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HolidayBuyer's Guide

Stuff you won't see in an Apple Store

Bose Sounddock

Banana handset

Cassette to iPhone converter

Ear case

Spraytech Pepper Spray case

iMuff Wireless

Casewow Flip-flop case

iPhone Mini fan

iPhone phone handset

Joeybra (better known as iPhone bra)

ZVE Cigarette Lighter Case

Fluance FiSDK500

iCarta2 iPhone toilet tissue holder

iPhone Wind Meter

Umbilical Cord charger for iPhone

TaskOne G3 case

Clip-a-Phone

Oral-B Genius 9000

Windshield Wiper for iPhone

Wall of Sound 2.0

Sony DSC QX100

Pyle PHST80ip Speaker dock

PopSlate 2

NES iPhone dock

Moonlight Bedtime Story Projector

Wysky Music Lamp

Pyle PWMA1090UI Wireless and Portable PA Speaker Sound System

Knuckle case

iPhone Horn Stand

iPhone gun case

Back to The Future DeLorean iPhone case

Belkin Lego case

The iPhone has been with us for 10 years. And over that decade, the market for iPhone accessories has become a full-fledged industry. But along with the useful accessories you'll find in Apple Stores (like the one shown here), there are plenty of off-the-wall iPhone add-ons, too.

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Speaker docks were among the earliest accessories for the iPhone. The Bose SoundDock (2004) was originally designed for iPods but was later compatible with the iPhone, which had also had a 30-pin connector. Then things started to get weird...

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Just what you always wanted, a banana handset for your mobile phone.

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This accessory used to be sold by Hammacher Schlemmer. It converted cassette tapes into MP3 files.

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This case disguises your iPhone as an ear.

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The Pepper Spray case had its 15 minutes of fame, then it went poof.

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Who can forget the early Bluetooth iMuffs headphones? The dongle plugged into iPods and iPhones (the original model didn't have active Bluetooth), and streamed wirelessly to the headphones.

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You can still find flip-flop iPhone cases floating around the Internet.

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This portable fan is readily available on Amazon for about $7.

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These silly old-school handsets for your iPhone were kind of funny when they first came out several years ago. Not so much anymore.

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The Joeybra got a lot of attention when it first came out a few years ago. It has since morphed into the Pocket Bra.

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This ZVE case has been available for the last few years for earlier iPhones, but an updated version is available for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus for $20 on Amazon. It also has a built-in bottle opener.

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Fluance's FiSDK500 iPhone/iPod speaker dock had a retro strange quality to it, but it did sound good. These days, you'll want the wireless Bluetooth version instead.

Read CNET's full review

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Every bathroom needs one of these.

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There are several wind meters available for the iPhone (and Android devices). This is the WeatherFlow wind meter, which retails for $30 at Amazon.

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This may be arguably the most freaky iPhone accessory ever created. Check out the YouTube video, and read what we said about it back in 2010.

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I actually played around with one of these cases and was marginally impressed. It's still available for the iPhone 5/5S and iPhone 6/6S from a company called TaskLab. Just don't bring it on to a plane, please.

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Clip-A-Phone is smart phone hat mount. It's unclear how smart it is, but it is fairly inexpensive at $20.

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Not brushing properly? Oral-B's latest smart brush, the Genius 9000 is here to teach you the key to sparkling gnashers.

It ropes in your smartphone to help as well -- stick your phone on your mirror, and the toothbrush's app uses the front facing camera to gauge where abouts in your mouth you're brushing, and for how long.

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The Windshield Wiper was a USB-powered wiper for you iPhone. It's unclear what its purpose was.

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The Wall of Sound 2.0 was billed as the largest iPhone speaker in the world. With 1,600 watts of power, it weighed 392 lbs.

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A few years back, Sony created a camera that attached to your phone and used its screen as a viewfinder.

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A tower speaker with a dock on top. Not sure bought this one but you can still find it on sale on Amazon for about $150.

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The PopSlate 2 is an iPhone case that has a built-in battery and more importantly, an e-ink screen on the back that delivers vital tidbits of information (the company calls it a second screen for your iPhone). It's due to ship in the coming months.

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For a little over $30 you can pick up a handmade NES iPhone dock on Etsy.

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The Moonlight Bedtime Story Projector blew through its funding goal on Kickstarter and will allegedly ship in April 2017 (proceed at your own risk). It allows you to project story reels on a wall or ceiling using your iPhone's LED. Kind of ingenious.

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The WySky Music Lamp is an iPhone speaker dock and bedside LED lamp with adjustable color settings that match the mood of the music. It's allegedly coming out later this year.

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This rollable mega speaker is still for sale for about $220 and includes an integrated 30-pin dock and PA system.

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There've been plenty of variations of the iPhone knuckle case over the years, but it's still going strong.

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The iPhone Horn stand amplifies the sound off your iPhone the old-fashioned way (the speaker is not powered). You can find it for about $7 on Amazon.

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Over the years, there have been several variations of the iPhone gun case. It doesn't shoot anything except pictures, but it could get you shot.

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We wrote about this one last year. Needless to say, it's a little bulky. But that's the price you pay for awesome.

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The Belkin Lego Builder case is really good for developing small children's minds as they play Temple Run for our hours.

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