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January 20, 2008

MP3 Acne Controller


Now there's a mashup to conjure with.

Brian Ashcraft wrote about the latest Japanese schoolgirl craze in the February, 2008 issue of Wired magazine, as follows.

    Japanese Schoolgirl Watch: Cue Up the Acne-Fighting, 128-Meg MP3 Player

    In Tokyo, acne control rocks. The 1.2-ounce mpion MP3 player [top] promises to improve a gal's complexion while pumping out J-pop. At around 21,000 yen ($184), it's a bit pricey for a player that packs only 128 megs of music, but the flash memory isn't the main draw. The mpion releases positively and negatively charged ions, which supposedly neutralize breakouts. Here are the instructions: Touch the device to the offending area as you listen to tunes, flip the switch to Minus, and hold for five to 10 minutes. Allegedly, the negative ions open pores and replenish moisture. Then, flip it to Positive and hold to reduce oil and close your pores back up. It just might zap all your zits faster than you can say "placebo effect!"

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