Including the New Sharp Zaurus PDA with a 4gb internal hard drive , a Sushi USB Drive, among others

CHICAGO - The pioneer of web -based Japanese importation and founder of, Douglas Krone, will be unveiling the latest bleeding -edge products and discussing trends at the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show. is the leading U.S. retailer of next -generation electronics from Japan and around the globe. Krone will be available for interviews at CES January 6th through the 9th. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a time to chat with Douglas. opened its Internet doors in 1997 when Krone was 22 years old. An avid technophile from a young age, Krone knew there was a market for people like himself. In addition to importing the world's most innovative and advanced consumer electronics to the U.S., Krone focused on providing premium customer service at All products purchased from come with lifetime toll -free tech support and one year FedEx rescue service.

Krone will be showcasing the following must -have items of the future during his visit to CES this year:

Sony VAIO U71/U50 with Ritepen software -Weighing in at 1.2 pounds, the VAIO U71/U50 is the lightest PC on the market. Resembling a handheld video game more than a full function PC, the U -series is a work of engineering art with its transflective touchscreen TFT and fin -shaped stylus. now bundles the revolutionary ritePen and riteMail software with both the U50 and U71. This software suite converts writing anywhere on the screen into text, charts or graphs, allowing a more user -friendly experience while expanding the VAIO's capabilities.

JVC Interlink XP741 -Think even the smallest notebooks take up too much desk space? Check out the tiny 8.58 in x 6.97 in footprint of the JVC Interlink XP741. A full -featured computer with a 1.1 GHz Pentium M Dolan, a 60 GB HDD, integrated 802.11b/g, firewire, two USB 2.0 ports and more are packed into a beautiful glossy black case that's only 1.16 in thick. This tiny notebook will fit in a purse, allowing you to maintain a sense of style while keeping up with business.

Panasonic R3 -Need a notebook to last from New York to London? Then the Panasonic R3 with its 8.5 -hour battery life and 1.1Ghz Pentium M processor is for you. With a 10.4" XGA TFT screen, but weighing only 2.1 pounds, the R3 brings usability to a new level. Featuring an iPod -like circular scrolling touchpad and 14 custom colors, the R3 is the ultimate in cool this Christmas.

Sharp Zaurus SL -C3000 -The latest in Sharp's impressive SL series of PDAs, the SL -C3000 is the first PDA on the market with a 4gb internal hard drive! This innovation allows you to use the Zaurus as a portable media player or as a large file transporter. The hard drive is plug -n -play recognized by Windows so moving data via the USB 2.0 connection is effortless. Inside, the Zaurus is powered by an Intel Xscale PXA270 processor, 64mb RAM, 16mb flash ROM and two I/O slots for adding wireless connectivity. The 3.7" VGA screen on the Zaurus is also impressive. The bright and sharp screen swivels around, allowing you to enter data via the keyboard or use it as a traditional PDA with a touchscreen. The new Zaurus features elegant technology on the both the inside and out.

Rolleiflex MiniDigi -Love digital cameras but long for an old -time feel? The Rollleiflex MiniDigi is a 2 megapixel digital camera replica of the famous Rolleiflex 2.8F of 1929. While it's much smaller and lighter than the original, you still hold the camera at your waist, look down into the pop -up viewfinder (an LCD screen in this version) and turn the crank to ready the camera for the next shot. Just like the original, the MiniDigi produces square 6 cm x 6 cm pictures with a slight color crushing effect. If you're looking for a digital camera with a twist, this modern update of a classic is for you.

Sony DSC -T3 -Ladies and Gentlemen, the camera of the future has arrived. Building on the success of the super slim DSC -T11, the Sony DSC -T3 digital camera features a 5.1 megapixel image and a 3/4" thin body. Even more impressive is the 3x optical zoom and a non -extending Carl Zeiss Vario -Tessar lens packed into this tiny package. Best of all though is the large 2.5" hybrid LCD screen which now features Clear Photo LCD for improved viewing in daylight.

Sushi Disk - - What's better than's duck -shaped USB drive?'s Sushi USB drive! Choose from a variety of maki including Maguro (Tuna), Uni (Sea Urchin), Ikura (Salmon Roe), Tekka (Tuna Maki), Futomaki or Ebi (Shrimp). Nothing could be fresher or tastier than data wrapped in sushi.

O2 XDA III - - The ultimate PDA phone is here for stylus -phobes. The XDA III looks like your everyday PDA phone, but a small QWERTY keyboard is exposed when the screen slides up. This nifty makes data input into the Phone Edition of Windows Mobile 2003 even easier. A true revelation in PDA phones, the XDA III includes a built -in 0.3 megapixel camera and integrated Wi -Fi and Bluetooth.

Sony HMP -A1 -Think iPods are cool, but not cool enough? The Sony HMP -A1 media player is what you've been waiting for. First of all, it plays video on a 3.5" TFT screen. It also plays MP3s and functions as a portable hard drive. You control it with a smooth touch -sensitive groove with either hand. That's right, this media player is completely symmetrical. Hold the player in your right hand and thumb through the controls, turn it upside down to thumb with your left hand and watch the picture change orientations. The iPod is officially passé.

i -Duck - - Quack, quack. Why feed a duck crackers when data is what it craves? A USB Memory Storage device with twist, the i -Duck is available in sizes ranging from 16mb to 512mb and lights up when plugged into your computer's USB port. This adorable portable is available in six colors: pink, yellow, blue, tangerine, heart and army.

Japanese Electronics

Whether they come from a Japanese maker like Sony or a U.S. maker like IBM, consumer electronics in Japan are the most innovative and advanced in the world. Products that would never come to market in the UK, because they're too niche -oriented or pricey, regularly appear on Japanese shelves. makes these products available to consumers worldwide.


Founded in 1997, drives the most advanced consumer electronics technology from Japan and around the world to the U.S. market. The retailer couples next -generation products -ultralight performance notebooks, subnotebooks, slimtops, PDAs, phones, and other gadgets -with premium customer service, including lifetime toll -free tech support and 1 -year FedEx rescue service. For more information, please visit or call 1.800.711.6277.

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