updated 02:50 pm EST, Wed November 4, 2009
SportShell for iPod touch, SmartCase for iPhone
Marware and IvySkin have each announced updated iPhone and iPod touch cases, the SportShell and the SmartCase. The SportShell is now available in a version for the second-generation iPod touch. It uses a three-piece hard shell, made of polycarbonate plastic with a rubberized finish. The case can operate as a flat-back or open-back case, or else clip to a belt where it can rotate 360 degrees.
The SmartCase is intended for the iPhone 3G and 3GS, and combines IvySkin's Quattro-T4 Glass Touch-Thru case with a Quattro battery. The latter extends a phone's life by up to 200 percent, for a maximum of 350 hours of standby time, 28 hours of audio or eight hours of video. Internet life tops out at six hours with 3G, or seven when using Wi-Fi.
The SportShell is priced at $35 and comes with a cleaning cloth and clear screen protector. The SmartCase is available for $80 and comes in black.