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Ever wondered how the Realme C2 works in real life? Get a limited time to get hands on first impressions of the Realme C2 and get a PhP500.00 discount when you purchase a Realme C2 by simply presenting your non-Realme phone. I know that it’s crazy for Realme to bring down the price of Realme C2 even further to PhP4,990. It is already affordable, by our standards, and it’s really surprising for them to reprice it to even lower that how much it is being sold in India. Note that the 2+16GB variant of Realme C2 is being sold at ₹6,993 or around PhP5,100. With its new price of PhP4,990, this makes it an even sweeter deal than before. According to Eason de Guzman, Realme’s Philippine Marketing Lead, “We are optimistic that more Filipinos will join the realme family given the real value offered by our smartphones. It is time…

Father’s day is fast approaching, and if you haven’t bought anything for your dad, or even for yourself, consider this upcoming big sale your best opportunity to do so. What better way to please your dad this Father’s day than geting him a brand new gadget that he would definitely love  to have. There’s just so many things that will be on sale this June 14 – 15 at V-Mall, Greenhills. Presented by 820 Group, the first-ever Tech Red Tag Sale will definitely feed your gadget purchase-cravings. Allow us to give you specific recommendations on what you should spot during the sale: ITEM CURRENT SRP DISCOUNT FREE BUNDLED ITEM VALUE OF FREEBIE   ZENFONE 3 L ER Z01BDA-4G029PH 32G Gold ₱11,995.00 50%  Sennheiser MX400 II EARPHONE BK ₱599.00   ZEN POWER ABTU005 W/BUMPER 10050mAh ₱945.00 10% JABRA ECLIPSE BT HEADSET BLACK ₱6,795.00 63% HONOR PLAY BK ₱13,990.00 21% Gift Kit…

E3 has officially started, and we’ve seen a lot of trailers from various game developers and publishers. Today, June 10, 2019, we’re giving a quick round-up of the game trailers and teasers that got us pumped. TODAY’S WINNERS Cyberpunk 2077 https://youtu.be/qIcTM8WXFjk Topping our list is the action-packed role-playing game from the makers of The Witch series. There’s a lot of things to talk about this game, and we love how CD Projekt Red is presenting this as a Triple A game from story, graphics and gameplay. Yes, Keannu Reeves is also in the game; and that’s another reason for people to buy this. Platform(s): Microsoft Windows PlayStation 4 Xbox One Release: April 16, 2020 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order https://youtu.be/8939aURV9Dc The second game that got us really excited is Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The new action adventure game tells a story about of a surviving Padawan after the events…

After years of development and numerous teasers and gameplay reveal, Square Enix finally announced the release date of the much awaited Final Fantasy VII Remake. In a quick teaser posted on their YouTube and Facebook page this morning, Square Enix announced that the game will release worldwide on March 3, 2020. They also showed this as a surprise teaser to a live audience during FINAL FANTASY VII A Symphonic Reunion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lky8A5B2Sf4 The game was announced in 2015 and it’s a retelling of the story the caught the hearts and attention of gamers in 1997. The development of the game got a lot of attention by both media and consumers.  From shifting to active time battle to action-based battle system; from using Unreal Engine to collaborating various developers for other facets and features of the game, Final Fantasy VII Remake indeed has a proven colorful development history. We’re treating March 3…

We have finally seen the latest Star Wars game by Respawn, and it never looked better! https://youtu.be/8939aURV9Dc The new action adventure game tells a story about of a surviving Padawan after the events of the Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. While its story is connected to one of the episodes of the epic series, this game tells a brand new star wars story that talks about the Jedi’s quest to complete his training before the Inquisitors discover the plan to rebuild the Jedi Order. The story deeply explores the evil intent of The Empire to eradicate all Jedi after the execution of Order 66. As a fugitive of The Empire, the Jedi Padawan must do whatever he can to survive and explore his life with the Force by his side. The gameplay looks stunning for a 3rd person action-adventure. It features impressive gameplay mechanics that true…

Grand Videoke Symphoney SE Pro Plus and Wow Fiesta are two spectrums of videoke machines that cater to Filipinos of all walks of life. Introduced this year, these are positioned for professionals and enthusiasts accordingly. There are few notable information about these two new videoke machines. If you’re into singing or looking at something you wish to buy for your dad or family living abroad, you need to be sure what features that these two devices present. Symphony SE Pro Plus If there is one thing that you should remember with this machine is that you don’t need to buy additional song packs just to update its line up. You just have to download everything from your smartphone, and sync to Grand Video’s built-in storage. That’s both genius and high-tech, which we believe that your song-loving dad would appreciate. It will, however, cost you a bit as it has a…

