Your smartphone becomes the massage gadget

Beauty electric appliances are popular, but they are troublesome if size is big. Massage gadget NOFL Smart that link with smartphones solves this problem.

This is the small massage gadget which tightens a facial striated muscle by hitting the face with the electric current of the low frequency. We can attach it to smartphones like a clip lens. Users can control this by smartphone application, and can set parts of the face to massage, the timer, the level of the electric current, and frequency timing in detail. If it's annoying, users can choose an automatic mode.

Because it works in one coin cell battery(CR2032), it is available in foreign countries varying of the voltage. The size is 88mm x 30mm x 55mm and weight is about 46g. The price is 19,440yen(in tax), but this accepts advance reservations in Makuake of crowdfunding platform, and you can buy it more cheaply here.


Programming study toy for kids

Programming class becomes the compulsory subject in elementary schools in Japan from 2020. This may help the programming study of children.

Sony Global Education and Artec released building toy "KOOV" for the programming learning for children. It is comprised of colorful blocks, electronic parts and application, and children put them together and can make various moving toys. The recipe that showed how to make 22 kinds of toys is included in this set. Vehicles such as s locomotive and a fire engine, creatures such as a crab and a crocodile, musical instruments such as a violin and a guitar, children can learn even the structure of motors, LED, and sensors while playing. In the application, children can learn basics of the programming by visual programming tool. Of course it supports Japanese, even if children do not understand English words, they can study using it. Operating environments of the application are Windows 7(64bit), MacOS 10.9, and iOS 9(iPad).

Packages of KOOV are three kinds, "KOOV starter kit" which has 172 blocks and 16 electronic parts is 39,830yen(in tax), "KOOV expansion parts set" which has 130 blocks and 8 electronic parts is 23,630yen(in tax), and "KOOV advance kit" which has 302 blocks and 4 electronic parts is 53,870yen(in tax).