Gadgets, appliances, tech items that we love in the pandemic
3. realme 8 5G realme has once again released another revolutionary offering alongside their other smartphones—the realme 8 5G. It has Dimensity 700 5G Processor promising a exceptional performance while efficiently consuming power, extending battery life to keep you connected for longer. It boasts a 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display, 5000mAh massive battery, and a 48MP Nightscape Camera — all in one slim, lightweight and trendy package. 4. Infinix HOT 10i Packed with a massive 6000 mAh battery, a fast gaming Mediatek Helio P65 chipset, and a 4GB RAM + 128GB storage, HOT 10i levels up the experience of mainstream users and avid gamers. With a sleek 6.52” waterdrop high-brightness screen display, it offers a premium mobile experience powered by the best battery life in its product range. Aside from its top tier hardware, Infinix HOT 10i also carries proprietary Infinix innovations like the Dar-link gaming optimization engine, which reduces jitter and lag to provide a fast and fluid gaming experience, as well as Safe Charge technology, which automatically turns off power after a device has charged to 100%. 5. TECNO’s New CAMON 17 Series CAMON 17 Pro is equipped with a 48MP Clearest Selfie Camera in front, and a 64MP Ultra-Quad camera at the rear. This smartphone is powered by a Helio G95 processor with a 90Hz screen refresh rate, plus a long-lasting 5000mAh battery which comes with a 33W fast charger. CAMON 17 Pro comes in California dream silver and Malibu blue for the 8GB+256GB variant.
The budget-friendlier CAMON 17P has a 16MP AI Smart Selfie Camera and 64MP Ultra-Clear Quad camera at the rear, runs on a Helio G85 processor, and also has a powerful 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. Its high-resolution 6.8” FHD+ 1080P provides a sharper and clearer display. 6. Cherry Mobile Aqua S10 Pro Cherry’s newest flagship phone, the Cherry Mobile Aqua S10 Pro is its first-ever smartphone that runs on Android 11, with 30W super fast charge capability, and features a punch-hole display. From vlogging, to doing TikTok videos, the Cherry Aqua S10 is one capable phone that also boasts of a massive 6.67″ FHD+ Trueview Punch-hole Display, Quad AI Camera 48MP (Main) + 5MP (Wide-Angle) + 2MP (Macro) + 2MP (Depth) and 16MP front camera for better video quality.
The budget-friendly phone also has a Mediatek Helio G90 chipset for smooth gaming experience, a highly responsive screen and brilliant image quality. 7. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G More and more people are now turning into content creators with all the time that they have this pandemic. Well, in that case, Samsung has released earlier this year their Galaxy S21 Series 5G, and among them is the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. Content creators, photographers, and videographers alike can take advantage of Director’s View, 108MP camera, lenses that record in 4K at 60fps, Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, 5nm process technology, and the S-Pen when creating their content. The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G has two bold colorways Phantom Silver or Phantom Black, and both come with 256GB models with 12GB RAM. 8. Nokia C1 Plus To the budget conscious, who still want a solid smartphone, the Nokia C1 Plus, the lowest-priced 4G Nokia smartphone yet, may be the best deal.
With the Nokia C1 Plus, fans can enjoy sharp content throughout – high-quality selfies and videos, apps and texts that pop, and immersive entertainment -- at the palm of the hand. The Nokia C1 Plus boasts style that lasts inside and out with its sleek, solid polycarbonate body that continues to honour the award-winning durability Nokia phones are known for and a 2,500mAh1 battery that you can rely on all day. Boosted by 4G, the experiences on the Nokia C1 Plus are smooth and powerful with data speeds up to 10 times faster than its predecessor. Tablets When smartphones begin to develop more features, tablets have somehow become a second option. However, some still prefer to have a tablet in doing their school projects or work presentations. Listed below are some of the team’s suggestions for a great tablet deal. 1. Lenovo Tab P11 5G Lenovo has proven that tablets never get out-of-style. With its Lenovo Tab P11 5G, this premium tablet is dedicated to 5G connectivity, giving its users endless ways to enjoy learning, working, and entertainment. Designed to be ultra-portable, Lenovo Tab P11 5G elevates experiences for hybrid work, play, and learning. Moreover, this new model has sub-6GHz 5G4 networks that will help you stay connected and even download your favorite shows in seconds. 2. Apple iPad Pro M1 Same with the iMac, this iPad Pro is powered with next-gen silicon delivering high-speed performance. The Apple iPad Pro with M1 chip features dual rear-facing cameras with 12- and 10-megapixel sensors, and 12-megapixel for the front camera, perfect for those who are having their online classes and online meetings. With the Pro M1 designed with a Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED screen, users get to enjoy their viewing experience while watching their favorite videos. 3. HUAWEI MatePad Pro 12.6 Considered as HUAWEI’s “most powerful tablet” yet, HUAWEI MatePad Pro 12.6 is equipped with the fastest Kirin processor 9000E with liquid cooling system, and a 12.6-inch HUAWEI OLED FullView display. Giving a seamless tablet experience, the HUAWEI MatePad Pro 12.6 also showcases App Multiplier and Multi-Window, matching a person’s busy lifestyle. The new HUAWEI MatePad Pro 12.6 supports new Tablet-PC Multi-screen Collaboration5 capabilities: Mirror Mode, Extend Mode and Collaborate Mode.
4. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 May it be note-taking, drawing, watching videos, or even playing, this Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 got you covered with its powerful design featuring its 13MP Main and 5MP Ultra Wide camera with flash as well as an 8MP front camera. If you’re also looking for a tablet that delivers an immersive and enjoyable viewing experience, Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is equipped with an 11-inch LTPS Display. It also comes with an improved S Pen with ultra-low latency best paired the device seamless screen display.
The HP EliteBook 840’s high performance allows up to 32% faster office productivity and remarkable responsiveness make it a reliable partner, especially when working on urgent deadlines. HP EliteBook 840 also sports top-of-the-line security features. For instance, it has a remarkable tamper lock intrusion detection system that will send an alert if someone attempts to open it, prompting the system to require an administrator password to restart the system. 3. IdeaPad Slim 3i For day-to-day hustlers, Lenovo’s IdeaPad Slim 3i is a good running mate for an everyday grind to work, school, and other daily tasks you need computing. IdeaPad Slim 3i comes with a minimum of 8GB RAM and an ultrafast PCIe NVMe Solid-State Drive (SSD) storage that can have up to 1TB capacity. Lenovo is shaping the future and has chosen to release all-new IdeaPad notebooks powered by 11th-gen Intel Core processors with 8GB RAM and higher to provide customers more power and speed in doing daily tasks. 4. Razer Book 13 The Razer Book 13 is Razer’s idea of joining the general market outside the gaming industry. The Book 13, is a more office-friendly version of the company’s Razer Blade Stealth gaming laptop with a 13.4-inch display with a taller 16:10 aspect ratio, fast mobile performance, long battery life, and enough connection options to make working from home easier. Electronics/Appliances Innovative gadgets have caught our team’s radar and we are happy to list new and up and coming electronic items, television sets and other appliances this year. 1. Steam Deck Valve, one of the biggest video games companies in the world, surprised everyone with the announcement of a portable handheld gaming PC called Steam Deck. Steam Deck allows players to play their games on Steam Library while on the go, proving gaming never stops wherever you are. Drawing similarities with Nintendo’s Switch, Valve made sure that Steam Deck is cut above the rest as its chipset sports AMD Zen 2 Processor AMD RDNA 2 with 8 compute units for its GPU, 16GB ram, and three different models with different internal storage sizes. 2. LG OLED TVs LG OLED TVs come with the latest solutions from Dolby. Dolby Vision IQ utilizes metadata and the TVs’ built-in light sensors to optimize picture quality based on content genre and ambient surroundings while Dolby Atmos simultaneously delivers multi-dimensional immersive sound. It’s a powerful combination that provides a more realistic experience when watching a film. LG OLED TVs also have extremely low input lag with an incredible 1ms response time. This ensures that every move you input on the controller is displayed instantly on screen, giving you a vital edge over opponents and a better chance of winning. LG OLED TVs use the precision and control of individual self-lit pixels to take full advantage of the G-SYNC compatibility, allowing fast response times and smoother gaming, even at high resolution. LG OLED TVs use self-lit pixels instead of backlights. This allows for more innovative designs that are ultra-slim, have almost no bezels, and can even bend and roll — it’s a feat of engineering that has to be seen to be believed. The LG OLED Gallery Design TVs has a profile so slim that it appears stuck to your wall. It hangs flush like a work of art, elevating your home interior like no other TV can.
