New iPhone case looks like a rice cracker…tastes like a rice cracker

Leave it to the Japanese to release the world’s first edible iPhone case made from a rice cracker.  Ignoring the glaringly obvious fact that rice crackers are not typically known for their durability, the ‘Survival case’ can either be eaten or used as a starter for a roaring fire (after the iPhone is removed, of course) if the need arises.

Available at Gizmine.

New doll laughs when you open the zipper/mouth

Unlike most of my friends who cry from shame when their zipper is down, this cute new plush animal from Japanese toy giant Takara Tomy can’t help itself from laughing.  It even adjusts the level of laughter based on how widely the zipper is open, including a muffled laugh when the zipper is closed.

Click here to see a video of them in action.

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Space Ball floats softly, safely through the air

RC helicopters are cool but I’m too worried about breaking a rotor to spend the money on one.  If you’re like me, then the Space Ball might be just what you’ve been waiting for.  The dual-rotor and gyroscope make sure that it’s always upright and the spherical, resin frame protect the blades from walls and children’s fingers so it’s a safe way to have fun indoors.  It also has a flashing LED to really set the party off and as an unexpected feature, there’s an insert near the base where a pad soaked in your favorite fragrance can be inserted to quickly freshen up all corners of the room.

Here’s a shot with the fragrance pads attached:

And here’s the LED:

Chobi is at it again with their ‘block’ camera

Available in a green, orange and red, the Chobi Cam Block is is reminiscent of your favorite stack-able childhood toy (besides Lincoln Logs).  The goal of this camera was to make something so cute and endearing that you would automatically smile when you see, thereby producing great photos.  The Chobi Cam Block is compatible with SDHC and is capable of capturing both full color or monochrome pictures and video.  Easily connect it to your PC with a USB to mini USB cable and access the contents like an external hard drive.  It’s so simple and easy to use, even your kids can try their hand at taking snapshots without you having to worry about them dropping your own camera.

Buffalo announces web camera with a glass lens to capture images with beautiful clarity

In other camera news, Buffalo has announced the BSW20K10 in your choice of red, white or black with a glass lens.  Able to record video at a resolution of 1280.x 720 at 30 frames per second, it’s also ideal for streaming directly to a site.  Includes an over-the-ear hook style of headphones for clear voice or video chat sessions.

Evangelion humidifier uses steam functionality as part of the design

Reminiscent of the scene where the Nerv building is destroyed by the Third Children using Eva 01, this humidifier actually uses the steam to add a realistic touch to this classic Evangelion scene.  A combination of lights around the base and tip can be used as a simple nightlight.  Slated for a November release, the pricing will be somewhere close to $200.

Add design to your photos with the Art Penlight from Takara Tomy

Lite pen drawings have been around for a while by setting an SLR camera for a long exposure (along with some other advanced settings) and using a flashlight or penlight to draw images.  But Takara Tomy has opened that world up to anyone with an iDevice and their new Art Penlight.  Each of the 3 color options of Cyan (C), Magenta (M), and Yellow (Y) have 8 gradient levels giving you a total of 27 colors to choose from.

COLOCOLO Is The Lint Roller For Your Tablet

The COLOCOLO, which is set for a release date of September 28th in Japan only, has the familiar shape of a lint roller but it’s designed to keep the touchscreen on your tablet dust and fingerprint free.  Color options include Black, White and Pink and just like your lint roller, it comes with a spool of detachable sheets.

Available at Gizmine.