Accessories

Yoriko Takahashi - November 28, 2014

Thanko - Shoulder bag with pop-up tablet holder - AkihabaraNews.com
If you have the guts to ignore what people around think about you, Thanko's shoulder bag with a pop-up tablet holder inside would be a useful tool to use a tablet, especially on a busy train or with an umbrella in your hand.
One of the Gyoza on the iPhone case shows inside stuffing that looks so juicy, and the sauce of the smartphone stand looks like real liquid goodness.

DentsuBlue is going to release a padlock-style device - 246 Padlock - for ¥10,246 in early December. 
Its opening and closing is controlled via Bluetooth network using a smartphone with the dedicated application.

Genuine leather is used as the exterior material, and there are 5 colors available (Ivory White, Stone Gray, Lump Black, Night Blue and Bordeaux Red).

Thanko has released electrothermal heated gloves to eliminate the chill of hands during outdoor activities on cold winter days.

They are powered by a 9V battery and get warm quickly in about 30 seconds. There is an On/Off button so that you can turn it off when not needed and save power.

King Jim is going to start selling a coating for smartphone touch-panel displays called "i glaco" on November 21. It was jointly developed by King Jim and SOFT99 corporation, a company that sells glass coating for cars.

Apply i glaco on the touch panel and wipe it off with a Kleenex. After 2 hours of drying, a coating film is generated and it sheds fingerprints and skin oil.

Editor - October 14, 2014

Green House is going to release a camera strap bag called "INSTRAP" for 2,500 yen in late October.

INSTRAP is a shoulder strap for a DSLR or mirrorless camera, which comes with a pouch to store camera accessories such as a lens cap and memory card.

There are 2 sizes available.

S-size

  • Width of strap: 35mm
  • Length of strap: 500-750mm
  • Size: W80×D40×H200mm
  • Weight: 80g


L-size

Today, Taiwanese company, Silicon Power, has started selling ring USB 3.0 flash memory "Jewel J80" in Japan.

Jewel J80 looks a bit like an expensive can opener.

You can bring it with you everywhere by attaching it to your belongings like a key chain. The metal alloy body has resistance to scratches and shock.

8GB model - 880 yen
16GB model - 1,380 yen
32GB model - 2,180 yen

Some AkihabaraNews readers might remember that we featured Lotteria's 5-tier tower burgers, Tower Cheese Burger and Ebi (shrimp) Tree Burger about a year ago.

Lotteria is now conducting a campaign that you have a chance to win a 4GB USB drive of a full-sized Tower Cheese Burger (H12.5xW10xL10cm) or Ebi Tree Burger (H18.5xW10xL10cm).

Transform XBA to Bluetooth
Sony
is going to release an interchangeable cable unit MUC-M1BT1 that makes Sony's XBA series wired, in-ear headphones Bluetooth compliant.

The MUC-M1BT1 cable supports in-ear headphones from the XBA-Z5, A3, A2, H3, H2 series. Just like changing the original cable to the accompanying cable, you can attach MUC-M1BT1 to the in-ear headphones.

Your smartphone will turn into a digital microscope with Thanko's new Smartphone Microscope.

It is very easy to use. What you have to do is just attach the Smartphone Microscope with the accompanying clip onto any smartphone or iPhone and then you can view a magnified image of an object through the smartphone's screen. It can zoom from 60X up to 100X.

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