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BES Introduces iPhone Cases Made from Recycled Tires

Better Energy Systems, the maker of the Solio line of solar iPod chargers, introduced Monday Flippy, a case for the iPhone that is made from recycled rubber from South American inner tubes.

The new cases are part of the company’s "tread" line of cases, and according to the company, they are, "resistant to damage from scratches, wear-and-tear, UV light, plus is impermeable by liquids, endures temperatures of up to 110º C, will not house mold, and wipes clean with one swipe."

BES harvests the material by buying truck innertubes from garages and repair centers in Columbia, thus keeping them from being burned, which is a major source of pollution.

Flippy features a "One Snap" button on the front, a mini clip, "Nubuck" style lining, rear elastic belt webbing, and grey or green stitching.

tread: Flippy

Unfortunately, to check out the cases, you have to wade through a slow loading and indirect Flash Web site (that looks great) -- we couldn’t find a way to link directly to the products. Alternately, we were able to link directly to Flippy at the company’s store, where it is priced at US$29.95.

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