JVC Kenwood's new micro system NX-PB30 is 31cm wide and only 8.5cm long. It is scheduled to be released in early December.
NX-PB30 is compatible with CD, FM/AM radio, and MP3/WMA music files in USB memory. It also supports Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR (Profile A2DP/AVRCP, Codec SBC) so that you can play music in Bluetooth compliant devices wirelessly.
Elecom is going to release new headphone series LBT-OH05 in early December.
The LBT-OH05 series is compatible with Bluetooth Class 1, which stably communicates with Bluetooth compliant devices up to 100-meters distant. It is able to pair up to a maximum of 8 devices at the same time.
There are control buttons for volume adjustment, playback, stop, skip, etc. on the headphones.
Thanko made an innovative product for Japanese traditional food, Onigiri (Rice Ball), as a follow-up to their USB warming bento box pouch released last month.
It's a small pouch that a convenience store rice ball will fit into and will make the rice ball warm by connecting to a USB port. The case itself can warm up to 60 degrees celsius, so the rice ball becomes warm enough for eating in 15-30 minutes.
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Holiday Illumination 2014
Tokyo Midtown - Roppongi
From upscale shopping centers to out of the way local grocery stores and business of all sorts (even a few private homes here and there), Tokyo is currently enjoying a very tasteful veneer of light-based holiday spirit.
Tamiya Incorporated, a Japanese radio-controlled cars manufacturer, is going to release the electric radio-controlled car R/C Tractor Kumamon Version. It will be sold as a construction kit for ¥16,200 and as finished goods for ¥30,024.
R/C Tractor Kumamon Version has Kumamoto Prefecture-proud Kumamon in the driver's seat and pictures of tomatoes and a watermelon - specialty products of Kumamoto Prefecture - on its exterior.
The Action Camera market is quite the thing at the moment. Ever since Nick Woodman thought it would be a nice idea to capture action shots of his surfing trips and set about creating a little silver box that made him a Hero, companies of every size seem to be bending over backward to put out diminutive cameras that can both take a beating and deliver quality videos of crazy people doing crazy things.