Fancy an outsized silver or gold IPhone case in the shape of a giant peracarid crustacean?
Well, you can’t have one unless you’re quick (only 500 will be made) live in Japan (to which shipping is limited) and have between €60 (silver) and €75 (gold) to spend.
The slim, discrete and practical Lobster Mobile Telephone Case by Noddy Boffin – a modern appropriation of Salvador Dali’s Lobster Telephone (1938).
“I do not understand why, when I ask for a grilled lobster in a restaurant, I am never served a cooked telephone.” The Secret Life Of Salvador Dali (1942)
Plus we’ve just noticed that the word
Nephropidae contains the word ‘iPhone’. So there.
The Holga iPhone 5 Lens Filter and Case ($30) is a lo-fi alternative to regular image altering photo apps.
Available in five colours with a rotary dial design shifting between nine simple effects including 2, 3 and 4-way image splitters, green red and yellow tint filters, a macro lens and various clear-centre lenses that create a coloured halo around the subject.
The Tablet Pack ($46) lets you carry your phone, wallet, keys, change and iPad in one handy, stylish, practically invisible giant yoke strapped to your leg.
The manufacturer might also consider including some kind of flotation device for when you’re thrown into the canal after being mocked, beaten and robbed.
The Vans Waffle iPhone case – initially created as a promotional item for Vans, now available on eBay for upwards of $40.
Makes your iPhone as sure-footed as an old Vans skate shoe, should that be the kind of functionality you require.
The tough-looking but hopelessly impractical KnuckleCase ($100) for iPhone.
Inevitably, you’ll drop it onto your bare foot. This, and the price you paid, will be the only pain occasioned.
Retro style iPhone cases from Schreer Delights. Each one retails for about $50 (€38)
The amazing ‘Arrestor’ anti-theft security case:
As the man runs off with the case three telescopic poles spring out of it making the case impossible to manage, as well as crushing the man’s hand pressing it into the handle of the case. It then has to be unlocked and deactivated with a key!
EARonic iPhone cases by design student Daniela Gilsanz.
Earonic. See what she did there?
iMeshi Japansese Food covers for iPhone4 and Xperia X10. Bacon and eggs, sushi, pork cutlets: all your phone-related favourites.
strapya for about 35 euro each.