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6 best gifts women actually want

Make her feel appreciated this season ♥️

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When people complain that women are difficult, it’s not because we don’t know what we want. Most often than not, we actually do. What makes women complicated is that what we want is usually something that we would rather buy ourselves: a pair of heels, the perfect red lipstick, or a little black dress.

Although what truly makes us happy can’t be bought, we’ve come up with a guide on making the most important women in your life feel appreciated this season. Here are six gifts women will actually want to receive and suggestions on what you can buy:

The gift of beautiful memories

When we take pictures, it’s not just for the ‘gram. Photos are our way of immortalizing special moments in life; they help us remember. Make sure the most important woman in your life is armed with a smartphone camera that can capture memories during the day and even at night like the Huawei Nova 5T. The phone has four cameras so she can take photos from different perspectives: a 48MP main shooter, 16MP ultra-wide angle lens, 2MP dedicated macro camera, and 2MP depth sensor. It also has a 32MP front-facing camera so she can take her solo selfies and group selfies with family and friends to the next level.

The gift of confidence

Jewelry doesn’t make or break an outfit; confidence does. Just like makeup, earrings can boost any woman’s confidence and make her feel powerful even on days when she’s feeling lethargic. Get her a good pair of statement earrings that she can wear either to work or to Sunday brunch with her best girl friends.

The gift of fitness

Motivation to exercise will always come from within, but one can achieve her fitness goals with a little help from her friends. Get her a smartwatch like the Huawei Watch GT 2. It has an impressive two-week battery life because really, who needs yet another device that she will have to charge everyday? It comes in a 42mm variant that fits women’s smaller wrists better. Not only will this help her monitor her heart rate and calories burned, it can also be her personal training coach.

The gift of style

The silk scarf made a silent comeback in the trend department this year, although we’d argue it never really went out of style. It’s a classic piece that elevates even the most basic of looks. Giving someone a scarf for the holidays is safe yet thoughtful. It’s a versatile accessory that she can wear not only as an alternative to scrunchies or headbands, but she can style it as a belt or tie it on her favorite purse, too.

The gift of me time

Women are nurturing by nature; we tend to put others’ wellbeing before we take care of ourselves. Sometimes, all we need is some me time and self care — a time when we don’t have to worry about anyone but ourselves. Get her noise-cancelling earphones like the Huawei Freebuds 3 to help her focus on herself and drown out unnecessary noise. Even if it’s just during her commute to work, being able to listen to music or her favorite podcast without distractions can make a huge difference in her day.

The gift of imagination

When we imagine characters and places by reading, we see with the mind instead of the eyes. You can gift a book about influential women, navigating womanhood, fantasy, or even a dystopian future — it will stimulate her imagination regardless. Getting lost in a good book is like going on vacation, only more affordable.


This feature was produced in collaboration between GadgetMatch and Huawei Philippines.

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Redmi Earbuds S are the most affordable TWS offering

The price is unbelievable

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In India, Xiaomi’s Redmi division looks after the affordable segment while Mi-branded products are for the premium segment. On the side, POCO is now an independent brand. Continuing with the new strategy, Redmi today announced the launch of their new TWS earbuds, the Redmi Earbuds S.

Just a couple of weeks ago, the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 were announced in the country but they are far from affordable. To bridge this gap, the Redmi Earbuds S has been unveiled. It’s worth noting that they are the same as the Redmi AirDots S, which were launched in China earlier.

The Earbuds have 7.2mm drivers and are IPX4-rated for water resistance. The individual buds weigh only about 4.5g each. The company’s marketing has focused on how good their bass is, but we’ll be able to confirm that in our review later.

For connectivity, it leverages SBC codec, a commonly used protocol via Bluetooth. However, a low-latency mode has also been added to aide gaming. The earbuds are said to deliver four hours of playback on a single charge and the case can extend this to 12 hours.

The Earbuds S also has a physical button on either side to control media playback or skip tracks. The gaming mode can be triggered by pressing the function key thrice.

The Redmi Earbuds S will cost INR 1,799 (US$ 23) and will go on sale starting May 27 via Mi.com and Amazon.

These earbuds are an entry-level option for someone who’s looking for a pair of TWS earbuds. Instead of rich features, the point of this product is to offer an affordable option to the end-user.

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Apple moving its AirPods assembly line to Vietnam

iPhone production is next in line

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Apple has started shifting its iPhone production line to India but it doesn’t end there. With the ongoing trade war between China and the US, more companies are slowly finding alternatives — such is the case with Apple moving AirPods assembly to Vietnam.

Asia Nikkei‘s report indicated that Apple has already done production trials of the AirPods line in Vietnam last year. Just this month, numerous buyers (including a MacForums user) have pointed out the sudden change. The ‘Assembled in Vietnam’ engraving at the back of the AirPods Pro is prominent since loyal users know that Apple products are assembled in China.

A Reddit user initially shared his concern about the product’s authenticity, even before the mentioned tweet started gaining attention.

It says mine are made in Vietnam but all other ones say China ? Should I be worried or it has nothing to do with it?? from r/AirpodsPro

Even a staff from The Verge shared a photo of her recently bought AirPods Pro with the same engraving.

Photo by Kara Verlaney (The Verge)

A follow-up report stated that the mass production of the new AirPods units took place in Vietnam last March. Despite the pandemic, they were able to secure permits from Vietnamese officials to bring in engineers for better and smoother production.

Some of the old EarPods were also assembled in Vietnam, which means the country isn’t exactly new to assembling Apple’s audio accessories. Even Apple’s long-awaited AirPods Studio might be produced there as well.

A recently-published article by DigiTimes states that other than India, they’re also moving the iPhone production line to Vietnam. It makes sense considering Foxconn has already built factories in the northern province of Bac Giang.

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OnePlus TWS earbuds could look like the AirPods

Why are we not surprised?

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Apple was the first company to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack in iPhone 7 and release a wireless solution, the AirPods. Now, every phone maker wants a piece of the pie, and now a OnePlus TWS is coming our way as well.

Reliable leakster Max J. has revealed an illustration of the upcoming OnePlus truly wireless earbuds and they look eerily similar to the Apple AirPods. The signature in-ear design without rubber tips is considered to be Apple’s design language and many makers have tried to replicate it.

Realme launched the Buds Air this year and they look exactly like the AirPods. Even the charging case is a lookalike. Even the OPPO Enco Free wireless earbuds have a cop-cat design and are indistinguishable.

 

On the other hand, Xiaomi unveiled the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 and they have an entirely different design. The brand seems to have focused more on functionality than looks.

OnePlus has already released wireless earphones in the past, but they haven’t been truly wireless. The OnePlus Bullets Wireless and Bullets Wireless 2 had their own design language and were built to offer a premium experience. Along with the OnePlus 8 series, the company announced an affordable version called the Bullets Z.

Rumors suggest OnePlus could launch a midrange phone dubbed the OnePlus Z or OnePlus 8 Lite in July. These earbuds are expected to launch alongside the phone.

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