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

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s all about exchange and overview - from Pakistan to Japan to Iowa to the world - we’ve got students from the Middle East visiting Japan to learn about tech, educators from Japan visiting Iowa to learn about STEM (no, really), and a global survey of Millennials’ perceived levels of innovativeness!

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Century - Smartphone speaker "BrickS"

Century released a LEGO brick-shaped smartphone speaker called BrickS.

Right after you take BrickS out of the package, you are able to start using the speaker without any complicated initial settings. You need neither to connect a cable or install an application. Because of NearFA (Near Field Audio) wireless audio technology that transmits smartphone sounds to a close-range amp speaker, the sound from your smartphone's speaker becomes a powerful sound just by placing the smartphone on BrickS.

Nikon - COOLPIX P340 - Simple-looking camera with F/1.8 optical 5X zoom lens

Nikon is going to release a simple-looking compact digital camera COOLPIX P340 for about ¥45,000 on January 27.

COOLPIX P340 has an optical 5X zoom lens with a focal length of 5.1-25.5mm (equivalent to 24-120mm in 35mm format), 1/1.7 backlight CMOS sensor (effective 12.19 MP), 3-inch TFT LCD monitor (0.92M dots) and Wi-Fi function.

Black and white color models will be available.

Size: 103×58.3×32mm
Weight: 194g including a battery and SD memory card


 

 

Nikon - COOLPIX P600 - Optical 60X Zoom lens with Super ED glass

Nikon's new multifunctional compact digital camera COOLPIX P600 will be released on February 27.

COOLPIX P600 has an optical 60X zoom NIKKOR lens that covers an effective focal length of 4.3-258mm (equivalent to 24-1440mm in 35mm format). This is the highest zoom among all COOLPIX models.

It also features a Super ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element to produce extremely beautiful images even at high resolution.

Ricoh Imaging - High-end rugged camera capable of 14-meters underwater filming

Ricoh Imaging's high-end rugged compact digital camera - RICOH WG-4 and RICOH WG-4 GPS - will be out in mid-March.

RICOH WG-4 and RICOH WG-4 GPS are waterproof (IPX8) and shockproof (can survive a 2-meter drop), IP6X dustproof, -10 degree cold resistant, and have load bearing performance of up to 100kgf. They allow you to film at up to 14 meters below the surface of the sea continuously for 2 hours.

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