Lobster iPhone case is delightfully impractical

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Lobster iPhone case is delightfully impractical

Nestle your iPhone in the belly of the beast.

(Credit: Noddy Boffin)

What are you willing to sacrifice to make your iPhone really stand out from the crowd? How about the use of its camera? OK. How about your dignity, too? Great, I have just the case for you. It’s the Lobster Mobile Telephone Case from Noddy Boffin.

Way back in 1938, Salvador Dali created a piece known as the “lobster telephone.” It involves a lobster attached to the handset of a rotary-dial phone. Flash-forward to 2012 and Australian designer Elliot Gorham channels the ghost of Dali into an accessory for modern smartphones.

Gorham writes in the product description, “Unlike the typical phone case, it doesn’t offer functionality of protection and style.” The case makes your camera unusable. You can’t put it in your pocket. It’s not comfortable to hold. Gorham expects the case to act as a deterrent to cell phone use. It’s awkward on purpose.

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Lobster iPhone case is delightfully impractical

Lobster iPhone case is delightfully impractical

Lobster iPhone case is delightfully impractical

Lobster iPhone case is delightfully impractical

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