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

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



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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HONOR X9a 5G Hands-On: Tough and capable

Strong 2023 start for HONOR?




HONOR is determined to make some serious noise in the smartphone space in 2023. In the Philippines, they’re looking to start strong with the release of the HONOR X9a 5G. 

If you follow any tech publications and some influencers and endorsers online, you likely saw the drop test videos the company had literally everyone do. That includes GadgetMatch. 

For what it’s worth, the thing is really tough. During our quick shoot, we dropped it around 3 times on concrete. No major damages suffered. The 0.65mm ‘Deeply Reinforced Glass’ on the display is, for the most part, not just a gimmick. Still, don’t go dropping the phone carelessly if you do decide to get it. 

We’re already talking about the display anyway, so let’s dig into it a little more. 

Pleasant to the eyes


The HONOR X9a 5G sports a 6.67-inch OLED Curved Display. It has a 394 pixels per inch count with a 2400 x 1900 resolution and 800 nits of peak brightness. Marketing materials also tout its 1.07 billion colors and TUV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification. 

For the most part, the phone is everything it says it is on paper. The curved display affects more how the phone feels on-hand than it does for your eyes. It makes the phone’s profile feel slimmer than it actually is. And it’s not too curved to the point that it distracts from whatever you’re watching. 

Colors also look great. We can confidently say that you’ll have a good time watching videos on the HONOR X9a 5G. Whether that’s one of our YouTube videos, mindlessly scrolling on TikTok, or catching up on your favorite series. 

It also delivers a buttery-smooth feel, it has a 120Hz refresh rate and a 300Hz touch sampling rate. 

Familiar look 


Going over to how the rest of the phone looks, it gives off a Magic-ish, Mate-ish vibe. The circular camera module on the back plays a huge part in that. We’ll get to the camera details later on. For now, let’s focus on the look. 

One glance and you could mistake it as an HONOR Magic or even a HUAWEI Mate phone. After all, they share a similar design language. 

All the buttons (power and volume) are on the right. 

And at the bottom, you’ll find the SIM Card tray, USB-C port, and speaker-grille. Pretty standard stuff. 

Globally, the phone comes in three colors: Titanium Silver, Emerald Green and Midnight Black. In the Philippines, it appears only the first two colors will be available at launch. 

Overall, it’s your standard slab with a signature look. That camera module is certainly doing a lot to separate it from the pack. 

Capable cameras 


Now onto the cameras. Here they are by the numbers: 

  • Main (Wide): 64MP, f/1.8, PDAF
  • Ultrawide: 5MP, f/2.2, 
  • Macro: 2MP, f/2.4, (macro)
  • Front (wide): 16MP, f/2.5

And since video taking seems to be all the rage these days, you might be pleased to know that both the front and back cameras can take 1080P at 30fps footage. 

Again, these are pretty standard numbers for midrangers. The same is true for the actual output. There’s nothing here that’s mind blowing. But for posting on socials and just capturing stuff on the daily, it’s more than serviceable. 

Take a look at these samples: 

Steady performer


The HONOR X9a 5G is powered by the Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G processor. In the Philippines, it comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It also has a massive 5,100mAh battery. Software-wise, it’s running Magic UI 6.1 based on Android 12.

In practice, all these components come together to deliver a steady performer of a smartphone. The HONOR X9a 5G is reliable in all the ways that matter. The processor, while not new by 2023 standard, still does what you expect it to do. That is to keep the stuff you need running in the background as needed. 

It also has a decent power efficiency, which, paired with the massive battery, delivers an overall battery life that won’t have you running to the nearest power outlet as the day winds down. 

We didn’t do much gaming on the phone, but given that it’s the same processor that was equipped on mobile gaming-inclined phones in the past, we’re confident it can steadily run plenty of the most-played games on mobile. 

Solid start for HONOR


The HONOR X9a 5G is a tough, capable smartphone that’s easy on the eyes. It’s the quintessential midrange smartphone. Everything we’ve come to expect from midrangers is present on this phone while also being extra tough and lasting extra long. 

