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Huawei to launch FreeBuds 4i and Watch Fit Elegant in Singapore

Available to buy this March 27

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Huawei continues to make attractive and bang-for-the-buck wearables, and the new FreeBuds 4i and Watch Fit Elegant are examples of that. Launching this March 27 in Singapore, both offer a more refined build combined with long battery life and a lot of features for the users.

Huawei FreeBuds 4i

The Huawei FreeBuds 4i, for example, offers up to 10 hours of battery life for continuous jamming to favorite tunes and more. Like its predecessor, it has an active noise cancellation which is quite rare in its segment. The Airpods-like design is still here though, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. After all, users are getting 10mm drivers and Bluetooth 5.2 for clear and detailed audio as well as a more stable connection.

All of the earbuds also come in an oval-shaped case that looks as compact as ever. They all come in three color options: ceramic white, carbon crystal black, and honey red. The case also supports fast charging, so users can enjoy 4 hours of listening with just 10 minutes of charging.

Huawei Watch Fit Elegant

Meanwhile, the Huawei Watch Fit Elegant is a more premium version of the Watch Fit launched last year. As a premium version of the budget wearable, it has a stainless steel frame instead of the usual plastic frame. This helps in the durability of the wearable also. In addition to a new frame, Huawei also added Frosty White as a new color option for the wearable.

The fitness tracker also includes the usual features from its non-premium variant. These include the unique 12 animated courses which are super helpful for on-the-go workouts. As for fitness tracking, it detects up to 96 workout modes, and monitors sleep, stress, menstrual cycle, heart rate and even blood oxygen level.

Price and availability

Both the Huawei Watch Fit and FreeBuds 4i will be available to purchase on March 27. Buyers can grab these wearables at all Huawei Experience Stores, and select electronic stores including Harvey Norman, Best Denki, Challenger & Hachi.tech, COURTS, Sprint-Cass Online. It will also be available at the official Lazada and Shopee online stores.

Buyers will also get a free protective case with every purchase of the FreeBuds 4i until April 11, 2021. They can also get the earbuds at a special introductory price of SG$ 98 on or before that date. After the date, it will retail at SG$ 108.

Meanwhile, buyers can snag a free watch strap worth SG$ 28 with every purchase of the Watch Fit Elegant until supplies last. It will retail at a price of SG$ 168, which is SG$ 20 more than the regular Watch Fit.

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Google Drive was down for PLDT users

Service appears to be working now

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Google Drive was not working for PLDT users in the Philippines.

Multiple users in the Philippines have taken to Twitter to express frustration that Google Drive is down. The earliest tweets started at around 7PM (GMT+8). As of writing, the service continues to not work for some people.

Some tweeters have pointed out that the problem is with the Internet Service Provider PLDT. Some have switched to using a different ISP and it has worked for them.

PLDT replying to queries

PLDT has yet to fully acknowledge the problem and have only so far replied to a handful of customers who have tagged them to flag the issue.

As of 4:24AM (GMT+8), the service has returned for some users.

Google Drive is Google’s cloud service that’s also home to its Office Suite of apps including Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. Several people rely on the service both for study and work.

 
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Mi 11 Lite: Price and availability in the Philippines

Ultra-slim midranger

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Mi 11 Lite

The youngest sibling from the Mi 11 series expansion announcement, the Mi 11 Lite, has made its way to the Philippines.

Despite an overall slim footprint, it does sport a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED DotDisplay with a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10. It also has a 4,250mAh battery with 33W fast charging.

Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G chip. It’s a chip that’s more than capable of handling most of what you’ll do on a smartphone. Into gaming? Yes, this phone can certainly handle that. It even employs the LiquidCool tech to keep you cool even as the game heats up.

It also has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Yes, this is only the 4G version. No word yet if the 5G one will arrive in the country. Its camera setup are as follows: 64MP f/1.79 Wide. 8MP f/2.2 UWA, 5MP f/2.4 Telemacro, and 16MP selfie camera.

The phone will come in three colors: Boba Black, Bubblegum Blue and Peach Pink.

Price and availability

The Mi 11 Lite will retail for PhP 14,990 and will be available for purchase from Authorized Mi Stores and partner retailers nationwide as well as our official stores in Lazada and Shopee starting April 24.

Watch our Mi 11 Lite Unboxing and Hands-On

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Lenovo unveils new Eyesafe-certified ThinkVision monitors

For those who wish to manage their screen time while working

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For those working from home, you often find yourselves glued to your screens for more than eight hours a day. Whether it’s your work laptop or your phone, you proceed to work on your tasks or scroll through social media through a screen. Of course, if you do it for too long, it has the potential to damage your eyesight in the long run. Now, Lenovo unveiled a new set of displays that might just help you address that.

The company has launched its latest ThinkVision monitors that are now Eyesafe-certified. In essence, both monitors come with technologies designed to ease off the harmful blue light emitted from the display. Furthermore, they received a TUV Rheinland Eye Comfort certification to ensure maximum eye comfort and protection.

Also, these two monitors — the ThinkVision T24i-2L and ThinkVision T27h-2L — come with color accurate displays and phone holders on the base.

For the ThinkVision T24i-2L, it comes with a 24-inch FHD display with flexible connectivity options for all kinds of devices. Meanwhile, the ThinkVision T27h-AL comes with a 27-inch QHD display for a much larger workspace.

These monitors are now available for the price of PhP 8,850 (ThinkVision T24i-2L) and PhP 15,499 (ThinkVision T27h-2L). You will find these through Lenovo’s authorized partner sellers.

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