Plant a tree, save a phone strap

The latest dangle is a tiny living tree in a capsule.

A Hose Tree from Argentina Strapya-World

Craver Kent German gave us an excellent tour last week through the bizarre and sometimes disturbing universe of phone straps and dangles that is Strapya-World, but it's not done yet: Its latest offering is going green.

The "Babytree Cell Phone Strap" features tiny capsules containing an assortment of equally tiny trees from various parts or the world from which you can choose, Tokyomango says. The trees--from Argentina, South Africa, Mexico, and the United States--are alive and, according to the Web site, will stay that way for six months as long as they're watered once or twice a month.

Think of it as a plant version of the Tamagotchi --which certainly beats that USB " Dream Chick " we saw a few months back. That's just silly.

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