My preordered Mozo leather case for the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL arrived last night, which would be wonderful, normally. I just don’t have a Lumia 950 XL with which to use it. Yet.
With Microsoft conceding the smart phone market to Android and iPhone, the firm is no longer supporting its few remaining handsets with major collections of first-party accessories. Instead, it has created a “Designed for Microsoft Lumia” program whereby third parties can make cases, covers, and other accessories that are made specifically for Lumia.
Mozo Accessories is one of the first to sign on for this program, and its initial selection of covers and cases are of excellent quality. I previously purchased a Lumia 640 XL cover to test this, and when the 950 and 950 XL cases became available for preorder, I immediately snagged one … for the 950 XL. Which I assumed I’d be getting.
So far, I have not received a 950 XL. (Microsoft sent a 950 for review, and I’ll be buying a 950 XL as soon as I can, though as you may know they’re not currently available anymore after an initial round of preorders.)
But the case arrived. And it’s about as nice as I’d expected, with a real leather back, complete with stitching, and “metal coated plastic” (i.e. plastic) sides, both of which are nicer than the stock Lumia pieces.
It also includes Qi wireless charging and NFC capabilities, which is just great.
Or would be. If I had a 950 XL.