The next iPhone model may be just around the corner, but case manufacturers continue to come up with new and…unique designs for their products. While we wait for Apple's October 4 announcements, then, let's take a look at what's new in the wonderful world of iPhone protection.

Case-Scenario: The Space Invaders (€30) is exactly what it sounds like: a case that covers your iPhone 4 head to toe with the titular enemies of the iconic arcade game, giving you a taste of nostalgia every time you pick up your iPhone. It comes in several styles, including black, white, Damier, and Mirror.

Mini-mal: The ($16 to $22) incorporates a pop-out kickstand that props up your phone up on any flat surface. The stand supports multiple angles, making it perfect for those situations in which you need to find just the perfect orientation to keep your phone out of the sun's glare. The iPik comes in black, white, or clear, and is available for both the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS.

Scosche: The SticKick ($10) is a convenient add-on kickstand for the iPhone 4 that sticks securely to the back of the phone, complementing—rather than replacing—your existing case or bumper. The built-in kickstand makes it easy to prop up your handset for watching videos.

USBFever: The terminally cute Soft Bread Hamburger ($13) looks like a sandwich, feels like a sandwich, and, apparently, smells like a sandwich. It's made of an ultra-light, soft material and features all the appropriate openings for ports, buttons, cameras, bacon, and pickles.