This iPhone case becomes the projector

When you have to give presentation to somebody suddenly, or want to do it more willingly, and want to surprise somebody, this iPhone case becomes your strong fellow.

Gadget shop Thanko released available iPhone case as a projector. As for the conventional projectors, setting and the wiring of cables are troublesome. However, you only put iPhone in this case, and the big screen can reflect a picture anywhere. Because the thickness of this is only 2.6cm, and weight is 195g, you can pocket this.

This incorporates battery, and the consecutive use of one hour 40 minutes is possible in a charge time of 5 hours. Furthermore, you can use this as mobile battery, USB memory and card reader. You have the output from a PC via HDMI, too and can be connected to the external speaker in an outside audio line out. Its ability for projection of the brightness is 80 lumen, the resolution is WVGA (854*480 dots), the contrast ratio is 2,000:1, and it cope with the projection to up to 120 inches. The price is 39,800 yen (tax-included).

via http://www.thanko.jp/shopdetail/000000002703


[Photo report] Angry Birds exhibition in Ginza Sony building

September 17 - October 30, an exhibition of The Angry Birds Movie was held in Sony Building of Ginza, Tokyo.

Unfortunately Angry Birds does not get popularity in Japan, and it is important that such an event is held for promotion.

For this exhibition, rough sketchs of characters by artists were displayed on 18 meters display wall.

The photo booth which reproduced the scene of the movie.

This is the attraction that can experience a slingshot artificially.

A sense of touch presentation technology of Sony is used for this. When visitors sprawl on the table having a vibration device and put on headphones, they can do simulated experience in Red flying by a slingshot. The movie which reproduced a viewpoint of Red was projected on the huge LED display. It was not VR, but children enjoyed it very much.

This was an event for children, but there were many visitors of adults, too. Furthermore, some foreign tourists came. Would such exhibition be held in other countries?

The Angry Birds Movie Japanese website


The yoyo which emits light coolly

Cerevo of the developer of unique hardware products released smart yoyo 7-Magic which emits light in link with a PC.

7-Magic has 21 High-Brightness LEDs and Bluetooth for control, and users can set emission colors and the brightness of the yoyo from a PC connected to Bluetooth in application "7-Magic Bluetooth Cue". In addition, users let a yoyo link video and the sound that a PC plays and can let LEDs emit light automatically in Wireless pre-set luminescent mode. Of course it supports not only the wireless but also the USB, so professional performers who want to never fail can use it also.

They cooperated with C3 Yoyo Design of Hong Kong to develop this, put a luminescent circuit and communication circuit on their yoyo "NITIATOR", and developed 7-Magic based on it. Furthermore, they invited BLACK of the yoyo world champion as a development adviser. The size is 58.25mm X 39.3mm and the weight is about 74grams. It is a charge type and work by one charge for 80 minutes(charge time is 100 minutes). The price is 29,999yen(tax-included) and they start shipment soon.


Cheap and lightweight 360-degree omnidirectional camera

Ricoh is known as a representative 360-degree omnidirectional camera maker in Japanese VR industry. Particularly, their slender handheld omnidirectional camera "THETA series" is popular as handy VR gadget.
They released new model of this series "THETA SC" that is cheaper and lightweight. It is 10,000yen are cheaper and 20 grams are lighter than conventional model "THETA S". It is surely cheap, but it has incorporated memory of 8GB, lens and the CMOS image sensor which equal to a conventional model. Users can shoot 360-degree omnidirectional photos and videos, transfer them to a smartphones or tablets, and post them to social networking services. Photos are about 14 million pixels, and videos are 1920 X 1080/30fps. However, it does not have a live streaming function and HDMI interface, and as for the videos shoot possibility time is only 5 minutes. In short, this is a cheap edition for VR beginners. The size is 45.2mm X 130.6mm X 22.9mm, the weight is about 102grams, and the price is 32,800yen(tax-included). Color variations are blue, beige, pink, and white.



Social video apps of substitute of Vine

Are you looking for social video application to substitute of Vine? Then, how about LINE's new spin-off application "LINE MOMENTS"?.

Its Android version is advances-released in a global market now. Users of LINE MOMENTS can shoot video of ten seconds(It is slightly longer than Vine) with own smartphone and I can edit it. They only slide a finger on a screen and can edit various videos such as slow, double speed, loop, or reverse. Furthermore, it has a filter function, and users can change textures of videos. Rather the rival of this may be Instagram, but this has the unique filters which Instagram does not have. Positional information are given to video by shoot places and videos are located on MAP. The downloading is free and this supports Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Chinese, English and Korean.