Today is the fourth day of a 12-day feature where we’ll show you the strangest Apple-flavored gifts we can find. Check out the previous days here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3

Day 3: An iPhone fan

You know those cheap little fans with the foam blades that you can buy in the gift shop of the zoo? They work OK, but when you’re slogging through the elephant exhibit with the midsummer sun baking your neck, it’s hard to really feel like your investment was worth it. This iPhone accessory is a bit like that, only it’s much more compact and it runs off of your iPhone’s battery.

Is it practical? Not really, no. It’s not something you’d leave plugged in when you’re not using it, and unless you want to get strange stares from people at the park, it’s not something you’d probably use in public anyway. Still, it’s less than US$10, and although there’s no iPhone 5 version, the weird little gadget will still move a bit of breeze for anyone with an iPhone 4s or earlier.

If you have a loved one who is perpetually too-warm-to-stop-talking-about-how-warm-they-are, it could be a nice stocking stuffer. Or maybe you could attack them with it. Don’t worry, those foam blades couldn’t hurt a fly anyway.

The 12 Days of iMas, Day 4: You’ll be a fan of this accessory originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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