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ivySkin iPhone 3G XyloT3 Touch-Thru Case Review/CONTEST!

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We’re back with another accessory review here folks. With hundreds of accessories out there on the market for your iPhone 3G obsessed needs, we’re here to help. Today we’re going to take a look at a hard plastic case from ivySkin, the newly updated XyloT3!

What Kind of Case is This?

The Xylo Touch-Thru (T3) case by ivySkin is a German-designed hard screen shell made of top grade polycarbonate crystal material that covers the entire iPhone 3G unit. What makes this case interesting is the fact that the hard case over the screen does not affect the touch sensor in any way. In what ivySkin calls “Surface Xylo Wave (SXW)” technology (I know, what a name!), it allows ultrasonic waves to pass through the case onto the iPhone’s screen–enabling you to stay addicted to your iPhone while protecting it completely.

I had the chance to try the ivySkin XyloT3 on one of my iPhone 3G units prior to installing the invisibleSHIELD. At the time I forgot to snap pictures but the case fits the iPhone pretty snug. If you have the invisibleSHIELD installed you won’t be able to install this case over top. I was quite impressed that the touch capabilities on my iPhone 3G were not impeded even though there was this hard case over the screen. Pretty neat stuff if you’re in the market for a hard case that will allow you to still use your iPhone 3G!

Check out the following pictures to see the quality of the ivySkin case to make your own decision:

The benefits of this ivySkin XyloT3 Touch Thru case is that it’s a complete hard case that will protect your iPhone without hiding its design unlike silicone cases. Also, the touchscreen is not affected in any way which is a huge bonus, considering plastic is covering the entire iPhone 3G screen. The XyloT3 is available in clear, black, or white. At $34.99 I must admit this case is definitely priced higher than normal, but if you’re in the market for a decent hard shell case that doesn’t affect your touchscreen, this could very well be the case for you!

Check out this hands on demo from ivySkin for a more up close and personal review:

ivySkin XyloT3 CONTEST TIME!

Want a chance to win this case? You know we love giving away free stuff here at iPhoneinCanada.ca! Here’s what you need to do…

1. Subscribe to our RSS feed if you haven’t already.
2. Post a comment below…it must be a poem of some sort with the words “ivySkin”
3. Blog about this contest and link back to this page and gain another entry. Post your blog entry in the comments.
4. Contest will end Friday at midnight PST! Get commenting and be creative!

I apologize for the winners of the GelaSkins, I will be mailing them out tomorrow. Also, Momin your case is being mailed out too. Sorry about the delay folks, I’ve been very busy lately but I assure you, free prizes will be mailed out! Thanks for your patience! πŸ™‚

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  • I’ll only enter if it will fit my BlackBerry!

  • I’ll only enter if it will fit my BlackBerry!

  • r lepack

    When ivySkin and the Iphone are mated
    it gives the protection without feeling naked.
    (lol…bad huh?)

  • r lepack

    When ivySkin and the Iphone are mated
    it gives the protection without feeling naked.
    (lol…bad huh?)

  • Tej Dhami

    Omg it looks great… and i’d love to have one of these πŸ˜›

  • Tej Dhami

    Omg it looks great… and i’d love to have one of these πŸ˜›

  • Mike

    In this comment box I type,
    cause the case by ivySkin looks so ripe,
    if it were a cherry I would pick it,
    but from behind this screen I can only click it πŸ™

  • Mike

    In this comment box I type,
    cause the case by ivySkin looks so ripe,
    if it were a cherry I would pick it,
    but from behind this screen I can only click it πŸ™

  • teenwolf

    R u ever gonna review some chargers and fm tuner combos. Maybe which ones are compatible with 3G ect……..

  • teenwolf

    R u ever gonna review some chargers and fm tuner combos. Maybe which ones are compatible with 3G ect……..

  • Peacock

    I don’t know if it helps, but I have the griffin car charger. Got it for $25. Works perfectly! Only downside is the cord is really short.

  • Peacock

    I don’t know if it helps, but I have the griffin car charger. Got it for $25. Works perfectly! Only downside is the cord is really short.

  • Peacock

    I realize it’s not a combo. Do you have an AUX jack? You can buy a cable for $4 on eBay. Sound quality is so much better.

  • Peacock

    I realize it’s not a combo. Do you have an AUX jack? You can buy a cable for $4 on eBay. Sound quality is so much better.

