Korean commercial for Viliv portable media player, featuring popular actor Bae Yong-joon.
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So Ji-sup promotes Sony Alpha DSLR cameras
Korean actor So Ji-sup was at a promotional event at Millennium Seoul Hilton hotel to promote Sony Alpha DSLR cameras as the product spokesperson.
I am using one of the Alpha models… mine is A350 while the one SJS was holding should be the high-end A900, which is probably 4-5 times more expensive than mine.
So Ji-sup is publicly known as a photography enthusiast; he often shared his photo-work on his website, but registration is required to check the photos.
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My Sony A350 DSLR camera
Bought my new DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera three days ago, a Sony Alpha 350, cost me RM2720 (USD862) with basic kit lense.
Wanted to buy a new camera for quite some time… my old camera is already reaching its limits, and it’s just about the right time to get a new one before travelling to Taiwan in late April.
Still learning the functionalities and some new features; hopefully could produce some great photos to share with everyone in near future.
Thanks to KC for the advice and tips (to pick the camera).
Girls’ Generation selling Viliv PMP
Korean pop group Girls’ Generation posed in these endorsement pictures for Viliv [Kr], a Korean portable multimedia player (PMP) brand.
Apple MacBook Air – World’s thinnest laptop
Apple has unveiled the MacBook Air – the world’s thinnest laptop – on January 15 at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco. The notebook has a thickness of 0.16 to 0.77 inches (0.4 to 1.94 cm).
Despite its slimness, the MacBook Air has all the features of an entry-level laptop. There’s only one model, with 13.3-inch screen and 1.36 kg in weight. I presume it’s only available in one colour too.
One of the biggest issues with laptops (versus desktop computers) is overheating, and the problem usually gets bigger when the size gets smaller. Interesting to see how the MacBook Air handles that.
Regardless, it will cost someone US$1799 to be an owner of the world’s thinnest laptop. It’s not a lot more expensive than the standard MacBook though, so I guess Apple fans may find this tempting.
Update January 2018 – A decade later. The record has changed hands numerous times. Dell first broke it in 2009 with Adamo. And Acer’s Swift 7 is the current record holder (0.35 inches, or 8.98 mm). Later models of MacBook Air also became thinner but Apple never got the record back.