Archive for April, 2007

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The Japanese toymaker company Takara Tomy released their new product called “Transformers Sports Label Convoy feat. Nike Free 7.0”. This is actually an new Transformers robot toy which transforms from a pair of plastic half-scale Nike shoes into a robot named “Convoy”. The robot, created as a collaboration between the Japanese toymaker and Nike Japan is already being sold in Japan with a price of 2,625 yen which is roughly about $22. It seems Takara Tomy is targeting this new product more at the adults or at least to the more grown up kids and of course just a few days after its release the Transformers Sports Label Convoy feat. Nike Free 7.0 is already a big hit in Japan.

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It seems there are two different versions at the moment – a black and a white one, that seem to be identical except for the color…

The official press release by Takara Tomy (in Japanese)…

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The Sony PRS-500 Reader is a portable e-book reader featuring 6″ high-resolution, high-contrast display with 180?° viewing angles. The screen of the device is actually an electronic paper display developed by E Ink Corporation, that has 166 dpi resolution and capable of showing four levels of grayscale. The display is viewable in direct sunlight and the best of all is it doesn’t require power to maintain the image so you get an extra long usage time of up to 7500 “page turns” per charge from the built-in lithium-ion battery. The reader has 64 MB integrated memory that is expandable by additional flash card, you can access the memory by connecting the device to your PC trough a standard USB connector. The PRS-500 is very compact with it measurements of 17.5 x 12.4 x 1.3 cm and weight of only about 250 grams.

The PRS-500 can display books in the following formats: BBeB books (BroadBand eBook), Adobe PDF files, TXT, RTF and Microsoft Word text formats. The device also supports graphic files in JPEG, GIF, PNG and BMP image formats, but don’t expect too much considering only 4 levels of gray are supported by screen. And of course you’ll be able to play music stored in MP3 or AAC audio formats.

The Sony Portable Reader System is available for $349.99.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on a Sony PDS-500…

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The H-cell is a unique integration “upgrade” kit for electric hobby R/C cars, designed as a drop in unit that can fit inside widely available Tamiya TT-01 type chassis. The H-cell system designed by Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies includes a 30W air-cooled, air-breathing and self-humidified PEM fuel cell stack with integrated bright blue light-emitting fans and a sleek aluminum casing.

The integration kit also includes electronic controls, a miniature pressure regulator and three 10L metal hydride canisters in a hydrogen storage “rack”. At maximum power output and with a single charge, the H-cell can run the car at 35 km/h for over 1 hour, as opposed to just 15 minutes with the conventional Nimh battery.

The price of the Hydrogen RC car kit is $1500.

If you want to get the H-cell RC Hobby Integration Kit…


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