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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  • headream100
    headream10010/27/2013
    I need those!! Like, totally NEED those!!!!!
    • sasukashi
      sasukashi11/13/2013
      Kitties, I love kitties. So... ... I want a pair!!
      • hellomynameis
        hellomynameis11/13/2013
        so cool but i'm japanese and i'm going to japan for summer so... I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • pinkimena
          pinkimena11/19/2013
          i heard of it and it is so AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          • headream100
            headream10011/24/2013
            THEY'RE SO FLUFFY!
          • thekatartist
            thekatartist12/11/2013
            i need those NOW, I really miss japan alot
            • japanese person2/21/2014
              ITS SO FLUFFY IM GONNA DIE!!!!!
              • 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.
                • sniper-guy007
                  sniper-guy0075/22/2014
                  So fluffy🎅
                  • spinnypeeps
                    spinnypeeps6/12/2014
                    I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!

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