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The instax mini Link 2 lets you draw in the air

Make your existing moments even more magical!

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OK! Hold your horses and hear me out.

The instax mini Link is back for version 2.0 and it found its way to the Philippine archipelago. Now called the instax mini Link 2, the instax printer can still do whatever its predecessor can except for a variety of unique functions.

Draw in the air

There’s a new function called “instaxAIR” where users can ~literally~ draw in the air. Picture the times you hold your S-Pen when you’re drawing in the air around three years ago.

Using a dedicated app, you can apply an AR effect when taking pictures so you can add drawings or writings to the space. The device vibrates in line with its movements and plays sound with special effects that match the AR effect.

Moreover, the instax mini Link 2 lets you record the action of drawing using the instaxAIR. You can save the footage as a video, which you can easily share on social media like TikTok.

Make your moments colorful

Like its predecessor, the Link 2 still has the Match Test function, which is now enhanced with a “Go with your Instinct” mode where two people choose colors that match their mood. Their compatibility percentage and chosen colors are incorporated into their instax photo.

To add more color to your moments, Fujifilm is about to release a newly-designed instax mini film called Spray Art. The film features a vivid design with a spray-painted look. It will retail for PhP 400 in the local market starting July 28, 2022.

Price and availability

The instax mini Link 2 is available in three colorways: Soft Pink, Clay White, and Space Blue. It will retail for PhP 7,299.

Starting July 28, 2022, the instax printer will be available for purchase in authorized Fujifilm instax dealers nationwide, as well as official online flagship stores in Lazada and Shopee. Purchases will come with a free pack of instax mini glossy film (10 sheets).

SEE ALSO: The art of printing moments that you can hold onto | Why the instax mini Link is the best accessory for any occasion | Sights and sounds of summer in the Upper East Side

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Galaxy Watch5 series, Buds 2 Pro price in the Philippines

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The foldables aren’t the only ones announced at Samsung Unpacked. We were also treated to a pair of smartwatches and a new TWS earphone. These are the Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch5 Pro, and Galaxy Buds2 Pro. 

Galaxy Watch5 

The Galaxy Watch5 is all about helping Galaxy users be in their best shape possible. 

This includes equipping the watch with a host of health monitoring features. Most prominently, there’s the BioActive Sensor. Essentially, it’s one chip that enables three other sensors which are the Optical Heart Rate, Electrical Heart Signal, and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis. 

Too much to take in? Just think of it as a new tech that enables the Galaxy Watch5 to perform its function of getting you healthy. That’s through Samsung’s Holistic Health approach. 

You can record your Body Composition and the Watch5 will help tailor workouts that work well to achieving your fitness goals. But it goes beyond workouts. It also has suggestions for your post-workout, rest, and recovery process. Like an actual trainer, but on your wrist. 

There’s also the other usual smartwatch functions like Sleep tracking, getting your notifications and what not. It also comes with a 13 percent larger battery. 

The display is made of Sapphire Crystal which Samsung swears is tougher than most other materials used on other smartwatches.

The Galaxy Watch5 comes in different sizes and colors with the following pricing: 

40mmGalaxy Watch5  (Graphite, Pink Gold, Silver )

  • LTE – PHP 19,990
  • Bluetooth – PHP 16,990

44mmGalaxy Watch5 (Graphite, Sapphire, Silver)

  • LTE – PHP 21,990
  • Bluetooth – PHP 18,990

Galaxy Watch5 Pro

The Galaxy Watch5 Pro is everything the Galaxy Watch5 is but made for the outdoor enthusiasts. It’s made more durable and has extra features to support hiking, cycling and more. 

Build-wise it’s also made of Sapphire Crystal but enhanced. It has a titanium casing that protects the display. You also get a D-Buckle Sports Band made for rugged durability.

For outdoor activities, it has GPX making tracking easy. As you hike or cycle, it’ll help you navigate turn-by-turn so you can keep your eyes on the path. And when you’re ready to head back, there’s a Track back feature that traces your starting point. Great for those challenged with directions.

The Galaxy Watch5 Pro comes in 45mm in either Black Titanium or Gray Titanium.

Pricing are as follows:

Galaxy Watch5 Pro 45mm

  • LTE – PHP 26,990
  • Bluetooth – PHP 29,990

Buds2 Pro

It’s easy to dismiss this as just a tacked-on offering but Samsung did make significant upgrades to their new headliner earbuds. 

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro now supports Hi-Fi 24bit Audio. This offers high-dynamic range and a crystal-clear audio resolution. Naturally, there’s also ANC or Active Noise Cancellation which is also enabled in calls for a clearer call conversation. 

If you own a Samsung TV or other Samsung devices, the Buds2 Pro can seamlessly switch between them if necessary.

Form-wise, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro is 15 percent smaller than its predecessor. To some people, that could mean it’s easier to misplace. In case that happens, they should be easy to locate using SmartThings Find now. 

It has an IPX7 rating which means it should be okay to take on workouts, except if your workout is swimming. 

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro retails for PHP 12,990. 

Customers can pre-order the Galaxy Buds2 Pro starting August 11 to September 1, 2022 through samsung.com, Samsung Experience Stores, and Authorized Samsung Stores.

Pre-order bonus is either of the following: 

  • PHP 1,500 Token for Samsung mobile products
  • 50% off on Galaxy Buds2 Pro and 30% off on Galaxy Watch5 Series when they purchase the Galaxy Z Fold4 or Z Flip4.

