GadgetMatch Finds: What’s in our cart for the 6.6 sale
From smartphones, laptops to kitchen and PlayStation needs
Is it June again? Well yes, it is. Half of 2021 is already done, and with it comes another half for many to fulfill the goals they set at the start of the year. June is also the month for the biggest 6.6 sale, with many brands offering discounts for their products.
So, what great finds will we add to our cart next? Find out below for the devices (and other products) that we think is a good deal that you shouldn’t miss!
Smartphones / Feature Phones
1. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
Galaxy S20 FE is technically a “flagship killer” since it has flagship specs at a more affordable price. Really, you are not missing anything big with this smartphone especially if you want all the bells and whistles of the Galaxy S20 (or, the Galaxy S21). A capable triple camera, blazing-fast processor, IP 68 certification, and OLED display are some of the specs that you can enjoy without having to pay too much. On top of it all, you can get this at a much lower price since it has been in the market for many months now.
2. Nokia 225 4G
Most of us do remember the time when the Nokia’s feature phones were once dominant before being replaced by (boring) black smartphone slabs. However, feature phones are not totally gone yet — as a matter of fact, there is still a market for these phones. Nokia’s 225 4G is one of the latest feature phones in the market, featuring 4G connectivity to bring it up to the times. It also has a camera, but not exactly the one you will love to take photos with.
3. realme Narzo 20
Budget gaming smartphone is a loaded term, and one that companies do love to bring up for more sales. However, realme delivered exactly that with the Narzo 20. It keeps up with most games, and the best part: the battery lasts as long due to the rated 6,000 mAh figure. Granted, there are comprises which include so-so cameras and a 720p-only display. But these are minor annoyances, especially when you find out that this retails below PhP 10,000. Now that’s a steal, for sure.
Laptops / Tablets
1. iPad Air
Need a tablet? You can’t go wrong with the iPad Air. It’s still easily the best tablet, bar none. Plus, it is also the better choice for anyone who don’t see any value with the extra oomph that the iPad Pro provides. Even this late 2020 WiFi model delivers on performance, sufficing for most users who are a creative professional or those who just want a bigger screen for entertainment.
3. MSI GF63 Thin
PC Gaming on a budget? Here’s one that you might want to consider. MSI has long been known for their gaming machine and this one is a baseline offering for those keen on getting something made for gaming.
Accessories & Peripherals
1. TP-Link Tapo P100 Mini Smart Plug / Smart Wi-Fi Socket
Whether you’re on-the-go or you’re just the type of person who always forgets to unplug devices when leaving the house, this smart plug might just be your next best investment.
3. Mofii Candy XR Keyboard / Mouse
1. Cuppa CEM-101 20″ bar Personal Espresso Machine Coffee Maker
A good day starts with good coffee. Have your own espresso machine and start your day blissfully.
2. Kyowa KW-3815 Air Fryer 7.0L
Health is an investment — which is why you need to start cooking healthy meals and reduce your calorie intake.
3. Samsung 23L Microwave Oven with Dial and Tact Control
Some days, we don’t have enough time to cook our meals. But it doesn’t mean you can’t prepare your food in advance and heat it when you need it in a microwave oven.
1) Sony PlayStation Days of Play
This isn’t technically part of the 6.6 but the days overlap so we’re counting it anyway. Loads of PlayStation deals whether you’re on PS4 or the next (current) gen PS5.
More details here.
2) OTVO Multifunctional Cooling Stand for PS5
A must have for PS5 owners, this is a simple and clean way to keep your PS5 and its accompanying peripherals stored nicely and kept cool while you play.
3) Media Remote for PlayStation 5
Speaking of accessories, you don’t always have to play on your PS5. Sometimes you can just kick back, relax, and Netflix and chill. Here’s an accessory to help with that experience.
Maya summer deals: Cashbacks, discounts, instant credit
Make the most out of digital banking
Maya is offering subscribers many ways to save this summer season by using the digital bank app.
Those who have not downloaded Maya yet will get a free Maya Card when they open an account and deposit PhP 1,000.
For cash ins and bank transfers, Maya helps people get rid of transaction fees and enjoy cashbacks.
Customers who cash in via InstaPay will get up to PhP 25 cashback. Those who use Maya Center, meanwhile, get a full cashback on their 1% cash in fee, capped at PhP 150.
There’s also no cash in fee for linked banks and over-the-counter transactions up to PhP 8,000.
Need to pay for something but do not have enough funds at the moment? Maya may also be used to get instant credit of up to PhP 18,000 for eligible users.
Throughout summer, users should also be on the lookout for these exclusive deals:
- Zalora: 20% off discount for new users, 18% off for existing users on purchases using Maya; 15% off on Michaela Bags
- Robinsons Malls: Up to PhP 200 cashback using Maya QR, minimum spend PhP 1,000
- SM Store: Raffle entry for every cash in or Maya QR scan-to-pay; prizes are PhP 3,000 Maya credits, Apple Airpods Pro 2, Apple iPhone 14
- Boozy: PhP 150 off sitewide using promo code MAYA150 upon checkout
- Airpaz: 3% discount on flight and hotel bookings using Maya, minimum spend PhP 1,600
Free Steam code awaits MSI RTX 40 series purchases
Review and get free codes too
MSI recently unveiled its latest set of laptops that are up the date with the latest 13th Gen Intel Core HX processors and RTX 40 series graphics.
These include the following models:
- Stealth 16
- Katana 15
- Cyborg 15
- Raider GE78 HX
- Titan GT77 HX
Such Intel Core HX processors with 24 cores deliver up to 5.6GHz of processing speed, a big jump which shall be felt by users when it comes to gaming performance, creative applications, and programs requiring the heavy workload.
In the graphics department, the NVIDIA RTX 40 series cards are more efficient and feature Ada Lovelace architecture to take gaming to the next level.
Early bird, review bonuses
To spice things up, MSI is offering US$ 50 Steam wallet codes for customers who will pre-order any of the participating 2023 MSI RTX 40 series models until April 30.
Likewise, customers who post a review of any of the eligible models will also receive a free US$ 50 Steam wallet code as part of the Shout Out for MSI program.
Redemption will be until May 14. To check the full mechanics, click here.
vivo Y16 is now more affordable
Is now PhP 1,000 off
The budget vivo Y16 has just received a PhP 1,000 price cut for its 4GB+64GB variant, making it an even more affordable smartphone at just PhP 6,999.
The entry-level device has an ultra-slim body, a 5,000mAh battery for long usage, and a 13MP main camera for basic captures. The phone also sports a 6.51-inch Halo FullView display.
Performance-wise, the phone has a Multi-Turbo 5.5 feature which allows it to be more dependable for gaming and heavy usage. It also supports 4GB of RAM expansion.
The vivo Y16 is available in the Drizzling Gold and Stellar Black colorways via the brand’s official website, Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok stores, and physical kiosks and shops nationwide.
The variant with a larger 128GB storage capacity, on the other hand, retails for just PhP 8,999.
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