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LG Eclair QP5: Most compact soundbar yet rolls out in Singapore

Great fit for contemporary homes

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LG Eclair QP5

LG Electronics announced the rollout of the LG Eclair QP5 soundbar, its most compact model to date in Singapore.

The award-winning product is a great fit for contemporary homes with its compact design suited for limited spaces, all while delivering immersive sound.

Superior, immersive audio quality

LG Eclair delivers powerful performance with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support coupled with low vibration and a power bass subwoofer, which employs Meridian Audio’s tuning and technology.

The Horizon technology up-mixes two channel stereo content into multi-channel audio, delivering a wider soundstage.

LG Eclair also offers an enhanced viewing experience with its 4K-pass through support that allows viewers to enjoy 4K and HDR content on their favorite streaming devices.

Additionally, LG AI Sound Pro analyzes content being played, automatically applying the best sound settings for whichever genre – like news, music, or cinema.

Sophisticated design

Only a third the size of LG’s previously smallest soundbar (SP8YA), the LG Eclair features an oval design and jersey fabric in classic black or white.

Its minimalist design also makes it blend seamlessly with any decor or LG TV.

LG also designed the Eclair with the environment in mind, as it uses polyester jersey fabric made from Global Recycled Standard-certified plastic bottles.

Its outer mesh is also comprised of recycled fabric made from plastic bottles while the internal packaging, previously EPS foam, is now recycled molded pulp.

Full specifications

LG Eclair QP5

To check the full specifications of the LG Eclair (model QP5), visit its product page on the LG official website.

Pricing and availability

The LG Eclair QP5 retails at SG$ 999 and is available from mid-January at official LG KrisShop, LG Lazada, LG Shopee, and all authorized dealers including Audio House, Best Denki, COURTS, Gain City, Harvey Norman, Mega Discount Store, and Parisilk

 

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2022 GadgetMatch Approved Devices

Gadgets that truly deserve the GadgetMatch Seal of Approval

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We wouldn’t call ourselves “GadgetMatch” without tackling about other gadgets, right?

Aside from smartphones, our members also gave other devices the GadgetMatch Seal of Approval — whether that’s a smartwatch, smart vacuum cleaner, laptop, wireless earbuds. Heck, there’s even an air purifier!

Just like the other GadgetMatch Approved list, this is in descending order from most recently published.

Samsung Galaxy Watch5

“The Galaxy Watch5 proves to be the best Android smartwatch yet. It has a better battery life that accompanies athletes, and even fitness enthusiasts, in their quest to improve their bodies and performance. Add to that is holistic health and fitness features that sync exceptionally within the Samsung ecosystem.” — MJ

READ MORE: Samsung Galaxy Watch5 review: Best Android smartwatch yet?

Infinix Zero Book Ultra

“While the notebook’s MacBook-inspired design can hint at an Apple copycat, the Zero Book Ultra offers more than just a wannabee. It offers exactly what it promises on paper: a powerful slate of hardware capable of almost everything, even some decent gaming.” — Luigi

READ MORE: Infinix Zero Book Ultra review: A beast in familiar clothing

Apple 2022 iPad 10th Gen

“I used to say the iPad Air was the iPad for most people, but now the new iPad is making me rethink that — especially since there is a $150 gap between the two. With its new design, and colorful options, plus all the new features, I really think this will be Apple’s most popular iPad yet. And if you’re in the market for one but don’t want to break the bank, I highly recommend this is the one you get.” — Michael Josh

WATCH HERE: 2022 iPad Unboxing (Yellow) and Review: MAJOR Update!

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro

“Razer Basilisk v3 Pro is a solid gaming mouse fit for the competitive and casual gamer alike. It’s responsive and customizable enough to bring you the best experience possible when playing some of your favorite titles. Plus, it comes with all sets of hardware that make productive work feel like a breeze, literally.”

READ MORE: Razer Basilisk v3 Pro review: Hyper Speed, hyper responsive

Apple AirPods Pro 2nd Gen

“If you travel a lot or like to listen to music or podcasts on your long commute and like drowning out the real world, get the AirPods Pro.” — Michael Josh

WATCH HERE: Apple AirPods Pro 2nd Gen Review: Worth the upgrade?

