Sharp Releases Movable Solar-powered Charging Stand

Sharp Releases Movable Solar-powered Charging Stand

Sharp Corp released a movable solar-powered charging stand that uses the company's "Blacksolar" high-efficiency solar panel and can charge smartphones, mobile phones, etc Dec 6, 2017.

The charging stand can charge devices at the time of disaster and can be easily set up at sightseeing spots, event sites, commercial facilities and so forth. The manufacturer's suggested retail price of the stand is ¥980,000 (approx US$8,673, excluding tax). It is made to order, and Sharp aims to sell 1,000 units per year.

Sharp Makes Tse 1st Section Comeback

Sharp makes TSE 1st Section comeback

The Yomiuri ShimbunSharp Corp. returned to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, after being demoted to the Second Section last year due to a business slump.

The electronics maker restored its finances under parent company Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. of Taiwan, returning after 16 months of demotion. It was the first time for a company to return to the First Section since major nonbank lender Orient Corp. did so in March 2011.

Sharp Demoes Wearable 'bite Counter'

Sharp Demoes Wearable 'Bite Counter'

Sharp Corp exhibited a prototype of a compact "bite counter" that can be hung from an ear at Ceatec Japan 2017, which took place from Oct 3 to 6, 2017.

In its booth, the company had a demonstration of biting a gummi candy while wearing the counter, "Bitescan," and counting the number of bites.

Sharp Exhibits Odd-shaped Automotive Displays

Sharp Exhibits Odd-shaped Automotive Displays

Sharp Corp exhibited odd-shaped displays for automotive use at Ceatec Japan 2017, which took place from Oct 3 to 6, 2017, at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

Sharp calls them "Free Form Display." This time, the company showcased two kinds of displays: horizontally-long and circular displays expected to be used for instrument panels. They are both TFT LCD displays using the "IGZO" oxide semiconductor.

Ifa 2017: Sharp To Launch Its 8k Tvs In China And Japan

Sharp To Launch Its 8K TVs In China And Japan

4K is slowly becoming the new standard resolution in which we are expected to consume our media in. Granted it isn't quite as ubiquitous as Full HD, but give it maybe an additional year or two and we should start seeing it everywhere. This means that if you own a 4K TV, you could consider yourself futureproofed for the foreseeable future.

However if you really want to futureproof yourself, Sharp has you covered as the company has recently announced that they expect to start selling their 8K AQUOS TVs in markets such as China and Japan by the end of the year, and with plans to expand to Taiwan and Europe come 2018.

Sharp Unveils Another Bezel-less Smartphone

Sharp Unveils Another Bezel-Less Smartphone

While some of the better known Android OEMs have jumped on the bezel-less bandwagon in 2017, Sharp has been toying with the idea for a couple of years now. It came out with the Aquos Crystal back in 2014. The handset had a bezel-less design but it was only made available to customers in Japan. Sharp today unveiled a new handset of a similar nature called the Aquos S2.

At first glance, you might mistake it for the Essential Phone because the Aquos S2 and the Essential Phone actually look quite similar. The similarities are only on the surface, though, as the Sharp handset has mid-range specifications.

Nissan Qashqai N-sport Special Edition Adds Value, Sharp Pricing

Nissan Qashqai N-Sport Special Edition adds value, sharp pricing

Nissan Australia has bumped up the value equation of its popular Qashqai SUV with the release of a special edition, the Nissan Qashqai N-Sport Special Edition.

With $1800 worth of included accessories, the N-Sport Special Edition gains 18-inch alloy wheels (over the standard 17-inch rims) plus a host of what the company is calling ‘ice chrome' detailing to distinguish it from the standard spec Qashqai.

Sharp Cuts Size Of Storage Battery System

Sharp Cuts Size of Storage Battery System

Sharp Corp reduced the size of its storage battery system by about 54% and will release it June 1, 2017.

It is a storage battery system for indoor use and can be connected to a cloud server. The manufacturer's suggested retail price of the system (a lithium-ion battery and a PV inverter) is ¥2,280,000 (approx US$20,875, excluding tax).

Sword Fans To Run To Nara To See Sharp Edge Of Date Masamune

Sword fans to run to Nara to see cutting edge of Date Masamune

NARA- - History buffs and freshly discovered fanatics of times long past alike are sliding on Yakushiji sanctuary here for a display of hundreds of years old Japanese swords including one apparently waved by medieval ruler Date Masamune (1567-1636).

In expansion to the current "Uwasano Katana Ten II" (Exhibition of whispered swords II) that goes through April 23, an uncommon presentation on April 2 and 3 will demonstrate six extremely valuable edges including "Okurikarahiromitsu," an administration assigned vital artwork.

Sharp Discusses Solar Business Feasibility With Low Fit

Sharp Discusses Solar Business Feasibility With Low FIT Sharp Corp accepted an investment from Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, a major electronics manufacturing service (EMS) company based in Taiwan, and became a subsidiary of the company in August 2016. In the process of going under the umbrella of Hon Hai, speculative articles were released several times regarding the separation of the solar power generation business, etc, and Sharp rejected the validity of such articles every time they appeared.

Sharp Launches Star Wars Smartphone In Japan

Sharp Launches Star Wars Smartphone In JapanIf you like spending money on Star Wars gear perhaps you might want to pick up this new smartphone from Sharp. Bear in mind that it’s only going to be released in Japan so either you’ll have to go all the way to the Land of the Rising Sun to get one for yourself or import it through other means. Sharp is going to launch this special edition smartphone in both Light Side and Dark Side variants because it takes inspiration from Star Wars after all.

Sharp's Chair Charges Mobiles With Solar Electricity

Sharp's Chair Charges Mobiles With Solar ElectricitySharp Corp announced Oct 26, 2016, that it has developed the "Solar Charging Stand," an outdoor chair equipped with a solar panel, rechargeable battery, etc.
It is possible to charge a mobile device (e.g. smartphone) via a USB port on the rear side of the seat while sitting on the chair and drinking coffee, etc.