Tesla is now using leftover leather to make iPhone cases

Even if a Tesla is a bit outside your price range this Christmas, you can still own a piece of the car and protect your iPhone at the same time. In a very literal interpretation of “waste not, want not,” Tesla is repurposing the leftover leather from its cars interiors to make high-end leather iPhone cases. The latest addition to the Tesla Design Collection, the case will fit your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, and will of course feature that unmistakable Tesla logo, so everyone knows that it’s not just any leather case you’re sporting.

For $45, you’ll be the proud owner of a Tesla-designed and Tesla-made iPhone 6 or 6 Plus case. Better still, for just $5 more, you can add two credit-card slots to the back of the case (or three if you have a 6 Plus). And Tesla will stitch those cardholders in, so you won’t have to worry about losing anything (unless you lose your phone entirely, of course).

If you’re worried about RFID skimming, Tesla can assuage your fears on that front too — the company says that the leather case is actually RFID-blocking, so no worries about hackers remotely accessing your credit card info through the backs of these cases.

If you’re looking for more Tesla-related gifts that don’t break the bank to quite the same extent as buying, say, an actual car, the company’s Design Collection includes a number of different items for everyone on your list. From totes to key sleeves to wallets, you can satisfy your penchant for all things Tesla. And of course, while you’re at it, you might as well get a pair of those Tesla leather gloves that work with touch screens (because when you’re wearing Tesla, you never wanna take it off, right?).

So start prepping your closet for the day you can bring the whole enchilada home. Until then, have an iPhone case to tide you over.

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