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 you're forgetful...
PowerGuard with BungeeAir Battery Case
You know that mini-heart attack you have when you misplace your phone—even for a second? There's a phone case for that. The key fob beeps when it is more than the user-programmed distance away from the case. Bonus: The PowerGuard battery case provides up to four hours of talk time. ($80)
For iPhone 4/4S