Posts Tagged ‘japanese’
 
 
 
Apple
 
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spoon-mouse
spoon-mouse

The Like A Spoon Mouse–Overpriced Japanese Hardware

I love the Japanese.  Everything weird comes from Japan, I swear.  Everything from USB gloves to dustmop attachments for babies...and now, the Like A Spoon Mouse. I know, computer mice are a dime a dozen.  But this one may well...
 
Toys
 
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Yoda_USB
Yoda_USB

Change The Color Of Yoda’s Cheeks With This USB Enabled Toy

Designed for the Japanese version of Windows, this USB Yoda toy uses software to change the color of his lightsaber as well as his cheeks.  The ones on his face to be exact.  Priced at $66 plus shipping and handling, you'd be t...

 
Robots
 
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flu_bot
flu_bot

Japanese Make A Robot That Acts Like It’s Dying Of H1N1

Admittedly, the Amio is a pretty awesome robot, but it takes the Japanese to make something truly creepy with their robot and blow the Amio clean out of the water. The Japanese, you see, built a fully functional robot...that si...
 
Clothing
 
Hay Fever Hat
Hay Fever Hat
Hay Fever Hat

The Hay Fever Hat: Another Bizarre Japanese Gadget

I thought Thanko represented the weirdest gadgets Japan had to offer until I heard about Chindogu, a concept that describes that special kind of gadget that defies all description.  You read about one such gadget right here wit...

 
Clothing
 
shoulderbrella
shoulderbrella
shoulderbrella

The Shouldbrella Is The Third Hand You Never Had

There are more than a few things in life that will make you look like a total tool while walking down the street.  And yes, you guessed it, the Shoulderbrella is up there amongst the best, but I gotta admit it has it place in l...
 
Robots
 
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japanese-noodle-robotos
japanese-noodle-robotos

Noodle Robots Killing Chefs…In The Ramen Market (video)

How do you promote your robot factory?  Simple, you open a noodle shop.  That's what Japanese resident and entrepreneur Mr Nagoya did and now his robots server over 80 bowels of soup a day. The robots can produce one bowel ever...

 
Wireless
 
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yubi_nya_ring
yubi_nya_ring

Cat Ring Remote Controls Car Door, Sure To Intrigue Alf

Just when I was starting to get comfortable with the idea of everything embodying touchscreen, Denso Corporation comes out with this odd ball product that allows you to control devices by placing two fingers together.  I joke y...
 
Concepts
 
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umbrella-speaker-in-japan
umbrella-speaker-in-japan

Listening In The Rain: Personal Speaker Umbrella

Oto-Shigure looks like a regular Japanese umbrella carved in bamboo and oil- paper. Looks can be deceiving, however, as this umbrella leads a double life as a personal speaker system with a built-in amp and four vibrating motor...

 
Computers
 
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warming-usb-mouse
warming-usb-mouse

Heated Mouse

Yes, Winter is upon us and it sucks.  Even here in SoCal the temp has dropped, albeit just 10 or 15 degrees.   So after hours of sitting at your desk with little to no blood flow, your extremities are sure to get cold.  You can...
 
Household
 
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rain-wipe
rain-wipe

Umbrella Drying Takes A New Form With The Rain Wipe (video)

Don't let your hardwood floors suffer a water stained fate, and with this new Japanese gadget they won't have to.  The Rain Wipe, which doubles as a storage place for your brelly, sucks the water off your umbrella and draws it ...