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Google, Skrillex launch limited edition cases for Android smartphones

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Google has partnered with Grammy Award-winning music producer Skrillex to roll out a new line of limited edition cases for Android devices.

Dubbed Enter Editions, the limited-edition cases are meant for select Nexus and Samsung Android smartphones including LG Google Nexus 5, Motorola Google Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S6, and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphones.

The limited-edition Skrillex Live Cases are available in three variants including Space Shield, Circuit Bae, and Lil Planet, each costing $40 (£62). The cases are compatible with devices running Android 4.4 or above and sync with the Live Case app. The Live Cases are made of Lexan (EXL-1414) polycarbonate material.

What’s unique about the Enter limited-edition cases by Skrillex is that it shows live wallpapers shot by Skrillex’s satellite from the stratosphere.

“During the day, the live wallpaper displays images of earth and, at night, it shows constellations visible from your location,” notes Google Store listing.

Google and Skrillex have launched a balloon satellite named after the musician’s dog Nanou to capture imagery for the live wallpapers.

In addition, the cases feature a button that by default will take users directly to Skrillex’s YouTube feed. Users can later customize the button to open apps or perform other functions.

Google is also offering free, early access to an upcoming album from Skrillex’s OWSLA label through Google Play for Live Case owners.

“We are kicking off the series with Grammy-winning producer, Skrillex, who has created three unique designs inspired by his lifelong fascination with space. The Skrillex Live Case connects to your phone to bring you VIP access to Skrillex content and companion live wallpaper that extends its design onto the screen,” Google noted in its blog post.

The search giant has also launched a video detailing how the cases were made.