We’ve seen a number of different iPhone cases, all of which are similar – they’re usually made of plastic and/or metal. For those looking for more extravagant protection, a Japanese scientist invented an edible iPhone 5 case. Called the Survival Senbei iPhone 5 Case, it’s made entirely from Japanese brown rice and salt, baked into a “crispy golden-brown senbei rice cracker that fits snugly around your iPhone 5.” Each case is handmade and could be yours — if you live in Japan, that is — for 3,818 yen (about $48), plus shipping.
Of course, you shouldn’t expect the high level of protection from a case you can actually digest. In fact, the Survival Senbei case can easily break in any number of mundane situations, like when you’re trying to adjust the volume, connect your iPhone to a computer, or when putting it into pocket.
On the other hand, we haven’t heard of any other phone case that will give you enough nutrients to survive in the wild. Pretty weird, don’t you think so?