ArkHippo: A Fat-Suit for Your iPhone

Travel News — By Ben Van Loon on July 15, 2010 at 9:21 am

The iPhone is both a technological marvel and a technological bane. Either way, it’s a sure sign that the future is now, and we’re perhaps only a few years away from a teleportation app on the phone itself. But for now, we have the iPhone as it is. It’scan play music, make phone calls, make music, play games, store information, update Twitter, and generally help us survive in the 21st century.

Problem is, it doesn’t tend to stand up well when dropped, even from seemingly insignificant heights. Hands get buttery, fingers lose grip, phones drop. It’s a fact of life, as sure as death and taxes.

The developers of the new ArkHippo iPhone cover are aware of this and, fortunately for you, they have made the proper adjustments. The ArkHippo envelops the phone like a fat-suit, utilizing a synthetic casing material similar to that of Croc shoes. And, much like Crocs, the phone cover is big and unwieldy – but strangely attractive. Check out the demo video of the ArkHippo here, and don’t mind the unoriginal song selection.

Because the ArkHippo doesn’t make pocketing the phone that easy, it might not be the best option for everybody – perhaps it’s better for at-home and on-the-road devices. There are plenty of iPod and iPhone cases on the market, all offering their own pros and cons. It will certainly be strange for future generations looking back on all of these secondary inventions – much like the way we laugh now when we see old vinyl covers for carphones.

All technology will meet the same inevitable end, but it’s useful to us now, and for the traveler, an ArkHippo can protect your phone in even the most violent turbulence.

[Image: engadget]

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