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<p style="text-align: center;" mce_style="text-align: center;"></p> <p>It is easy to joke about some of the useless gadgets that come out of Asia, such as air-conditioned shirts, vending machines that dispense underwear and robots that perform weddings. </p> <p>On the other hand, it would be nice to have a vending machine suggest a drink you might like, or to have a robot that can run the house for you. Inconveniently, the devices on this list have yet to make it to other parts of the world, so the rest of us will have to just wait until we get our own virtual supermarkets. InnovationNewsDaily counts down the top seven Asian gadgets that have yet to debut here on the other side of the Pacific. </p> <p><i>Follow InnovationNewsDaily on twitter <a mce_href="https://ex01.toptenreviews.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=fde89f5355934e75bce6db467d75015a&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2ftwitter.com%2f%23%21%2fNews_Innovation" href="https://ex01.toptenreviews.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=fde89f5355934e75bce6db467d75015a&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2ftwitter.com%2f%23%21%2fNews_Innovation">@News_Innovation</a>, or on <a mce_href="https://ex01.toptenreviews.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=fde89f5355934e75bce6db467d75015a&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.facebook.com%2fInnovationNewsDaily" href="https://ex01.toptenreviews.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=fde89f5355934e75bce6db467d75015a&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.facebook.com%2fInnovationNewsDaily">Facebook</a>.</i></p> <p></p>

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<p style="text-align: center;" mce_style="text-align: center;"></p> <p><b>Vending Machines That Make Suggestions</b></p> <p>Everyone has stood in front of a vending machine, knowing they want something, but not being able to make up their mind as to what exactly that something is. In Japan, there is a vending machine that can help with such a problem.</p> <p>The Acure Beverage Dispenser scans your face to determine your age and gender, the machine suggests which of its drinks it thinks you might enjoy. In addition to studying you, the dispenser also takes the weather and time of day into account when making its suggestions.</p> <p>For now, the Acure is solely a beverage dispenser, but based on Japan's vending machine culture; it is entirely possible that in the future these machines could recommend meals, alcoholic beverages or even which tie it thinks would look good with your outfit.</p> <p></p>

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<p><br></p> <p style="text-align: center;" mce_style="text-align: center;"></p> <p><b>Phone-</b><b>Operated House Robots</b></p> <p>Setting up an entirely automated home or apartment is an appealing but expensive prospect. Luckily for those without the funds to make that happen, there are other solutions. The Mirai Sanzo is an Android based robot connects to external networked devices and allows them to be controlled remotely through your smartphone.</p> <p>Want to make sure your apartment is nice and cool before you get home from work? You can just send a command to the Mirai Sanzo and the air conditioned will be turned on. The device can be hooked up to cell phones, computers and servers, which enables it to send directions to your air conditioner, heating systems, intercom phones, house alarms, call buttons and electric locks, apparently it can even fill up your tub for you.</p> <p>Unfortunately for those living outside Japan, the Mirai Sanzo is still unavailable, so for now, you'll have to get up and fill the tub yourself.</p> <p></p>

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<p style="text-align: center;" mce_style="text-align: center;"></p> <p><b>High Tech Toilets</b></p> <p>High Tech Japanese toilets that can clean you up, take your blood pressure and even pipe in mood music can be overwhelming compared to the no-frills plastic seat that most of us are used to, but in both China and Japan, they're one of the things people can't live without.</p> <p>Known as washlets, these toilets in their most basic form feature a bidet component that washes you, and warm air that helps dry you after that, the seats are heated so you never have to touch cold porcelain. These toilets also often include ambient lighting, in case you need find yourself in a dark bathroom in the middle of the night. There are even models that ionize the air around the toilet to prevent any unpleasant smells.</p> <p>The most advanced version from Toto, one of the leading producers of toilets in the world, is known as the Neorest. This washlet takes two days to learn its owner's habits and adjusts its heating and water use accordingly; it also knows when to switch the heat off and which temperature its user prefers. It has sensors to assess when the lid needs to be put down, or when the customer has finished and the nozzle can be retracted.</p> <p></p>

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<p><br></p> <p style="text-align: center;" mce_style="text-align: center;"></p> <p><b>Smartphones that Do Everything</b></p> <p>There is actually a phrase to describe how much more advanced Asian smartphones are than those of other regions of the world. "Galapagos syndrome" compares devices to the endemic species Darwin encountered on the Gal

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<p><br></p> <p style="text-align: center;"></p> <p><b>Kei Cars</b></p> <p>Originally designed to be so small due to a lack of resources after World War 2, Kei cars (from kei-jidosha meaning light automobile) have become a common site in cities around Japan. Their small size and efficiency make them the go to car for many of Japan's urban dwellers.</p> <p>To qualify as a Kei car, a vehicle must be less than 11 feet long, four and a half feet wide, and six and a half feet high. Despite the fact that there are more than 50 models of Kei car put out every year, the mini cars can be easily identified by their yellow license plates with black lettering.</p> <p>Compared to American cars, Keis barely even sip gasoline. One of the more popular models, the Mazda Autozam gets 50 miles per gallon. These cars have also been packed with as many advanced features as possible in an attempt by manufacturers to differentiate their vehicles.</p> <p></p>

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<p style="text-align: center;" mce_style="text-align: center;">{youtube nJVoYsBym88&amp;}</p> <p><b>Virtual Grocery Shopping</b> <br></p> <p>After a full day at work and a long commute, the last thing many people want to do is go to the supermarket before heading home. In an attempt to foil their competitors, Tesco one of Korea's main supermarket chains found a solution to this problem.</p> <p>The chain created a complete virtual store in Seoul subway stations; the displays they came up with are identical to those in their stores. While in the station, customers can scan the desired product with their smartphone, after which it will appear in their online cart. Your groceries are then delivered to your door right as you're walking in yourself.</p> <p>Their idea definitely worked, the first three months of the campaign helped boost traffic to the online grocery store with 10,280 visits, while the number of new registered members rose 76 percent. Online sales also increased 130 percent.</p> <p></p>

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<p style="text-align: center;" mce_style="text-align: center;">{youtube yo1BRhoBHAs}<br></p> <p><b>Wearable Home Theater</b> <br></p> <p>Toshiba may have solved the lack of a full 360 degree view when it comes to gaming and watching television, despite the fact that many people never found this to be a problem.</p> <p>The company has developed a giant full-faced helmet that weighs around six and a half pounds and enables the wearer to get a full 360 degree view on a 16 centimeter dome shaped, fish-eye screen.</p> <p>With a giant bubble it may be difficult to enjoy any other activity while you're watching TV, but you will have the best view on the couch, if you live in Japan that is.<br><br><br><br><br mce_bogus="1"></p>

7 Futuristic Asian Gadgets You Can't Get in the United States