iSkin's new iPhone 4/4S case has Year of the Dragon aura

iSkin is hoping to ship a "dragon" version of its Aura iPhone 4/4S case in the next few weeks as the Year of the Dragon kicks off on January 23.

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The "dragon-themed" iSkin Aura cases are set to ship soon for $44.95 (click to enlarge). David Carnoy/CNET

It doesn't look like iSkin will quite make the arrival of the Year of the Dragon, which kicks off on January 23, but it's trying to get close with its new "dragon-themed" iPhone 4/4S Aura cases, which were spotted at CES in Las Vegas.

A close encounter with supermodel Rick Genest, who is part of the new iSkin brand-awareness campaign. David Carnoy/CNET

iSkin was also showing another new line of cases for iPhones and iPads that will be released "by Spring" with a kind of ruggedly smooth leathery look that got a lot of good feedback at the show. That line will be called Vintage.

The new Vintage line of Phone and iPad cases is due out Spring (click to enlarge). David Carnoy/CNET

The Canadian accessories company has also hired supermodel and Montrealer Rick Genest, who's alternatively known as Zombie Boy and Rico the Zombie, to be part of its new ad campaign.

"He's sort of our new spokesperson," said a non-tattooed company spokesperson.

No word on when exactly the Dragon Aura will ship, but it's expected to cost $44.95 and come in a few different colors.