The BlackBerry smartphone’s long-standing worst enemy is water—not counting the iPhone, of course. The two simply do not mix. Until today, that is.
A craftsperson by the name of “twoeggplants” has listed what he or she is calling “Gray BlackBerry PDA Phone Soap” for sale on Etsy.com. This pseudo-BlackBerry is made for trips to the tub. Literally.
Ever the seeker of bizarre and amusing smartphone-related products, I just couldn’t resist giving ol’ eggplants a plug. The $4.99 bar of vegetable-based, BlackBerry soap is apparently made to order, as there’s only one available. And I think it was a wise idea on the part of the seller to hold off on mass production until demand for such a cleansing-gadgetish-creation can be accurately gauged.
It’s modeled after a BlackBerry 7100g, I believe, and it’s actually a fairly accurate depiction of the device…except for the iPhone-like icons that appear on its display. Not sure if that’s just a cruel joke or what…
Regardless, the BlackBerry soap is custom made to order, and interested parties can choose between scented and unscented varieties—the one pictured apparently smells like “chocolate-covered strawberries” and weighs less than 2.5 ounces.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.