The holy grail of phone cases is one that strikes a balance of protection while keeping the device sleek, one that is attractive to the eye, yet maintains functionality. The cases we are going to show you today missed that mark – completely. Yes today is April Fool's Day, but everything in this article is the real deal.
10 iPhone cases so ridiculous the functionality is lost
1. Skate Deck
The Candies Skate Deck case is 100% silicone, compatible with the iPhone 4 and 4S, and retails for $45.00.
iMeshi has a whole line of Japanese Food cases. They have everything from the crab leg to bacon and eggs. Some of their other creations include sushi, cooked fish, rice, noodles, mushrooms, and chocolate cake.
Besides the fact that it looks weird and is extremely bulky, most of the cases don’t have a hole for a camera. The ones that do, warn that part of the case may show up in the shot so it is recommended that you remove it.
iMeshi covers are available for the iPhone 4 and 4S and run $49.99.
Besides the obvious additional maintenance of having to comb your phone, the Monster Fur product page clearly states that photography can be affected by the case and allergic reaction may occur due to the fur material. Awesome.
They also sell a “Kid’s Hand” version, which we assume is reserved for those that dwell in basements and drive white vans and a “Lady’s Hand”, which the description reads, “This hand is actually made from our COO’s wife’s hand. Don’t get any creepy ideas, guys. She is taken.”
In what looks like an attempt to justify the retail price of $62.50, they suggest that you can lay you iPhone glass down so you can store your glasses and a pen in the hand. That is definitely not the kind of functionality we are looking for in a case.
Unfortunately, when it comes to using this case on a daily basis, it falls short. For starters the screen is covered, which would require you to be completely reliant on Siri. Also, the face stands 4.6 inches high off the phone. Just walking around town with thing may make a lot of ladies wonder if that is an OMNISCIENT SIRI in your pocket or if you’re just happy to see them.
That being said, SaGa design does have a number of iPhone accessories in their product showcase that are exquisitely designed while maintaining functionality that are definitely worth a look.
While each case is only $4.95, we would recommend having a completely different “day at the office” or “first date” case.
Unfortunately, walking around the neighborhood with this sticking out of your pants or reaching for your phone during a routine traffic stop will probably net you more attention than you bargained for.
8. 80s Retro
Sometimes too much functionality is a bad thing as well. Ok, ok, maybe the functionality isn’t exactly “lost” with this one, but, seriously?