Hot on Taobao is a monthly segment where we feature a product from Taobao our editors think is cool.
Do you ever worry about creepy crawlies sneaking into your ear late at night? If so, this visual ear cleaning device is the perfect tool for you.
Coming in hot at just RMB139 (promotional deal, original price is RMB278), this Taobao product allows you to play doctor by examining the cavities inside your own ears. Each purchase comes with a visual earpick, assembly case, six earwax scoopers, carrying case and instructions.
Compatible with Apple, Huawei, Samsung and various other mobile phones, as well as Mac and Windows computers, this nifty device is marketed as both an endoscope and earwax cleaner.
What are you hoping to find? Image via Tmall
So, is this really necessary?
We would argue this device is one of the more useful products we’ve introduced in this column, up there with the ‘anti-pervert’ flamethrowers. But, unlike the peeping-Tom roasters, this product can be used to safeguard against roaches lodged inside your ears. Sounds like fiction? Think again.
In 2018, a woman in Dongguan had a roach removed from her ear two days after it crawled into her head, while a 2-centimeter-long cockroach set up shop inside a man’s ear in Shenzhen for hours. In both occurrences, the patients cited discomfort before heading to the hospital.
“It’s alive, it’s moving...” Screegrab via QQ
On the off chance you begin to experience discomfort in your auditory canal, you may want to have a look for yourself before heading straight to the hospital. Although, could you imagine watching your screen as you wiggle an endoscope inside your ear and spot a roach running amuck?
On second thought, this might be one tool to leave for the doc.
The visual ear cleaner device can be purchased for RMB139 on Taobao (prices may vary depending on what device you’re using).
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[Cover image via Tmall]