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Porsche Designed Washing Machine Is China Wealthy’s Latest Obsession

Properties and cars are the obvious products of choice to flaunt one’s wealth, but in recent times, wealthy folks in China are into something else entirely and that something else happens to be, well, washing machines. Believe it or not, luxe washing machine is the latest obsession for the richest. The burgeoning number of richie rich in China are snapping up Panasonic Alpha Series Washing Machine designed by sports car maker Porsche’s design studio, Studio F.A. Porsche. Continue reading Porsche Designed Washing Machine Is China Wealthy’s Latest Obsession

Panasonic’s ATOUN Launches New Power Assist Suit For The Hip

ATOUN Inc., an in-house venture system of Panasonic established since 2003, has announced a new Power Assist Suit designed to take the load off the wearer’s hip. Designated ATOUN MODEL Y (which has no relation to Tesla’s upcoming ride, btw), this 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs) load-bearing exoskeleton suit is 40 percent lighter over the Nara Prefecture-based company’s Model A (7.4 kg, or 16 lbs) introduced two years ago. The significant weight reduction is made possible by substituting the metal frame with resin, and reducing the size of the motors and batteries. Continue reading Panasonic’s ATOUN Launches New Power Assist Suit For The Hip

Panasonic Self-driving Fridge Is What Every TV Show Binge Watchers Need

At a time where binge watching TV series has become a norm, it only makes sense that you stay glued to your couch and such instances, if whenever you feel the need consume some cold drinks, Panasonic self-driving refrigerator seems like a no brainer. Unveiled at this year’s IFA, the self-moving refrigerator called ‘Ku’ is part of Panasonic’s vision of future lifestyles. It is not nearly as cool as R2-D2 serving your desired cold drinks, but it certainly has a lot more to drink and munch from since it is obviously larger. The fridge uses LIDAR, which incidentally Panasonic is already developing, as well as depth sensors to map your home. Continue reading Panasonic Self-driving Fridge Is What Every TV Show Binge Watchers Need

Panasonic Brings Top-Level Signal-To-Noise Ratio To Turntable

It looks like the continue growth of the vinyl market is too hard for Panasonic to ignore. Ignore it did not since a few years ago. The Japanese electronics company is continuing to reinforce its presence in the turntable market with a new turntable, the Panasonic Technics SP-10R Direct Drive Turntable. With the Panasonic Technics Direct Drive Turntable, Panasonic will be bringing to vinyl lovers the world’s top-level signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio and rotational stability, Panasonic said. Notable features include a coreless direct-drive motor boasting a new structure, a weightier platter to promote stable rotation, and a newly developed, ultra-low-noise power supply. Continue reading Panasonic Brings Top-Level Signal-To-Noise Ratio To Turntable

Panasonic Wants to Go Back to Analog Sound with New Technics Turntables

Among the analog medias, vinyl seems to have survived the onslaught of digital medias. In fact, it was the opposite; vinyl proves to be rather resilient media and have seen continual increase in sale in recent years, breaking 9 million mark in 2014 and that must have given Panasonic enough reasons to toy with the idea of rebooting its direct drive turntable technology – for turntable, of course. During the ongoing IFA, the Japanese electronics maker has announced it will reinvent and relaunch its iconic Technics turntable series, kicking it off with a Technics Direct Drive Analog Turntable Prototype equipped with newly-developed direct drive motor. Continue reading Panasonic Wants to Go Back to Analog Sound with New Technics Turntables

Panasonic Lumix CM1 Smartphone Packs 1-inch Sensor and Leica Lens

Panasonic has announced a new smartphone, the Lumix DMC-CM1, at this year’s Photokina. but why unveil a communication device in the world’s leading imaging fair, you asked? well, that’s because, this Android smartphone is as capable as any compact shooter out then, perhaps even better. kicking off the impressive camera specification is a large 1″-type 20MP CMOS sensor, the largest imaging sensor found on a smartphone today, which typically uses 13“-type sensors, and it is equipped with a f2.8 Leica lens. the camera boasts 4K video recording, Raw capture, supports up to ISO 25,600 (and this is coming from a smartphone), and offers a myriad of manual adjustments, including focus, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance. the lens ‘barrel’ even has a mechanical click-wheel, which makes it all the more camera alike than a phone. if not for the slim form factor, you would have never suspect it is in fact a handset. Continue reading Panasonic Lumix CM1 Smartphone Packs 1-inch Sensor and Leica Lens

Panasonic Toughpad 5-inch Tablets

when we wrote Panasonic Toughpad 5-inch tablets, you’d think we made a typo there, but no, we did not. yea, we know 5-inch is kind of a smartphone size and probably too ‘small’ for a tablet to begin with, but Panasonic is not about conform to the market’s status quo to call it a smartphone even if it has HSPA+, WCDMA, EV-DO, 3G and LTE radios packed into it. so don’t go around calling the duo smartphones. they are not. the devices, namely the FZ-E1 and FZ-X1, are fitted with a 5-inch HD LCD with high-brightness and high-contrast for ‘outdoor-readability’. the “high sensitivity proximity detection touch panel” is sensitive enough to be used with gloves on, while remaining unaffected by water droplets. being a Toughpad, the pair is naturally ruggedized to shrug off drops and impacts (to MIL-STF-810G standard, btw) and is built to IP65/IP68 rating for resistance against dust and water. Continue reading Panasonic Toughpad 5-inch Tablets

Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K-capable Mirrorless Camera

while most smaller movie makers are content with using DSLR as substitute to video camera for capturing Full HD movies, Panasonic has another idea: how about going 4K with a mirrorless rig? yup. mirrorless. 4K. that’s exactly what the new flagship Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K-capable Mirrorless Camera is. though born as a hybrid camera that does both stills and videos, the obvious star feature would be the cinema 4K videoing capability, packing an eye-watering 4,096 x 2,160 pixels at 24 fps with 100 Mbps bit rate. apart from that, it can also record in “Quad HD” 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, and of course, in the more regular Full HD resolution. Continue reading Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K-capable Mirrorless Camera

Panasonic Toughpad 4K Tablet

how big a tablet has to become before it can no longer be considered as a tablet? my guess is, there is no limit, as proven by the Panasonic Toughpad 4K Tablet that not only sports a massive 20-inch capacitive multi-touch display, but one that is blessed with eye-watering 4K display with 3,840 by 2,560 resolution. yes. 20-inch. 4K resolution. a tablet. as surreal as it may sounds, this tablet of giant proportion is ready for the market, but i hardly think anyone would tote this 5.3 lbs giant slate around unless you are a medical professional or artist/designer, which happens to be the profession that the Toughpad 4K tablet has set its sight on. however, there’s no stopping a layperson from snagging one if you have say, around 6 grand to drop. yes – that is approximately how much this mega-size tablet will cost. Continue reading Panasonic Toughpad 4K Tablet

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 DSLM Camera

we’d be lying if we say that this camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 DSLM Camera, wasn’t featured here because the design caught our eyes. so the fact is, it did. it is a known fact that we have a soft spot for stylish products and to us, the GM1 indeed bears the mark of stylishness. on the specs sheet, it is fitted by a large 16MP Digital Live MOS Sensor and boasts Light Speed and Low-light autofocus for quick accurate shoot, even in extreme low-light conditions. a silent shutter feature is in place for times where discretion is required, such as during concerts or exhibitions where photography is prohibited, so you won’t be caught in the act (watch out for the CCTVs, though..). well, for this part… you didn’t hear from us. right? Continue reading Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 DSLM Camera