Apple is trying to be all futuristic with its use of stainless steel and oleophobic glass, but perhaps you’re more inclined to look a little more natural. If that’s the case, you might want to check out the new wood skins from Karvt.
Karvt’s website says the skins are made of “100% real wood, which is both sustainable and eco-friendly.” I don’t know how cutting down trees for iPhone skins is “eco-friendly” but I guess it works for marketing purposes. This is a step above those plastic screen protectors, and they use professional grade 3M backing adhesive that sticks perfectly. It won’t do you any good against the death grip phenomenon, though, since they only attach to the front and the back of the iPhone; the metal outer ring remains untouched. If you did drop your iPhone 4 and the glass shattered, this would keep it in place and hidden from sight. For those of you who feel inclined to give your iPhone a woodie, so to speak, you can take your pick from chocolate walnut, natural cherry, pine, maple, and bamboo (which is probably the only eco-friendly version, since bamboo grows like crazy). They sell for a cool $25.
There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.
Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games