Ricoh Imaging announced the release of a new single‐lens reflex camera, PENTAX K-S1. It will be out for sale on September 19.
PENTAX K-S1 is a compact standard model and designed for young people just becoming interested in cameras. However, the specs are nearly as good as the flagship models and the innovative LED body light is interesting.
Takara Tomy Arts is going to release an interesting pudding maker called Mawashite Mawashite Marugoto Purin (meaning "Rotate Rotate Whole Pudding" in Japanese) on September 25. With it, you can make an egg turn into pudding inside without cracking the egg shell.
Air Guitar World Championship
The best thing about the World Air Guitar Championship - now in it’s 19th year - is that it seems to thoroughly appreciate its own absurdity. As such, the theatricality and energy of contestants’ pseudo-strumming, rathern than the accuracy, seems to be measure of an air guitarist. The organization states:
Terrie's Take: Ramen, 2.5m Bowls a Day, Japanese Air Guitar Champion, Chinese Tourists, GDP, and Taxes!
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:
JTT (Japan Trust Technology) is now selling an 8-legged flexible smartphone stand "SPIDER PODIUM" from the English company, Breffo.
With the 8 flexible legs, you can mount different kinds of devices such as a smartphone and camera to many places. For example, you can use it as a smartphone stand in the kitchen to check a recipe or as a tripod stand for a camera by looping the legs around a pole.
Samsung announced the release of the SIM card-compliant curvy smart watch, Gear S. It will be released to the world starting in October, but its price has not been announced yet.
Gear S features a SIM card that is compatible with 3G networks so that users can make phone calls or send messages without connecting another smartphone device. The other interesting feature is that it supports healthcare or fitness functions like S Health and Nike+ Running.