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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  • nikukyu
    nikukyuSaturday, October 11, 2014 at 3:46 am
    So cute
    • parker818332
      parker818332Monday, September 15, 2014 at 5:59 pm
      I want a some
      • catMonday, September 15, 2014 at 3:43 pm
        i want one
        • bezaFriday, August 1, 2014 at 6:31 pm
          i neeeeeeeeeeed!!! those
          • spinnypeeps
            spinnypeepsThursday, June 12, 2014 at 2:06 pm
            I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!
            • sniper-guy007
              sniper-guy007Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:11 pm
              So fluffy🎅
              • diva12
                diva12Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7:02 pm
                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.
                • parker818332
                  parker818332Monday, September 15, 2014 at 6:01 pm
                  I like anime
                • japanese personFriday, February 21, 2014 at 8:38 am
                  ITS SO FLUFFY IM GONNA DIE!!!!!
                  • thekatartist
                    thekatartistWednesday, December 11, 2013 at 4:42 pm
                    i need those NOW, I really miss japan alot
                    • bibliophile
                      bibliophileTuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:07 pm
                      Same!!! I miss Japan(I'm not Japanese though) a lot, especially the food(udon and sushi) and the adorable accessories!
                    • headream100
                      headream100Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 8:36 pm
                      THEY'RE SO FLUFFY!
                      • thekatartist
                        thekatartistWednesday, December 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm



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