Feeds

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

Smalls for your smartphone, anyone?

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

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.

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Tim Cook: The classic iPod HAD to DIE, and this is WHY
Apple, er, couldn’t get the parts for HDD models
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Sporty in all but name: Peugeot 308 e-THP 110
Car of the Year? Arguably. Engine of the Year? Indubitably
Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring
Back to driving's basics with a joyously legal high
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
How to simplify SSL certificate management
Simple steps to take control of SSL certificates across the enterprise, and recommendations centralizing certificate management throughout their lifecycle.