Food and smartphone unite! A Japanese case manufacturer has created this pair of awesome culinary iPhone 4 cases.

We imagine the idea of a giant slab of plastic eel pinned to the back of your handset is not going to be particularly ergonomically friendly. But then what other iPhone cases get the taste buds flowing as much as these.

The Japanese are well known for their obsession with plastic food. Kappabashi-dori in Tokyo is almost entirely dedicated to the sale of fake grub for shop windows. Everything from plastic rice and noodles to giant fake fish heads can be picked up.

The cases come in two different forms; the first is an Unagi-don or eel on rice, the second is a cold ramen option. For the food obsessed it is worth heading over to Strapya world, which specialises in the bizarre iPhone cases regularly turned out from Japan.

Like the cases? Or have you seen better?

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.