This Guy Wants $22,000 To Make An iPhone Handle

Your phone is missing a very important accessory. No, it's not an external battery pack or a camera lens. It's a handle.

At least, that's the idea behind Yonatan Assouline's new invention: the Fonhandle.

The Fonhandle is literally a handle for your phone. And this guy wants you to pay for it. You're probably asking yourself, 'Why?' Well in fact, there are a lot of things you can do with a Fonhandle ... some more exciting than others.

First of all, it looks like a spatula. You can probably use it as a spatula if all else fails. Here it is, in all its glory:

The Fonhandle comes in white, black, clear, pink, green and wood. (Is wood a color?)


One thing you can do with Fonhandle is talk on the phone. If you have super short arms or for some reason find holding your phone up to your ear to be intolerable, use Fonhandle. A side effect of using this thing to speak is the loss of friends and increased side-eye from strangers.


The following is, by far, the most confusing use of Fonhandle: using it to take selfies. The invention allows you to hold the phone farther away than you could with your arm, though you'll need an app to make the iPhone take a self-timer photo. (Another option is to just hold the phone up with your actual arm, like a regular person.)


You could also use it at the beach, in case you'd rather watch Netflix than look at the ocean:


At the time of writing, the Fonhandle has raised almost $2,000 of its $22,000 Kickstarter goal, with 44 days to go. The end date of the Kickstarter campaign is Aug. 30.

It's a lot of money for an essentially unnecessary gadget. Still, let us never forget The Potato Salad Kickstarter of 2014. What started out as a joke request for money to make potato salad became a $50,000 Internet sensation. You never know where crowdfunding might take you.