Buffalo - USB cable you can keep it with you all the time

Buffalo is going to release a uniquely shaped USB2.0 cable in early May to use with a smartphone/tablet for transferring data or for charging.

Usually when you carry a USB cable in your bag with you, the cable gets tangled or the end of the connector could possibly scar the device's LCD monitor. However, these new USB cables allow you to attach one end to the other end so that you can keep it around your bag's handle or your pants' belt loop while you don't use them. Their connector parts don't get exposed outside and also you will have less chance to forget to bring it with you.

2 versions are available:
BSIPC09ULWH (A to Lightning) - ¥3,200
BSMPC20BK (A to microB) - ¥1,520

 


 

  • Color: White, Black

 

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Click here to read about previous version of Thanko's flexible arm for smartphone.

Now you can play with your smartphone while charging it. The USB port has an extendable USB cable, so you don't need to think much about the distance between the flexible arm and an outlet.

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Green House is going to release a camera strap bag called "INSTRAP" for 2,500 yen in late October.

INSTRAP is a shoulder strap for a DSLR or mirrorless camera, which comes with a pouch to store camera accessories such as a lens cap and memory card.

There are 2 sizes available.

S-size

  • Width of strap: 35mm
  • Length of strap: 500-750mm
  • Size: W80×D40×H200mm
  • Weight: 80g


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I've seen only a few people who were using iPhone 5c. It seems to be a bit rare in Japan. This is for those who have this rare iPhone.

Hamee released colorful Lightning cables to match the colors of the iPhone 5c for ¥1,890 each.

It's a certified product by Apple (MFI, made for iPhone/iPod/iPad).

  • Color: White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, and Green
  • Length of cable: 65cm
     

In July 2013, Meditrek in Yokohama released the Meruru, which enables soft contact lenses to be inserted and removed without touching the fingers.

"Using soft contact lenses requires practice, and even after practicing, quite a lot of people find it difficult to insert and remove soft contact lenses. Some people fail at practicing, and stop using contact lenses, because they think it's too difficult. If there was a way to handle contact lenses easily, without hurting the eyes, it would be a great help to such people."

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Fujimoto Dengyo released an iPhone 5s/5 case, the STREET FIGHTER II iPhone+.

On the back of each of the iPhone cases, 4 different moments of the main characters (Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li) firing the special attack are shown:

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- Shoryuken by Ken
- Tatsumaki Senpukyaku (Tornado Whirlwind Leg) by Ryu
- Hyakuretsukyaku (Hundred Rending Legs) by Chun-Li
 

  • Price: 2,300 yen

 

Google unveiled their newly developed gadget Google Nihongo Nyuryoku Magic Hand (Japanese language input magic hand) today. It was developed to help make using smart devices easier.

It is able to solve problems that arise from the use of a touch panel, such as the following:

- it is sometimes hard to control with hands with long nails or while wearing gloves or a bandage
- screens can sometimes get dirty with fingerprints
- screens can sometimes be poorly responsive

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Takara TOMY Company, Ltd., the Japanese toy company, just released a tiny cleaning robot, called the “Auto Mee S”, designed for cleaning smartphone and tablet LCD displays.

This is a fun gadget to have and would be a great gift that I would love to get…

The Japanese major online store Rakuten and the American company Livescribe yesterday agreed to sell a smartpen called Livescribe 3 on Rakuten Books.

As soon as you write on the accompanying paper notebook with the Livescribe 3 smartpen, the lines, letters or graphics you write get instantly displayed on a smartphone or tablet that has the Livescribe+ application installed. The notes are editable and searchable. Also, the hand-written letters can be converted into digital text.

Now an LED USB mouse that glows in 7 colors is available at Shanghai Donya.

It romantically changes its color among 7 colors every 5 seconds once the USB cable is connected to a PC. If you want to keep your favorite single color turned on, you can lock it. And when you don't want it to start glowing, it can be set not to glow.

 

Sanwa Supply  Magnet built-in tablet holder MR-TABST8W

 

Sanwa Supply just released a magnet built-in tablet holder "MR-TABST8W" that holds 9-11 inch sized tablet.

By attaching your tablet or iPad on a fridge or a whiteboard with this tablet holder, you can make use of it in many situations, such as cooking dinner from a recipe shown on the tablet attached on the fridge, or attaching it on the whiteboard and showing materials in the meeting.

It is also attachable on a wall with the accompanying screws.

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Size: W150×D30×H163mm
Weight: 180g
 

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In Japan, many of us still feel more comfortable paying by actual cash and carry lots of bills and coins around, while people in North America or Europe use actual cash less and less.

Today, Thanko just released new automatic coin counting machine for those who want to make their life much easier when it comes to coin counting. Although perhaps our readers don't need this product, let me introduce it to you in case.

Today, Taiwanese company, Silicon Power, has started selling ring USB 3.0 flash memory "Jewel J80" in Japan.

Jewel J80 looks a bit like an expensive can opener.

You can bring it with you everywhere by attaching it to your belongings like a key chain. The metal alloy body has resistance to scratches and shock.

8GB model - 880 yen
16GB model - 1,380 yen
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Sony just released a premium leather case for the Xperia Z2 Tablet in collaboration with a Japanese stationary company, Kokuyo.

The model name is CamiApp Premium Leather Case for Xperia Z2 Tablet, and the price is also premium: 18,000 yen.

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