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Only in Japan: tiny underwear protects your phone's tiny private parts

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Only in Japan: tiny underwear protects your phone's tiny private parts
Japan is weird and there's little doubt about it, but in case you need further proof, look no further than this new cell phone accessory called SmartPants. Yes, it is exactly what it looks like – underwear for use on smartphones, supposedly meant to protect its home button as if it were its private parts. Boxers, thongs, panties – there's a design for everyone, available for only 200 Japanese yen (about $2.14), courtesy of toy manufacturer Bandai.

Why would anyone want to put undergarments on their smartphone? Well, we don't see any practical purpose in all this either, but from what we understand, doing so is supposed to make one's handset cute. And since being cute is all the rage in Japan, these tiny knickers might actually sell well. In fact, all SmartPants pre-orders are already sold out, so we might be looking at the next big thing as far as silly phone accessories go.

Would you ever put one of these on your phone, be it just for grins and giggles? Let us know down in the comments!

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posted on 04 Mar 2013, 03:34 31

1. tech2 (Posts: 2177; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


women r gonna enjoy pressing the home button even more now :D !

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 03:39

2. dil2abu (Posts: 200; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Funny :)

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 06:05 2

9. Topcat488 (Posts: 1158; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Just stick that Lightning inside without taken off those panties. "Oh phongasm"

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 23:35

20. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


I would LOVE to own a pair of them for my Note ll!
Will the order include a a pair for the human too? (Being serious)

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 03:44 1

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


This is funny as hell. Lol

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 03:52 1

4. _Bone_ (Posts: 2132; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


This is like paradise for iFans who like to touch their buttoms (sic).

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 04:03 1

5. schinnak (Posts: 83; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


if it comes in red you need to keep it away from kryptonite. and if its black, jokers can stay away.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 04:19 1

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1352; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


so now i have to give my phone chocolates and go dating before i press the home button ?

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 14:49 1

16. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Or you can just, you know, get it drunk.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 05:08

7. pwnarena (Posts: 930; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


:D at least not harmfully weird like another asian economic powerhouse i know.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 05:51

8. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


i want one

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 06:18 1

10. nikenturd (unregistered)


And only in Japan where you can find a '' used panties'' vending machine...Im not making this up people...the Japanese are really sick and perverted

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 06:47 3

11. pwnarena (Posts: 930; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


let them be. at least they don't eat fetuses, sue their wives because they did not divulge plastic surgery history, roll over a child as if nothing happened, sell counterfeits like it's a recognized industry, intentionally taint toys with toxic materials, add melamine to milk, etc etc.

also, many think the japs are perverts but their population hardly grows.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 07:22 2

12. lyndon420 (Posts: 1763; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Hey look its spongebob.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 09:43

13. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


=|.thats all.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 12:14 1

14. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 173; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


I would, but only after augmenting my GS3's home button to make it bulge more.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 12:23 1

15. Brutus (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Next we're gonna see a bra on a phone to cover the front camera and the speaker... LOL!

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 15:00

17. ZeroCide (Posts: 695; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


LOL! only in japan.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 18:34

18. SteveDoes (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


whats next-a bra???

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 20:19

19. mydi.maus (unregistered)


wouldnt it be hard to press home botton when panty is on?hahah only in japan:..while the rest of the world phones are nude,...

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 16:50 1

21. GeekMovement (Posts: 1505; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Apple's gonna patent this.

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