April 4, 2012 at 10:36 AM ET
If you paid attention in sex ed classes, you might remember that you shouldn't store condoms in places where they might be exposed to friction, heat, cold or other conditions which might cause them to deteriorate prior to use. With that information in mind, let's take a look at an iPhone case with a secret compartment designed to hold condoms.
Brilliant idea or an — ahem — accident waiting to happen?
Only time will tell.
The Playa case (as in "player," not the Spanish word for beach) is made by Annex Products — a company which previously brought us the Opena, an iPhone case with a built-in bottle opener. (See the Opena in action in the video at bottom.)
The Playa has a hidden compartment with enough room for two condoms. Thanks to a simple sliding mechanism, it's easy to access your precious prophylactics in a hurry.
Of course, all that convenience also comes at a potential price (other than the $30 you'll shell out for the case, that is). You'll have to be sure not to pinch condoms in the sliding lid, or letting your iPhone overheat, which could potentially damage the condoms. You also have to be wary of the knowing looks you might get if someone notices the Playa logo on your iPhone case.
If that's not enough to deter you, then you can order a Playa case in either black, white or pink this summer. While waiting, you can check out this awkward promotional video:
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