Elecom - mobile Bluetooth speaker supporting aptX

Elecom is going to release a compact mobile Bluetooth speaker LBT-SPP300AV series supporting aptX codec in early March. It supports NFC, too.

It is a triangular prism shaped device, and it is smaller than a 500ml plastic bottle so that you will feel comfortable carrying it in your bag. 3 colors are ready to be released: Silver, Black and Red.

The LBT-SPP300AV series has 2 40mm full-range speakers and a passive radiator to play high and low pitch well-balanced sound.

Price: Open price
Size: 185mm x 47mm x 50mm

Sakura-mochi flavored beer released by SanktGallen

SanktGallen, a microbrewery from Atsugi, Kanagawa prefecture, is going to release Sakura-mochi flavored beer -  called "Sakura" - in a limited quantity on February 27.

Sakura-mochi is a seasonal rice cake filled with sweet bean paste and wrapped in preserved cherry leaf. Less hops are used for this Sakura beer to maximize the Sakura flavors extracted from cherry blossom petals and leaves.

Price: ¥450 (330ml)

LG's 3rd Gen L Series to debut at MWC 2014

LG will be unveiling the third generation of its popular L Series smartphones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014. The L SeriesIII devices retain LG’s distinctive minimal design philosophy while boasting an impressive package that includes enhanced hardware, UX features and OS unmatched in its class. With the original L Series and L SeriesII having enjoyed tremendous success worldwide, the L SeriesIII is expected to continue the momentum with its handsome design and practical user benefits inspired by LG’s more premium G Series.

JTFF - Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s Sony's, Hitachi's, and Toshiba's once-failing, leftover screen-making divisions coagulated into an actual business ready for IPO, Canon reminds us that it's not all DSLRs and gigantic copiers, and Rakuten, one of Japan's only standout international tech players, throws down cash for Viber!

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