We just arrived at the point where must admit why this site was started back in 2010. Yes, beside the more serious topics like brain-computer interfaces for disabled people, we are deeply engaged to report on the latest and most incredible, fun and futuristic BCI gadgets! Such as Necomimi, this sexy pair of brain-controlled cat ears created for Japanese teen girls not knowing how to shine out from the rest.Made by the Japanese Neurowear, Necomimi is the product where fashion and technology meet each other. The concept idea aims to reach a form of “augmented human body” with the help of brainwaves and biosensors. And it’s only the beginning. Neurowear claims to develop other various items in the future.

But how does Necomimi work and what is it good for? The ears on the headband stand up when the wearer concentrates or sees something interesting. And when the user relaxes,the decreasing brain activity makes the ears fall down. So by simply showing your actual mood this extraordinary clothing accessory It can boost up your social life, it can help on your dates, it can arrange a first contact with the boy next door.

As the Tokyo-based Neurowear claims (or to be honest: overstates a little) they created a new human’s organ, a brand new communication tool that augments human’s body and ability. This cat’s ear shaped machine express your condition before you start talking.

Ok, Neurowear may overestimate their creation but the following videos can convince anybody about the high fun-factor of this gadget. (Although the device in the second video looks like a prototype -using the NeuroSky MindWave headset’s forehead sensor-, we are trying hard to get a pair of this funny cat ear and show you how they work on lovely European chicks’ heads. :)


  • Jordy

    I would really like to know how to get a set of these, perhaps even two. An idea on the price would be great, but if it’s too early for that, I would love to get an idea on when they will be available for the public.

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  • polkadot

    If only they didn’t look so costume-y. I doubt people (outside some sort of anime or sci-fi convention) would want to talk to me if I had those on my head.

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  • admin

    I wrote an email to Neurowear on 05/08/2011 asking the estimated price and release date, but they haven’t answer yet…

  • admin

    I don’t think people would better accept it if the ears would be 100% realistic. :)

  • Edenspegasus

    I was sad that they only came in white, but there are so many kinds of ear covers out there. I got some really fuzzy bunny ones from a group called sew peach. They were much cheaper than the ears too. Which is good, because I was pretty broke after buying  the ears themselves.

    That’s the person I got them from, but she’s only got the cat one’s up on the photo.

  • Pinkinite

    where can you get the head set part ???? and how much do these generally go for and how can you get one ??

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  • Tatsuki

    Will they be coming out in a different colour? Say… BLACK?
    (Kuro neko no mimi~!)

  • Isella

    How much are they?

  • Ninjaawesomeness2k

    They cost $100.00 + for the headset, which you can buy off They come with the white ears and you can buy different ears off the website too.