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Monday, March 24, 2008

Japanese phone armada sets sail Westward, but does it have a map?

The myth that Japanese mobile phones are the best in the world is typically perpetuated by overseas observers obsessed with the cutting-edge services on offer there and confusing those with what are typically very dull handsets.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Panasonic Pixi elevates drunk photography to artform

We see a lot of prototype and concept devices here but few are as obviously pointless as the Pixi, an add-on for mobile phones devised by Panasonic of Japan working with two British design companies.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Mickey Mouse MP3 player takes iRiver's rep down a notch
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Head over to the iRiver Korea site now and you'll be confronted not with the usual classy-looking audio and video products but by a bunch of artist’s sketches of what appears to be a tacky Mickey Mouse MP3 player.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Japanese MP3 player blasts out facials too


Although Japan has a reputation as a pretty sophisticated high-tech wonderland, there’s no shortage of garbage products designed to appeal to the wallets of the gullible or the plain bored, so the latest bizarre gadget barely caused us to wrinkle an eyebrow.

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