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I know I hardly carry cash anymore, so it’s not surprising to see the Zenona Piggy Bank crop to deal with personal savings at home. The basic idea is quite simple, the animated device entices its owner to deposit small sums on regular occasions in order to gradually grow your fortune.
The object itself is essentially a glorified iPhone dock that emits facial expressions. It’s a wooden box with an intricate lattice cover through which it projects the sad eyes of the money-saving app. Encouraging pet-like treatment, the Zenona Piggy Bank gets upset and throws droopy eyes in your direction until you feed it with your debit card. A small slot mouth is fit for your Visa, Mastercard and most other plastic currencies, giving the expression “money hungry” new meaning.