Huawei releases Band 7, FreeBuds SE

Thinnest wearable yet



Band 7 Freebuds SE

Huawei’s wearables continue to evolve with the arrival of the latest Huawei Band 7, the thinnest smart band yet with a large display and health monitoring features.

The latest wearable from the company is only 9.99mm thick and 16g in weight – strap included. It features a 1.47-inch, 198 x 368 AMOLED FullView display with ultra-slim bezels.

It is still powered by Huawei’s HarmonyOS, while its battery can last up to 14 days on a single charge.

Comprehensive health monitoring

The Band 7 supports rich and comprehensive health monitoring features, such as:

  • TruSleep 2.0 sleep tracking
  • All-day SpO2 monitoring
  • Menstrual cycle
  • TruSeen heart health monitoring
  • 24/7 heart rate tracking

For sleep monitoring, Huawei’s TruSleep technology allows the device to assess sleep quality and identify typical sleep problems while the user is wearing it asleep.

The Band 7 also features Healthy Living Shamrock, which helps users manage their health with personalized daily goals.

It also has 96 workout modes to support users’ respective fitness goals.

Huawei FreeBuds SE: Excellent audio quality, fit

Aside from the Band 7, Huawei has also released its latest Bluetooth earbuds: The FreeBuds SE.

The newest earbuds have a semi in-ear design which has been crafted to fit the contours of the outer ear, and reduce pressure on the ear canal.

It also comes with silicone tips in three different sizes for a more comfortable fit.

When it comes to audio quality, the FreeBuds SE boasts of a 10mm large dynamic driver and powerful bass.

On a full charge of the pair of earbuds, the FreeBuds SE can give users up to six hours of continuous music playback and up to four hours of voice calls.

That extends to up to 24 hours of music playback and 16 hours of calls on a fully-charged case.

Pricing, availability

Both the Huawei Band 7 and FreeBuds SE are now available via Huawei’s Online Store and their Shopee and Lazada flagship stores.

The Band 7 retails for PhP 2,599 while the FreeBuds SE is priced at PhP 2,499.


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.

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Lenovo partners with AMD to launch newest ThinkPads

Optimal productivity



ThinkPad P16si

Lenovo’s ThinkPad laptops have always taken pride in being portable powerhouses. The company has partnered with AMD to make the newest ThinkPad P16s Gen 1, ThinkPad Z16 and Z13 Gen 1, and ThinkBook 15 Gen 5 available in the Philippines.

These workstations all come equipped with AMD Ryzen pro processors, a slew of enhancements, and even more advanced security features for the benefit of those on the go.

The most affordable of the batch, the ThinkBook 15 Gen 5 is available for PhP 30,999 and comes with Ryzen 5000 series processors with Radeon graphics, as well as AI features that make virtual communication a breeze.

Meanwhile, the ThinkPad P16s Gen 1 is priced at PhP 57,999 and has ThinkShield security suite and MIL-SPEC testing.

Improved usability features include a fingerprint reader, full numeric keypad, wider touchpad, and all-day battery capacity.

For a more powerful option, there’s the ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1 which retails for PhP 74,999 and can breeze through even the heaviest of tasks as it is equipped with a Ryzen 7 Pro 6860Z processor.

It is expected to deliver maximum responsiveness even when multitasking or having a handful of programs open. It can also be relied on for Zoom or Teams, as well as music and video streaming.

Lastly, the larger ThinkPad Z16 Gen 1 is designed not only for business use but also for content creation and gaming. The powerhouse laptop of the batch is priced at PhP 105,999.

It comes with Radeon RX 6500M discrete graphics and AMD smart technologies to fully support users’ needs, as well as groundbreaking security features.

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vivo Y16 is now more affordable

Is now PhP 1,000 off



vivo Y16

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.

SEE ALSO: vivo Y16 review: The basics turned classy

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