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Edible Phone Cases Are A Thing Now

Don't ask me why.

By Khalid Salaam December 06, 2012, 02:52 PM EST


In this digitized world we live in, having a smartphone is no longer considered a luxury item. It's mandatory, like having a toothbrush. Its valued status means it has to be looked after and protected, so we all have to get phone cases.  There are all kinds of cases, essentially, whatever you need they have. But this one out of Japan, just blows the mind. It's edible. Like, actually for eating. I have no idea under what circumstances does eating your phone case come into play, but if it does, have at it.


From Complex:

Apparently your iPhone has a new way to quiet your stomach rumblings. The Survival Senbai Rice Cracker iPhone Case not only protects your device but, according to the Japan Trend Shop where it's currently sold out, can be consumed if hunger overcomes you. The product is described as:

Handmade from brown rice and salt by “Mariko”, this is one of the funniest and most original phone cases we’ve seen in a while. The Senbei Rice Cracker iPhone 5 Cover is literally part food, part phone case ... and great in an emergency when you are desperate for a snack!

If you want a case that will provide 100% protection, don’t get this one. It’s literally made of rice so probably will break if dropped. However, then you can always eat it! A tongue-in-cheek design that shows the Japanese obsession with both tech and cuisine.


Khalid Salaam was formerly deputy editor of The Shadow League. 

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