The fact that this little critter only speaks Japanese should give you some clue as to its target market, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate a robot that switches on the air-con (or perform other tricks) on command.
One of the best things about Winter is a fresh blanket of pristine snow. And the gear that helps you ride down it. Here are some gifts for the powderhounds in your life.
Like dogs, smartphones grow to look like their owners—if those owners are tech-savvy enough. Sprint ID offers curated "packs" of apps, widgets, and themes for simple customization, starting with the Samsung Transform, Sanyo Zio, and LG Optimus S.
I'm weak, so whenever I have to go out in the cold, the only place I'm really cold is my face, because it's not kosher to wear a ninja mask outdoors. Japan disagrees, and thus, a Sanyo neck warmer.
Sanyo, long-time expert in making small but powerful dual cameras (video + still), just made its first Flip-type camera. Yes! It not only has Sanyo's expertise, it also has a 3X optical zoom and dual-mics that look like shoulder pads.
It's not Sanyo's first waterproof HD camcorder, but it may be their best: a full HD (1920x1080) Xacti, 12x double-range zoom, 2.7-inch LCD screen, and safe to use in up to 10 feet of water. Snorkle not included.
This Sanyo projector's plenty impressive on its own: native 2k resolution for 2048x1080 images thrown up against your wall, 3,000:1 contrast ratio. But like Voltron, it's when you get a few of them together that the real show starts.
If you want to make delicious bread out of rice, you normally have to get rice flour and work from there. But with the Sanyo Gopan rice bread machine, all you have to do is pour in handfuls of rice.
Yamaha just introduced the EC-03, their new Zero-Emission Electric Scooter that's primed to save the world. Well, at least Asia. The EC-03 is cheaper than most its competitors and apparently highly desirable in Asia's crazy-for-scooters market.
Sanyo's Xacti DMX-CA100 would be a good enough HD camcorder on its own right—a 1/2.33-inch CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom, 2.7-inch LCD, takes 14MP still pictures—if it weren't also waterproof. But watching it work underwater? That's something else.UPDATE
Joining the SH1 and CS1 from a mere month ago are three new Xacti models from Sanyo—the GH2, CG102 and CG20. All three film in 1080i widescreen resolution, and will cost under $230 each. Score!
Take your pick as to what's better about these new Sanyo Xacti cams: On the one hand, they're thinner and lighter than ever. On the other hand, they got rid of that pain-in-the-ass AVCHD video format.
Whoa. This summer we were pretty excited about Vudu bringing Rotten Tomatoes to connected LG hardware. Take that excitement, add hardware from Mitsubishi, Sanyo, Sharp, Toshiba, and
Vizio, and multiply it by hundreds of services and you've got Vudu Apps.
Panasonic just finished buying a controlling stake in Sanyo for $4.6 billion to form a Voltron of consumer electronics that's the second biggest in Japan, behind Hitachi. Why? For Sanyo's batteries. Sanyo's the biggest global supplier of rechargeable batteries and solar panels, pulling in lots o' moolah for 'em. […
Let us work our personal babelfish on Sanyo's new Eneloop Kairo. Eneloop means "envelope," right? Kairo...Kairo means Cairo? Like Egypt? Ahh, these devices are an envelope of heat. And they're leaving Japan, heading Stateside in time for winter.
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With the price tag of $25,000 that it also brings, I won't be picking up a PLC-XF1000 in December, but I must admit that the 12,000 lumen rating and super vivid images have me drooling.