These days, there's an iPhone accessory for anyone and everyone. From a plethora of case types and designs to battery packs that fit every style and budget, you have plenty of options to choose from when accessorizing your Apple handset.
Sometimes, those accessories can veer from practical to downright weird. So we dug deep and found nine of the strangest iPhone accessories out there you might actually want. Continue reading to see them all.
9 Phone Holder Shower Curtain
If you’ve ever thought that a shower could benefit from having more Netflix, this is the perfect accessory for you. This is, basically, a shower curtain that can hold your iPhone or iPad while you’re washing up.
It can hold eight of them, in fact. Or you can simply adjust your iPhone’s location for optimal viewing while taking a bath. The pockets are waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about inadvertent liquid exposure when you’re binging shows in the shower. Pick one up at Amazon for $19.99.
8 Power Flask
An external battery pack is pretty much an essential accessory in our digital age. A flask is, arguably, less essential. Presumably, that means that a battery pack which looks like a flask is somewhere in between.
This particular device features a 13,000mAh battery with two USB ports, so you can charge multiple devices. It also sports a built-in LED flashlight for navigating in the dark. Just don’t try to pour any booze into it. Buy it on Amazon for $45.
7 TV Hat
This weird accessory doesn’t need much explaining. It’s essentially a hat with light-blocking panels that you slide your phone into. It allows you a handsfree way of watching content on your device — even in bright sunlight.
Let’s be honest: you’re not going to win any style points for wearing this. It’s pretty goofy-looking. But you will be able to tune out the naysayers with your own, portable theater-like experience. It’s compatible with most modern smartphones, and features a magnification lens for optimal viewing. Available from third-party sellers on Amazon for $30.
6 SoftBank Dumbbell Case
Your iPhone probably already goes to your gym with you. With this case attached, on the other hand, your iPhone might actually be an alternative to going to the gym. This case, created and sold by Japan’s SoftBank, is pretty much what it sounds like.
Essentially, it’s a 10-kilogram (22-pound) dumbbell that’s permanently attached to an iPhone case. Presumably, the goal is to encourage working out your muscles while you’re using your phone. If that sounds appealing, you can pick one up here for around $100.
5 Yellow Jacket Stun Gun Case
You’re less likely to forget your iPhone at home than pepper spray or a stun gun. At least, that’s seemingly the idea behind this stun-gun iPhone case. It’s a low-profile and convenient solution for those concerned about their personal safety.
If a built-in self-defense tool wasn’t enough, the Yellow Jacket also features a 2,600mAh battery pack. Just remember that it can be considered a weapon — so remove it before you go to the airport or attend jury duty. You can pick one up for about $80.
4 Multipurpose Lighter Case
First off, you shouldn’t smoke. That said, there are other non-tobacco uses for a lighter. If you’re ever camping or in a survival situation, for example, you’d probably be glad that your iPhone is packing a fire-making tool.
But this weird iPhone case isn't just a one-trick pony. In addition to a combustion tool, the case also sports a universal tripod mount and a bottle opener. Thanks to its thick plastic construction, it probably also does a good job of protecting your phone. You can grab one for $17 on Amazon.
3 Kissenger 'Kiss Messenger'
Long-distance relationships can be tough. Presumably, that’s why Kissenger created this undeniably weird iPhone accessory. Basically, the company calls it the first “mobile kiss messenger.” Essentially, it’s a case-like accessory for your smartphone with a corresponding app.
It features a vaguely lip-shaped silicone pad with “force sensors” that can apparently detect the force of a kiss and replicate it on another device. It can apparently mimic a “realistic kissing sensation.” If that sounds like something you’re into, you can check out the IndieGoGo page.
2 iCarta 2 Universal Bluetooth Holder
From the product name, the iCarta 2 Universal Bluetooth Speaker sounds like any other audio accessory. One look at the actual device, however, and you’ll notice that it’s actually quite different. (Though, for your sake, we'll refrain from any bathroom puns.)
Yes, this is a combination Bluetooth speaker, iPhone stand, and toilet paper roll holder. We can’t imagine the demand for such a device is very high — but hey, if you’re looking for something exactly like this, at least you know it exists. You can purchase it from Amazon for $69.99.
1 Portable Anemometer
If need to take a spontaneous reading of the local wind speed and direction, but you only have your iPhone, this little device might be your best bet. It’s a pocket-sized anemometer (a term for a wind-reading instrument) that can connect to a headphone jack.
Of course, there are some practical applications for such a device. It can be used for taking wind readings for water sports, target shooting, or even for drone piloting or traditional flying. Just remember to buy an adapter if you have an iPhone 7 or newer. Buy it on Amazon for around $35.