There are many silicone skins for Apple's iPhone, and the latest is from iPod gear specialist Proporta.

The Proporta Dual Skin Silicone Case for iPhone features not one but two protective skins. These should prevent scratching and limit minor impact damage, and certainly stops the iPhone slipping through your fingers with its colourful side grips – we tested the fancy black and pink version.

You can also buy it in White with clear grips, and grey/black. Be a devil and go for the purpley pink.

There are the usual cutouts for access to the iPhone's ports and controls so it is fully functional while wrapped up. You can't see the ringer volume controls, but you can still use them.

It comes with a "removable leash" or lanyard if you fancy swinging it around with you.

The Dual Skin Silicone Case prevents slips but this also means it doesn't slide in or out of you pocket as easily as it would uncased. Its double-layer skin probably offers better protection than one-skin silicon cases, but we doubt it would save the iPhone from a particularly nasty drop.

The Dual Skin range is also available for the iPod nano (latest version), iPod touch and iPod classic.


The Proporta Dual Skin Silicone Case for iPhone stands out from the silicon crowd with its two skins and fancy colour options.