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:
Today Shanghai Donya started selling an attachment lens for smartphone (DN-12739).
With this lens attached, the smartphone's lens becomes a 7X zoom lens.
It can be used for any kind of smartphone or iPhone, regardless of model.
NTT docomo is finally going to release a waterproof/dustproof wristwatch-style wearable device for kids, the Dococchi 01, next month.
It debuted at NTT docomo's 2014-2015 winter/spring products rollout that took place last October, and we questioned at the time whether it is too protective or overbearing for parents to use such technology.
Unitcom announced the release of a stick style Windows 8.1 PC called "Picoretta" that will go on sale for ¥19,800 (~$165) on March 28.
Picoretta is a tiny product that weights only 70g. There is an HDMI terminal built-in, and that allows a TV or display monitor to transform into a PC simply by connecting via HDMI.
Maybe ummm...just in case you drop your keys?
One of the great things about living in Japan is knowing that there are a neverending string of things that you’ll never fully understand. The Hikaru Skirt (“hikaru” just means “shining”) is a pretty good example thereof.
As one of the projects to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of Keio University's Faculty of Science and Technology, the University has launched the Keio Institute of Pure and Applied Sciences, commonly referred to as KiPAS. At KiPAS, groundbreaking efforts are being made by providing four chief researchers who are focused on fundamental academic research fields with environments that facilitate commitment to research.
Today, Sharp debuted (TE-TS56V), a new model of their "HEALSIO Ocha Presso" green tea maker.
They also unveiled their plan to bring it to the North American market for sale this summer. It will be called "Tea-Cere" like a tea ceremony, and the specs will be based on the new TE-TS56V model.
Nestlé in Japan created KitKat for Cafe, which is intended for exclusive use at restaurants for the first time in the world.
They collaborated with Japanese fast-food chain First Kitchen and released a KitKat sandwich "KitKat Sando."