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BRAVE NEW WORLD: Snaplite (above), which is only available in Japan, is a 2D and 3D scanner, desk light and USB charger rolled into one compact form.
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On the trail of Tokyo's trailblazers

While traditional and artisanal crafts are still very much alive in Japan, the country prides itself on cutting-edge innovation as well
Dec 6, 2014 5:50 AM


SAY "scanners" and bulky and aesthetically challenging equipment comes to mind. But that is set to change with SnapLite - a scanner, desk light and USB charger all rolled into one.

According to a spokesman from Snaplite's developer, PFU, a company under