Thanko - Fingerprint authentication mini camera

Thanko released a finger authentication mini camera for those who are very sensitive about protecting the privacy of their photos and videos.

The body is smaller than palm-size (91.2x34x12.8mm, 37g), but the camera is able to shoot photos and videos in reasonably good quality (Photo: 1600x1200, 2MP - up to 40,000 pictures; Video: 640x480, 30fps - up to 300 minutes) or work as a voice recorder for a maximum of 960 minutes. It's also usable as an 8GB built-in flash memory, and a 32GB microSD card can be used when you need additional capacity.

Solar Panel Cargo Lifter that Does not Use Ladder-shaped Rail

Since April 2013, Yokohama City's Uniper has been selling Bravo, a simplified lifting device that can lift solar panels and other materials up to building roofs without the use of a ladder-shaped rail in work locations that are too narrow for tow trucks or cranes to fit.

Sony - Simple, slim, compact all-in-one audio system to blend in to your room perfectly

Sony is going to release a compact, slick all-in-one audio system on April 19. There will be 2 models available: "CMT-X7CD" with Wi-Fi for about ¥33,000 and "CMT-X5CD" without Wi-Fi for about ¥23,000.

You can listen to music with the audio system by connecting with multiple devices such as WALKMAN, iPhone/iPad/iPod, smartphone, PC, USB memory, etc. directly or via Bluetooth network. It supports NFC, apt-X/AAC codec, and FM/AM tuner. Although it has a slim body, it also has a CD player built-in!

Tokyo and Osaka print circuit board train map iPhone 5/5s case

An iPhone5/5s case with a Tokyo and Osaka train map making use of PCB (printed circuit board) parts will be released on April 15 at the Daikanyama Tsutaya Books store located in Daikanyama in Tokyo.

It's one of the new "moeco" series products that was specially made as a Daikanyama Tsutaya Books original product by Denshi-Gihan Co., LTD., which runs an electronic substrate related business. The iPhone 5/5s case consists of parts such as diode, LED, electrical transistor, resistor, and capacitor condenser.

Daihatsu - COPEN - Inexpensive dress-up convertible small car

Daihatsu unveiled new technology used for their new convertible kei-car (light automobile) - COPEN - that is scheduled to be released in July. It is planned to be available for less than 2 million yen (USD 20,000).

A newly developed framework based on a frame and monocoque construction called D-Frame is used, where the car's external parts give it support and stability.

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