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EV Mini Sport Is Powered By Electricity

01/26/2010, Japan’s Tajima Motor Corp has unveiled its latest electric vehicle, the EV Mini Sport. It might look like a mini Formula One car, but its top speed of 43 miles per hour ensures that you won’t be winning any races with it anytime soon. Of...

Traffic light alarm clock

12/17/2009, Do you loathe the sounds of morning rush hour traffic, with impatient drivers honking their way through? If that’s the case and you find it hard to wake up, then the traffic light alarm clock might be just the tonic for you. After all, it comes in...

Wooden car actually drivable

12/07/2009, Forget about all those super exotics that you see in motor shows – this one takes a totally diferent approach where design convention is concerned, as this sports car is made out of wood. Yes sir, what you’re driving could probably be the home...

Augmented reality technologies see action in Japan

12/07/2009, Augmented reality (AR) technologies are currently being implemented in the Land of the Rising Sun, where information from computers will be superimposed on actual fields of view in real time. Guess walking around in Japan has gotten even more high-tech,...

Melty Chocolate phones

11/30/2009, Trust the Japanese to come up with something silly like the Melty Chocolate phones, where it comes in a 3D effect chocolate case, complete with chocolate themed menus and wallpapers to keep any sweet tooth happy. Good thing this is one chocolate bar that...

Wrestling Bell Alarm Clock

11/19/2009, This is one clock that we don’t think we would appreciate having right beside our beds – just take a look at the really huge hammer of the Wrestling Bell Alarm Clock and you’ll know why! They will ring incessantly each morning at the set...

Koizumi Seiki Beat Spa

11/17/2009, Want to return home to a nice spa after a gruelling day at work? That is now possible with the Koizumi Seiki Beat Spa which is exclusively available in Japan only. Made to clean and massage the scalp right in the comfort of your own home, this lightweight...

Luxury capsule hotel concept

11/13/2009, You know those capsule hotels in Japan that cost an exorbitant price just for a night’s sleep? Well, it has been given an overhaul in terms of design thanks to product designer Fumie Shibata whose concept will be known as 9 h (Nine Hours). Opening...

Purikura Moving-Photo

11/11/2009, Takara Tomy has unveiled their latest offering, the Purikura Moving-Photo compact and girly designed camera which will sport a 2-megapixel camera module, accompanied by a 2.36” LCD display, 1GB memory and a microSD memory card slot. This allows you...

Hello Kitty phone hits Japan

11/10/2009, The latest Hello Kitty handset to hit Japan would be based on Softbank’s new ‘The Premium5′ handset from Sharp, where folks who are familiar with the naming convention there would better know it as the 942SH. This hot ticket item is...

Detect The Mood And Condition Of Skin

11/05/2009, The folks over in Japan sure come up with some weird products. Apparently Bandai, the folks who came up with the Tamagotchi, has come up with a new device that you can hold up to your face and receive detailed information on its quality and health. No...

Japan team wins World Solar Challenge

11/02/2009, The recent World Solar Challenge saw the Japanese team emerge as winners, upsetting the pecking order that was once dominated by 4-time Dutch champs. They took top spot by making it past the finish line of the 1,864-mile solar car race that was held...

CEATEC 09 wrap-up

10/11/2009, CEATEC, which is the biggest consumer electronics show in Japan, is always a good place to see concepts and trends from some of the biggest electronics brands. Despite the recession, there were a bunch of interesting to look at, and if you missed last...

KDDI camera-based controller for phones

10/07/2009, [CEATEC 09] KDDI was showing this bizarre “joystick” for mobile phones based on a plastic tube that is stuck on the back of a cellphone by a magnet. The idea is to attach this white tube so that the phone’s camera can look into it. At...