobic coating to cut down on fingerprints!
You have two options when it comes to cables for the Nexus 6P. You can buy USB type-A to USB type-C cables and continue to use the power bricks you already own, or you can buy USB type-C to USB type-C cables and get new USB type-C compliant wall bricks. The first option doesn’t require you to buy anything other than the cable, but the latter will provide faster charging speeds.
First up, we have a three pack of USB type-A to USB type-C cables for only $20. The Cable Matters cables are braided and come in three color combinations that all look great (I’m partial to the white cable with gold accents). In this combo pack, you get three 6.6 foot long cables that should get from your wall to your seat or bed very comfortably. The braided cables should last for a long time since it will be hard to cut these badboys.
Orzly’s four pack of USB type-C to USB type-C cables are a great value. Coming in at only $20 at the time of publication, the one-meter cables comes in four distinct colors: black, red, gray, and lime green. These cables will provide you with the fastest possible charging times, but you may need to pick up a USB type-C wall adapter to use them. These cables come with a 12-month warranty.
That wraps up our list! What are your favorite accessories for the new Nexus devices? Let us know down in the comments what you have to make the most out of your Phone!