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Androidified Galaxy Nexus Cases Should be Considered by the Geek in All of Us, Plus a Buy 2 Get 1 Free Deal

From back in our “OG” days, we sort of wrote off cases as we tend to enjoy our phones naked for the most part. For whatever reason though, this weekend, I got the itch and started doing a bit of case shopping. There are so many out there to choose from that you almost always need a recommendation in order to narrow your search. That recommendation happened within the last hour by reader kevlar, who has been following a behind-the-scenes craze for Cruzerlite Androidified cases for the Galaxy Nexus.  

As you can see in the pics above and below, these will take your Nexus from semi-Android fanboy to ultimate over night. They come in a variety of colors, most of which are transparent enough that you can see your phone the whole time. (Smoke, green, blue, pink, all black, clear, and more.)

Better yet, if you add 3 to your cart, you can plugin in the code BUY2GONE at checkout and get one free. So yeah, 3 uber-awesome Android cases for the price of 2. And the seller has given the thumbs up for Prime shipping, so you could have them by Tuesday or Wednesday. Couple all of that with that fact that they are only $9.90 to begin with and you have a hell of a deal.

How do they fit? Apparently like a glove with the normal battery. Some reports have them also fitting with the extended, but it’s not as tight as with the standard.


Cheers kevlar!

  • CyberPete

    I bought these. They are pretty nice. I have the extended battery and cover, it’s tight. I had to cut the charger opening just a bit with a razor blade.

  • Received my 3 cases today and couldn’t be happier.  I had previously had a green silicon case from the Verizon store that was good because of the silicone, but bad because it covered up my buttons and made them super sensitive.  These cases provide style as well as functionality, great grip in your hand, not in your pocket, great color schemes, as well as great ability to press your buttons(when you mean to).  Very impressed.  Also, 3 for the price of 2 with free shipping…yes please!

  • Mike

    Just got mine today in smoke. I love it! Fits very nice and feels awesome. 5 stars

  • leetusername

    Just got mine, ordered the blue one.  It fits the extended battery really snug, almost too snug, but I worked with it a little while and it ended up fitting and looking great.

  • Bigsike

    Just got mine and I think I’ll order another it’s really a nice case.

  • in for one!

  • Critical Jeff

    Reminds me of the Old Xbox1. I want.

  • Tony Allen

    This is good on all of their cases, not just the GN cases 🙂 I wish they had that pattern for the Bionic

  • Guest

    Alright people.  Order up so the three I want are out of stock and I can use the code!

  • it wont let me use the promo code…

  • Skyskioc

    I dropped $50.00 on the Otterbox for my Gnex and Its like having a girlfriend and I cant even touch her. Love it but Geeeeez, I wanna feel her curves in my hands so I can caress her and touch her all over but I cant because of this. Sorry man no more cases for me ! Im insured……. 

    • Its my assumption that anyone who buys those stupid otterbox cases didn’t even bother to research – ESPECIALLY those who paid $50! Come on now! I got a lovely TPU case from Diztronic for less than $10, and its the best case I’ve seen available.

    • Anonymous

      i bought an otterbox for my razr, and gosh almighty, if i didnt have it up for sale on ebay less than a week later…talk about adding quite a bit of heft to a phone

  • Only got the orange one. Everything else is sold out. Gotta wait until Feb 20 now for the green one.

  • For those of you who can’t get the code to work it is because all three have to be in stock.  You can’t apply the code if one is back ordered. 

    • Anonymous

      If you back order 3 then you can do the buy two get one

      • Ok so all three have to have the same status.  I was trying it with two in stock and one not.  Good to know thanks!

        •  Just confirmed this as well.  Items have to be all in stock or all back ordered for the code to work.

  • Christopher Riner

    I wonder how many sales dl just got for cruzerlite, lol.  What can I say, I got the smoked one.

  • $10 and it comes in teal? *purchases*

  • Code doesn’t work here as well.  Did they update/change it?

  • Can’t get the code to work for me.

  • Anonymous

    I guess if it didn’t say “CruserLite” I would buy it. Just what I need, another brand to sponsor…

  • Frenchy

    Who wants to sell me a Green one via Paypal? please! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    green one is out of stock till febuary. dang

  • Anonymous

    smoke purple and orange on the way. great deal!

  • Earleepa

    No thanks. I’ll keep my otterbox.

  • Anonymous

    I want. I want it now.

