Feeds

Thongs of praise: Slip on Japan's skimpy mobe knickers

Smalls for your smartphone, anyone?

Security for virtualized datacentres

Pics The Japanese adult male is widely considered to be utterly obsessed with young women’s small clothing. While we’d rather not pander to this particular stereotype, we have to admit the Land of the Rising Sun doesn’t do itself any favours.

Well, not with products like these coming out of it.

Exhibit A is a set of “panties for your phone” - small... er... smalls formed to slip over the bottom of your favourite handset and keep its lower ports covered in public.

Japanese phone pants

Protect your slot ... ahem

The phone pants’ rubbery material makes it easy to slip aside the gusset for a Lightning insertion - in the case of iPhone 5 owners - or to let out one of those micro USB jobs favoured by Android owners.

“The smartphone panties will work with any standard phone such as an iPhone or similar sized Android phone, up to Samsung Galaxy Note in size - the largest smartphones might have trouble though,” warned one popular retail website, the perhaps appropriately named J Box.

Clearly, the binary boxers won’t stretch to a fondleslab’s girth.

Available as a set of drawers, the unusual undies comes in seven styles covering both genders.

Japanese phone pants

We are not making this up ... seven skimpy styles

Mad as these bonkers briefs are are, can you honestly say they any more ridiculous than the rabbit-ear phone cases favoured by some of the less sophisticated ladies in our own fair land?

J Box wants $38.50 (£24.80) per pack, and says they’ll be in stock next month. ®

Thanks to reader Ant for the tip. He spotted it on, of all places, the Google+ page of Windows text editor Notepad++. The cheek of it.

Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share
Not four. Point four. Count yer booty again, Microsoft
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
In a spin: Samsung accuses LG exec of washing machine SABOTAGE
Rival electronic giant tries to iron out allegations
Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed
Remastered so hard it would be difficult or impossible to master it again
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.