Canada’s iSkin reveals first Galaxy S 4 accessories

Skin-maker wastes no time in unveiling protective gear for Samsung’s new handset

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Canada’s iSkin reveals first Galaxy S 4 accessories The iSkin exo is finished with a mix of brushed metal and perforated surface textures.
By  Stephen McBride Published  March 17, 2013

Canada-based purveyor of mobility accessories iSkin today announced two new protective cases for the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S 4. The iSkin exo is the first of several protective covers from iSkin to feature the new design.

“The exo brings effective protection to the delicate design of the Samsung Galaxy S4,” said iSkin.

“Its shock-absorbing rib structure protects vital areas of the new device, including the edges, and is designed to disperse impact energy. The exo is beautifully finished with a mix of brushed metal and perforated surface textures along with high-gloss accents throughout. Camera and speaker areas remain unobstructed while volume and power buttons are safely covered but remaining fully functional.”

On the front side, the exo wraps the surrounding screen area and protects the device's screen when placed face down on surfaces. The skin’s combination of “modern, brawny design and functional protection” is squarely aimed at consumers who may have concerns about the durability of the S 4, despite its incorporation of Gorilla Glass 3.

Also announced today was the iSkin claro for Samsung Galaxy S 4, which employs a dual-layer protective cover that combines “the clarity of a hard case with the shock-absorbing benefits of a soft case”. This fusion, according to iSkin, makes the claro “the first case for the Galaxy S 4 to bring this level of protection in an ultra-clear, scratch resistant package”. The claro's soft outer surface is designed to provide S 4 users with a secure grip on the device while the harder interior provides impact protection. Fortifying side and screen edge bumpers are intended to provide enhanced protection, while volume and power buttons are covered but remain fully functional.

Both products are expected to retail for $29.99 and will begin shipping in late April, around the same time as the S 4. As yet, iSkin has not released any information on their price or availability in MEA markets. However, the company has set up a product notification page for customer notification.

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