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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: April 4, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    Don’t hate the Playa…oh go on then

    Ciara O'Brien

    If this had arrived in my inbox on Sunday, I might have dismissed it as an April Fool’s joke. But no, the “Playa” case is apparently a real product.

    From the people who brought you the iPhone case that also doubles as a bottle opener, the Playa case has a far more responsible message. It’s a phone case that also doubles as a condom holder.

    Setting aside the fact that the name “playa” makes me do a full-body shudder, I suppose this product could be viewed as a good idea. You could, for example, use it to store your emergency €20 for a quick taxi getaway for those moments that you realise you’re accidentally in the company of someone who uses the word “playa” to describe themselves.

    Meet Chris.

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    Chris (allegedly) had a condom/wallet faux pas. But no more, because now he has – yes, you’ve guessed it – the Playa. It’s changed his life, apparently. Women are just throwing themselves at him.

    And all for the reasonable sum of $30.

    But hold your horses: the Playa case won’t be available until the summer. If you can contain your disappointment  for five minutes, you can sign up to be notified when it goes on sale.

    • JOD says:

      Why does he need a condom to drive his car walk his dog or check his mail?

    • JOD says:

      Doubtless will attract much ‘condom-nation’ but to me it seems just another example of how mobile telephony can be a life-saver.