Let’s face it: There’s nothing more frightening than your phone dying on you in the middle of the day. And while smartphones continue to get better, battery life hasn’t seen a significant boost in like, forever.
Until that happens, power banks are must-haves. These portable smartphone battery packs come in all shapes and sizes, some are built into cases, and I even have one built into my wallet.
Unfortunately, none of these solutions are very elegant. If you’re like me, you probably walk around clutching both a phone and power pack with a cable dangling out.
As awkward as this looks, I prefer this to battery cases as I’m not a fan of the extra bulk that usually comes with it. Don’t even get me started about how ugly the iPhone battery case looks.
That’s why I was pretty excited when I came across the BondE SNAP Charge battery system at the Global Source Consumer Electronics Show in Hong Kong last week.
The case is reminiscent of Apple’s own silicon cases in both look and feel — except for the BondE logo at the back, which is how these modular, wireless power packs magnetically latch on.
No wires, no mess. The SNAP Charge has 2000mAh of power, good enough for almost a full charge. The company promises you can get to 60 percent in 30 minutes.
The awesome part is that they’re stackable.
And if you and your friend both have power packs. You can charge one SNAP Charge using the other just by snapping them together.
One quick swipe on the power pack changes the direction of the charge. So you can choose which power pack is master and which is slave.
And it snaps on to a wireless charging pad that can top up your phone and the power pack at the same time.
The BondE SNAP charging system launched in China this week and retails for about US$ 89.
It comes in five colors: red, pink, yellow, teal, and blue and is available for the iPhone 6, 6s, 7, and 8 (and their respective Plus models). There are supposedly models for the Galaxy S and Note line, as well.
Orders can be placed online via www.bonde.shop.
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OPPO Enco W31 now official
With ‘Environment Noise Cancellation’
OPPO just announced the pricing and availability of one more TWS headphones option — the OPPO Enco W31.
It has dual microphones that enables the Environment Noise Cancellation feature. OPPO says it shuts out the noise enough so you can focus on whatever you need to focus on, free from any noise distractions.
For sound quality, it has a bass and balance mode for what they say is “high-definition sound quality and rhythmic bass for lifelike audio.” It has tap and touch controls and supports a voice assistant.
It promises up to 15 hours of music playback and up to 12 hours of call time with the charging case. Fully charging the earphones will take only 2.5 hours. It also has an IP54 rating for dust and water resistance.
The OPPO Enco W31 retails for PhP 2990 (US$ 61) and is available for purchase on all open OPPO concept and online stores, official dealers, as well as Shopee and Lazada.
Best iPhone Cases
Say goodbye to your yellow clear case
We know a lot of you have been using the newest iPhone 11 series lately. And with the introduction of Apple’s latest-gen iPhone SE, now’s the perfect time to tackle more about our best iPhone cases picks.
From clear to full leather cases, and even the bulky — touch armor ones, we picked the best of the rest for you to try out. Check out more by watching our video here.
LG launches three new XBoom Go speakers in Singapore
XBoom Go PL7, PL5, and PL2 have well-balanced sounds and compact designs
There’s one accessory that we need more than ever as we work from home. That’s a bluetooth speaker — it’s portable, convenient, and allows listening to tunes anytime, anywhere. Buyers on the lookout for a great Bluetooth speaker should look no further than LG’s XBoom speaker lineup. After all, LG is launching three new XBoom speakers in Singapore.
These three new speakers are the XBoom Go PL7, PL5, and PL2. All these speakers stand out from the competition through its well-balanced sound, enhanced usability and features, and compact design. LG partnered with MERIDIAN to ensure that its speakers produce high-quality sound with deep bass, clear treble, and rich vocals.
As for the XBoom Go PL7, LG equipped the speaker with dual tweeters. Like the rest of the lineup, it also comes with dual passive radiators and dual-action bass feature, as well as a sound boost to deliver consistent, crystal-clear, and bass-thumping sound across all frequencies.
LG also equipped some smarts across all speakers. All XBoom Go speakers support hands-free voice commands and multi-phone pairing. Listeners can take advantage of the built-in Wireless Party Link function to link two XBoom Go PL7 together.
Multi-color lighting is also available for both the XBoom Go PL7 and PL5. This lighting feature employs a sophisticated three-step process to detect the song’s beat and match it with corresponding colors.
On top of all the features, all XBoom Go speakers are IPX5-rated. Thus, listeners can use them for pool parties since the speakers are guaranteed to survive from sprays and splashes.
Interested buyers can buy the XBoom Go PL7, PL5, and PL2 on all authorized retailers (Best Denki, Challenger, COURTS, Harvey Norman, NTUC, and Popular) across Singapore. For more information, visit LG Singapore’s website.
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