iPhone

Chinon, known as a camera manufacturer, is releasing a wooden horn-type passive speaker for iPhone (CH-PS840) on August 21.

The passive speaker amplifies sound by letting it pass through the wooden horn, not electronically. Therefore, it produces a soft sound to help people really enjoy the music.

It works without use of electricity. Simply place your iPhone next to the horn and it start playing music. You can use it as an iPhone charger and hands-free stand as well.
 

Spec Computer is going to release a retro Nintendo Famicon-like glass film for iPhone "iRetro-FC tempered glass colors limited Edition for iPhone5s/5" on July 24.

The look is like the old vintage Nintendo 8-bit Family Computer ("Famicon") from the 80s.

There is a pixel art apple logo on the back side.

With the 0.33mm-thick 9H tempered glass, your iPhone is protected from scratches and friction. Its transmittance is 95%.
 

Cute? Yuck? Curious? Disgusting?

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.

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

This week Japan's implementing a missile and/or terror attack warning system into mobile email, a Japanese newspaper thinks it has the inside track on the iPhone 6, and in a HUGE victory for pseudo-environmentalist anti-nuclear hippies the world over, Japan's looking to import more coal!

I've seen only a few people who were using iPhone 5c. It seems to be a bit rare in Japan. This is for those who have this rare iPhone.

Hamee released colorful Lightning cables to match the colors of the iPhone 5c for ¥1,890 each.

It's a certified product by Apple (MFI, made for iPhone/iPod/iPad).

  • Color: White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, and Green
  • Length of cable: 65cm
     

Reno J. Tibke - March 15, 2014

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

This week it’s the (what was thought to have been) pioneering stem cell research of RIKEN’s Dr. Haruko Obokata & friends coming under serious scrutiny that could lead to disavowal, and a recounting of the much more enjoyable tale of how SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son got Steve Jobs to give him iPhone exclusivity in Japan.

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