  • Green one isnt available for prime shipping wtf

  • Levi Wilcox

    Case = No Dock … No Thanks

    • Anonymous

      What dock do you have already?

      • Levi Wilcox

        My car dock is “supposed” to ship on the 30th. 


    does it fit the GSM version?

    • Joel Michael

      Yes it does

  • PSU_DI

    alright who bought all the green ones?

  • Earl Echols

    Damn you Kellex, I bought 3…

  • Anonymous

    Well there goes more money I’ll never get back lol

  • What the hell DL, they are available for the Bionic and Rezound too….

  • a quality brand really needs to come in and make android cases. All cases and accessories i see are so cheap looking.

    • Kuboo99

      Well, otterbox has a pretty good reputation for cases (for me at least), but they are kind of bulky.

    • Diztronic -.- Do you even bother looking?

  • Kuboo99

    well there goes my money again

    • LionStone

      Not me…I’m not wasting any more $ on cases and screen protectors!

  • Very cool. I’ve been trying to find a good case that works with the extended battery. I just ordered 3 of these. I always trust the recommendations at droid life.

  • epps720

    anyone else having an issue getting the promo code to work?

    • Doeesn’t look like the code will work if one (green) is on backorder…  still sees cart as having 2 in stock instead of 3.  Can’t confirm, but, I was having the same issue and finally gave up if I couldn’t get a green one! 

      • Joel Michael

        It only works on stock cases

  • Guest

    Green is gone now.  Kinda a deal breaker.  What 3 colors are people getting?  I was set on black, blue, and green.

    • Joel Michael

      The teal is also a nice color

    • Anonymous

      That’s what i ordered

    • Greg

      smoke and clear are amazing too

    • Anonymous

      i feel the same way.  those were the three colors i was set on as well.  moved them to my saved area until green comes back at least.  that’s really the only one i wanted.

      • lol dammit… blue & smoke are now sold out as well… guess its down to black & clear… blah. Not sure I can go orange…

        EDIT: went with black, clear, and red. ; )

    • Guest

      I went Blue, Smoke, and Orange.  Wish I coulda gotten a green one too.

  • These cases look great!

  • Anonymous

    poof! goes the green one.  i’ll be keeping an eye on it.  it looks awesome 🙂

  • Anonymous

    poof! goes the green one.  i’ll be keeping an eye on it.  it looks awesome 🙂

  • Flembot

    I work on a farm. So I need a case on my phone. And this will be soo much better than my otterbox til summer rolls around!

  • Bob

    Still doesn’t improve the signal issues.

    • Anonymous

      Signal issues = mislocated user.  

  • Anonymous

    Anyone know if this is as soft and flexible as the OEM Blackberry skins that they sell at Best Buy?  After using one of those, I haven’t found a skin that is floppy enough for my liking.  Everything I’ve seen from VZW is too stiff.

    Aaaand commence the floppy/stiff jokes… 😉

    But real answers are appreciated too!

  • Anonymous

    .. Slow news week eh?

  • Jim McClain

    wheres their web site

  • Ordering immediately!

  • YoDroid

    Love the cases, but does anyone really need three of them?  Really???

  • Anonymous

    I just bought the clear, blue, and orange.  I like the fact that they look more see through than the Verizon high gloss cases (even with the Android on there).

  • Anonymous

    just take off the battery cover with the extended battery and any case will fit on the nexus perfectly.

  • Whoa, I need one of these!

  • Anonymous

    Why no pictures of the front of the phone with the case on???

  • Sp4rxx

    “From back in our “OG” days…”

    You mean back in the Droid days?

    •  OG= Original Droid.

      • Sp4rxx

        …exactly – when Droid Life was Droid Life … not “Droid Life – well not really”

  • Very nice… hope they start making more like this for other device!!!

  • Sweet find! Ordered 3.

  • Wow, what a cute android)) I would like ti have one!

  • Kerry Davies

    Ummm awesome 

  • Nice. Wish they had cases available for other phones.

    • Joel Michael

      They do. Search Androidified on Amazon 

      • Yeah, I saw some of their other designs, but I think this design is only available for the GNex.

        • Joel Michael

          You are correct sir

  • Just ordered three using the code! Black, red and blue. Can’t wait to get them!

  • Aburtson

    Yes! Black, pink and blue for me. I plan to use this in place of my stock back cover so I have quicker access to my battery.

