Accessories

Yoriko Takahashi - May 12, 2014

Here is the thumb-shaped stylus for those who have a short thumb!

Well, probably you are thinking who wants to buy Thanko's Thumb-shaped Stylus. If you can pocket your pride, it could be a very useful tool for you.

During commuting in a madly crowded train here in Japan, you want to kill your time playing with your smartphone. You can only use one hand because the other hand is holding onto a strap, and then this issue will happen:

From Thanko's "Gorone" (means lay down/bunk down) series, a new tablet and smartphone stand to support your smart device for you to use while you lay down was just released.

It's not easy to use a tablet or smartphone while you lie on on your bed. That will eventually give numbness in your arms. But, if you have the stand, there will be no need to hold your tablet or smartphone and then you can enjoy using it for a long time without your arms getting tired.

Canon is releasing "Macro Ring Light MR-14EX II" for its EOS series for ¥80,000 on April 25.

It is an external strobe light that gives a flash light evenly to subjects and it's suitable for macro photography. There is a two-lamp light-emitting system. You have the option of emitting light from only a single lamp and you can control the light amount.

The guide number is 14 (ISO 100, m).

  • Weight: 450g
  • Battery: 4 size AA alkaline batteries or Ni-MH batteries

 

Buffalo is going to release a uniquely shaped USB2.0 cable in early May to use with a smartphone/tablet for transferring data or for charging.

The Japanese major online store Rakuten and the American company Livescribe yesterday agreed to sell a smartpen called Livescribe 3 on Rakuten Books.

As soon as you write on the accompanying paper notebook with the Livescribe 3 smartpen, the lines, letters or graphics you write get instantly displayed on a smartphone or tablet that has the Livescribe+ application installed. The notes are editable and searchable. Also, the hand-written letters can be converted into digital text.

Elecom is going to release the world's smallest wireless LAN adapter "WDC-150SU2M" in late April.

The part of WDC-150SU2M that sticks out from the USB port is ONLY 5.5mm long. It's so small that you might forget that you have it inserted in to your notebook PC.  WDC-150SU2M is compatible with IEEE 802.11n/g/b 2.4GHz, and it connects at 150Mbps.

King Jim's mouse-shaped scanner MSC20 allows you to scan objects such as newspaper pages, magazine pages, and other materials, and save them in a PC as image data simply by tracing the part you want to scan.

It will be released on April 25 for about ¥8,000.

I think that most AkihabaraNews readers are probably not into decorating their nails, however, you might find Lumi Deco Nail to be quite interesting.

Lumi Deco Nail is a set of nail stickers that easily and temporarily make your nails look like they have manicures with pretty designs. Yet, it's different than regular nail stickers. It has LED built-in and emits light when it detects an NFC wave coming from Android devices, mobile wallet functions, digital cash IC cards like PASMO and Suica, etc.

An iPhone5/5s case with a Tokyo and Osaka train map making use of PCB (printed circuit board) parts will be released on April 15 at the Daikanyama Tsutaya Books store located in Daikanyama in Tokyo.

It's one of the new "moeco" series products that was specially made as a Daikanyama Tsutaya Books original product by Denshi-Gihan Co., LTD., which runs an electronic substrate related business. The iPhone 5/5s case consists of parts such as diode, LED, electrical transistor, resistor, and capacitor condenser.

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