With this being HONOR’s first offering in 2023 in the Philippines, the company is off to a solid start. 

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New Year resolutions with vivo

Make yours happen



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A New Year always brings new beginnings. A chance to start-over and put your life on the track you want it to be in. vivo argues that it’s easier to follow through on these new year changes when you have the right device for you. Lo and behold, they put together things to keep mind, to keep you on the right track.

Learn something new and practical

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Since it’s the new year, challenge yourself to learn something new — a skill like computer programming, a hobby like playing a musical instrument, or any practical knowledge such as learning a new language.

Having a reliable device that can give you the ease to learn everything with only a few taps is essential. Like, say, the vivo Y35.

The vivo Y35 supports 44W FastCharge so you wouldn’t have to wait for a long time until your phone is fully charged to resume studying immediately. Plus, its massive 5000mAh battery can help it run for long hours, keeping you immersed in watching tutorial videos, attending online classes or reading how-to articles. It also has a massive 16GB Dynamic RAM and 256GB ROM.

These features can help make learning continuous and with fewer interruptions. 

Start documenting your life

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Boracay photos Shot on the vivo V25 Pro

It’s all about making and preserving memories. This year, start capturing moments with a greater purpose. While you’re at it, try to take good photos and videos as well.

The vivo V25 Series, which has a 64MP OIS Ultra-Sensing camera with extreme night vision, is a great tool to document both day and night moments that you want to keep for the longest time possible. The vivo V25 Series’ up to 50MP Eye autofocus selfie camera can also help you capture the smiles of the people with you during every encounter.

Always go for healthier options

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Health will always be wealth. It means you should also be more knowledgeable and conscious about your food and drink intake. The Internet offers a lot of information you can refer to for nutritious choices. Do your research, compare and find what’s best and more feasible for you.  

For this, you have the vivo Y22s. It is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor, up to 16GB dynamic RAM and ROM expandable to 1TB. These can assist you with minimal to no lags to get the healthier 2023 done. 

Stay in touch with your loved ones

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You should also remember to allot more time to people who matter. As the new year begins, you should create more memories with your family. Scheduling a video call with them while you’re away from home or constantly checking up on them through messages can make a difference in keeping a strong relationship.

The vivo Y16, which has a wide 6.51-inch Halo FullView display with eye protection mode, can help.

Travel more, in style

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Traveling this year? Do it in style by getting a smartphone that’ll go with your travel fits.

vivo Y02s and vivo Y02’s2.5D curvature slim frame and lightweight build fit this goal perfectly and would never feel like extra travel baggage. Instead, these vivo smartphones work like additional accessories that will add glam and style.  

New Year with vivo

The new year is better if matched with a vivo smartphone that will aid in accomplishing your resolutions. All smartphones in vivo’s current lineup are available in offline stores nationwide.

Head to the nearest vivo concept store or kiosk to stand a chance to win in Paskong La vivo Loca which runs until January 31, 2023. Follow vivo’s official website and its social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for more information.

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Editors' Choice

Best of 2022: Lifestyle Favorites

Which one matches your lifestyle?



This year, the GadgetMatch team found another set of gizmos that fit perfectly in our lifestyle. These lifestyle favorites proved that technology, when done right, can elevate the way you live.

Travel accessory: instax mini Link 2

The instax mini Link 2 may be a rehash of an already modernized novelty, but it still tops our favorite gizmos that we love to have in our lives.

It can print your favorite moments using your smartphone and even personalize all the film prints. Turn your memories into something tangible!

True wireless earbuds: Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro exhibited an already excellent product refined to be better. It’s now a pair of true wireless earbuds celebrated by fitness enthusiasts, audiophiles, and the everyday consumer.

Styling device: Dyson Airwrap 308c

The Dyson Airwrap has got to be one of the most talked-about hairstyling tools in the market, probably because it can give you quick, pro-blow-out at home and an efficient way to look stylish any way you want it, wherever you are.

