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The best gadgets you should invest in, based on your star sign

Let the stars and the planets guide you in making a purchase!

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Some gadgets aren’t just these trinkets we play on the side or exhibit on our shelves. Many of us see these as investments that help improve certain aspects of our lives.

Nowadays, it’s easy to fall into trap of desiring every gadget you see out in the market. But we don’t really need all of it, ‘no? So this year, why not try to invest in a gadget you know you’ll use in the long run?

You can use your zodiac sign to help you guide your decision making. If you don’t want to be accountable for your purchases, you can always blame the stars and the planets.

Here are some recommendations you can consider or at least, give you an idea of what device you should invest in this year.

Pisces: JBL C50HI In-Ear Headphones with Mic

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Pisces tend to get lost in their little world — a daydream. It’s not a bad thing per se, especially for this sign where its strength lies in its imagination and creativity.

This year, amp up your artistic abilities and enjoy musing with your thoughts. Like the JBL C50HI In-Ear Headphones with Mic where you can enjoy music so good, you feel like you’re in another dimension — yet still lets you connect with the outside world.

Find your beat. Shop here.

Aries: Garmin Venu Sq

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Trailblazers. Trendsetters. These two words are what Aries is made of. These people are always actively pursuing a new goal, ready to start something new.

To accomplish these projects you’re initiating, it’s important to be on top of your health and fitness. How are you supposed to carry these plans into fruition if you don’t have the energy to go after them? Get in shape and let the adrenaline rush.

Equip yourself with a functional smartwatch to match your active lifestyle without worrying if it’s compatible with either Android or iOS. The Garmin Venu Sq doesn’t pick sides.

Check this watch. Shop here.

Taurus: XTREME Home 1.5L Electric Coffee Machine

Ah, the sign that wants the finest things in life. Tauruses are one of the most laid-back people, reveling in comfort through food and materialistic pursuits. For those who carry the sign of the Bull, a life that lets them enjoy their own kind of luxuries is a fine life.

And because you believe you deserve the finer things in life, how about getting an XTREME Home 1.5L Electric Coffee Machine to replicate those fine coffee you buy in stores? It’s time to serve yourself a delicious luxury. Every. Single. Day.

Get your little luxury. Shop here.

Gemini: Steelseries Arctis 7+

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Oh, we all know a Gemini. We all have that friend who has that “Oh, look! A butterfly!” energy. With a mind that excitedly jumps from one thing to another, a Gemini might be too much to handle. Hence, the slander.

This year, try to invest in a headphone like the Steelseries Arctis 7+ that improves your focus and concentration. Plenty of ideas are always welcome, but it also pays off to organize your thoughts for effective communication. And so people can understand you better.

Focus up. Shop here.

Cancer: instax mini Link

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Cancers love memories — whether it’s making or preserving them. Their sentimental nature helps them remember the moments that really matter. Without their good grasp of emotions, we’d probably be a pile of robotic blobs advancing towards the future.

Don’t mind what other people are saying! Too many emotions might be overbearing for some, but you can always channel it into something more creative. Perhaps, print your favorite memories through an instant printer like the instax mini Link? You can hang them on boards or put them inside a scrapbook!

Remember your memories all too well. Shop here.

Leo: Marshall Kilburn II Bluetooth Speaker

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Leos, leos, leos. It’s easy to spot a Leo even in a crowded room. Either they’re the center of the attention, commanding presence, being a little extra, or just mesmerizing people with their charm even if they sit quietly in a corner.

With a magnetic personality, many Leos get unwarranted attention and hatred from prying eyes. So much so that they tend to dim their own light for the sake of pleasing other people.

This year, step into your power and embrace yourself. Take the space and the attention you deserve, and let the world know. Have an accessory like the Marshall Kilburn II Bluetooth Speaker that commands a presence, just like you.

Shine bright. Shop here.

Virgo: eufy by Anker RoboVac G10 Hybrid

Home is where the heart is… unless it’s clean. It’s a rule that every Virgo lives by. These clean freaks are obsessed with organizing whatever is messy, so they feel in control and they have their sh*t together.

Nevertheless, they got it right. It’s easier to be productive and get your life together when you have a clean space. Take that cleanliness to the next level — the RoboVac G10 Hybrid can help you wipe the floor while you do other chores.

Multi-task better. Shop here.

Libra: Dyson Pure Cool Purifier Fan Tp00

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I can’t imagine a Libra who doesn’t care about looks — whether for themselves or the space they stay in. Aesthetic should always be on point because that’s how these people feel good about life in general.

