Canon - Ultra-telephoto lens EF100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM

From Canon's EOS series, new ultra-telephoto lens "EF100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM" will be out for sale on December 19.

The price is ¥300,000.

EF100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM is a high-performance lens for professional photographers and covers focal length of 100 to 400mm. It has excellent optical characteristics using a fluorite lens and super UD lens. Its maximum photographic magnification is 0.31X and shortest photographic distance is 0.98m.


Bandai - Life-sized R2-D2 speaking figure doll

You can possess your own R2-D2 for only ¥34,800!

Life-sized R2-D2 figure doll called "D WALL FIGURE STAR WARS 1/1 R2-D2" will be out for sale in April 2015 by Bandai.

D WALL FIGURE STAR WARS 1/1 R2-D2 is a made-to-order product and Bandai will be accepting orders until March 2.

Jenesis Holdings - geanee-brand inexpensive Windows 8.1 tablets

Jenesis Holdings is going to release 3 new reasonably-priced Windows tablet models after mid-December.

All 3 models are equipped with Windows 8.1 with Bing, an Intel Atom processor, 4-point multi-touch IPS panel (1280x800), 2MP in-camera and out-camera, Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0.

7-inch model (WDP-71)

Yamaha - Simple round Bluetooth speaker system

Yamaha is going to release a simple round Bluetooth speaker system (NX-B150) for ¥23,000 in late December.

It's a set of 2 satellite 4cm full-range speakers and a 13cm woofer. Maximum output of each satellite speaker is 7W×2 (4Ω, 1kHz, 10%THD), and that of the woofer is 15W (8Ω, 1kHz, 10%THD).

The units are designed in the motif of a spotlight.

Four colors (white, light blue, silver and black) will be available.

Pioneer - New red color model added to flagship Superior Club Sound headphones

Pioneer is going to add a new premium red color model (SE-MX9-R) to their flagship Superior Club Sound headphone series.

It will be released for about ¥33,000 in late January.

The Superior Club Sound series (SE-MX9) was originally out for sale in April 2014. It is designed to produce powerful heavy bass sound and beat with enhanced fashionability.

Autobacs to release Nogizaka46 car navigation system in a limited quantity

Idol group, Nogizaka46, is featured on a portable car navigation system - Nogizaka46 navi - that will be released exclusively by Autobacs on December 22.

The price is ¥39,800. Only 5,000 units will be available.

Nogizaka46 is a popular Japanese idol group known as an "official" rival of AKB48, and produced by Yasushi Akimoto, who also produces the AKB48 group.

Thanko - High-power portable headphone amplifier with 5000mAh mobile battery function

Thanko has released a portable device that combines a 5,000mAh mobile battery and 680mw+680mw high-power headphone amplifier for ¥34,800.

Even with high-end headphones, once you connect the headphones to a smartphone or music player, you are not able to hear music in optimum sound quality. The output of those devices cannot maximize the potential of quality headphones.