Every month we aim to highlight one bracket from the growing pool of iPhone cases available in the market, but this month we are concentrating on the handiness of such cases. The time has come for these cases to prove that they are just here for purposes beyond protection and charging, and take their presences to a whole new level. Whether they are here to support selfie causes with inbuilt remotes, or proving that they are tough enough with measuring tapes, we’ve got you covered.
Somedays it does seem like we will never get enough of taking self-love photos, and Selfy from iLuv is here to support the cause. Billed as the world’s first smartphone case that comes equipped with a wireless remote for the camera, Selfy simply allows you to activate the shutter button while using the better rear camera. It combines a smooth abrasion-resistant case with an integrated removable remote shutter, allowing the user to slide the remote out to snap a quick shot at the touch of a button. After fulfilling all the photo opportunities, store the remote back into the case until the next photograph calls for it.
There are no third-party apps involved because the case is an entire “ecosystem” by itself. It includes a tailored mini tripod, bar mount for handlebars, helmet mount, and car mount for all selfie angles, and the entire case is designed to be secure for its purposes. Available in both pink and black, it currently retails for $50, with the mounts priced separately from $20 onwards.
For users who are looking for cases more suited to back-end works, then the ReadyCase is ready to meet the demands. Taking its features up a notch from Korean brand ego USB iPhone case, it not only comes with a slick USB for convenient storage of up to 8GB, but also a kickstand, a quick snap lens ring, headphone clip, and integrated multi-tool (bottle opener, flat head screwdriver, and standard and serrated blades).
It packs everything in its 3mm bulk-less feature so you can bring everything around with ease, and combines everything neatly into a multi-function design akin to Tetris. Like they asked on their website, why carry something around everywhere if it isn’t useful? Going for $39.95 for just one available color, the case is available for iPhone 4 and 5 currently.
If we are talking about hiding handy secrets within iPhone cases, then Psychic Factory’s DeWalt takes the icing on the cake. Giving the term “snappy” a whole new definition, the iPhone case doubles as a tape measure for carpenters, designers or anyone else who needs real-time measurement tools. With a semi-rigid tape measure coiled neatly inside the case, it is ready to measure whatever that needs to be measured. The case is also branded with DeWalt, so the material generates a tough hide for any situations that might come with measuring. Both tough and talented, we look forward to this distinct case in the market.
Whatever next could be in store for iPhone cases to prove themselves against? Handy is often just dandy, so we look forward to the endless combinations of case meets function!