If you’re a Star Wars fan and also happen to be a bit of an Apple fanatic, you may want to sit down before you see what I’m about to show you. And if you are already sitting down, you may want to strap yourself in so as not to injure yourself should you pass out and fall out of your chair.
That’s right folks. What you are looking at is an iPhone decal skin designed to make Steve Jobs look like Han Solo frozen in carbonite. For those of you not into Star Wars, you just wouldn’t understand how cheesetacularly awesome this is.
For those looking for a bit more functionality rather than kitsch in their cell phone accessories, you might want to consider this concept iPhone case from Leica. It’s an iPhone case that actually turns your phone into a very real, and rather awesome, digital camera. The projected price – $900 to $1,200 – will limit the appeal of this case to serious photographers only, but man alive it looks good. The only real downer is that the iPhone 5 is less than 6 months away, and it’s hard to imagine that the Leica i9 case will be universally compatible with all future iPhones. Even a small tweak would render this case obsolete should you decide to upgrade your phone, which is a shame.
There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of third party accessories for the iPhone. Very few are as cool as these two. While both certainly have their own mass appeal, and serve completely different purposes, there is definitely a market for both.