We recently asserted that Japanese people love trains. For further proof of this claim, we’d like to share a unique item that went on sale in Japan earlier this month that allows users to “enjoy the experience of a train ride with your smartphone” by streaming a YouTube video of the scenery from the window of a moving train from on your phone and inserting into the window of the small plastic train passenger cabin.
This ‘application’ is called “Fully Enjoy the Train Window”* and is part of the new “applism” line of smartphone-integrated toys created by Japanese toy production company WiZ.
There are currently 3 cars available for purchase, all based off real trains: “Uchibō Line 113-kei Suka Iro,” “Tōkaidō Line 185-kei Revival Iro,” and the “Ōigawa Railway Oha 36-kei Budou Iro.” Each set comes with a different “female traveler figurine” to accompany on your miniature journey.
WiZ has even created a channel on YouTube offering train scenery videos for people who don’t have any footage themselves.
“Fully Enjoy” is only compatible with smartphones fitting the dimensions 130 x 66 x 25 or smaller, including the iPhone4S/4/3GS, Galaxy S/S2, REGZAPhone, Xperia and MEDIAS.
Available for purchase on Amazon.co.jp here.
*This product name was arbitrarily translated by RocketNews24 and is not officially endorsed by the manufacturer, though we do think it sounds funny as hell.
▼One of WiZ Co’s Official Train Scenery Videos▼