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[Accessory Review] Cruzerlite Cases for the Motorola RAZR Maxx and HTC Rezound

Tony Hannides Jun 30, 2012 0
4.5 out of 5 Rating

We’ve looked a many cases for the iPhone and iPad but very few have come through our offices for any Android devices…until now. We finally got the chance to review some cases from Cruzerlite. If you’ve got an Android device and you’re proud to own one, you’ve got to check out some cases from Cruzerlite. Created by Android owners, fans and independent artists, Cruzerlite provides some of the most unique case designs for Android phones. We reviewed one case for the HTC Rezound and two cases for the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx.

Pink Androidified case for the HTC Rezound

The first case we looked at was from the premium ‘Androidified’ lineup. It was pink with a design of small ‘Andys’ or ‘BugDroids’ displayed in horizontal rows. The case is made of thermoplastic polyurethane or TPU, which makes it virtually scratch resistant and most importantly, shock resistant. In case you were wondering, it also comes in purple, red, green, clear, smoked, blue, and orange. The case is perfectly molded for the HTC Rezound so every important button or opening is easily accessible. Putting the case on the phone was super simple. The gel material isn’t too thick so it stretches just enough to get over the top lip of the phone. Our first concern was it doesn’t cover the top lip as much as some other cases we’ve used; however its measurements are perfectly aligned with the phone. Another important note, the opening for the headphone jack isn’t too small so 3.5 jacks with larger head units can fit with no problem. The material has enough grip that it feels comfortably stable in one’s palm but not too sticky that it’s too difficult to take out of the pocket.

Andy Multiplied Case for the Motorola DROID RAZR Maxx

Andys Threads Case for the Motorola DROID RAZR Maxx

Although the designs on these two cases are completely different and created by two different artists, the make up and material of the cases are the same. Both cases I thoroughly enjoyed. Also made up of TPU materials, these two cases are very unique. First of all, the Andy Multiplied case is predominantly green, has a giant Android and a bunch of his smaller friends in the background. The message of the case rings true, there are a TON of Androids out there in the wild. The Andy’s Threads case is actually the Andy’s Threads company logo. We actually got a chance to speak with their CEO, Mr. Daniel Benavides on one of our Wireless Weekly shows. Regarding the make up of the case, the molding was again, done to perfection. Every opening was perfectly aligned to each important button and every opening like the speaker or headphone jack was left open. There were, however, two strange differences between these two cases for the RAZR Maxx and the case for the HTC Rezound. First of all, the volume toggle switch buttons for the HTC Rezound were covered and hence, a little harder to press; the volume toggle switch was not covered in these cases for the RAZR Maxx. Second of all, the material of all the cases may be TPU, but the two cases for the RAZR Maxx was very different from the one for the HTC Rezound. Once the package was opened, each of the cases for the RAZR Maxx had a strong plastic odor and the cases felt extra smooth. I was afraid they would either slip out of my hands or I would not be able to handle them, due to the strong smell. Luckily, after leaving them unpacked for a few hours, the odor went away and the texture of the case no longer felt slippery.

Conclusion

I was very happy with these cases. They are a great option of protection and with the right color, give a little originality to the phone. I mentioned there are a ton of ‘Androidified’ colors but just so you know, there are a few more Andy’s Threads designs as well. And don’t fret; if you have another model other than the HTC Rezound or the Motorola DROID RAZR Maxx, they provide options for many models of Android phones. They even have cases on pre-order for the HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S III and the new HTC Incredible 4G LTE. Best of all, the price is unbeatable: $10. Sure, you might find cheaper ones on eBay or other avenues of Amazon, but if you’re a true Android owner/user/fan, you need a Cruzerlite case. You’ll be supporting the Android community and proudly sporting some unique Android inspired designs.

Buy it? Try it? Trash it?

Buy it. No question. Most cases of this caliber will retail at $15 to $25. You can check out their selection at:

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