• Shoot The Web With A Stolen Game By M&Ms – UPDATE

    Yeah, this is some viral marketing BS but it is, to be fair, fun. M&Ms in Denmark have prepared a violent game involving two M&Ms who move through the Internet, destroying things like a pair of bulbous Natural Born Killers. Read More

  • Kids Design The Next Generation Of Cute Cars

    This was just too cute to pass up. Honeywell and SAE have been running a program in which student teams (like, 10-year-olds) go through the process of researching and designing cars. I’m not sure what the program expected to come of this, but as I would have expected, we have a panda car, ladybug car, a tank… pretty much what you and I would have put together if we were doing this. Read More

  • Video: Move Over Tamagotchi, Here Comes Pet Robot

    Taiwanese electronics company Phison has developed some kind of next-generation Tamagotchi, the The little guy is supposed to be an alien spore that lives in a six-legged space ship. Unlike the Tamagotchi, is a robot that can move around – apart from displaying emotions and actions shown on an 121 pixel LED screen. Much like the Tamagotchi though, must be fed with cookies… Read More

  • Video: Hello Kitty iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock

    CAV Japan today announced [JP] iPod speakers designed like Hello Kitty, the dream cartoon cat of millions of teenage girls. The maker says the speaker dock comes with “Surface Mounting Technology” and “Lossless Energy Amplification Technology” for 360° sound, but the design is the main selling point in this case. Read More

  • Neckphones: Takara Tomy's Cute Travel Pillow Speakers

    Takara Tomy in Japan is offering what they say is the perfect companion for this summer: the Neckphones [JP], travel pillows (kind of) that feature an integrated speaker. The devices are waterproof, making them suitable for use in the bath tub, at the beach etc. (see picture above). Read More

  • Projector-ring is clever and sentimental

    This is just too cute to pass up. Thoughtful and crafty newly-wed husband Luke Jerram worked with a jeweler to create this projecting ring. A lens is embedded in one side, as you can see, and some tiny slides in the other. Get a decent light source behind it and boom — instant memories. Sure, you could always pull up the photos on the iPhone, but there’s no magic there. [via Book… Read More

  • Japanese emoticon stamp is too cute for \(^o^)/

    This is one of those products that I look at and cringe. I do realize though, that some people just can’t live without this type of thing. If that describes you, you can get an emoticon stamp to “share your emotion to your lover in real world with a secret”. Apparently this is a “Kaoiro” which means facial expression, and you can buy one in Japan or order one… Read More

  • For women only: Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-W530D

    Sony Japan today announced [JP] a new digital camera that’s specifically geared towards women. Technically speaking, the DSC-W530D isn’t really a new device (it was unveiled earlier this year in Japan and is available for $200 in the US, too). But Sony changed the design to (possibly) make the Cyber-shot more appealing to female customers. Read More

  • Fujitsu develops robotic care bear that giggles, snores

    Japan gave us one creepy robot over the weekend, but the country of kawaii hasn’t forgotten about its roots. Case in point: A new robo bear, designed by Fujitsu and especially geared towards the elderly. The yet-to-be-named robot, which follows a line of other advanced robot bears from Japan, can even snore. Isn’t that adorable? Read More

  • Rilakkuma: Ultra-mobile, ultra-cute tablet PC

    First a Casio Exilim, now an ultra-mobile PC (or UMPC, as the Japanese say): Cult teddy bear Rilakkuma is on his way to dethrone Hello Kitty as the character of choice for Japanese electronics companies when it comes to giving gadgets that extra-cute touch. The bear is now to be seen on a special version of a Kohjinsha tablet PC [JP, PDF] that’s part of the company’s XS series. Read More

  • Sony Japan announces Disney-themed Walkmans

    In September last year, Sony rolled out the S Series Walkman, portable audio and video players, which are supposed to compete with the iPod Nano. And today, Sony in Japan announced [JP] a branded version of those Walkmans, namely the “Disney Character S Series Walkman”. To be more exact, Sony introduced nine Disney-themed Walkmans, a special case and a Mickey Mouse stand. Read More

  • For the programmer who has everything: Android pillows

    Need a DIY gift for the phone programmer who has everything? Consider getting him or her some Android pillows. These pillows show the eventual move toward the iPhone OS – more fluff. [via Technabob] Read More

  • Pioneer's "Cherry" and "Leather Belt" Earphones

    I don’t know what it is about Japan and earphones, but this country does offer some unique ones. Today, it wasn’t some weird little company but Pioneer that announced strange earphones: One is cherry-shaped [JP], the other looks like a piece of a leather belt [JP] for some reason. Read More

  • Cute: grass blade bookmarks

    Aren’t these special! If you’re like me, you detest bookmarks, and prefer to use bits of receipts or other unobtrusive scraps. These little grass post-its seem like a fun idea, though — if you don’t have any grass around. Otherwise, yes, it seems more economical to use that. [via BoingBoing] Read More

  • "Jill Stuart Sweet Package": Japan gets very cute, very pink PSP

    Sony seems to believe in the power of pink PSPs. Not even four weeks after giving us the PSP-3000 Blossom Pink, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan today announced [JP] another pink PSP for the Japanese market. Dubbed “Jill Stuart Sweet Limited Package”, this new special edition was designed in collaboration with American fashion brand Jill Stuart. Read More

  • Tea Sub. For your daily cuteness infusion needs

    I’m not a tea drinker yet, but I’ve already started thinking about what method I’ll be using to create the stuff. I mean, you can go loose leaf, or glass infuser, or tea ball, regular bags, and probably a number of other ways as well. Look at this thing, for example. I guess it falls under the infuser category, or a cross with tea ball, but let’s just call it what it is… Read More

  • Hello Kitty MP3 player sparkles with Swarovski crystals

    Hello Kitty, dream cartoon cat of millions of teenage girls and women around the world, gets another portable music player. We had a device fully covered with Swarovski cystals in October last year. We had another one, all in black, in December. And today, Japan-based Mouse Computer, in cooperation with iriver Japan, announced [JP] a player that’s kind of the combination of the two… Read More

  • iHeart: "Jewelry Box" speaker and dock for your iPhone/iPod

    This one is for the the ladies: A cute, heart-shaped active speaker box for the iPhone or iPod that doubles as a dock and also offers a mirror that pops up when you open it. Aptly named iHeart [JP], the “Jewelry Box Speaker” is the brain child of a Japanese company called Marubeni Infotec. Read More

  • Itazura Bank: The cutest piggy bank you've ever seen (video)

    Japan is the country of piggy banks. Most of them either cute, weird or both, and the newest model, the Itazura Bank [JP], clearly falls in the first category. This thing is just adorable. Here’s how it works:
    You place a coin on the fish bone-shaped button on the top of the piggy bank, which alarms the small kitty that lives inside the savings box. It meows, opens the lid with its… Read More

  • Super-cute Hello Kitty LCD TV with super-cute remote control

    Hello Kitty, the dream cartoon cat of millions of teenage girls around the world, regularly gets a lot of love from the gadget world, too. But Hello Kitty TVs were relatively scarce so far. Last time we blogged about one was in June 2008. While that one was pretty cute by itself, this new model announced today [JP], a 13.3-inch LCD TV, is much, much cuter (at least in my view). Read More

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