iPhone cases that do more than protect your iPhone

These seven holsters offer some surprising features, everything from photo lenses to sawblades to stun guns.

Felix Brand

If you're going to diminish the beauty of your iPhone by covering it with a case, it seems like that case should do more than merely protect the phone from the perils of gravity. Surely case makers can outfit their wrappers with useful amenities like can openers, welding torches, and java dispensers. (iKeurig, anyone?)

Okay, maybe those examples are a little extreme, but there are some iPhone cases that offer more than just protection. Here's a roundup of some of the latest.

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About the author

Rick Broida has written about business and consumer technology for nearly 25 years. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including "The Cheapskate Rules: 21 Easy Money-Saving Tech Secrets." He also writes for CNET's iPhone Atlas and How-To blogs.

 

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