If you use a piggy bank as an interest-free savings account, you're probably happy to wait and be surprised at how much money you amass. But if you instead use a piggy bank as just a place to store pocket change, this simple weigh-scale bank will let you know when you've got enough money to buy a coffee or bagel.
Most of us have a spot for our spare change, whether it's a glass or a jar or the space in between your couch cushions. These rubber banks, designed by the Hong Kong collective Praxis, are just as practical and a lot more refined.
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Unlike the Space Invaders arcade cabinets of our youth, this tabletop version actually helps you save money. It even features an LCD screen that lights up when a 100 yen coin is entered.
What better place to save your yen than this adorable bank in the shape of Japan's iconic Yamanote subway train? Each deposit triggers the bank to play a melody from a randomly chosen Yamanote station.
Things'd have to be pretty desperate in your love life if you needed one of these Ikemenbank, or "handsome men banks" from Bandai. For each 500 yen coin you drop in the heart-shaped gadget, you're rewarded with the next step of a virtual love affair with a Tamagotchi-like digital chap inside. He speaks to you with…
It's the Chinese year of the pig, so maybe that's why we're seeing so many piggy banks and pig-themed stuff lately, but the DigiBank from Keian takes piggy banking a step into the geek zone. It's smart enough to recognize which coins are dropped into it, dutifully counting them and showing you a running total on its…
As a part of our continuing series on useful objects patterned after keyboard keys, our next candidate is this little play on words, a coin bank that looks like a Save button. Ironically, at $9.75 it just about costs more than the amount of coins it can hold.