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:
Century is now selling an IPX4 waterproof elastic silicon Bluetooth speaker - WORMEE - for ¥4,298.
WORMEE is a speaker that contracts and expands, and its angle can be changed too. On its bottom is a suction disk that can be applied to a smooth surface.
Editor's Note: Celebrating AkihabaraNews' most popular robotics article of all time, with better graphics and probably some grammar improvements as well, we present:
Legos, Robots, and Education
Thanko is now selling a shoulder bag with a very useful function. It has a pop-up tablet holder inside!
When you are on a busy train or when you are holding an umbrella, this shoulder bag comes into play. It allows hands-free use of your tablet.
Only one drawback about it might be that you get some extra attention from people around you…
At first glance, it looks like a regular USB flash drive, but it's actually a full-fledged Windows PC!
Mouse Computer has proudly announced the release of a stick-style Windows 8.1 with Bing PC "m-Stick MS-NH1" that transforms a TV or display monitor into a PC via HDMI connection. Once you have a normal keyboard and mouse, you will be able to have a decent Windows PC environment.
Cowon Japan is going to put a tiny portable audio player - COWON M2 - on sale on December 12.
16GB model (M2-16-SL) - ¥14,800
32GB model (M2-32-BK) - ¥17,800
The 16GB model is in silver and the 32GB model is in black.
"Gross - You Guys Really Eat that Animal?"
...says the Japanese guy, sincerely and without irony, in between bites of some partially alive sea creature.