Safe to assume that we’ve seen just about every type of iPhone case that has managed to escape the confines of a Chinese sweat shop. That is until we received an email today pointing to a case called the WipeCoin. Honestly, we didn’t know what to expect, but what we found was actually surprising, despite the fact that their pitch is slight flawed relative to their product offering.
The WipeCoin, as we mentioned is a case for the iPhone. Simple enough. It protects the edges and back of the iPhone. But what makes it unique is the circular coin shaped protrusion at the lower left corner. Drag your finger over it and you’ll unhinge a thumb sized plastic dot that sports a microfiber cloth adhered to its underbelly. This allows you to easily, or painstakingly, clean your iPhone’s screen without dirtying your shirt.
Now, the reason that WipeCoin’s pitch is a bit flawed, is that they emphasize, at least in their chosen videos, that handsets tend to attract bacteria like a moth to a flame. Unfortunately, this microfiber cloth, while it will clean the fingerprints and grease from your screen will do nothing to remove the dirt that adheres to your iPhone. Furthermore, most of that dirt resides on the rear of the device, a place their microfiber cloth isn’t necessarily designed to reach.
Nonetheless, we tip our hats to WipeCoin for a unique product and hope to them all the success. You can grab the WipeCoin case for $20 in black or white.