Yoriko Takahashi

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Yoriko is an enditor and contributor for AkihabaraNews.

 

King Jim's new ZIP Cable Pouch, to be released on July 13, will never let your cable get tangled inside.

ZIP Cable Pouch is made out of one long cable case that has a long zipper along its lining, within which you can store a USB cable. You can zip its entire length shut and it turns into a pouch for storing other things like a portable battery, etc. There is also a small pouch attached outside so that you can keep something smaller like a USB drive there.

Yoriko Takahashi - May 13, 2014


Panasonic's new 4K30p movie-shootable wearable camera HX-A500 will be available for about ¥42,000 on June 12.

HX-A500 has a unique style where its body and lens parts are separated. So, while the lens is positioned and worn, you can control the camera through the body part.

Olympus is going to release the latest flagship model of their rugged compact digital camera series - OLYMPUS STYLUS TG-3 Tough - for about ¥48,000 in the beginning of July.

The new model adds a macro photography mode that enables an approach of as close as 10mm to an object from its lens. In that mode, it can zoom up to 6.9X when the focal distance is 100mm (35mm equivalent), and when used in conjunction with super-resolution zoom, it is able to shoot the object in 13.8X zoom.

Takara Tomy Arts is going to release a beer server called Premium Beer Server Gokurei (gokurei means "super cold") on May 22.

Akihabaranews.com - Casio 3d Casio Art Japan Post

Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced that it will collaborate with Japan Post Co., Ltd. - Japan's postal service - to
release new 3D “Casio Art” paintings, using special postage stamp designs.

The stamps will be released on July 23, or "Fumi no Hi" (Day of the Letter) and the paintings will be sold at “e-casio” which is Casio’s official online shopping website. The paintings will also be sold through shops operated by Casio Group companies.

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:

Lotteria did it again. They made another ramen burger.

The last one was a ramen burger in collaboration with the famous Menya Musashi, and this time it will be a Tsukemen (ramen noodle with dipping soup) burger in collaboration with Taishoken, which is well-known for its delicious Tsukemen dishes and customers lining-up outside.

Yoriko Takahashi - May 08, 2014

At Sanwa Supply's online store, Sanwa Direct, the Bluetooth stereo neckband headset GBH-S500 is available for ¥7,389.

The neckband part has a vibration function and a microphone for hands-free phone calls. The vibration can tell you of incoming calls from a paired smartphone, and the vibration function can also be used to prevent against losing the headset or help you to find it - the headset can vibrate up to 10-meters away from the Bluetooth device that is paired up with it.

JVC Kenwood is going to release a portable Hi-Res headphone amplifier "SU-AX7" in late May. The price will be around ¥55,000.

SU-AX7 is compliant with Hi-Res audio (192kHz/24bit Linear PCM) playback. It also applies new K2 Technology that makes the sound quality higher than Hi-Res audio to bring it closer to the quality of the master audio source.

In terms of input terminals, there is a USB A and USB micro B in the front, and there is an optical digital input and stereo mini analog input.

Sony's wristband style wearable device SmartBand SWR10 will be released for about ¥9,800 on May 23.

Please read the details about SmartBand SWR10 in our previous article.

SmartBand SWR10 is a wearable device to work with your smartphone and record daily activities such as exercise and walking, sleep time, and smartphone usage information (photos taken, music played, phone calls, SNS, etc.).

Sony has developed the 6.4mm thick Xperia Z2 Tablet, which Sony says, as of May 7, is the the world's slimmest and lightest LTE/3G tablet with a display over 10 inches. It will be available at au by KDDI in Japan on May 31.

LTE/3G model - Xperia Z2 Tablet SOT21 (439g)

Wi-Fi model - Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP512JP (426g)

Sony's new Android 4.4 smartphone - Xperia ZL2 - will be released by au by KDDI as Xperia ZL2 SOL25 at the end of this month in Japan.

Yoriko Takahashi - May 02, 2014

Akihabaranews.com - Necoto Custom Printed Pillow

Kitty Pillow
I miss my cat that lives apart from me with my parents. I sometimes have a strong craving for just sitting next to her and petting her. Yeah, cat cafes are great, but my cat is the cutest. I guess that many people have the same feeling as me.

Half digital camera and half smartphone!

Yoriko Takahashi - May 01, 2014

Buffalo is going to release the silent Blue LED wireless mouse BSMBW11 series in mid-May.

This mouse series does not make sounds then you click even though it gives you a proper clicking sensation.

You can comfortably use it late at night, at the cafe or during meetings without bothering people around you.

With its Blue LED sensor, you can control the mouse on a clear glass table or clear sheet where it would not be possible to work with a mouse that features optical or laser sensor.

 

Terra Motors unveiled a new electric scooter in collaboration with Yumenosora Holdings, the Japanese manga/animation/character goods retailer.

This 1st collaboration product is an electric scooter that has the design of a female character called Calne Ca (Ca is pronounced, Shee-eh) created by Deino. It was displayed in public at the character contents fair "Character1" that took place yesterday at Tokyo Big Sight.

Pleiades System Designs, Inc. released classic humanoid robot designed mobile battery "OZAKI O!tool Battery 2600mAh".

To charge the mobile battery, open the cover on the robot's mouth. The cover protects the connection from dust and particles.

It is able to fully charge an iPhone one time. It has an LED light to check the remaining power and a place to attach a strap.
 

100,000,000 EF lenses!

Canon today announced that on April 22, Canon achieved production of one hundred million of its EF lens (interchangeable lens for the EOS series). As an interchangeable lens, EF lens for the EOS series became the most manufactured camera lens in the world.

Canon started manufacturing the EF lens in 1987. The 100 millionth model that was manufactured was the "EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x".

 

 

 

 

Yoriko Takahashi - April 30, 2014

Nihonwasou Holdings, Inc., a retailer of the Japanese traditional dress, Kimono, is just about to open their 2nd Kimono specialized store for men called - SAMURAI - in Kyoto.

Nihonwasou opened the SAMURAI store in order to encourage guys to wear Kimono more and represent Japan better. Their first store is located in Ginza, Tokyo.

In the poster, Girolamo Panzetta, who is a popular Italian male model and TV figure in Japan, looks great in a Kimono and shows how to be a perfect Kimono Man.

Japanese convenience store, FamilyMart, just announced they are installing charging stations for next‐generation vehicles (EV, Electric Vehicle/ PHEV, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) at roughly 500 of its stores all over Japan after this summer.

As of this month, 34 FamilyMart stores already have charging stations installed.

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