Fluffy Cat Ears - The Latest Fashion Accessory From Japan

By Kavi Dolasia on November 13, 2011

Word Search
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

Listen to the Article: Play Audio

Create MLA, Chicago, or APA Website Citation

Create a website citation for this article. We support MLA8, MLA7, APA, and Chicago citation formats.

VocabularyPlay Game

to use your custom avatar.
  • yanderechan10
    yanderechan10Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7:03 am
    Super kawaiiii!!!! #catears
    • I Need LoveTuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:10 am
      I Need These
      • I Need LoveTuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:54 am
        I need this
        • BillyBobThursday, March 3, 2016 at 12:39 pm
          I WANT ONE
          • #itsamysteryFriday, January 22, 2016 at 11:50 am
            soooo wierd
            • aria_luv11
              aria_luv11Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 1:43 am
              So kawii!!! 😍😸💗💗💗
              • hsfsdhSaturday, May 16, 2015 at 5:34 pm
                only 50 dollars now!!!!!!!!!!
                • skygirl490
                  skygirl490Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:47 am
                  i have these and they are awesome
                  • MusicLover123Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 9:32 am
                    • kateylolzsup
                      kateylolzsupMonday, March 16, 2015 at 8:54 am
                      My parents said I can get them 😁

                      Recent Comments

                      clay12 wrote:

                      I like glaze, jelly, and felling...
                      National Donut Day Is On Friday,...

                      clay12 wrote:

                      its not really nice to put plast...
                      The Once Pristine Henderson Isla...

                      clay12 wrote:

                      I agree with you on that!
                      Adorable Pooch Fired From Police...

                      Our Apps and Plugins