  • Oh boy, I really like the look of this case. It looks like it will give my current case a run for it’s money. So that said, now I’ve gotta become a poet! πŸ™‚

    My poem is called “Skin Deep”

    This may not be news to those of you
    Who own an iPhone 3G,
    But I can’t express the feelings I get
    When mine is close to me.

    It breaks my heart if ever I see
    A scratch upon it’s case,
    I need protection that will allow me to
    Put it through it’s pace.

    My current case is not too bad
    But it doesn’t let me see.
    It hides the shape, the shine and the curves
    Of my beautiful, lovely 3G.

    So tonight I will dream with my phone by my side
    Of putting on the ivySkin
    This beautiful case that allows me to see,
    My 3G and the beauty within!

    I’ve gotta stop now and go be with my 3G. My poem has brought me even closer to a deeper love for my 3G!!! πŸ˜€

  • Oh boy, I really like the look of this case. It looks like it will give my current case a run for it’s money. So that said, now I’ve gotta become a poet! πŸ™‚

    My poem is called “Skin Deep”

    This may not be news to those of you
    Who own an iPhone 3G,
    But I can’t express the feelings I get
    When mine is close to me.

    It breaks my heart if ever I see
    A scratch upon it’s case,
    I need protection that will allow me to
    Put it through it’s pace.

    My current case is not too bad
    But it doesn’t let me see.
    It hides the shape, the shine and the curves
    Of my beautiful, lovely 3G.

    So tonight I will dream with my phone by my side
    Of putting on the ivySkin
    This beautiful case that allows me to see,
    My 3G and the beauty within!

    I’ve gotta stop now and go be with my 3G. My poem has brought me even closer to a deeper love for my 3G!!! πŸ˜€

  • Okay, I think I got requirement #3 right? I blogged about this contest on my own blog with a link back to this page. Here is what I said…

    “Win an amazing case for your iPhone 3G”
    Hey everyone, I’m back!
    iPhoneinCanada.ca is giving away a great looking case for the iPhone 3G. Click the headline above to go to the site and enter to win it! But hurry, the deadline is this Friday @ midnight!

    Hopefully I did that right??

  • Okay, I think I got requirement #3 right? I blogged about this contest on my own blog with a link back to this page. Here is what I said…

    “Win an amazing case for your iPhone 3G”
    Hey everyone, I’m back!
    iPhoneinCanada.ca is giving away a great looking case for the iPhone 3G. Click the headline above to go to the site and enter to win it! But hurry, the deadline is this Friday @ midnight!

    Hopefully I did that right??

  • Dan

    I think I have to have this case. I can never get my iphone out of my pocket fast enough without bringing up the whole pocket because I have a silicone case on it. And I need something that shows off the cool factor of the white iphone. please please please.

  • Dan

    I think I have to have this case. I can never get my iphone out of my pocket fast enough without bringing up the whole pocket because I have a silicone case on it. And I need something that shows off the cool factor of the white iphone. please please please.

  • Umm…sure it’ll fit! It will just take some…moving around…muhahahha

  • Umm…sure it’ll fit! It will just take some…moving around…muhahahha

  • You need to write a POEM!

  • You’re entered! πŸ™‚

  • You need to write a POEM!

  • You’re entered! πŸ™‚

  • You need to write a POEM! Please read the rules. πŸ™‚

  • You need to write a POEM! Please read the rules. πŸ™‚

  • T

    dear IvySkin, you’re just sucha jive’n skin…you take the cake
    and have my iPhone quake…your full face skin is the only one
    that my iphone will be in.

  • T

    dear IvySkin, you’re just sucha jive’n skin…you take the cake
    and have my iPhone quake…your full face skin is the only one
    that my iphone will be in.

  • john ban

    I got mine, but be cautious about this company !! Very beautiful glossy site and promise lifetime guarantee,14 days refund.No such luck!!Don’t believed me try calling their #,leave messages and forget them calling back (i left 4 messages in 3 days and email,no respond)I’ve been shopping in web for 1 and half months since i got the iphone 3g and as far as Hong Kong,by far this is the worse customer-support i ever come across.As for my Ivyskin xylo 3t i hope i will get it.Be smart don’t buy it yet until i get mine and i will keep you posted if they ever send it to me.$34.95!!!!
    John Ban.

