PC Useful by Hamada
PC Useful is one of Akihabara’s oldest computer supply shops and it’s located on the ground floor of the building cornering the street in front of Trader 2, opposite to the train tracks of the Sobu Chuo train Line. Their product line mainly consists on computer related peripherals and accessories, such as keyboards, mouses, bluetooth equipment, cables or network items, with a particularly strong selection of memory devices. Their vast catalogue of flash cards and solid state hard drives is usually publicised with cardboard signs on the store front, boasting very popular prices which stand as one of the shop’s main selling points.
Besides the main line of computer related items, PC Useful features also quite an important outlet of multimedia related consumer electronics, such as MP3 players, gadgets, webcams, headphones or speakers. If you visit the shop, definitely check out the bargain bins located around the door front where you can find great products at a discounted prize. More recently, they have also started selling smartphone and tablet accessories and complements, in the lines of covers, external batteries and compatible bluetooth peripherals.
PC Useful is owned by Hamada Denki, an electronic components manufacturing company founded in 1948, which began its business operations in Akihabara as soon as 1950. Although this is their most important shop in the neighbourhood nowadays, they are still active as electronic parts distributors.