Wang’s “King of Cigarettes” Cellphone

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There is a certain kind of scotch that owners of Wang’s King of Cigarettes XYW3838 should drink. Orange. Acrid. $10 a bottle. Details are available to the provincial westerner only through machine trans, but it seems to perfectly encapsulate the good taste behind this exemplar of Chinese industrial design.

Just look at it. … Because of its shape, like a real cigarette case, the thickness of the fuselage reaches 24mm. … that secret hiding place, so that users can place a few cigarettes, just like a real cigarette case. The use of inconvenience.

In addition to its obvious dual function of containing tobacco and making calls, the King of Cigarettes has a camera, a microSD expansion card slot and English language support. It is $1,380, but I’m not sure in whose dollars.

Source (trans) [28phone via DVICE(down)]

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10 Responses to Wang’s “King of Cigarettes” Cellphone

  1. Catmother says:

    Pssh. My cell phone (from South Korea) comes with a lighter, rubber tubing and a clean syringe.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Does it have a built-in lighter? If not, it certainly should!

  3. Catmother says:

    This was lazy and schlocky in retrospect.

  4. Not a Doktor says:

    A different looking cig-box phone was posted a while ago

    http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/03/25/chinese-cigarette-ph.html

  5. MouthyAmerican says:

    Wahahahaa! I saw what must have been a knock-off of one a these in a back-alley used phone shop in Galway (where one could sell a phone they had “found,” no questions asked) for something to the tune of 100 euro.

    This oddly reminds me of that urban legend about mobiles giving you cancer…?

  6. Isaac Cates says:

    I am all for the use of convenience, at least in principle. But yuck.

  7. BuildUupBuzzKill says:

    one of the coolest things i have ever seen, EVER SEEN!

  8. Rob Beschizza says:

    Joel’s one is much classier than mine.

  9. Not a Doktor says:

    I like the red&gold and the more nokia looking center direction pad.

    For a while I’ve wanted to import a novelty phone (for about $150 USd), use it as an ice breaker at nights, then switch to my nokia 5300 during the day (unless it’s better). This looks good but obviously no real import option since it’s a review site and it’s only triband (and probably not english judging by the buttons). I guess my hunt for cig phone will continue.

  10. Anonymous says:

    That’s a Hong Kong website so likely the price is in HK$.

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