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Fossil Q Gen 4: Price and availability in the Philippines

Doesn’t sacrifice fashion for function

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If you’re looking for a smartwatch to reward yourself this holiday season, look no further. The fourth generation of the Fossil Q line has finally made its way to the Philippines. The Fossil Q Venture HR and Fossil Q Explorist HR were first unveiled in August and showcased at IFA last September in Berlin, Germany.

As a fashion brand first and foremost, Fossil’s new smartwatches are proof that you don’t have to sacrifice fashion for function. Both models run Wear OS and are still powered by the older Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip.

The Fossil Q Venture HR has a 40mm watch face and is compatible with 18mm straps, while the Fossil Q Explorist HR has a bigger 45mm face and wider 22mm strap size.

Both models are now swim-proof and have NFC for transit and mobile payments. Charging time is also optimized; one hour gets you to 100 percent which should last a full day. There’s also real-time heart-rate tracking that can easily be accessed through one of the dials on the side of the watch.

These smartwatches make great standalone workout companions, as music can now be downloaded directly through third-party apps, and have GPS built in so you can track your steps, runs, hikes, or bike rides without bringing your phone along.

The Fossil Q Venture HR and Fossil Q Explorist HR start at PhP 13,950 (US$ 263) and are available at Fossil Stores across the country.

SEE ALSO: Fossil Q Hybrid: His and Hers

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Motorola has launched a designer inflatable chair

Comes with a free discount coupon for the razr

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Late last year, Motorola launched (or relaunched) the iconic Motorola razr flip phone. Despite the much-hyped launch, the foldable phone ultimately fell to weird design flaws soon after the launch. However, if you’re still on the fence about this particular phone, Motorola is tempting potential razr buyers with something new. Motorola has launched a designer inflatable chair.

In what essentially sounds like a buy-one-get-a-free-toaster deal, Motorola has partnered with inflatable designer brand Minnidip for an officially licensed inflatable chair. The Minnidip x razr Ch(air) — yes, that’s what it’s called — brings back a whirlwind of nostalgia for 90s kids. Available in Blush Gold, the opaque seat and backrest rests on a bed of transparent material, giving the illusion of floating. If you’re into the uber-nostalgic razr, you can get a chair that fits with your nostalgia.

What does this have to do with the Motorola razr? Two things. One, the chair has a holder made especially for the phone on the right armrest. Two, customers will get a US$ 200 coupon for the purchase of a Motorola razr after they buy the chair.

The Minnidip x razr Ch(air) retails for US$ 70 and ships starting September 21.

Now, you might think that the coupon is a big discount. However, the Motorola razr costs a whopping US$ 1,499.99. Even with the discount, you’re still shelling out big bucks for the foldable phone. If you’re still on the fence, Motorola is likely working on the razr 2, preparing for a launch very soon.

SEE ALSO: Moto razr vs Galaxy Z Flip: Battle of the Flip Smartphones

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The Samsung AirDresser reimaigines clothing care

A dresser for the new normal

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With no certainty of when the COVID-19 pandemic will end, we try to find ways to adapt to the new normal. New safety measures are put into place and everything must now be properly sanitized. That’s where the Samsung AirDresser comes in.

Usually after coming from the outside we’d make it a habit to change our clothes immediately and set it aside for washing. However, special garments like suits need to be treated differently. We try our best to limit our going out in this pandemic and having to go out just to get your suit dry cleaned every time you use it just doesn’t seem efficient nor ideal in this situation.

A dresser for the new normal

Samsung’s AirDresser makes it possible to clean and sanitize your favorite suit at the comforts and safety of your home. Its Jet Air and Air Hangers removes the dirt and dust while the JetSteam sanitizes the clothes and gets rid of bacteria, viruses and allergens.  It not only cleans your suit but also presses and smoothen outs the wrinkles with its Wrinkle Care.

Another great feature of is that it has a Deodorizing Filter that breaks down odor particles caused by sweat, smoke and food. This is perfect for people like me who get allergic reactions to smoke and scents that stick to clothing.

With its Self-Clean technology, you need not worry about daily cleaning and sanitizing of the insides of the AirDresser as it has its own built-in sanitizing feature that makes use of heat, air and steam. After 40 cycles it will notify the user when it needs to be cleaned.

This appliance is a perfect match for those individuals who want to look sharp and stay safe. It allows you to confidently power dress in your favorite outfit without having to worry about the bacteria, viruses and scents from your previous use.

Pricing and availability

The AirDresser is retailed at PhP 129,995 (US$ 2657). You can also enjoy up to 20% off when purchasing at the Samsung Digital Appliances during their Better At Home promo running until August 31, 2020.

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TikTok user shares DIY projects that anyone can do at home

Create your own DIY motion-activated dispenser

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These days, there is no shortage of content on TikTok. Users can discover all sorts of memes and mashups within the platform. They can even discover educational content by following the right people. One of those sharing educational content is Angelo Casimiro, a student who creates DIY projects on TikTok that anyone can easily make.

Angelo Casimiro is an electronics and communication engineering (ECE) student from De La Salle University whose feed on TikTok is full of easy-to-do DIY projects that anyone can make at home. These DIY projects range from doing a simple smartphone projector to making a real-life BB8 droid.

Most of these projects are easy to follow for anyone wanting to do DIY objects. Also, most in-depth tutorials of his projects are viewable on his YouTube channel.

One of Casimiro’s projects recently made rounds because of its practicality and usefulness. His motion-activated dispenser is the perfect DIY to encourage more people to sanitize their hands often. It is also made from recycled household materials, so it is environmentally-friendly and cost-efficient.

Here are other DIY projects by Angelo Casimiro.

Easy-to-do smartphone projector

@techbuildermontage

DIY Shoebox Smartphone Projector! #learnontiktok #diywithme #doityourself #fyp #foryoupage #artsandcrafts #foryou #hacks #lifehacks #fyphilippines #diycraft

♬ Savage – Megan Thee Stallion

Watching a movie in a whim? This DIY smartphone projector just takes minutes to build. You only need a shoebox, a tape, and a little creativity to make it happen.

DIY stove

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BUILD A STOVE OUT OF SODA CANS! Take your survival skills to the next level! #learnontiktok #diy #doityourself #fyp #foryoupage #foryou #survival #diywithme#ph

♬ Devil Eyes – Hippie Sabotage

Soda cans are everywhere, so this DIY should be a breeze to make. You’ll also need alcohol to make this work. Unsurprisingly, Angelo demoed this hack with a can of the popular alcoholic beverage, Red Horse.

Phone trigger for mobile gaming

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Easy DIY Phone Triggers! #gaming #mobile #pubg #ros #cod #HUAWEINova5TPH @huaweimobileph #learnontiktok #diy #doityourself #diywithme#fyp #foryou #foryoupage

♬ Lose Control – Meduza & Becky Hill & Goodboys

The struggle is real for battle royale gamers who need to respond quickly to take down enemies. Luckily, this DIY phone trigger is easy to follow.

#TikTokU

Truly, TikTok can be a powerful tool for spreading knowledge and information. There’s so much more content for users to explore on the platform. To view more educational content and creators, users can just follow the hashtag #TikTokU on the Android and iOS apps.

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