Sony Flagship store at 313@Somerset

Covering 9,902 square feet, the newly opened Sony Store at 313@somerset is the company’s largest flagship store in Southeast Asia. Located at level 2 right next to Starbucks, store bring together all that Sony Electronics, Sony Mobile, Sony Pictures, Sony Music and Sony Computer Entertainment can offer under one roof.

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Besides being a showcase for the latest and most innovative technology Sony has to offer, the flagship store will also be used by Sony Music and Sony Pictures to host meet-and-greets with its local and international artistes and screenings of exclusive trailers and sneak peeks.

The new Sony Store 313@somserset open daily from 10am to 10pm.

Valore Power Bank Battery Recall

This is a Public Service Announcement. Valore is recalling 2 models of their Power Bank Battery after discovering some issue such as overheating during charging and discharging. Reading the Valore Facebook comments, it seems like one of the Power Bank Battery exploded.

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If you have the Valore vPower 7800mAh Power Bank (VL-PB170) or Valore vPower 5200mAh Power Bank (VL-PB150), stop using it immediately and bring it to Challenger Megastore Customer Service Department at Funan DigitaLife Mall level 6 for a full refund or exchange.

For more info, visit Valore Facebook page or email support@challenger.sg.

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MacBook Air just got better and cheaper

Apple just updated the MacBook Air with a faster Intel’s Haswell processors and lower prices today.

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The 11-inch MacBook Air comes with a 1.4 GHz processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.7 GHz, 4GB of memory and is available with 128GB of flash storage starting at S$1188, and 256GB of flash storage starting at S$1488.

The 13-inch MacBook Air comes with a 1.4 GHz processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.7 GHz, 4GB of memory and is available with 128GB of flash storage starting at S$1328, and 256GB of flash storage starting at S$1618.

Configure-to-order options include a 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, up to 8GB of memory and up to 512GB flash storage.

The new MacBook Air is now available through the Apple Online Store and Apple Authorised Resellers. If you are thinking of buying a MacBook Air, now is the best time.

LEGO Creator Fairground Mixer (10244) revealed

I seldom get excited about the Creator series. But the recently announced LEGO Fairground Mixer blew my mind away.

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Everything from the Fairground can be loaded onto 2 trucks just like a real life roving carnival. The set includes a high striker, dunk tank, ticket booth and a working Fairground Mixer ride with crank operation. You can even upgrade the mixer ride with LEGO Power Functions motors.

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The LEGO Creator Fairground Mixer set contain 1,746 pieces and comes with beautiful 12 minifigures. A juggling man on stilts, dunk tank lady, strong man challenger, ticket lady, truck driver, ride operator, 2 women, 2 girls, 2 boys and a queasy man. My favorite is the queasy man. Love the face printing.

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The LEGO Creator Fairground Mixer set will be available in June 2014 and retail at US$$149.99.

Bare Your Sole 2014

Every day, people in developing countries and disaster-stricken places make their way through undesirable environments – barefoot. Bare Your Sole is an annual event organised by Habitat for Humanity Singapore, where people of all ages take walk barefoot together to raise money for those in need. The 2.5km and 5km barefoot charity walk will take place on 12 July 2014 (Saturday), from 9am-12pm, at Gardens by the Bay East (Rhu Cross).

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Last year’s event had approximately 5,000 participants walking barefoot for the cause, and had raised more than S$300,000. Bare Your Sole 2014 aims to register more than 6,000 participants this year and to raise S$500,000. Funds raised will benefit Habitat for Humanity Singapore’s local programme Project HomeWorks, an initiative designed to improve the living conditions of the elderly, the sick and the physically challenged living in one-room flats across the nation.

Besides walking barefoot for a good cause, Bare Your Sole 2014 promises to be a fun-filled family event, with food stations by popular eating destinations, such as Dean & Deluca and Cold Stone Creamery. A variety of activities for children, including roving performances by stilt walkers, percussionists and balloon sculptors, will entertain the young and the young at heart. Participants can also stand to win attractive prizes at a raffle draw open to all.

Visit the website now for more info and registration.