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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21 Comments

1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

2. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Funny :)

9. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

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

20. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 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)

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

This is funny as hell. Lol

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

5. schinnak

Posts: 116; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

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

16. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

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

7. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

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

8. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

i want one

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

11. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

22. wildkimo

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

freakin Chinese ethics

13. spideyhead256

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

=|.thats all.

14. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

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

15. Brutus

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

17. ZeroCide

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

LOL! only in japan.

18. SteveDoes

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

whats next-a bra???

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,...

21. GeekMovement unregistered

Apple's gonna patent this.

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