If you haven’t heard, Japanese telecomm operator KDDI has teamed up with eccentric artist Yayoi Kusama to launch iida, a new line of artsy phones. Kusama has taken her iconic polka dots, once used to cover everything from naked bodies at a MoMA show to trees at the Singapore biennial, and created this phone, as Andrew Potter from Reuters eloquently describes it, “camouflaged in coolness.”
However, the 1 million yen (10,000 USD) price tag is a bit redonkulous and I would therefore like to point your attention to something a bit more modest while, personally, ever more exciting. Remember the vine cell charger I wrote about a while back? Well KDDI has decided to rename it ac adapter midori and include it as part of the accessory kit, therefore becoming commercially available! Don’t worry, you won’t have to shell out a million yen just so you can get your hands on that charger.