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Posture bird keeps slouchers in line

Why it's a bird is anyone's guess.

Photo by DealExtreme

The posture police are at it again, and this time they're not content to rely on stationary desktop contraptions to keep us literally in line. Now there's a weird-looking bird-shaped gadget that's designed to be worn around the neck, programmed to sound an alarm if slouching ensues. It's kind of like one of those anti-sleep devices for erstwhile hunchbacks.

We share Technabob's bewilderment over the avian design and gratuitous manga schoolgirl on its packaging. But we've learned not to wade too deeply into the cultural vagaries of anything made in Japan.

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