Panasonic - Technics-brand high-end speaker system

Panasonic is going to release an ultra high-end speaker system SB-R1 under its Technics brand. It is a build-to order product and will be released for 1,340,000 yen in February.

Technics is Panasonic's brand for audio devices. It was discontinued in 2010, but Panasonic recently discussed the revival of the brand on September 4th. The new high-end speaker system SB-R1 will be one of the first products celebrating the brand's revival.

Sony - Interchangeable cable to make earphones Bluetooth-compatible

Transform XBA to Bluetooth
Sony
is going to release an interchangeable cable unit MUC-M1BT1 that makes Sony's XBA series wired, in-ear headphones Bluetooth compliant.

The MUC-M1BT1 cable supports in-ear headphones from the XBA-Z5, A3, A2, H3, H2 series. Just like changing the original cable to the accompanying cable, you can attach MUC-M1BT1 to the in-ear headphones.

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week an Indian company has found a way to get its energy saving tech into 20% of the computers manufactured here in Japan, and a Japanese firm has decided that, in addition to the allure of football and famous spicy chicken parts, Buffalo, NY is the place to set up a new shop for solar panel manufacturing!

Lotteria - Huge Wagyu meatball burger with strawberry sauce

Lotteria, one of the major Japanese burger chains, is going to release Tochigi Wagyu Hamburg Steak Burger, a premium thick Wagyu (beef produced in Japan) patty burger with strawberry sauce, on September 29.

The premium burger will be sold for 1,300 yen (About 13USD), and it comes with either salad, french fries, or drink of your choice.

Panasonic - 40-inch 4K VIERA - 3 new models

Panasonic is going to release 3 new models of the 4K VIERA AX700 series on October 17.

They feature the latest HDMI 2.0 (4K/60p input), and support HDCP 2.2 (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection). They can connect to a 4K tuner and 4K recorder. There are 3 HDMI 2.0 input terminals, D4 and video input terminal.

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