updated 05:55 pm EST, Wed December 22, 2010
Protective sleeve can be used from either end
Case maker SwitchEasy has launched its new Duo protective sleeve, using genuine leather for the exterior with a rich microfiber interior lining that helps clean the iPhone as its inserted. It is available in three colors -- black, white or tan -- and features a dual "push and slide" function that lets users remove the iPhone from either the top or the bottom of the case (a discreet inner safety strap can be used to secure the iPhone when inserted from the other end).
By using real leather, the case provides good grip while still being able to slip easily into a pocket (unlike rubber- or silicone-based cases). The built-in strap provides security and a stopping point when inserting the iPhone from the top.
The Duo sells for $30 and includes two anti-static screen guards as well as an applicator and a microfiber wipe cloth.