Mitsubishi Electric is releasing a fancy cordless vacuum cleaner with an air purifier function built-in (iNSTICK HC-VXE20P) on March 1.
The air purifier is where the charging station of the vacuum is. It is able to purify a Japanese 8-mat room (about 14 square meters) in 51 minutes.
It takes 2 hours (regular mode) or 70 minutes (rapid mode) for the vacuum to be fully charged. Battery life of the vacuum is 20 minutes (regular mode) or 10 minutes (strong mode).
Ricoh Imaging announced the release of the world's smallest DSLR camera - PENTAX K-S2 - with waterproof and rustproof performance (as of February 1, 2015). It is compact and perfect for outdoor activities.
Sony is going to release new Bluetooth headphones MDR-1ABT for about ¥40,000 on March 21.
MDR-1ABT is compatible with Sony's newly-developed codec, LDAC. Since it is capable of transmitting information volume 3 times greater than regular SBC/A2DP codecs via Bluetooth, it produces high quality wireless sound.
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Have a heart-shaped pizza and a romantic moment with a pizza delivery guy!
Domino's Pizza is going to sell a heart-shaped "Happy Valentine Pizza" for ¥1,300 ($11) from February 12 to February 15. Or, if you spend more than ¥3,000 ($25) on a large-size pizza, you'll get a free Happy Valentine Pizza or a coupon for a future purchase.
No more fancy Valentine's Day dinner
Chocolate Tsukemen (ramen noodles with dipping soup) will be available for a limited time until February 15 at one of the most well-known Japanese ramen restaurants, Menya Musashi.
It's called "Tsuke Ghana 2015" since it's a dish in collaboration with Lotte's Ghana chocolate series. The price is ¥880. It will be available at its original store in Shinjuku, Tokyo and its Kamata, Tokyo store.