Thanko released a compact portable wristband style music player - Wristband MP3 Speaker - for 3,480 yen.
Not like other regular portable speakers, the Wristband MP3 Speaker stays around your wrist, so you can listen to music everywhere you go. For example, when you do household chores, you have to move around in the house. With the Wristband MP3 Speaker, music will follow you to the kitchen, garden, bathroom, etc.
It plays music saved in a microSD card.
At the 30th annual Osaka Motorcycle Show on March 21 2014, Honda unveiled two preview concepts of their new NM4.
The secondary battery is one of the core items and technologies for supporting future energy savings. Currently the best secondary battery is a lithium-ion battery, however, there are still critical challenges in attempts to reduce charging time and with high voltage charges.
A few days ago, a research group from the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University and the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) announced that they have developed a new type of electrolyte that could solve the above lithium-ion battery issues.
The convenience store chain, FamilyMart started accepting advanced orders for the Hatsune Miku Original Digital Piano by KORG (model SP-280F). This product is a collaboration between the Japanese musical instrument manufacture KORG and FamilyMart.
The Hatsune Miku Original Digital Piano by KORG is made based on KORG's full-fledged digital piano SP-280 and colored in Hatsune Miku colors. It plays 30 different kinds of sounds.
Panasonic just announced their new 4K wearable video camera HX-A500 in Europe and they are going to release there sometime in May.
HX-A500 is able to shoot 4K videos (3820x2160, 25fps). It features a new lens, the image processor Crystal Engine Pro+, and backlight CMOS sensor.
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."
Nintendo is going to start releasing GAMEBOY ADVANCE games for Virtual Console for Wii U on April 3.
You can download Nintendo's games that were released in the past for old game consoles, such as Family Computer (Nintendo), Super Famicom (Super Nintendo Entertainment System), Nintendo 64, and arcade games, and play with the Wii U - called Virtual Console.
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