Panasonic - Let's note RZ4 - 745g 10.1-inch notebook PC

From Panasonic's "Let's note" series, 5 new models of the RZ4 series 10.1-inch notebook PC will be released on October 17. Pricing starts at 160,000 yen.

It's a clamshell note PC. By rotating the screen and folding it, it can be used as a tablet. One of the Main features of the RZ4 series is that it weighs only 745g. It is currently the lightest among all notebooks with a rotatable screen.

Logicool - Slim keyboard cover for iPad Air

Logicool, a Japanese subsidiary of Logitech International, is going to release a slim keyboard cover for iPad Air for 11,000 yen on October 21.

A keyboard is attached to the inside of the case, so just by opening the case, you can use your iPad Air like a notebook PC. When not in use, it works as a case for your iPad Air to protect it from being damaged.

Stepping motor with battery-free absolute sensor enables accurate positioning

Oriental Motor has developed the αSTEP AZ Series of closed-loop stepping motor & Driver packages, which contain its patented mechanical absolute sensor, the ABZO Sensor.

"The ABZO Sensor in the motor is able to record the current position of the motor in the sensor itself. So, it enables high-precision positioning and homing without a home sensor or a limit sensor."

audio-technica - Fluffy earmuff headphone

audio-technica is going to release new headphones with fluffy earmuffs - ATH-FW55 - on October 17.

ATH-FW55 is designed for girls. Since the earmuffs are big, they make the user's face smaller, which Japanese girls consider attractive and care a lot about.

The item will be produced in limited quantity. 

Panasonic - LUMIX DMC-LX100 - The world's first digital camera with 4/3-inch sensor

Panasonic is going to release the LUMIX DMC-LX100, the world's first compact digital point-and-shoot camera with a 4/3-inch sensor built-in, for about 103,000 yen on November 13.

By using the same 4/3-inch sensor as Panasonic's mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras supporting the Micro Four Thirds system, LUMIX DMC-LX100 brings equivalent image quality to that of mirrorless cameras.

J-Halloween Prep 2014: SAILOR MOON BRAS & STUFF! - AkihabaraNews.com

J-Halloween Prep 2014: SAILOR MOON BRAS & STUFF!

Halloween is Coming!
It’s the first of October here in Japan, and we’ve decided to start gearing up for Halloween early. In doing so, today brings our inaugural J-Halloween Prep 2014 post, and stay tuned for more. Why so early? And why are we doing so in Japan?

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