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Solar-Powered iPhone 6 Battery Case (AUGUST THANKO RODEO PART 3 OF 3)
This case offers all the usual benefits of extra juice, but, in addition to plug-in charging, it can also be juiced with built-in, fold-out solar panels that deliver a 22.4% peak efficiency rating. The solar panels are capable of fully charging the case in about 5 hours. All you need is access to that giant nuclear fireball in the sky.
USB-Powered Portable Hot Glue Gun (AUGUST THANKO RODEO PART 2 OF 3)
Whereas before you might have felt powerless to fight off overly curious and annoying children, now you pull out your USB-powered hot glue gun and permanently attach a quarter (or a 50円 coin, in our case) to the floor - BOOM! You're free!
Scuba Goggles with Built-In GoPro Mount (AUGUST THANKO RODEO PART 1 OF 3)
Getting your HD-POV on underwater is no easy task - particularly at this price point. Now, thanks to Thanko, with a simple set of goggles molded to accommodate a removable GoPro mount (or your favorite FauxPro), all it takes is a quick push of the record button, a body of water to jump into, and something worth recording.
Top 5 Japanese Tech (and culture) Videos of the Week
1) Is that a redneck murder mystery on my smartphone? YES, yes it is!; 2) Tokyo's Shimokitazawa neighborhood in very, very lovely 4K; 3) This camera shoots high-res omnidirectional video, and no other camera can do that; 4) The most beautiful shrine in Tokyo in 4K; and 5) Attack on Titan Live-Action!
The first part of the live action Attack on Titan movie will finally be released in 2 days on August 1st! Come on in and watch the trailer if you haven't seen it yet!
SoftBank's personal robot, Pepper, will start working as a beauty advisor robot in a Loft store in Shibuya (Tokyo) and Yokohama (Kanagawa) on July 25.
Honda Walk Assist, which supports gait rehabilitation, will be released for customers on a leasing basis in November. The device has been in development since 1999 and it has taken almost 17 years since the project's launch to become a viable product with practical use.
If you want to check out Sony's new α7R II (Alpha 7 R Mark 2) ahead of its release, go to a Sony store in Ginza, Nagoya or Osaka now! The α7R Ⅱ equips the world's first back-illuminated full-frame CMOS sensor, which Sony calls the "Exmor R."

Editor - July 22, 2015

A mini casino can be attached to your laptop - and do some data expansion! Green House is going to release 2 playful casino-themed USB drives in late July.
We’ve racked up about 2.5 months since last we published one of these galleries, and the timing works: we tend to do it on Japanese holidays. Today’s gallery celebrates one player in particular: the very gifted and minimally costumed Ms. Ringo Mitsuki.
Panasonic is going to release the mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera LUMIX DMC-GX8 on August 20. It has a newly-developed 20M Live Mos Sensor and the world's first 6-control image stabilization system called Dual I.S..
Top 5 Japanese Tech (and culture) Videos of the Week
1) Small-time mobile games have video trailers on YouTube these days; 2) The Tokyo Monorail floats through the sky on these big columns right here; 3) Toyota's virtual crash-test dummy software is totally badass; 4) Shinjuku looks awesome at night [naturally]; and 5) One of the grosses things ever: Grilled Salmon Candy
New EXILIM camera EX-100F will be out on August 21. Based on the previous EX-100 camera (released in March 2014), Casio added 60fps high-speed continuous shooting performance to the new EX-100F and made it a flagship model.
Who wants to be a part of a SIM-unlocked Evangelion smartphone developing team? Register yourself as a supporter of the project and get the latest news. In all likelihood, it will not make you as completely schizophrenic as the show's storyline. But...maybe it could.

Editor - July 13, 2015

Canon is going to release a pocket-sized mobile projector, the Mini Projector C-5. The estimated price is ¥29,800, and it comes with a tripod. Canon's incorporating their various optical technologies, and we've heard they make cameras or somesuch, so that bodes well...but maybe not, too.

Editor - July 09, 2015

Toyota announced the addition of a hybrid model to their Sienta minivan series, and now it's available for purchase. Toyota now makes more hybrid vehicles than all other auto companies combined - which we didn't fact check, but it sounds about right.
Mouth Computer has started selling their very reasonable 11.6-inch "LuvBook C230" laptop series. The low-cost machines' price range is from ¥38,800 to ¥49,800 (about USD $320 to $410).

Editor - July 08, 2015

A Japanese candy company, UHA Mikakuto, has released salt-grilled salmon flavored gummy candy. There are salmon flakes in the center of the candy - UHA Mikakuto pursue real salmon flavor fearlessly. It's probably a super fishy candy so you might want to eat it with rice. Indeed, welcome to Japan.
With King Jim's new Pitrec digital business card holder, you are able to take a photo of business cards using the built-in camera to scan the data and to digitally manage about 5,000 to 6,000 business contacts with one single device.
Thanko has released an electronic insect bite healer for ¥2,480. It relieves your skin's itchiness and irritation without medical skin cream. It might be magical but so far we're unable to confirm, but whatever - ALL HAIL THANKO!

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