Akiba PC Watch's Weird Items of 2004

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This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

Akiba PC Watch, a division of Japanese tech news giant Impress Watch, has posted the results of their "Weird Items Found in Akihabara" competition. Over 1,000 users submitted a total of 6,305 entries, and exactly 64 products have been labeled "Weird." Many of the products have been covered here at Gizmodo — such as the virtual keyboard (1st place), a jacket with solar panels (2nd place), and even the BACKLIT 82 KEYS (16th place), but many of them weren't covered by any English speaking site (as far as we know). Highlights include a 5" drive bay cigarette lighter + cup holder, speakers with moving eyes, and even a "beef bowl power source." I suggest you try out Google's new Japanese machine translation on this article, so you can come to realize it's just as wortheless as every other machine translation.

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Results Announcement of 2004 "Weird Products Found in Akihabara Competition" [Akiba PC Watch]

Translated Page [Akiba PC Watch through Google]

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