Hand iPhone 4 case replicates the feel of human hand, is creepy

Hand iPhone 4 case replicates the feel of human hand, is creepy

Summary: Be a creep in style with this iPhone 4 case modeled after actual human hands.

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Looking at the Hand iPhone case, you can sort of understand its appeal. With the cold metal, plastic and glass casing of your cell phone getting colder and colder by the day, it would be nice sometimes to replace its inanimate indifference with something more wholesome, more human.

Hence a hand. Similar to the Elfoid fetus-phone-monstrosity that made its online apperance a few months ago, the Hand iPhone case seems to want to make the process of talking on the phone more like the process of talking in person. Which is nice.

But that doesn't make it any less unsettling. In fact, considering that the Hand iPhone case takes the form of a severed hand, I'd argue that it's inherently creepy. Potential buyers have a choice of two versions - a child's hand and a woman's, which should probably give you a good indication as to who the thing is intended for. As for other uses, the case is advertised as also being pretty handy for practicing marriage proposals. Because that's a thing people do.

Oh, and in the event that it wasn't clear, this is a case for the iPhone 4. That costs $60.

[Rakuten, via CultofMac]

Topics: iPhone, Hardware, Mobility, Smartphones, Telcos

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  • RE: Hand iPhone 4 case replicates the feel of human hand, is creepy

    Ummm yea... So this is where we are at with cell phone cases nowadays. Good to know!
    Bates_
    • as long as they don't suddenly start storing their cell phones

      @Bates_
      in their pants. ;)
      William Farrell
      • There's a new app for that!

        @William Farrell

        It's apparently intended for Congresscritters (both sexes) who want to keep their phones close to their brains.
        Heimdall222
      • RE: Hand iPhone 4 case replicates the feel of human hand, is creepy

        @William Farrell
        LMFAO :D
        MrElectrifyer
  • RE: Hand iPhone 4 case replicates the feel of human hand, is creepy

    I can see it, once the fingernails have been painted black or some shade of dark red, as outrageously popular with the gothic pricesses of suburbia.
    opcom
  • RE: Hand iPhone 4 case replicates the feel of human hand, is creepy

    Stupid!
    lkuhnle@...
  • RE: Hand iPhone 4 case replicates the feel of human hand, is creepy

    What makes this even creepier to me is that, last night, a friend forwarded to me a blog that made a case for "the mark of the beast" being cell phones...
    Muzhik1
    • RE: Hand iPhone 4 case replicates the feel of human hand, is creepy

      @Muzhik1 I recently have begun to view cell phones as the ultimate tracking/info gathering tool for corrupt individuals, governments, corporations, etc. Although I didn't equate with the mark of the beast, I sensed that it was in the same vein. An all encompassing means to know the masses and the prevailing zeitgeist that populations/cultures embrace, giving control over them by promising an elevated sense of control if only they followed/used their way/method/allegiance.
      jordanpdx
  • RE: Hand iPhone 4 case replicates the feel of human hand, is creepy

    So I'll be shaking someone's hand as I'm on the phone? Alright :|
    MrElectrifyer
  • RE: Hand iPhone 4 case replicates the feel of human hand, is creepy

    Wow, I wonder how many people with this case keep their phone on vibrate....
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