Fluffy Cat Ears - The Latest Fashion Accessory From Japan

By Kavi Dolasia on November 13, 2011

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The Japanese are always coming up with cool fashion ideas. First there was the LED teeth, then an air-conditioned jacket and now, this really awesome headband that can read your brainwaves. While it might sound sort of creepy and weird, it actually is quite brilliant.

The Necomimi, (a combination of the Japanese words for cat and ear) is a cool headband that is fitted with two furry cat ears that respond to what is going on in your mind. If you are seriously concentrating on your school work or any other activity, the ears will be upright. Relax a little and down they go, all droopy. The best part is, you can make them swirl up and down actively, if you take turns concentrating and relaxing.

While it may sound magical, the headbands are just fitted with battery-powered brainwaves sensors - A technology that has been used for many years in the medical field. Also, though they are currently being made just for fun, with some additional tweaking the Necomimi could become a useful tool in helping to decipher the feelings of people with mental disabilities or those, who cannot speak.

if you are planning on getting yourself a pair, be warned that these cat ears do not come cheap and will set you back at least a few hundred dollars. Also, try not to wear them at school and help your teacher figure out the exact moment you dozed off in that social studies class!

Resources: BBC.co.uk, odditycentral.com, globalpost.com

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  • parker818332
    parker8183329/15/2014
    I want a some
    • cat9/15/2014
      i want one
      • beza8/1/2014
        i neeeeeeeeeeed!!! those
        • spinnypeeps
          spinnypeeps6/12/2014
          I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!
          • sniper-guy007
            sniper-guy0075/22/2014
            So fluffy🎅
            • diva12
              diva125/21/2014
              They mispronounced it in the video. It's neh- koh- mee-mee. Neko means cat, mimi means ears. There are several stories in anime and manga where humans have animal (esp cat) ears and/or tails. These would be really awesome for cosplaying stuff like that.
            • japanese person2/21/2014
              ITS SO FLUFFY IM GONNA DIE!!!!!
              • thekatartist
                thekatartist12/11/2013
                i need those NOW, I really miss japan alot
                • headream100
                  headream10011/24/2013
                  THEY'RE SO FLUFFY!
                • pinkimena
                  pinkimena11/19/2013
                  i heard of it and it is so AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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