Most visitors to Japan have probably tried out Karaoke at some time, whilst those living abroad either have a local version of it or have at least heard of it. It is one of Japan’s great export ideas.
The home Karaoke boom never really took off as strong as the Karaoke box one. Maybe people were worried about making too much noise and disturbing the neighbors. Here is an idea from Japan Trust Technology that keeps your Karaoke super quiet.
JTT are marketing a mute for your Karaoke microphone, that is compatible with the Nintendo Wii machine.
The device fits over the microphone and mutes the noise so that the neighbors are not disturbed. It is compatible with Nintendo Wii and also plugs into USB devices.
And when you are finished using it, you can wash the device for next time. “Clean and Quiet”
The mute micophone kit sells for YEN 3,480 and is said to be popular with people buying the Nintendo Wii Karaoke JOYSOUND Wii game.
For those interested, online orders can be made through the Japan Trust Technology website
Japan Trust Technology have a number of other interesting products on their website. The site is only available in Japanese. If you see a product you want to know more about, let me know and I will feature it in a future post.
Photos: All photos above are from the Japan Trust Technology website
But the whole point of karaoke is to make noise…
What's the point if you can't hear yourself?
It does seem to defeat the purpose doesn't it. I guess you can't have it all your own way if you live close to the neighbors. xD
Lol, this is why I love Koreans…they don't mind being loud and annoying with their home karaoke systems….
The key in Japan is just to build a soundproof/air filtration karaoke/swine flu panic room in your home so that you can both pre-emtively hide from all pandemics and sing fun tunes all in one…
Sounds great. The noisier the neighbors the easy it would be to get invited round and join in. 🙂
I bought a similar Yamaha critter for my trumpet, with headphones, so I could practice and not wake up the other people in my very old Kyoto apartment.
Very good idea. I had a friend who built a custom room in their apartment to play the violin. It was expensive, but deemed necessary.
This might just solve the problem with thin walled houses..
Only for karaoke tho.
Heck, I've got one of the original karaoke machines with the dual cassette decks. Hav e had it for about 15or16 years now. It still works. It also has an AM-FM radio also. At that time you could buy pre recorded tapes and then insert a blank tape and record at the same time.
My how times and technology have changed. Karaoke has never really caught in here.
now that goes back a bit. Technology does move at a fast pace doesn't it. 🙂 I was just looking at some technology that can print video to the written page. You will actually be able to the pages of the book and watch the video instead of the photos.
I love this idea! I wonder if I can get one in the US?
LOL, good for noisy kids
I prefare it unmute ;P
I am actually kind of surprised to see this since I haven't seen many karaoke games.