Terrie's Take: Nine New Trends for Japan in 2014, Record Deficits, LNG, Nationalizing Islands, and Tune Hotels
Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japanese-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:
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Sanwa Supply released a cabinet that allows you to store a maximum of 10 iPad/tablets for ¥79,800.
There are USB ports in each space so that you can charge them and you can synchronize all of the tablets at the same time with just a single touch of a sync button. It has a lock on the door and also you can use a security wire for double security. It has a built-in fan at the back of the device to pull the warm air outside.
It could be a great tool to manage and keep tablets for business use. Up to 3 cabinets can be stacked to conserve office space.
Calbee just released DORAEMON potato chips which will be sold for a limited time only until early May.
They are basic salt flavor potato chips that come with 2 DORAEMON illustrated cards in each bag. There are a total of 72 different cards including "Normal cards" with funny DORAEMON, valuable "Color cards with original drawings", and "Famous scene cards" displaying a whole page from the comic book on the card.
If you are a big fan of DORAEMON, happy snacking and good luck collecting all 72 cards!
ARES Inc., Japanese sports GPS device production company, is going to release watch-style Android device ARES EC309 for 29,800 yen in the beginning of February. It allows you to do data communication and make a phone call via a 3G (WCDMA) connection with a micro SIM.
Unlike a regular watch style device that works well by connecting with a smartphone via Bluetooth, ARES EC309 enables you to connect internet, send emails, download applications bought from Google Play directly.
For tennis players, Sony is going to release Smart Tennis Sensor (SSE-TN1), which is capable of analyzing your tennis shots instantly, in late May.
The detailed data of your tennis shots will be displayed on your smartphone or tablet screen. To do that, install the dedicated free application in your smartphone or tablet and connect it to Smart Tennis Sensor via a Bluetooth connection.
LG announced that they are going to start selling 23.8 inch full HD sleek display 24MP76HM-S for ¥27,800 in late January in Japan.
Since LG adopted the virtually frameless New CINEMA SCREEN design, the width of the frame part of the display is only 5.6mm, which is about half the width in its previous model.
It is 23.8 inch (1920x1080) AH-IPS panel, 1,000:1 contrast (maximum 1 million:1), 250cd/m2 luminance. It has 2 HDMI, a D-Sub, a 3.5mm analogue stereo input, a stereo minijack, and 5W+5W speaker.
HAKO VISION is a small box, released by Bandai, with which you can enjoy a 3D projection mapping show with your smartphone on the palm of your hand.
We introduced their first HAKO VISION products, "TOKYO HIKARI VISION" and "KARAKURI", which present real 3D projection mapping events that took place at Tokyo Station and Tokyo National Museum. These will be released soon on January 27.
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