Phone cases – they protect our beloved gadgets and add a unique splash of style to these high tech accessories. But sometimes, they do a little bit more. These are some of the weirdest iPhone cases ever designed.
Gizmon Ica for iPhone 4/4S
The ultimate hipster case. This over-engineered protective cover turns your iPhone into a retro camera, complete with a shutter button, view finder and tripod. It’s made from 32 parts, including a mirror in its mock-lens that you can use to line up the perfect selfie.
Holga filter case for iPhone 5/5s/SE
Who needs Instagram filters when you can get a case that comes with nine physical camera filters built in? For special effects, there are dual, triple and quadruple image lenses and a macro lens. In terms of filters, there’s a red one with a clear heart shape, yellow and blue ones with clear centres and plain red and green ones.
Nothing design smartphone Notebook.2
This incredible case is the perfect companion for long days in the library. The pages of the notebook have been carefully cut to give you a secure place to store your iPhone. There’s even enough space for you to keep headphones plugged in so you can listen to music while taking notes or walking down the street.
Clutchie handbag for iPhone 5/5s/SE case
This case turns an iPhone 5 into a tiny clutch bag, complete with a built in mirror and a pocket for cash, cards and ID. And it comes in black, so it’ll go with anything.
In1 multi-tool utility case for iPhone
This action-packed case could replace any Swiss Army Knife thanks to built-in screwdrivers, a blue ballpoint pen, a bottle opener, a nail file, tweezers, scissors and a toothpick. It's the ultimate all-in-one.
Hand iPhone case
This creepy case lets you hold hands with your iPhone, apparently to help you keep a good grip on it. But could it offer comfort to the lonely? Potentially, but it's still very weird.
Thumbs up ear case for iPhone
Hands up those of you who have always envied the BFG’s enormous ears. Nope, no one? Well someone out there must have fancied them because this iPhone case seems to be modelled on them.
Case-mate recession case
Back in 2008 the world was gripped by an ever-worsening recession. To tackle the money woes of the masses, Case-Mate came up with an iPhone 3 case that cost just $0.99, including shipping. They even offered a ‘Bailout Bundle’ that gave you 30 of these cardboard cases for just $16. The budget case’s party piece was that it could be completely personalised with just a pencil and some artistic talent.
GNG Golden Delicious iPhone case
This unique case makes it onto the weird list not for unusual features, or even an unusual design, but for its €77,777 (around £65,086) price tag. It’s actually a bit of a bargain considering it’s made from 140 grams of 18 karat gold and 600 diamonds.