As we spend more time prettifying our homes, it’s easy to get lost in the superficial scheme of things. But you must not forget that a beautiful place isn’t the end-all-be-all. Your space’s atmosphere can change the mood even if you have the perfect set of interiors.

Get a Dyson Pure Cool Purifier Fan Tp00 to make sure the air you breathe is safe and clean. Surely, it will transform your room and do wonders for your health.

Breathe easy. Shop here.

Scorpio: SVAKOM Alex Neo and Womanizer Premium 2

Intense and passionate Scorpios get so much slander, but we can’t blame them for having an abundance of energy to create. Artistically or sexually.

While a good cure to regulating your libido is putting the focus on sports and other creative activities, sometimes, you just need to let it all out. And not with anyone who you deem attractive.

Turn those excess energies to yourself and learn the art of self-pleasure. Maybe along the way, you’ll learn a thing or two about yourself.

Get the SVAKOM Alex Neo if you have a penis and the Womanizer Premium 2 if you have a clitoris.

P.S. If you’re in the Philippines, you can support local adult shops so you don’t have to go through customs where your toys will be seized. Trust me, I’ve been there.

Sagittarius: DJI Osmo Mobile 3

Sagittarians are known for being non-commital, always on the go to find the next adventure in life. Most of these people are here on earth to expand their horizons, enjoying life to the fullest and not settling easily.

And we agree: we shouldn’t settle because we shouldn’t be limiting ourselves. Now, go forth and record your adventures. Take that trip, book that ticket, drive around the country.

Don’t forget to use a gimbal like the DJI Osmo Mobile 3 so your videos are perfectly stabilized. And nice to look at when you upload them on Reels and/or TikTok.

Get a travel companion. Shop here.

Capricorn: Nintendo Switch OLED

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Authoritative. Goal-driven. Career-oriented. These Capricorns make for a reliable leader or a dependable teammate. They’re good with money and they work hard — they look like they have everything. Their only flaw probably would be making work their life.

A lot of these workaholics are on the verge of burnout, almost forgetting how to have fun. Of course, you are stubborn so you won’t take a vacation leave but if you wouldn’t take time off work, you’re bound to crash and burn.

Get a portable console like a Nintendo Switch OLED so you can take a break and feel a little less adult.

Make your inner child happy. Shop here.

Aquarius: LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier w/ VoiceON

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Aquarians love to be different. They can be edgy, inventive, and highly distinct — depending on the situation. Trust us, you can always spot an Aquarius trying to dazzle people with an extraordinary vibe, much like how Leos gracefully commands attention.

This is why, if you’re an Aquarius, you need to invest in a stylish accessory that lets you stand out against the crowd. When everyone is still wearing a fashionable cloth mask or a safer KN95 mask, take things up a notch and wear a high-tech mask.

The LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier w/ VoiceON keeps you protected from the virus, helps you breathe easily and prevents your skin from getting maskne, and lets you communicate with people while keeping your mask on.

Stay safe stylishly. Shop here.


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Hands-On

realme 9i Hands-On

Solid as usual
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The realme 9i is the “little brother” in the realme 9 series. And while it doesn’t pack the same punch as its pro siblings – the realme 9 Pro and realme 9 pro+ – there’s enough here for anyone who just needs a reliable daily smartphone.

Here’s a quick look at the specs before we dive in deeper: 

Performance

  • 6.6-inch IPS LCD display with 90Hz refresh rate 
  • Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G processor
  • 6GB RAM with Dynamic RAM expansion feature up to 5GB 
  • 128GB Internal Storage 
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • 33W Dart Charge tech

Cameras

  • 50MP main camera
  • 2MP macro lens
  • 2MP depth lens
  • 16MP selfie shooter

Here are some samples for your appreciation.

Neat, simple, and elegant

The realme 9i is pretty understated in the looks department. The variant we got comes in blue and depending on how the light hits, you’ll see some lines to accentuate its back.

As for button and port placements, at the bottom you’ll find the usuas: speaker grille, USB-C  port, and 3.5mm jack. 

On the right side is the power button/fingerprint scanner. 

And on the left hand side are the two, tiny volume buttons. 

Overall, the realme 9i  looks neat. Simple yet elegant. The camera stands out, obviously. But you can say that for most phones these days. It’s light for its size and appearance. It’s already easy to hold as is, but it’s even easier if you’re the phone-case-and-pop-up socket type of person.

