Monday, July 13, 2009
Maid Keitai Straps
Scattered around Akihabara, there are little capsule dispenser machines that contain ketai straps (little straps that you attach to your cell phone) and pins that are branded products for 4 of the maid cafes there. The featured cafes are Mai:Lish, Mia Cafe, Pinafore and Cos-Cha.
The straps are 200 yen each. I got this particular one from the machine in front of Pinafore #1, and discovered another machine inside the tunnel in Radio Land. The brochure says "Costume Party, Maid Cafe Collection Pins and Strap".
The capsule contains one of 8 straps or pins, plus a little pamphlet which shows all 8 designs and has a map to all 4 shops. Yet another example of the maid cafes' ability to promote their brands.