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Friday, July 23, 2010

Snapp! 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, 2009

Free 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, 2009

FindTokyo 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, 2009

Tokyo 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, 2008

Sexing-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, 2007

Polaroid 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, 2007

Sony Rolly viral website goes live, irritates like hell

What looks like the latest attempt by Sony to knock the iPod off its throne appears to have kicked off in Japan this morning with the launch of a new website called Rolly World.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Head-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, 2007

Nostalgic 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, 2007

Solar charger hooks up with iPod, PSP and DS
Read the full story 09:11 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments

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, 2007

Toshiba 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, 2005

Inevitable Snoopy iPod nano
Read the full story Audio | Japan 03:35 AM Paul Kallender • PermalinkComments

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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