＜PC・Gadget＞ ＜Goods＞ ＜PC Goods＞
Founded in way back in 1948, Hamada Denki PC Useful is a long-standing specialty computer equipment shop. The chart listing flash memory and OS prices at the storefront is a classic sight.
"Akihabara has a competitive air to it that allows shops to offer lower prices," says the store owner, who uses his sense of standard market prices to set new, unbeatable prices. Using the price chart which changes daily to find a great bargain is typical Akihabara style.
In addition to flash media like SD cards and USB memory drives, they have a wide array of mobile batteries. There's everything from 2000mAh level batteries to high capacity batteries over 10000mAh that can even charge a smartphone five times. Despite such a high capacity it's still only 9mm thick.
There are even 22000mAh level batteries that can be used to charge laptop computers.
The second floor has HDD, SSD and other PC components that even work for desktop computers. They also sell cool-looking PC cases with color interiors at reasonable prices.
Here's a price for headphones that can be used as a headset when used with the cable attachment.
"You'll see a lot of great finds like these, so be sure to check at the storefront," says an employee.
The Camera Sling! is a cool camera strap that can only be found at Hamada Denki. It won an award in 2015 for its great design. A special feature of this strap is that the materials used to make it are all one-of-a-kind. This wrap resembles a Japanese handkerchief that's used to wrap up different items and it can reduce strain on the neck and shoulders. The two interior pockets are great for storing spare batteries and lens caps that are otherwise get lost easily.
Along the outer rim of the store you'll find a line up of quirky miscellaneous items. This ball pen, which is shaped like crab claws, is a big hit with overseas customers. Some patrons will even buy these in bulk, they say.
This piggy bank is disguised to look like a camera lens. It makes for a great souvenir.
"As soon as the yen began to drop we saw a rush in overseas customers," says an employee. "Plus we can handle basic English so non-Japanese patrons should rest assured!"
- NAME: Hamada Denki PC Useful
- ADDRESS：1-9-9, Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021
- HOURS OF OPERATION：Weekdays, Saturdays, Holidays 11:00 - 19:30, Sundays 11:00 - 19:00