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Thanko’s Latest Four SD Slot Pen

USB SD card reader pens aren’t new, so what about a 4-slot USB SD card reader pen? Yep, here’s Thanko’s latest madness, the SD4PEN… It’s both a pen and an USB SD card reader with 4 slots, and reads SDHC cards up to 16[...]
Thanko’s Latest Four SD Slot Pen
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MR-SMC03 Series, Elecom’s Latest MicroSD Micro USB Card Reader

Here’s another micro USB card reader for microSD and SDHC cards (8GB Max), the MR-SMC03 Series (weights only 3g at a size of only 16×6.7x22mm). Damn I love these things, but I’m sure I’d lose one very quickly.
MR-SMC03 Series, Elecom’s Latest MicroSD Micro USB Card Reader
MR-SMC03 Series, Elecom’s Latest MicroSD Micro USB Card ReaderMR-SMC03 Series, Elecom’s Latest MicroSD Micro USB Card ReaderMR-SMC03 Series, Elecom’s Latest MicroSD Micro USB Card ReaderMR-SMC03 Series, Elecom’s Latest MicroSD Micro USB Card ReaderMR-SMC03 Series, Elecom’s Latest MicroSD Micro USB Card Reader

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Panasonic Unveils Their First Blood Pressure Monitor With SD Card

Here’s Panasonic’s first blood pressure monitor with an SD card slot. Beside the obvious, after all we’re talking about a blood pressure monitor not a fridge, the SD card support allows you save data (on up to five people) [...]
Panasonic Unveils Their First Blood Pressure Monitor With SD Card
Panasonic Unveils Their First Blood Pressure Monitor With SD CardPanasonic Unveils Their First Blood Pressure Monitor With SD Card

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AME-105, Your Fake ID Card Wiith Integrated Camera

Designed for fun or to blackmail your colleagues, the AME-105 is the ideal kit to record spy videos in any office! This fake lookalike ID card features a tiny video camera of 1.3Mpix capable of recording video on AVI H.263 at 352×[...]
AME-105, Your Fake ID Card Wiith Integrated Camera

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Elecom MR-SMC02 MicroSD Micro Card Reader

MicroSD cards are very popular in Japan, 99% of Japanese mobile phones support them. It won’t surprise any one to learn about the new Elecom MicroSD Micro Card reader. At just 21.5×12.5×4.3mm and 0.7g, here’s the MR-SMC[...]
Elecom MR-SMC02 MicroSD Micro Card Reader
Elecom MR-SMC02 MicroSD Micro Card ReaderElecom MR-SMC02 MicroSD Micro Card ReaderElecom MR-SMC02 MicroSD Micro Card ReaderElecom MR-SMC02 MicroSD Micro Card ReaderElecom MR-SMC02 MicroSD Micro Card Reader

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Sony Ericsson’s New Walkman Phone for AU

AU by KDDI will carry on its Spring 2009 line-up the Premier 3, a new Walkman phone from Sony Ericsson. 
It features a nice little 3” VGA like screen (854 x 480), a 3.19 AF camera module, LISMO Video (Video on Demand), miscroSD cards ([...]
Sony Ericsson’s New Walkman Phone for AU
Sony Ericsson’s New Walkman Phone for AU

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Green-House to Launch a New 32GB SDHC Card

Green-House introduced a new SDHC card (Class 4), the GH-SDHC32G4M. Available in 32GB version, it provides a reading speed of 20MB/s and a writing speed of 4MB/s. It should cost around 9,800 Yen (80€).
Green-House to Launch a New 32GB SDHC Card

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GH-CF32GD: New UDMA Compact Flash Card from Green House

Green House just announced their new UDMA 233X Compact Flash, available in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB versions. It achieves a maximum reading speed of 37MB/s, a writing speed of 19MB/s. It will be released this month at prices ranging fr[...]
GH-CF32GD: New UDMA Compact Flash Card from Green House

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Elecom’s New Waterproof SDHC Card

This month Elecom will release a new waterproof SDHC card (IPX7). Available with either 4GB or 8GB, both versions are Class 6 and guarantee a data transfer speed of 6MB/sec. Interesting, especially if you drop your camera in water̷[...]
Elecom’s New Waterproof SDHC Card
Elecom’s New Waterproof SDHC CardElecom’s New Waterproof SDHC Card

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Maxell Officially Announces Their P2 Card!

When it comes to shooting video in HD, Panasonic’s P2 Technology combined with the DVCPRO HD Codec is by far our favorite combo here at Akihabara News, NihonCar.com and ManualGear.com. Unfortunately P2 cards (SDHC cards in a PCMC[...]
Maxell Officially Announces Their P2 Card!

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Panasonic Releases a 32GB SDHC Card

Who’ll argue now that the Wii doesn’t have an internal HDD when you can get a 32GB SDHC card? Well… As soon as Nintendo corrects this SDHC fiasco… Anyway, I’m pretty sure that many SD camera owners will be[...]
Panasonic Releases a 32GB SDHC Card
Panasonic Releases a 32GB SDHC Card

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Asus My Cinema PE9400 Combo TV Card

Last week Asus released the PE9400 Combo TV Card for PC which supports both digital and analog TVs. Our PCI Express card has an embedded Mpeg-2 decoder which reduces CPU usage and provides hi-quality video output and recording, also PB[...]
Asus My Cinema PE9400 Combo TV Card

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I-O Data USB WSIM Modem

If you’re a frequent reader of Akihabara News, or if you’re a Japanese tech savvy guy/girl, you must know what a Willcom WSIM card is… For those who don’t, a WSIM card is a kind of SIM CARD (like on 2G or 3G phones) w[...]
I-O Data USB WSIM Modem
I-O Data USB WSIM Modem

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The 26+5 in 1 cards reader by Elecom

You know the Blu-Ray from SONY and the HD-DVD from Toshiba, now imagine if 40 other companies wanted to make their own High Definition disc, you would end up with a mess and that’s what happened with the memory cards…so ple[...]
The 26+5 in 1 cards reader by Elecom
The 26+5 in 1 cards reader by ElecomThe 26+5 in 1 cards reader by Elecom

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SPH-B6700, the Samsung Card Phone

This is the new Samsung Card Phone. The SPH-B6700 measures 8.7×5.4cm and weights only 79g. It integrates an MP3 player, a DMB TV tuner, and a 2Mpix camera.
SPH-B6700, the Samsung Card Phone

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Casio Exilim CARD EX-S770

Casio released their latest ultra compact EX-S770, a 7.2Mpix camera with a 2.8” display, support for SDHC, and Mpeg-4 recording (640×480). It measures 94.5×60.4×17.3mm and weights 127g.
Casio Exilim CARD EX-S770

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