It will be available starting September 2, 2022 in Samsung.com, Samsung Experience Stores, select Authorized Samsung Stores, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com and MemoXpress Online in Bora Purple, Graphite and White.

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Galaxy Watch5 series, Buds 2 Pro price in Singapore

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The foldables aren’t the only ones announced at Samsung Unpacked. We were also treated to a pair of smartwatches and a new TWS earphone. These are the Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch5 Pro, and Galaxy Buds2 Pro. 

Price and availability 

Galaxy Watch5 40mm

  • LTE — SG$ 548
  • Bluetooth — SG$ 448

Galaxy Watch5 44mm

  • LTE — SG$ 598
  • Bluetooth — SG$ 498

Watch5 Pro 45mm

  • LTE — SG$ 798
  • Bluetooth — SG$ 698

Galaxy Buds2 Pro — SG$ 328

Pre-order period begins on August 10, 2022 at 9PM. Those who pre-order will be able to collect their devices starting on August 26, 2022, Friday.

The Galaxy Z Flip4, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Watch5 Series and Galaxy Buds2 Pro will be available in Singapore starting September 2, 2022, Friday at 10AM.

Galaxy Watch5 

The Galaxy Watch5 is all about helping Galaxy users be in their best shape possible. 

This includes equipping the watch with a host of health monitoring features. Most prominently, there’s the BioActive Sensor. Essentially, it’s one chip that enables three other sensors which are the Optical Heart Rate, Electrical Heart Signal, and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis. 

Too much to take in? Just think of it as a new tech that enables the Galaxy Watch5 to perform its function of getting you healthy. That’s through Samsung’s Holistic Health approach. 

You can record your Body Composition and the Watch5 will help tailor workouts that work well to achieving your fitness goals. But it goes beyond workouts. It also has suggestions for your post-workout, rest, and recovery process. Like an actual trainer, but on your wrist. 

There’s also the other usual smartwatch functions like Sleep tracking, getting your notifications and what not. It also comes with a 13 percent larger battery. 

The display is made of Sapphire Crystal which Samsung swears is tougher than most other materials used on other smartwatches.

The Galaxy Watch5 comes in different sizes and colors.

  • 44mm: Graphite, Sapphire, Silver
  • 40mm: Graphite, Pink Gold, Silver 

Galaxy Watch5 Pro

The Galaxy Watch5 Pro is everything the Galaxy Watch5 is but made for the outdoor enthusiasts. It’s made more durable and has extra features to support hiking, cycling and more. 

Build-wise it’s also made of Sapphire Crystal but enhanced. It has a titanium casing that protects the display. You also get a D-Buckle Sports Band made for rugged durability.

For outdoor activities, it has GPX making tracking easy. As you hike or cycle, it’ll help you navigate turn-by-turn so you can keep your eyes on the path. And when you’re ready to head back, there’s a Track back feature that traces your starting point. Great for those challenged with directions.

The Galaxy Watch5 Pro comes in 45mm in either Black Titanium or Gray Titanium.

Buds2 Pro

It’s easy to dismiss this as just a tacked-on offering but Samsung did make significant upgrades to their new headliner earbuds. 

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro now supports Hi-Fi 24bit Audio. This offers high-dynamic range and a crystal-clear audio resolution. Naturally, there’s also ANC or Active Noise Cancellation which is also enabled in calls for a clearer call conversation. 

If you own a Samsung TV or other Samsung devices, the Buds2 Pro can seamlessly switch between them if necessary.

Form-wise, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro is 15 percent smaller than its predecessor. To some people, that could mean it’s easier to misplace. In case that happens, they should be easy to locate using SmartThings Find now. 

It has an IPX7 rating which means it should be okay to take on workouts, except if your workout is swimming. 

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro comes in Graphite, White, and Bora Purple. 

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Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds2 Pro is for audiophiles

Available August 26

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In the past, the debate between wired and wireless audio raged in favor of the quality of the former. However, wireless audio has made great strides in delivering both convenience and quality in one captivating package. Unveiled during the latest Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung has a new wireless care package for audiophiles: the Galaxy Buds2 Pro.

Featuring a 15 percent slimmer design, the wireless pair is all for ergonomics, preventing shifts in position while working out. It also comes with active noise cancellation to keep things between you and your music while on the go.

In terms of audio quality, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro has a coaxial two-way speaker and supports 24-bit Hi-Fi audio, providing crystal-clear music wherever you are. Plus, with the new Samsung seamless codec, disconnections won’t be much of an issue, keeping the music going.

As is common in a lot of earbuds, the new pair comes with gesture controls. However, with Samsung’s SmartThings, users can easily switch between different audio sources — from your phone to your tablet to your TV — with just a single gesture. Additionally, the feature will allow users to find the earbuds in case they get lost.

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro will start selling on August 26. Pre-orders will start on August 10. Those who pre-order the device can avail of a free wireless charger, up to US$ 75 worth of trade-in value, and US$ 30 credit on Samsung accessories.

It will come in Graphite, White, and Bora Purple. It sells for US$ 229.99.

Any Galaxy Z Fold4 pre-orders will get the same free memory upgrade, a Standing Cover with Pen case, and up to US$ 1,000 of trade-in value.


Pre-order the Galaxy Buds2 Pro: howl.me/1782498421813373534

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