Virus Protection Of The Gods

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You can valiantly beat many a deadline with a cold, flu, hangover, and worse, but if your computer catches a virus or your phone bricks, you’re dead meat. Every Japanese shrine sells o-mamori charms to keep you from getting sick, but what about protecting your precious electronics? Enter the Kanda Myojin shrine, with o-mamori for the next millennium!

This rather quaintly-designed set includes a postage stamp-sized sticker for your phone, a somewhat larger strip for your computer, and a wallet card (in case the gods ask to see it before deciding whether or not to sic the latest evilcode on you).

Omamori

What good will it do to beat it across the street before that speeding taxi gets you, or ace the exam you didn’t study for, if you can’t Instagram it?

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