Adidas - Wristband-style heartrate monitor

Adidas Japan announced the release of a wristband-style heart rate monitor called miCoach FIT SMART.

They are going to start offering pre-sale on August 15 at Adidas ONLINE shop and release it to the public on September 1.

Iron Man Japanese Style

Iron Man Japanese Style

No Strangers to the Powered Exoskeleton 
Anyone who pays even the slightest attention to Japanese sci-fi should be well aware of the long-running powered robotic suit fetish. In many cases, the suits themselves are almost like characters. Given such a legacy, it's no surprise that art has inspired life and Japan is far and away the global leader in developing actual robotic suits for force amplication and rehabilitation.

Green House - Cigar socket USB charger powers 2 devices at a time

Green House is going to release a cigar socket USB charger adapter "GH-CCU2A" in mid-August.

GH-CCU2A has 2 USB ports built-in so that it is able to simultaneously charge up to 2 devices at a time such as a smartphone, iPhone and iPad. Each port is compatible with up to 2.1A output, which enables you to charge 2 iPads at the same time.

It has an overcorrect protective fuse and LED light to check the condition of its power distribution.

Circle K Sunkus - Doraemon custard steamed bun

You cannot but say Kawaii! when you first meet.

Circle K Sunkus is going to release a steamed bun collaboration for Doraemon's upcoming first 3DCG movie, STAND BY ME Doraemon. It is called Doraemon-man.

This doraemon face-shaped steamed bun filled with sweet custard cream will be out on August 19, and only 400,000 buns will be available.
 

  • Price: 180 yen

 

Studio Ghibli dissolves its production department

Toshio Suzuki, film producer of Studio Ghibli as well as a great friend of master Hayao Miyazaki appeared on Jyonetsu Tairiku (a weekly Japanese TV program that covers public figures) on August 3, and talked about the future of Studio Ghibli.

In a scene from their shareholder meeting, Producer Suzuki said "We will make a big change on the full spectrum of Studio Ghibli and we are planning to break down our production department."

Canon - EOS Kiss X7i Triple Zoom Kit out for purchase on August 21

Canon has announced the release of the EOS Kiss X7i Triple Zoom Kit. The price will be ¥143,800.

It comes with the DSLR EOS Kiss X7i camera, released in April 2013, and 3 different lenses (EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS STM, and EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM). With these 3 lenses, you are able to cover a 35mm equivalent focal range of 16-400mm.

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