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Tag: Japan

Kyosho Space Ball R/C Chopper: Spaceballs: The Helicopter

Kyosho Space Ball R/C Chopper: Spaceballs: The Helicopter
Children are masters at breaking toys. They also have a doctorate in getting themselves hurt. Kyosho’s remote-controlled helicopter mitigates both tendencies with one feature. The entire thing is inside a spherical plastic cage that protects both…
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Burger King Pumpkin Burger: Have it Your Way

Burger King Pumpkin Burger: Have it Your Way
It’s that crazy time of the year once again. Spooky costumes, haunted houses, bags full of candy, a pumpkin burger from Burger King. Wait, what? That’s right. The Burger King Pumpkin Burger is only available in…
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Men’s Eyebrow Shaving Stencil Does Nothing to Help with Unibrows

Men’s Eyebrow Shaving Stencil Does Nothing to Help with Unibrows
Just when I think that I could find no more weird gadgets from Japan, along comes yet another ridiculous invention that’s designed to solve a single, decidedly first-world problem – unruly men’s eyebrows.…
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Robotic Wheelchair Can Use Its Wheels as Legs: Clearly an Autobot

Robotic Wheelchair Can Use Its Wheels as Legs: Clearly an Autobot
A group of researchers at the Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan have figured out how to make an off-road wheelchair. They created a robotic wheelchair that can use its wheels as legs, thanks to its…
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Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta to Get Low-Power IGZO Display

Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta to Get Low-Power IGZO Display
While a new crop of smartphones has just been released in the U.S., the Japanese aren’t going to fall behind anytime soon. They just upped the ante with the new Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E, which…
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Japanese Robot Mimics Complex Calligraphy

Japanese Robot Mimics Complex Calligraphy
It takes years for a person to learn how to write Japanese or Chinese characters. There’s good news though. Robots can do it a lot quicker. A research group has developed a ‘bot that can identify…
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Soineya Cafe Lets You Cuddle with Women for a Fee

Soineya Cafe Lets You Cuddle with Women for a Fee
Leave it to Japan to come up with something like Soineya. It’s the newest cafe in town and it’s probably the only of its kind in the world. That’s because instead of offering juice or coffee…
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Star Wars Eyeglasses: Use Your Peepers, Luke!

Star Wars Eyeglasses: Use Your Peepers, Luke!
If you’ve been thinking about picking up a new pair of eyeglasses, I think I might just have the thing that’ll get you up off your butt to order a pair. Yep, for the first time…
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R2-D2 Action Alarm Clock: Wake Me Obi Wan Kenobi, You’re My Only Hope

R2-D2 Action Alarm Clock: Wake Me Obi Wan Kenobi, You’re My Only Hope
In this world of Star Wars inspired gadgets, sometimes the same device gets rehashed. Yes, we’ve seen an R2-D2 alarm clock before, but that model simply projected the time on the ceiling. This new one actually…
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Cold Foam Helps You Chill out Instantly

Cold Foam Helps You Chill out Instantly
If you’re feeling overheated, you can always buy one of those “cooling mist” sprays, but they are typically just water or menthol in a spray can. This unique invention from Japan really is ice cold to…
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R/C Cockroach Controlled by iOS: Yep, There’s an App for That

R/C Cockroach Controlled by iOS: Yep, There’s an App for That
If you read the site regularly, you know that we here at Technabob love weird Japanese gadgets. Something you probably don’t already have lying around your office – a remote-controlled cockroach that you can drive with…
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Leaf Thermometer Tells Temperature by Changing Color

Leaf Thermometer Tells Temperature by Changing Color
For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, fall is upon us. The leaves are already changing colors here in Chicago, a constant reminder that winter is coming. These special paper leaves are designed to work…
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Karakuri Ribbon Stretches Your Scalp to Eliminate Wrinkles

Karakuri Ribbon Stretches Your Scalp to Eliminate Wrinkles
Got a problem with your face? There’s little you can do to change what you look like (unless you opt for cosmetic surgery or Botox) but if the only thing you’re worried about are your wrinkles,…
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Baggage Conveyor System Zips Bags Along at 22MPH

Baggage Conveyor System Zips Bags Along at 22MPH
How many times have you been at the airport and waited what seemed like an eternity for your bags to show up. Oftentimes, this is due to the long, slow process of unloading bags from the…
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Burger King Japan’s Kuro Burger Looks Like They Burned the Bun

Burger King Japan’s Kuro Burger Looks Like They Burned the Bun
I have nothing against the color black, but when it comes to my food, I’d prefer it to be not black. I don’t know what Burger King Japan was thinking when they rolled out their black-bunned…
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Virtual Fire Wood Simulates the Real Deal, But Won’t Light You on Fire

Virtual Fire Wood Simulates the Real Deal, But Won’t Light You on Fire
The latest in a long line of completely unnecessary gadgets from Japan lets you pretend you’re carrying around a lit piece of fire wood. Why, because it’s something that hasn’t been done before, that’s why.…
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