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I’ve come across a number of wireless in-ear headphones in the past, and while most of them sounded decent for the price, they usually fell short in other areas, such as connection stability, comfort, volume, and isolation.  Thus, I was very keen on trying out the WF-1000X from Sony, as I also own a couple of their audio products, and most of the time, they were impressive. At PhP9,999, this pair is priced much more than any of those wireless headphones that I’ve tried, and for good reason. Sony has equipped them with Digital Noise Canceling, which mutes most of the sound from your surroundings. It means you get a more enjoyable listening experience, and that’s apart from a ton of other features.  Question is, are these really as good as what the paper says? Let’s find out. Specifications Design, Build Quality, Comfort The Headphones themselves are primarily made of a…

Ever wondered if it’s possible to listen to your favorite music while under water? Well, Sony says why not? As they’ve recently announced that their new waterproof wireless headphones, the WF-SP900 is coming to the Philippines this October! The WF-SP900 has an IPX5/8 rating that lets you take it to the pool or to the sea (yes, it’s also resistant to salt water) with a depth of up to 2 meters. Don’t worry, they’re washable, and with an IP6X rating, are dustproof as well. You can connect the headphones to your device via Bluetooth, and if yours has NFC, you can use that for even faster and more convenient pairing. It uses an intuitive operating system that allows you to control playback and even launch Siri and the Google App by tapping or double-tapping on the designated buttons. Alternatively, you can use Sony’s Music Centre App to view and play…

I’ve used a number of Sony headphones in the past, from earbuds, over-ears, and in-ear monitors, and they’ve always left a good impression in terms of sound quality and comfort. One of them was the WH-1000XM2, which was highly regarded as one of or if not, the best Noise Cancelling Headphones in its class. At IFA 2018, the Japanese tech giant has announced its successor, the WH-1000XM3, which offers a number of enhancements over its predecessor, including a new design, a more capable processor, and enhanced noise cancelling features. The WH-1000XM3 features a slimmer silhouette and is lighter than its predecessor. For added comfort, it also has a thicker headband cushion, and for easy storage, comes with a stylish fabric case. The newly designed HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1, has 4 times better performance than its predecessor, and can further cancel out background sounds such as street noise and human…

Sony’s press conference at IFA 2018 was a well-anticipated one, as news of its new flagship has been in the rounds. And today, the company revealed the new Sony Xperia XZ3, along with other products. The Xperia XZ3 has a new design that utilizes a 6-inch curved OLED HDR display with Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides, and a body with an IP65/IP68 rating. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 845, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage expandable via microSD card. For imaging, the device houses a 19MP Motion Eye camera with PDAF, Laser AF, 960 fps slow-motion video capture at 1080p resolution, and real-time 4K HDR recording. It also features improvements to the BIONZ processing algorithm. At the front, a 13MP selfie camera with autofocus. Other features include NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, and Side Sense, which allows the user to swipe or tap on…

Karaoke has become a part of Filipino culture. Whether it be in a small get-together at home, in a restaurant, or just on the street, it’s considered as one of the best ways to spend time with our family and loved-ones. In line with this, Sony has opened up its Party-oke Challenge, open to ages young and young at heart alike! To join, simply visit the Party-Oke booth in the locations indicated in the list below (do take note of the dates), register, pick a song, and sing your heart out! So what’s up for grabs? well, apart from bragging rights, the overall champion will take home PhP5,000 worth of cash prizes, and their very own Karaoke set (43”TV, MHC-V41D & a Sony Microphone)! so what are you waiting for? grab your friends, fam, and neighbors, and sing your way to victory! Catch the Party-oke booth at these dates and…

Filipinos know how to have a good time. From a simple get-together, to a grand celebration. In these occasions, it’s important to have a proper audio system to liven up the party with good music. In that regard, Sony has recently launched five new high-power audio systems to properly power up your party. With 3 options of the all-in-one box type – MHC-V81D, MHC-V71D and MHC-V41D and 3-box models MHC-M60D, MHC-M40D, all designed to fill your room with booming sound. The MHC-V81D is equipped with 360˚ LIVE SOUND, while the MHC-V71D has the LIVE SOUND feature for high quality music output. Set to be the center of your party space, the MHC-V71D and MHC- V81D models feature 360˚ lights that illuminate the room, creating the perfect party atmosphere. The Guitar Input Mode 3 has been improved, and now allows for generating guitar overdrive sound effects without the need for a professional guitar amplifier. Just plug…

Throughout the years, Sony has become a household brand when it comes to TVs. And as testament of its continuous pursuit of innovation, the company has recently launched its newest television series, the Sony Bravia OLED A9F, to bring an unparalleled visual experience through multiple proprietary technologies and solutions It’s in fact, considered as the MASTER series, a name that Sony reserves only to its highest picture quality TV models. Professional grade picture quality The A9F MASTER Series is equipped with the newly-developed next-gen picture processor, the X1 Ultimate, which can smartly detect and analyze each object in the picture through Sony’s new Object-based Super Resolution for unmatched accuracy and detail. The Object-based HDR remaster has been updated and now allows each object to be remastered individually, which in turn results to improved depth, accurate texture, and a more realistic picture. Sony is also introducing Netflix Calibrated Mode, which is…

