Existing and potential Nexus X6 and Nexus 5P smartphones can now create their own unique protective cases. The new custom Live Cases cost just $35 and the patterns and effects are only limited by the user’s sense of style.

The simplest way to create an original case is to choose a favourite photo or a geographical location via Google Maps.

Google Live Cases for the Nexus 6X and 5P

Once selected tonal or patterned effects can be applied and overlaid and the finishing touch is a matching ‘live’ wallpaper for the handset’s screen to tie everything together.

But as well as style, the case offer functionality. They ship with a programmable shortcut button that can be pressed to quick launch an app or feature of your choice.

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