See what I did there? I started every word in the heading with an ‘s’. Oh, you saw that? Yes, well aren’t you smart then. And being that you’re smart, when you next take a trip to Tokyo, you will visit the official Sony store in Ginza. Why? Because even if you aren’t a huge Sony fan you’ll still appreciate the vast array of technology on display here. It’s pretty much all future technology that Sony plans to release soon. And best of all, it’s actually easy to get to, unlike pretty much everything else in Japan. Just hop on the subway to Ginza and the store is right on top of the subway station.
I’ve just had a wander through and seen the following: The Alpha 550 DSLR, multicoloured Walkmans that are super slim, amazing portable digital TVs (which I have a feeling wont come to Australia - and that makes me sad) and awesome fluffy multi-coloured headphones (not for me, of course).
There’s stacks to check out at the Sony store and it even has a shop that sells Sony products for different regions, so you can go home with an Australian Cybershot that you bought in Tokyo. Sony store, Ginza, Tokyo – remember it when you’re next here.
Damian Francis is the editor-at-large for Australian T3 and contributing technology editor for GQ Australia. He is in Japan as a guest of Toyota Australia.