As part of our series of recommended iPhone accessories in the lead up to the mobile's launch on 9th November, we've brought you a sports armband case, but this offers more all-round protection.

Matias' new Armor for iPhone boasts a protective shell created from aircraft-grade aluminium.

Although it means the iPhone is protected from bumps and scratches, it still allows full access to the screen, sleep buttons, headphone socket, volume and docking ports.

It weighs 35 grams thanks to the lightweight shell, and the neoprene lining instead of heavy padding. This means that if the iPhone is dropped, the Armor will absorb the shock to minimise damage to the iPhone.

The Armor, complete with belt clip and lanyard, is available from now for £14.95 from AM Micro.