Do you have the new Moto X (2014)? See our best cases for the Moto X (2014/2nd gen).
The Moto X has proved to be a capable performer, despite Motorola’s decision to stay away from the specifications race that dominates the Android market. With its optimal screen size, customization options, near stock Android experience, and budget-friendly price, the Moto X is a great choice as an entry point into the world of Android. There are a lot of great accessories available for the Moto X, and today, we’ll be focusing on one type of accessory in particular – protective cases. Be it for style, convenience, and of course, protection, here’s a roundup of some of the best cases for the Motorola Moto X. Let’s take a look!
Cruzerlite Bugdroid Circuit Case
The Cruzerlite Bugdroid Circuit cases are made from shock absorbent and scratch resistant TPU, and adds practically no bulk to the device, while adding some protection from accidental bumps and spills. A raised bezel around the front of the phone protects the screen while face down. Precise cutouts allow easy access to all ports, while the buttons are covered, but still easy to press. The Bugdroid Circuit case is available in numerous color options, including clear, black, blue, orange, red, and purple, to name a few. Buy now on Amazon for $12.90.
Cimo S-Line Flexible TPU Cover
The Cimo S-Line Case is a very slim case made from TPU, and is shock absorbent, as well as tear and scratch-resistant. The case adds minimal bulk to the device, and the soft finish provides more grip. Raised edges around the screen protect it when the device is placed face down, and precise cutouts allow easy access to all ports, camera, speakers, as well as the Motorola logo dimple on the back. The buttons are covered, but easy to press. Multiple color options include black, blue, clear, white, purple, pink, and red. Buy now on Amazon for $9.93.
- Incipio Feather Case ($14.93) – Buy now on Amazon
- Boxwave Flexible TPU Case ($12.95) – Buy now on Amazon
- Case-Mate Barely There Case ($18.08) – Buy now on Amazon
- GreatShield Guardian S Series (6.99) – Buy now on Amazon
SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Hybrid Bumper
The SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Hybrid Bumper case features a polycarbonate outer shell, along with a soft TPU bumper, for great shock protection. Snap-on design makes the case very easy to install and remove. Precise cutouts allow easy access to all ports, while buttons are protected. The package also comes with a Premium Ultra Clear HD screen protector, for additional display protection. The case is available in dual color schemes, with available options including black/red (pictured), black/black, clear/black, clear/blue, clear/grey, clear/red, red/black, white/grey, and yellow/grey, to name a few. Buy now on Amazon for $15.99.
- Incipio DualPro ($20.22) – Buy now on Amazon
- Ballistic Shell Gel ($15.00) – Buy now on Amazon
- Case-Mate Tough Naked case ($22.38) – Buy now on Amazon
Incipio Watson Wallet
The Incipio Watson Wallet case is designed with hard shell construction and an eco-friendly vegan leather cover, that includes three card slots for credit cards, ID, or cash. The dual layer case includes a separate Incipio Feather case and a removable leather flip cover that also protects the display. The case also features innovative flash diffusing camera cutouts that are integrated into the removable Feather case and folio back. Buy now on Amazon for $24.20.
Cellto Premium Wallet
The Cellto Wallet case is made of a faux leather material, and includes 3 slots for ID or credit cards, as well as a full-sized bill fold for cash. The case features a double sided magnetic enclosure that prevents the flap from sticking out during use, and the flip cover also doubles as a stand. The package also comes with a Cellto Premium Clear screen protector, and a lifetime warranty, with free replacements for damaged or defective products. Buy now on Amazon for $3.49.
- Poetic FlipBook ($9.95) – Buy now on Amazon
- GMYLE Wallet Folio Case ($10.98) – Buy now on Amazon
- GreatShield SHIFT LX Leather Wallet ($9.95) – Buy now on Amazon
Cases with Kickstand
The Seidio DILEX case provides shock absorbing protection with two interlocking layers in a thin case, adding an overall thickness of just 2.2 mm, with the build material providing users with improved device grip. The case also features the additional benefit of a magnetic metal kickstand, perfect for hands-free multimedia viewing in landscape orientation, which snaps back into place easily when not in use. Buy now on Amazon for $25.11.
E-LV Dual Layer Hybrid
The E-LV Dual Layer Hybrid Case features a combination of TPU and polycarbonate, for great shock absorption, and cushioned protection against accidental drops and spills. The case is easy to install and remove, and features precise cutouts for easy access to all ports, while the buttons are covered. The case includes a built-in kickstand which ideal for media viewing in landscape orientation. The package also includes a free stylus. Available color options are black, blue, and pink. Buy now on Amazon for $9.99. Honorable Mentions:
- GreatShield Guardian Series ($8.95) – Buy now on Amazon
- Amzer Double Layer Hybrid Case ($14.95) – Buy now on Amazon
- Evecase S-Line TPU Case ($3.95) – Buy now on Amazon
Cases with Belt Clip/Holster
The PureGear Shell case provides lightweight, durable protection, and features a rubberized build material for added grip. It includes a low profile built-in kickstand that allows you to prop up the device in both landscape and portrait orientation, and is easy to open and close. Finally, the case comes with a holster, which the phone slides in and out of very easily, and the belt clip can be adjusted to 12 different directions. Buy now on Amazon for $14.80.
Like every rugged Trident case, the Kraken case meets military standards for vibration and drop (26 drops on concrete from 4 feet) tests, and includes a tough exoskeleton, featuring hardened polycarbonate, impact-resistant Thermo Plastic Elastomer (TPE) corners, and silicone on the inside. This case features protection for device power-ports and audio-jacks with TPE plugs to keep out dirt and debris, and the built-in screen protector provides the ultimate display protection. The Kraken is also a three-in-one case, allowing to choose the level of protection you desire, ranging from the heavy duty Kraken, to the light-weight Perseus case. The case also comes with a built-in media stand that allows for convenient and hands free viewing from multiple angles, along with a removable belt-clip/holster that provides security and easy access to your device. Multiple color options include black, green, blue, pink, and red. Buy now on Amazon for $25.97.
- Seidio SURFACE ($49.95) – Buy now on Amazon
- E LV Dual Layer Armor Shell Case ($9.99) – Buy now on Amazon
- Minisuit Clipster Case ($9.00) – Buy now on Amazon
- Otterbox Defender ($36.99) – Buy now on Amazon
The Trident Cyclops case offers the best of both worlds, combining features of the Aegis and the Kraken series, with the Cyclops boasting the same superior protection meeting military standards for vibration and drop tests, along with the relative sleekness of the Aegis case, but with a built-in screen protector. This also case features protection for device power-ports and audio-jacks with TPE plugs to keep out dirt and debris. Multiple color options include black, blue, green, pink and red. Buy now on Amazon for $23.99.
Otterbox is well known for its ultra-protective cases for high-end smartphones. Unlike the heavy duty Defender cases, the Commuter series offers the perfect compromise between protection and form factor. The case features dual layer protection, silicone plugs to cover all ports, and easy access to to all buttons, which are also protected. Also included with the Commuter case is a separate self-adhering screen protector. Multiple color options include black, glacier, hornet, surf, and wild orchid. Buy now on Amazon for $33.72.