Those hidden blades everyone has up their sleeves in Assassin’s Creed seemed like such a good idea that Japanese inventor Shota Mori decided to apply the concept to his iPhone case. He’s been working on it for about two years to refine the process and iron out a few issues, like the iPhone shooting right out of his hand. You can see the whole thing in action in the video, which is full of dramatic poses, an iPhone flying out of control and a styrofoam head.

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Straight from CES come these ridiculously cute superhero cases for the iPhone 4/5 and the iPod touch. They’re made by Huckleberry who calls them Chara-Cases. In addition to the line of DC and Marvel characters pictured, the plan is to release additional characters every month to expand the line, and it won’t be just superheroes. Look for Pixar, Disney and Despicable Me cases in the future. You can’t actually buy them just yet, but they should be available soon at a retail price of $34.95.

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There are all sorts of docks out there for your phone, but they look pretty lame and boring compared to these tank docks by tech toy designer PHU. Each tank dock is handcrafted so no two are exactly alike, and there will be more tank styles released over the coming months. They’re available for the iPhone 4/4S or iPhone 5 and have a built-in charging cable tucked away in a rear compartment. You can also contact them to custom design a tank dock for your iPhone or even for an iPad.

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Your phone is probably one of your most prized possessions so treat it like royalty with its very own Game of Thrones Iron Throne phone dock. This is a custom made phone dock that was originally a 3D printed project but is now available for preorder as an injection molded resin. The dock measures 5.8″ x 6.8″ x 4.6″ (WxHxD) and is hand-painted and adjustable to fit a variety of phones.

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Raise your hand if you’ve used a pay phone. Now raise your hand if you’ve used a pay phone in the last two years. I bet a lot of hands just went down. If you miss the phone booth experience, get this rubber iPhone case from Etsy for a retro vibe.

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Carrying around an actual whip isn’t always practical; luckily, there’s an app for that. The Pocket Whip iPhone app lets you crack different types of whips with accompanying sound effects until you’re blue in the face. They’ve added the Indiana Jones whip just in time for the Blu-ray release!

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It can be difficult to get any work done when your cell phone is constantly buzzing and beeping and otherwise demanding your attention. Enter, the cell phone prison! This contraption, which is still in development, can be set at 15, 30, 45 or even 60 minutes and has room to hold six phones in lockdown. It even has an alarm should someone cave to the pressure and try to break out their phone early.

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Think about how much happier your music would be if it was broadcast by R2-D2 and C-3PO! These gadgets spotted at Star Wars Celebration VI from Digiblue are just in the prototype stage, but they will be available to order in October from their website and you can get them from retailers in November.

A Digiblue representative said he’s going to try to make sure the next prototype has charging capabilities just based on feedback he’s received at the show.

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If you’ve always wanted to spin yarn into a CB radio but aren’t cut out for life on the road, check out this iPhone handset from ThinkGeek:

The CB Radio iPhone Handset is just a lot of fun. Plug it into your iPhone (or any smart phone with a 3.5mm headphone jack) and get ready for loads of retro fun. A dial on the side turns the unit on and pumps up the volume, it’s got a belt clip, blah blah blah. But the real joy of the CB Radio iPhone Handset is the mute button. All it does is mute the other side of the conversation, but what it really does is make the experience all the more like a real one-way CB dialog.

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Finger Stand

If there’s one thing people complain about smartphones, it’s that they lack the human touch. Sure, you can use them to make calls, check your email, and send messages, but many would argue that that’s not the same as having a real, live conversation. Some folks from Japan decided to take this concern at face value and came up with their weirdest phone accessory ever, the Severed Kid’s Hand iPhone Case, last year–and now they’ve followed it up with these Finger Stands for good measure.

Despite how they look, the Finger Stands are pretty useful. You can use a combination of thumbs and index fingers to prop your phone up, hold a pack of cigarettes, and even give some the finger (albeit discreetly.) Heck, you can ever use it to pick your nose, but that would be just gross.

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