Obviously discounting the master stroke you see above, there are a lot of pretty horrible cases out there. In fact, some would even go so far as to say that the entire genre is inherently flawed. But in reality, iPhones scratch far too easy—having a case is a necessary evil. Which is why we ask you, dear readers, is…
The future of gesture control could be snapped right onto your existing smartphone. That's the concept behind Fuffr, an iPhone case that turns the empty space around your phone into a Leap Motion-style gestural interface.
We're proud iPhone nudists here at Gizmodo so it's always nice to see people join our free roaming club. Let it hang out, people! Enjoy life! Because really, as Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Gates' former commercial best friend, says in this video, if you have a case on your iPhone, why don't you have a helmet on your head?
If you saw a guy totin' around this iPhone case that has a 3D naked girl taking a bath in a hot tub, you might assume he was a pervert. You'd be wrong. He's actually a very practical iPhone user that values function over form.
TechCrunch is reporting that FreedomPop, a company made by Skype founder Niklas Zennström, is working on creating a case for your iPhone that'll pull double duty as a mobile hotspot. Hmm... sounds interesting! Even more interesting, the case will pump out free 4G data.
Riding you bike while listening to tunes is a great feeling. The sun on your face, music filling your ear holes. The Fruit Shop iPhone Horn Bike mount helps fill those holes without covering your ears and ignoring potentially dangerous sounds on the road.
I know many deluded parents will get their toddler the Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Apptivity Case thinking it's the first step toward raising a millionaire App developer, but come on. Gut check. The kid just likes the shiny shiny, right?
If you ever wanted to start a conversation with an iPhone case, here's a sure-fire way: buy this giant ear case for the iPhone 4. It'll look like you have elephantiasis on your ear.
I'm a sucker for books. Doubly for anything that makes things that aren't books look like books. Especially when those things that aren't books but look like books are super tiny and adorable. Enter: BookBook for iPhone 4.
We've seen a lot of bottle opener cases, but the Opena is one that seems to work well and look good at the same time.
I'm not exactly artsy but I'm running wild imagining all the crazy designs I can stitch onto the NeoStich DIY iPhone 4 case. It's a canvas that lets you create custom designs by threading fabric in its cross-stitch pattern.
Any iPhone-packing gamer out there will have a tough time resisting this Game Boy iPhone 4 case. I don't even own an iPhone and I'm considering it.
Bottle opener cases have been kicking around the block for ages, but the iOpener case is a lot cleverer than it looks. It actually contains an accelerometer, which detects when it's being used, and then opens a drink-tracking app.
Okay, novelty iPhone case manufacturers, you've had a cute little run of it. But the medium has reached weird mash-up nirvana with this bad boy: Steve Jobs trapped in Han Solo's carbonite tomb, forever, on the back of your iPhone 4.
This is an iPhone case designed by fancy-pants watchmaker De Bethune. It's made of full-grain alligator leather and has a pocket watch with a DB 1024 movement built in. What the hell?
The pic.me iPhone tripod case manages to merge cute and useful with its fold-out stand that can prop it up in both landscape and vertical orientations for your HD shooting pleasure.
If you want to protect your shiny iPhone 4 from the harshest conditions known to man, you may not have a better option than the Ballistic HC.
The iPhone isn't ideal for watching videos for a long period, it drains battery and is uncomfortable. The iKit Nu Charge's built-in battery and kickstand fix that.
The Eton Mobius is more than an iPhone case. It's also a battery pack with an 1800mAh battery that can double your battery life, and a solar charger that gives you 20 minutes of talk time per sun hour. [Geeky Gadgets]