Case-Mate Go Bare for iPhone -- TiPb @ CES 2010

After being Barely There last year, at CES 2010 TiPb wanted to know how much slimmer Case-Mate could go -- turns out they could go Bare. You read that right, one of the big products on display for Case-Mate in 2010 was their entry into the iPhone skin market, and the twist is their version doesn't require any application liquid, you just peel and apply.

Video of the skin being applied, after the break. And if you're the guy who made a living selling the tiny little squirt bottles, please don't comment spam us -- we're just the messenger....

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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • Looks nice but imma stick with my incase slider<3 if I do rack up some spare cash I will buy 1 of these.
  • I got some Saran wrap in the kitchen...
  • Isn't that just what Zagg invisable shield is?!?
  • i went with bodyguardz front screen protector and incase slider case. no problems at all!
  • apparently it's a better version of the Zagg's.. no need to apply like window tint lol
  • Still needs to be be sprayed to install if it's gonna look good. But nice try. Zagg is still ahead of the game with the ZaggSkins and is a very established company. I just wonder if the material (which is polyurathane) is on par with zaggs. Also if it doesn't have the orange peal look, then that could be a plus.
  • I have a zagg on my phone, phone is white and the zagg fades and turns yellow and peels after a few months. But the good thing is it's been on there for 3 months. Cover looks like ass. But the phone is still scratchless.
  • Why is the video link broken, because I'm viewing from an iPod ?
  • Looks good, but it doesn't provide any protection for drops.
  • @ Gregg the oils and dirt from hands saturate into the polyurathane and unfortuatelly it really shows on the white iPhone. Try cleaning it with HDTV screen cleaner every so often. At lease they have a lifetime replacement warranty!!
  • All cases and protectors suck. iPhone out of the box for me ー still mint.
  • Fastlane....
    How long have you had your iPhone for? Still mint with no protection???? Highly unlikely unless you keep it in velvet box under your pillow, and never touch! All it takes is sliding it around on your desk a couple of times, removing it from your pocket constantly, and a wide range of other daily exercises, and you've got yourself a few smudges and scrathes on the case. Mind you that this also depends on your interpretation of mint. I'm pretty sure it doesn't mean the same thing in my books. But maybe I'm just pickier than you.
  • @Christian
    I've found that the more you worry about scratches and the like the more it hurts when the inevitable happens. It's the new car's gonna happen. Besides why cover up such a perfect device?
  • @Christian:
    I got my 3GS when it was released. I had a 3G before that and sold it in mint condition (after having it a year and without a case for the last six months).
    I don't slide it around on desks, tables, or anywhere else. When it's not in use, it's either in a pouch in my pocket, or in my hand. I never set it down on anything anywhere at any time.
    Mint means mint (as in the way it came out of the box). You're not pickier than me because you use ugly protective cases, and I prefer mine sleek and beautiful.
    @The real truth.
    Exactly. People pay $30,000 for a car and drive it around without covering it. But a $400 iPhone needs to be covered with thick (or thin) ugly protection? I doubt iPhone users wear their $300 eyeglasses with thick ugly protectors... if they fall off or are dropped or stepped on, they're damaged. iPhone is the same thing — it looks great, so I take my chances, and so far, so good.
  • I love CaseMate products, I have ClearArmour on my iPhone right now and it's been superb, this looks even better without the need for the spray. My iPhone get's well looked after but occasionally coins catch it in my pocked, the ClearArmour has help so much!
  • I keep my iPhone 3G in an Incipio Silicone case at all times. Every now and then I remove the case just to clean it up because a lot of lint from my pockets makes their way inside the case.
    As a result, I have a scratchless iPhone, but with some impossible-to-remove stains caused by the lint...
  • I use invisishield on my iPhone, it's pretty much like the phone without any thing on it. You can barely tell there is a film on it. The film covers the hole phone, even the metal stip. I have tried many different films but I think invisishield is the best, didn't like Zagg as much on the screen.
  • I had thoughts very similar to this!