Pans Nudibranch Tablet solar powered charger

Interested in harnessing the power of the sun to charge the various electronic gadgets that you own? If you are, Japanese company Pans might have a solution for you. Called the Nudibranch Tablet (names might have gotten lost in translation), it comes in two variants with the first that comes with a 5,500 mAh capacity and the other that comes in a 2,800 capacity.


JVC NX-TC40 compact Hi-Fi supports iPhones and has a 1Seg TV tuner

JVC has just added a new device to its lineup of compact Hi-Fi systems. Called the NX-TC40, it is touted to pretty much support all the popular media formats being used nowadays. The NX-TC40 supports CDs, MP3, WMA, WAV, WMV (video), has a USB reader, an iPhone/iPod cradle (with audio, photo and video support), Bluetooth A2DP, AVRCP as well as a 1Seg TV tuner for you to watch TV on […]


Elecom’s Bluetooth TK-FBP030E keyboard is compatible with a variety of Apple devices

Interested in getting your hands on a Bluetooth keyboard that not only works with a variety of iOS devices but also for your Mac as well? If you are shopping for such a keyboard it looks like Elecom may have the solution for you in the form of the TK-FBP030E Bluetooth keyboard.


Gold ingot USB drive probably costs more than your data

Looking for an attention-grabbing USB drive to store your data in? You’re in luck, because nothing comes flashier than this USB flash drive that resembles a gold ingot. Made from wood – Japanese bigleaf magnolia to be precise, it’s coated with high-quality gold leaf from Kanazawa City in the Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan. Kanazawa is a city known for its association with the gold leaf, with its name literally translated […]


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Choken Bako Robotic Dog Bank eats coins for breakfast

One way or another, that pooch you call your best friend eats money – whether it comes in the form of canned food, dry kibble, or in the case of the Choken Bako Robotic Dog Bank, coins – literally. This money-eating pet coin box is going to cost you $53 in advance, where you can choose from a quartet of new pastel colors. They will “eat” coins which you place […]


JVC launches GZ-HM670 HD capable video camera

Looking to get your hands on a HD capable video camera? If so, JVC’s latest offering could be just what you’re looking for.


Gakufu Camera iPhone app lets you scan printed music notes and play them back

There are musicians out there in the world who are able to play out a song’s melody on their instrument just by looking at the music score sheet. Unfortunately not all of us are as musically gifted or that proficient in our theory and instruments to be able to accomplish a similar feat, but that’s what technology is for, right?


Robots that can learn and think for themselves

Do you live in constant fear, preparing for the day that robots will take over the world? If you do, you won’t be too pleased to learn about what the folks over at the Hasegawa Group at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have been up to. The group has managed to create robots that are capable of thinking and learning by themselves.


Liquid cooling cushion keeps you cool during the summer

The summer heat can be cruel especially when driving and you’re stuck in a traffic jam. Sure the air-con could help to cool your face and upper body, but ever notice that it fails to cool your bottom or back of your thighs? So you could step out of the car with a cool face and upper body but find out your pants or skirt are clinging to the back […]


Eco-Shell solar powered bus stop in Japan

I am always surprised by the kind of gadgets and gizmos which harness the power of the sun that are coughed up by men, and here is yet another one – the Eco-Shell solar powered bus stop which is currently available in Japan. This is made possible thanks to a partnership between Sekisui Jushi and Kyocera, where both companies came together to combine Sekisui Jushi’s conventional multipurpose shelter unit alongside […]


Panasonic introduces “world’s lightest” 3D glasses

If you’re someone who wears glasses, then watching 3D movies in the cinema must be a rather uncomfortable experience since you would have to wear the 3D glasses on top of your regular prescription glasses. I know that feeling, and even though it is bearable, it’s probably not the most enjoyable experience. The good news is that Panasonic has come up with a new pair of 3D glasses that should […]


Fujitsu IS12T: First WP7 Mango Phone

We already knew that KKDI was going to get a “Mango” device, but it seems that the IS12T will be the first Windows Phone 7.5 (aka Mango) device to ship to consumers. “Hip” Japanese carrier KDDI, which is well known for its eccentric phone designs, will  commercialize a series of colorful handsets from Fujitsu. This was just announced (officially) in Japan. The IS12T (what an awful name) is not only smart, but […]


Abee Japan ACUBI A40 all aluminum standing PC Case looks like a PS2

Abee Japan has just announced a new slim form factor PC casing that will no doubt turn heads (assuming you get to bring it out of the house or you get people back to your home to check it out) with its sexy looks and sleek build. Called the ACUBI A40, this computer housing resembles a PlayStation 2 that’s standing on its side. It stands 623mm tall, and supports Mini […]


Panasonic’s e-reader Raboo UT-PB1 is now official

A couple of weeks back we reported that Panasonic had revealed their very own ebook reader that they were aiming to launch in Japan, and that they also partnered up with popular Japanese online retailer Rakuten, who will be supplying the books. Well if you’re living in Japan, good news as the device is now official and it will be making its way to Japanese consumers on the 10th of […]