Gizmine: Out of the Ordinary Gadgets from Tokyo

Store Profile

Store History

  • Founded: 2008
  • Founded by: Doug Krone
  • Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois

Gizmine brings you to the heart of Tokyo. Get all the smartest gadgets, cutest (kawaii) culture, and lifestyle goods here.

Online shop Gizmine describes itself as "the gadget and lifestyle design superstore" and although we think the word superstore is a little out of place since it's such a niche business, this is definitely a good resource for hard-to-find Japanese gadgets. The site has depth and breadth, and it's fun to jump around from retro camera-inspired iPhone cases to weird robotic toilet paper holders.

Their goal is to "bring you to the heart of Tokyo," and you get a sense of the crazy, cute, and random world that is Japanese gadget design just from clicking around the site. Founded by Doug Krone — who formerly worked with Japanese import store Dynamism — it's totally worth a look for anyone who loves tech culture and wants to see what's happening on the fringes.

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Retro iPhone 4 Cases, $50
Nearmore Hybrid Aroma Humidifier, $180
Star Wars Light Saber Chopsticks, $23
H Miuri M Maki iPad Cases, $150
Robot Toilet Paper Holder, $40