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The only consolation in the wilder flights of new product fancy from Japan is that nine out of 10 of them don’t catch on – but we’re concerned that Toshiba Corp’s latest brainchild – Be Your Own Ghetto Blaster – just might: who wants to shoulder a 30 lb burden to annoy the entire neighbourhood when for just $200 he can have the Sonic Jacket? Giving a whole new meaning to loud apparel, the garment has an amplifier and four loudspeakers stitched in – two at the shoulder, two at the chest – and a set of cables down into the pocket where you park your personal stereo.

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