Poetic has been around for as long as I can remember and have a great reputation for making high quality premium cases. I’ve been reviewing their accessories on my YouTube channel for over a year and personally enjoy using the Poetic Slimline on my Nexus 7 2013. Now that Poetic has released its full lineup of Nexus 5 Poetic Cases, I’m excited to let you all know what I think of each product.
1. Poetic Borderline Bumper for Nexus 5
The Poetic Borderline Bumper for Nexus 5 is a stylish accessory that will breath some color and enthusiasm into the bland coloring of the Nexus 5. If you are unfamiliar with bumper cases then here’s a quick overview. Bumper cases cover the outside and corners of the phone but not the front and back. The idea is to show off the Nexus branding while still giving the Nexus 5 some bump and drop protection. It’s a great alternative to standard tpu cases that give similar results but don’t show off the beauty of the phone.
In my opinion this case is much better than the official Nexus 5 cases simply because they can be had for much cheaper and offer similar functionality. Of course they don’t have official Google logos or anything, but Poetic is also a reputable brand. At the time of this review I was able to purchase the case for about six dollars including shipping, so it’s definitely a fair price for what you get.
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2. Poetic Atmosphere Case for Nexus 5
The Poetic Atmosphere for Nexus 5 is actually a really nice case with a unique design. Despite what it may look like from the images, it’s actually a hardshell material on the back with a softer tpu on the edges. From personal experience I’ve found that the tpu helps with the responsiveness of the volume rockers and also the power button. I actually also used this case for the Nexus 4 and it was available in multiple colors, but at this time it can only be purchased in a standard grey which is a bit of a disappointment.
Because of the unique design of the case it will actually give you some pretty good drop protection even though it is really thin. At nine dollars the Poetic Atmosphere for Nexus 5 is a bit more than the Poetic Borderline Bumper, but it’s still a pretty good deal.
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3. Poetic Palette for Nexus 5
The Poetic Palette for Nexus 5 is a complete hardshell unibody case which means it is ultra thin. This is fantastic for a phone like a Nexus 5 because the Nexus 5 is already pretty thick and you don’t want to add anymore bulk to it. The Palette also looks really good and I was actually really impressed by how good it looks. Unlike most hardshell cases, the volume rockers and power button are easily accessible and pressing in buttons isn’t any issue at all. Also, the Poetic Palette isn’t slippery and has a slight bit of grip around the edges which has helped to prevent me from dropping it.
The case is available in eleven different colors and the one I have is sand black which looks really nice. It makes the case look like it has a textured back to it and gives it an elegant nice look. The Poetic Palette can be purchased for about ten dollars and will keep your Nexus 5 looking great while also keeping a nice slim profile.
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At this time I haven’t yet been able to get my hands on the Poetic Slimbook or Poetic Strapback but I’ll have reviews of those up once I can get them. I can’t wait to get them, but if they’re are good as these Nexus 5 Poetic Cases, then I’ll be pretty impressed.
Let me know which Nexus 5 case you’re going to pick up and don’t forget to check out our review of the Diztronic Nexus 5 case. Also if there are any other Nexus 5 cases you would like me to review let me know in the comments.