MoPods are the latest cell phone craze in Japan. You can choose from six characters (puppy, monster, penguin, kitten, monkey or devil). These little cuties hang from your phone in a see-through dome - when you get a call or a text message your little buddy will flash and spin and cause a commotion, letting you know that you've been summoned.
Implications - The number of decorative pieces for cellular phones has transformed devices into a portable fashion statement. The art and design industry is looking to combine with the tech world by showing consumers that gadgets can be stylish and functional at the same time. It's the perfect way for brands to expand their empires given the high demand for personalized phones.