Sing Like a Pro With Japan’s Weirdest Karaoke Training Device Yet

If you love karaoke, but can never hit the right notes of your favorite songs, don’t despair! Apparently, all you need to do is use a weird karaoke training device for just three minutes per day, and you’re all set.

Karaoke is really big in Japan. Few people know that the pastime enjoyed internationally by millions originated in the Asian country, so it’s really no surprise that so many people of all ages still love it here. But just because you love singing your favorite songs doesn’t mean you’re good at it, and that can be an issue, especially if you prefer doing it in public karaoke establishments, of which there are many in Japan. Sure, you can take singing lessons, but that requires time and money that most karaoke enthusiasts don’t have. Luckily, there is apparently a simple, albeit more bizarre alternative…

Japanese company Dream recently launched the Proidea High Tone Trainer, a weird-looking device that allegedly allows users to reach those high notes they normally struggle with. All one has to do is put the device in their mouths and keep it there for 3 minutes a day, and they magically turn into a much better karaoke singer.

Dream claims that its device can be used by anyone because it only requires 3 minutes a day, and who doesn’t have 3 minutes? Plus, it’s hands-free, so you can use it while doing other stuff, like house chores, writing, gaming, etc..

You’re probably wondering how the Proidea High Tone Trainer works. Well, it’s pretty simple, really. The bizarre-looking device is designed to raise the user’s soft palate (the soft tissue at the back of the roof of our mouths) which apparently rises when we sing or yawn. With regular use, the Proidea High Tone Trainer is allegedly able to raise your soft palate enough to go up an octave when singing.


I know, what you’re thinking, that thing looks uncomfortable. Luckily, you only have to use it for 3 minutes a day to see some positive results. According to Grape, Dream is currently selling the Proidea High Tone Trainer for $2,980 yen ($22). Not sure it’s available outside of Japan, though.