General usage

Switching from one app to the other, or going back to the home screen for that matter is seamless and fast. There’s no trouble opening or loading apps so far. 

The apps load from where I last left it, provided I haven’t closed all apps, cleared RAM, or optimized phone usage.

Media consumption and gaming

We enjoyed more than our fair share of watching sports highlights  on the realme 9i. It pays to have a great-performing phone to not miss any action. We didn’t have any problems watching on YouTube at the highest resolution settings and at 60 fps. 

Same is true for other types of content. The viewing experience was likewise seamless.

The speaker is really loud and complements the video. You don’t have to put it on max volume although it’s still of the best quality when put to max. It doesn’t break.

Playing Mobile Legends with friends and relatives on this phone is perfect even if it’s “only” a mid-level phone. The game’s graphics settings were set on default when opening from the phone. I tinkered it to HD mode with a high refresh rate and “Ultra” graphics, and it didn’t have problems throughout the game like lagging when I played.

Battery life

On full standby in power saving mode without having to connect it to Wi-Fi or turn on mobile data, the phone consumes just about 5 to 10 percent of its battery power in one whole day.

When charging, it takes less than an hour to charge from 30 percent to full with its 33W fast charging.

Solid as usual

realme 9i

 

The “i” variants in realme’s numbered series phones have consistently been steady performers and the realme 9i is no different. It’s not gonna wow you with raw specs, but the overall package and performance makes it worthwhile.

The realme 9i retails for PhP 11,990. Buy it here.

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vivo X80 Pro Unboxing and Review

vivo’s best smartphone just got even better!

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The vivo X70 Pro+ was launched just several months ago. However, we’re already having a follow-up!

Unlike the X50, X60, and X70 series, the X80 series only consists of two models this time around.

Namely the X80 and X80 Pro — with the latter being vivo’s latest flagship smartphone.

But what makes it different from its predecessor? And what makes the successor a lot more exciting?

Watch our vivo X80 Pro Unboxing and Review now to find out more!

 

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Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions

Premium, smart timepiece

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Watch GT 3 Pro

Huawei has been giving us the best choices for stylish timepieces to help us reach our health and fitness goals. And they’re taking the stage again with their new flagship smartwatch — the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro. 

Now let’s take a closer look at this device and check what Huawei has in store for us this time. 

Unboxing

The GT 3 Pro comes in this sleek black box with the name of the device in gold. Through the box, we also get to know that it is powered by HarmonyOS. 

Watch GT 3 Pro

Lifting the cover, you’re immediately greeted by the GT 3 Pro Titanium Edition looking classy beside a gold Huawei logo. 

Watch GT 3 Pro

Pulling the tab on the right, you’ll see a smaller enclosure. Opening it up, you’ll see some paperwork, a USB-C cable and a wireless charging cradle. 

 

Watch GT 3 Pro

Now here’s the GT 3 Pro taken out of the box. Looks premium, doesn’t it? 

Watch GT 3 Pro

By examining the watch strap, you can easily tell that it’s made of genuine high-quality leather. 

Watch GT 3 Pro

The Huawei branding is not seen on the strap. It’s instead engraved on the buckle. 

Watch GT 3 Pro

Also unlike the previous GT 2 Pro that has the usual double crown design, the GT 3 Pro has a watch crown and a button. 

Watch GT 3 Pro

The rotating crown serves as its power button and scroll and zoom wheel. Rotating it feels smooth without much resistance. But it does have haptic feedback, mimicking a mechanical feel. 

Powering it up, you’re notified to get the Huawei Health app and pair it with your phone. 

 

Once paired, you can tinker with the settings and apply customizations based on your preference and liking. 

First impressions 

What I immediately liked with the GT 3 Pro is how classy it looks. And despite it being a big smartwatch compared to what I usually use, it feels light on my wrist. 

I also can’t help but admire how clean and clear it looks with its 1.43-inch AMOLED display and sapphire glass lens. 

Watch GT 3 Pro

 

Its body, on the other hand, is made of titanium and it has a ceramic back case to complete the premium package. 

Using it for a few days, it looks like this timepiece will definitely level up my expectations for smartwatches. But I have yet to fully explore and experience everything about the GT 3 Pro that I’ll share on my hands-on review so don’t forget to also check that out. 

Pricing and availability 

The Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro retails for PhP 16,999 and is available in Titanium and Ceramic Edition. 

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