On the hunt for a multifunctional iPhone case? Consider Apple Worm: an iPhone case that houses a Lightning cable that can charge up the smartphone or sync it with iTunes, but which also doubles up as a clever stand for the handset. The case is available to purchase through Indiegogo from $20, and is available for the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5.
As you can see, the Apple Worm’s worm-like data cable is stored at the back of the case, and can be detached entirely in order to charge the enclosed iPhone. To use this Lightning cable as a stand, however, users must bend the cable and clip it into the case; the iPhone can then be propped up while housed within the case.
Apple Worm’s product Web page asks:
Have you ever been worried about forgetting to bring the data cable when you were out?
Have you ever been annoyed for the data cable and earphone jumbling together?
Have you ever thought to free your hands to do other things when you watch videos or video chat with your phone?
It’s a clever concept, for sure; and for $20, Apple Worm isn’t expensive, either. But if you were hoping to get hold of the product in time for Christmas, the case is unfortunately shipping from January 2014. There are plenty of colors, and for a higher price users can get hold of a different selection of colored cases.