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Today, newborn VAIO Corporation announced the first release of 3 new notebook PC models "VAIO Pro 11", "VAIO Pro 13", and "VAIO Fit 15E".
VAIO Corporation started taking orders of these new models for individual users today, and they will start taking the orders for companies on August 4.
VAIO Pro 11 and VAIO Pro 13
On July 1 at 3pm, new company - VAIO Corporation - was established after Sony completed transferring their VAIO brand PC business to the Tokyo-based investment fund, Japan Industrial Partners, Inc (JIP).
On their big day, VAIO Corporation unveiled 3 new PC models and started accepting the advanced orders as well. We will talk about specs and appearances of those new models later.
Elecom introduced 2 new models of compact speakers for smartphones today:
ASP-SMP120 (ball-shaped) and ASP-SMP220 (cube-shaped). Both will be released in early July.
Both of them plays music in your smartphone or iPhone (or any other device with a stereo mini jack) by paired up using a stereo mini plug. They have 2 φ50mm drivers and each of the drivers outputs 300mW.
Terrie's Take: Japan's Race to Free Wi-Fi, SIM Card Unlocking, Dancing's Legal, and Jobs Everywhere!
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:
Sanwa Supply released a Watt Monitor "TAP-TST11" to measure 7 items and manage/save the data on your PC through connection via a USB cable.
7 measurable items are:
- Consumed power of a device (W)
- Cumulative electricity power (W), hours (H) and rate (Yen)
- CO2 emission (kg)
Another Non-Japaneses Manufacturer Enters the Japanese Market
Brulé today started reselling 3D printer "Ultimaker2" in Japan, manufactured by a Dutch 3D printer company. It is now available for ¥349,800 yen on Brulé's official site.
The printable area range of Ultimaker2 is up to 230×225×205mm. The minimum built-up pitch is 0.02mm. As an FDM or FFF printer, it is one of the 3D printers that has the highest accuracy.
After Honda Aircraft Company conducted a flight test of their lightweight jet Honda Jet on June 27, they announced to the public the success of its maiden flight. It became an important milestone toward manufacturing the mass-production model.
Our previous coverage about Honda Jet (more photos & video):