The Panasonic LUMIX G7 4K Digital Camera with the LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm Mega O.I.S. Lens is perfect for both vloggers as well as amateur filmmakers alike, and you can get the bundle for $497.99 shipped, today only, originally $799.99. What sets it apart from other compact cameras is its ability to record amazingly smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840×2160 at 30p or 24p in MP4 as well as Full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p video in AVCHD Progressive or MP4 (MPEG-4 / H.264) format with practical full-time Auto Focus (AF). Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Let’s face it, when you combine the lockdowns with winter blues, things can get a bit dreary at home. So, Panasonic came up with Nicobo, a cat-like robot that, when talked to, wags its tail and mimics what was said. It was developed in collaboration with professor Michio Okada of Toyohashi University of Technology, and marks the first household robot for the manufacturer of appliances and home electronics. Read more for two videos of it in-action and additional information.
Many have been forced to work from home due to the pandemic, and let’s face it, sitting in your living room isn’t the ideal place for productivity. So, Panasonic came up with the Komoru. Put simply, it’s a basic desk and partition that can be assembled at home to create a mini cubicle that can be placed in the corner of a living room without taking much space at all. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Panasonic’s LUMIX GX85 4K Digital Camera comes with two lenses in this bundle, and you can get it for $497.99 shipped, this weekend only, originally $1,397.19. You get both the 12-32mm and 45-150mm lenses, both capable of shooting stabilized, ultra fast 3-frames-per-second 4K video. Once recorded, you can select and edit frames in-camera to take, create and share the perfect shot, instantly. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Panasonic has developed the world’s first High Dynamic Range (HDR) capable ultra high definition (UHD) virtual reality (VR) eyeglasses that feature a Steampunk-inspired design. Not only do they offer a comfortable fit, it’s supposed to make users feel as if they were wearing eyeglasses. They come equipped with a micro OLED panel, co-developed by Kopin Corporation and Panasonic, that can achieve natural smooth images without “Screen door effect”, where the fine lines separating pixels become visible in the displayed image. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Panasonic LUMIX G7 4K Digital Mirrorless Camera Bundle includes the LUMIX G Vario 14-42mm and 45-150mm lenses, all for $497.99 shipped, today only, originally $999.99. It features a high-resolution (2,360k-dot) OLED Live View Finder with 10,000:1 contrast for high visibility even under direct sunlight as well as an adjustable tilt/swivel touch-display for maximum clarity. Intelligent auto focusing [AF] tracks the color, size, as well as motion vector of the subject, enabling quick and precise focus lock. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Panasonic Wear Space, a collaboration with Japanese fashion designer Kunihiko Morinaga, is a bizarre wearable gadget with noise-cancelling headphones. The main idea is to keep the wearer focused when in open spaces such as coffee shops, schools, and co-working spaces. It consists of flexible material that wraps around the back of your head, extending all the way to the sides of your eyes, thus blocking out distractions in your peripheral view. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Next-generation Formula E cars are here, and one of the first to be unveiled is Jaguar’s I-TYPE 3, which is 25% more powerful than its predecessor. The new powertrain generates up to 250 kW, or roughly 330 hp, and has in excess of 800 new parts compared to the outgoing model, good for a 0-62MPH time of 2.8 seconds. Plus, it has an “attack mode” that boosts the power when a driver wants to overtake a rival. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
Have stinky shoes, and at least 5-hours to spare? Look no further than the Panasonic MS-DS100 Shoe Deodorizer. Simply plug the device in with the bottom nodes placed over the top of your shoes, and then highly charged ions are used to penetrate through the material, thus dissolving odor-causing particles. If the normal 5-hour mode just isn’t enough, there’s also a 7-hour long mode, which according to the company, is for “when you are especially concerned about smell or pollen.” Continue reading for more pictures and information.
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Not just a gag toy, Panasonic’s “Ku” is a real voice-activated refrigerator that drives to you when summoned, thanks to LIDAR (light detection and ranging) technology. Its depth sensors avoid obstacles while navigating your home, and also responds to simple voice commands. The company claims it will hit stores within 5-6 years. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.