Yamaha - Entry AV amplifier with 4K HD and 5.1ch surround playback


Yamaha is going to release new entry model AV amplifier "RX-V377" for ¥44,000 in mid-March.

Although it's an entry model, RX-V377 has an HDMI input that allows the transmission of 4K Ultra HD images. It's also compatible with 3D image transmission, ARC (Audio Return Channel) and linkage with major companies' TV and recorders.

Mouse Computer - "LuvBook" L - 14inch Core i7-4500U built-in Ultrabook

Mouse Computer has announced that they released 2 Windows 8.1 laptop models from their new Ultrabook "LuvBook" L series today.

LuvBook L is a 21.5mm thin 14-inch Ultrabook that has an Intel Core i7-4500U built-in. The display (1600x900 dots) is compatible with 10 points multi-touch control. The 2 models have differences in memory and storage (specs below), but both support Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, USB3.0 x 2, USB2.0 x 1, HDMI output, headphone output, and microphone input.

Samsung unveils the new Galaxy S5

Samsung unveiled their new Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat) smartphone Galaxy S5 at MWC 2014 (Mobile World Congress 2014), currently taking place in Barcelona, Spain. They will be releasing the 16GB model and 32GB model globally in April.

Nikon - New flagship Nikon D4S out on March 6

Nikon has just revealed that their new flagship Nikon FX format digital single-lens reflex camera Nikon D4S will be out on March 6.

Based on the previous model D4, the new flagship D4S has improved auto focus performance, image quality, operability, etc.

D4S features the image processor EXPEED 4, effective 16.23MP Nikon FX format CMOS sensor, ISO 100-25600, improved auto white balance performance, and 3.2-inch LCD monitor (0.92M dots).

JVC Kenwood - Bluetooth NFC speaker that runs 10 hours

JVC Kenwood is going to release new Bluetooth speaker "SP-ABT1" in mid-March for about ¥11,550.

SP-ABT1 supports Bluetooth 3.0 (SBC/AAC/MP3 codec, and A2DP/AVRCP profile). The maximum communication distance is 10m.  It also supports NFC, making a very easy connection to other devices.  It has 2 40mm full-range speakers and 97x30mm passive radiator so that the compact-sized SP-ABT1 can make powerful sounds.

The built-in lithium polymer battery runs for about 10 hours.

Samsung - Wearable Gear 2 & Gear 2 Neo - due to be out in April

Samsung's new Tizen OS-powered wristwatch-style smart device Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo were unveiled at MWC 2014 (Mobile World Congress 2014), in Barcelona, Spain. They are due to be released around the world this coming April. The release timing in Japan is TBD.

Both devices have a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display (320x320). They can work with Samsung smartphones so emails, phone calls, SNS messages and so on will be noticed on the display of Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.

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