Is this the most original way to stay cool this year? Quite possibly. New from Thanko, Japan's at times strangest creator of chindogu (everyday gadgets), the Electric Armpit Clip-on Cooler Fan is ...
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The latest entry in Takara-Tomy's series of Omnibot robotic toys is this Omnibot Charmy Baku Showtaro Comedian Robot, which functions like an alarm clock, joke-teller and household ...
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Do you work in a lazy office? Don't worry. Even office chairs can now self-park. Nissan has created the Intelligent Park Chair, inspired by its Intelligent Parking Assist system for ...
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The latest creation by world-renowned planetarium designer Takayuki Ohira is the Megastar Class, a compact and silent star-gazing device that projects a million stars in 180 degrees in all ...
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Moff is based in Tokyo but has its sights firmly on the global market. Its wearable smart toy Moff Band was released internationally after a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014. Now it has ...
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Takara-Tomy's latest addition to the Omnibot series of robot toys is OHaNAS. All you need is the phone app, a Wi-Fi connection and Bluetooth, and OHaNAS will be able to interact with you, such ...
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An umbrella. A parasol. And a fan. All in one? Yes, the Rurudo Fan Shade is just that. Coming in a lacy black design, the shade initially looks just like a typical parasol that many Japanese ...
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Dyson, the UK vacuum cleaner brand, has chosen Japan to be the first market for its upcoming new robot vacuum cleaner, the Dyson 360 Eye. To get local consumers in the mood, it has opened a mini ...
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Cheshire Cat, Red Queen, Mad Hatter skin-care masks
Thanko has come to the rescue of people who want to cuddle up to something (or someone) during the cold winter nights and feel heat from their hug buddy. Enter the USB Heated Air Hug ...
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One of the top Japanese internet memes of the past few years finally becomes a real product. The Nico Nico Douga Self-Switching-Off Robot was created by user Kairoshi as a video uploaded to his ...
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Thanko are our favorite Japanese gadget makers, not least because their approach to the marketing is always so gleefully down-to-earth but also because they deliberately find everyday problems and ...
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The au Unlimited Future Laboratory is phone carrier KDDI's experimental division for creating what could turn out to be the gadgets we all use in the future (or not, as the case may be). Here ...
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Transform into Monkey D. Luffy and Red-Haired Shanks with these brilliantly original skin-care face masks!
JapanTrendShop is having a sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, offering 10% off on all items in its online catalog. Just use the code blackfriday2014 or cybermonday2014 to claim a discount on ...
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After teasing us with the prototype back in the spring, Sharp has now made its moe version of the Cocorobo vacuum cleaner an actual product. The Premium Cocorobo Imouto Version will only be ...
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Winter is coming, as a certain HBO series constantly reminds us. But in Japan as we can stuck into the chill of the winter, there is a bright spark part of the way through -- New Year. Not only does ...
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