By Todd Bernhard on Mon, 08/05/2013
As a product reviewer who gets to try out all the latest gadgets and accessories, I should be grateful and should not be jealous. But one gadget I don't get to use often is skins. I try new cases all the time, and having a skin on my iPhone would get in the way.
Nevertheless, I daydream about carrying my iPhone 5 without a case. A skin would be a nice compromise, affording protection for the glass back without adding bulk. I also am partial to the real wooden backs and skins several vendors have released. I love the juxtaposition of natural materials against high-tech glass and aluminum.
I have been using the wooden and crocodile leather models for some time, and they add negligible bulk or weight and offer basic protection. Also, I can easily detect which side is the front or back of my iPhone by feeling it, something that was difficult with a naked, all glass backed iPhone.
kubxlab offers exhaustive options, with 10 different materials, colors, and styles (even three variations of snakes!), and you could easily choose a different one for each day of the week! Plus, the cases only add 5 grams and 0.39mm of thickness!
I'm no longer jealous of folks who use skins on their iPhones, as my kubxlab cases are removable and they offer more protection!