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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 Be mindful though, as this one has an outdated Intel processor. However, the outdated processor is redeemed by features such as high-res display, 256 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM, plus plenty of ports for whatever peripherals you want to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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Huawei launches service carnival until May 23

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Huawei Mate 40 Pro

As a treat to customers, Huawei is launching its own service carnival until May 23. Through the service carnival, customers can get special deals and offers on device warranties and repairs.

Huawei smartphone owners can claim a free 90-day warranty extension, granted that they own these models:

  • Mate series — Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro, Mate 40 Pro
  • P series — P40, P40 Pro, P40 Pro+
  • Nova series — nova 7i, nova 7 SE
  • Y — Y6P (2020)

Device owners should really try and sign up with Huawei’s own cloud solution, Huawei Cloud. For a limited time, new users will get a free 50 GB of storage for three months.

This promo won’t be about a service carnival without any perks on repairs. Customers can get a coupon for free labor repair through Huawei’s support app. Take note though that the coupon applies only to repairs for select models.

Customers can also sign up for free system upgrade and cleaning service of their Huawei smartphones or tablets. Finally, those with select devices can even enjoy lower repair fees.

Participating on the service carnival is easy. Customers simply have to access the updated version of the support app on their Huawei mobile device or tablet, and from there, tap the service carnival campaign banner to get started.

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Huawei has freebies and discounts for mothers this May

Discounts of up to SG$ 200 are up for grabs!

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To celebrate the upcoming Mother’s Day, Huawei is offering discounts and freebies for select devices. Everyone can enjoy savings of up to SG$ 200 and premium items only from May 1 until the 31st.

Here’s a summary of the devices, their corresponding discounts, and freebies:

Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Mothers who love to photograph every moment of their lives would find a reliable ally with the Huawei Mate 40 Pro. They can snag the company’s latest flagship with a limited-time price of SG$ 1,398 down from its usual SG$ 1,598 price. To sweeten the deal, every purchase come with a free ring light case and a Huawei mini-speaker.

Huawei MateBook D14

The Huawei MateBook D14 is a reliable workhorse fit for the new normal. Thankfully, hardworking mothers can snag one at SG$ 998 — less SG$ 100 than its usual price. As a bonus, it comes with a mouse and laptop backpack for free.

Huawei MatePad

With a premium features to boot, the MatePad is the perfect companion device for mothers who balance work and play. Paired with the Huawei M-Pencil, the premium tablet becomes a virtual sketchpad where the only limit is the imagination. For a time, one can buy it at SG$ 498, down from its usual SG$ 398 price.

Huawei FreeBuds 4i

Listen to audio uninterrupted with the Huawei FreeBuds 4i, which comes in stylish colors that mothers will love. It also comes with three different set of ear tips so they can pick the right fit for a much immersive and comfortable listening experience. Here’s the deal: it only comes at SG$ 98 for a limited time, which is SG$ 20 off the usual price.

Huawei Band 6

Huawei Band 6 is an upgrade over its predecessor, featuring a much bigger screen. It still retains its excellent health and fitness tracking capabilities, making it the perfect gift for mother everywhere. As a bonus, it now even tracks stress — undoubtedly, one of the results of these uncertain times. One can avail the Huawei Band 6 at a promo price of SG$ 68 just by presenting an e-receipt from NTUC FairPrice Online to any Huawei stores, authorized dealers, and online shops — no minimum spend required.

Perks from Huawei online services

These discounts and freebies aren’t the only thing that makes Huawei devices a compelling buy. Buyers can also enjoy various perks on these different Huawei services:

  • New users get the first month for free on Huawei Video.
  • Exclusive themes, featured themes, and watch faces are 30% off on Huawei Themes.
  • Complimentary book credits are up for grabs so users can grab bestsellers from Huawei Books.
  • The first three months are free upon subscribing to 50 GB monthly auto-renew plan of Huawei Cloud.
  • Mother’s Day curated playlist along with millions of tunes can be played on Huawei Music.

To avail of these discounts and freebies, simply visit any Huawei stores nationwide, select consumer stores, and online shops on Lazada and Shopee.

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Huawei devices up to 50% off on Shopee’s 5.5 sale!

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You know the drill, right? It’s that time of the month again when we’re peppered with sales and discounts so we can put a band-aid on our pandemic worries via retail therapy. Huawei, in particular, is offering some of its devices up to 50% off on Shopee TODAY.

Huawei is also giving free vouchers worth PhP 100 off no minimum requirement, PhP 500 off minimum 3000 purchase, and PhP 1000 off minimum PhP 5000 purchase.

Here’s the entire list of products with the discounted prices. Click on the price to buy straight from Shopee!

GadgetMatch recommends:

Freebuds Pro — PhP 6,699
GT2 Pro — PhP 10,699
Watch Fit — PhP 4,999
Freebuds 4i — PhP 3,590
Band 6 — PhP 2,590
Opple Lamp — PhP 1,699

Everything else:

Band 4e Active — PhP 699
Scale — PhP 1,399
Freebuds 3 — PhP 5,690
Mate 40 Pro — PhP 49,899
Mate 30 — PhP 23,999
Mate 30 Pro — PhP 32,999
MatePad — PhP 16,899
MatePad Pro — PhP 28,899
Nova 7i — PhP 11,899
Nova 5T — PhP 11,999
T10 WiFi — PhP 6,549
T10S — PhP 11,899
T10S 2+32 — PhP 10,999
Y5 Lite — PhP 3,049
Y7A — PhP 7,499

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