Computex 2019

ASUS VivoBook S14 and S15 are colorful ultraportables

Also comes with ASUS ScreenPad 2.0

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In addition to the slew of laptops announced by ASUS at this year’s Computex, the Taiwanese company also revealed the VivoBook S14 and S15 as sleek ultraportables equipped with the updated ScreenPad 2.0.

The ScreenPad 2.0 is basically the trackpad that can double as a second display. It was first seen last year on the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15. After proving that it’s more than just a gimmick, it makes a comeback and is now more refined. It is now bigger than before — measuring 5.65 inches diagonally — and ASUS claims it has a more fluid, smartphone-like performance.


That’s not the only feature that returned. The ErgoLift design is also here which lifts up the chassis of the laptop when the lid is opened, allowing for a more comfortable typing experience. For the display, bezels are kept slim thanks to what ASUS calls a frameless four-sided NanoEdge design. This also makes it possible to achieve a screen-to-body ratio of 88 percent.

Both the S14 and S15 are powered by an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics, and up to 1TB PCIe SSD. There’s also an infrared camera mounted at the top that can be used for face login as an added security measure. The new VivoBooks also support Wi-Fi 6 that offers faster networking speeds than normal. For audio, Harman Kardon speakers are onboard.

ASUS wants the VivoBooks to be reflective of the user’s personality so they made the new series available in a variety of colors. There’s Moss Green, Punk Pink, Cobalt Blue, Transparent Silver, and Gun Metal.

Computex 2019

Summer Accessories for your iPhone

Spruce up your iPhone

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During Computex 2019, we passed by along several booths that showcased mobile accessories. Held in Taipei, these brands caught our attention: Alto, n.max.n, and LeadTrend. They offer not just cases, but also accessories such as cable holders, cable ties, AirPods cases, and more.

Take a look at these products in the short video above.


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Computex 2019

Paperang S2 Portable Paper Printer

It prints more than texts and banners

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Computex 2019 was full of products, from known brands all around the world, down to startups — which were all found at InnoVEX. We roamed around TWTC (Taipei World Trade Center) to find interesting startup products that would entice regular consumers and we found this portable device.

Paperang S2 is the second iteration of the device. Just like what they stand for, their products don’t use ink and instead rely on thermal printing and wear-resistant thermal paper. What’s improved is the 300dpi printing (in contrast to the S1’s less clear 200dpi). You can print your selfies, favorite photos, create simple texts and banners, and even add more designs before printing, all within the app.


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Pantone accessories are here to complement your style!

We want ’em all!

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Photo by Vincenz Lee | GadgetMatch

Over the years, Pantone has grown as an authority and standard for colors. What was once a color guide for designers has become a part of contemporary culture. As people started identifying themselves through Pantone’s colored chips, manufacturers capitalized on this trend by incorporating Pantone into their products.

Through Pantone Universe licensing, manufacturers can apply Pantone’s branding and popular design. I’ve seen different applications, mostly on fashion and lifestyle accessories, but seeing it on computer peripherals and other electronics is a total treat.


Originally manufactured by DataPlus Supplies Inc., this Taiwanese company sells Pantone-licensed accessories that you’ll definitely buy to match your style.

For instance, they sell gaming accessories in different shades of blue. One of their best-looking is the teal-colored one, as it deviates from the usual blue and black combination used by gamers in their gaming setups.

You can also make a statement using these Pantone-colored USB fans and speakers when you’re traveling, especially in hot and humid countries. Fabulous, right?

For those who want to stay connected, stay away from the usual white and black power banks and get a Pantone-colored unit! There’s a rare chance of losing it compared to when you use a more generic power bank. And oh, they also have wireless chargers!

If you truly embrace Pantone’s branding, there’s a bag carrying the color guide’s popular design.

Lastly, there’s a whole line of computer accessories and electronics waiting for you. Pantone really found its way into our lives and yes, we want all of them!

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