The 14 Silliest Smartphone Accessories: How to Humiliate a BlackBerry, Embarrass an iPhone

You'll find no shortage of lists of the best BlackBerry, iPhone and other smartphone accessories. Here's a list of the rest. We've rounded up the most ridiculous accessories, and they sure are fun to gawk at.

With the growing popularity of Apple's iPhone, Research In Motion (RIM)'s BlackBerry and other smartphones, it's no surprise that third-party vendors are jumping on the accessory train like geeks on Star Wars marathons.

The potential promise of the vast smartphone-user-market incents many an accessory maker to develop valuable, chic products. But what happens when those vendors miss the mark? The following fourteen smartphone- and smartphone-inspired accessories are real-life examples of how good intentions can go horribly—and hilariously—wrong.

Strange as they may be, some of our selections actually serve specific purposes. Still, one question remains: Where do they come up with these bizarre ideas?

Smartphone Lucky Charms

Customizing and personalizing a smartphone is one thing, dressing it up like a Christmas tree's a different beast entirely. Mobi Products' smartphone charms don't really serve any purpose beyond signifying that a mobile device belongs to a 13-year-girl—or an irreparably confused adult—but sequin-studded sweat suit types could value them as matching accessories. Thankfully, the majority of high-end smartphones don't have lanyard hooks, so charms can't be easily attached.
Image credit: Mobi Products