The Solid Gold iPhone Case

While the iPhone's tenure as a status symbol has long expired because 250 million have been sold, there are still ways of jazzing it back up — like encasing it with a Solid Gold iPhone CaseMade with 14-karat gold, each case is made-to-order for your current iPhone, numbered, and engraved.

Wondering what happens when Tim Cook and Apple release the iPhone 6? Pack up your gold iPhone case and return it. They'll melt it down and recast it to fit your new gadget.

Ethan Wolff-Mann is the gear editor for Supercompressor. A Vermont native, he loves biking, running, and rock and roll and his solid plastic iPhone case made with real plastic! Find him on Twitter @ewolffmann.