Bridgestone announces airless tires for bicycles www.japantrends.com

Bridgestone has announced the latest in its line of “airless tires” that do not require inflation, this time adapting the technology for bicycles.

The second generation of the Air Free Concept was ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 months ago | 0 comments


Brace yourselves! The original Tamagotchi is making a comeback www.wired.co.uk

In 1996, a subsidiary of Bandai Namco changed the world of gaming with the release of the Tamagotchi. In the years since, the small handheld digital pet has gone on to gain cult status among toy af...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 months, 1 week ago | 1 comment


ProPilot chair: The Solution to Standing in Lines - Sitting otakumode.com

The ProPILOT Chair was developed based on Nissan’s autonomous driving tech, and its appearance at cuud is a temporary one meant to give people a chance to experience the technology behind it.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments


Thanko’s Smaneck is hanging phone holder for keeping hands free while filming www.japantrends.com

This is certainly not a fashion accessory even by the slightly outlandish standards of Tokyo. Instead, the Smaneck (“smartphone neck”) is a simple yet ingenious way to hold your phone while keeping...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 months, 3 weeks ago | 1 comment


Sony MESH Instant IoT Toolkit meshprj.com

At Mobile World Congres, Sony Introduced MESH. It is an IoT toolkit that can transform normal things into smart gadgets. MESH Tags have variety of functions including motion sensor/LED/button/brigh...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 months, 3 weeks ago | 2 comments


5 Things You Should Know About Drones in Japan blog.gaijinpot.com

While drones are steadily getting more popular in Japan, many people have a lack of knowledge about the rules and regulations. This is largely due to a language barrier as most of the information t...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 months, 3 weeks ago | 2 comments


Japanese produce this e-paper smart calendar www.theverge.com

A designer named Kosho Tsuboi has conceived a beautiful gadget idea. His product, the Magic Calendar, is an e-paper calendar that syncs with a smartphone to display your schedule. The project is as...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 months, 4 weeks ago | 2 comments


Sony Is Killing Off The PS3 In Japan, It Seems kotaku.com

In Japan, currently there is only one model of PlayStation 3: the charcoal black 500GB version. That console’s days are numbered.

As Inside points out, Sony recently announced on the console’s offi...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months ago | 1 comment


Sony Global Education KOOV creative programming kits for children now available www.japantrends.com

In March 2016, Sony Global Education unveiled KOOV, a brilliant coding kit for young programmers. Now they are available at Japan Trend Shop but they are not cheap. The sets start from almost $500...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months ago | 1 comment


The First Nintendo Switch Sales Numbers For Japan kotaku.com

The Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 330,637 units in its first three days on sale in Japan.

That’s according to Famitsu, which adds that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold an estima...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months, 2 weeks ago | 3 comments

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