Japanese beer foam maker

Infomercial for Takara Tomy Arts’s Beer Hour foam makers. Hour is pronounced similarly to Japanese word for bubble/foam, a play of words for the product names…

Takara Tomy Beer Hour

The Japanese company is primarily a toy-gadget maker. Many of its products are made for entertainment instead of genuine usability. It can be brilliant at times, just that it’s not something people would use often after the hype.

Aakash – world’s cheapest tablet computer from India

India Aakash world cheapest tablet computerIndia has launched what it dubbed as the world’s cheapest tablet computer on Wednesday, to be sold to students at a subsidized price of US$35 and later in shops for about $60.

The touch-screen device, called Aakash, or “sky” in Hindi, is currently assembled by a British company. A pilot run of 100,000 units will be given to students for free, with the first 500 handed out at the launch to a mixed response. Image by Parivartan Sharma, more details on Reuters.

Very little technical information is available beside the fact that it’s running on Android. And speaking of “cheapest”, India also wowed the world in 2008 with Tata Nano, the world’s cheapest car, which is doing pretty well domestically. What you pay is what you get; but there’s always demand for cheap (and relatively low quality) stuff.