OpenSignal just published its report recently, and it’s something that concerns the state internet of Manila. While the report benefits Filipinos in general, it also shows good progress of the telco-gian, Smart Communications, as it also takes into account their performance. The report shows promosing performance of Manila’s Download Experience of 11.2 Mbps, which is just a little behind Ho Chi Minh and Kuala Lumpur. When compared to Bangkok, Jakarta and Phnom Penh, Manila’s internet experience is better by the range of 4.9Mbps to 1.4Mbps. This marks an important milestone for Smart Communications as the presented average performance of the company is higher than the weighted average of all telcos in the Philippines. Check out the Full Press Release below for more information:

Entertainment and Samsung have always been best buddies. When I received the invitation that they are partnering up to bring the ultimate Netflix-on-a-couch experience with the new Galaxy Tab A with S Pen, I got myself booked and confirmed my attendance. Netflix has slew of new shows available this June 2019. From this year’s best reviewed romcom to the strangest show that gives the creepiest vibe, this month will surely be a big hit for the streaming app.  With the new tablets that Samsung announced today at 20:20 Bar in Makati, watching these latest TV shows will be better than ever. Here are the tablets announced by Samsung. Note that some of the tablets are already available in the market. In this regard, let’s start with the first tablet that is scheduled to be available this July 2019 – Galaxy Tab A 8″: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8″ Specifications: Dimensions:…

Major keypoints: Project Precog and ScreenPad Plus are its latest innovations in the past 2 years. In an exclusive interview with Gadget Pilipinas, Eric Chen confirmed that they are working on laptop prototypes with foldable displays Project Precog is just among the many innovations that ASUS introduced in 30 years. A year after its announcement during Computex 2018,  ASUS announced another key innovation that will usher the mobile computing era to greater heights – ScreenPad Plus. The 4K (3840×1100) secondary screen placed on top of Zenbook Pro Duo’s keyboard promises tons of features that will help creators, gamers and professionals become more productive than ever before. Judging by ASUS’ annual streaks of announcements, we don’t see ASUS stopping from introducing more innovations. During an interview with ASUS Corporate Vice President, Eric Chen, we got the chance to ask him about the present and future of the company. When asked about…

It’s been more than a year since the launch of Zenfone 5, and ASUS Philippines has been mum about the official launch of Zenfone 6 in the Philippines. Fortunately, we got the chance to interview one of ASUS top executives during today’s exclusive interview. During our interview with Eric Chen, Corporate Vice President of ASUS, he confirmed that they will bring Zenfone 6 to the Philippines. We, however, take this with a grain of salt as plans may change along the way. Chen didn’t also explicitly say when they will bring it to the Philippines. Launched last May 17, 2019, ASUS officially launched Zenfone 6 in Valencia, Spain. The Zenfone 6 boasts an all-new design, and sports a 6.4-inch Full HD+ display protected by Gorilla Glass 6. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 855, backed by up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage, expandable…

https://youtu.be/9OZ5H2WVUm8 This is the Realme C2. For what it worth, it looks cool and clean. It doesn’t look so different from Realme C1; and it strikes a throwback about OPPO A5s looking somewhat very similar with OPPO A3s. Realme C2 runs in a different DNA though, and while it looks somehow similar with its predecessor, it runs and performs differently under the hood. Let’s talk about how it looks first. Realme C2 does not have to make an effort to look different. Its new diamond cut design – just like Realme says – never wears out. When you look closely, Realme C2 sports an entirely new design Realme C1 sports a glossy design, while this one has a very unique design. Finally, Realme C2 isn’t a smudge magnet anymore albeit too slippery to hold. With Realme C1, Realme wanted to mimic the natural reflection of water surface, Realme C2 reflects…

https://youtu.be/j39ysjCBqEI OPPO A5s is finally available in the Philippines. This is supposedly the update to last year’s OPPO A3s, which in my opinion, is good upgrade from last year’s version. In terms of how it looks, OPPO A5s bears similar traits from its predecessor. Volume rockers may be found on the left side, while the sleep/wake button may be found on the right side. Now, let’s talk about its screen. It looks somewhat similar to A3s. OPPO A5s now has a new dewdrop notch design compared to OPPO A3s’ half-rectangular notch. It is in the new dewdrop notch that you will see its camera, plus a slightly hidden earpiece. Due to this change, OPPO A5s’ screen-to-body ratio slightly got bigger. Its screen size and resolution, however, stayed the same compared to A3s. What we’ve got right here is the OPPO A5s in red color. I like its luscious design, which…

