iPhone4 aura

Another iPhone4 case has landed at my doorstep. The newly-launched iSkin aura for iPhone 4/iPhone 4S is an ultra thin hard case with brushed aluminum aircraft-grade material.

iSkin aura

The case adds just over 1.5 mm to the iPhone and is very lightweight.

iSkin aura

I noticed that the inside and sides are made of a matte material, making it easy to grip the case. So what’s behind the aluminum? A polycarbonate frame.

iSkin aura

iSkin aura

Not only is it lightweight, but it snaps on securely, leaving all ports free as well as no distortion while using the iPhone camera’s flash.

iSkin aura

And per my usual “must have feature”, I can successfully dock it or plug in a 30 pin connector to either recharge the phone or to launch iTunes.

iSkin aura
[What comes in the box, aside from the aura]

iSkin aura

Getting the case on and off is about the same as any grip case I’ve reviewed to date. The one thing to note is that the case doesn’t have too much of a bevel on the front edges. In similar case designs, this can either be a small or large point of consideration.

iSkin aura

I really like the fact that its brushed aluminum rear doesn’t accumulate fingerprints. The aura comes in (Dark Charcoal), Navy (Metallic Blue), and Silver (White) and retails for US $39.99.

iSkin aura

What’s better than one case? Two! iSkin sent me an extra case (Silver/White) to give away to one of my readers. All you have to do is either comment below on your favourite iPhone case to date, or RT the following:

I’ve entered to win an @iSkin aura case via @arianecdesign

I’ll draw a winner at random on Friday, November 18 at 5 pm.

*UPDATE: Congrats to @spikedcupcake, winner of the iSkin aura case!

Disclosure note: I was sent two iSkin Auras: one for the purpose of writing this review and the other to give away to one of my readers: cmply.2


  • Comment by Gina — November 18, 2011 @ 10:12 am

    Currently, I just have a cheap pink silicone case purchased on Ebay. I’ve never been exposed to the iSkin designs until I read your post. I adore the white/silver one! It looks so clean, sturdy and professional.

  • Comment by Katherine — November 18, 2011 @ 11:10 am

    I recently JUST got my first iPhone and I’m new to all these additions to it! I’d love to win so I can protect my phone and look like I know what I’m doing 😉

  • Comment by arianec — November 18, 2011 @ 5:05 pm

    @TJ – Are you referring to the white/silver case? I hadn’t heard of any problems with the cases.

  • Comment by Rob — November 18, 2011 @ 6:54 pm

    My favorite case so far is the Otterbox Commuter. However, I’d like something lighter, like the Aura.

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