Nandemo Microscope by Thanko --

Want to know how you really look? USB gadget maker Thanko is planning to release a USB-powered microscope called the "Nandemo Microscope," which ships with four separate attachments, each specifically designed to provide close-up views of different parts of the anatomy. In addition to the standard attachment, the three other attachments allow users to perform oral exams, check inside ears and get close-ups of skin and hair.

With a 1.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, 640 x 480 (VGA) resolution, adustable LED lighting and software for viewing and saving video and still images, you're only a USB connection away from hooking your computer screen up with a very intimate picture of yourself. Whether or not you would actually want to look at it is another question.

The Nandemo Microscope, which is compatible with Windows 2000 Professional/XP/Vista, goes on sale in mid-July at a price of 12,800 yen (slightly more than $100).

[Source: Nandemo Microscope page via IT Media]