Niko Niko Cho Kaigi 3 will offer "all-you-can-eat FamilyMart"

In Japan, there are lots of restaurants offering an all-you-can-eat or all-you-can-drink service, which means you can eat as much Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ), sushi, alcoholic drinks or sweets as you want (menu differs depending on the restaurant) for a certain amount of time. However, we have never heard of an All-you-can-eat Convenience Store…

COWON - iAUDIO E3 - 3.9mm thick 20g MP3 player

COWON Japan is going to release new portable audio player iAUDIO E3 on April 18. It's only 3.9mm-thick (at its slimmest part) and weighs 20g.

An 8GB model will be sold for ¥8,900, and a 16GB model for ¥10,900.

Playable files are MP3, WMA, FLAC, OGG and WAV. iAUDIO E3 has a recording function too. It has JetEffect BBE+ which produces powerful sound.

Panasonic - 4K VIERA AX800 series is out in May

Panasonic announced that their new 4K Ultra-HD VIERA TV - AX800 series - will be released in mid-May. 5 models will be available:

Standard Design Model:
- TH-58AX800F (58 inch)
- TH-50AX800F (50 inch)

Slant Design Model:
- TH-65AX800 (65 inch)
- TH-58AX800 (58 inch)
- TH-50AX800 (50 inch)

Rakuten starts selling Livescribe 3 smartpen

The Japanese major online store Rakuten and the American company Livescribe yesterday agreed to sell a smartpen called Livescribe 3 on Rakuten Books.

As soon as you write on the accompanying paper notebook with the Livescribe 3 smartpen, the lines, letters or graphics you write get instantly displayed on a smartphone or tablet that has the Livescribe+ application installed. The notes are editable and searchable. Also, the hand-written letters can be converted into digital text.

Panasonic - Bluetooth speaker that also works as mobile battery

Panasonic is releasing a Bluetooth 3.0 portable wireless speaker SC-NJ03 that can also work as a mobile battery on May 23.

The 118g compact body has a 40mm monorail speaker (maximum output 2W), an AUX input terminal which allows it to connect to other devices with a cable and a built-in microphone to be compatible with hands-free talk with a smartphone.

Since it can also become a mobile battery with a 2,200mAh lithium ion rechargeable battery, you can use it for charging a device like your smartphone anywhere you go.

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