Sony has recently announced its newest mid-range offering – the new Sony Xperia XA2 Plus, which has almost the same specs as the XA2 and XA2 Ultra, but sports narrower bezels, to the benefits of handling. The Xperia XA2 has a 6-inch 18:9 display with FHD+ resolution, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC along with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage expandable using a microSD card. For imaging, you get a 23MP rear camera with 5x Clear Image Zoom and Hybrid Autofocus. It’s also capable of 120fps slow motion and 4K video recording. There’s an 8MP front snapper as well, augmented with a 120° super wide-angle lens. Other features include a Type-C port, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.0,. The Xperia XA2 Plus houses a 3,580mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support and Qnovo Adaptive Charging. Pricing is yet to be announced. Sony Xperia XA2…

The Xperia lineup from Sony has made quite a buzz by the essence of its unique physicality and design. Over the years, Sony’s take on smartphones maintained the boxy and squared-off design. During the course of this year, we saw many innovations to smartphones like bezel-less displays and gaming smartphones with outstanding battery life. But Sony maintained its less ergonomic feel with its all-glass boxy design. despite of these features, can the Sony Xperia XZ2 live up to its predecessors? This is our ultimate question in reviewing this device. Design The Sony Xperia XZ2 has a 5.7″, 18:9 Full HD+ display with HDR compatibility. It’s quite a lot to take it in but as you can see, the XZ2 doesn’t follow the notch trend and we’re very happy to see that. The display resolution is 1080 x 2160, with good viewing angles and excellent color reproduction – this is the…

Sony just launched its latest flagship, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium and as expected, it’s got bleeding edge tech. For starters, the screen has the highest ppi (pixels per inch) ever on a phone. The advertised 765 pixels per inch trumps any rival phone’s screen. It also boasts of a 3840 x 2160 resolution officially making this a 4K capable phone. Bring in other technologies from their television line like X-Reality and Triluminos while using a  16:9 ratio and you can see why, on paper, this phone can be like a small, portable 4K TV. Aside from the 4K screen, the other main feature are the dual cameras which integrate tech from its Cybershot line.  The main camera has a  19 MP 1/2.3” Exmor RS sensor, f/1.8 lens, and 1.22μm pixel. The secondary camera is a 12 MP 1/2.3” monochrome unit that boosts low-light performance. The lens is f/1.6, while the…

Sony continues to push the boundaries of technology to create smartphones that cater to the ever growing demands of today’s fast-paced lifestyle. As such, the company has recently launched its newest flagship in the Philippines, the Xperia XZ2. Built to be an entertainment powerhouse, the Xperia XZ2 features a 5.7-inch FHD+ HDR display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and Sony’s BRAVIA TV Technology for a more cinematic viewing experience. It also comes with a dynamic vibration system, which takes your content to a whole new level. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage expandable with a microSD card. The Xperia XZ2 has been equipped with a 19MP MotionEye Rear Camera that’s capable of 8x digital zoom, 960fps super slow motion recording, 4K HDR recording, and also features the BIONZ image processing engine. This is complimented by a 5MP…

Apart from the new Xperia XZ2, Sony also announced the arrival of its newest wireless stereo headset, the Xperia Ear Duo – touted to offer a new and immersive listening experience. The Xperia Ear Duo features a design that doesn’t block the ear canal, so you can hear both your music and the environment simultaneously.  It can even intelligently adjust its volume to match your surroundings. This is all thanks to a spatial acoustic conductor, developed in-house by Sony’s R & D, which allows the sound to be transmitted directly in the ear. The device is also compatible with voice assistants such as Siri and Google, and you can have always-on updates depending on thanks to its Daily Assist feature which uses multiple sensors to know where you are and what you’re doing. Best of all, the Xperia Ear Duo features a carrying case that can also charge the headset…

Back at the launch of the Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XA1 Plus, Sony also did a demonstration of a very intriguing device called the Xperia Touch. What it does is that it basically turns any flat wall, table or surface into an interactive screen. In fact, we have a video of the device in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDM3rn2wQvw Not only can you play games with it, you can also use it for just about anything that an xperia smartphone can do, compose your messages, check your email, watch movies, and more. It’s also quite smart, as it can detect your presence and automatically turn itself ON. Another cool thing about it is that despite what it can do, it still remains to be a very compact device that you can simply move and carry around whenever needed. I know you want it. The good news? it’s finally available here in the…

