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By the time you read this prescheduled blog post, I'll be on an airplane on my way to Hong Kong and eventually Japan. I'm taking off for a few days to rest up before our busiest week of the year: The week in January where we'll storm the beaches of the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas and the Apple Keynote in San Francisco. (Our coverage starts on the 6th of January, and won't stop til a week later.)

But while I'm in Tokyo, it couldn't hurt to stop by Akihabara and lay my eyes and hands on some exotic gear. Any things you'd like me to hunt down and blog?