While this new partnership between Vivo and Benefit Cosmetics isn’t something that one would easily expect, it has proven itself to be an exciting new offer for Filipino consumers. Just today, VIVO announced their partnership with the premium cosmetic brand to release a limited-edition Vivo V15 Blossom Pink with special make-up kit. Dubbed as Vivo x Benefit kit, it comes in a fresh pink box that includes that special edition smartphone, plus Dandelion Twinkle Blush and Gold Rush Blush. (I just really hope that my wife isn’t reading this, so she wouldn’t ask me to buy one right away.) During a posh event a Manila House in BGC, Vivo and Benefit took the opportunity to announce their latest promos. Starting last May 18, Vivo and Benefit fans will get the chance to win the limited edition Vivo x Benefit kit by simply following @vivo_philippines and @benefitph on Instagram and following…

I missed Lazada’s Time Tunnel feature. It is one of the best ways to keep track of one’s purchases via the platform, and I really wanted it to be a regular section on their website. Truth be told, I spend money online, but I always try to make sure that I try to make whatever I buy as assets than liabilities that lie around at home or office.  I spent less than PhP68,000 on Lazada since the time I became a member, and 74% of the amount I spent are for things that I need for work. Now here’s the kicker: I spent PhP27,115 on Lazada since the time I became a member in September 2015. While I cannot account for the rebates that I may have gotten by using PayMaya on Lazada, it is, along with convenience, make me use it than using Cash-on-Delivery. PayMaya is a creative enabler.…

I have been blogging for more than 10 years now, and I’ve seen how laptop brands have tried to cope up with the demands of various Filipino consumers. As a consumer, my needs evolve too, but there are specific ones that stick around like power, style and portability. As a blogger, I look for laptops that would help me create new things quickly and efficiently. This requires fast processing speeds and other enabling technologies present on the laptop. I don’t need to lug around a gaming laptop to satisfy my needs this time, as I play games on my desktop at home or sometimes with my console. It wouldn’t hurt if I can play a game or two on my work laptop, but what’s important is it can help me produce new contents for my site, Facebook and YouTube channels. Just recently, I was introduced to HP Pavilion x360 that…

MSI GL63 8SE Specifications MSI GL63 8SE sports a design that values functionality and thermal efficiency. We found minimal flexes on its display panel and body, which is a good indication of its robust and well-built design. We are a big fan of MSI, and for what it’s worth – they have, overtime, proven to be among the masters of designing laptops. The laptop does not boast any fancy looking features, but it definitely shows what it can do from the get-go. The material they used is a huge smudge magnet as you can see in this video, and unfortunately – the only way to get rid of this is to wipe using microfiber cloth. You may have to do this often, so we recommend that you always keep your wiping cloth all the time. The MSI GL63 8SE we reviewed features a Full-Size SteelSeries red backlit keyboard. According to…

The full moon this April 2019 is called Pink Moon, and I just cannot wait to see it in full detail. It is scheduled this Friday, April 19, 2019; and for moon gazers, you should be out at exactly 7:12PM. Why is it even called Pink Moon? It wouldn’t exactly appear Pink, but it’s a term coined by Native American tribes because it happens just before ‘pink moss’ or ‘moss pink’ starts to appear. The plant is a species of flowering plant in the family Polemoniaceae, native to eastern and central USA. I am still hoping for it to appear literally pink though. It’s the time when the moon is located at the opposite side of Earth as the sun. This means that its face is fully lit, and basically at its photogenic looks. We also consulted with Mikael Angelo Francisco of FlipScience.ph, and he confirmed that science checks out.…

Verdict At PhP23,500, GALAX RTX 2060 offers impressive performance without breaking the bank. If you’re in the market for an entry-level GPU with ray tracing support, consider Galax’s offer. It is important to keep in mind though that ray tracing technology is a technology that is still under development, and the features being introduced to games are slowly being rolled out. If you want to embrace and be part in this stage of development, you’re better off getting this than a GTX 1070.