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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  • skygirl4090
    skygirl4090Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:55 am
    i have one
    • MeowMonday, February 2, 2015 at 5:06 pm
      I want one
      • helloThursday, January 22, 2015 at 1:27 pm
        I want cat ears
        • nioniojo
          nioniojoSunday, December 14, 2014 at 12:30 pm
          omg
          • nioniojo
            nioniojoSunday, December 14, 2014 at 12:28 pm
            i really really want one
            • charchar12345
              charchar12345Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 2:52 pm
              i would love to have cat ears
              • bearbear
                bearbearSunday, November 2, 2014 at 6:07 pm
                i used to have cat ear!
                • 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

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