Transform Your Smartphone with ThinkGeek Gadgets

By Jen Heller Meservey

You can already use your smartphone to text, shop, play games, browse the web, waste time on Facebook, and much more, but that’s not all it can do. With these fun smartphone accessories from ThinkGeek, you can transform your iPhone or Android into a retro cell phone, video game console, or interactive baby toy.

– Go Old School

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Bluetooth Sliding Keyboard Case

Bluetooth Sliding Keyboard Case

Transform your iPhone into an old school keyboard phone with this sliding keyboard case, on sale for $29.99. Eliminate touch screen-induced typos with good, old-fashioned buttons. The keyboard quickly tucks away for compact storage in your pocket or purse, and slides out for easy and accurate texting.

Retro iPhone Case

If you want to go really old school, try this retro case for $14.99, modeled after the early cell phones of the 1980s. You can use it as an actual handset, or access all of your newfangled iPhone technology in a retro chunky package. Just don’t expect it to fit in your pocket.

– Up Your Game

Arcadie Desktop Arcade

Transform your iPhone into a fully functional arcade machine with this desktop arcade for $24.99. Slip in your iPhone or iPod Touch, and play all of your favorite games on your very own arcade cabinet. No quarters required. For a more compact arcade experience, try the iCade Jr. Mini Arcade Cabinet for $29.99.

iCade 8-Bitty Retro Wireless Game Controller

Relive your 8-bit childhood with this retro wireless game controller for $24.99. Play your iPhone, iPad, or Android with a retro-style, handheld controller. It looks and feels like an old school Nintendo controller, but adds a few extra buttons so you can use it for almost any game.

JOYSTICK-IT Arcade Stick

For a quick and easy way to add game functionality to your iPhone, try this arcade stick for $8.99. Stick it on your screen and give your thumb a rest. You can even purchase two for $13.49 and get dual-joystick action on the go. JOYSTICK-IT is removable and won’t damage your screen, and it works with thousands of games.

– Entertain Baby

Laugh and Learn Baby iPhone Case

Finally you can let your baby play with your iPhone or iPod Touch without damaging it. Lock it inside the Laugh and Learn Case and your iPhone will be protected from sticky fingers, dribbles and drool, chewing, or baby dialing. Download a free Fisher Price learning app and keep Baby occupied without causing destruction.

HappiTaps Interactive Bear

Transform your iPod into an interactive teddy bear with HappiTaps, on sale for $14.99. HappiTaps is powered by your iPhone or iPod Touch, and interacts with your baby or toddler by chatting, singing, playing games, and telling stories. He’s like the Teddy Ruxpin of the future. HappiTaps comes with one free app and additional content for in-app purchase.

Transform your smartphone with accessories from ThinkGeek, and have hours of gaming, talking, texting, and baby fun. Visit for even more smartphone accessories and quirky gadgets.

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