IPhone is the latest craze in internationally, with people scrambling just to get the first IPhone in their countries. With the release of IPhone 3G, people are swarming for this mobile device which is half the price of IPhone while packed with many more features, and is definitely a device worthy or worth more than it’s price.
First man in Hong Kong to get his IPhone, with his signature “Jealous” shirt.
The natural reaction of the industries is to hop onto the IPhone’s wagon, and come out with accessories that will give them a share of the hype and money of course.
Some companies should really think before they produce their innovations though. Wired.com shows you why.
DLO VideoShell US$20
Part see-through protective case, part iPhone 3G kickstand, the VideoShell saves you the trouble of actually holding your new iPhone, all 4.7 ounces of it. DLO says the stand/case will work on any flat surface. It
Grade: Lazy, transparent and useless. Fail.
nbnl’s comment: It won’t stand in a moving car and no one views video vertically.
If the $200 or $300 you just shelled out for the iPhone, plus the minimum $1,680 you’ll be paying over the lifetime of your AT&T contract didn’t put enough of a hurting on your checking account, try Minot’s iWood case. This ligneous shell costs nearly as much as the 8GB iPhone — and rumor has it, it’s fashioned from Ents! Optional wood dock sold separately. Seriously we’re not making this up.
Grade: Chop down a tree to make an iPhone case? Great, I’ve got a car that runs on baby-seal blood and bald eagles you might like. Fail.
nbnl’s comment: Anything to do with scaling down of the Amazon forest, should crash and burn. Please do not buy this if you love the earth.
Macally Privacy Screen Protective Overlay US$20
You’re an important person with an important phone…doing important things. Needless to say, you’ll want some privacy while updating your Facebook profile. The Macally privacy screen overlay is just the ticket. Nosey onlookers out of the 60-degree viewing angle won’t see a thing on your iPhone, including how horrible you are at Super Monkey Ball.
Grade: You suck at Super Monkey Ball, and by extension, at life. Fail.
nbnl’s comment: I thought this was quite a good one. 30 degrees viewing angle on both sides ensure that your private emails and intimate messages are kept, well, private. However, you can’t view videos with your friends without difficulty.
Macally Mirror Finish Screen Protector US$10
Another vanity/utility hybrid gem of an accessory from Macally; this screen protector doubles as reflective mirror when your iPhone 3G screen is turned off. Are you more beautiful than your new iPhone? Buy one and find out.
Grade: Perfect for conceited douchebags who need to signal low-flying aircraft. Fail.
nbnl’s comment: Get a portable mirror if you want to multi-task.
ClipPod Car Visor and Belt Clip US$15
OK, this one is really an accessory for an iPhone accessory. So meta! Fifteen dollars will buy you a protective pouch for (…wait for it) your Bluetooth headset. Clip it to your belt or car visor and let everyone know how easy it is for you to throw money away.
Grade: An accessory for an accessory. What, are you trying to be ironic? No, you’re being an idiot. Fail.
nbnl’s comment: um… idiot.(and i won’t even provide a link for it)