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Portable device makes beer foamy no matter where you go

By Krista Rogers, RocketNews24

Remember Takara Tomy A.R.T.S’ product, the Sonic Hour (“hour” sounds similar to "awa," or “bubbles” in Japanese) two years ago? That device created a foamy head on a glass of beer in seconds, making it the perfect present for any beer lover in Japan.

Those same beer lovers now have cause to rejoice again because this time around, the Sonic Hour is back with a handy new portable version.

To recap, the original Sonic Hour gadget created a foamy head on any beer by emitting ultrasonic waves through the bottom of the glass. You simply had to place your glass of beer on the device and watch as the foam magically appeared. The new Sonic Hour Portable version also employs sonic vibrations to achieve the same foamy effect, but instead of placing your glass on top of it, all you have to do is touch the portable device against the side of the glass.

Takara Tomy A.R.T.S lists its dimensions as 108×78×35 milimeters, making it easy to fit inside a bag any time you’re going out.

The Sonic Hour Portable, which can be ordered online here, will officially be for sale on March 26 for 2,900 yen. Isn’t that a small price to pay in return for the sheer amazement you’ll see on your coworkers’ faces the next time you all go out for drinks together?

Source: Takara Tomy Arts

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I believe this is a "WTF" moment,,,,I dont like my beer too foamy!!

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Can someone make a device to get rid of all that foam that gets in the way of the beer?

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Better to drop the phone in the beer glass, so you can enjoy your beer in peace.

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YeahRight: Can someone make a device to get rid of all that foam that gets in the way of the beer?

A straw.

If flow rate is too low, could ask some pearl-tea-sipping friends to save some of the large-diameter pearl-sized straws for you.

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I think this would be a fun gadget to have. I also hate beer with too much foam, so it wouldnt be for me though. It would be a funny gag to foam up friends beers when they arent looking.

Especially the Japanese friends who insist on foam being so great. Just keep doing it to their cup so that they are constantly sipping foam. Lets see how much they love foam when they finally get through the foam and start drinking that flattened carbonation (where do you think that foam comes from)

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Only Japan can come out with such an awesome gadget to make life easier for beer drinkers! Cheers!

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