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It Means He Likes You: “Tailly” Lets People Know How You Really Feel in the Creepiest Way Possible


Have you ever thought to yourself that, thanks to our ability to form intelligible sentences and verbalize our current emotional state, we lost touch with those simpler primal days when such interactions were accomplished with visual cues? No, of course not, we’re humans and evolution’s divine providence saw to it that we ditch any superfluous appendages like tails for our own sake. One individual — a self-proclaimed inventor by the name of Shota Ishiwatari — seems to have a dissenting opinion on this matter since he has already begun soliciting financial backing on Indiegogo for his latest product called Tailly: A wearable tail that wags in relation to one’s heart rate. We have no doubt in our minds that it will catch on in Japan, but for Western markets, Ishiwatari has plenty of convincing to do.

On the Tailly’s Indiegogo page, Ishiwatari provided an eyebrow-raising product description that — for us at least — makes the idea of walking around with a dog tail even less enticing than it was before:

Tailly is not just a toy, nor is it a fashion accessory or a gadget. It is those three items combined, and, since it reacts to the heart beat rate, an extension of the users’ body. Tailly is fun to wear to parties, while out with friends or playing with kids. You could even wear Tailly on a date and express your true feelings through the wagging tail. Even better, your partner could also wear one for the both of you to add a level of subconscious communication between the two of you.

Yes, because our significant others will be 100% keen on hitting the town with a wagging tail strapped around our waistlines, while small and easily frightened children won’t have a massive freak out over the creepy dog man that wanted to play a quick game of tag in the park — man, that last part is really going to over well with parent groups and police officers, won’t it?

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