Canon unveils multi-purpose printers for home, office, and creative use

Here come the PIXMA refillable ink tank printers!



Canon Philippines has just unveiled its new lineup of printers and it’s looking to serve different users.

For home offices and small businesses

Canon introduces the MAXIFY GX7070 and MAXIFY GX6070 refillable ink tank printers, making high-volume color printing affordable for small enterprises. It delivers approximately 6,000 grayscale pages and 14,000 pages in color with just a full set of ink. Output can be pushed to 9,000 and 21,000 of grayscale and color, respectively, depending on the setting.

Moreover, the ink tank printers use pigment inks which results in water-resistant document prints on plain paper and a laser print-like quality. And it comes with features focused on productivity and efficiency such as its automatic document feeder, a front-USB port, and a modular, user-replaceable cartridge.

Additionally, the MAXIFY GX7070 can handle up to 600 sheets of paper capacity, while the MAXIFY GX6070 loads up to 350 sheets of paper.

On another note, both printers are capable of wireless connectivity and cloud printing, and let users operate the printers using the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY mobile app.

The MAXIFY GX7070 retails for PhP 38,995 while the MAXIFY GX6070 retails for PhP 31,995. Both printers will be available starting September 2021.

Push for creative works

Canon has also announced the PIXMA G570 and PIXMA G670 — 6-color refillable ink tank printers that focus on photo longevity and low-cost printing, especially for creative works. It prints at ultra-low-cost while delivering very high yields: approximately 3,800 sheets of 4×6-inch prints.

Its conventional 4-ink systems supercharge photographs, ensure consistent monochromatic accuracy, and enhance subject focus. Photos printed using the G series can resist fading for up to 200 years under storage conditions.

It also has a free Canon PosterArtist Lite software for easy creation of flyers and posters albeit limited to Windows operating systems. On the flip side, these printers are compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon for voice-activated printing.

The only difference between the G670 and the G570 is that the former has scan and copy functions compared to the latter, which only offers to print.

Nonetheless, the G series comes with a no-squeeze spillage-free ink bottle design and a unique power-saving feature for the environmentally conscious. And like other Canon printers, it can handle wireless printing whether it’s through Wi-Fi, cloud, or even the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY mobile app.

The PIXMA G670 retails for PhP 16,095 while the Pixma G570 retails for PhP 12,795. Both printers will be available starting September 2021.

Professional photo printing

For high-quality printing, Canon brings out the imagePROGRAF PRO-300 and PIXMA PRO-200 for professional photographers and graphic artists.

The new imagePROGRAF PRO-300 is designed to process large volumes of image data and print at high speeds, thanks to its Canon L-COA PRO processor.

It’s paired with a new LUCIA PRO 10-ink system that expands its color gamut on various glossy and matte media. And with dedicated nozzles for Matte Black and Photo Black, the machine switches easily across multiple print jobs.

On the other hand, the PIXMA PRO-200 uses an 8-ink configuration designed for expanded color reproduction. It also has an improved black density compared to its previous generations.

Both printers support a wide variety of media types and sizes, as well as the Canon Premium Fine Art Rough media made for exhibition-ready prints. The printers feature a 3-inch color LCD screen as well, making it easy to navigate, manage settings, replace ink cartridges, and monitor ink levels.

Lastly, the printers are bundled with Canon Professional Print & Layout (PPL) software that ensures seamless integration with professional prints, particularly with Canon EOS system cameras.

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 retails for PhP 41,995 while the PIXMA PRO-200 retails for PhP 29,995. Both printers will be available starting September 2021.


Xiaomi brings the Mi TV P1 to the Philippines

4K UHD Android TV for your viewing pleasure



Mi TV P1

Xiaomi truly has it all for you. Not only do they have a wide range of smartphones and devices, they also want to take over your living room with the Mi TV P1.

The Mi TV P1 is a 4K Android TV. It has all the bells and whistles that we’ve come to expect from 4K TVs. Other than being 4K UHD, the display has a 60Hz refresh rate with a 178°(H)/178°(V) viewing angle. It also supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+.

On their website, it comes in four sizes — 32″, 43″, 50″ and 55″ making it a pretty accessible TV set for any household.

You can’t have a good display with subpar sound. For audio, the Mi TV P1 has a speaker sound output of 10 W + 10 W with support for Dolby Audio and DTS-HD. Looks good on paper but we’ve yet to experience how it actually sounds.

For connectivity, it has the following: Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 2.4GHz/5GHz, three (3) HDMI ports — one of which is eARC for a soundbar connection, two (2) USB ports, Composite In (AV), Ethernet Port, CI Slot, Optical Digital Audio Out, and 3.5mm headphone jack.

