Tokyo Food Review: Ikinari Steak - Standing-Only Japanese Steakhouse

Tokyo Food Review: Ikinari Steak - Standing-Only Japanese Steakhouse

[Editor’s Note: You might have heard about Tokyo’s recent ‘Best City in the World’ cuisine rating. Well, it’s not just the Michelin folks who’re paying attention. AkihabaraNews Contributor Phoebe Amoroso also weighs in on Tokyo’s food scene, and today: MEAT!]


Sharp - Health Cockpit

Sharp has unveiled its latest Health-related technology device - Health Cockpit - at SEMICON Japan 2014 at Tokyo Big Sight.

It is a health measuring system, that the user sits in, that measures a full set of health metrics.  This "chair-type health management device" resembles a premium airline seat and measures:
- Weight (indicated by BMI)
- Blood pressure
- Pulse
- Stress state
- Health of the blood vessels (firmness)

iiyama - Japanese-inspired stylish desktop PC

Unitcom, a Japanese PC retailer, is going to release 9 new iiyama PC-brand Japanese-inspired desktop PC models.

They are created under the theme of Miyabi (雅) which means elegance in Japanese, and they give a high-quality, modern, stylish and sophisticated first impression to users.

MD7 series (Middle Tower):

ASUS - 292g 8-inch Android tablet

ASUS - 292g 8-inch Android tablet

ASUS Japan is going to release an 8-inch Android tablet - ASUS MeMO Pad 8 ME581C - on December 5.

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 ME581C is only 7.45mm thin and weighs 292g. It features an 8-inch WUXGA LCD display (1920x1200), Atom Z3560 processor, 2GB memory, 16GB SSD, 5MP out-camera, 1.2MP in-camera, GPS, accelerometer, electromagnetic compass, optical sensor, magnetometric sensor, gyroscope, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0.

JVC Kenwood - Rugged Everio video camera for all kinds of weather

JVC Kenwood is going to release new Everio video cameras: a 64GB model (GZ-RX500) and 32GB model (GZ-R300).

They are tough - IPX8 waterproof, IP5X dustproof, MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5 Shock standards, and temperature resistance (-10~40 degrees C). The built-in large-capacity battery allows you to film continuously for 5 hours in a rugged environment.

Elecom - Cup-and-saucer-shaped Bluetooth speaker

Elecom released a Bluetooth wireless speaker LBT-SPP500 that comes with a tea cup-shaped speaker and saucer-shaped cradle.

LBT-SPP500 is pretty and can easily become a part of the interior decoration in your room. Placing it on the accompanying cradle charges up the speaker. By touching the top of the speaker, you can control its volume adjustment and On/Off.