Panasonic - LCD TV with a handle - "Portable VIERA"

Panasonic is going to release 2 new models from their compact LCD TV series "Portable VIERA" on June 15. Portable VIERA is a TV with a handle which allows you to move it easily from one room to another.

The angle of the display is adjustable: 4 degrees to the front and 16 degrees to the back.

 

19-inch "SV-PT19S1" (1,366×768 dots) - About ¥33,000

Star Wars characters headphones arrive in Japan

A US-based audio company, SMS Audio, made 4 models of Star Wars character design headphones (STREET by 50 series). In early July, they will be available in Japan for about 21,000 yen by Modernity Co., Ltd., the Japanese audio products distributer.

Models:
- Rebel Alliance (Luke Skywalker)
- Storm Trooper
- Galactic Empire (Darth Vader)
- Boba Fett

Nissan - Skyline 200GT-t with turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine

New 13th-generation Nissan Skyline called "Skyline 200GT-t" will be out on June 5.

Skyline 200GT-t features a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, which is downsized and has better fuel efficiency than previous models. It is able to reach a maximum output of 211 horsepower, and its power and acceleration performance is comparable to that of a non-turbo 2.5-liter engine.

Keio University: Advanced nanometer-scale manufacturing technologies

From astronomical telescopes to household-use cameras, from aircraft to cellphones, from semiconductor devices to medical instruments... All kinds of optical, mechanical, and electronic products are manufactured using high-precision manufacturing technologies.

The precision of manufacturing technology has advanced from the micrometer to sub-micrometer level, and recently, to the nanometer scale. In the near future, manufacturing techniques are expected to reach the precision level of operating individual atoms.

Princeton - 8 countries design portable mini speakers - "Mini Buddy"

Princeton is going to release the Christmas ornament-like portable mini speaker series Mini Buddy, manufactured by British audio accessory brand KitSound, on May 31.

On the surface of each globe-shaped speaker, A world map or the flag designs of 8 countries are painted. There are 9 different designs: World Map, Brazil, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Portugal, and England.

Nikon Instech - Portable 3D scanner

Nikon Instech, Nikon's affiliate company, announced today its release of a new portable 3D scanner "P3D NC-2323S" on June 1. The price will be around 3,800,000 yen.

P3D NC-2323S allows you to measure easily without using a PC. With the LCD touch-panel and simple graphical user interface, even a person who uses it for the first time can obtain 3D data of the object just by aiming it towards the object and pressing the shutter button.

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