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Tag: Japan

Darth Vader Credit Card: Don’t Dare Pay It Late

Darth Vader Credit Card: Don’t Dare Pay It Late
While I love the convenience of credit cards, the interest fees and late charges can really throw you for a loop if you don’t pay them off every month. But I might just have to add…
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Omote 3D Photo Booth Churns out Miniature Models of Yourself Instead of Pictures

Omote 3D Photo Booth Churns out Miniature Models of Yourself Instead of Pictures
2D pictures are so yesterday. At least, they are in Japan. Rolling out on November 24th in Harajuku are 3D-printing photo booths called the Omote 3D.…
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Tokyoflash Kisai Maru: Hard to Read, or Not?

Tokyoflash Kisai Maru: Hard to Read, or Not?
As cool as their displays look, there are just some modern watches that will just leave people staring blankly at the watch face – kind of like the new Tokyoflash Kisai Maru. However, it’s really not…
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Elecom iPad Case Becomes Full-Fledged Keyboard

Elecom iPad Case Becomes Full-Fledged Keyboard
Keyboard-cases are nothing new for iPads, but it takes a certain mix of elements to make a really good one. After tackling your smartphone typing needs, Elecom decided to create a keyboard-case for your tablet.…
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Elecom Portable Smartphone Keyboard: Smart, But Expensive

Elecom Portable Smartphone Keyboard: Smart, But Expensive
I kind of understand the need for a keyboard with today’s smartphones, but to be honest, you can type pretty quickly with your fingers on your touchscreen, once you get used to it. If you can’t…
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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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