Cruzerlite makes many of the popular Android-themed TPU cases for several Android devices, and they’re launching their Bugdroid Circuit cases for the Nexus 5 later this month in eleven different colors. Among the huge palette of colors is Black, Blue, Clear, Green, Red, Pink, Purple, Orange, Smoke, White, and Teal, and they’re all available to order now and should begin shipping out on October 20th, 2013. For a limited time, these cases are also Buy Two Get One Free with code BUY2GONE at checkout!
TPU stands for thermopolyurethane, which is a new kind of gel case that’s much better than the gel cases of old. With the old style of silicone gel cases, the material would be soft and become a lint and dirt magnet and get dirty very quickly. It was also very hard to slide out of a tight pocket because of the friction it would create. Also, it’d become loose and floppy after a few months of use. With this new material, that is all no longer the case.
The Bugdroid Circuit case is malleable enough to easy slip onto your Nexus 5, and firm enough to not come off accidentally. Some of the colors are translucent as well, allowing the Nexus logo to beam through in some circumstances. The case is extremely light and has cutouts over all of the ports and buttons, which is to be expected nowadays on most cases.
This case definitely protects from scuffs and scratches, and it has a limited drop protection ability as well. TPU is great for shock dampening, so if you do drop your Nexus 5 while in this case it’ll probably bounce a time or two and be okay. If the surface is not completely flat, however, your screen may get scraped so keep that in mind. The front lip does protrude out slightly like most other cases do, allowing you to place your phone face down.
The case feels very smooth as well, which is a signature attribute of the TPU material. It should last as long as you keep your Nexus 5 while also preserving the resale value of your device since it protects from scratches. We do, however, recommend removing your phone from the case once a week or so to clean dirt and fine debris that may get trapped between the case and your phone. If you let that gunk sit in there for too long, bacteria can grow and it can even leave very fine scratches on your phone’s housing from being rubbed in by the case during everyday use.
Pick out your colors today, and remember about the Buy Two Get One Free Code! (BUY2GONE)