Special edition Fujitsu ScanSnap with Urushi lacquer coating and gold embellishments

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15 Responses to “Special edition Fujitsu ScanSnap with Urushi lacquer coating and gold embellishments”

  1. Larry7 says:

    on first glance I thought that was a coffin.

  2. griever says:

    Hate this. As I hate hell, all Montagues, and poison oak.

  3. a_user says:

    Much like why would you want to pay $29,000 for a MacBook in 24Ct gold with 5Ct diamond pave mac logo (http://www.computer-choppers.com/), trying to understand why you would need or want one precludes your buying it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    PFU = A subsidiary of Fijitsu that manufactures the SnapScan. Not sure what it stands for, perhaps Paper/Fax Unit?

  5. Cynical says:

    Pretty Fucked Up.

  6. Anonymous says:

    PFU…

    Palestinian Farmers Union?
    Plaque Forming Unit?
    Phillies Fan Union?

    What does it mean?

  7. nehpetsE says:

    If they be using REAL Urushi lacquer, there is a reason for the price tag.

    The lacquer is beautiful and durable, but in its liquid state, it IS the same active ingredient as poison ivy.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxicodendron_vernicifluum

    • Raines Cohen says:

      So if your office goes up in smoke thanks to all those flammable documents waiting to be scanned, in addition to the plastic of burning computers & accessories producing nasty gases, the firefighters (not to mention you) could be at risk of potentially fatal inhalation of the urushiol?

  8. nehpetsE says:

    More colorful details than the wiki entry
    from http://wardukarmouries.com/Info/Urushi.html

    “Urushiol is a caustic alkaloid toxin, and when in contact with the skin, uncured lacquer can cause anything from bad rashes (ala poison ivy) to severe anaphylaxis and even anaphylactic shock in the worst cases (high exposure combined with high sensitivity).

    Even the vapors created by the heat-treating and curing processes can create caustic vapors which can cause extreme rashes from even relatively controlled contact. Such vapors most often affect the skin of the exposed person, but if inhaled or ingested, the vapors can have drastically toxic reactions in the respiratory and digestive tracts and can lead to blindness if in contact with the eyes. Some folks have even died from this.”

  9. Anonymous says:

    Most WTF thing I’ve seen all day. I can see this on a luxury laptop or custom iPhone case, but a document scanner is just bizarre.

    Oh right, it’s Japanese.

  10. phisrow says:

    I feel that “luxury” electronics tend to fall into the same trap that “steampunk” electronics often do, only even harder.

    That is, in both cases, the fact that the “luxury” or the “steampunk” is a thin veneer over exactly the same guts that are inside the hundreds of thousands of boring injection molded ABS covered units in the field.

    Because of the extremely high design and tooling costs(compared to the extremely low marginal cost of producing the N+1th unit), having an actual “luxury” electronic device, that isn’t horribly inferior to the mass produced ones, might well be a million+ dollar project in some product categories. This makes it perfectly understandable that such unique products largely don’t exist; but the ones that do are no less disappointing for it.

  11. lorq says:

    Belongs in any William Gibson novel.

  12. BurningChrome says:

    @ #1

    “And you got these fucking claws and these fangs, man! And you’re looking at your claws and you’re looking at your fangs. And you’re thinking to yourself, you don’t know what to do, man. “I don’t know how to kill the bunny.” With *this* you don’t know how to kill the bunny, do you know what I mean?”

  13. Bandanna.Almanac says:

    What a coincidence I was just in Sabae this weekend taking an urushi class.

    This design type though reminds me of one of the softbank phone designs.

    http://www.softbankbb.co.jp/ja/news/press/2009/20090814_01/index.html

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