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Dyson Supersonic review: Bladeless hair dryer

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When there’s talk of tech innovation, we don’t usually think of hair dryers. Dyson might just change that.

The Dyson Supersonic is today’s top-of-the-line luxury blow dryer. I say that because it costs more than any normal hair dryer would — much more. Just what would justify a steep price tag?

The Supersonic is a sleek-looking device

Girl using Dyson Supersonic

And, though “sleek” is not usually a word associated with hair dryers, the Supersonic manages to pull it off. It’s smaller and lighter than its counterparts and the pretty pink detail is a touch that brings joy to this pink-lover’s heart.

Dyson Supersonic

It comes with a non-slip mat and three attachments for your different styling needs: the smoothing nozzle, for same-time smoothing and drying; styling concentrator, for precise styling; and diffuser, for wonderful frizz-free curls.

The attachments are magnetic

They stick on the hair dryer so easily, and it’s pretty stable, too! They stay on throughout my blow drying process and have never accidentally fallen off during use — a usual concern with things attached magnetically.

It’s bladeless!

That means there’s nothing your hair will accidentally get caught in — a struggle all of us with long hair know and understand all too well.

Redesigned for balance

Dyson Supersonic motor in the handle

The motor, usually found on the top part of hair dryers, is moved to the bottom of the handle. This may not seem like a big thing, but it makes a world of difference when you actually use the dryer.

Because of this change, the Supersonic doesn’t feel as heavy. Unlike hair dryers of old that can be such a great pain to use because of weight and size, the Dyson is easier to handle and hair drying becomes less of a chore.

There are high-tech settings

Dyson Supersonic buttons

There are three speed settings and four precise temperature settings on the Supersonic; air temperature is also measured 20 times each second to make sure this is maintained. True to its word, I never felt this dryer get too hot during use.

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All the above changes, when put together, result in a huge improvement to the unchanging design of the old hair dryer. With the Supersonic, the overall experience definitely becomes a better one — which is something that’s long overdue.

Using the Dyson Supersonic

If you had the money to buy the Supersonic, why not! This wonderful innovation, a product of years of research and development, doesn’t come cheap: PhP 21,500 in the Philippines or US$ 400 in the US. Definitely not an amount most people are willing to shell out for vanity.

But, make no mistake: To the right person — actresses, hairstylists, Rapunzel — it can be a very good investment. And that particular person will totally have rocking hair.

 

SEE ALSO: Fitbit Alta HR review

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CherryRoam offers affordable high-speed internet anywhere in the world

Cherry Mobile branches out to a new territory

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After venturing into prepaid telecommunication services with Cherry Prepaid, the makers of Cherry Mobile are now expanding their reach globally through a travel Wi-Fi roaming device — the CherryRoam. The roaming pocket Wi-Fi service will battle rivals with affordable rates and a more user-friendly device.

The CherryRoam device sports a 4-inch touchscreen display for ease of use and intuitive operation. It’s bigger than most pocket Wi-Fi available since it has a whopping 5350mAh battery inside. The large battery capacity will be able to last 15 hours of usage or charge other mobile devices thanks to the nifty power bank feature.

It’s powered by a Qualcomm 4G LTE chipset and GlocalMe’s CloudSIM technology which allows CherryRoam to automatically connect to the best network coverage anywhere in the world. The service is available in over 100 countries and you can share your connection with up to five devices.

CherryRoam’s flexible global per gigabyte rates and long validity packages offer cheaper data roaming costs. Packages start at PhP 250 which already includes 1GB of high-speed data that’s valid for three days in popular travel destinations. There are also unlimited day pass services which offer high-speed and unlimited browsing data.

The CherryRoam is available in the Philippines for PhP 6,990. If you don’t travel that much, you can also rent the device and have it delivered straight to your preferred local address. Visit their website for more information and to avail of the rental services.

SEE ALSO: Moshi Arcus: The perfect travel bag for creatives

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Mighty Purse takes away your on-the-go charging worries

Bring a power bank with you wherever you go

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Let’s face it, 99 percent of the time we don’t leave the house without bringing our phone with us. On top of that, more and more gizmos we take with us need charging — a power bank is becoming an essential thing to have. But if you prefer bringing smaller purses, then this might be a problem… or is it?

Mighty Purse is a line of leather purses that have portable chargers built in! They have many different styles in different sizes, but each one gives you the capability to plug whatever you need to charge right in your purse. Their designs are classic, and they also have options made with “vegan leather,” which widens the audience for the product.

The built-in battery packs are slim and take up barely any space, and with a 4000mAh capacity, it should be enough for an emergency top up on the go. That’s a pretty nice alternative to other power banks that might be high capacity, but take up a lot of space and add unnecessary weight to your bag.

These bags are pretty and practical, and with the variety they have, these could easily be used by anyone for anything. Check out the selection here.

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Bellabeat LEAF helps women reach their full potential

It’s smarter than you might think it is

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Fitness trackers and wearables are usually designed without the sex of the user in mind. Bands and straps might be, but the actual tracker itself and the apps that come along with them don’t tend to be. This is one thing that makes Bellabeat stand out — it was designed with the goal to help women reach their full potential.

Bellabeat is probably one of the most elegant wearables out there. Their flagship product is the LEAF, which is a pendant that can be put on as a bracelet or necklace, or can be clipped straight on your clothes. It tracks your activity, sleep, mindfulness, and even your cycle.

It comes with an accompanying app that helps you track your records, and learn what your habits are and what can be touched on. You can also make it so that you can get reminders to help you further reach your goals and stay consistent.

The LEAF has “highly sensitive movement sensors” that make sure you get the most accurate data possible, and their secure data backup ensures that the data doesn’t get lost. All you have to do is wear it and you can forget it — whether you’re sleeping, being active, or meditating, the LEAF works 24/7 and with a battery that lasts up to six months, you don’t even have to worry about charging!

You can pick up the Bellabeat LEAF starting at US$ 139 here.

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