cool gadgets

Can Amazon Japan’s low-rated clothes drying bag save us in a pinch?

Don’t mind us, just airing our clean laundry.

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What’s the best spoon for Japanese curry?【Photos】

Testing Japan’s curry spoons to see if they live up to the hype.

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We tried a smartphone cooling fan from a 100 yen shop to see if it really works【Photos】

We know Japanese 100 yen stores have some amazing things, but just how amazing?

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Hello Kitty set to keep you safe while driving… as a dashboard camera!

The busiest cat in the world is poised to keep watch over you while you drive — and as usual, she does it in style, as a super-cute dash cam.

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Okinawa Monorail employs hassle-free remote-controlled incline for improved disabled access

Futuristic and incredibly cool. One glaring problem, however, prevents it from being widely used.

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May the Chill be with you — with the $10,000 moving, life-size R2-D2 refrigerator!

With the release of Star Wars Episode VII less than two months away, fans (and merchandise manufacturers) are naturally hyper-excited about the myriad Star Wars related gadgets, as well as foods and drinks, that are hitting the market around the world.

Now, it looks like we may have found the ultimate collector’s item for Star Wars fans. It’s cute, it beeps, it’s a limited edition made-to-order item and best of all, it can bring you a cold can of beer—it’s the life-size, moving R2-D2 refrigerator, and it can be yours for a cool US$9,000!

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