Is It Apple’s New Mac Pro or a Japanese Trash Can?

This is too fun: Amazon Japan sells a trash can (Google translation) that looks a lot like Apple's brand spankin' new Mac Pro. Some may find that fitting since there was a barrage of "it looks like a trash can" comments when Apple announced the device on Monday.

As the story goes, this trash can, shown below, is a popular one on Amazon Japan. It sells for ¥3,465 (US$36.47), and according to The L.A. Times, the Amazon Japan PR team was quick to tweet (in Japanese that we've roughly translated) as a joke advising people that the trash can shouldn't be mistaken for the Mac Pro.

That tweet was then retweeted more than 13,500 times and it was favorited 3,026 times. Apparently that joke kills in Japan.

A Trash Can and Apple's Mac Pro

Which is Which? (hint - Apple's Mac Pro is on the right)

OK, it's a pretty surface comparison, but it's still kind of fun. Apple's Mac Pro is smaller (9.9 inches tall and 6.6-inches across) than the trash can (11.8-inches tall by 7.9-inches across), and the lip is much different, but at the same time they do look alike.

And who knows? Perhaps this trash an was an inspiration. It's reportedly quite popular in Japan, and it's possible that someone on Apple's design team though it was a very elegant looking shape. You know why? Because it is. (John Martellaro recently explored some other things the Mac Pro looks like.)

In any event, we need to get going so we can order one of these things. It's pretty cool.

Oh, and one more thing—unlike Apple's Mac Pro, the trash can is available in green, too.

It Comes in Green

It Comes in Colors Everywhere