Last month, I received a Mozo leather case for Lumia 950 XL because I had preordered it so early. But as many Windows phone enthusiasts have noticed, these great covers are in short supply. But now there’s a second option for finding these cases online.
As a bit of background, Microsoft has established a “Designed for Microsoft Lumia” logo program for third party accessories that work perfectly with the software giant’s latest handsets. In the past, Microsoft (and before that, Nokia) made its own accessories, and while third-party cases and other accessories did appear from time to time, they weren’t very common, and didn’t always work correctly.
Microsoft’s partner program for Lumia reflects the strategy change it enacted in July. Instead of investing heavily in add-ons, it can focus just on the devices, and let smaller companies serve the needs of enthusiasts looking for more interesting designs. And in this new era, Mozo has emerged as the key supplier of cases for the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 550. (It also makes cases for older Lumias; I purchased a Lumia 640 XL case as well.)
You can of course order Mozo cases directly from the company online. It offers a variety of case types, including the excellent leather cover for the 950 XL that I bought a while back, and it offers back covers, notebook flip covers, and wallet flip covers, each in a variety of styles.
There’s just one issue: Many/most of these cases are on back order with 3-4 week waits. Fortunately, a new source for Mozo cases has emerged: MobileFun.com. And you may have better luck ordering from there. To test this theory, I ordered the Mozo Microsoft Lumia 950 Wireless Charging Back Cover in Cognac, which is the same leather case I have for the 950 XL, just sized to the 950.
That particular case is now listed as “due tomorrow” on MobileFun as I write this, but many 950/950 XL/550 cases are listed as “in stock – shipping now,” so be sure to check both Mozo.com and MobileFun to see which has better availability for the case you want.
I’ll check back when my Lumia 950 case arrives. Since switching to the Lumia 950 as my daily driver, I really enjoy its light weight and svelte form factor. But that leather case will hopefully put it over the top.