Bullet Train digital thermometers evoke the look of Japan's iconic Shinkansen high-speed trains at the front while their opposite ends are soft and flexible to keep sick children safe.
Priced at 1,258 yen (just under $15) each, the thermometers are available in three distinct designs that pay tribute to Japan's latest high-speed trains: the N700 series used on the Tōkaidō and Sanyō Shinkansen lines since 2007, the E5 series operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) on the Tohoku service since March of 2011, and the model 923 “Doctor Yellow” diagnostic high-speed test trains that are a particular favorite of Japanese kids.
The thermometers have a 3-digit LCD digital display window that expresses temperatures in Centigrade degrees. As with most digital thermometers of this type, a warning buzzer sounds when the final temperature is reached. Power is via an included 1.5V-DC LR41 button battery and they can be purchased online at Rakuten. In the U.S., the bullet train thermometer can be bought at Amazon.