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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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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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Japanese company’s drink-at-home “Secret Base” tent is our new must-have interior item

For when you want to make your personal space your drinking space.

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A Japanese hot pot with an elevator inside is just what we need to make it through winter【Video】

A clever solution to one of the biggest hassles of eating hot pot.

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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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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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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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Grill everything indoors and all at once with this crazy Japanese yakitori skewer cooking gadget

If you’re working from your home office, isn’t is also time to start eating at your home pub?

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Six-button Switch! Japanese gadget company turns Nintendo’s console into retro arcade controller

A throwback solution to a modern problem with the Nintendo system.

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Japanese cushion promises to turn video gamers into prisoners, make them happy about it【Photos】

Making handheld gaming captivatingly comfy.

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Japan has an awesome one-person bento box rice cooker, and here’s what we made with ours

Essentially a portable rice cooker, this amazing gadget revolutionizes lunch in the office.

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Japan’s one-person bento box-sized rice cooker can give you freshly cooked rice at the office

High-speed cooking gadget is also great for those living the single life.

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Automatic cup noodle maker developed, makes instant ramen in an instant

Finally, a tool for those who cannot even boil water properly

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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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Not a fan of dishwashing? Get yourself an electric, plate-scrubbing robot appendage

The convenience of Japanese technology: making your life a little easier, and lazier, with every passing day.

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Rain’s age of tyranny is over as we get back the use of our hands with an umbrella hat

Stay dry if not necessarily stylish, even as rainy season does its worst with a giant umbrella hat.

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Japanese smartphone attachment trims your nose hairs, makes you the saddest man on Earth

The look of a man clipping away the last pieces of himself that are still alive.

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Adapter released that allows SNES, PS1 systems, and more to run in HDMI

The future of the past is here!

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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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