Leica launches its first smartphone in Japan (but it’s really a re-branded Sharp Aquos R6)

Camera maker Leica has been partnering with smartphone makers for years, with companies including Huawei, Panasonic, and Sharp shipping phones with Leica-branded cameras. Now Japanese wireless carrier SoftBank has introduced the first Lecia-branded smartphone. The Leica Leitz Phone 1 is available exclusively in Japan, where it goes up for pre-order June 18 for ¥187,920 (~$1700). The phone […]

Taito’s Egret II Mini mini arcade cabinet has a screen that rotates and a trackball controller

Video game companies have been pushing out miniature versions of classic game systems for a few years, but the new Egret II from Japanese game publisher Taito may be one of the weirdest/most versatile to date. At first glance, it looks like a miniature version of a classic arcade game cabinet, much like SNK’s Neo […]

Nanote P8 is a tiny convertible laptop with a 7 inch display and a Pentium N4200 processor ($300 in Japan)

The Nanote P8 is a miniature laptop computer with a 7 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS LCD touchscreen display, QWERTY keyboard, and a 360-degree hinge that lets you fold the screen back and use the little computer as a tablet. It will be available for purchased in Japan soon for less than $300, making […]

Dynabook V8 is a 2.2 pound convertible laptop with Intel Tiger Lake

The new Dynabook V8 is a convertible notebook with a 13.3 inch full HD IGZO touchscreen display, a 360 degree hinge that lets you switch between laptop and tablet modes, and a compact design: the notebook measures 0.7 inches thick and weighs just 2.2 pounds. But it packs plenty of horsepower thanks to an Intel […]

1.8 pound NEC VersaPro UltraLite is 13.3inch laptop with Intel Comet Lake (for Japan)

The NEC VersaPro UltraLite is a laptop computer with a 13.3 inch full HD display and support for up to an Intel Core i7-10510U processor, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of PCIe NVMe storage. While it’s not that hard to find a laptop with those specs these days, what is unusual is to find one that’s […]

Samsung Galaxy A41 mid-range smartphone hits stores in June (in Japan, at least)

While the latest flagship phones tend to grab the most headlines, it turns out Samsung’s Galaxy A series mid-range phones sell better than its high-end Galaxy S or Galaxy Note models. So it’s no surprise that new models are coming this year — and Samsung has just unveiled the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A41, which will […]

Aging Asus VivoStick PC-on-a-stick gets a slight spec bump

Four years after launching a tiny computer-on-a-stick that plugs straight into the HDMI port of a monitor or TV, the Asus VivoStick is getting a slight spec bump. And when I say slight, I mean the new model still has the disappointing Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Cherry Trail processor. But the new VivoStick TS10-B174D has twice the […]