Stay classy, iPhone Life readers... with a case from Proporta!

I'm a classy guy, trust me.  Okay, at least I try to be.  And my latest case for the iPhone 4 helps!  It's from Proporta and it's made out of luxurious leather with, get this, a leather-encased aluminum cover.  The aluminum protects the iPhone screen, but the leather lining makes it soft to the touch.  It truly is "like butter."

Proporta aluminum lined leather case

I change cases as often as some women change purses, depending on the occasion and what I'm wearing.  Usually my iPhone is attached to my hip using a case with a belt-clip, but if I'm wearing a suit, a case like the Proporta is great for slipping into a pocket.

All of the buttons and the dock connector are accessible, and the case has an opening for the iPhone 4's camera as well as LED flash. If you're too classy for leather, Proporta offers an assortment of cases including ones made with recycled leather as well as your basic man-made materials.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,, developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone.

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip, but over the years, Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62.

In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.