Kubxlab Ultra Thin iPhone Case: Closest Thing to a Skin

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.

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Fortunately, the good folks at kubxlab (originally iWatchz), have unveiled an extensive line of stylish, ultra thin cases ($29.95)

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!

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. 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.