Device feature: Apple’s iOS 16 Visual Look Up

Visual Look Up has just got a new trick on its sleeves this year, and we’re certainly lovin’ how useful the feature has been. With iOS 16, the feature lets you select a subject on a photo, cutting it out as if it was done in Photoshop or Canva.

You can copy, share, or save the image, and even make stickers out of it. The possibilities are endless!

App: Disney+

Disney changed the streaming game when it unveiled Disney+ across more countries, allowing access to hundreds of films and TV series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic, and more.

It certainly created a buzz, captivating the youth and young-at-hearts as they bonded among classics, modern adaptations, and unique shows.

Gaming accessory: JBL Quantum Stream

There’s a reason why JBL bagged an award for the Quantum Stream, a dual-condenser microphone with a reversible 360-degree stand.

With its proprietary technology that helps bridge crystal-clear communication among callers along with its features that make everything simple and easy, it’s undoubtedly an excellent pick for anyone looking for a microphone.

Form factor: Huawei Mate Xs 2

The Huawei Mate Xs 2, for what it’s worth, showcased how elegantly refined a foldable can be. Thanks to the marriage of engineering, technology, and design, Huawei was able to put up an innovative marvel that isn’t just pleasing to look at, but comfortable enough to use, too.

Home appliance: Dyson V15

For comparison: (L-R) The Dyson Omniglide, V11 Absolute Extra Pro (EU release), and the V15 Detect Absolute.

Dyson has been a champ when it comes to cordless vacuums. With the V15 Detect Absolute, Dyson delved into making the best cordless vacuums into something even better that got a lot of vacuum owners smitten.

It’s complete with technology, ergonomic design, and the right attachments that make cleaning easier.

TV: Samsung The Premiere

You never know if you want a high-end projector until you got one. Samsung’s The Premiere may come with an exorbitant price tag, but the technology it packs makes it one of the best ultra-short-throw projectors you can get in the market right now.

Imagine building your home theater dream. Yes, Samsung The Premiere can make it happen.

Smartwatch: Samsung Galaxy Watch5

The Galaxy Watch5 proves to be the best Android smartwatch yet. It has a better battery life that accompanies athletes, and even fitness enthusiasts, in their quest to improve their bodies and performance.

Add to that is a holistic set of health and fitness features that sync exceptionally within the Samsung ecosystem.

Wellness device: Arcwave Voy

Arcwave Voy offers men a unique technology and mechanism that elevates pleasure using a toy. With an adjustment system that works seamlessly to fit all kinds of penis, an ergonomic design to make it easy to grip and hold, and a compact design that allows it to be stored just anywhere, Arcwave Voy may be the toy to help take care of your sexual health and wellness wherever you go.

Vehicle: Ford Territory

The Ford Territory delivers the right power you’ll need for your short and long drives. It’s filled with creature comforts that keep all riders entertained throughout a trip.

It’s like a gift of adventure to anyone who’ll handle this vehicle as a daily driver.

Speaker: JBL PartyBox Encore Essential


The JBL PartyBox Encore Essential made every occasion memorable. With a 100-watt speaker, a compact design, and seamless connectivity — it’s not difficult not to love and make the device a part of every moment in your life. Through highs or lows, it’s a worthy companion.

Tablet: HONOR Pad 8

The HONOR Pad 8 is an affordable gateway for students and young professionals looking for a well-rounded tablet that caters to productivity and entertainment. It’s a supersized device packed with multimedia excellence, all at a price tag that won’t break the bank.

Smartphone case: Mujjo

Mujjo continued to top as our favorite smartphone case, thanks to its elegant cases that get refined each year. The Dutch label retains all the best things from its last line of cases while adding nifty improvements to adapt to the latest iPhone design.

It’s simply an accessory that looks and feels gorgeous and lasts enough to accompany your iPhone before your next upgrade.

Color: Bora Purple

2021 was all about the different shades of Green, and 2022 is all about all shades of Purple. With Samsung taking on the posh color as part of its signature shade across all its smartphones and other bespoke devices, we found ourselves falling in love with Bora Purple.

It’s adorable, and majestic, and offers the right amount of sophistication that you can be proud to wear.

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