Latest ‘PC-like’ Huawei MatePad 10.4 now available

Sound Joy portable speaker also released



Huawei MatePad 10.4

Huawei has introduced its latest tablet: the PC-like MatePad 10.4, which is poised to boost productivity.

The all-in-one gadget is designed to be a portable mobile office with a slew of interesting features, including:

  • 10.4-inch 2K HUAWEI FullView Display (84 percent screen-to-body ratio)
  • TUV Rheinland Low Blue Light and Flicker-Free certifications for eye protection
  • Quad-channel, quad-speaker sound system tuned by Harman Kardon
  • 7,250mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging

With a new M-Pencil supporting Huawei Free Script, users can now conveniently take notes, annotate, and even take snippets of images.

PC-like experience

Thanks to the new HarmonyOS 2 user interface, HUAWEI’s latest tablet almost acts like a PC as well.

The tablet has a Bottom Dock for quick access to frequently used and recent apps.

In addition, Multi-screen Collaboration, Multi-Window, and App Multiplier features are available when on landscape mode.

Pricing, availability, freebies

The HUAWEI MatePad 10.4 is now available at the Huawei Online Store, Lazada, and Shopee for PhP 18,999.

From May 6 to 15, 2022, customers can also take home with every purchase of the MatePad 10.4 a gift package worth PhP 14,888, consisting of:

  • HUAWEI Smart Magnetic Keyboard
  • HUAWEI M-Pencil (2nd Generation)
  • App benefits worth PhP 1,890

SEE ALSO: Huawei MatePad 2021 review: Midrange tablet contender

Huawei Sound Joy: Smart, intuitive

Meanwhile, the Huawei Sound Joy portable speaker has also been released to complement users’ entertainment experience.

The new speaker is powered by Devialet sound technology, and comes with the following features for seamless usage:

  • Shake Stereo Link Up
  • One-Touch Transfer
  • Automatic Discovery
  • HUAWEI Watch Control
  • Voice Assistant Pod

The Sound Joy also offers IP67 rated waterproof and dustproof performance, 26-hour battery life on an 8,800mAh battery with support for 40W super-fast charging.

It is now available for PhP 6,999 and from May 6 to 15, 2022, it comes with a HUAWEI Moon Light worth PhP 999 for free.

SEE ALSO: Huawei Sound X: A smashing good time



SteelSeries adds world’s lightest gaming mice to Aerox series

The Aerox 5, Aerox 5 Wireless, and Aerox 9 Wireless




SteelSeries continues to expanded its award-winning Aerox series, adding three new ultra-lightweight gaming mice to the collection.

The new Aerox 5, Aerox 5 Wireless, and Aerox 9 Wireless mice are now available, offering gamers even better precision, speed, and comfort.

Dubbed as the world’s lightest multi-genre and MMO/MOBA gaming mice, the latest peripherals come with customizable features.


These include programmable buttons for instant access to a gamer’s preferred shortcuts, as well as syncing RGB lighting for a more personalized gaming experience.

Pricing, availability

The three new Aerox mice are now available at SteelSeries’ official Lazada and Shopee stores, as well as Challenger, Courts, Endless passion, Tec Drome, Xtreme, and other major channels.

Refer to the table below for the prices and specs.

Model Specs Price
Aerox 5
  • 66g
  • 9 programmable buttons
  • TrueMove Air sensor
  • 100 percent Virgin Grade PTFE feet
  • 3 RGB zones with Brilliant PrismSync Lighting
  • Water-resistant AquaBarrier with IP54 safety rating
SG$ 149
Aerox 5 Wireless
  • 74g
  • Up to 180 hours of battery life
  • 40 hours of use on a 15-minute charge
  • TrueMove Air Sensor
  • Quantum 2.0 Wireless and Bluetooth
SG$ 229
Aerox 9 Wireless
  • 89g
  • 12 programmable buttons
  • Up to 180 hours of battery life
  • 40 hours of use on a 15-minute charge
  • Quantum 2.0 Wireless and Bluetooth
  • Golden Micro IP54 Switches
SG$ 249

In addition, any purchase of SteelSeries entitles customers to a free one-month GeForce NOW cloud gaming subscription.

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Sony WH-1000XM5 is a luxury for your ears

Improve noise cancelation and audio quality



Sony remains one of the most important players in the noise-canceling realm. While Bose is also a force in the industry, Sony is doing what it can to improve its own audio technology. Following up its impressive flagship lineup of headphones, the company has announced the WH-1000XM5, a new pair for your discerning ears.

Much like its predecessor, the WH-1000XM5 follows the same tradition of design. The sleeker evolution makes way for a softer, more comfortable fit around your skull, bolstered by synthetic leather.

Under the hood, the headphones sports an additional processor to improve noise cancelation, especially in mid to high frequency ranges. It can also adapt to various user scenarios like those who wear glasses or have long hair.

As always, Sony is also focusing on audio quality. The 30mm driver uses a light dome with carbon fiber composite material to deliver natural sound. Plus, with Sony’s LDAC coding technology, users can enjoy Hi-Fi Audio. DSEE Extreme automatically upscales audio files to high quality. Finally, if your audio can support it, the headphones is compatible with 360 Reality Audio.

The WH-1000XM5 also worked on call quality with four beamforming microphones on the device and noise reduction.

Starting May 20, users can buy the WM-1000XM5 for US$ 399.99.

SEE ALSO: Sony introduces 2022 BRAVIA XR TV lineup with latest tech

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Western Digital introduces ‘world’s fastest’ memory cards, new SSDs

Availability, capacity for memory cards to be announced



Western Digital

Western Digital, the company behind the renowned SanDisk storage brand, introduced new innovations at their What’s Next Western Digital Event.

Included in the reveal are a new modular SSD ecosystem and the world’s fastest SD and microSD memory cards designed for professionals: the SanDisk Professional PRO-UHS.

Terabytes of storage on the go

The new SanDisk Professional PRO-BLADE modular SSD ecosystem was designed to meet the need for ultrafast portable storage devices.

The powerful ecosystem lets users swap out lightweight and high-capacity PRO-BLADE SSD mags so terabytes worth of storage may be carried easily.

The ecosystem includes:

  • PRO-BLADE TRANSPORT portable SSD enclosure
  • PRO-BLADE STATION desktop SSD enclosure

Unmatched speeds

Western Digital also announced read speeds of up to 200MB/s on its SanDisk Extreme PRO memory card line (SD and microSD).

Paired with the new SanDisk professional PRO-READER (SD and microSD), the new products are poised to deliver unmatched speeds to enable users to offload content and other files quickly.


When it comes to gamers, Western Digital also revealed two new additions to its WD_BLACK gaming SSD lineup, with each storage coming with innovative features.


  • Read speeds of up to 7,300MB/s
  • Minimized latency, predictive loading, adaptive thermals management
  • Downloadable WD-BLACK Dashboard for Game Mode 2.0
  • Optional heatsink
  • RGB lighting

WD_BLACK P40 Game Drive SSD:

  • USB 3.2 Gen2x2 interface
  • Read speeds of up to 2,000MB/s
  • Downloadable WD_BLACK Dashboard
  • RGB lighting

Availability and storage capacities for the SanDisk memory cards will be announced later. For more information on the newest products, visit

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