gadgets

Japan’s brain wave-reading cat ears are back, with a brand-new twist!

Mood-sensing ears for catgirls and catboys smash crowdfunding goal.

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We create a Japanese izakaya pub at home with an amazing all-in-one kitchen gadget

Join us for a Japanese-style pub meal at our place, complete with hot sake and snacks that are super easy to make!

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We adopted a furry, cuddly, tailed cat cushion to keep us company at home

We ride Japan’s latest virtual pet sensation: a cushion with a moving tail.

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Make soy sauce eggs in minutes with popular new Japanese product from Daiso

Easy-to-use item goes viral and sells out as everyone attests to its soy marinated egg perfection.

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Are you brave enough to wear Thanko’s new Folding Umbrella Sometimes Poncho?

When staying dry is more important than the way you look.

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Crowdfunding opens on Japanese version of a gadget that makes any canned beer easier to drink

Turn even the cheapest convenience store beer into a classy little beer cup with this device!

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An umbrella to keep your backpack dry is just the thing we need this rainy season

No more wet backs and soggy backpacks with this umbrella!

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We try a skincare device that’s supposed to improve the effectiveness of our beauty products

Does Panasonic’s Ion Effector actually help your moisturizer penetrate your skin better?

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The dream of playing smartphone games on packed Tokyo commuter trains comes true thanks to Thanko

Hands-free-holder lets gamers keep gaming even when space is at a premium.

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New cooking gadget turns your kitchen into a Japanese izakaya pub all by itself【Photos】

Why just be a home chef when you can be a home bartender too?

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Attention nagashi somen-iacs! This new Japanese gadget lets you enjoy flowing noodles solo

Takara Tomy’s new palm-sized gadget helps you enjoy flowing nagashi-somen noodles at a responsible social distance.

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An at-work, on-the-desk oden maker is exactly the office morale booster we need

Actually, we think we need one at home too.

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Japan’s one-person bento box-sized rice cooker gets double-decker version that cooks side dishes too

Because if you’ve got fresh-cooked rice right at your desk, you’re going to want something to go with it right?

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Let’s stick hot, cheap electronics near our eyes with Daiso’s heated eyelash curler!【Experiment】

Our resident 100 yen shop expert tries to become better-looking while still keeping his wallet beautifully full.

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Japan’s new carriable one-person hot pot maker is our newest cooking gadget obsession

The makers of the portable bento box rice cooker are back to help get us through the winter.

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Free yourself from noodle grime on your screen with the new Noodle Wall

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for — a way to watch our phone screen without clogging it up with noodle grease!

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Finally, a tool to save us from the pain of sitting Japanese-style【Photos】

Pattato Seiza aims to take the discomfort out of a part of Japanese etiquette that many Japanese people hate: seiza.

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Japan’s portable clothes dryer is our latest one-person must-take travel gadget【Photos】

A compact companion for when you’ve got too much stuff to hang, but not enough for a laundromat run.

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This is NOT a capsule toy here – Testing out Japan’s fully functioning mini iron【Photos】

Because what really matters isn’t how big your iron is, but what you do with it.

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New Japanese rice cooker cuts carbohydrates at the push of a button

Now you can lose weight just by eating rice. 

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