  • I got mine, but be cautious about this company !! Very beautiful glossy site and promise lifetime guarantee,14 days refund.No such luck!!Don’t believed me try calling their #,leave messages and forget them calling back (i left 4 messages in 3 days and email,no respond)I’ve been shopping in web for 1 and half months since i got the iphone 3g and as far as Hong Kong,by far this is the worse customer-support i ever come across.As for my Ivyskin xylo 3t i hope i will get it.Be smart don’t buy it yet until i get mine and i will keep you posted if they ever send it to me.$34.95!!!!
    John Ban.

  • Jan

    I’m just curious about the blog thing. I haven’t got a blog, does that mean I can’t enter? I wrote a poem just in case. Thanks for all the reviews! They are great!

    From time to time
    she likes to play
    with my one true and treasured gift.
    And all is well
    most of the time
    except if there’s a slip.
    Silicon, rubber
    and cloth won’t do
    nor will an impostor.
    For there’s no protection
    like ivyskin, it’s really like no other.
    So before an “accident” occurs
    and my way of life is damaged,
    send the ONLY worthy case
    of being wrapped around its body.
    From then on out,
    I’ll have no fear,
    and play away she will.
    For my girlfriend treats my ***** well
    but not its 3G “brother”!

    Cheers

  • Jan

    I’m just curious about the blog thing. I haven’t got a blog, does that mean I can’t enter? I wrote a poem just in case. Thanks for all the reviews! They are great!

    From time to time
    she likes to play
    with my one true and treasured gift.
    And all is well
    most of the time
    except if there’s a slip.
    Silicon, rubber
    and cloth won’t do
    nor will an impostor.
    For there’s no protection
    like ivyskin, it’s really like no other.
    So before an “accident” occurs
    and my way of life is damaged,
    send the ONLY worthy case
    of being wrapped around its body.
    From then on out,
    I’ll have no fear,
    and play away she will.
    For my girlfriend treats my ***** well
    but not its 3G “brother”!

    Cheers

  • 4wallz

    My Poem is a Haiku:

    The iPhone 3G
    Protected by IvySkin
    No better hard case

    Definitions of haiku: * Seventeen-syllable verse form, arranged in three lines of five, seven and five syllables.

  • 4wallz

    My Poem is a Haiku:

    The iPhone 3G
    Protected by IvySkin
    No better hard case

    Definitions of haiku: * Seventeen-syllable verse form, arranged in three lines of five, seven and five syllables.

  • 4wallz

    I have blogged a link to your site at http://4wallz.wordpress.com/

    Put me down for an entry in your contest.

  • 4wallz

    I have blogged a link to your site at http://4wallz.wordpress.com/

    Put me down for an entry in your contest.

  • ilya

    roses are red
    Ivyskin is blue
    Nothing is more beautiful then iPhone
    Protected it must be

  • ilya

    roses are red
    Ivyskin is blue
    Nothing is more beautiful then iPhone
    Protected it must be

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  • theother4wallz

    My blog post (iPhonified blog) and link to this site: Head on over to the iPhoneInCanada website to enter the contest to win a free case for your iPhone 3G. Contest closes this Friday… so do it now before it is too late.

  • my thoughts on iphone 3g
    http://snsays.com/372/iphone-3g/

  • my thoughts on iphone 3g
    http://snsays.com/372/iphone-3g/

  • Peacock

    When did you order it?

  • Peacock

    When did you order it?

  • Keith Takayesu

    A naked iPhone
    is such a sin
    so try to win
    an ivySkin

    I sit here
    with greasy fingers
    a ray of hope
    suddenly lingers

    No more slime
    would be fine
    keep my iPhone
    a glistening shine

    So please protect
    my iPhone G3
    with an ivySkin
    from XyloT3

  • Keith Takayesu

    A naked iPhone
    is such a sin
    so try to win
    an ivySkin

    I sit here
    with greasy fingers
    a ray of hope
    suddenly lingers

    No more slime
    would be fine
    keep my iPhone
    a glistening shine

    So please protect
    my iPhone G3
    with an ivySkin
    from XyloT3

  • Wow! You’ve got a lot to learn about what you can and can’t do with the iPhone 3G! Maybe a lot of this stuff doesn’t come on the phone initially, but the beauty of it is that there are many, many 3rd party apps that handle a lot of your items and the beauty of it is there are CHOICES! We’re not stuck with whatever Apple would have decided to put on the phone. Example… camera enhancement apps, FM radio apps, document editor apps, etc… Spend a few hours one day on App Store. You’ll be amazed at what you find. πŸ˜€

