Toyota - Lexus NX Crossover debuts on April 20 in Beijing

Toyota unveiled the first official photo of the new Lexus NX Crossover, which is scheduled to debut on April 20 at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. Toyota's announcement of Lexus NX shows that Lexus will make a full-scale entry into the fast-growing compact crossover market.

The Beijing Auto Show will open to the public from April 23 to April 29.

Takara Tomy Arts - LED built-in nail stickers that become luminous in response to electric waves

I think that most AkihabaraNews readers are probably not into decorating their nails, however, you might find Lumi Deco Nail to be quite interesting.

Lumi Deco Nail is a set of nail stickers that easily and temporarily make your nails look like they have manicures with pretty designs. Yet, it's different than regular nail stickers. It has LED built-in and emits light when it detects an NFC wave coming from Android devices, mobile wallet functions, digital cash IC cards like PASMO and Suica, etc.

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!

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