I don't know if you saw some of the very first iPhone cases and covers, but if you didn't I can sum them up by saying you didn't miss anything. They were either made from flimsy rubber or cheap plastic, not to mention the fact that they were black or clear - no fun colors whatsoever. The iShield by Pacific Rim Technologies caught my eye because it actually has substance and style. While the iPhone doesn't even come out until the 29, the folks on CrunchGear and iLounge both seem to love the iShield, which is made out of synthetic leather and comes in black, white, or red versions. No screen protector, but a detachable belt clip comes with it.