totallee thin Pixel 2 XL case review

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When it comes to using a case on my smartphone, I normally only use them for one reason and that’s to add some extra grip to an otherwise slippery phone. I don’t use a case to protect it from scratches because I really don’t care THAT much if my phone shows a bit of wear and tear. That said, I don’t want to drop it on a hard surface and bust the display. So I usually seek out a thin case that doesn’t add bulk but does add grip. My current everyday phone is the Pixel 2 XL and the latest case that I’m testing on it is the totallee thin Pixel 2 XL clear case. Let’s take a look.

What is it?

The totallee thin clear case for the Pixel 2 XL is a soft clear case that’s only 0.02-inches thick and only ads 0.1 oz to the overall weight of the phone. Not bad!

Design and features

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The case is made of a glossy clear soft flexible material that feels like silicone but isn’t sticky like some silicone cases and doesn’t attract lint.

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It has cutouts for the camera and flash as well as the fingerprint reader on the back of the phone.

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There’s a circular cutout on the top for the microphone.

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And on the bottom, you’ll find a cutout for the USB-C port.

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There aren’t cutouts for the power button and volume button though. The buttons are molded into the case. I’m not a fan of this as I feel like it ruins that tactility of the buttons. I’m not saying that it makes the buttons impossible to press, but it does take slightly more effort. In the end, I wish there were cutouts…

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Because the case is soft and flexible, you don’t have to worry about breaking a fingernail or your phone when you try to put the case on or remove it. One word about that: Yay!

Once it’s on, you really don’t really notice it because it doesn’t add much bulk. But it does add a nice level of grip that is missing with a naked Pixel 2 XL.

Note that this case is not going to protect your phone from drops to a hard surface. It’s only going to help protect it from everyday wear and tear and scratches.

What I like

  • Easy to put on and remove
  • Adds grip without unnecessary bulk

What needs to be improved

  • Molded buttons for power and volume make interacting with the phone slightly more difficult
  • Expensive

Final thoughts

There really isn’t a lot more to say about the totallee thin Pixel 2 XL case. It does what it’s been designed to do which is to add a minimum level of protection and grip without adding bulk. The only complaint that I have is that it’s kind of expensive at $25 although you can get it for a few cents short of $20 on Amazon. Even at that price, it feels too pricey when you can find other thin cases for the Pixel 2 XL for significantly less. I don’t hate the totallee, but I’m sticking with my current favorite (check my favorite gear page to see what that is)… unfortunately, it’s even more expensive than the totallee, but I like the look and feel better so…

Price: $25
Where to buy: totallee and Amazon
Source: The sample for this review was provided by totallee.

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