Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japan-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:
From Thanko's "Gorone" (means lay down/bunk down) series, a new tablet and smartphone stand to support your smart device for you to use while you lay down was just released.
It's not easy to use a tablet or smartphone while you lie on on your bed. That will eventually give numbness in your arms. But, if you have the stand, there will be no need to hold your tablet or smartphone and then you can enjoy using it for a long time without your arms getting tired.
While it has a reputation as a hairdresser’s car in parts of the world, there is no denying the fact that Mazda’s MX-5 Miata is one of the most iconic sports cars ever built.
The perfect toy for surviving the brutally hot Japanese summer will be released by Takara Tomy Arts on May 22. It is the "Tsumeta Oicino" compact frozen drink machine.
"Tsumeta Oicino" is a created word making Tsumetai (cold) and Oishii (delicious) sound like Italian language words.
You can easily make an original frozen drink at home using coffee, milk, maccha, and strawberries.
Panasonic's Lumix GH4 has Variable Frame Rate!
As any photographer knows, high-end cameras with VFR built-in allow for the rate of frames... to be like, you know, varied. And thats a good thing because non-variable frame rates aren't as cool. Good enough, yeah?
This week it’s all about Sony getting good news in the form of bad news that's not really bad at all, the Japanese parliament has approved a nuclear deal with a Middle Eastern country and it's not scary unless you're an anti-nuke hippy, and we share a particularly enjoyable survey of how Western sci-fi continues dipping into the J-cookie jar.
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Häagen-Dazs just introduced their new "Spoon Vege" vegetable flavored ice cream series. They will release 2 flavors on May 12 in Japan: Tomato Cherry and Carrot Orange
Tomato Cherry has mainly a rich tomato flavor and the fruity aroma and acidity of cherries is added to it. Carrot Orange has a sweet carrot flavor and the refreshing aroma and acidity of orange.
Canon is releasing "Macro Ring Light MR-14EX II" for its EOS series for ¥80,000 on April 25.
It is an external strobe light that gives a flash light evenly to subjects and it's suitable for macro photography. There is a two-lamp light-emitting system. You have the option of emitting light from only a single lamp and you can control the light amount.
The guide number is 14 (ISO 100, m).
- Weight: 450g
- Battery: 4 size AA alkaline batteries or Ni-MH batteries