Fluffy Cat Ears - The Latest Fashion Accessory From Japan

By Kavi Dolasia on November 13, 2011

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Photo Credit: necomini.com

The Japanese are always coming up with fresh fashion ideas. First, there were the LED teeth, then an air-conditioned jacket and now, this really awesome headband that can read your brainwaves. While it might sound creepy and weird, it 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 plan 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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  • skygirl490
    skygirl490Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:47 am
    i have these and they are awesome
    • MusicLover123Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 9:32 am
      Cute!
      • kateylolzsup
        kateylolzsupMonday, March 16, 2015 at 8:54 am
        My parents said I can get them 😁
        • cocollette
          cocolletteMonday, March 9, 2015 at 8:17 pm
          i heard about these!
          • aaaawesome
            aaaawesomeThursday, February 26, 2015 at 8:11 am
            How much does this thing cost it looks weird but cool at the same time!!!!!!
            • kateylolzsup
              kateylolzsupWednesday, February 25, 2015 at 8:57 am
              I want one dose it really cost 1.00??????
              • WOWSEEMonday, February 16, 2015 at 2:05 pm
                THAT IS SO WIERD
                • greekgods123
                  greekgods123Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 4:22 pm
                  thats funny-it says that it really expensive, but i got one, like 100yen (aka $1.00)
                  • cat_soul
                    cat_soulMonday, February 16, 2015 at 12:38 pm
                    reeeeeaaaalllllyyyyy?????!!!!!!!!!
                  • skygirl4090
                    skygirl4090Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:57 am
                    they are so fun to wear
                    • skygirl4090
                      skygirl4090Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:55 am
                      i have one

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