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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  • 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
            • bezaFriday, August 1, 2014 at 6:31 pm
              i neeeeeeeeeeed!!! those
              • nioniojo
                nioniojoSunday, December 14, 2014 at 12:28 pm
              • 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🎅
                  • crystalmori
                    crystalmoriWednesday, 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!!!!!
                      • nioniojo
                        nioniojoSunday, December 14, 2014 at 12:30 pm
                        same here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!