The Lane Train

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Portable Karaoke Set to Ruin, Annoy the World

Posted by thelanetrain on June 20, 2008

According to Reuters, a Japanese electronics company will soon be launching what is being marketed as a “personal karaoke machine”.  Named “Hi-Kara”, this one pound 7″ cube will function “like a real machine” and allow users to download songs via the internet or buy special cartridges for them.  The product is being marketed towards the Japanese youth particularly because:

“Girls who are middle-school age and under can’t go to karaoke parlors by themselves even if they wanted to sing, but now they can try it at home with this new karaoke machine.”

So thanks to them, you’ll have hundreds of off-key Kelly Clarkson wannabes belting out J-Pop and teeny-bopper hits all day long.  Fan-tastic.

And while it seems that karaoke and singing is all the rage these days, it probably won’t be as ever popular as this.

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