I don’t know if the thought of flashing light onto my brain is strangely attractive, just confusing, or downright scary. The Valkee Bright Light Headset proposes just that – it’s a treatment device which beams light through your ears, based on the idea that tickling the brain surface with bright light will banish winter depression.

They’ve made tests, and 9 out of 10 patients suffering from depression went from zero to hero after a few daily doses of just 8-10 minutes of light therapy with the Valkee. Color me impressed.

Available in black and white models, the Valkee Bright Light Headset hails from Finland, land of the winter blues, and can be found online for €185.