Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japan-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:
Fujifilm is going to release a new Cheki camera called instax WIDE 300 on November 21 from their instant camera "instax" series.
The Cheki instax WIDE 300 prints photos that are twice the size of normal Cheki photos.
It has a grip to help hold the camera easily with your right hand and also a hole to attach a tripod at the bottom.
LG announced that they will release their new round face smartwatch LG G Watch R in the beginning of November around the world.
LG G Watch R is an Android Wear smartwatch with Snapdragon 400 CPU and 4GB memory. It has a similar look and sense of fit as a regular wristwatch. OEL display (320x320) is used for its round dial face.
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo and a Fujitsu research group have developed a simulator of a beating heart based on mathematically modeled operating principles of molecular motors. This research links molecules on the micro-level and the heart on the macro-level, and enables high-level predictions that can be used both for basic medical research and clinical practice.
At Keio University, the Toyama Laboratory, in the Department of Information and Computer Science (Faculty of Science and Technology), researches how to operate database technology to support IT simply and efficiently. The Toyama Lab takes a threefold approach to this research, aiming to construct and implement new systems from the three viewpoints of extension, combination, and application.
Hello Kitty-shaped Cheki - instax mini Hello Kitty - is going to be out for sale by Fujifilm on November 21.
Hello Kitty marks its 40th anniversary on November 1. To celebrate that, Fujifilm made a Cheki model that has reproduced Hello Kitty's signature big ribbon and face to form the shape of the camera.
A tartan strap, limited designed film and stickers come with instax mini Hello Kitty in a pretty box.
Casio is going to release the rugged BABY-G "BGA-1400" on November 28.
Not only is it fashionable, but it also has beneficial functions for traveling. It displays times in 2 different time zones at the same time. It is shockproof and water resistant to 10 ATM performance to provide comfort while engaging in outdoor activities.
Price differs depending on colors:
Orange - 31,000 yen
White - 31,000 yen
Landport is releasing earmuff-style headphones - Music Earmuff Bluetooth - in early November.
On the headphones, there are operation buttons for volume control, playback, pause, skip and so on. It can pair up with iPhone, Android smartphone and Bluetooth compliant music players.
Landport's Music Earmuff Bluetooth looks much fluffier than audio-technica's earmuff headphones that were recently released.
It can run for 10 hours when fully charged.