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I'm still a HUGE (YUGEEEEEE!) fan of the RhinoShield on my XL. It took a little time for the covers on the volume and power buttons to soften up, but they're fine now (1 month). It is only as thick as it absolutely has to be to keep the device from laying directly on the back or screen. Add to this that it actually has saved my device from damage in several pretty catastrophic drops/falls and I am very happy with it.
To me, it was a win-win since it provides the basic level of protection I want without taking away from the aesthetic of the device.
edit: here's a link to the RhinoShield on Amazon.
Mah bad, I should be specific. It's on USA Amazon. I checked to see if it was also a pre-order, but it didn't say. It's 9am where I am, so if I chose overnight, it should arrive tomorrow but it says wednesday, so maybe that's an indication.
>Here is another alternative. I would say both cases offer less drop protection than the Parallax case though.
That Rhinoshield bumper is what I've been using and honestly I'm so impressed with the drop protection. Have you tried both to compare?
Just got the RhinoShield CrashGuard Bumper for my Blackish Quite Black Pixel XL.
First impression: the phone is much easier to hold. I hate cases on phones because I love seeing the design and feeling the materials, but this almost fell out of my hand a million times so a bumper will have to do. My fingers push against the back lip and there's more friction in my palm so the phone feels like it'll stay in place.
Concerns I've seen about this bumper:
The back has more of a radius than the front, preserving some of the phone's shape and making it easier to hold. The rear glass is still raised from a flat surface so it'll be protected, despite the curvature of the bumper.
The front tapers inwards towards the screen so edge swipes are nice and easy. Protected from face-down placement of course.
The Google charger takes a wiggle or two to get in there but it does have the click so that's all good.
I was able to use the L-Shaped headphone plug on my crappy Sony buds and Bose QC35s. Straight cords work fine of course.
Buttons take some force to press but I hear they get looser. You can still hear and feel the click.
Bumper is far from the camera so it's not gonna help with the halo issue, but it won't cause any issues either.
Pretty happy with it. I already miss the clean naked look, but this thing is too big for my hands and will fall. Wish I could've just thrown on a skin, but I probably would've dropped it. Plastic on the Nexus 5X had one advantage I guess.
I recommend this bumper. Ordered on Amazon,. (Apparently Unavailable now).
Pictures taken with Nexus 5X.
It's already on Amazon. I ordered tonight and it will arrive Tuesday [link]