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GadgetMatch Finds: What’s in our cart for the 5.5 sale

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There’s definitely something to get excited about the start of May, and it’s the monthly sale from Lazada and Shopee. However, fussing about what things to buy can be a chore. So, it would be indeed helpful if there is a list of things (particularly gadgets — of course!) that one can find at bargain prices during the monthly 5.5 sale.

Without further ado, here’s our unique picks that we think you should be adding to cart this 5.5:

GADGETS

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Laptops

1. Teclast X6 Pro

If you’re looking for a budget Windows convertible that looks and plays the part of a Microsoft Surface, then the Teclast X6 Pro might be the GadgetMatch for you. Be mindful though, as this one has an outdated Intel processor. However, the outdated processor is redeemed by features such as high-res display, 256 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM, plus plenty of ports for whatever peripherals you want to connect.

Buy now: Lazada | Shopee

2. Machenike F117-V65

Machenike is one of those gaming brands that sound too good to be true. However, they have also been delivering the goods at prices that rival its competitors. Machenike’s F117-V, for example, features the not-too-shabby Intel Core i7-10750H processor coupled with a powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti. To round that out, it has a roomy 512 GB SSD storage, a metal shell, and even a backlit RGB keyboard.

Buy now: Lazada | Shopee

3. ThinkPad X1 Nano

There’s a lot to like about the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano. First, it comes in a lightweight package that even rivals the MacBook Air. Second, it delivers with its capable performance, 16:10 display, and a respectable battery life. Finally, it has the legendary ThinkPad branding — expect a good keyboard plus solid build all around.

Buy now: Lazada

Smartphones

1. Sony Xperia 5 II

Sony continues to churn out capable smartphones that stand out among the crowd. One of these smartphones is the Xperia 5 II, which is basically the smaller and cheaper version of its flagship 1 II. It inherited all the goods that made the 1 II a great performer and packaged them all in a much compact body. The result? You still get the signature Sony-branded camera setup and apps, along with that unique 21:9 display.

Buy now: Lazada | Shopee

2. Nokia 5.4

This Nokia midrange smartphone is down to a low price for a limited time, so make sure to get it now before it’s gone. It also a good deal, considering that the Nokia 5.4 comes with a capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor. Plus, it even has a respectable 128 GB of storage. The display is big too, which means that it is perfect for extended hours of streaming and light gaming.

Buy now: Lazada | Shopee

3. Infinix Hot 10

Infinix has been making a splash for more-than-capable smartphones offered at mouthwatering prices. The Hot 10 is a good example of this. It comes with a capable MediaTek Helio G70 processor, 128 GB of storage coupled with 4 GB of RAM, and triple cameras for snapping photos in between gaming session and browsing.

Buy now:  Lazada | Shopee


ACCESSORIES & PERIPHERALS

1. 18cm Moon Lamp

Can’t go outside to see the moon? Make it your lamp instead with this nice little fixture that’ll play the part of your lovely night light.

Buy now: Lazada | Shopee

2. Tylex X-E02 Extension

Extension cords can be a pain. Just ask anyone who is plugging an EU-made charger into a US plug. Thankfully, this universal extension cord exist. With a length of up to two meters, it should be long enough for most users especially those who love charging multiple devices at once. It even has dedicated USB-A ports which is perfect for those who like to do away with power adapters.

Buy now: Lazada | Shopee

3. Zomei Q11 Tripod

Taking your content creating to the next level? A tripod is a must! This is a tough one too as it’s made with aluminum but doesn’t come with the usually steep prices of tripods of this caliber.

Buy now: Lazada | Shopee


LIFESTYLE ESSENTIALS

1. YORK Fitness Dumbbell

Wanting to get that summer body look? This dumbbell set can help you achieve that goal. It comes in various plates for a total of 20 kilograms, which is more than enough for a beginner. However, this dumbbell set is also for the seasoned weightlifters who wanted to their own gym in the comforts of their own home. As a bonus, this comes with a longbar so you can perform exercises such as deadlifts and bench presses.

Buy now on Lazada | Shopee

2. Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale

For those who wanted to get a broad picture of their health, the Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale is more than enough to get you started on tracking the important metrics. This one touts tracking 13 different health metrics such as weight, BMI, muscle mass, and more. Powering the scale is four sets of AAA batteries for easy operation. It also connects via Bluetooth, and you will need the companion Mi Health which is readily available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Buy now on Lazada | Shopee

3. Eiderfinch Yoga Mat

Into yoga? The Eiderfinch Yoga Mat is a good option to those looking for a yoga mat. It is extra thick, lightweight, and portable — excellent for lugging this one around the house. This mat, like all others, has a double-sided non-slip surface so you can do all your asanas without a hitch.

Buy now on Lazada | Shopee


GEEK CULTURE

1. Attack on Titan Costume Green Cloak

If you want to scream out loud that you’re a weeb that’s crazy about Attack on Titan, this is the way to go. Flaunt this whenever even if there’s no costume party or whatever. Be proud! Just don’t go screaming Sasageyo! randomly.

Buy now: Lazada | Shopee

2. Attack on Titan Necklace Pendants

For something more low-key and can match pretty much whatever you wear, you can go with these pendants. You can go with one that has the Survey Corps’ emblem or something even deeper with the key to Eren’s basement.

