A new Crumpler concept flagship store has recently opened at the East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong. The new store was collaboratively designed with the award-winning architectural firm Russel & George. Its ambiance is so inviting, I almost bought 2 bags and 1 camera strap.

Crumpler Philippines Flagship Store

The official opening event was held at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf infront of the new flagship store. I thought that bag and device protection shop was strategically placed infront of the coffee shop as most yuppies and coffee drinkers nowadays bring laptops or tablets.

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The event was hosted by Drew Arellano.

Crumpler also took the opportunity to debut the new Outpost Project series of bags as well as the launch of the two new bag models; the Ludicrous Debacle and Proud Stash.

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The Outpost Project series (see first 6 photos above) is perfect for travelers who wish to bring their precious gadgets with them. Its array of pouches and zippered pockets make it high functional. Interestingly, Crumpler has named each Outpost Project bag after cities and places that are visited by only the most hardy of travelers: Cobram (Australia), Kashgar (China), Sebang (Malaysia), Aso (Japan), Karachi (Pakistan) as well as our very own Tondo (Philippines).

Both the Ludicrous Debacle and Proud Stash are made from double-layer, tough-but-tender water resistant Field Twill. If you’ve got an iPad and you’re looking for a bag that can double as an office cut-shoulder bag, get the Ludicrous Debacle (7th bag above). If you wish to look hip and if you’re more comfortable in bringing backpacks, get the Proud Stash. Both the Ludicrous Debacle and the Proud Stash bags are available in black, lime, tank green, coral, brick, petrol blue, and sky blue.

The new store, with an interior design specially created for Crumpler by award-winning Australian architects Ryan Russell and Byron George, has slew of cool times. You can find trolly bags, messenger bags, camera straps, wallets and even tablet and phone cases. Take a look at the photos I took inside the store. But of course, I suggest that you drop by their store and feast your eyes with their awesome products.

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of GadgetPilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

Without questions, Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus is the best camera smartphone the Cherry Mobile has to date. We haven’t seen other Cherry Mobile phones that are capable of taking photos with impressive quality than the one we brought to Japan to cover Tokyo Game Show 2018.

If you have been following our Instagram posts (@gadgetpilipinas) during our coverage of the TGS 2018, our daily driver was the Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.  So, feast your eyes and take a look at some of our photos:

For high-resolution photos, go  to this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HwHBWNh2WYceTywxiNBhxNKbZuGyz988?usp=sharing

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This selfie was taken the night before we left for Tokyo.
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Jam can smile while sleeping. I took this photo inside Skyliner going to Nippori Station from Narita Airport.
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Our Tokyo trip isn’t always complete without grabbing a lunch at Matsuya.
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Night time is coming, and bedtime is near; oh, where is our AirBnB, I thought it is just right here!
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After looking for a 100-Yen store to buy Allan’s towel (since our AirBnB didn’t have any towels available), we took a break at this vending machine to reward ourselves a cold drink.
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Taken near Bic Camera at Akihabara using Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.
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We gotta have this here in the Philippines! Oh, I noticed that Flare S7 Plus fails to put a watermark when using Bokeh effect.
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A food shot with our Cherry Roam.

We’ve got to hold our horses so we don’t spoil too much of our TGS experience with photos. Watch out for our first impressions and review of Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus!

Oh, and while you’re at it – be sure to check out our full coverage of Tokyo Game Show 2018 on this link.

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If the line on the demo is any indication, Biohazard RE: 2 is one of the most popular games in TGS 2018. It’s one of those games that, regardless of the time of day, the queue to the booth just won’t go shorter than 60 minutes. We decided to hold off trying our luck on the demo, maybe tomorrow’s line would be shorter.

Demo or no demo, it’s still worth mentioning that the game, even in pictures is just a sight to behold. CAPCOM gave us access to screenshots of the game, and my goodness, what a fresh  coat of paint the game has over the 1998 Playstation and Nintendo 64 classic.

Check them out and drool.
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Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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