For third-party accessory makers, Apple’s iPhone lineup is a gold mine. This is especially true for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which are by far the most slippery and accident-prone iPhones to date. There are tons of options out there, and we try to cover some of the best of the bunch from time to time, simply because a protective case is such a necessity for Apple’s latest iPhones. In the recent past, for example, we’ve shown you some beautiful iPhone cases you’ve never heard of as well as 3 awesome iPhone 6 cases that are perfect for people who hate iPhone cases.

Now, we’re back with a creative new option to protect your iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, and it might just render one of my favorite iPhone accessories obsolete.

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I don’t buy many accessories for my iPhone 6 or my Android smartphones, but there are a few that I can’t live without at this point. Among them is the Kenu Airframe+, which is a shockingly simple replacement for a conventional car mount. Instead of installing some big ugly bracket or using a bizarre contraption that sticks out of a cigarette lighter port, the Airframe+ is a small, unobtrusive clamp that can attach to the air conditioning vent in just about any car.

But now, there’s a new iPhone case that uses a creative solution to accomplish the same thing.

The Zuna Drive is a clever case that includes a flexible AC vent insert on the back. When you get in your car, simply pop out the tab, stick it in the AC vent and you’re done.

Here’s a video that explains how it works:

The biggest barrier for me is the case’s design, but many people will like the look of the Zuna Drive. The bad news, however, is that it’s currently in pre-order phase.

The iPhone 5/5s version of the Zuna Drive case will begin shipping this month and the iPhone 6/6 Plus models ship in April. All three versions are available in four different colors, and they each cost $39.99 (use the coupon code TESTDRIVE for 20% off).

Zuna Drive iPhone case – $39.99

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.