My B&W 805s were getting 10 years old so before they lost all their value, I sold them and got a pair of Focal Aria with Flax speakers. Truly impressed by the result ! They deserve all the positive reviews they got.
I have had it with these over-priced plastic toys which barely last a year (Dyson, Electrolux, …). Miele is of course very good but too expensive here in Tokyo. After checking industrial vacuum cleaners, I was surprised to see that you can find small and relatively cheap ones ! This cute little fella from Hitachi […]
Not too far from Cupertino, naturally ;-)
Remember the leaf shutter blades problem of my RX1 ? Well, I got my camera back and for free, despite being out-of-warranty, thank you Sony ! So one quick shot on the way back from the Sony Service Station in Akihabara…
This is the kind of pictures my RX1 started giving me yesterday afternoon. Just looking at the lens I could see the leaf shutter blades : stuck half way. After trying a few basic things (including shaking the little bugger, yes I was desperate) I was left with no other choice but to bring it […]
Look what I found while cleaning my drawers, some old Nokia phones : 7210, 7610, N-Gage, 7280, 6108, 6680 and E62. A pity I do not have my favourite anymore : the 8210 !
Thanks to my friend, I was able to play with a Sony RX1 a little bit, so here is a short review of the Sony RX1. While there is no doubt about the quality of the images it produces, it does suffer from some design flaws, probably the results of compromises to fit such a […]
The first compact camera that produces what I would call impressive results :
I think I need one ! Seen at the Axis building in Roppongi.
The Zilla App is totally useless… and therefore essential :D
Lightroom can now display and manage location data so I found a new use for my old Garmin. I was previously using GeoSetter but gave up tagging the location since LR was not using them.
Airplay set-up and working with a Denon DNP-720SE. Why not an Apple TV ? Simple answer in two words : sound quality. If you did not know, the ATV has a lot of jitter on its optical digital output and as a result, most DAC’s – even really high end ones – will not sound […]
I personally prefer playing games in English but for the little one I switched the system to French so that we can both play and have fun :D On the subject of XBox, the Youtube “app” is quite disappointing, no HD + content restriction makes me wonder… WTF Microsoft and Google !? Why making it […]
You know, for the kids ;-) The digital age makes it possible for my daughter to enjoy the very same cartoons I enjoyed as a kid 30 years ago !
Rainy weekend in Tokyo so finished the upgrade of the TT-01 chassis of my Datsun 240 with 1) yeah racing conversion kit, 2) 7.2V 3600mAh Ni-MH battery and 3) RS-540 Sport Tuned motor. No brush less motor and LiPo battery as those would be waste on such a “cheap” chassis. With the iPhone on, ready […]
Interesting to see this on XBox Live ! I am actually looking forward to trying one…
Hasselblad 1000F in action at the Kagurazaka Festival in Tokyo.
Intelligent vending machine, which looks at your face and suggests some drinks accordingly. Shot in Akihabara Station on January 2011 – now most of them are switched off to save electricity.
Display showing power consumption in Tokyo. As you probably know already, there are serious risks of power shortage in Tokyo for the summer. By the way I am wondering how much electricity this display consumes…
My latest gadget : a pedometer. Did I need one ? No. Could I live without one ? Surely. So had to buy one ;-) What attracted me was the design and the price : only 3,500 JPY for the pedometer and the wireless docking station.
Got a notification from France 24 on my iPhone claiming that Japan was hit by a magnitude 8.9 eathquake ! One hour later, I received this on my iPad : Les utilisateurs de l’iPhone ont reçu par erreur une fausse alerte pour un séisme de 8,9 au Japon – iPhone users have received a notification […]
I initially wanted to replace our 4+ years old Mac mini by another one but given the price difference between a decent Mac mini and a basic iMac, we decided to go for an iMac and reduce the mess on the kitchen counter (this is the family computer to watch French news during breakfast, listen […]
Fancy some large Japanese Breasts to rest your wrist ? Then go to Akihabara, they sell mouse pads just like that ! PS : with such an appealing title, I should be hitting the 1000 views pretty quickly ;-)
For the past 4 years I have been using my PS3 to stream movies from my NAS via UPnP. While this has been working quite well in general, the PS3 still suffers from a few drawbacks : no mkv support, no fancy library and most importantly (at least for me), around 200ms delay on AAC […]
A gathering of mostly useless information but displayed in such a nice fashion that it makes you think you control some kind of spaceship :D What you need (under windows) : Rainmeter Blue Vision theme Simple Sentence theme Speedfan to read your CPU/GPU/HDD temperatures a nice futuristic background, for instance this
Spotted in Caen, Normandy. But obviously out of duty.
Since I had to open my desktop for some refurbishing (video card, SSD, memory, BR writer), I decided to take a few photos… which reminds me : looking forward to TRON :-)
One of my purchases from my trip to the US: a fan-less video card – ZONE GeForce GT 430 from ZOTAC – for a perfect balance of performance and features while maintaining silence during operation to let users focus on stunning visuals uninterrupted by fan noise !
Now, that’s what I would call a foreigner-friendly power plug !
It has arrived: made in Australia, sold in US, delivered in China, will be used in Japan :)