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A Modular Phone Case Adds Every Accessory You Never Knew You'd Need

Google’s Project Ara is heralded in sweaty-palmed blog posts as the future of mobile computing — a modular smartphone that adapts to suit your every need. But at the moment the future of smartphones is struggling to boot up consistently. So in the meantime this Kickstarter wants to take Ara’s promise of a modular smartphone, put it in case form and bring it to the masses.


PopSlate Lightning Review: An iPhone Case With An E-Ink Screen

What does the back of your phone look like? Is it covered by a case? Either way, I’m willing to bet it looks the same every day. What if you could personalise it with the push of a button, wirelessly beaming your favourite photos to an e-ink screen that lives in a special iPhone 6 case? Say hello to the PopSlate.


A VW Beetle Toiletries Case For Hippies Who Prefer Staying Clean

The Volkswagen Beetle isn’t quite the same symbol of freedom today that it was back in the ’60s, but that doesn’t mean its iconic design — and the ideals it symbolised — has been forgotten. So the next time you’re restless and feeling the need to just get up and travel, bring this VW Beetle toiletries case along because you don’t have to smell like a hippy to embrace their ideals.


A Case With A Pop-Up Crank Keeps Your Smartphone Charged Forever

Hand crank-powered torches and radios for weather emergencies are nothing new, but what about when your smartphone dies in the middle of the day? That’s just as dire an emergency, and it’s inspired the creation of this smartphone case with a built-in charger and pop-up crank that can, at least in theory, keep your phone powered for as long as you’re alive to use it.


A Better Suitcase With A Roll-Up Lid That's Never In The Way

It means you’ll be sacrificing a bit of storage space, but Fabbrica Pelletterie Milano’s new Nendo-designed Kame suitcase has a clever segmented lid that rolls up when opened so it’s not constantly falling down on you while you’re trying to find a specific shirt. It also means you can open the suitcase in tight spaces, like in the back of a cab, if you’re trying to find a jacket or stow one.


This Bulletproof Briefcase Unfolds Into A Personal Shield

A laptop bag can protect all of your electronics as you bump into other passengers on a crowded subway, or simply get caught in the rain. But the MTS Multi-Threat Shield briefcase goes much way further than that — it can also protect you from gunshots, knives, and even physical attacks when unfurled into a three-foot long shield.


The Tim Burton-Era Batmobile Is The Best iPhone 6 Case

If you’ve succumbed to the lure of the monstrous iPhone 6, you’ve already decided that a compact, pocket-friendly smartphone isn’t for you. So when it comes to protecting your giant investment, why not just go all out and wrap it in this impressive case that’s a near-perfect replica of the Batmobile from Tim Burton’s Batman films.


The Nunchuck iPhone Case You Never Knew You Needed Until Just Now

The smartphone is the ultimate tool for fiddling around when you should be doing anything but. And when you get tired of all your apps, games, and social networks, this wonderful sliding, hinged iPhone case turns your device into a makeshift set of nunchucks — or nunchaku.


You Have To Solve A Sliding Puzzle To Change Lenses On This IPhone Case

If you’ve come to rely on your smartphone as your primary camera, you’ve probably found yourself frustrated at its lack of zoom or even macro capabilities. Clip-on lenses can vastly improve its capabilities, and taking a cue from those sliding puzzle games that have you re-arranging tiles to form an image, the Puzlook iPhone case has five swappable lenses on the back that slide into position to improve your shots.


That iPhone Case With Wall Prongs Finally Has A Built-in Battery

When we first discovered the original PocketPlug case, we loved the convenience of having a charger, complete with prongs, attached to our iPhones at all times. But without an extra battery onboard, we weren’t thrilled with the bulk it added to our svelte devices. Fortunately, that’s been fixed.