3. Samsung Neo QLED 8K Samsung Neo QLED 8K TV is a good purchase if you are looking to upgrade your entertainment system. Powered with the Neo Quantum Processor 8K, Samsung’s most powerful processor, you’ll get a picture optimized to 8K-level resolution no matter what’s on the screen. Watch, work, and play easily with Neo QLED 8K. See it all on a single screen with the multi-Screen feature to simultaneously show 4 different screens, all at once. 4. realme Smart TV With the realme Smart TV’s one-touch google assistant and all-in-one smart remote, it can easily access the weather, calendar, and several apps under Google. Filipinos can also now also enjoy a cinematic experience at home with the realme Smart TV’s Dolby Audio Speakers, not to mention 24W quad stereo speakers, creating a surround sound effect designed for vast rooms, thereby increasing the overall immersive experience without compromising the sound quality. The bezel-less design is a plus, with a 1366 x 768-pixel resolution for the 32-inch model, and a 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution for the 43-inch. It also comes with HDR10 support, HLG, and Realme’s Chroma Boost technology that’s also present in realme smartphones. 5. Beko’s HarvestFresh HarvestFresh refrigerators from Beko keeps fruits and vegetables fresh longer through technology that preserves vitamins A and C for up to five additional days, as verified and approved by leading Total Quality Assurance provider Intertek Laboratories. HarvestFresh uses three colors, green, blue and red, to mimic the 24-hour sun cycle and natural sunlight. This combination simulates the day light cycle–including times of darkness–to recreate a natural living environment for fruits and vegetables. This technology helps maintain vitamin A and vitamin C levels in fruits and vegetables much longer.
During the first four hours of the HarvestFresh cycle, the crisper lights will shine blue, mimicking dawn and the first light of the day. This is followed by two hours of green light replicating midday, and a further six hours of red light imitating the more muted tones of dusk. The drawers then turn dark for 12 hours to represent nighttime. HarvestFresh not only preserves vitamin content, but also helps keep fruit and vegetables fresher and thus, reduces the number of times you have to go out and shop for food. This is very important in these times, particularly as the public has been urged to stay at home if they can. Others Here are some more tech items to consider during the pandemic. 1. 6.5L XTREME Home Air Fryer (XH-AIRFRYER65L) Goodbye overheating, hello fast frying! This new 6.5L XTREME Home Air Fryer (sure packs a punch with its roast, bake, broil and dehydrate features. If you’ve been looking for the best way to eat your favorite food in a healthier and hassle-free way, then this one takes the cake. With its bigger cooking capacity, you don’t have to worry when cooking for the whole family. 2. LG’s PuriCare™ Wearable Air Purifier LG’s re-engineered PuriCare™ Wearable Air Purifier is upgraded from the innovative, wearable device LG first launched last year. The latest model offers an enhanced all-around performance along with a convenient voice amplification feature and a more comfortable, lightweight design.
The upgraded LG PuriCare™ Wearable Air Purifier with VoiceON™ is equipped with a fully automatic fan airflow control system that increases breathing comfort. It also incorporates two H13 HEPA filters, the same as those found in premium air purifiers for the home, to ensure the air the user breathes is as clean and healthy as possible. Driven by an ultra-small and lightweight motor, the device’s DUAL fans combine with LG’s airflow control technology – which detects the user’s breathing pattern and adjusts airflow accordingly – to help the wearer breathe easier and more naturally. This advanced system also prevents a common problem for those wearing glasses and mask at the same time, keeping their lenses from fogging up when exhaling. 3. PLDT Home Fibr-powered WiFi 6 gaming router This next-generation WiFi technology is now accessible to Filipinos, especially among the rising e-sports communities, as PLDT Home offers the best WiFi 6 router in the country—the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000. PLDT Home Fibr enables gamers to enjoy faster and better gaming experience as it delivers speeds of up to 1Gbps that allow equal upload and download speeds, best for multi-player and bandwidth-intensive online activities. Aside from speeds, PLDT Home also gives gamers a levelled-up experience with its WiFi 6 gaming router. The ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 is known as “the beast of WiFi 6 gaming routers” as it boasts of the most powerful router features for gamers such as the AiMesh Technology that ensures “whole home WiFi coverage” and WTFast Gaming Network Technology that optimizes connectivity for ultra-fast speeds. 4. HP Deskjet Ink Advantage All-in-One printers A printer that customers should seriously consider is the HP Deskjet ink advantage all-in-one printer line: the 2335, 2336, 2337, and 2775; plus, the 3776 AiO wireless and the 3777 AiO Wireless.
Any of these models carry with it the HP guarantee of dependable and consistent printing and scanning. It can print no less than 200 pages a month and it only requires a simple plug and play setup using a USB port, resulting to great values for everyday practical use. Meanwhile, for the AiO wireless printers, it offers the additional convenience of remote, low-cost printing and scanning done from any mobile device.