Japanese watch gurus Tokyoflash have introduced the latest in their series of contemporary wrist watch designs.
The 1000100101 Watch features a grid of 31 green, yellow and red LEDs to show the time, day and date.
As much as Japan provides us with some amazing inventions and top-notch consumer electronics, they’re also responsible for some of the most oddball, eccentric stuff out there.
In case you were worried about misplacing your memory stick, or embarrassed by its unsightly looks, you can now hide your USB memory stick in the bowels of this keychain doll from Elecom.
This has gotta be one of the creepier robotic animals I’ve seen from Japan in some time (or at least this week.) This frightening little guy sits on your dashboard and uses GPS technology to point you in the direction of your destination.
PLEN, the Desktop Hobby Robot is a little (9-inch tall) robot from Japan which is capable of balancing itself on a mini-skateboard or to skate on its own included rollerskates.
Here’s a video of the robot in action:
PLEN’s 18 joints can be controlled remotely using a Bluetooth phone and can run for about 25 minutes on a single charge.
I was doing some investigating on Microsoft’s Japanese Xbox site today, and stumbled across this cool feature called the “UserMap.”
Much like Digg Swarm, the Flash-based application produces a very slick real-time map of player activity on Xbox Live.
It must be the season of giving. First Apple and Creative dropped their prices on their media players, then Microsoft cut the price on their Zune, now Sony has announced that their Playstation 3 (the low-end model,) will drop its price too.
The Nintendo DS Opera Browser is now on sale across Japan and here’s a video of it in action on a DS lite with commentary in English.
The clip shows many popular sites running on the DS, including Digg, Slashdot, Gizmodo etc.
For those of you who still have a stack of 33 vinyl ablums sitting around, but no longer have a turntable, I bring you Vinyl Killer….
Japanese company Razy-Works is selling this pint-sized VW bus that contains a needle, amplifier and speaker.