Aww, a pillow that looks like a cat, just sitting there all furry and begging to be petted.
What the…! Yes, the entire purpose of this robot pillow is to switch its kitteh-like tail back and forth when you pet it. For, uh, $120.
To be fair, it can twitch in three different ways, depending on where you pet it and how fast, but for $120, I want an ironclad guarantee that if it’s sitting on my keyboard, it’s a legitimate excuse not to get any work done.
If you or a loved one is in urgent need of an animatronic cushion, I spotted this one at the Shinjuku Tokyu Hands.
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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!