gadgets

Testing Japan’s stick-on, mask-your-pooping-sound speakers against our coworker’s butt【Video】

When Go takes a dump, everyone in the office knows, but can a team of “sound princesses” solve the dilemma?

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Pikachu Happy Meal toys arrive at McDonald’s, provide electrifying fun for the whole family

From spinning tops to gadgets that fire out discs, we can’t get enough of these limited-edition items.

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How to stay cool in Japan this summer? With a mist-spraying Fanbrella

Push the parasol into a drink bottle and you’ll enjoy a coastal breeze all day long.

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Easily distracted? Have no fear, a new gadget to the rescue!

This gadget attempts to solve your procrastination problems and help you focus to get the job done.

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Body part-shocking device is here to stop Japan from nodding off at the wheel, work, or school

Ever find yourself getting drowsy in public? Zap yourself back into productivity with this handy gadget.

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Anime-style magic circle cordless charging pad is the coolest way ever to charge a phone【Video】

Japanese company’s gadget for summoning life force for your devices is awesome…but maybe too awesome to be real.

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This crazy box of heat from China is how we want to wait out winter

If you’re looking for us before mid-spring, you’ll know where to find us.

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New light-up keyboard makes it feel like you’re traversing space and time with every letter

It’s a mesmerizing light show with every tap of the keys!

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Japanese portable alarm to keep laptops safe when working from a cafe smashes crowdfunding goal

Clever design means you never have to manually turn the alarm on or off.

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Think mosquitoes suck? Japan’s Shock Extermination Stick lets you suck some mosquitoes instead

Eliminate your insect enemies with the powers of vortexes and electricity.

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Elf Earphones from Japan are an awesomely affordable choice for lovers of fantasy and music【Pics】

Is this why they say elves can hear the melody of the wind?

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Pikachu becomes a phone-charging butt plug in knockoff Pokémon merch from China

And it doesn’t get any better when he’s looking at you.

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Poké Ball mobile battery will keep your phone fully charged for all this summer’s Pokémon fun

Pikachu, of course, is also part of the electricity-delivering options.

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New Zelda speaker sensors make every trip to the bathroom a Hyrulian adventure【Videos】

Nintendo fans set up the gadgets to play Zelda’s iconic “secret” and “treasure” music, and the results are awesome.

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Beat the heat in the smelliest arena with clip-on armpit fans from Japan!

Your armpits, not to mention your coworkers, family members, and fellow commuter train passengers, will thank you.

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New BB-8 fridge gadget holds the map to a full stomach along with a helpful reminder

Where did all the food go? BB-8 it all!

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8 Japanese gadgets you wish you had in your country!

The Japanese are known for being incredibly efficient, so you’d expect them to also have the most efficient gizmos. Today, we’re looking at eight Japanese gadgets that we’ve become so dependent on, we can’t live without them!

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Cool new alarm clock earphones wake you up not with sound, but vibrations

Never miss your stop on the train or make your bedmate get up earlier than necessary again.

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New heated clothes hanger will dry your clothes in any type of weather

Raining outside? No dryer in the house? This new clothes hanger from Japan will dry clothes, shoes and boots at the touch of a button.

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Why squash bugs when you can trap them in this cool vacuum gun?

Humidity-loving bugs are just as much a part of a Japanese summer as fireworks festivals and barley tea. Dealing with the creepy crawly intruders in your home isn’t always easy, though, especially if you’ve got an aversion to touching them. Sure, you can use bug spray instead of doing the dirty work of squashing them yourself, but you’ll still have to use your hands to pick up the carcass and dispose of it after the poison takes effect.

Luckily, though, your options aren’t entirely limited to sharing your living space with bugs or touching them, in the form of this bug-sucking vacuum gun.

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