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Ever worried that your smartphone is putting just a little bit too much of itself on show? Well worry no more, thanks to SmartPants, the latest eccentric invention from Japan. Available in several different colours and designs, these iPhone “pants” are the brainchild of Japanese video game maker Bandai and are being marketed …

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Anonymous Coward

A new patent for male birth control is now on the cards.

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Anonymous Coward

Dear Sirs,

We have considered your patent application for an iPhone home button protector, and our reply is: "knickers to that".

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Happy

Why bother with tthe phone

Alternatively the people that buy these "revolutionary ideas " could simply walk around with a pair of underwear on their own heads.

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Re: Why bother with tthe phone

with a pencil up each nostril, saying pa-paaa? wubble.

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Paris Hilton

It's not that crazy you know...

There was a time just a few years back when it was trendy for people (well some people) in this country to put their phones in knitted socks! So we shouldn't laugh!

Paris 'cus were talking undies here and she's the obvious icon

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Re: It's not that crazy you know...

Lol, 2 people in my office still do.......

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(Written by Reg staff)

Re: It's not that crazy you know...

One of the entrepreneurs behind those shocks popped up a few years later as a "oooh look, social media can help you sell stuff" motivational speaker. In a past journalistic life in small business I found this quite amusing.

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Re: It's not that crazy you know...

Oh thats what they were, I kept getting free ones in the post thinking wtf do they think the size of my feet are.

They made good cat toys.

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"Protect your home button"

I read that as "protect your home bottom" in this context

Am I the only one?

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Happy

Well it makes a change...

... from those knickers which have a section in front so you can put your phone into them and set it to vibrate...!

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Re: Well it makes a change...

why not fronts?

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Devil

Just for fun....

...I'd buy a few pairs of those and stick them in the washing machine, just to freak my other half out...

But as for ever putting something like that on a phone? Noways, the entire concept is pants in my opinion

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iPantsu

Maybe it's like an alternative to rainbow flags for the pantsu crowd..

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Great job

How do I apply for the position of finding suitable images to attach to these stories?

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Re: Great job

Join the very long queue....

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Anonymous Coward

Disappointed

There is no crotchless version!

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Optional

Can we use this as evidence that the iPhone is pants?

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Oh my!

If I Iphone hasn't got any pants on does this mean it's naked?

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Fondleslab, indeed

I blame the Register.

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This just goes to show

The Japanese can almost always out-weird everyone else with their fads.

I'm struggling to think which is worse, underwear for your phone or a bra for your car. If you're old enough, and lived in the US you might remember those. Dunno about outside the US, perhaps those of you in more civilized countries were spared this particular abomination!

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Coat

Giggle

Senator Conroy is ordering stock for his next meeting with the local Telcos.....

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Paris Hilton

Oh darn

I thought it was iPhones for knickers.

A vibrate mode? mmmmmmmmmmYEAH!

Paris, for some reason.

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Not so silly. In Victorian times, respectable households in London would put velour trouser-legs on the legs of tables and chairs, to protect their dignity. Legs were, of course, never referred to as 'legs', but as 'understandings'....

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