Apple Watch Ultra

The Apple Watch Ultra combines the features of both watches in a much more affordable package. It might be version one of a new kind of device, nut I don’t think there’s anything close to it in the market today.” — Michael Josh

WATCH HERE: Apple Watch Ultra Unboxing and Review: Into The Unknown

realme Buds Q2s

“At PhP 1,490 (US$ 26 / S$ 36), you are getting a powerful and impressive package here that will definitely suit all of your needs from its standout audio quality, portability, and comfort.”

READ MORE: realme Buds Q2s review: An audio standout

Dreame H12 Wet & Dry Vacuum

“Accomplishing a few chores might give your mood a boost. So if you dream of spending less time cleaning, you can cut yourself some slack now. With the Dreame H12 Wet and Dry vacuum, you should not worry about sweeping and scrubbing messy floors in the little time you have.” — Noela

READ MORE: This cordless wet/dry vacuum might be what every busy bee needs

GameSir X3

GameSir X3

“GameSir went above and beyond in delivering a gamepad for mobile gamers that are desperate for physical buttons. With the GameSir X3, you get a complete package, and then some.” — Rodneil

READ MORE: GameSir X3: A cooler way to play on smartphones

Apple M2 MacBook Air

I would gladly use the new MacBook Air not just for its size and portability, but also because of its raw power. You saw the tests. It is no slouch of a machine. I don’t think I’ve seen a laptop that is this much a bang for your buck.” — Michael Josh

WATCH HERE: M2 MacBook Air Review: 2022’s Most Anticipated Laptop 

Apple Studio Display

“As an Apple user, who has long wanted the perfect monitor for my Apple setup but who couldn’t afford the Pro Display XDR, this was a no brainer for me. I love that the design ID of the Studio Display matches the rest of my Apple devices and the fact that it has a Center Stage camera built-in. It’s also got the best speakers on any Apple device to date. Which means it doubles as an excellent display for watching movies too.” — Michael Josh

WATCH HERE: Apple Studio Display Review: Worth the Splurge

ROG Zephyrus G15

Zephyrus G15

“The Zephyrus G15 (2022) brings with it a distinct look, top-notch gaming performance, and a really solid audio-visual experience. As a gaming laptop, this is about as perfect as it gets and is something I can easily recommend especially if you’re willing to splurge for it.” — Rodneil

READ MORE: ROG Zephyrus G15: Lean, mean, gaming machine

realme Buds Air 3

“The real stand out feature that this can truly brag about is its excellent active noise cancellation. It’s just perfect for those who really need to focus on a task at hand. Right now, I couldn’t think of a device that competes at this level with this price point.” — Apple

READ MORE: realme Buds Air 3 review: Noise off, rock on

Meross Smart WiFi Air Purifiers

“It’s one of the more affordable options in the market, and the cheapest one that supports HomeKit. This, combined with a vacuum and some house plants that help clean and purify the air in my apartment are a must.” — Chay

READ MORE: Meross Smart Wi-Fi Air Purifier review: 6 months later

Lenovo Legion Slim 7

“For what it’s worth, the Lenovo Legion Slim 7 is an ideal gaming device for both casual and competitive gamers. It’s slim form factor combined with powerful hardware provides the power and portability that the Legion brand consistently delivers. With a high refresh rate display and RTX-capable GPU, it even provides a solid boost to gaming performance.”

READ MORE: Lenovo Legion Slim 7 review: Is it too slim for your liking?


SEE ALSO: 2022 GadgetMatch Approved Smartphones

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This cordless wet/dry vacuum might be what every busy bee needs

Squeeze in chores between hustling!

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We all love a nice, clean home. But these days, it can be difficult to balance everything in our lives. If you live a busy life, you probably don’t want to face up to cleaning your home with the little spare time that you have. It should be reserved for relaxation, not for a giant mountain of chores.

The last thing we all want is to be surrounded by mess. For me, it’s a good thing that keeping my home clean is doable even though I’ve got a hectic schedule that seemingly makes it impossible.

What I’ve realized is that investing in new and more efficient equipment will allow us to get things done swiftly. This could mean anything from replacing a raggedy mop to buying a more powerful vacuum cleaner.

What’s in the box?