    • Anonymous

      I have done that before. It works well. Also seems to reduce heat

    • Interesting…I might have to give this a shot.

  • Anonymous

    Sickk!! I just bought green, red & black…been waiting for a quality case, Thanks DL!

  • Calculatorwatch

    I’ve been using a crappy clear TPU case that I got for free cause the seller shipped me the wrong one. Anyways it’s definitely made for the international Gnex and it was working alright but I just got the extended battery and now it hardly fits at all. So I guess this is exactly the post I was waiting for, ordered three cause I couldn’t decide on just one. Thanks DL!

  • Just picked up 3… Teal, Green, and Pink for the wife… thanks for the heads up 

  • Anonymous

    it has been boughten

  • Here are some pics

    • Christopher Riner

      so are these hard plastic?  Is the android the same material as the rest of the case?

      • the description says soft gel

        • Christopher Riner

          ok, thank god.  I hate hard plastic cases (unless they are over top of silicone.  I have the incipio double cover.  Pretty cool, but definitely been looking for something with a little more pizazz.  These little buggers just hit the sweet juice)

  • Anonymous

    The Cruzer Lite logo ruins it.

    • Rickysiebold

      $7 for a quality case that looks like that?    i have no problems giving them free advertising.   I do however have a problem when I spend thousands a year with Verizon and they force their branding on me. 

      • Unless you buy a cover and cover up their branding… noob

    • With a quality case like this I don’t mind the branding, in fact I’m quite fine with it as it is a great company.  I received my 3 cases in a matter of a couple days after ordering and they are in perfect condition and they work amazing.

  • Tru2040

    Me 2

  • Sebastian Encina

    Are these only for GSM version, or will they fit the LTE Verizon GN?

  • The Deep Blue, Black, and Green ones are my favorite, I just dunno which I wanna order

  • Desert102

    Ordered The green.  What color is everyone ordering?

  • so it doesn’t make it bulky like the otterbox case.  Cause I ordered the incipio cover but i’m considering canceling it and just ordering these ones instead cause I want to keep it as small as possible while still having a case.

  • anyone order the incipio double covers from verizon?  if so how are they and does it add too much to the thickness?

    • I have one, and it is really good and fits great with the extended battery. My only problem with it, is that when using my car dock, I want a case that I can remove easier. But otherwise they are awesome cases

    • Josh Fischer123

      I have one, and it is definitely more bulky than I prefer.  However it provides great protection.  I use it if I know it might get banged up where I’m going.  I liked the TPU cases at verizon, but I got 3 on Amazon for the price of one at Verizon.  If these are similar in size, they will keep the slim lines of the phone much better.

  • Brian Worhatch

    I would love this case for my GS2

  • CTD_Chevrolet


  • Anonymous

    I absolutely love this case.  I got one of the earlier models that had the cover over the volume keys, but I just cut it off with an x-acto knife.  I have not used a case on a phone in 6 years but for this phone I figured I would try one.  I was looking for the thinnest case I could find and this was it.  It fits perfectly and comes on and off easily (not accidentally though) as I don’t always like it in a case.

    Worth every penny and the customer service is great!

  • Steveg138

    Does anybody here have this case using the extended battery on the Nexus? How does it really fit?

  • Forrest Tracey

    I hate to post links, but I was looking at cases last night and I do love me some video reviews and this guy has got videos on a ton of differen’t cases for the G-Nex plus others!

  • Anonymous

    Kellex I hope you at least got a free one out of this spot 😉  

  • me likey!

  • trumpet444

    if only i gad a G Nexus………….. and off subject, I do hope that the supposedly upcoming Galaxy Note has LTE and a work around bootloader. I have big hands and love big screens. Heck, if the kindle fire could make phone calls/texts and LTE I’d carry that around as my daily driver.

  • Oh man. I couldn’t help myself. Just bought three lol. 

  • Anonymous

    niccceee…. teal blue like cyanogen color. do want.

    • Raphael Baltuth

      You could even call it cyan.

  • Thanks for the heads-up!  In for 3!

  • how much bigger is this going to make the phone ? it’s already kinda big. im 5’9″ tall

    • Kayvon Khaledi

      Doesnt make it that much thicker at all. Any case is gonna add some but this adds very lil but at the same time protecting ur phone

      • ok, bought the black one thanks

        also, best way to promote stuff: droid-life

    • It doesn’t add much bulk at all and in the end makes it easier to hold onto (though my hands aren’t very big) because the back of the phone is slippery and the case has some grip.

