Facial Tic Pod

NOON -- We hope this is a hoax. Reuters reports on the new "eye-pod" from Japan:

    Bat an eyelid to replay your favorite iPod tune with a new Japanese remote control that works in the blink of an eye.

    When a user winks, movement in their skin is detected by sensors clipped to their glasses or headphones, said Kazuhiro Taniguchi of Osaka University's Graduate School of Engineering Science, who developed the "KomeKami Switch" or "Temple Switch".

    The infrared sensors then generate an electric signal that a micro computer uses to work Apple Inc's iPod.

    Wink strongly for one second with one eye to rewind, use the other to skip to the next song, or close both eyes to pause and play...
Not recommended for those with [email protected]#$%& Tourette's syndrome.

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

Michael Poole 12/5/2012 | 3:46:08 PM
re: Facial Tic Pod Betcha it's not a hoax. This is Japan, where they specialise in things like that.

Anyway, it won't really take off. You can get iPods here, but most people listen to (and/or watch) their phones. Why buy two gizmos when one will do both jobs?

Of course, he'll probably adapt it phones, and if you get a tic during a call - well, the mind boggles.


Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:46:07 PM
re: Facial Tic Pod Hello, Kitty!
Yes, I love cultural news'n'notes from Japan. They make California look downright normal.
Used-panty vending machines, anyone?
By the way, I've got a Time Warner Cable special package: Whenever I break wind the TV switches to Fox.
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