EDM guru Skrillex has his own phone case now. Specifically, he has THREE phone cases — "Space Shield," "Circuit Bae," and "Lil Planet" — built specifically for Google Android phones. But these aren't your typical phone cases! They're "Live Cases," responsive in conjunction with your phone, and they're so tricked-out that they might as well be their own phones.
For starters, there’s a customizable shortcut button on each case that you can program to perform a specific function; also, you’ll get early access to content from Skrillex’s label, OWSLA, as well as updates on his own musical activity piped straight to your phone.
Here's where things get really crazy, though: Skrillex and Google launched 13 satellites in the air that went up into space, and if you're a proud owner of one of these "Live Cases," photos taken from that satellite during the day will be shown on your phone's background. (At night, your phone's background will be switched to constellations based on whatever location you're at.)
As I write this, I'm sitting with a phone in my pocket encased in a protective case that is halfway to split in half. Phone cases are really meant to protect our phones and not much else — in short, they're disposable — so what happens when our cases basically become computerized extensions of our phones? (Also: if your case is partially able to control the actions on your phone, can tech companies like Google control your case?)
On a lighter note: Skrillex told Buzzfeed that one of the satellites was named after Skrillex's dog, Nanou. Aw.