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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.

Google unveiled their newly developed gadget Google Nihongo Nyuryoku Magic Hand (Japanese language input magic hand) today. It was developed to help make using smart devices easier.

It is able to solve problems that arise from the use of a touch panel, such as the following:

- it is sometimes hard to control with hands with long nails or while wearing gloves or a bandage
- screens can sometimes get dirty with fingerprints
- screens can sometimes be poorly responsive

Yoriko Takahashi - March 28, 2014

 

JTT, Japan Trust Technology Inc, released an ultra-fine stylus pen for iPad and iPad mini. It has a 2.4mm pen tip which is much thinner than that of most stylus pens available.

The ultra-fine stylus pen generates static electricity on its own with a AAAA cell, which increases its operability.

  • Price: ¥5,980
  • Color: black, white
  • Size: 138mm, φ12.2mm
  • Weight: 28g

 

 

 

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