When the Dreame H12 wet & dry vacuum was handed to me, I felt thrilled to try it out! I always get intimidated by the idea of using large vacuum cleaners, but not with the Dreame H12.

It comes with user-friendly features and a wide array of accessories that would make doing chores bearable.

To begin with, there’s a charging base. It’s molded, so you can set the vacuum directly into a convenient socket. This base can be used both for charging and cleaning.

(1) H12 Main Body Unit (1) Floor Brush (1) Charging Base (2) Accessory Holder (1) Extra Filter (1) Power Adapter (1) Cleaning Brush (1) Detergent Floor Cleaner

User-friendly features

As easy as clicking on the button at the top of the handle, the H12 will begin to clean the roller brush as thoroughly as possible, which is why the process takes around two minutes to complete.

Since it’s much easier to clean small areas like my studio apartment, having the upgraded edge-cleaning roller brush effectively deals with those hard-to-reach corners and baseboards freely.

The Dreame H12 has two modes: auto-mode and suction mode. In Auto mode, the cleaner automatically adjusts water and suction to the desired level depending on cleaning tasks.

In suction mode, it shuts off the mopping feature and only vacuums liquid without mopping. It also has this Smart Dirt Detection feature that identifies dirt and adjusts its suction power automatically.

You can also monitor the condition of the floor with the circular cleaning indicator around the screen. A smart LED screen that displays the cleaning status and clear voice prompts is beneficial for new vacuum owners like me.

A green light indicates light dirt while an orange light means there’s medium dirt present. A super dirty floor will prompt the ring to glow red.

Other features

Other features of the H12 can be monitored via the screen which also prominently displays the battery percentage. But you don’t need to rely on the display all the time as the H12 can audibly provide alerts since it has voice prompts as I’ve mentioned.

You’ll never be able to keep every single speck of dirt off the floor especially if you were running low on time. Partly, it takes a very long time until the roller from the wiping vacuum is dried. Thanks to the Wet and Dry Cleaning feature of Dreame H12 that removes wet or dry messes in one pass.

A good feature that I appreciate here is the absence of a dust bag, which is known to be a hassle to clean. Instead, all the dust, dirt, and grime get mixed with the water, so you just need to pour out the wastewater. H12 has two transparent containers built into it.

The top is a 900ml water tank for clean water, used for the mopping function. The bottom is a 500ml dirty water tank, which also serves as a dust hopper. Both tanks are easy to remove, refill, empty, and release with a simple latch.

Vacuuming

A filthy property can affect a person’s health. The nice thing about Dreame H12 is it does self-cleaning on the roller brush to avoid bacterial cross-contamination. It also self-dries the brush to prevent bacteria growth and odor.

It’s amazing how vacuuming the floor, cleaning up the kitchen, and straightening up clutter always improve my mood. Even if it’s just 15 minutes of my spare time, it does really feel good.

Imagine having this cordless Dreame H12 that can run for about 35 minutes. I am able to clean my small house frequently without having the need to recharge it every time.

Is the Dreame H12 Wet & Dry vacuum your GadgetMatch?

Accomplishing a few chores might give your mood a boost. So if you dream of spending less time cleaning, you can cut yourself some slack now. With the Dreame H12 Wet and Dry vacuum, you should not worry about sweeping and scrubbing messy floors in the little time you have.

With sleek designs to match, You can now literally have the clean home of your dreams. The Dreame H12 retails for PhP 25,990.

Don’t miss the Dreame H12’s Launch on Shopee this August 15, to get an exclusive price of P21,890 (SRP: P25,990) plus gifts with every purchase. For more info, visit Dreame Philippines’ official pages on Facebook and Instagram.

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Top 5 Best Robot Vacuums: 2022 Favorites!

Robot vacuums depending on your budget and needs

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Recently moved into a new space? Or you just want to improve the condition of your home?

Well, shopping for a new robot vacuum might just do the trick!

Other than vacuuming floors, robot vacuums have become smart enough.

These robot vacuum cleaners can also collect dirt, mop floors, and even clean itself.

Although looking for the best robot vacuum isn’t an easy task, we’re here to help.

Here’s a rundown of GadgetMatch’s five favorite robot vacuums that you can buy today.

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