Portable Bento Box Fax
|Romaji name:||Bentō-gata Keitai Fakkusu|
|Created by:||Professor Agasa|
|Used by:||Conan Edogawa|
|First appearance:||Manga: Volume 7 - File 9 |
Anime: Episode 10
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Agasa disguised a portable fax machine as a bento lunchbox. So far, this item has only been used in the episode it was introduced. Pressing the umeboshi in the rice causes the fax to open. The rest of the food is real. It is capable of calling.
Possibly a discontinued gadget
With email being more popular and smartphones, there is a possibility that we may no longer see gadget in the Detective Conan franchise. In Japan emailing is used instead of SMS and two year line rental contracts being more popular, this gadget in the real world seems unnecessary. If you consider the Detective Conan franchises adhesiveness to the changes in the technology world and the ways it is incorporated in the story, then there is a minute possibility of ever seeing this gadget in the storyline ever again.
Quotes about the gadget
|“||How is this a new gadget? You just put a fax machine in a bento.||„|
— Conan to Professor Agasa
Although the fax machine is only used in one case it has been frequently featured among other gadgets created by Professor Agasa during the movie prologues.