8 clever iPhone cases with bonus features

Some iPhone cases can do more than just protect your phone.


Christine Burkson

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Published Apr 6, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 11:46 pm CDT

Your iPhone is more than just a phone. It’s a source of information, entertainment, and organization. It keeps you connected to the people you love and the people you work with.

Above everything else, a case has one job: protect your iPhone. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t do other things too. There are millions of options and styles out there, but these eight cases have additional features that make your iPhone even better.

1) Speaker case


This case carries a little extra bulk, however it’s far more convenient than carrying a phone and a speaker. Putting your iPhone in a cup might help amplify the sound, but this Bluetooth-enabled case blows that party trick out of the water. For a protective case and a portable speaker, it’s a great deal.

Price on ZAGG: $59.99

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2) SINST charging case


No need to hide that flashy rose gold phone beneath a bulbous, turtle shell of a charging case. This sleek alternative is more than just looks, too. It has a 10000mAh input capacity, meaning your phone can be replenished up to three times on a single charge.

Price on Amazon: $28.95 (regularly $59.99)

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3) Wristlet case


Most wallet cases hide your phone screen, so you can’t access it without opening your wallet. This colorful alternative keeps your personal belongings hidden while you continue texting.

Price on ThinkGeek: $24.99

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4) Otterbox defender case


If you want a protective phone case that basically doubles as a tank, the Otterbox is your tough-as-nails BFF. The case has two pieces: a hard polycarbonate case that has a built-in screen protector and a gripping rubber shell layered overtop the case to absorb the shock of drops. 

Price on Otterbox: $53.91

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5) Majestik Studio LED selfie case


#NoFilter your heart out with this selfie-enhancing LED case. The lights have four different effects, all accessed through a single button. It also doubles as a flashlight when you’re in need of a little extra light.

Price on Amazon: $32.95 (regularly $68)

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6) EYN iPhone carrying case

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Simplicity at its finest. This clever wallet allows you to travel lightly as possible and keep your items safely tucked away. It also props open to double as a stand

Price on Daily Dot store: $17.99 (regularly $30)

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7) Logitech gaming controller


Mobile gamers can upgrade their technique with this controller case, which keeps your fingers out of the way. Your phone and camera are still completely accessible, though you probably won’t be up for FaceTiming a friend because things will get even more intense.

Price on Amazon: $9.48 (regularly $69.99)

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8) Edible gummy case


What, you’ve never been hungry and stuck in an hours-long meeting before? This case isn’t really all that protective, but more for anyone who has ever had a case of the munchies. Plus, think about how hilarious the reactions will be when someone sees you literally devouring your phone case.

Price on ThinkGeek: $12.99

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*First Published: Apr 6, 2016, 4:34 pm CDT