Friday, July 23, 2010Snapp! Media making iPhone devs everywhere Big In Japan
If you recall that we launched a new PR service specializing in mobile and, particularly, iPhone, iPad and iPod apps earlier this year, you may be interested to learn that the move to help local devs has been so successful, we’re already on stage two - helping Western developers break the Japan market.
Thursday, September 10, 2009Free your iPod’s audio with a PocketDock line-out adapter
It’s been described as the ‘must-have’’ accessory for your iPod or iPhone and - although it’s not on direct sale here in Japan - SendStation’s PocketDock adapter packs so much at such a low cost, it’s hard not to crave one.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009FindTokyo app brings pop-up maps and more to iPhone
In spite of general ill-informed nay-saying about the hardware’s prospects in Japan, the Tokyo-specific iPhone apps keep rolling in thick, fast and creamy, with the latest being a gem from Enfour and Gmap.
Saturday, March 14, 2009Tokyo Metro iPhone app free giveaway!
Anyone traveling in Tokyo knows how confusing the subway can be even if you can read Japanese, which is why we’re eternally grateful for Presselite’s new Tokyo Metro iPhone or iPod touch app. Best of all, we’ve got ten copies to give away.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008Sexing-up obscures really useful stuff in favour of cheap headlines
Call us cynical, but it’s a sad world when a researcher has to sex up his work by linking it to ‘cool’ things like iPods before it gets any press attention.
Friday, December 07, 2007Polaroid mashes DVD player into iPod dock for some reason
We’d have thought that most people who watch movies and TV shows on their iPods have probably moved on from carrying about portable DVD players as well, but apparently - judging by its latest product - Polaroid Japan missed that meeting.
Monday, August 20, 2007Sony Rolly viral website goes live, irritates like hell
Monday, July 23, 2007Head-mounted home cinema still a stupid idea
The latest doomed attempt to mount a virtual cinema atop the heads of geeks everywhere comes from the oddly named Mikimoto Beans of Japan. Its iTheaterV will be available there next month for ¥39,800 ($320).
Friday, June 22, 2007Nostalgic Japanese schoolbag case for iPod shuffle
Trading on nostalgia never hurt any company with an eye on the bottom line, which is obviously what Digital Cowboy had in mind when it created its ‘iPod shuffle Randoseru Carrying Case’ - a faux leather shuffle cover in the style of an elementary-school satchel.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007Solar charger hooks up with iPod, PSP and DS
Solar-powered devices like the Solar-fine 1350 from Links International in Japan always sound like a great idea but rarely deliver much in practice, due to the inherent problem of actually finding enough sun at the right time to make them practical.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007Toshiba 16GB flash chip means even more space to lie fallow on iPods
Products, such as digital music players, that rely on flash memory have until now typically peaked at 8GB of storage simply because memory manufacturers have been producing ‘packages’ of memory chips only up to that size.
Sunday, December 25, 2005Inevitable Snoopy iPod nano
With about the same predictability as night following day, a Japanese company has come up with a Peanuts-themed iPod. Runa is offering a run of 1,000 of these customized 2GB nanos.
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