In our individuality obsessed culture, the only way to make one's iPhone hipper than the rest is to spend lots of money customizing the device. Though Apple only gives buyers two color choices, eager-to-stand-out iPhone owners have taken their gadget's look into their own hands. Going beyond the $30, or so, not-so-permanent iPhone cases available at the Apple store, our individuals have shelled out many more bucks to modify the shells of their phones, per a New York Times article by Jenna Wortham. "I want everything to be eccentric," musician Kelly Dwyer told Wortham. Dwyer still has the same phone as the rest of us, but for $150 Dwyer bought eccentricity, commissioning a candy apple red front and honeybee yellow back for her iPhone. You too can attain this level of originality with the following over-the-top -- yet unique -- custom iPhone casings.
Heck Yes America
For $1,100 ColorWare design studio allows iPhone owners to customize every inch of the phone, including the back, front frame, front button and even the SIM card tray. There's also a matte option for an extra $10. With 46 color options, including solid, metallic and pearl veneers, one could choose various palettes. If we had $1,100 kicking around, we'd go for this patriotic red, white and blue theme, because where else but in American, can this type of pure consumerism flourish?