Nagano Street Shots - Special Edition

Nagano Street Shots - Special Edition

Nagano Street Shots - Special Edition
This week's Street Shots installment celebrates Nagano, our neighbor to the northwest and a lovely city famous for easy access to nature, a 1400 year-old Buddhist temple (yes, one thousand four hundred), and hosting the 1998 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Sanwa - Vinyl player to convert music on vinyl into MP3

Sanwa Direct today released Record MP3 Henkan Player 400-MEDI012 and now it's available for 6,980 yen at their online store.

Record MP3 Henkan Player 400-MEDI012 is a vinyl player that is able to convert music on a vinyl record into MP3 and save it on a USB flash memory without a PC. 

It also can be used as a regular vinyl player or MP3 player by connecting to a speaker or audio amplifier.

Omron - Neck Massager massages while warming neck and shoulders

Omron announced the release of their new Neck Massager HM-141. It will be released on July 18 for about 6,000 yen.

Once you turn on the massager, the massaging balls inside start rotating to take the stiffness out of your neck and shoulders. Because there is a heating function in the massaging balls, it's able to give a massage more effectively by warming up your muscles.

It can automatically be turned off 15 minutes after starting a massage.

Pikachu Cafe - Take a big bite into Pikachu's face!

Together with the opening of the Pokémon-themed exhibition "Pokémon the movie XY", Pikachu Cafe will open from July 19 through August 31 at Tokyo City View (observation deck area) at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo.

The food menu that will be served at the Pikachu Cafe has now been unveiled and it is too cute to eat!

Samsung - GALAXY Tab S - Android tablet Wi-Fi model out in Japan on Aug 1

Samsung announced the release of the Wi-Fi version of their Android tablet GALAXY Tab S in Japan. Its 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch Wi-Fi models will go on sale on August 1.

GALAXY Tab S has Super AMOLED display (2560 x 1600 pixel resolution). It produces a 1.3 times wider color gamut compared with regular LCD displays, which allows dark emerald green that was not possible to reproduce in the past.

REVIEW: Casio Selfie-Cam (Me, Myself & I)

REVIEW: Casio Selfie-Cam (Me, Myself & I)

The Casio EX-TR35 is a peculiar beast...
Were you to look at the specs, you’d see a 12 megapixel 1/23 inch backlit CMOS sensor mated to a 3.8mm (Full frame equivalent of 21mm) lens in a small, but not particularly impressive, plastic body.

Toyota adds first hybrid full-time 4WD to its Crown series

Toyota has just released its first hybrid full-time 4WD for its Crown series  (Majesta, Royal, and Athlete).

All the new models have a hybrid system that combines 2.5-liter 2AR-FSE engine and motor, torsen LSD transfer and newly-developed hybrid transmission. Regarding high fuel-efficiency, the Royal series and Athlete series offer 21.0km/liter and Majesta offers 19.0km/liter.

cheero - 10400mAh portable Danboard battery

From mobile battery brand cheero, a 10400mAh portable "Danboard" battery went on sale today for 3,750 yen. It's capable of charging an iPhone fully 5 times.

Danboard, also known as Danbo, is a cardboard box robot character that appears on a manga series called Yotsuba&! (pronounced Yotsubato!).

Sega Toys - Cat robot for those not allowed to have pets at home

Sega Toys recently released a white cat robot, Yume Neko Celeb, for 11,000 yen.

It is made for those who wants to have a pet but their apartment/condo rules don't allow them to enjoy a life with a pet. The cat robot snuggles, purrs and meows like an actual cat.

Sega Toys also released a yellow chick robot, Yume Hiyoko, on the same day. It moves like an actual chick by moving its wings and saying peep-peep.

Yume Neko Celeb

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