What The…?!? This Weird Japanese iPhone Case Looks Like A Child’s Severed Hand! [Gallery]

What The…?!? This Weird Japanese iPhone Case Looks Like A Child’s Severed Hand! [Gallery]

We’ve seen a lot of iPhone accessories here at Cult of Mac, but it’s rare that one leaves us absolutely speechless. Yet when I consider the Hand iPhone Case by Rakuten, my eyes bulge a little, my mouth goes dry, my tongue seems to swell and all I can do is mouth the consonants “W….T…..F……” to myself.

As you can see, the Hand iPhone Case is a disembodied hand… lopped off with an axe, cloned from latex and grafted onto the back of your iPhone, like a human ear growing on the back of a mouse. And hey, if that’s not utterly weird and creepy enough for you? You can pick up a version that pastes a child’s severed hand on the back of your iPhone instead of an adult’s, no additional charge!

What The…?!? This Weird Japanese iPhone Case Looks Like A Child’s Severed Hand! [Gallery]

Meanwhile, this guy seems as if he’s using that fake lady hand for more than just holding his iPhone, if you catch our drift.

What The…?!? This Weird Japanese iPhone Case Looks Like A Child’s Severed Hand! [Gallery]

Here’s a couple more images, showing the product in more detail and some suggested usage scenarios:

What The…?!? This Weird Japanese iPhone Case Looks Like A Child’s Severed Hand! [Gallery]

What The…?!? This Weird Japanese iPhone Case Looks Like A Child’s Severed Hand! [Gallery]

If you want one, the Hand iPhone Case will cost you around $69 dollars, which probably seems expensive when you could just go down to the local playground and chop off some small child’s hand yourself for free, but think of all the savings in legal fees.

“Thanks” to CoM reader David for spotting this one!

  • BrianVoll

    It’s…. Different.

  • gdkid2010

    O_o

  • thomin

    …well, Asia is different you know…

  • AlanRandell

    I just paid $ 23.86 for an iPhone and my girlfriend loves her Dell laptop that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 42 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 665 which only cost me $ 62,81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, GrabPenny.com

  • avid23

    Different ? lol Damn Chinks 

  • DrM47145

    …this is the same culture that eat whales and slaughter dolphins.

    Remarkable ancient culture, but occidentalization really messed them up… just a little bit.

  • prof_peabody

    Got. to. have. :)))  

  • prof_peabody

    because disgusting racist remarks show how much better you are than them?  

  • MarvihHarper

    I just paid $22.87 for an iPad 2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://to.ly/aRSH

  • Anipz Raymond

    this change everything, again.

  • swengoodwood

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  • Jevin So

    Japanese, not Chinese.

    Please hate properly.

  • Chris Walsh

    We eat cows and slaughter chickens… 

  • Chris Walsh

    America is doomed from the inside! Don’t blame the Chinese!

    Just because a culture doesn’t fit your idea of what’s right doesn’t make it disgusting. 

    I’m sorry Mr Brownlee that you have such bigoted people reading what was supposed to be a funny article.

  • DrM47145

    Try to raise whales and dolphins in farms. 

    If they’d be able to do that, it could be worth having a discussion. 

    This is not a philosophical issue about killing an animal to provide us with food, it’s about caring sh*t about extinguishing fascinating species because of an ancient cultural habit. Spartans used to throw their weak babies from a mountain, but their culture has evolved from that.

    Anyway, the point is: the Japanese can be weird.

  • Chris Walsh

    Yeah you’re right… I thought about saying ‘if it was as easy to raise whales as it was chickens we’d all be eating them too’…

    And they are very weird! I’ve been there…

  • DrM47145

    You have issues, Mr. Swen Goodwood.

  • avid23

    ]]Did you noticed the lol at the end ?

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  • Melissa Hamari

    As if “The Cult Of Mac” wasn’t creepy enough.  This is super-creepy. Only the super creepy would want a child’s amputated hand on the back of their iPhone.

  • Melissa Hamari

    Any race can be racist, avid23, you idiot.

  • Melissa Hamari

    Any race can be racist, avid23, you idiot.

  • lsl833
  • nthnm

    Eating a cow is really no different than eating a whale or a dog or a horse. It’s “normal” in North America. Different things are “normal” in other countries/cultures.

  • nthnm

    LOL! You can’t be racist? Are you kidding? Well you’ve certainly proved you can be an idiot.

  • avid23

    Bravo !!!

  • mai duc chung

    The usual idea is that you would use NFC to set up the link between the two devices and then do an automatic hand over to a different protocol for doing the actual transfer of data – eg Bluetooth,iphone 5

  • Gurlfrenn

    Sorry, but the name of the store is Strapya, not Rakuten. Saying an item is “by Rakuten” is like saying something is “by eBay.” Otherwise, thought the article was funny. :)

  • biffibiffley

    Like the dodo and the carrier pigeon?

    Get off your high horse my friend… it’s not just the Japanese doing it.

  • DrM47145

    That doesn’t make it any less shameless and disgusting.

  • DrM47145

    It’s is a matter of doing it responsibly. Raise them, farm them, and then eat them. 

    Whales and dolphins are not theirs. This affects us all. Decimating species has no turn back. And at their rate, there will be none in just a handful of years. Nobody cares because it will be a problem for future generations, and it is hard and difficult to enforce. That does not seem to be very responsible to me.

  • prof_peabody

    Nah, it’s quite different.  A cow is a dumb animal, whales are as smart as people and dolphins have even bigger brains that we do.  All the higher animals have feelings though, so in that sense it’s the same.  

  • Lol

    Reinventing the iPhone case. Now pedophiles will enjoy iPhone cases too.

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