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Elfoid: A Human-Shaped Phone That Tickles You When it Rings


A smaller version of the Telenoid R1, the Elfoid is a mobile phone in the shape of a human. Developed by Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, the Elfoid supposedly has an outer coating that feels like human skin, and it tickles you when you get a call. If that weren’t creepy enough, a blue and red light are embedded within the chest cavity of the phone, changing to blue when the phone is in use, and red when the phone is in standby. The design of the Elfoid is supposed to be ambiguous, leaving users unable to discern between a young, old, male or female humanoid, and the creepy thing moves around and gestures as someone talks to you through the phone.

( via Engadget)

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