  • Wow! You’ve got a lot to learn about what you can and can’t do with the iPhone 3G! Maybe a lot of this stuff doesn’t come on the phone initially, but the beauty of it is that there are many, many 3rd party apps that handle a lot of your items and the beauty of it is there are CHOICES! We’re not stuck with whatever Apple would have decided to put on the phone. Example… camera enhancement apps, FM radio apps, document editor apps, etc… Spend a few hours one day on App Store. You’ll be amazed at what you find. πŸ˜€

  • Sheila B

    Please please let me win
    I needs me an Ivyskin

  • Sheila B

    Please please let me win
    I needs me an Ivyskin

  • Sheila B

    My 5mo old baby girl cant’ keep her hands off my phone, so I am submitting my poem

    Please, please let me win
    I needs me and Ivyskin

  • Sheila B

    My 5mo old baby girl cant’ keep her hands off my phone, so I am submitting my poem

    Please, please let me win
    I needs me and Ivyskin

  • Aaron Emberson

    i’ve been searching around to see what stores carry it in stock… nothing on their site and nothing has come up on searches.

    anyone know where i can get one in kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge?

  • Aaron Emberson

    i’ve been searching around to see what stores carry it in stock… nothing on their site and nothing has come up on searches.

    anyone know where i can get one in kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge?

  • lisa

    I have been using the ivyskin Xylo case for my new iPhone 3G for the past three weeks. This thing is amazing. It’s the best looking case for 3G. I got the white one they call it XyloT3 “Alpine” it has a white body with chrome mirror finish screen. It’s very very cool.

  • lisa

    I have been using the ivyskin Xylo case for my new iPhone 3G for the past three weeks. This thing is amazing. It’s the best looking case for 3G. I got the white one they call it XyloT3 “Alpine” it has a white body with chrome mirror finish screen. It’s very very cool.

  • Andrew

    Once, upon a thyme leaf,
    There lived a lazy snail named Ivyskin,
    Who munched and dozed, and dozed and munched,
    On thyme ivyskin breakfasted and lunched,
    And when it came to half past nine,
    Ivyskin chose once more to dine on thyme.

    Later, upon the thyme leaf,
    Was a rather plumper snail.
    But, reader dear, his life was brief,
    For this is no fairy tale.

    He ate more and more, and grew fatter and fatter
    Until one day he exploded, bang, splat, splatter.
    One minute he was there,
    The next he’d gone.
    The coroner’s verdict
    ‘A snail thyme bomb’.

  • Andrew

    Once, upon a thyme leaf,
    There lived a lazy snail named Ivyskin,
    Who munched and dozed, and dozed and munched,
    On thyme ivyskin breakfasted and lunched,
    And when it came to half past nine,
    Ivyskin chose once more to dine on thyme.

    Later, upon the thyme leaf,
    Was a rather plumper snail.
    But, reader dear, his life was brief,
    For this is no fairy tale.

    He ate more and more, and grew fatter and fatter
    Until one day he exploded, bang, splat, splatter.
    One minute he was there,
    The next he’d gone.
    The coroner’s verdict
    ‘A snail thyme bomb’.

  • mmm

    does anyone else with these cases (Case Mate’s Naked Case too) bubbling after a while? The screen starts out perfect, just fine, adn after a few weeks use there is constant contact between the screen and the case in one small area. It almost looks “wet”. If it wasn’t in the bottom/middle of the screen i wouldn’t mind as much, but its ALWAYS VISIBLE!

    Is their any fix for this, and will the Xylo case ever have this problem as well?

  • mmm

    does anyone else with these cases (Case Mate’s Naked Case too) bubbling after a while? The screen starts out perfect, just fine, adn after a few weeks use there is constant contact between the screen and the case in one small area. It almost looks “wet”. If it wasn’t in the bottom/middle of the screen i wouldn’t mind as much, but its ALWAYS VISIBLE!

    Is their any fix for this, and will the Xylo case ever have this problem as well?

  • a POEM!

  • a POEM!

  • Jan

    Just curious as to when the winner’s might be announced?

    Thanks!

  • Jan

    Just curious as to when the winner’s might be announced?

    Thanks!

  • this is a super reading and glorious article. I will reread this article.

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