iPhone Blew Your Budget? 'Recession Case' Is for You

Cardboard protection can be yours for just $1
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2009 10:10 AM CDT
As an extra touch, Case-Mate is offering free "Sharpie Script" personalization on the recession case.   (Case-Mate)
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(Newser) – Hard times no longer mean iPhone users who blew all their cash buying one can't afford a protective case for their new favorite toy, Mashable reports. Case-Mate has introduced the iPhone 3G Recession case, priced at just $1. The sturdy cardboard case, which assembles with locking tabs, will cushion your phone against falls and defend against scratches, but makers don't recommend getting it anywhere near fire or water.

Case makers also offer “Sharpie Script” customization—so you can have a text of your choosing inscribed on the back—and a "Bailout Bundle": 10 cases for $8.