We’re always excited to hear about sub-$200 smartphones.
After all, just because you can’t afford the shiniest new phone being talking about, it shouldn’t mean you can’t get a good smartphone to match your needs.
In this particular price range however it gets tougher to find a phone that you’ll enjoy using.
But there are gems like Asus’ Zenfone 2 Laser. The phone has been around for almost a year now and it appears the company intends on keeping it around for a while longer.
Late last month the company quietly rolled out an update to this 2015 budget smartphone, keeping pretty much everything the same, but giving it a much needed performance boost.
If price is your main concern, give the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 S a look see. It may not be slimmest, most modern looking phone in the market today, but it sure can punch above its price point. Check out our unboxing and hands-on review below.
Also because you asked for it, our friends at Asus Philippines have given us an Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 S to giveaway to one of our Filipino readers.
To enter just complete any of the tasks below. We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook page on May 15, Sunday.
Congratulations to the winner Rodrigo Macaldo of Subic, Philippines. We will reach out to you via Facebook.
9 Reasons to gift the 1MORE Colorbuds 2 this holiday season
Bang for the buck ANC earphones
Two months ago we unboxed and checked out the 1MORE Colorbuds 2. They’re a pair of true wireless earphones that offer so much bang for your buck.
So much so that when 1MORE asked if we could do a follow up for the holidays, we said sure!
We could easily name 9 reasons to gift it to someone special or to yourself.
1. Value for Money
For under $100, the 1MORE ColorBuds 2 offer so many features exclusive to more expensive wireless earbuds.
You get active noise cancelling, transparency mode, fast charging, wireless charging, and so much more at just $79.99.
And if you’re feeling lucky, you can win a pair just by joining our giveaway:
2. Active Noise Cancelling
The 1MORE ColorBuds 2 offers two listening modes: Active Noise Cancellation and Pass Through.
It’s easy to get lost in your own world when you have ANC on, which is helpful when you’re on the subway and want to get things done despite everything that’s going on.
Pass through is great for when you’re biking or running or just doing errands and just want your very own soundtrack to your life.
Also, for the best noise cancellation you need a good seal. The ColorBuds 2 ship with three different sized foam tips so you can get a good fit.
3. IPX5 Rating
Speaking of fit, the ColorBuds 2 stay in my ears through my runs, where I end up sweating a lot.
But no worries, these buds have an IPX5 water resistance rating.
So unless you intend on spraying them with a nozzle, the Colorbuds 2 will still work despite the sweat from your most rigorous workouts.
The 1More Colorbuds 2 come in a small charging case. That’s because the Colorbuds 2 themselves are pretty small compared to your average in-ear noise-cancelling earphones.
So for users with small ear canals who struggle finding earphones that fit, this pair is something you’d want to check out.
Because of its size and pebble-like shape the case is so easy to bring just about anywhere: pop it into the pocket of your shorts or your purse with your other essentials.
5. Long Battery Life
What’s small that lasts long? Yep, the ColorBuds 2.
Unless you don’t sleep every night, you probably won’t find yourself in a scenario where you’ll be using your earbuds the whole day. In case you do, with its case, the 1More ColorBuds 2 offer a total of 24 hours of battery life when not using active noise cancellation and up to 18 hours with ANC enabled.
That’s more than long enough to last through your commute, the entire work day, and even a workout.
6. Fast Charging
Probably even more impressive than its long battery life is the ColorBuds 2’s fast charging feature.
With only a 15 minute charge, the ColorBuds2 can deliver two hours of playback.
7. Wireless Charging
I’m all for fast wired charging through and through but wireless charging support is great, too.
I love that I can just plop down the ColorBuds 2’s case on any of my wireless chargers.
If you own a phone that supports reverse wireless charging like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, you can charge the case on the back of your phone, too!
8. Sound ID
Despite its size and price, the ColorBuds 2 is packed with technology that makes listening to music an even more enjoyable experience than usual.
Together with award-winning audio technology company Sonarworks, 1MORE integrated Sound ID into the 1MORE music app.
