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GadgetMatch AR Filter: Camera Lens

Our very first AR filter for Instagram Stories!

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One of the recent trends in the smartphone industry is the sudden increase in camera lenses. Just how many do we need, really? Since we don’t have an answer yet, the GadgetMatch team decided to have fun and create an AR filter out of it.

Introducing Camera Lens, our very first AR filter on Instagram Stories. This filter allows you to wear sunglasses made of camera lenses from popular smartphones. You can choose from different brands: Apple, Xiaomi, Samsung, Nokia, OnePlus, and Google.

How to try the filter

First, visit GadgetMatch’s profile (@gadgetmatch) on your Instagram app. Then, click the sparkling smiley icon beside IGTV. Afterward, click the “Camera Lens” featuring Vincenz Lee — one of our producers and the creative behind this filter.

When you finally try it, save the effect, upload it to your story and share it with your friends. Don’t forget to tag GadgetMatch so we can see how much you’re enjoying it!

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GadgetMatch’s Wallpaper ‘Fluid’ is a coming out story

GadgetMatch’s wallpaper for Pride Month embraces being queer

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Happy Pride Month from the GadgetMatch team!

Continuing our celebration with the LGBTQ+ community, we have one more wallpaper to share.

Introducing Fluid, the artwork explores the concept of one’s sexuality — forever changing, forever molding, and forever discovering. The rainbow pattern is speckled with grain, suggesting noise as the obstacles in the journey to self-love and self-discovery.

On another note, the words “Let Me Be Perfectly Queer” are a nod to allowing yourself to embrace your authentic self without reservations. It’s choosing to let go of painful moments — and memories — that forced you to stay silent.

Fluid reminds us to allow ourselves to grow in the love we feel, even if it’s scary and different. The artwork is designed by Philippine-based artist, Angelikah Gustilo, who is also behind No Different, the wallpaper we released previously.

“In the last semester of my third year in University, I took a class by Alfred Marasigan and Hidde van der Wall titled Art of the Queer. The course allowed me to be less afraid of my own self-exploration journey, and I’m grateful to be able to showcase these simple pieces that are the gems of wisdom I took away from the class,” said Gustilo.

Download Fluid and set it as your wallpaper for your phone, tablet, or your laptop!

SEE ALSO: GadgetMatch’s wallpaper ‘No Different’ celebrates love and queer people

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GadgetMatch’s wallpaper ‘No Different’ celebrates love and queer people

It’s all about embracing individuality

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Happy Pride Month from the GadgetMatch team!

As part of celebrating love, freedom, and the LGBTQ+ community, we’ve asked an artist to create an artwork that depicts Pride.

Angelikah Gustilo, an artist based in the Philippines, came up with No Different. To Gustilo, No Different presents queer people as people — capable of loving despite the difference in orientation.

Through geometric shapes, Gustilo presented that being queer isn’t dictated by a certain look, or a certain manner you carry yourself. It’s being different; deviating from what the majority of society thinks is normal. The larger rectangle represents the space where everyone exists, regardless of their orientation.

Download No Different and set it as your wallpaper for your phone, tablet, or your laptop!


Follow Angelikah Gustilo on Instagram.

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Galaxy S21, Unpacked: GadgetMatch welcomes 2021 with Samsung’s new smartphone

A peek at Samsung’s best

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Samsung unpacked the future when it showcased the Samsung Galaxy S21 series in its annual Unpacked event.

Despite being in a pandemic, the GadgetMatch team successfully covered Unpacked remotely. Both teams in New York and Manila had their exclusive briefings, following safety protocols in this new normal.

Galaxy S21, Unpacked

With our materials ready, our social media platforms are filled with Galaxy S21 content as soon as the clock hits 11 PM.

Even though we’re out spreading the news about the newest Galaxy, the GadgetMatch team still had their reactions aired on their respective platforms.

 

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