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What does a man putting on a bra sound like? Buy the audio track and find out!

What does a man putting on a bra sound like? Buy the audio track and find out!

I’ve written about a lot of strange things from Japan during my time, but this one definitely takes the top spot so far. Have you ever wanted to know what sort of sounds men make in their downtime? Or wanted to capture them on tape so that you could replay them again and again? No, me neither. But apparently there’s enough demand for people to make a CD of these sound effects, and said CD reveals some surprising things going down in this ‘men’s time’.

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Want!!! Nintendo Famicom-themed earphones with in-line “controller” microphone unit coming soon

Want!!! Nintendo Famicom-themed earphones with in-line “controller” microphone unit coming soon

Heads up, gamers and fans of all things old-school! Video game accessory maker Datel Japan has announced a new pair of earphones modelled on none other than Nintendo’s classic Famicom (the NES in its native form) games console, complete with cable extender and an in-line mic designed to look exactly like the 8-bit console’s controller.

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New iPhone Amp Needs No Wires, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth, Just the Gentle Touch of Your Device

New iPhone Amp Needs No Wires, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth, Just the Gentle Touch of Your Device

Century’s new TouchAMP went on sale from 4 October.  This little box can boost your iPhone’s music player without cumbersome cables or attachments.  It also doesn’t use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, which can be a drag on your device’s battery life.

All you have to do is gently lay the iPhone across the top of the box and let it do the rest while you enjoy a deeper, louder sound.

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The Return To Cassette Tapes (Or Did We Ever Truly Leave Them Behind?)

The Return To Cassette Tapes (Or Did We Ever Truly Leave Them Behind?)

Sony is releasing a new product, their HF Series cassette tapes. There will be 10, 60, and 90-minute versions and prices are expected to range from around 100 to 230 yen for individual tapes, though they’ll also be available in 10-packs. Possibly in consideration for its target clientele (hint: not the young), Sony has made the printed font big, as well as made the labels and index sheets easy to write in big letters. As could be expected, the netizen response to this unveiling has been colorful … Read More

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