• Playspan To Power Payments In Sanrio's Social Game Hello Kitty Online

    Playspan has scored a number of high profile deals to power micropayments for social networks, game developers, media companies and gaming platforms. Today, Playspan is announcing that it will be deploying its payments platform on Sanrio Digital’s social game Hello Kitty Online. Hello Kitty Online, which is in private beta, is the official massively multiplayer online game (MMOG)… Read More

  • Japan gets ultra-cute Hello Kitty music player with sparkling Swarovski crystals

    Hello Kitty is 35 years old now, and she still continues to be the dream cartoon cat of millions of teenage girls. If you’re one of these people and have a penchant for gadgets on top of that, this new and strictly limited music player might be the right thing for you. The so-called Hello Kitty Music Player Crystal [JP] is the result of a cooperation between iriver Japan, Hello Kitty… Read More

  • Super-cute Hello Kitty USB flash drive

    Sanrio, the company behind the dream of millions of teenage girls around the world, cartoon cat Hello Kitty, is to celebrate the cat’s 35th birthday on November 1st. Reason enough to team up with design USB flash drive maker Mimoco and give us the Hello Kitty X Mimobot, quite possibly the cutest USB stick out there. Read More

  • Epson Japan to sell super-cute Hello Kitty notebook

    The dream of millions of teenage girls around the world, Sanrio’s Hello Kitty, gets yet another notebook in Japan. This time, the cartoon cat is supposed to boost sales of an Epson model, the Endeavor NJ2150 in “pearl white”. It will be available in two different versions. Read More

  • Just in time for summer: Super-cute Hello Kitty ventilator

    There is a big number of gadgets available that feature Hello Kitty, the super-cute cartoon cat and love of millions of teenagers worldwide. There are Hello Kitty-branded digital cameras, alarm clocks, cell phones and even notebooks. Until today, only a ventilator was missing. Not anymore. Sanrio, the company behind Hello Kitty, has started selling a mini ventilator that’s shaped like… Read More

  • Hello Kitty is now 35 and gets a $152,000 figure

    Hello Kitty, the cutest cartoon cat in the world and dream of millions of (mostly) Asian teenage girls, celebrates her 35th birthday soon. Reason enough for Sanrio, the Japan-based company behind Hello Kitty, and luxury brand Swarovski Crystal to produce a Hello Kitty figure of a very special kind. Read More

  • New Hello Kitty alarm clock looks cute, runs away to annoy you

    I covered quite a few alarm clocks with annoying features from Japan in the past months, i.e. one that’s shaped like a railroad crossing sign, one that wakes sleepers with helicopter engine sounds and Bandai’s brilliant Gun o’ Clock. But none of these devices is as cute as the Hello Kitty Action Alarm Clock, today announced by Sanrio (the company behind the ultrapopular… Read More

  • New Hello Kitty point-and-shoot camera available in Japan (but not in pink)

    Tokyo-based Exemode is selling a new digital camera [JP] that has been designed with French design company Courrèges and Japanese toy giant Sanrio. The 5.17 million megapixel camera features the cutest cat in the universe, Hello Kitty. The device comes with the following specs: 4x digital zoom, CMOS sensor, one USB 1.1. port, 32MB of internal memory, compatibility to SD memory cards (up to… Read More

  • Onkyo/Sotec releases Hello Kitty netbook

    Onkyo Japan today announced the Sotec C1 Hello Kitty (C101K3W) [JP], a netbook designed for fans of the famous cartoon cat from Sanrio. Unlike other Hello Kitty PCs, this model has been modified not only design- but also hardware-wise (see the picture above). The Hello Kitty C1 features an Atom N270 CPU (1.60 GHZ), 1GB of RAM, a 120GB HDD, a 10.1″ TFT display (resolution: 1,024×600)… Read More

  • Japan gets a portable Hello Kitty DVD player, the rest of the world doesn't

    First NEC’s supercute (and very pink) Hello Kitty laptop, now this: A portable DVD player shaped like Hello Kitty’s head [JP], this time sold by Sanrio itself (the company behind the brand). The player comes with a 7-Inch LCD screen (resolution: 480×234), a built-in battery with a life span of 2.5 hours (an AC adaptor is included in the package) and an extracute remote control. Read More

  • NEC Japan sells supercute, pink Hello Kitty-notebook

    NEC today announced in Japan [JP] it has teamed up with Sanrio (the company behind the Hello Kitty brand) and French fashion designer Courrèges to develop a girls-only notebook for the Japanese market. The so-called “NEC LaVie G Hello Kitty Courrèges” will be available online and in selected Sanrio shops only [JP].
    The Vista notebook will feature an AMD Athlon QL-60… Read More

  • Japan gets exclusive, super-cute Hello Kitty-Roomba

    iRobot‘s Roombas have been enjoying brisk sales in Japan for a few years now. To further boost brand awareness, their sales agent in this country collaborated with Sanrio, the company behind Hello Kitty and other extra-cute comic characters, to produce a Hello Kitty-Roomba. The Nippon-only device is based on the Roomba 530 model, with the only difference being the cute design. Available… Read More

  • Cute Hello Kitty iPod Radio With Clock

    You know, guys aren’t the only gadget buffs out there. Girls love to read about gadgets that cater to them as well. I’m not saying all girls love Hello Kitty/Sanrio either; my friend kicked my ass the other day in Gears of War but still has a Badtz Maru doll. So today Spectra introduced the KT4560 Hello Kitty iPod Clock Radio. This cutie-patootie iPod dock comes with built-in… Read More