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Thanko EeePC Privacy Filter

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, PC / Laptop

Privacy FilterThere is nothing worse than having someone look over your shoulder when you are using your laptop or PC. If you own an Asus EeePC, there is a new privacy filter from Thanko. You are fine in front of it, but the screen is not visible from either side. The Privacy Filter is easily attachable with double-sided removable sticky tape. It can only be used with the 4G-X or XU so those of you with a 901-X are out of luck, although if they make some bucks from this one, other filters should be sure to follow. Available for $48.50.

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Thanko Video Camera MP4 Watch

Tanko Cam/MP4 WatchThanko is helping you play spy with its Video Camera MP4 Watch. It has a built-in 4GB flash drive and can record images, MP3 and WMA audio and AVI video with its mic and camera. It also has a handy headphone port for private playback and it handles uploading, as well as file conversion, through your PC USB port. Compatible with Windows XP/Vista, the watch has a TFT 1.8-inch display with a video resolution of 352x288 and a picture resolution of 640x480. Expect 3.5 to 8.3 hours of playback, a battery charge time of 4 hours and a price of $249.99.

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Thanko CoolPad

CoolPadThanko has released their new CoolPad, bound to keep your laptop mildly chilled. But it doesn’t stop there. In addition to being a fan for your notebook or netbook, it also has a 3-port USB hub and additional data storage with its integrated 2.5-inch SATA HDD slot. GeekStuff4U will be offering the CoolPad sometime soon but so far, no mention of the device on the site or its price.

Read More | Akihabara News

Thanko Keyboard Gives Warm Hands While Typing

Posted by Aaron Zollo Categories: Accessories, USB, Peripherals

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Thanko has previously released a keyboard to keep our arms and hands cool while typing.  They now have a new keyboard which can warm our extremities via USB.  The new keyboard is prepared for warm and cool weather in that it incorporates three fans which can cool, but also can provide some toasty heat as well.  The keyboard is currently in Japan and if you need to have this keyboard for yourself, you’ll need to find a decent importer as there is no mention of it going on sale in the U.S. any time soon.

Read More | Thanko via Akihabara News


Thanko Easy Desk Cool 2

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Misc. Tech, PC / Laptop, USB

Easy Desk 2

Last year Thanko came out with an Easy Desk. This year it’s the Easy Desk Cool 2. It will hold all sizes of laptops and adjusts its angle with a push of the button. You can also raise or lower it when you are upright. The built-in USB fan will keep your sweaty palms nice and cool. When you are done, fold the desk up and stash it under your bed or couch. Pre-order the $92.00 EDC2 or contact the company for more details.

 

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Thanko USBCOOLM Mouse

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: PC / Laptop, Peripherals

USBCOOLM Mouse

Thanko has come up with a mouse for those with sweaty palms. The 3-button device has a 2-inch fan built into the base. The USBCOOLM is 6 x 12.6 x 4cm, has an on/off switch and can be used by those who are left and right handers. Compatible with Windows, you can get one for ¥1,980 (~$18.00.) While we are not sure we need a cooler mouse, at the very least we expect is that it might clean off the crumbs we sometimes spill.

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Thanko Solar MP4 Player

Thanko MP4 PlayerThanko’s MP4 player comes with a green bonus. A detachable solar panel will keep the entertainment coming, at least as long as the sun shines. One hour of charge will give you 15 minutes of video. In case of a cloudy day, use its USB connection to charge for about 5 hours. The 4GB player has a 220 × 176 pixels LCD screen, SD card support, built-in FM radio, mono speaker, voice recording, and a couple of games. Thanko’s offering carries a price of ¥9,980 ($96.00.)

Read More | Far East Gizmos

Adjustable Stand for Wii Play

Moveable TV Stand

Since you move around when you Wii, Thanko, the Lillian Vernon of Japan, has come up with this remote controllable device “of electromotive ascent and descent type large-sized television stand.” Translating the translation, the stand is meant for a screen of 40 to 60-inches, can stop at whatever height you desire, and has casters for portability (that thankfully lock down for those times when you get carried away by the game.) It’s available for a hefty 69,800 Yen (~$707.00.)

Read More | Thanko (translated) via Digital World Tokyo


Recharge by Wrist

Charger Bracelet

If you are right in the middle of a DS or PSP video game and it looks like your batteries will die before Link does, hook up Thanko’s handy Charger Bracelet. It will give your game system up to an extended 4.5 hours of life. The device will also work with cell phones so you don’t have to hang up on your spouse/partner/boss until it is your idea. Connect the bracelet by USB to your computer for a recharge. The charger will set you back JPY 4,980 (~$44.00.)

Read More | Thanko (translated) via <3 yen


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