Protect your bargain phone with these 10 great Moto E cases

It certainly has its weak points, as you’ll hear in our Moto E review, but Motorola’s newest handset is also surprisingly cheap. There’s a good chance you’ll have some left over cash if you snag this smartphone, so why not upgrade the aesthetic with a stylish case? Inject a little personality into this plain Jane and keep it safe from harm with one of the best Moto E cases around.

Cruzerlite Bugdroid Circuit Case ($13)

Cruzerlite Bugdroid Circuit Case
Cruzerlite Bugdroid Circuit Case

There’s a reasonable chance that you won’t want to blow a big stack on a pricy case when the phone only cost $130. If that’s the case, this simple TPU offering from Cruzerlite, adorned with a circuitry pattern and the Android mascot, could be enough to satisfy. It’s nice and bendy which makes it resistant to impact and easy to fit. It also comes in a range of slightly translucent colors, has a raised lip to protect the screen, and cut-outs for ports and camera.

Incipio DualPro Case ($30)

Incipio DualPro Case
Incipio DualPro Case

If you’re concerned that the understated Moto E won’t be noticed, then redress the balance with some garish pink. This case also comes in black, white, and cyan. As the name suggests it’s a dual layer case with a tough outer shell and an inner core that dissipates the shock of a fall or bump. It’s well made with a comfortable soft touch finish and precise cut-outs, though it does add a little bulk to an already chubby device.

Tudia Bumper Case ($10)

Tudia Bumper Case
Tudia Bumper Case

Here’s another basic TPU case that will keep your Moto E safe from scratches and knocks. All of the buttons and ports are accessible and you can use the camera with the case on. It has a soft, comfortable finish that adds a little grip. The matte black is not your only option; you can also get a clear case, or go for slightly translucent purple or teal.

Exact Case with Kickstand ($7)

Exact Case with Kickstand
Exact Case with Kickstand

This is a good price for a classic combination of TPU to absorb shock and a hard polycarbonate shell on the outside. There’s a kind of ribbed, chunky turtle shell design that provides some extra grip and gives it an eye-catching look, though it will also snag pocket fluff and add bulk. The added bonus is a kickstand on the back for propping your Moto E in landscape position. You can get various colors to contrast with the black.

Ringke Max Armor Case ($19)

Ringke Max Armor Case
Ringke Max Armor Case

You can secure some real peace of mind with this tough dual-layer case from Ringke. There’s a TPU layer with reinforced edges and corners to prevent drop damage and a hard polycarbonate shell for the back. Inside there’s a pattern carved into the TPU that’s designed to dissipate heat. Ridges on the back and a lip on the front ensure that the camera lens and screen are fully protected. The button covers are big and easy to press and there’s an opening at the bottom corner, so you can secure a lanyard if you want. It also ships with a screen protector included.

Poetic FlipBook Case ($15)

Poetic FlipBook Case
Poetic FlipBook Case

A folio style case offers all round protection for your Moto E and this one combines a polycarbonate cradle with a fake leather, polyurethane cover. The inside has a microfiber lining to prevent scratches and there are a couple of small pockets for a credit card or ID, just don’t bank on fitting a lot in there. The grainy finish comes in red, turquoise, purple, black or white, but be warned the white marks easily. It’s not ideal for drop protection, but the trade-off there is the fact that it’s very slim.

Onx3 Flip Case ($6)

Onx3 Flip Case
Onx3 Flip Case

You can’t expect premium quality at a price point like this, but if you’re looking for a flip case that opens top to bottom rather than like a book, it could be worth looking at. It’s not real leather and it’s made of polyurethane, which can be smelly at first. It comes in a huge range of colors and there are some slots for credit cards or IDs on the inside. There’s a snap shut closure and it comes with a screen protector, as well.

Skinomi TechSkin ($13)

Skinomi TechSkin
Skinomi TechSkin

The Moto E is a little on the chubby side already, so opting for a protective skin instead of a case might be a good way to avoid extra bulk. The Skinomi TechSkin is like a set of decals of stickers that you have to carefully apply to the phone and it will provide some basic protection from bumps and scuffs. It may not be the best drop protection, but it will give your phone a unique new look. The gold carbon fiber is pictured, but you can find a number of other options. It also comes with a screen protector.

