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Apr30

String detangling puzzle : BrainString

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Several strings are tangled up in a tranparent cube. Player has to detangle them by moving buttons which is connected to each string.
(masudaya.com: 1344yen)
Apr27

Pill case with timer and water : Aqua Pill Timer

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The timer will let you know the time of your dosing by beep sound. This case can keep water in it, so you don't have to go to the kitchen to get water.
(zelco: $30.00)
Apr24

Melody door

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The door whose knocking sound can be different by the place you knock. You may make your own music and let them know who is knocking.
(dominic muren (America)/ via designboom.com)
Apr23

Pop-up book : Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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Pop-up book of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland which has the hole that Alice falls into when she is chasing a rabbit, and this pop-up shows a lot of adorable characters beautifully. [movie]
Apr23

Chinese black ink with easy to clean off

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It is made of special colorand so that you can easily remove ink spot from your cloth.
(craypas.com/ KAWACHI: 3613yen)
Apr21

Exercising in bath : BathShaper

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You can exercise in the bath with this device. Sit on it and swing your body. It will tighten your muscles.
(?/ can-get BEAUTY: 6090yen)
Apr19

Tetris Shelves

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This Shelves can be used by assembling them like tetris. You can chage its form anytime you want.
(bravespacedesign.com/ via landliving.com: $3500 including 5 pieces)
Apr17

Lighter in wall : Automatic Cigarette Lighter

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Cigarette ligher which is in wall. This is used in the place where we need to handle fire with care.
Apr17

Champagne Parachute : ChampiChute

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Small parachute is attached to the cork of champagne.
(?/ boysstuff.co.uk: Approx. $16.00)
Apr17

Two-seater bicycle - for one person

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Ths saddle which is set in higher place is for bike riding, and the lower one is for stopping.
(Luo Jianping (china)/ via ananova.com)
Apr17

Hook to hang wine glass to the plate : James

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It is useful for stand-up dinner party.
Apr17

VS vacuo lunch box

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Just push this lunch box a couple of times when you close it. Air inside of the lunch box comes out from the valve and it will form a vaccum almost. You are not gonna spoil your lunch.
(hikari-kinzoku.co.jp: Approx. $15.00-)
Apr17

Glove for cacti : Thorn ArMOr Gloves

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You can grab cacti with this glove. Its fabric is light and soft but harder than human skin.
(?/ moplants.com: $45.50)
Apr17

Whiteboard note : WHITE NOTE

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This product won the first prize in the 6th SHACHIHATA New Product Design Competition. Note-shaped whiteboard which size is 16cm x 16cm. You can use this instead of memo pad to save natural resources.
(Haruta/ via .forte-inc.co.jp)
Apr17

Stand for bicycle : Jitensya Stand BYC-2ST

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It will not take up valuable space if you use this product. You can place two bicycles on this uneven parallel stand.
(?/ HOME1: Approx. $37.00)
Apr17

Heron's steam engine : Aeolis' globe

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Heat water which is in the hermetically-closed globe to create steam. This steam will let the globe spin very fast. This is invented by famous Ancient Greece scientist Heron.
(?/ Yumemitsuketai: Approx. $450.00)
Apr17

S/N starts with 8888 : Lucky Money8888 1$ bill

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This 1$ bill's serial number starts with "8888". The pronunciation of "8" in Chinese has also the meaning of "accumulate wealth"and "development", and also in Japan, "8" means "broadening". This number bring us good fortune.
(?/ yumemitsuketai: Approx. $50.00)
Apr17

3D topographical ski map : MountMap

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This is for skier. It was not easy to visualise area by existing map, so they made the 3D version.
(mountmaps.com: Approx. $4.00)
Apr17

Multi dental tool : Pocket Dentist

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Dental care version of multi knives. A set of between-teeth pick, magnifying mirror, toothpick, scaler, interdental pik and tongue-scraper.
(?/ johnsonsmith.com: $6.98)
Apr17

Vending machine free of charge

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This automatic vending machine provides canned juice free of charge in the case of power failure due to natural disaster. Power failure in natural disaster obviously stops operation of a vending machine, leading no way to purchase canned juice. Furthermore, a big earthquake may cause no access to water because of damage to water pipes. The machine helps us out of such tough situations.
Apr17

Home-use cultivator : Alko GPH250 electric cultivator

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A compact size cultivator which plows a field and crashes clod of earth, suitable for gardening.
(?/ gonegardening.com: Approx. $230.00)
Apr17

Grab cardboard: Solo Lift

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A cardboard can be carried with one hand using this tool. You can lift and carry a cardboard with less burden to your arm. You also have one hand free to open doors or hold handrails. Small metal spines bite into cardboards avoiding falling off.
(liftmates.com: $24.95)
Apr17

An alarm clock which hides itself : Clocky

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An alarm clock which hides itself when the snooze button is pressed. Because you have to search to find the clock, you are sure to awake.
Apr17

Bottle opener with a counter : BottleSpy Bottle

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Bottle opener which counts the number of opened bottles.
(?/ boysstuff.co.uk: $12.16)
Apr17

Sound-proof microphone : Mute

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With this sound-proof microphone, your voice can be heard by no one but you however loud you sing. This microphone has a variety of uses such as singing in Karaoke and relieving stress.
(?/ Yumemitsuketai: Approx. $82.00)
Apr17

T shirt turns into a duster : T-duster

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Ripping off the orange parts tear t-shirt into pieces neatly. Worn out t-shirt can be reused as duster.
Apr17

Social networking for pets : SNIF

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Social networking for pets (SNS), different from conventional ones since registration needs information exchanges with others through pet's collars.
(?/ noah.cx)
Apr17

Check from where one-dollar bills come : WheresGeorge

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Entering series number of one-dollar bill to wheresgeorge.com site tells who the previous owner of the bill is. This site is just like social networking system with one-dollar as intermediate.
Apr17

Automatic faucet : Rakuraku Jaguchi

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An automatic faucet able to be installed to water tap at home. Just like a water tap in the rest room of department stores, water comes out if you extend your hands, and stops if you pull out your hands.
(?/ good choice: Approx. $37.00)
Apr17

Display text in the air with a tail

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This gadget attached to dog's tail lights LED and displays text messages in the air responding to tail's movements.
(?/ via engadget.com)
Apr17

Discomfortable noise emitting gun : Sonic Devestator

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A gun-shaped device which emits sounds like scratching fingernails on chalkboard to the front only. It is used to drive away humans or animals.
Apr17

Automatic India-ink grinding machine: Sumimigakishokunin

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Automatic India-ink grinding machine which rotates ink stone and grinds India-ink.
(?/ Osaka kyouzaisya: Approx. $160.00)
Apr17

Reciting Namu Ami Dabutsu CD: Hibi-no-uta Nenbutsu

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CD of repeated chantings of Namu Ami Dabutsu, containing 12 tunes such as Nenbutsu, Priest Shinran, Embraced by Buddha, Priest Shinran in Pilgrimage, Instrumental Nenbutsu and others. They are all worthy of listening to.
Apr17

Putting on slippers with shoes on : Overshoes

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Large size slippers which can be put on even with shoes on. When you notice you have left something behind at home after having shoes on, the slippers are very convenient if they are ready at the entrance hall.
(?/ Tokyu Hands Sannomiya brunch: Approx. $26.00)
Apr17

Play doctor with a patient bear doll : Bear Doll with inner parts

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Kids can easily study about out body and medical treatment with this bear. If you open the zipper of belly, you can do virtual surgery.
(jintai100.com: Approx. $410.00)
Real but cute.




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