JVC Kenwood - 8.5cm-long thin micro system

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 - Bluetooth Class 1 headphones can pair up with devices 100-meters distant

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 - USB rice ball warming pouch

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.


Tokyo Midtown Illumination Animation: Japan is Good at This (VIDEO) - AkihabaraNews.com

Tokyo Midtown Illumination Animation: Japan is Good at This (VIDEO)

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.