Pioneer - U-05 - USB DAC with headphone amplifier built-in

Pioneer announced the release of "U-05", their first USB DAC with a headphone amplifier built-in. It is scheduled to be out for 105,000 yen in late July.

USB DAC is a device to enhance sound quality of audio files on a computer.

U-05 features ESS's 8ch DAC "ES9016" installed on both the right and left sides. The circuit used is a discrete circuit. By driving them in parallel, it reduces noise considerably.

Useful wall-plug Wi-Fi router particularly at hotels in rural regions of Japan

There are lots of hotels which still offer only a wired LAN network here in Japan.

So, especially for those who make frequent business trips in Japan, Planex Communications' wall-plug compact Wi-Fi router "Chibi-Fi 3 MZK-DP150N" could be a very helpful product. It's just released today for 2,680 yen.

To make a Wi-Fi environment with Chibi-Fi 3 MZK-DP150N, simply insert the router's plug into a socket and also insert the LAN adapter into the LAN port.

Toshiba - New summer 2014 15.6-inch convertible notebook

Toshiba is going to release the new 15.6-inch Windows 8.1 convertible notebook - dynabook P75/28M - in late July.

The estimated price is 170,000 yen.

The display with IPS full HD (1920x1080) touch panel is able to rotate 360 degrees so that you can use dynabook P75/28M in different forms such as a tablet and tent style.

JTFF - Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week China's getting international train tech contracts instead of Japan, but it's in Pakistan so Japan just kinda shrugs, China's Puxing Energy and Japan's NEC have canceled the East Asian War in favor of cooperating on a huge energy grid project, and there's just no easy way to say it: 2014 INTERNATIONAL TOKYO TOY SHOW!

Thanko - 3600mAh mobile battery to protect you from mosquito bites

Thanko's new 3600mAh mobile battery has a unique functionality that most of us including myself have never expected for mobile batteries.

It generates the Mosquito sound (around 17kHz high-frequency sound) to keep mosquitos away since they hate the sound.

It could be one of the greatest tools for your outdoor activities in the summer time. For example, at a camp site, you can charge your smartphone without feeling frustrated by mosquito attacks.

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