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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 Be mindful though, as this one has an outdated Intel processor. However, the outdated processor is redeemed by features such as high-res display, 256 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM, plus plenty of ports for whatever peripherals you want to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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MSI laptops back-to-school promo is in full swing

Freebies on GF Series, Modern 14, SummitE15, and Stealth 15M laptops!

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Back-to-school season is here but with an entirely different situation than before. For those looking to upgrade their online learning gear, they should look no further than MSI’s catalog of laptops right now. Until September 30, students can get up to PhP 11,000 worth of freebies on select laptops.

Select MSI laptops with bundled freebies include the GF Series, Katana GF Series, Modern 14, Summit E15, and Stealth 15M. Purchasing these laptops entitle students to free gaming headsets, backpacks, neck pillows, wireless mouse, external HDD, and more.

GF Series

Students who purchase any laptops from the GF Series can get free gaming backpacks, gaming headsets, and even a gaming mouse for a limited time. These freebies are the perfect match to these sleek yet capable gaming laptops that pack the best of the best. Some laptop models with freebies include:

  • GF65 Thin 10UE-230PH/236PH (PhP 64,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / Neck Pillow / Gaming Bag
  • GF65 Thin 10UE-223PH/237PH (PhP 59,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / Neck Pillow / Gaming Bag
  • GF65 Thin 10UE-411PH (PhP 59,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / Neck Pillow / Gaming Bag
  • GF63 Thin 10UC-445PH/443PH (PhP 52,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / MSI Gaming Mousepad / Gaming Bag
  • GF63 Thin 10UC-446PH/444PH (PhP 47,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / MSI Gaming Mousepad / Gaming Bag
  • GF63 Thin 10SC-247PH (PhP 45,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / MSI Gaming Mousepad / Gaming Bag
  • GF63 Thin 10SC-248PH (PhP 44,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / MSI Gaming Mousepad / Gaming Bag
  • GF63 Thin 10SC-269PH (PhP 42,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / MSI Gaming Mousepad / Gaming Bag

The aesthetic Katana GF66 series laptops are also included on MSI’ newest promo. With an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics card, students can never go wrong with these laptops.

  • 11UG-223PH (PhP 85,995) — free MSI Gaming Headset Box / Neck Pillow / Gaming Bag / Gaming Mouse
  • 11UD-452PH/227PH (PhP 74,995) — free MSI Gaming Headset Box / Neck Pillow / Gaming Bag / Gaming Mouse
  • 11UC-225PH/226PH (PhP 69,995) — free MSI Gaming Headset Box / Gaming Bag / Gaming Mouse

Modern 14

Need a productivity powerhouse? Look no further than MSI Modern 14, which boasts 10 hours of battery life and the latest AMD Ryzen 4000-series processors to meet the demanding workflow of professionals and students alike.

  • B11MO-050PH (PhP 55,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / Seagate Expansion Portable 1 TB / MSI Bag / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker
  • B11MO-051PH (PhP 49,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / Seagate Expansion Portable 1 TB / MSI Bag / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker
  • B11M-092 (PhP 37,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / Seagate Expansion Portable 1 TB / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker
  • B4MW-062 / B4MW-232 (PhP 46,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker
  • B4MW-063PH / B4MW-225 / B4MW-210 (PhP 38,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker
  • B10MW-262 (PhP 31,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker
  • B4MW-226 (PhP 30,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker

Summit 15

Meanwhile, thin-yet-powerful MSI Summit 15 perfectly meets the demand of professionals who need power and performance in a compact package. This laptop comes with the latest 11th-gen Intel Core processors, and backed by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics. On top of that, it comes with TPM 2.0 to protect precious files and documents.

  • A11SCST-074PH (PhP 109,995)  — free Prestige Mouse No Box / Seagate Expansion Portable 1 TB / MSI Bag / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker

Stealth 15

Finally, there is the MSI Stealth 15 for those who want the ultimate gaming package in a slim yet stylish package. It features the latest 11th-gen Intel Core processors paired with also with the latest NVIDIA RTX 3060 for best-in-class graphics. Plus, there’s plenty to see with the 15.6-inch FHD display.

  • A11UEK-016PH (PhP 109,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / Neck Pillow / Gaming Bag

There’s more to unpack on MSI’s latest back-to-school promo. To know more about MSI laptops and their latest promo, visit their website today.

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Games, DualShock discounted on PlayStation Summer Sale

Sony whips up some interesting offers!

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Sony PlayStation is offering deals for selected items with its PlayStation Summer Sale! This includes the PlayStation VR, PlayStation Camera, and the DUALSHOCK 4 controller! Selected PlayStation 4 and 5 software are also available until September 5, 2021.

  • PlayStation VR with PlayStation Camera PhP 15,190
  • DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controllers (selected colors only) – PhP 1,990

Selected PS5 and PS4 games are up for grabs as well!

The sale includes Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales! Available in both PS4 and PS5 consoles, you’ll get a chance to play the swinging hero for a lower price. And we all know what’s coming this December, a new Spider-Man movie! So hype yourself up with Miles Morales for the PS4 and PS5 game will be priced at PhP 2,190!

The God of War, the Ghost of Sparta, the God-slaying Spartan, Kratos! Playstation added the God of War PlayStation Hits to the deals for PS4 consoles. Are you ready, mortal? The game has a new price of Php 550.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time chimes in on the deals as our childhood favorite is up for grabs too! The PS4 game has a new price of PhP 550!

Here are some additional games for Sony’s summer sale:

  • The Last of Us Remastered PlayStation Hits (PS4), at PhP 550 
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition PlayStation Hits (PS4), at PhP 550 
  • NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… (PS4), at PhP 2,190 
  • FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (PS4), at PhP 1,690 

Finally, the summer sale will run from August 23 to September 5, 2021! Additionally, if you want to see more of the sale, you can go to their website!

 

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Power Mac Center 27th Anniversary sale

Prizes and deals galore

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Power Mac Center

Buy more, get more. Power Mac Center is celebrating its 27th anniversary by being extra generous. From August 26 to 31, buying a certain amount will not only net you discounts but also fantastic prizes like an iMac.

Encouraging safely shopping, customers of Power Mac Center’s Official Web Store is giving away the following:

  • 24-inch iMac with Retina 4.5K display (worth PhP 75,990)
  • AirPods Max (worth PhP 32,990)
  • Microsoft Home and Business 2019 (worth PhP 12,910)
  • JBL Pulse 3 Bluetooth Speaker (worth PhP 10,995) to lucky participants.

Those who have a single receipt purchase amounting to PhP 10,000 and more during the promo period can join for a chance to win in the raffle. Winners will be announced on September 13, 2021 on Power Mac Center’s official Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Any orders made within the promo period (Aug 26-31) with a minimum of PhP 5,000 will be shipped anywhere in the Philippines for free. Of course, each area’s health and safety restrictions will be observed and taken into account.

A 70 percent discount is also available for anyone looking to enhance their Apple experience. Members of Power Mac Center’s 1 Infinite Access will also get more out of their points when purchasing select Apple and non-Apple accessories on sale.

All participating products under the sale are subject to stock availability.

SEE ALSO: iPhone 12 series now discounted at Power Mac Center

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