Sony is reinforcing its mid-range lineup, by announcing the availability and local pricing of its ultimate “dual selfie” smartphone, the Xperia XA2 Ultra, which features a huge 6-inch Full HD display and dual front cameras. At the core of the XA2 Ultra is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage with microSD card support. At the rear is a 23MP rear camera that comes with features like SteadyShot, Hybrid Autofocus, and 5x Clear Image Zoom. It can also record 4K and 120fps slow-motion videos. At the front is a dual camera system that utilizes a 16MP main sensor with OIS, along with an 8MP secondary shooter with a wide-angle lens. The device runs on Sony’s custom skin on top of Android Oreo, and packs a 3,580mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 compatibility. The Sony Xperia XA2…

Sony has just announced the availability and local pricing of its newest mid-ranger, the Xperia L2, packed with a 5.5-inch display and a wide-angle front camera for including more subjects and scenery to your shots. The device is powered by a Mediatek MT6737T quad-core processor, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage expandable via a microSD card. At the back is a 13MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, and an ISO that can go as high as 3200, while the front houses an 8MP camera with an aperture of f/2.4, and a 120° wide angle lens. Other features include NFC and a USBType-C interface. It runs on Sony’s Xperia UI on top of Android  Nougat, and packs a 3,300mAh battery with Qnovo Adapative Charging. Sony Xperia L2 Specs: MediaTek MT6737T quad-core processor 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage expandable up to 256GB with a microSD card 5.5-inch HD display with Gorilla…

The alleged Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, rumored to be announced at MWC has been leaked in a comment in one of the posts in xperiablog. According to Grisha, the commenter, the image below is the prototype of the device, sporting a curved bottom, which is a clear deviation from the original block type design from Sony. Grisha also revealed some of its final features and one of these is that it has no 3.5mm headphone jack. The XZ2 Compact’s fingerprint sensor will be in the back part of the device like the Sony XA2 model. Source

With Sony confirming that it will be present at the Mobile World Congress Press Event in Barcelona in a few weeks, it’s safe to say that they’ll be unveiling the next high-end flagship phones that will make Sony fanboys giddy. No leaked image yet but test benchmark shows that a certain “Sony Xperia XZ2 Pro” (yes, that “Pro” moniker means that it’s a beast) will be running Android 8.1 Oreo with a screen size of 424 x 848 pixels.  We know that  an Experia XZ2 variant is launching soon, thanks to a carrier accidentally outing the said phone. Rumored specs for the flagship phone include Snapdragon 845 SoC, Dual rear camera setup (18MP + 12MP), 13MP front shooter, 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage options 3,420mAh battery. We’re holding our collective breath on this one. Stay tuned. Source

Sony recently announced an impressive addition to their full-frame mirrorless camera line and its expanding full-frame E-mount lens models—the α7R III and the FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Standard Zoom. Stable Shooter Thanks to an evolutionary leap in image processing power and efficiency, the new α7R III combines immense capabilities and a compact, lightweight body making it an extremely versatile and reliable tool for photographers, videographers, and all types multi-media creators. The 35mm full-frame, 42.MP high-resolution, back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor utilizes a gapless on-chip lens design and AR (anti-reflective) coating on the surface of the sensor’s seal glass. This dramatically improves light collection efficiency that results in high sensitivity with low-noise performance and wide dynamic range. It’s also equipped with an innovative 5-axis optical image stabilization system, resulting in a 5.5 step5 shutter speed advantage—the world’s highest[1] compensation performance. This results in photographs that have less blur—fit for…

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.

The Gadget Pilipinas Team was given access to a press briefing with Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director from From Software and a bit of hands-on gameplay. Here’s our take on the hands-on gameplay and the insights from the press interview. We also  figured a listicle is in order to rundown why this game will match the hype surrounding it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW5nJDiaWf4 Here’s our Top 5 reasons why “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” is to die for. 1) The game is Tenchu-inspired If you’ve played any of the Tenchu games in previous game consoles, you know that the use of the grappling hook to set-up a one-slash-stealth kills from above is a hallmark of the series. Zipping to rooftops and treetops will be the go-to move in this game to get rid of sentries. And yes, those ever-so glorious decapitations and dismemberments with the stealth kill are present. 2) Casual or hardcore can play From…

Heads-up, Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) players. The PES game you’re playing on your phone is going to get a major upgrade. For starters, the visuals will get a major overhaul and will be using Unreal Engine 4 – the same graphics engine used in triple A games for consoles and PCs. With the use of Unreal Engine 4, PES will be inching closer to how it looks versus its console port. It Next, over 3,000 new animations, improved player AI with every playstyle accounted for, and realistic ball movements has been optimized for fans to enjoy the ultimate soccer game. And lastly, 10 new league licenses from Europe, South America and Asia have been added, including Japan’s J. League. The best part? Despite these updates,  Winning Eleven 2019 is still free-to-play (with in-game purchases). PES 2019 promises to give a life-like behavior of the beautiful game and should take competitive mobile…

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