And again about the ears. Japanese ...

    Some time ago, we published a review on the decision “cat ears” from Master Kit, the creation of which was inspired by the video about Necomimi Brainwave Cat Ears. Finally, a sample of Japanese ears got into our laboratory, and we decided to test it, at the same time, comparing it with Master Kit's ears .

    Necomimi Brainwave Cat Ears are cute “cat” ears on a neuro-sensor that respond to emotions by reading brain impulses. The ears are packed in a pink and white box with their image and description of the main movements. On the inside of the lid there is a brief instruction on how to use the device in several languages. The kit includes a bezel with a neuro-dacha and two servomotors, two plush ears and an elastic tape with Velcro and size adjuster, which is attached to the rim for additional fixation of the device on the back of the head. On the left side of the rim is the battery compartment, with a built-in power button and a clip on the wire, fixed to the earlobe.

    If you compare them with "cat ears" from Master Kit, then the Necomimi bezel is lighter and more comfortable sitting on your head. Another advantage of Necomimi is that the device practically does not require assembly, and all plush details are included in the kit - and the kit from Master Kit includes only plastic parts and electronics. However, the absence of plush details in the Master Kit set cannot be called an unambiguous minus, since this set does not limit creative possibilities and provides freedom in the choice of materials, while Necomimi models do not differ in variety, giving only four models to choose from: white, black and two leopard species.

    Necomimi assembly is very simple: you need to use a screwdriver to unscrew the battery cover, insert four AAA batteries and put plush ears on the servo holder, observing the marking “right” / “left”. In order for the ears to begin to move, it is necessary to put a rim on the head so that the sensor comes into contact with the skin on the forehead, and fix the clip on the left earlobe, and then press the power button. The ears are ready to work immediately after activation and immediately begin to read brain impulses.

    They move only in one plane and perform four movements:

    1) slowly go down and freeze,
    2) rise sharply up and stop,
    3) go up and smoothly go down,
    4) go up and sway.

    As it turned out, in practice, the sensor reads the electromagnetic waves of the brain far from always and often “slows down”, and sometimes the ears are out of sync, and one “ear” hangs for a long time. The ears from the Master Kit move in two planes, make much more movements and are controlled from the remote control, which helps to avoid the “glitches” that Necomimi has when reading a neuro-pulse. Remote control also allows you to select the desired movement from several pre-programmed, and this is their big plus. For ears from the Master Kit there is an opportunity to make a remote control both on a loop and with an IR receiver (see the article on Habré ). The downside is that, compared to Necomimi, the hands still remain busy. But it is possible to implement control with the help of voice, such a solution was proposed. If we continue to compare the Necomimi ears with the solution proposed by Master Kit, then Necomimi is much more expensive, because it is a finished finished product, not an assembly kit.

    It is only natural that both models have their pros and cons, and which one to choose is your choice.

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