Since April 2013, Yokohama City's Uniper has been selling Bravo, a simplified lifting device that can lift solar panels and other materials up to building roofs without the use of a ladder-shaped rail in work locations that are too narrow for tow trucks or cranes to fit.
If you have landed or departed from Tokyo International Airport (A.K.A., Haneda Airport), you might have taken Tokyo Monorail. Tokyo Monorail started operation 50 years ago, in 1964. It was the year of the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, and since then, it has been one of the main accesses to get to Tokyo International Airport.
Canon's new compact digital camera PowerShot N100 is going to be released on April 17 for about ¥34,800.
One of the features of the PowerShot N100 is its sub-camera with 25mm wide-angle lens called Story Camera. The camera takes the photographer's face as well as the subject when the shutter button is pressed.
Sony is going to release a compact, slick all-in-one audio system on April 19. There will be 2 models available: "CMT-X7CD" with Wi-Fi for about ¥33,000 and "CMT-X5CD" without Wi-Fi for about ¥23,000.
You can listen to music with the audio system by connecting with multiple devices such as WALKMAN, iPhone/iPad/iPod, smartphone, PC, USB memory, etc. directly or via Bluetooth network. It supports NFC, apt-X/AAC codec, and FM/AM tuner. Although it has a slim body, it also has a CD player built-in!
PENTAX Q7 Premium Kit will be released on April 18, and only 1,000 sets will be available in the world.
PENTAX Q7 Premium Kit comes with the palm-sized DSLR Camera "Pentax Q7" released on July 5, 2013 (Please check out the details about Pentax Q7 here), 4 kinds of zoom lenses, related accessories such as lens hoods and a camera bag.
An iPhone5/5s case with a Tokyo and Osaka train map making use of PCB (printed circuit board) parts will be released on April 15 at the Daikanyama Tsutaya Books store located in Daikanyama in Tokyo.
It's one of the new "moeco" series products that was specially made as a Daikanyama Tsutaya Books original product by Denshi-Gihan Co., LTD., which runs an electronic substrate related business. The iPhone 5/5s case consists of parts such as diode, LED, electrical transistor, resistor, and capacitor condenser.
Daihatsu unveiled new technology used for their new convertible kei-car (light automobile) - COPEN - that is scheduled to be released in July. It is planned to be available for less than 2 million yen (USD 20,000).
A newly developed framework based on a frame and monocoque construction called D-Frame is used, where the car's external parts give it support and stability.
Bonsai Lab, Inc. has released the reasonably-priced compact 3D printer BS01 on April 1.
In December, 2013, 3D printer BS01 was sold for 3 weeks only at the cloud funding site "kibidango". It collected the targeted amount of money after just 2 days, and reached about ¥10,500,000 funding in 3 weeks, an amount about 5 times more than their targeted amount.