Sales Of Heat Busting Items Soar Along With Temperatures

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Sales of Heat-Busting Items Soar Along with Temperatures
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Sales of Heat-Busting Items Soar Along with Temperatures

The freak hot spell has proved to be a boon for sales of some equally unusual summer goods.

According to online shopping site 11st on Monday, sales of electric foot fans jumped 63 percent on-year in May, while those of cooling wrist rests, which keep your mouse-using hand from overheating, rose 16 percent.

"These products are popular among people in their 20s and 30s as they are cheap and don't use a lot of power", said a spokesman of the shopping site.

At Gmarket, sales of portable electric fans grew by a record 573 percent last month from a year earlier, while sales of cool gel pillows, which absorb body heat, rose 67 percent.

G-Dragon News: BIG BANG Leader Collaborates With 8 SECONDS For Summer Campaign, GD Picks Items Hits Stores Starting April 21
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G-Dragon News: BIG BANG Leader Collaborates With 8 SECONDS For Summer Campaign, GD Picks Items Hits Stores Starting April 21

Good news for G-Dragon fans! Clothing brand 8 SECONDS has announced that more GD fitting rooms will be open starting April 21 that will carry its collaboration with global fashion icon G-Dragon for the brand's summer campaign.

In a recent youtubeupload for the 8 SECONDS summer campaign, the fashion brand unveiled its #my8seconds X G-Dragon campaign which showed the BIG BANG leader looking chill and comfy with youthful summer looks. The concept of the photo shoot showed G-Dragon in items under the GD Picks category which showed him in casual looks as he played with his cat, played video games, wearing pieces ranging from polos, hoodies, shorts, caps and other accessories.

Whisper Viewership Ratings Soar As It Surpasses Its Previous Record
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Whisper Viewership Ratings Soar As It Surpasses Its Previous Record

SBSs Whisper is killing it in the ratings game. On April 19, Nielsen Korea announced that the drama recorded an impressive 16 percent in its viewership ratings. This is 1 percent higher than the previous episode.

“Whisper” starring Lee Bo Young and Lee Sang Yoon follows a corruption scandal at Taebaek Law Firm. The drama has been receiving a lot of love for its unpredictable plot line and chemistry between co-stars.

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HiteJinro Hits W1 Trillion Mark in Soju Sales
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HiteJinro Hits W1 Trillion Mark in Soju Sales

HiteJinro said Tuesday its annual sales of distilled liquor soju surpassed W1 trillion for the first time since it first came to the market in 1998 (US$1=W1,143).

It sold W1.01 trillion worth of Chamisul soju last year.

Chamisul, which is estimated to account for half of the distilled liquor market, became the first soju brand to reach the milestone after HiteJinro sold W963.6 million worth of bottles in 2014 and W975.6 billion in 2015.

About 1.7 billion bottles of soju were shipped last year, which translates to about 42 bottles consumed by 40.15 million adults in Korea.

Highlight's 1st solo concert sells out immediately after ticket sales open
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Highlight's 1st solo concert sells out immediately after ticket sales open

Highlight have sold out all seats to their upcoming 1st solo concert after switching their group name!

SEE ALSO: Highlight promises to come back with repackage soon + concert in June

Tickets for Highlight's 'Highlight Live 2017 - Can You Feel It?' went on sale on April 29, and were sold out immediately, even causing disruptions on the ticket sales page due to the flood of visitors.

'Highlight Live 2017 - Can You Feel It?' will take place from June 2-4 at the Jamsil Olympic Arena. The Highlight members are currently busy preparing for the concert, as well as their repackaged album.