With it, you can tune the sound coming from the earbuds depending on your preference.
So whether you want more bass or higher treble, you can customize your settings on the 1MORE music app through a quick in-app test.
A little fun fact: SoundID is based on the same tech used to record music in over 70,000 recording studios around the world.
It’s also the same tech used to record the music of some of popular artists like Lady Gaga and Adele.
9. Color Options
Apart from personalized sound, you also get three color options to suit your style.
There’s Midnight Black, which is a nice classic color. There’s Frost White for those who like it clean and pristine. Lastly, there’s Twilight Gold, which is another neutral color that’s just a little bit more chic.
Those were 9 reasons you should get the 1MORE ColorBuds 2 this holiday season.
If you want to try your luck, don’t forget to join our giveaway! We are giving away three pairs so you can win a one for yourself or for your loved one.
GadgetMatch Giveaway: Win a Seagate external drive! [CLOSED]
Will you win an HDD or an SSD?
This contest is already closed.
Files, photos, and videos can take a lot of space on your laptop or computer. It’s customary to back up your files and store them whether it’s for archiving purposes or just security.
We understand how important your files are, which is why GadgetMatch teamed up with Seagate to host a giveaway. And we’re giving not one, but two external drives — an HDD and an SSD.
The first prize is the Seagate Ultra Touch SSD, a hard drive that securely transfers files quickly and seamlessly. It’s perfect for video editors and other creative professionals who rely on large external drives for work on the go.
The second prize is the Seagate Game Drive HDD, a hard drive that can help with your gaming library. It’s compatible with PC, PS4, and PS5, so all kinds of gamers are welcome to aim for this prize.
Ready to take your chance? Read the fine print and partake!
1) Make sure to like and follow GadgetMatch and Seagate on their social media platforms.
2) Drop your entry on the comments section via this Facebook post
In one sentence, tell us why do you deserve an external drive? Share your answers in the comments section and share the article about the prize that you want to win. Don’t forget to tag two (2) friends to qualify and use the hashtags #GadgetMatchxSeagate and #Seagate.
3) Share the article about the prize that you want to win
Copy your answers on the comments section and use it as a caption when you share the article. Don’t forget the hashtags #GadgetMatchxSeagate #Seagate. Make sure the post is set to Public so we can preview your entries.
4) Wait for that heart react from GadgetMatch
Upon checking your entries, we will give a heart react to your comment to signify your qualifications for the giveaway.
Readers from Southeast Asia (Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand) and Japan are qualified to join.
You must be following GadgetMatch and Seagate on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The contest will close by June 11, 2021, SGT 8:00 PM. Winners will be selected by GadgetMatch and Seagate, and will be announced shortly.
Women’s month giveaway: Win a Huawei Y7 Pro (2019)
Are you the next winner?
This month is International Women’s Month: A time we celebrate strong women worldwide. And, because we want to make it a little more special for you ladies, we’ve got a giveaway for you!
This is Huawei’s Y7 Pro (2019). It has a beautiful light to dark blue gradient…
… I mean look at that!
It features two cameras on the back: 13- and 2-megapixel plus AI scene functions. This means the phone can recognize certain scenes and automatically improve the photos you’re taking.
There’s also a 16-megapixel selfie shooter for those flawless selfies.
Exhibit A, B, and C:
There’s also more screen on this with its bright Dewdrop display.
The device packs a Snapdragon 450 processor and a 4000mAh battery with 3GB of memory and 32GB of storage — enough for all your daily tasks!
All that in one great-looking package.
Annnnnd, we’re giving it away! Just accomplish the following steps:
Step 1: Share this post and tell us how you’re celebrating Women’s Month!
Tell us why you think Women’s Month is important, or post about a strong, independent woman you look up to!
Share this post on Facebook, tag a friend, and make sure to tag Her GadgetMatch as well.
Step 2: Like and Follow
If you haven’t yet, subscribe to us on social media. Just click on all links below.
Step 3: Complete and submit the entry form:
Winner: Maria Lea Ducay 🏆
You have until March 31 (GMT+8) to submit your entries. Good luck!
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