Today, while checking out the variety of iPhone case options available in the iLounge Pavilion at CES, I saw a display that caught my eye: iPhone 4 cases made from recycled bicycle tires. As a Portlander, I am legally obligated* to follow up on any product that is recycled or bike-related, so I went over and checked them out.
They are made by a company called Skech, and I actually got my hands on the Skech Trax case. This is a flip style case (like a steno pad, not like a book) with a nice soft interior and the exterior is made of the aforementioned used tires. This is cool because all the cases are a little different and have some cool texture to them.
I also liked that the inside material is available in a variety of colors, and the flap that covers the screen also includes a couple of card sleeves for business cards or ID and a credit card if you need to travel light. It has a hole for the camera, and the top is open for access to power or the headphone jack. There is a magnetic clasp to hold it shut the rest of the time, and the whole thing feels really well put together.
Be aware that it is not the most protectionary of cases, but it will keep your keys off the screen while your phone is in your bag, and look reasonably nice outside your bag too.Skech makes a variety of other iPhone cases, but this one stood out and I wanted to show it to all of you.
*There was an ordinance passed in 1998.**
**Yes, I am kidding.
- Key specs
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system iOS (5)
- Screen size 3.5 inches
- Internal memory 8 GB
- Camera 5 megapixels
- Carriers (US) AT&T
- Dimensions 4.5 x 2.31 x 0.37 in
- Weight 4.8 oz
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