It's exactly what you think it is, and just as disturbing as you might imagine. A Japanese artist created a cellphone charger that looks exactly like a human umbilical cord. Artist Mio I-zawa created this creepy charger to represent the human dependence on technology, and it's sending shivers down my spine.
The umbilical cord is meant to show that we are reliant on our electronics like a fetus is to its mother. This flesh-like phone charger, dubbed the Grow Cable, recently sold for $6,000, and there are very few available on the market currently. Not only does this charger look like a real-life umbilical cord, it moves like one too. That's right, this iPhone charger wriggles and throbs while it's juicing up your gadget.
I-zawa has focused the majority of her pieces on the physical and mental connection that people have to the electronic gear. She graduated from Tama Art University in Japan and has created artwork that is meant to stimulate our minds and force us to reflect on how much we rely on our gadgets and gizmos.
One of her other popular projects was the "Heart on a Leash," which is a lifelike heart attached to a cord that resembles an artery. The "Heart on a Leash" has an attachment to the artery cord that straps around your finger and reads your pulse. The big heart object on the ground then "walks" in time with your beating heart. This odd product is currently on sale for $8,000.
I like the idea behind her gadgets, but the final products are downright terrifying! What do you think of this creepy charger? Would you ever use it or are you confused why anyone would ever make it in the first place? Let me know how this disturbing charger makes you feel by commenting below.