With some products, you can tell which country they came from just by looking at them. (A comment on the bed-mounted shotgun rack we posted on read "they state clearly that this product is made in the USA, as if anyone would doubt something like this comes from anywhere else in the universe.") And this Robot teddy bear car navigation system from IXS so, so clearly came from kawaii-culture Japan.
Think Teddy Ruxpin with a GPS hookup: the furry prototype gestures as he speaks, presumably to point out directions. Even better, he smells your breath for booze when you get into the car and offers warnings. And if a talking teddy bear urging you not to drive doesn't tell you you're drunk, we don't know what will.
via pink tentacle