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Oh my God look at this piggy bank that takes credit cards it’s so cute I can’t stop laughing

As a cash-free society inches ever closer and 9-year-olds field offers for $25,000 credit lines, it was perhaps inevitable that some entrepreneurial soul would dream up the high-tech piggy bank you see here. Does it take cash or check? Neither! Plastic only, please!
But that isn’t even the most intriguing thing about it. A prototype thrown together in just a few days by Wang Chao, Maggie Kuo, and Jordi Parra,  at the Umeå Institute of Design, in Sweden, the piggy bank is designed  to behave like a greedy pet. An iPhone behind the grille is programmed  to flash a digital character, who, little Gordon Gekko that he is, needs  money to stay happy.
Feed him with your credit card, and he’s all smiles. Forget, and he gets hungry, and starts pestering you, and starts crying.
“We thought it could be a funny way to make you save money or even to  teach kids how to do it while taking care of an electronic pet,” Parra  tells Co. “A bit annoying, of course, but with the reward of having  saved some money taking care of it.”

Click through and look at all the photos, LOOK AT THEM LOOK AT THEM LOOK AT THEM YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO STOP SQUEALING

Oh my God look at this piggy bank that takes credit cards it’s so cute I can’t stop laughing

As a cash-free society inches ever closer and 9-year-olds field offers for $25,000 credit lines, it was perhaps inevitable that some entrepreneurial soul would dream up the high-tech piggy bank you see here. Does it take cash or check? Neither! Plastic only, please!

But that isn’t even the most intriguing thing about it. A prototype thrown together in just a few days by Wang Chao, Maggie Kuo, and Jordi Parra, at the Umeå Institute of Design, in Sweden, the piggy bank is designed to behave like a greedy pet. An iPhone behind the grille is programmed to flash a digital character, who, little Gordon Gekko that he is, needs money to stay happy.

Feed him with your credit card, and he’s all smiles. Forget, and he gets hungry, and starts pestering you, and starts crying.

“We thought it could be a funny way to make you save money or even to teach kids how to do it while taking care of an electronic pet,” Parra tells Co. “A bit annoying, of course, but with the reward of having saved some money taking care of it.”

Click through and look at all the photos, LOOK AT THEM LOOK AT THEM LOOK AT THEM YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO STOP SQUEALING

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    yeah, i’ve used these since i was 2. nobiggs.
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