Editions is a new series from Google in which “creative collaborations” are contracted to design limited-edition cases.
The first creative collaborator is Skrillex. Skrillex has produced three designs based on out of this world motivations.
With the Live Cases, you get a bit more than a strangely designed case.
First, you get a live wallpaper from Skrillex’s satellite that he named “Nanou” after his dog. During the day, Nanou sends your phone photographs of Earth from the stratosphere. At night, the wallpaper will send images of constellations that are visible from your current location.
On top of that, you will get “VIP access to Skrillex content”. From the official Android blog:
[blockquote author=”Kari Clark, Senior Manager, Google Accessories”]Fans who get the Live Case will get early access to a free OWSLA album from Google Play and Skrillex updates sent directly to their phones. A shortcut button built-in on the Live Case gives you one-touch access to Skrillex’s music feed on YouTube. The button can also be customized to open your favorite apps, launch your phone camera or go to Skrillex’s website.[/blockquote]
The Live Case also has a nifty little button on the back of the case that allows for quick access to your favorite app or Skrillex’s website, Google feels the need to point out that the last one requires internet connection.
This cases are also individually numbered like any other limited-edition run of anything. Once again, there are three different designs to pick from and each will run you $40. The Live Case is available for the following phones:
- Nexus 6
- Nexus 5
- Galaxy S6
- Galaxy S5
- Galaxy Note 4
Live Cases are available through the Play Store