iPhone Case Review: iSkin aura for iPhone 4S Reviewed by Tong Zhang
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4.5
What's Hot: Very slim case, protective material, and functional case.
What's Not: Side edges could cover more.
Among all the new cases iSkin released for the iPhone 4S, the iSkin aura is perhaps the most stylish one with its aluminum back in metallic colors. The metal back case cuts a slim figure and comes with a screen protector to cover the entire iPhone 4S. The case fits all iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models and it comes in three color options: Graphite, Navy and Silver.
The iSkin aura for iPhone 4/4S case is very form fitting. Slide one side of the iPhone 4S and push the other side into the case, and it fits the phone like a glove. The iSkin aura is a two tone case not only in color options but also use two kinds of material. The interior and sides of the iSkin aura is made with smooth yet grippy polycarbonate material, and it helps with handling the case and won't scratch the surface of your phone when taking out or putting it into the case. The polycarbonate case covers the sides and corners of the iPhone 4S. For added protection and certainly more stylis, the iSkin aura for iPhone 4/4S has a layer of aircraft-grade aluminum back cover. It can protect your iPhone 4S from some series bumps on the back and it just looks very cool. iSkin did a great job at the look of the case: the aluminum back has nice curvy lines and iSkin logo to break up the solid color; and the two tone color options look sleek as the Silver back comes with white sides and interior, the Navy and Graphite come with black sides and interiors.
To cover the front of the iPhone 4S, the iSkin aura for iPhone 4/4S case comes with a robust screen protector that covers the entire front of the phone with the necessary cutouts. The sides of the case cover just below the display glass; this makes it easy to put the phone in and take it out of the case, but we would have preferred the sides covered more (perhaps extend it) for better protection of the screen.
The iSkin aura for iPhone 4S case is a very functional case. Since the most of the top and bottom of the phone are exposed, you have easy access to the buttons and ports. Side cutouts are customized to fit the silence button on all iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models and the volume buttons perfectly. Since the case is very slim, you can use docking stations and audio accessories while the iPhone 4S is in the iSkin aura case. We tested it with a couple of speakers and alarm clocks, our iPhone 4S worked with all while in the iSkin aura case.
The iSkin aura for iPhone 4S has a cutout for the rear camera that's perfectly aligned and gives the flash enough space to fully illuminate. The edge cut on the aluminum panel is quite smooth, and it won't scratch anything in your bag or purse.
If you are looking for a slim case with an extra layer of protection yet stays stylish, do give the iSkin aura for iPhone 4S a look. It's very easy to use and works with most docks, audio systems and more, and has cutouts for everything you need on the iPhone 4. We love the two tone combos this case comes in as they look modern and sleek. The case comes with a front protection film, though the side covers could have covered a bit more.