Take a look at this iPhone case that turns your svelte, pocket-friendly computer into a big, bloated plastic boat. You might scoff. I did. But then I realized that at home I lay my iPhone on tables and tatamis ay more often than I carry it in my pocket. And I am constantly picking it up to check the web, or to play music and podcasts before putting it back on a (most likely wet) kitchen table.
So this Mango thing actually looks pretty neat.
The Mango is a distinguished mostly by the big hole on the back into which you can comfortably tuck your fingers. Use it two-handed for typing, or one-handed for… uh…
It also has flat sections so you can prop the iPhone 5 up at various handy angles (55˚ and 15˚ are scientifically proven to be the most useful angles in the universe), and can even make the slimline iPhone big and round enough to grab between your ear and shoulder for no-hands calling. I am old enough to remember using a phone like this, but as I don’t actually make or receive more than one phone call per month (average) then I don’t care for this old-school feature. Want one? You’ll need to order it from South Korea, and it’ll cost you around $26.