Terrapin Wallet Case ($11)

Terrapin Wallet Case
Terrapin Wallet Case

If you don’t mind a chunkier case then you can get a real wallet replacement like Terrapin’s offering. Don’t worry; there are some more understated options beyond the hot pink with floral interior that we’re showing off here. There’s a loop closure to keep it shut, a couple of slots for cards and a money pocket on the inside cover, and a detachable wrist strap. There’s a thin rubberized shell to hold the Moto E in place and the cover is polyurethane.

Amzer Flip Case ($15)

Amzer Flip Case
Amzer Flip Case

Here’s another alternative folio case with a magnetic closure. Inside there are two card slots and a money pocket. The Moto E sits in a polycarbonate cradle and the exterior is polyurethane. You can fold the cover back to act as a landscape stand. All the cut-outs you need are present and correct and it will work well, giving all-round protection if you typically sling the Moto E in a bag when you’re not using it.

That’s all the Moto E cases we have for now, unsurprisingly for such a budget phone there aren’t many high-end options, but post a comment and share details if you find another case worth recommending.

Product Review

Audi built an electric SUV for buyers who want gasoline-free to mean stress-free

We finally got to spend time behind the wheel of the electric 2019 Audi E-Tron bustling cities and arid desert of the United Arab Emirates to see how it compares with Jaguar and Tesla's competitors.
Gaming

Transport your Nintendo Switch in style with these nifty cases

The Nintendo Switch, which boasts both wired and handheld modes, needs a good case to ensure it doesn't get all beat up while you're on the go. We scoured through dozens of Switch cases to bring you the best ones for a variety of needs.
Mobile

The best weather apps for the iPhone

Don't rely solely on your local meteorologist to stay up to date on the weather. Take matters into your own hands with one of these weather apps, each of which brings something unique to the table.
Web

Google’s updated Santa Tracker entertains and teaches coding throughout December

Google's Santa Tracker is in its fifteenth year and is back again with even more features. You can have fun with more than 20 games, learn about different holiday traditions around the world, and enjoy some festive animations.
Wearables

The $200 TicWatch C2 smartwatch is now being sold in the U.S. and U.K.

Digital well-being and disconnecting from your phone is one of 2018's big trends. Mobvoi wants you to think about its TicWatch C2 smartwatch as a great way to help you use your phone less.
Mobile

The Palm has been revived, and is now available in the U.S. and U.K.

A reboot of the classic Palm is finally here and it's tiny. It syncs to your phone and acts as a secondary device -- with a feature to help you disconnect from technology. The Palm will be available exclusively through Verizon for $350.
Mobile

Car-branded phones need to make a U-turn if they ever want to impress

Your car and your smartphone are becoming one, yet smartphones branded or co-created by car companies are a problem. We look at the history, some examples of the best and worst, then share hopes for the future.
Mobile

Yes, we really are getting a special McLaren edition of the OnePlus 6T

OnePlus has announced a partnership with McLaren F1, emphasizing a shared interest in speed. The phone company is known for producing special edition devices. Here's what we know about the OnePlus 6T Mclaren Edition.
Deals

Simplify your life with one of these wireless smartphone charger deals

Banish nightly cable fumbling with a wireless smartphone charger. If your smartphone is compatible with wireless charging, the simplicity of placing it on a pad is a beautiful thing. Wireless chargers are also excellent gifts for coworkers.
Mobile

Microsoft Outlook for iOS gets big redesign, with Dark Mode coming soon

Microsoft has deployed a huge redesign for its Outlook for iOS app, which includes new blue branding and some quality-of-life improvements. Dark Mode isn't included, but it's coming soon.
Computing

Our favorite Windows apps will help you get the most out of your new PC

Not sure what apps you should be downloading for your newfangled Windows device? Here are the best Windows apps, whether you need something to speed up your machine or access your Netflix queue. Check out our categories and favorite picks.
Mobile

5G’s arrival is transforming tech. Here’s everything you need to know to keep up

It has been years in the making, but 5G is finally becoming a reality. While 5G coverage is still extremely limited, expect to see it expand in 2019. Not sure what 5G even is? Here's everything you need to know.
Mobile

Vanquish lag for good with the best routers for gaming

Finding the best routers for gaming is no easy task. With so many out there, how do you know which to pick? We've looked at the many options available and put together a list of our lag-free favorites.
Mobile

Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 now available on the Apple Store

The Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 is now available on the Apple Store for $150. The sensor strip, which is only 2 millimeters thin, automatically tracks a wide array of sleep data when placed under the user's sheets.