9 Ridiculously Practical, Multifunctional iPhone Cases
Alternatives to the standard black plastic box are cropping up at trade shows (such as CES 2013) and in fashionable stores. These cases do more than just look cool—whether you want to save your phone from drowning, recharge your battery, or just waste time in new ways. Here, our top picks.
If your phone dies before dinnertime...
PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case
This ultra-thin case can fully charge your phone's battery in about two hours—just flip the "on" switch to begin. And just 17mm thin, you won't feel like you're lugging around a brick. ($80)
For iPhone 4/4S