Tatamet fold-up helmet for the futurist fashionista

As Japan waits for the long predicted mega-earthquake known as "the Big One" to hit, technology empowered manufacturers continue to come up with ingenious ways to cash in on the fear factor. Flatter than the MacBook Air and liable to save your life, the latest tool designed to help Japanese citizens survive the apocalypse is the Tatamet collapsible helmet.

For the skeptics out there, the company has even provided a series of short demonstration videos to show how the contraption works. If looking like a Star Wars Stormtrooper while making your way through post-disaster wreckage sounds cool to you, then you'll only need to pony up a mere 5,250 yen ($48.75) to get your sci-fi fashion fix here.

Via Asahi