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Japan’s never-ending quest to fulfil stereotypes about its slightly eccentric approach to technology continued this week after reports emerged of an iPhone 5 case made entirely of edible rice crackers. The “Survival Senbei iPhone 5 case” is produced from toasted brown rice and salt, moulded to the sleek contours of the brand new …

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Oh yes.

Another to file under "WTF Japan?"

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Re: Oh yes.

Personally I think this is a good idea. I admit I probably wont take an iPhone willingly into a survival situation, I can think of better tools. But in an absolute emergency it seems kind of useful.

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Re: Oh yes.

Along with the school girl pop singers?

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Re: Oh yes.

Eat something that had been placed on pub/ work tables, had other peoples' grubby hands all over them and been in and out of fluff-strewn pockets for months? I think I'd rather starve.

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An ideal product neatly attuned to the ...

mentality of the dummies who have the stupidity to buy an iThingy in the first place.

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Python-san?

OK, I now have the mental image of a sumo-style Japanese Mr Creosote being offered "just one wafer-thin iPhone" and eating the case, phone and all?

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Going there shortly. I will ask if there are similar cases for android phones, just for fun

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120% chance?

Eh?

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Re: 120% chance?

I was thinking that. I assume it's one of the 83.76278% of statistics that are made up.

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Not so much the edible case...

...as the thing inside it that I cannot stomach.

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Survival? You'd be better off with an apple.

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"chances of breakage are in the event of a magnitude nine earthquake, or if it remains edible after being soaked with sea water"

--nice

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So is this like edible underwear to those who REALLY love their iPhone?

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Darryl,

You're a bad person, made me snort tea. Go and stand in the corner :)

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Coat

I think this is proof that you are what you eat…

Surely anyone who buys one of these is truly crackers…

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Take a hint...

"Using touch screen: 18% ・Touched by friend: 81%"

Says a lot about what most iPhone users' friends really think about them.

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osenbei are delicious

but meant to be popped straight in. Their oh-so-slightly-caramelised-soy glaze would accumulate all sorts of fluff. The seaweed garnish wrappings would flake off too.

生存 seizun (survival) sounds like sanzen(3K) ( happyaku juu hachi(.818K) ) punnishly

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