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  • Chris Wilkey

    in for three

  • Kayvon Khaledi

    They are not plastic. Its TPU. Just slip it on and ur ready to go.

    • Guest

      That’s what she said.

  • might as well cover up the 3-pin connector AMIRITE ?! come on sammy/vzw.

    • Anonymous

      idk how the pins are shown on docks, but there’s an opening for the dock connectors on this case.  If it’s anything like the one I have from them at least.

      • Kayvon Khaledi

        It is open in the dock connector area

  • Kayvon Khaledi

    I had the same case before buying these new ones. Volume keys are cut out and even thinner!!!!

  • Cwpit81

    Are they the plastic snap on cases ? Cause if so i really disagree with them they do more damage then good ..

    • They are TPU, just slightly bendy, not snap on.

      • Cwpit81

        Thank you !

      • Bryan Williams

        Are they rubbery or smooth plastic?  Meaning, are they impossible to dig out of your pocket because the rubber sticks to everything?

  • Anonymous

    Ordered these last week, got the green, blue and grey. I love them all and they fit with the Verizon Extnd battery nicely.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, I can now safely spend my money on something I don’t need.  😛

  • Anonymous

    I have this one: http://www.amazon.com/Clear-Androidified-Samsung-SCH-i515-Packaging/dp/B0060P8AYC/ref=pd_bxgy_cps_img_b

    Loving this case.  I use it with the extended battery and the only thing about is is the volume buttons are a bit more sensitive.  I’m considering getting a few more now.

    • I have that one too and just ordered the extended battery. Are the volume buttons sensitive enough to worry about it in a loose pocket (with nothing else in there)? If so I may have to cut them out.

      • Anonymous

        wth disqus? my comment didn’t go through…anyway.  No troubles with volume controls, it’s just sometimes I don’t press directly on the volume button and the volume goes down or something.  It’s a rare occurrence tho, but it happens.

      • I bought a case from Verizon which I returned because the volume and power were covered. I was constantly turning off the volume accidentally and it made the power button also harder to control. I bought a cheap $5 rubbery case downtown Los Angeles and then cut out the vol/power with an exacto knife. I totally do not recommended covered buttons. I just ordered some cases from hong kong on eBay w cutout power and volume, at 8 each free shipping, will be much happier

    • Jam120992

      you copycat lol 

      • Anonymous

        lol, what?

        • palomosan

          You can combine both items and still get the discount of two for three since it’s the same company.

        • palomosan

          You can combine both items and still get the discount of two for three since it’s the same company.

    • Anonymous

      My wife has their brand case for her DInc2 and the volume buttons are unusable basically as you can only turn the volume down and sometimes goes down even when just hold the side of the phone near the button.  I also swapped her case out for another and same thing happened.  So this issue concerns me.

  • Esteban

    Anything like this for the Nexus S?

  • How i wish i had one of these for my D3

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t Andy’s blue brother in charge of the galaxy nexus?

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s more of a tribute thing…the mascot is still green also.  

  • omnomnom

  • Michael Forte

    Cool! I’d like a blue one though, not a fan of green.

    • Kayvon Khaledi

      They have blue too

      • Michael Forte

        Duh…guess it’d help if I read 😛

  • Jason Purp

    I already have a black TPU case but I was also case shopping today and saw all of the cases by Cruzerlite. They’re not “exciting” enough for me though like the iPhone cases are.

    Does anybody know how this would fit on a CDMA Nexus? http://www.ebay.com/itm/NINTENDO-GAME-BOY-ORIGINAL-CLASSIC-HARD-BACK-CASE-SAMSUNG-GALAXY-NEXUS-I9250-/200700326216?pt=UK_MobilePhones_MobilePhonesCasesPouches&hash=item2ebaabf148

    Would it be alright?

    • Anonymous

      No, it would not be alright if they made lame cases like that for all android devices. 

      • Jason Purp

        OK, Tom.

    • I think Tim ate a grumpybug.

      Anyway, no I don’t really think that would fit the CDMA Nexus. It’s a bit thicker which is ok for the bendier cases but probably not for a hard plastic one, and I *think* the 3 dots (and maybe a button?) are just slightly offset from the GSM version as well.

  • consider it bought.