iSkin Introduces Clear, Hybrid, Protective Covers for iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G

Macworld Australia Staff
30 March, 2011
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TORONTO — March 29, 2011 — iSkin, a global leader in premium protective covers and other accessories for mobile gadgets, today released claro and claro touch— two ultra-clear, form-fitting protective covers for iPhone 4 and iPod touch (4G) respectively. Designed especially for those looking to preserve the natural beauty of the iPhone 4 and iPod touch, claro and claro touch clearly protect without colors, textures or prints.

Fusing a layer of a premium soft polymer with a clear hard plastic, both claro and claro touch provide durable protection while maintaining a minimalist, slim-fitting design. The ultra-clear surface showcases the iconic back glass of the iPhone 4 and polished chrome look of the iPod touch. The claro for iPhone 4 is designed to fit both the CDMA (Verizon®) and GSM (AT&T™) versions of the device.

The claro for iPhone 4 features an integrated camera ring that eliminates flash glare when taking photos— a common complaint from owners of clear cases. The claro touch for iPod touch features an integrated 30-pin port cover that helps to keep out impurities that cause damage. Together, they provide unmatched protection that extends to the volume and power buttons on the devices.

As with most iSkin products, the claro and claro touch feature embedded Microban®. Microban® works to inhibit the growth of fungus- and odor-causing bacteria on the product and is exclusive to iSkin protective cases.

Both claro and claro touch are priced at $34.99 USD and are available now at iSkin.com/newarrivals.

For additional information on this, or other iSkin products, please contact PR representative at press@iSkin.com or at 305-576-1171 x.16. Follow us on twitter.com/iSkininc for live social updates.

About iSkin Inc.

iSkin Inc. designs and delivers an inspired line of accessories, enhancements and solutions for the thriving Digital Lifestyle marketplace. iSkin has earned the reputation of being one of the most trusted brands in the world by being a company that focuses on total in-house, top to bottom product development with unique designs, technologies and innovations.

iSkin is one of the first companies that started to create new-generation, protective solutions with fashionable style for mobile devices with the birth of the iPod® in 2001.

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