Green House

  • This 15.6-inch LCD Display Is Powered By USB Alone

    If you currently look for a large sub display for your computer, Japanese accessory maker Green House has a pretty interesting solution in its pipeline: the GH-USD16K [JP] is a 15.6-inch LCD screen that boasts a power consumption of just 5W and requires only a USB 2.0 connection to work. Read More

  • Round-up: Top 5 of the cutest Japanese gadgets of the last 2 weeks

    Japan released a number of super-cute gadgets and electronic devices in the last days. Here are the top five. Top 5: Fragrance case for earphones Marubeni Infotech has announced the “Fragrance Case for Earphone” [JP], a small box made of aluminum tailor-made for the “Y” part of any given earphone. The box is filled with scented cotton that emits a nice smell while… Read More

  • Angel and Devil: New strange earphones from Green House

    Tokyo-based Green House, a “Thanko light” of sorts and the company that introduced pig-shaped earphones back in June, today presented the so-called “Angel and Devil” earphones [JP]. The earphones, which feature a frequency response of 20Hz -20,000Hz and an impedance of 16Ω, come in five different colors for the devil part: red, pink, purple, magenta and of course… Read More

  • Cut air-conditioning costs with this heat-blocking paint
    A Japanese company called Asahipen developed a special kind of paint that is capable of blocking sunlight in order to keep room temperatures low. Aimed specifically at the market for residential housing, the so-called Shinatsu (heat shield) paint [JP] is about 30% more expensive than standard paint in Japan, costing $100 per 5-liter can. Asahipen sells 8… Read More

  • Japanese company presents heart-shaped digital photo frame

    Today Greenhouse announced they will start selling a heart-shaped digital photo frame [JP] from the middle of June. The Japan-only GHV-DF24HT will cost $56. The device features a 2.4-inch LCD screen with 320×240 resolution, a mini USB port, internal memory for up to 63 pictures, BMP/JPEG/GIF support, a clock and a slideshow function. If you think the pink heart is too cute, you can go for… Read More

  • Japanese company sells earphones shaped like "cute and wild" pigs

    Japanese accessory maker Green House today announced its GH-ERC-PIG series [JP], earphones shaped like little pigs. The animals, which the company says look “cute and wild”, are made of soft silicon. The earphones feature an impedance of 16Ω and a frequency response of 20Hz-20,000Hz.  Ear pieces in 3 different sizes are available: small, medium and large.
    The Japan-only Buta… Read More

  • New zero-emission house to be constructed in Japan

    In the past few years, a few countries developed “green houses” with zero or close to zero emission, for example in the UK. Now, in the light of the upcoming G8 summit in Hokkaido (July 7-9), the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is constructing a new zero-emission house [JP]. The house (280 square meters) will be ready at the end of June, costing nearly… Read More

  • KanaSD Digital Audio Player: Bring Your Own Storage Cards

    This KanaSD DAP from Green House Japan follows the “B.Y.O.S.” mantra—bring your own storage. As the name implies, it uses SD cards as its storage medium, with no hard drive—flash or otherwise—to speak of. This keeps costs down (it’s only around $27), but does necesisate that you carry around pockets full of SD cards everywhere you go. The KanaSD, which is… Read More