A look at iSkin cases for iPhone and BlackBerry

Justin Cauchon August 1, 2009 3


iSkin accessories have been very popular among iPhone and iPod users since the devices came out. The cases come in various colors and shapes. The accessory company makes its cases with very unique designs that will impress device owners.

iSkin has began branching out into cases for other smartphones and have chosen the BlackBerry as the next device. Currently supported are the BlackBerry Curve 8900, Bold, and Storm.

iSkin Vibes for BlackBerry Bold:


The iSkin Vibes is a flexible slim-fitting bodyguard that fits nicely around the Bold. The case makes the phone look similar to what the Bold would look like without a case. The back of the case looks similar to the leather back on the BlackBerry, except it is rubber-like. The nice part about this case is that it does not make the device too bulky, however it will still not fit into OEM holster that comes with the BlackBerry. The iSkin is made with Microban antimacrobial protection that stops the growth of strain and odor that causes bacteria.


The design of the iSkin Vibes case is unique because it does not look too much different than a “naked” BlackBerry Bold. However, this case offers protection that a naked Bold would not. The back of the case is accented with a stylish leather pattern making case look classy and expensive. The case also has pieces that cover the mini-USB port and the 3.5mm headphone jack. The iSkin Vibes the side keys on the Bold which we found to sometime be problematic when trying to press the mute button. All in all, the iSkin Vibes offers great protection for the BlackBerry Bold for a price of $29.99.

iSkin Vibes and Vibes FX for the BlackBerry Curve 8900 (written by Andrew Duong):

The iSkin Vibes and Vibes FX are both amazing cases which gives the BlackBerry Curve 8900 a stylish look without adding too much bulk. The Vibes FX has a sort of “argyle” pattern to it which gives the phone a sexy look which will turn heads. The Vibes and Vibes FX fits on like the OEM silicon case but the plastic that is used in this case is a lot more stiffer then the OEM BlackBerry silicon case which makes it pocket friendly and doesn’t stick in your pocket and collect lint. iSkin has covered both the 3.5mm headphone jack as well as the micro-USB port with a flap which keeps dust away.

The case is fitted very well and is embedded with Microban antimicrobial protection which keeps bacteria away. The Vibes FX includes a mirror screen protector and the Vibes includes a standard screen protector. Both include LCD Anti-Static Cleaning Wipes which make the screen protector easier to apply on. I found that the case was very useful but the lock and standby keys at the top were stiff and hard to press down as well as the camera button the left and soft-key button on the right. The speaker port at the back is also covered with no hole cut-out which then lowers the sound volume of the speaker. The iSkin Vibes go for $29.99 USD (with 3 colors to choose from) while the iSkin Vibes FX go for $32.99 USD (with 4 colors to choose from).

iSkin Revo2 for the iPhone 3G/3GS:


The iSkin Revo2 is a premium silicone protector for the iPhone 3G/3GS. The Revo2 fits tightly around the iPhone and covers everything on the phone including the screen. When not using the phone, there is a ultra-clear scratch resistant screen shield that will protect the phone from drops and things in your pocket. When using the phone, the shield can be put on the back of the case. Incase you drop the phone without the shield on, the iSkin Revo2 comes with a non-adhesive anti-glare and anti-fingerprint screen film.


The iSkin Revo2 has some features that will protect your iPhone from dust and water. There are plastic pieces that cover the headphone jack and the docking port. Inside the headphone jack there is a water damage indicator, the Revo2 will stop rain from getting in there. The entire case has built-in antimicrobial product protection to inhibit the growth of odor and stain causing bacteria. For clean people or people with allergies. The iSkin Revo2 for the iPhone is available for $39.99.

iSkin solo for the iPhone 3G/3GS:


The iSkin solo for iPhone is a durable bodysuit that will protect the iPhone from impact and scratches. From first look the iSkin solo looks like a hard case, but it is actually a stretchy rubber-feeling case. The iSkin solo covers the buttons on the iPhone, but still allows you to press the buttons. We personally can’t stand when the Apple logo on the back of the phone scratches from being put down on hard surfaces. This case will stop that from happening and still make the Apple logo visible. The iSkin solo is available for $29.99


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