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Japanese smartphone attachment trims your nose hairs

By SoraNews24

Japan has come up with some odd inventions over the years. We’ve seen chair umbrellas, wheels to roll along your umbrella on the ground, and yeah, a lot of strange umbrella accessories.

But forget adding things to umbrellas. It’s 2018! It’s time to add things to smartphones. 

And the Japanese company Thanko, provider of many other “rare items,” has recently done just that. They’ve released a product that’s so bizarre, we literally cannot imagine anyone ever using it: the smartphone nose-hair cutter.

For a mere 1,480 yen, you can plug a electronic blade into your smartphone and stick it into your nose!

To be be fair, that might not be the best selling point, so we’ll go ahead and just give you the translation of the product description:

“This item is a small nose-hair cutter you can use by just plugging it into your iPhone/Android. No charging or batteries necessary, quick cleanup and quick use. Perfect for when you… suddenly notice a hose hair sticking out. Cleaning brush also included, so you can always keep it sanitary.”

▼ Wow, no charging or batteries? It’s almost as if… just carrying around a small pair of hair-clipping scissors would be a lot easier and less awkward.


Of course, that’s what we thought before we saw the pictures of the smartphone nose-hair cutter in use. There’s one feature that this gadget delivers that no pair of scissors or clippers ever could: the existential realization that you’re actually using a smartphone nose-hair clipper to clip your nose hairs.

If you’re really feeling like giving your nose hairs and mental well-being a nice little tug, then you can get yourself a smartphone nose-hair cutter of your own at Thanko’s website.

Source: Thanko

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So your phone will get covered in nose hair and dry bogies....nice!

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Imagine you are driving your car and you look right and see someone using this in a car like a Japanese salary man. I think I would laugh so hard I may wreck my car.

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Very convenient, can use on the rush hour trains!

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At last!!

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Humans have a great capacity for inventing something that is neither wanted, needed nor asked for.

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You better pull it out, or it comes back stronger. Trimming nose hair is a pretty bad idea. Just saying.

Suffer 2 seconds for years of comfort, trust me.

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Why does it needs to attached to a smart phone just for power? I am pretty sure there is independent trimmer for that.

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Six problems with main promo photo: 1. guy is wearing lipstick 2. collar is curled, nobody will even look at his nose 3. sloppy tie from 100-yen shop 4. arrow showing 'way in' for nostril is condescending 5. guy shaved his eyebrows with device by mistake 6. Samsung phone shown beside 'lightning' plug for iPhone

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