Can't find an official iPhone 4 bumper? Driving yourself mad trying to give your new smartphone white glove treatment? Fret not, as a couple of case makers have outed new iPhone 4 clothing that's meant to specifically dodge those naughty reception issues that seem to occur whenever your sweaty palm makes contact with that now infamous metal band. Element Case -- the same folks responsible for the downright lust-worthy Joule stand for iPad -- has just revealed their first iPhone 4 case, the Vapor (shown above). The company claims that its $79.95 enclosure provides an aircraft-grade, CNC'd aluminum frame lined with a shock-absorbent material, the latter of which "addresses iPhone 4 reception issues caused by direct hand to phone cradling." For now, it's up for pre-order (shipments are expected to start next week) in black / black and black / pink, with more colors to become available in the future. As for Ivyskin? It's stepping things up even further by naming its product the "iPhone 4 Reception Case." No need for subtly, we see. Hailed as the "world's thinnest polycarbonate shell" for Apple's latest iDevice, this here sleeve is the one to get if you're look to minimize added bulk and not cover up any of Cupertino's design cues. Best of all, this one retails for just $14.99 and ships with both front and back scratch-free body armors. Crazy that it has come to this, you know?

Update: We're seeing reports that Ivyskin is charging but not shipping its case. Buyer beware.

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Simple Design for Superior Protection – ElementCASE Debuts "Vapor" for iPhone 4

Makers of the renowned Joule iPad Stand release the ultimate customization and comfort solution for iPhone 4, the Vapor Case

July 1, 2010 – San Francisco, CA – Element Case (www.elementcase.com), California's premier independent designer of luxurious, customizable Mac accessories, today launched its latest product, the iPhone 4 Vapor case. The Vapor provides an aircraft-grade, CNC'd aluminum frame lined with a shock-absorbent material for the ultimate in iPhone protection and style. The full case weighs less than 30 grams, Element's lightest design to-date.

The Vapor snugly and securely shields the iPhone 4 with two aluminum frame components, available in a variety of color combinations and selections. An ergonomic shape provides a sure grip while specially design cutouts provide access to the volume and silence controls, and an integrated, machined "on/off" button has been added to complete the clean lines of the Vapor. A carbon-fiber back plate can be added for enhanced scratch protection and a bold appearance.

The Vapor's aluminum frame is insulated with a special lining to address iPhone 4 reception issues caused by direct hand to phone cradling. This material is made from a slow rebounding compound that also offers shock absorption benefits.

Starting at $79.95, the Vapor brings Element's legendary design and quality craftsmanship to iPhone owners with our renowned customization options. Starting at At $99.95 the Vapor case will include the V4Carbon back plate. Custom laser engraved graphics will be available soon.

Available for pre-orders today, the Vapor will begin shipping in limited quantities from July 12. Please allow two to three weeks for delivery.

Element Case offers Mac enthusiasts unrivaled designs that are crafted in the USA to the highest quality. Please visit www.elementcase.com for full product information, ordering details, pricing and customization options.

About Element Case & Sasaki Designs

Jeff Sasaki, a seasoned Industrial Designer, launched Element Case (www.elementcase.com) in 2007 with his first product, the Alloy iPhone case. Followed by the Liquid Case, Joule iPad stand and other premium accessories, Element Case prides themselves on the highest quality workmanship, full customization on any product, and the most color and graphic options available to consumers from any iPhone and iPad accessory manufacturer.

All Element Case products are locally designed and manufactured in the San Francisco Bay Area. For media inquiries, review units and interview requests, please contact us at elementcases@gmail.com.

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Element Case, Ivyskin out iPhone 4 cases specifically to deal with reception issues