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  • ButterFly FMP3 Player: Non-crappy product from Thanko?

    ButterFly FMP3 Player: Non-crappy product from Thanko?

    Thanko today announced a new gadget that might not be as crappy as their other ones. The infamous Japanese gadget maker is now selling a headphone, which features a built-in MP3 player, an FM radio, a USB 2.0 port and 2GB of internal memory. The so-called ButterFly FMP3 Player is compatible to sound in MP3 and WMA and costs $50 in Japan. Expect it to be listed in Thanko’s English online shop… Read More

  • Hot lunch bag: Thanko now sells USB lunch box warmers

    Hot lunch bag: Thanko now sells USB lunch box warmers

    More USB silliness from Japan-based gadget company Thanko. This time the company, which brought us things like heated USB keyboards and slippers, offers the so-called hot lunch bag [JP], a USB-powered device that’s designed like a bag and supposed to keep your food warm. It measures 140x200x90mm and will keep at 60 degrees Celsius all day. Hopefully Thanko will list this fantastic piece of… Read More

  • Thanko's USB triple strike: Get ready for a heated USB wristband, a heated mousepad and a heated mouse

    Thanko's USB triple strike: Get ready for a heated USB wristband, a heated mousepad and a heated mouse

    Our favorite Japanese gadget maker Thanko is back with three gadgets to prepare you for the coming winter. Their English online shop should list these clever devices soon. And Thanko’s promo pictures now feature a new model. First, you can get a heated USB wristband [JP], the so-called Attaka Risutobando. Thanko claims the wristband can reach a maximum temperature of 43.6°C. The USB cable… Read More

  • Thanko strikes again, now sells USB cooler and heater keyboard

    Thanko strikes again, now sells USB cooler and heater keyboard

    We haven’t heard from crap gadget vendor Thanko in a while, but they are back: This time, the Tokyo-based company presents a keyboard with a built-in heater and cooler [JP]. That means the keyboard will not only keep your hands warm during those cold days in winter but it’s also useful during the summer. Amazing stuff. Obviously Thanko used all their engineering power to create an… Read More

  • Mini digital photo frame and magnetic earphones: Thanko releases two non-crappy gadgets in a row

    Mini digital photo frame and magnetic earphones: Thanko releases two non-crappy gadgets in a row

    Our favorite Japanese gadget shop Thanko seems to have learned as the frequency of crappy innovations (USB ass warmer, anyone?) isn’t as high as it used to be in the past months. Following the (possibly) average-quality video glasses, now this: a mini digital photo frame and new earphones. The so-called Sound Live magnetic earphones [JP] can be clipped to your earlobe like earrings and are… Read More

  • Thanko finally releases a non-crappy gadget, the "video glass media player"

    Thanko finally releases a non-crappy gadget, the "video glass media player"

    Wonders never cease: Thanko, our favorite Japanese crap vendor, now actually offers something useful for a change. Their so-called “video glass media player”, essentially sun glasses that can be used to watch movies, view pictures and listen to music, have been on sale since last week. Read More

  • Thanko now sell earphones that aren't really earphones

    Thanko now sell earphones that aren't really earphones

    It’s been a while but here is a new product from Thanko, Japan’s most innovative crap gadget vendor. Their “Sound Lives Stereo Earphone” isn’t exactly what you could expect: It features a small speaker for the outer ear that swivels (up to 90 degrees). Thanko says their product is ideal for people suffering from ear fatigue and that their earphones even makes life… Read More

  • Want to protect your USB devices? This is the Thanko way

    Want to protect your USB devices? This is the Thanko way

    You can say what you want about Thanko but the Japanese accessory maker never fails to amaze. This time, they came up with a physical padlock [JP] for everything USB: sticks, connector cables, mouses etc. That means a thief would have to work out a 3-digit number code to be able to steal your data or use your valuable hardware. The low-tech padlock doesn’t offer that much security but at… Read More

  • USB cooler keyboard

    USB cooler keyboard

    Thanko knows what we nerds really need during these hot summer days. The follow-up to the company’s USB face mask [JP], the USB cooler mouse and the USB cooler necktie is this: a USB cooler keyboard [JP]. This “interesting” piece of hardware comes with 3 fans built into the wrist-rest area. If your hands start sweating, just turn on the switch placed on the front of the keyboard… Read More

