Stupid question of the day: The next time your iPhone's about to run out of juice, would you rather take the time to find and unwind that familiar white power cord, plug it into both the phone and wall adapter, and then plug in the wall adapter? Or would you prefer just to plug your iPhone into the wall? It's precisely that quandary that the patent-pending JuiceTank iPhone case seeks to answer.
The outlet prongs at the back of the case lie flat just below the surface of the protective high-grade polycarbonate case and then spring up when you need them. You can still talk when the phone's plugged in via the speaker or a Bluetooth accessory. The JuiceTank also features a Micro-USB port, extending its versatility even further by opening it up to tons of car, outlet and battery chargers. (The current device doesn't feature a battery, just the plug.)
If this Kickstarter project (currently 3/4 funded) reaches its goal by Mother's Day, a few levels of backers will get these cool cases: $55 for a 4/4S cover this summer, or to pre-order a case for the next generation iPhone when those specs become available (potentially later this year); $75 for a limited edition model with green accents; and various higher increments for multiple cases. If/when … individual cases will retail for $70.