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6 Ridiculous iPhone Accessories No One Should Ever Own

Dave LeClair 11-09-2013

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There’s a darker side though. Another world of companies who make crazy accessories that seem to have no reason to exist other than to make people scratch their heard and wonder, “who would actually buy this?” If they are making them, someone must be buying them, which makes the whole thing even more ridiculous. If you want to look really dumb the next time you walk down the street, iPhone in hand, then these are the accessories for you.

If you are like me, and just want a good laugh at just how weird these things are, then read on and prepare for some insanity.

Furry iPhone Case with Ears and Tail


When I think about a case for my iPhone, generally, I am looking for something that offers good protection and minimal intrusion into my daily life. Which is the exact opposite of this case, which comes with a tail and ears and is covered in fur. Imagine walking down the street holding this thing. If it’s awkward looks from people you desire, then this is the perfect case for you. Best of all, you can get it for only $14, which – for a life of public mockery – seems like a small price to pay.

Banana Phone



Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring, Banana Phone! I’m sure you remember this hilariously annoying song. It was all over the Internet in its day, and what better way to bring it back then by turning your iPhone into an actual banana phone? This way, people who never heard of the song will think you look like a crazy person talking into a giant banana, and people who know the song will sing it at you as you walk down the street. It’s a win-win situation really.

Sarcasm aside, these do actually exist, but you won’t find them on Amazon, so you will have to import them from wholesale websites if you want one, but please, don’t actually buy it.

Retro Style Cases


There are a huge selection of these cases available, and the reason for their existence baffles me. Cellular phones have evolved and become smaller over the years for a reason, so why would anyone go out of their way to buy a case that makes their $200+ iPhone look like a phone from the 80s? It makes no sense, but alas, they exist, and are available everywhere from Amazon to ThinkGeek. If you want to completely lose the portability of your expensive cell phone, these cases are perfect for you!


TV Hat

Do you enjoy being antisocial by watching video content The Best Video Player Apps for iPhone and iPad What is the best video player app for iPhone and iPad? Here are the best options for watching video files on iOS. Read More while outdoors? Do you like looking absolutely ridiculous while doing it? If you answered yes to these questions, this one’s for you. The TV Hat is the perfect way to block out the glare (and any chance of other people ever wanting to talk to you), while you watch your favorite video content on your iOS device. Who cares if you look like an idiot, at least you can watch videos! It’s only $30, which is of course more than anyone should ever spend on it.

Hand Case

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This iPhone case is a little bit weird, and very creepy. It attaches an artificial hand to the back of your iPhone. Why? Well, there are plenty of weird and creepy reasons that come to mind that I’d rather not get into. Maybe I am looking at it wrong, and it’s just meant to be a perpetual high-five machine, in which case… it’s still weird. To make it weirder, the hand is advertised as feeling like a real human hand, which only scares me more. Seriously, would you walk around with a hand on your iPhone?

e-Volve Gadget Shoulder Holster



Who doesn’t want to wear their iPhone over their shoulder like a gun slinger? Just don’t be the guy who brings an iPhone to a gun fight. Despite there being are apps for many things, shoot-outs and duels are not yet covered. You probably won’t be able to use this with a banana phone case, so you’ll have to choose: do you want to look ridiculous getting your phone out of your shoulder holster or while carrying it down the street?

Bottom Line

If you have money to burn and care little about looking very silly indeed, these are the accessories for you. Just please don’t actually buy them or we will all be forced to ridicule you relentlessly, and that’s just no fun for anyone (except us).

What ridiculous iPhone accessories have you encountered? Have you seen anyone using these in public? Hit the comments section and let us know!

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  1. android underground
    September 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    The most ridiculous iPhone accessory is Apple's own rubber thingy that was supposed to fix antennagate.

    The second most ridiculous accessory is the $30 adapter that turns one proprietory connector into another proprietory connector.

  2. Pooky J
    September 12, 2013 at 7:29 am

    I would buy that furry one if I owned an iPhone, but I won't buy an iPhone in the first place haha

  3. dragonmouth
    September 11, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    "This way, people who never heard of the song will think you look like a crazy person talking into a giant banana"
    As if you don't look crazy walking down the street with an overgrown hearing aid stuck in your ear and talking into the thin air. Not too long ago only crazy people conversed with the voices they heard in their heads.

    "Do you enjoy being antisocial by watching video content while outdoors?"
    Most cell phone users are anti-social anyway, and rude to boot. They will answer their gewgaw whenever and wherever it rings. They will whip out their toy and make calls regardless of the surroundings. They will conduct their conversations in a loud, obstreperous voice with no regard for those in the vicinity.

    " the perfect way to block out the glare (and any chance of other people ever wanting to talk to you)"
    One cannot talk to most cell phone users anyway. They have their phones permanently glued to their ears and if you try to talk to them, they will imperiously shush you, or just tell you to STFU.

    "If you have money to burn and care little about looking very silly indeed"
    iPhone users are a supercilious lot that does have the money to burn. And they do look very silly indeed, ostentatiously brandishing their gadgets as if to say "Look upon my iPhone, ye worms, and despair."