Futurelooks' Techie Travelling Guide to Japan

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 03 2008 @ 07:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The last time I was in Japan, I was amazed by the number of unique electronics available, usually far superior to anything we could find on this side of the pond. It was 2000, when minidiscs (yes, minidiscs) enjoyed a superiority over MP3 players and for the most part, lightweight laptops were defined as less than six pounds. Of course, Japan had the ultra-thin Sharp Mebius line which, at well under an inch thick, still holds up near the thinnest in the world. The Japanese also had a wide selection of Sony, Panasonic, and various other brands of minidisc players, which were torturous to import to North America.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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