iSkin ships new Aura and Vibes cases for Samsung Galaxy S3

Those waiting for an iSkin case for their Galaxy S III now have a couple of options -- and several colors to choose from.

iSkin's Vibes and Aura cases for the GS3 retail for $29.99 and $39.99 respectively and come in multiple color options. iSkin

The Samsung Galaxy S3 accessories keep rolling out, and iSkin's getting in on the GS3 action with its Aura and Vibes lines of cases.

For its Vibes line ($29.99), which comes in multiple colors, iSkin touts its Microban antimicrobial protection, which "helps prevent the growth of bacteria that can cause stains and odors." I'm not sure I've ever had a smartphone case with a B.O. problem, but hey, it makes for good marketing.

While I haven't tried out the Vibes on the S3, I did check out the Aura ($39.99), which is also available for the iPhone 4/4S and other smartphones. With its two-tone aluminum back shield, it's certainly a sleek, eye-catching case and has a slim profile (it comes in three color combos). I liked it a lot.

Needless to say, however, the $40 price point is pretty steep. But then again, most cases are initially overpriced.

The three versions of the Aura (click to enlarge). Sarah Tew/CNET

 

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