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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sanyo cranking up the solar power spend in Japan
Read the full story Household | Power | R&D 07:54 PM Yoshi Suzuki • Permalink

The Osaka-based electronics maker will be investing a whopping ¥6 billion ($65 million) to build a new solar cell plant in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Digital phone knows when earthquakes are coming
Read the full story Household | Internet | Japan | Wireless 07:56 PM Mark Weitzman • Permalink

A new fixed-line phone from Sanyo uses an internet connection to receive and announce earthquake warnings.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Unboxing world’s first contactless wiimote charger
Read the full story Gaming 01:20 AM JMLH • Permalink

It’s not due to hit the stores until August 25, but Sanyo was good enough to send me its new Wiimote charger based on eneloop rechargeable batteries, so why not unbox the thing?

Friday, July 25, 2008

Wiimote battery pack shocker brings contactless charging
Read the full story Gaming 12:34 AM JMLH • Permalink

We hinted at it yesterday, and can confirm today that Sanyo has become the first company to provide an officially licensed charger set for Nintendo’s Wiimote controller.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sanyo’s greener, cleaner future (or why the Japanese giant gave itself the mother of all makeovers)

Of the many huge Japanese electronics purveyors that we’ve long been familiar with, one name that rarely stands out from the pack is that of Sanyo.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Tokyo bloggers meetup: prizes, beer, food and more…

Blog-happy Tokyo residents might want to make a note of a fun event taking place in early December at which they could walk off with not just a Sanyo Xacti camcorder for free, but also plenty of insight from a living, breathing Japanese video-blogging legend.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Sanyo car sat-nav first with full-fledged digital TV tuner

It would be easy to think that we get off on teasing our readers in the West by featuring Japanese products you’ll never get your hands on, but that would be a mistake – we just get a kick out of sharing the latest cutting-edge gadgetry, whatever its provenance.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Sanyo phone runs for 10 days on AA battery

Some of us dinosaurs may just remember a few early mobile phones that were capable on running on regular batteries – they were mostly very low-spec handsets with rechargeable cells that could be swapped out in a pinch for a few minutes of talk time at most.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Sanyo projector shows full-size pics from just 8cm

Projectors aren’t always the most exciting gadgets we come across in our line of work, but Sanyo’s latest effort really raises the bar by opening up entirely new areas for projector deployment. The ¥600,000 LP-XL50’s party piece is its ability to project large images of up to 80 inches onto a surface from just 8cm away.



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