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New iSkin Products Add Functionality

Posted in Communication,reviews by Joe Colburn on the December 21st, 2010

I frequently receive updates about new iSkin products. They’re always introducing new designs and I like almost all of them. They have something for everyone and all the designs tend to look current and fashionable. Of course, this is in addition to the fact that they protect your iPhone, iPod, or other portable electronic device. iSkin has definitely become a recognized name in device skins, so I’m always happy to get my hands on iSkin products to review and give away.

iSkin duet

Pictured above is the latest device I’m most excited about (and giving away), but the whole line-up has introduced some new looks. Keep reading to see what iSkin’s been up to.

What’s New?

The most important new product from iSkin, in my opinion, is the Duet for the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 has video conferencing and a crystal clear screen for watching videos and movies. It’s no surprise, then, that companies would start coming out with ways to prop it up for hands-free viewing. Other companies have come up with solutions, some decent and some that are just waiting to fail. What makes the Duet unique is that it includes a belt clip that doubles as a stand. Rather than a full case like most of iSkin’s product line, this is a holster. A bit bulky looking (and perhaps a little bulkier than most of iSkin’s cases, it is a little slimmer than it looks, but it feels pretty sturdy. If you prefer a belt clip, this is a great compliment to your iPhone 4, but if you don’t the belt clip may be a bit much to slide in and out of your pocket. Regardless, the Duet packs in some of the slick style iSkin has become known for.

The people at iSkin have been pretty busy ramping up for the holiday season. In addition to the Duet, they’ve replenished their product line-up with more new offerings for the iPad, iPod Touch 4G, and iPhone 4, including:

– Aura for iPad
– Pebble for iPod Touch 4G
– Touch Duo for iPod Touch 4G
– Solo FX for iPhone 4
– Solo vu for iPhone 4

While I don’t want to go into every detail of each product, I thought I’d share my brief thoughts on each, beginning with the Aura. I’ve posted before about another iPad case, one for which I actually earn on every sale, but this honestly just looks better. The Carbon (black) looks flat and boring next to the Sienna and Bronze Auras, which look corporate take-over fancy. Compared to other iPad cases, these definitely win in looks. The Aura offers three angles to position your iPad for typing, viewing, or reading, but doesn’t appear to offer a portrait mode viewing angle, which may be its only, although notable, shortcoming.

The new Pebble and Touch Duo for the iPod Touch 4G as well as the Solo FX and vu for the iPhone 4 all represent the latest in iSkin’s knack for design with the added belt clip feature the Duo offers. They all look great, especially the Solo vu, which combines elegance with a modern, vibrant look. If I had to choose any of the new products for myself, it would be the Solo vu, hands down.

Win Your Own iSkin

Other than the Aura, I have one of each of the new products to give out to my readers, thanks to iSkin. To win one, all you have to do is comment, tweet, or share. Comment below, telling us why you need an iSkin and what one you like the most for one entry. You can also earn an entry by sharing this post on Twitter or Facebook and commenting below with a link to your tweet or Facebook update. I must be able to find (and read) the tweet or update, so follow or friend me. You can only enter each way once for a maximum of three entries. Entries into this contest will be accepted until January 1, 2011 and I will select winners at random by January 3, 2011.

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Joe Colburn Joe Colburn is a software engineer specializing in PHP and a technology enthusiast. Always eager to dive into new and exciting things, Joe writes about anything technology related news and products that he thinks you will also be excited about. Find Joe Colburn on Google+ or by any of the links below.

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  1. Ames said,

    on December 21st, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Love to win anything made by iSkin. Not enough money to buy though so hope I can win this cool giveaway! I really really want is the iP4 Solo Vu!

  2. Cool Stuff said,

    on December 22nd, 2010 at 2:02 am

    hey there , i love your writeup about the Duet because i have an iPhone 4 and the belt clip can really come in handy .. it could be useful to prop it up against something or clip it to the seat infront of you to watch videos while on commute!
    .-= Cool Stuff´s last blog ..e Ink Digital Hour Watch =-.


  3. on December 23rd, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    I think I might be getting this as a gift from a colleague
    already as I’ve dropped so many hints about wanting it. ;) iSkin
    have really done a great job with it. It looks cool and is totally
    practical at the same time. Not often that we see something that is
    able to combine those two attributes.

  4. Michael Taylor said,

    on December 26th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I finally scraped enough together to get the new iPod Touch 4G…woohoo! The problem is that now I don’t have enough for an awesome case for it. I am a fanatic when it comes to protecting my iPods and I love cases with belt clips. I mean I REALLY LOVE BELT CLIPS! My family jabs at me about having a utility belt because I have my iPod, cell phone and work Blackberry attached literally at the hip. I am not ashamed though…I mean Batman has one right? ;-)

    For some reason not many companies make cases with belt clips anymore and even fewer make quality cases. Thank god for iSkin! I love the look and protection that the Touch Duo for iPod Touch 4G has. I can rest easy with my new iPod nestled in this awesome product with quick hip accessibility.

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=174161732624093&id=677725997

    http://twitter.com/#!/Dino24t/status/19115172538880000

  5. MarixD said,

    on December 27th, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Nice write up Joe.
    My girlfriend got an iTouch 4G for Christmas, so I would love to win the Pebble for her.

  6. MarixD said,

    on December 27th, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Whoops, I forgot to include links.

    http://www.facebook.com/marixd9/posts/133999649993950

    http://twitter.com/#!/MarixD/status/19408442649223168


  7. on January 3rd, 2011 at 6:54 am

    I don’t have an iPhone. My phone is an android. I have been able to buy a cover for it from the beginning that could be used as a stand.
    .-= Dedicated Server Price´s last blog ..Dedicated Server Price Range Information =-.

  8. Angie B. said,

    on January 4th, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I’d really like to win this to protect my iPod.
    .-= Angie B.´s last blog ..December Winner- Winner Chicken Dinner =-.

  9. Joe Tech said,

    on January 4th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Winners have been announced via FB and Twitter and will be contacted shortly.

  10. MarixD said,

    on January 7th, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Congrats to the winners.
    Hopefully you enjoy your iSkin’s


  11. on October 14th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    I think I’m too late for this contest. Congrats to those who won :)


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