Buy now: Lazada (1), Lazada (2) | Shopee

3. Attack on Titan LED Night Light

This one’s something for your room. Why not let Captain Levi be your light in the dark (or whoever your favorite character is). It’s a nice fixture that you’ll surely love.

Buy now: Lazada | Shopee

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Power Mac Center celebrates 2M Facebook followers with promotions

Five percent off, plus free shipping this weekend

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After reaching two million followers on their Facebook page, Power Mac Center is celebrating the milestone by offering discounts and free shipping.

Since joining the social media platform back in 2009, the page has been an avenue for the Apple community to virtually gather and celebrate memories, such as:

  • Apple’s 20th anniversary
  • Launch of 1 Infinite Access loyalty program
  • Opening of Power Mac Center Web Store in 2019
  • “Journey to iPhone 13” livestream

Discounts, free shipping

As a treat to all customers, all devices and accessories can be purchased at 5 percent off from May 27 to 29, 2022 in over 80 PMC stores nationwide.

That means followers may take home the latest iPhone 13 (256GB) for only PhP 56,990.50 from PhP 59,990.

They can also get as much as PhP 10,000 off the 16-inch MacBook Pro Apple (M1 max chip 1TB Space Gray).

The promotion is valid for cash and straight transactions, including credit and debit cards, bank transfers, checks, PMC gift certificates, and various e-wallets.

For online shoppers, PMC is also offering free shipping nationwide from May 27 to 29, 2022 for a minimum purchase of PhP 2,500.

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Don’t miss out: Smart launches GigaLife Surprises

With rewards like a Fitbit Watch or Instax Mini

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Smart Communications has rolled out GigaLife Surprises, an exciting lineup of perks, promos, and privileges exclusively available on the GigaLife App.

The lineup includes Giga Missions, Giga PayDay, and the ongoing Giga Days, giving Smart subscribers the chance to get unique promos and enjoy rewards.

And by tapping “Don’t Miss Out” on the app, customers also get customized and value-packed offers which get refreshed every week. 

Earn points, enjoy perks

Giga Missions gives subscribers a chance to earn points and rewards by completing tasks and challenges in the app.

Registering for a mobile data package like GIGA STORIES 99, for instance, earns users 4.95 points.

These points may be used to redeem similar data promos such as GIGA VIDEO 99 or GIGA POWER+ 99 for free.

Smart even has rewards like a Fitbit Watch (11,832 points) and Instax Mini (4,569 points).

Discounted promos, redemptions

Moreover, the app’s Giga PayDay entitles subscribers to discounts on regular promo packages every 27th and 28th of the month.

All these add to the ongoing GigaDays, which offer as much as 20 percent discounts on GigaPoints redemptions every 19th to 22nd of the month.

For example, the GIGA VIDEO 99 redemption which usually costs 99 points may be claimed for just 79 points during the four-day period.

The GigaLife App is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei AppGallery Store now.

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MSI end of summer sale: Up to 10K off

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MSI is making the rest of the summer count before rainy season arrives with a season-ending Explore Summer Fun sale from May 13 to June 19, 2022.

Selected laptops from MSI’s business and productivity and gaming lines will go on sale for up to PhP 10,000 off, including the following:

  • Alpha 15
  • Katana GF66
  • GF63 Thin
  • Modern 14
  • Modern 15

Promo redemptions are available at MSI Concept Stores, authorized resellers, and official online stores on Shopee and Lazada.

For the full list of laptop models on sale and their corresponding discounted prices, check the tables below.

Alpha and Katana

Model Specs Discounted Price
Alpha 15 B5EEK-043PH/091PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Ryzen 7 5800H
  • Radeon RX 6600M
PhP 79,995 (from 89,995)
Katana GF66 11UD-826PH/883PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050 Ti
PhP 66,995 (from 74,995)
Katana GF66 11UC-827PH/884PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 62,500 (from 69,995)

 

GF Thin

Model Specs Discounted Price
GF63 Thin 11UD-016PH/022PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050 Ti
PhP 63,995 (from 70,345)
GF63 Thin 11UC-029PH/018PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 58,995 (from 65,095)
GF63 Thin 11UC-030PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 11400H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 53,995 (from 58,795)
GF63 Thin 10UC-822PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 10500H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 48,995 (from 54,595)
GF63 Thin 11SC-237PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 11400H
  • GTX 1650
PhP 47,995 (from 52,495)
GF63 Thin 10SC-809PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 10500H
  • GTX 1650
PhP 45,995 (from 50,395)
GF63 Thin 11SC-031PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 11400H
  • GTX 1650
PhP 45,995 (from 50,395)

 

Prestige and Modern 

Model Specs Discounted Price
Prestige 14 A11SC-096PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Core i5 1155G7
  • GTX 1650
PhP 49,995 (from 57,745)
Modern 15 A11M-810PH/A11MU-865PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Core i5 1155G7
  • Intel UHD Graphics
PhP 39,995 (from 43,045)
Modern 14 B11m-652PH/B11MOU-896PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 1155G7
  • Intel UHD Graphics
PhP 38,995 (from 41,995)
Modern 14B11MOU-1004PH
  • 8GB + 256GB
  • Core i3 1115G4
  • Intel UHD Graphics
PhP 29,995 (from 34,645)

 

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