iSkin  announced yesterday that its highly anticipated solo Smart protector for the new iPad (3rd Generation) and iPad 2. Designed as the ideal companion to the Apple Smart Cover, it simply protects everything the Smart Cover doesn’t, while offering advanced features found only in iSkin products.
Using new-generation thermoplastics, the product’s design focuses on quality, lightweight construction and a slim look without compromising protection, aesthetics and usability. The solo Smart perfectly exhibits the spirit of the new iPad and helps to protect it from scratches and potential damage caused from everyday use.
The soft, flexible construction provides a much needed grip for the iPad and precision-cuts of the frame elegantly integrate volume, power, earphone and charging ports in a refined protective case.
The soft, yet durable, thermoplastic construction of the solo Smart offers superior impact protection and works to guard the aluminum finish of the iPad. The product also rises slightly above the perimeter of the screen to provide additional protection when the iPad is placed face-down.
The integrated earphone and charging port covers retract and allow for easy connection or act as a protective seal to ward off impurities. Unlike competing hard cases, the solo Smart effectively covers the volume and power buttons without affecting sensitivity.
Available in four striking colors, Bondi (Blue), Vive (Purple), Cosmo (Pink) and Carbon (Black), the solo Smart features a translucent and high-gloss finish for a sophisticated, yet fun and bold look.
The solo Smart is the only case of its kind to feature the iSkin patent-pending CoverLock™ technology: a clever, and easy to use interlocking system that secures the connection between the iPad and the Apple® Smart Cover.
The system works by locking the Smart Cover to the solo Smart and prevents unintended release from the iPad when grabbing it by the Smart Cover. CoverLock™ also allows users to easily unlatch the Smart Cover from the solo smart case when desired and does not in any way affect the Smart Cover’s automatic sleep function or ability to act as a display or typing stand.
As with many iSkin products, the solo Smart is infused with Microban® antimicrobial product protection. Microban® is assurance that your solo Smart will be effectively protected against the damaging effects of microbes for the lifetime of the product.
The solo Smart was designed to work with both the new iPad (3rd Generation) and the previous generation, iPad 2. Both iPad models work flawlessly and require no inserts or modification.
The solo Smart is available for direct purchase online at iSkin.com  and will be available to premium iSkin resellers worldwide within the coming weeks.
The solo Smart will retail for 49.99 USD (MSRP). Available colors include: Bondi (Blue), Vive (Purple), Cosmo (Pink) and Carbon (Black).