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.

The New iPad TV commercial

No iPad 3, nor iPad HD, just a “new” iPad with 4G and better graphic performances…

The New iPad 2012

Han Hyo-joo – Samsung Mirror Pop commercial

Korean commercial for Samsung’s Mirror Pop MV800 digital camera, starring actress Han Hyo-joo and actor Lee Je-hoon. The flip-screen is nothing new, but cameras with this feature is usually a bit bulky; this one looks sleek and nice…

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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.

Apple iPhone 4S Siri

Apple has unveiled its “new” iPhone, the iPhone 4S – with a new processor, better camera, and the Siri voice system which acts like “a personal assistant”…

The artificial intelligence of Siri seems amazing in the commercial video, but I’m suspecting that it’s exaggerated; and its service zone should be very limited at the moment even if the software is as intelligent as shown. Every long journey begins with one small step though, got to give the feature a bit of credit.

The later part of the video gives me giggles. I know I’m the one who’s from stone age, but I can never understand people’s tendency to send a message instead of calling… and “speaking to the phone” to send a message is just stupid. Just call.