  • Thanko offers new portable multimedia player

    Thanko offers new portable multimedia player

    Japanese accessory maker Thanko today presented a new multimedia player, the DTLMP42G [JP]. The device will be available from July 29th for $83. Weighing 70g, the player is sized at 50×87×11mm. The DTLMP42G features a USB port, built-in speakers, a 2.8-inch TFT screen with 400×240 resolution and comes with 2GB flash memory. It supports SDHC and microSD cards and the following formats… Read More

 
  • USB cooler mouse

    USB cooler mouse

    It’s Thanko again. This time, they announced [JP] the release of a 5-button optical USB mouse with an integrated fan to keep your hands cool during warm summer days and long work hours. The USB cooler mouse costs $19. Good news: Starting in August, people living outside Japan will be able to order Thanko inventions such as the cooler mouse, the USB “ass warmer” cushion or the USB… Read More

  • Share your MP3-player with up to 5 people using the i2! wireless transceiver

    Share your MP3-player with up to 5 people using the i2! wireless transceiver

    Today Thanko introduced the so-called i2!, a 2.4 GHz digital wireless transmitter for portable audio players. After connecting your MP3-player to an i2!, you can share music with up to 5 people within a radius of 10m. The device features a frequency response of 10Hz-24,000Hz, a bit rate of 16bit at 48kbps Stereo and an audio latency of 20ms. 5 hours of music playback are possible after charging… Read More

  • This USB necktie will make you stay cool at all times

    This USB necktie will make you stay cool at all times

    It’s Japanese accessory maker Thanko again. Today the Tokyo-based company added the so-called “USB Necktie Cooler 2″ [JP] to their line-up. A small plastic fan built into the tie’s knot begins to circulate when the user plugs the tie, which is made of silk, to a PC’s USB port. The device comes with a switch for turning the fan on or off and regulating its power. If… Read More

  • Comfort: Thanko cushion lets you type from the floor

    Comfort: Thanko cushion lets you type from the floor

    What makes you look like a dork, yet could actually be worth the embarrassment? Maybe this Thanko cushion, chief. It’s for those of you who sit in front of your computer (laptop) all day long. You lie down on your belly and type, type, type away. It’s supposed to ease the stress on your frame. Might leave you susceptible to “pantsing,” however. I’m not a chiropractor… Read More

  • Thanko MP4-Playing Watch: Does a Lot, But Looks Awful

    Thanko MP4-Playing Watch: Does a Lot, But Looks Awful

    Thanko has produced what could be the ugliest watch I’ve ever seen, but I’ll defer to the experts on that point. All that we here at CG care about is that the watch, the MP4 Watch, comes in both 2GB and 4GB flavors and plays back most popular digital media file formats like MP3, JPG and, presumably, MP4 video. The watch also records audio. It actually does quite a bit and, putting my… Read More

  • USB Tape Dispenser: Just What it Sounds Like

    USB Tape Dispenser: Just What it Sounds Like

    I sit at a desk. I am a messy guy. I, like many of you, require more USB ports than I currently have. When I find something that solves many problems at one time, I get happy. This tape dispenser has a built-in USB hub, and it belongs on my desk. I can never find my tape, you see, but if it were tethered to my G5 and my mouse, I would know right where to find it. That is important to us slobs. So… Read More

  • Thanko Vonia Makes You Look Toolish

    Thanko’s Vonia headband has really good intentions, but, seriously, you’ve got to be kidding me. The iPod Shuffle is no bigger than a book of matches, apparently, that’s too big for some people. If you’re one of those then the Vonia is just right for you, if of course, you enjoy looking like a douche. Your Shuffle tucks in the back of the headband and plugs into some good… Read More

  • Thanko Releases USB Wii-mote Charger

    Thanko Japan, I thanko you for this kick-ass USB Wiimote charger so I don’t have to buy new batteries every few days. The Thanko charger comes with a USB cradle, nickel battery and a new battery cover so you know, you can charge those new batteries. The new batteries provide up to 25 hours of juice and recharge to full capacity in 3.5 hours. Charges from any USB port and has blue LEDs to let… Read More

  • Thanko MP3 Watch Doesn't Look Half Bad

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/WMA playback, FM radio, and USB recharging? It's only $187, and doesn't look like a gigantic squid attached itself to your arm. Best of all, it tells time. Like, a watch. Yeah. That's cool. A new MP3 and radio watch [Akihabara News via Sci Fi Tech] Read More