Akihabara News
20 Nov
Sony α7 Ⅱ (Alpha 7 2) - AkihabaraNews.com

Sony is going to release a full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera - α7 II (Alpha 7 Mark II) - for about ¥190,000 on December 5.

28 Nov

Thanko is now selling a shoulder bag with a very useful function. It has a pop-up tablet holder inside!

When you are on a busy train or when you are holding an umbrella, this shoulder bag comes into play. It allows hands-free use of your tablet.

Only one drawback about it might be that you get some extra attention from people around you…


28 Nov
Mouse Computer - Windows PC looks like USB flash drive - "m-Stick MS-NH1" - AkihabaraNews.com

At first glance, it looks like a regular USB flash drive, but it's actually a full-fledged Windows PC!

Mouse Computer has proudly announced the release of a stick-style Windows 8.1 with Bing PC "m-Stick MS-NH1" that transforms a TV or display monitor into a PC via HDMI connection. Once you have a normal keyboard and mouse, you will be able to have a decent Windows PC environment.

28 Nov

Cowon Japan is going to put a tiny portable audio player - COWON M2 - on sale on December 12.

16GB model (M2-16-SL) - ¥14,800
32GB model (M2-32-BK) - ¥17,800

The 16GB model is in silver and the 32GB model is in black.

28 Nov
No Turkey, No Black Friday in Japan - But Happy Thanksgiving to our American Readers! - AkihabaraNews.com

"Gross - You Guys Really Eat that Animal?" 

...says the Japanese guy, sincerely and without irony, in between bites of some partially alive sea creature.

28 Nov
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28 Nov
You Tell Us: Did Sony's Sexed-Up PS Vita Ad Deserve to be Yanked? - AkihabaraNews.com

Editors’ Note: Trigger warnings are for people who need trigger warnings.

No Sony that’s a Bad Sony…?

27 Nov

Sanwa Supply is now selling a 23,000mAh mobile battery (700-BTL017BK) for ¥15,800.  It is capable of simultaneously charging a laptop PC, tablet and smartphone.

It's available only at their online store, Sanwa Direct.

27 Nov
Takara Tomy - Toy video camera for kids to shoot Vine-like 6 second movies

Takara Tomy is going to release a toy video camera for kids for shooting 6 second movies called "Magical 6" for ¥7,000 on December 18.

Takara Tomy took the idea for Magical 6 from video-sharing service Vine, and allows kids who don't own a smartphone to shoot 6-second movies easily.

27 Nov

UNESCO listed Japanese paper called Washi (和紙) and its made-by-hand tradition as an intangible cultural heritage.

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