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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!

Dyson Supersonic bladeless hair dryer

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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Insta360 Nano S hands-on: What’s new?

An improved 360 camera!

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Last year, I first tried out the plug-and-play Insta360 Nano and I was introduced to the world of 360 videos. Boy, did I have fun with it. From 360-degree Facebook Live shows to cute tiny planet videos, there were a lot of media possibilities. And, it didn’t stop there. Later on in the year, the Insta360 ONE was released and it was a 360 camera game-changer with 4K video capabilities and standalone recording functions.

This year’s release is the Insta360 Nano S: An updated version of that first camera with the best qualities of the second.

It looks and feels like the Insta360 Nano. It’s almost identical and it still connects via Lightning port to your iPhone. But, it can do a lot more.

Unlike the Insta360 Nano, this camera can work without being plugged to a phone since it has a microSD slot.

This thing has two 20-megapixel fisheye cameras that are capable of shooting 4K 360-degree videos or 20-megapixel photos.

Basically, it can take cool shots like this:

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It’s the multiple export modes, though, that makes the Nano S more fun. You can save photos and videos using the different MultiView modes to get different perspectives. I’m not just talking about 360 videos, either. This option below gives you both front and back views simultaneously.

This one gives you three different perspectives all at the same time because why not!

The tiny earth effect, a classic Insta360 favorite, is still available as one of the export modes.

Think of all the great things you can capture!

Of course, this camera comes with FreeCapture capabilities first introduced to us on the Insta360 ONE. This just means that you can edit the 360-degree video you’ve already shot and export it as a normal video. The best part? You can choose what specific POV you’d want on that 2D video as the Insta360 app allows you to pick out scenes and edit to your liking. There’s also real-time stabilization for smoother video, which is always a great thing.

The Nano S combines the best that Insta360 has to offer. If you’re interested in getting yourself a 360 camera, this might be worth looking into.

Tough luck if you aren’t an iPhone user, however. Although the company has announced that an Android version may be coming, there isn’t any concrete news on this yet. The Insta360 Nano S retails for US$ 239.

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OnePlus Bullets Wireless earphones fix common wireless earphones issues

Magnetic and wonderful!

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OnePlus’ launch event in London may have been mostly about its latest flagship smartphone, but the company’s new wireless earphones are making a splash, as well.

The Bullets Wireless are out to solve the issues commonly found in most wireless earphones, in hopes that consumers will finally consider going fully cordless.

Besides the usual features one would boast about audio products — including high-quality sounds and an excellent fit — the Bullets Wireless have a cool function you’ll love: a magnetic touch for turning it on and off.

When joined together, the buds are turned off; split them apart, and they’re ready for pairing and your music. Super convenient, and makes me want a pair even more!

Speaking of convenience, there’s fast charging, too. With only 10 minutes of charging, you can supposedly get five hours’ worth of usage time. And this works through USB-C, so it’ll work with your current smartphone charger — most likely.

The best part: It won’t cost an arm and leg. Beginning June 5, you can purchase the Bullets Wireless for GBP 69 in the UK, EUR 69 in other parts of Europe, and US$ 69 in the US.

OnePlus claims that they’ve been working on prototypes for years, but were never really satisfied until now. We’re certainly optimistic about its place in the audio space.

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Ciel by Cyrill Samsung Galaxy S9 cases: Cute and colorful

Looking for a sleek Galaxy S9 case?

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Almost halfway through 2018, the Samsung Galaxy S9 still remains to be, in my book, one of the better-looking phones for this year. As sleek as it looks though, it’s still pretty slippery and that Infinity Display is something people with buttery fingers, like me, should be careful with.

The solution? Find yourself cases to protect your pretty phone! Sure, it’s a shame to cover up all that beauty, but if your cases are good-looking, too, then problem solved.

These cases from the Ciel by Cyrill line sent to us by Spigen were perfect for the job.

First up, this Collette Silver Glitter case for the S9 and S9+. Aside from being sparkly and cute, this dual-layered jelly case is really protective. The material looks thick and sturdy, and very good in my hands. 😉

The Claire Baby Pink case comes in a very pretty hue. The two-tone case has matching accents.

The three-piece set will fit your S9 snugly. The pink plastic layer adds protection to your device and gives it a stylish touch.


If this rosy color is not your thing, the Claire case also comes in a pretty powder blue. There are also other designs available — different glitter colors, marble, floral, plaid, etc — from the same line.

I’m definitely happy that this year, the S9 came in a beautiful lavender, aside from the normal black and blue handsets. But, the thing is, you’re not really limited to those colors if you have a great case.

You can buy these cases here.

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