Powering the device is a MediaTek 9611 chip with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage for all the TV apps.

The specs are a little different for the 32″ version. It has less ports and a lower resolution but still a good TV nevertheless.

As mentioned earlier, it has the Android TV interface that should be fairly easy to navigate. This means it’s also compatible with Google Assistant and it’ll be receptive to voice commands. It also has a 360 bluetooth remote so you don’t necessarily have to point it to the TV for it to work. There are also dedicated buttons for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Price and availability

The Mi TV P1 will be available starting September 30, 2021. Pricing are as follows:

  • 55″ — PhP 24,990
  • 50″ — PhP 22,990
  • 43″ — PhP 18,990
  • 32″ — PhP 10,990

The Mi TV P1 Series can also be availed on a special early bird price with freebies from September 30 until October 1. Those who will purchase the 32” and 43” variants will get a free Redmi soundbar or PhP 8,990 and PhP 16,990 respectively.

A Mi Soundbar for the 50” and 55” variants will serve as freebies with price cuts at PhP 20,990 and PhP 22,990, respectively.

These offers will be available exclusively on Xiaomi Authorized Stores and in Xiaomi official stores on Shopee and Lazada.

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Xiaomi Pad 5 now in the Philippines

New tablet to consider



Xiaomi Pad 5

Unfazed by the recent release of the new base iPad and iPad mini, Xiaomi is bringing over a tablet challenger to the Philippines — the Xiaomi Pad 5.

Meant for work, school, and then play, the Xiaomi Pad 5 is an all around tablet. You’re getting an 11-inch WQHD+ 120Hz display so you’ll definitely enjoy tapping on this slate. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 processor for all your work and play needs.

Taking work even further, you can pair it with the Xiaomi Smart Pen. Its 4096 pressure sensitivity and 240Hz touch sampling rate hopes to emulate a natural writing experience.

Here’s a rundown of the specs:

  • Display — 11″ WQHD+ 120Hz
  • Processor — Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640 GPU
  • Audio — Quad speakers, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio
  • Configurations — 6GB+128GB, 6GB+256GB
  • Battery and Charging — 8720mAh, 22.5W wired charging
  • Included accessory — Xiaomi Smart Pen1
  • Colors — Cosmic Gray, Pearl White

Pricing and availability

The Xiaomi Pad 5 will be available on Xiaomi Authorized Stores starting October 1. Pricing are as follows:

  • 6GB+128GB — PhP 14,990
  • 6GB+256GB — PhP 19,990

A limited early bird price of PhP 14,990 and a free Xiaomi Smart Pen for the 6GB+128GB variant will be offered exclusively on Xiaomi Official Global Store via Lazada on September 24 only.


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realme GT Master Edition: Price and availability in the Philippines

realme is calling this a ‘disruptor’



realme GT Master Edition

realme is bringing a premium concave vegan leather touch to the midrange segment with the realme GT Master Edition.

We’re sure you’re curious about the specs so here they are:

  • Display — 6.43″ AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor — Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  • RAM — 8GB + up to 5GB DRE (Dynamic RAM Extension)
  • Storage — 128GB and 256GB
  • Battery — 4,300mAh, Dual-cell design, 65W SuperDart charging
  • Rear Cameras — 64MP f/1.8 main camera, 8MP f/2.3 119° ultra-wide lens, 2MP f/2.4 macro lens
  • Selfie Camera — 32MP
  • OS — Android 11, realme UI 2.0
  • Color Options — Voyager Grey, Daybreak Blue

realme gave significant attention to the back design having Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa lead the effort. His signature is also present at the back of the phone. Talking about the design, it’s inspired by the look of a suitcase to induce thoughts of travel. We’ve gone in detail how we feel about this approach in the Unboxing and First Impressions article so check that out.

In fact, that should cover most of what you need to know. That includes our quick thoughts on the device. But TLDR: Feels great, a little thin, realme UI has bloatware, but device is pretty good overall. Watch out for the review.

So here’s what you came here for. Pricing and availability of the realme GT Master Edition:

Lazada Exclusive 

  • 8+128GB — PhP 18,990
    • September 24 (Whole day flash sale) — PhP 17,490 (PhP 1,500 discount)
  • 8+256 GB — PhP 21,990
    • September 24 (Whole day flash sale) — PhP 19,990 (PhP 2,000 discount)

Offline Pre-Order details:

  • September 24 – October 1 (with free realme Smart Scale)
    • 8+256GB — PhP 21,990
    • Claiming: October 2 & October 3
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