Now that we’re on the pandemic‘s second year, we’ve slowly eased into new routines. Routines that should be helping us avoid disease — hopefully. From more frequent handwashing, mask-wearing, and more, there are extra tasks throughout the day. But as long as it keeps us and our families safe, we’re all for it. Korean tech giant LG, which brought us appliances and wearables that help keep the air we breathe clean during this time, has come up with another home solution to minimize exposure to the virus. This, by keeping our clothes virus-free with the LG Styler.
It may seem like a chic closet from the outside but it’s actually so much more.
Clean, sanitized clothes without the damage
In the past two years, we’ve been changing clothes more often and doing more cycles of laundry. Every quick trip outside means a shower and a change of clothes the moment we get in. After all, we don’t want to bring in the nasties we picked up with our clothes to our families. This means our clothes are exposed to more damage. Each cycle of laundry and each run in the dryer both contribute to fabric losing some of its longevity
Our clothes are exposed to more wear and tear as we give them a full wash. It seems like such a waste when our clothes aren’t even stained or if you didn’t spend more than an hour wearing them. Good thing there’s a way to clean and refresh our clothes without having to subject them to a full-on laundry cycle. The LG Styler, using its patented LG TrueSteam technology, sanitizes our clothes without the use of detergent and chemicals. If you have kids at home, you can also use it on their toys which will come out sanitized and free of allergens.
Clothes look and smell brand new and you also get to save on dry cleaner bills as it can clean high-end clothes that can’t go into your regular washer and dryer. From silks, furs, and even filipiniana pieces.
Pressed clothing without the stress of ironing
Personally, ironing clothes is one of my most dreaded chores — especially if I have to iron chiffon! It’s a backbreaking nightmare. I recently got a steam iron that has helped immensely with such a task. I do love it but I’d love it even more if it just did the task for me. It will definitely save me a lot of time.
Well, the LG Styler seems to be presenting itself for the job. It can also press clothes using steam, taking away all the wrinkles your clothes acquired in your closet. For pants, you only need to place them in a special section of the styler to add those crisp crease lines.
Helping the community
Knowing the need to efficiently eliminate harmful bacteria and viruses in the community, LG also recently donated a Styler along with Wearable Air Purifiers and hygiene kits to the local government of Pasig City. The company’s local HQ is located in Pasig and since the pandemic began, they’ve been quite active in helping out in their community. They’ve donated washing machines, refrigerators and digital signage displays to help out city front liners and constituents.
LG Philippines Managing Director Seungjae Kim shares that the LG Styler is yet another home appliance that can keep Filipino families and their communities safer during this time. “The LG Styler provides a fast and easy way of disinfecting your clothes, which is crucial in the time of COVID,” he said. “It is also a perfect addition to any household, whether you’re living alone or with a family.”
What about its energy consumption? LG Philippines says it will only cost Filipinos four pesos per cycle, making it a practical addition to any home. Here at GadgetMatch, we’re all for appliances that help make daily life easier and save us more time.
Review: The Flyaway Attachment for the Dyson Supersonic
Is it time to upgrade?
I’ve had my Dyson Supersonic since 2019 which means I’ve been using the same hairdryer for almost three years now. This is quite a feat for someone whose work also involves the intersection of the tech and beauty industries. This hairdryer has been a mainstay in my vanity and an essential part of wash days. As someone who has depended on the Dyson Supersonic since I got my unit in late 2018, I always kept an eye out for the new attachments they release. Their latest–the Flyaway Smoother–truly piqued my interest.
I have curly hair, which I love but every now and then, I get the urge to style it straight. While it’s doable, getting a sleek, shiny look can be a challenge at times. You’ll get some flyaways here and there along with shorter ends from my layers sticking out. This attachment, however, has proven to be a true game-changer for me.
The Flyaway Smoother
As the Supersonic’s first brush attachment, The Flyaway Smoother combines two modes, allowing me to style my hair from damp to polished in no time. The Smoothing mode effectively dries, aligns, and smooths the hair, while the Flyaway mode takes advantage of the Coanda effect (the same technology employed by the AirWrap’s curling barrels) to tuck in and hide flyaways, creating a shiny, flawless finish.
This technology replicates the techniques used by professionals in salons, giving users the ability to achieve salon-worthy results at home. It’s mostly done with two hands by salon professionals–one hand holding a hairdryer and the other, a brush.
What makes it so difficult to replicate at home, especially for long hair, is the angle and tension needed to really introduce volume. With bristles attached to the Flyaway Smoother, it’s now possible to do this with one hand and a powerful motor too. The ability to achieve a sleek, polished look without the fuss and frizz is remarkable.
Dyson digital V9 motor
One of the standout features of the Dyson Supersonic is its powerful Dyson digital V9 motor. It spins at a speed of up to 110,000rpm. This motor’s size also allows for optimum balance in the hand. This makes the dryer easy to handle during styling sessions.
Additionally, the intelligent heat control system ensures that the air temperature is regulated over 40 times a second. This prevents extreme heat damage and protecting the hair’s natural shine.
The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is designed for all hair types. It’s a versatile tool for anyone looking to style their hair with ease. With four heat settings, three airflow settings, and a cold shot function, users have complete control over the drying and styling process.
The additional magnetic attachments, including the Gentle Air attachment for fine hair and sensitive scalps, the Smoothing Nozzle for removing frizz, and the Styling Concentrator for precision styling, provide even more options to achieve various hairstyles effortlessly.
Time for an upgrade?
If you already own a Supersonic hairdryer, is now the time to upgrade? The Flyaway Smoother attachment comes bundled with new machines purchased from June 30, 2023, making it the perfect excuse to get one in a new colorway. However, it is also fully compatible with existing models of the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, making it accessible to both new and existing users.
You don’t really have to buy a full set if your older one is still working fine. Mine, after four years of use, still works amazing. It will now be passed on to a family member who’s been good this year–so far. If yours is starting to show signs of wear, then this might be a good time to get an upgrade. The new colorways are divine with my favorite–Bright Nickel and Copper–and Prussian Blue can definitely make any dresser or bathroom look more luxe. My older set will find its way to our guest bathroom soon but I’ll definitely retain my diffuser attachment.
The newer set comes with four attachments: the Flyaway Smoother, the Smoothing Nozzle, the Styling Concentrator, and the Gentle Air Attachment. If you have curly hair, know that the current set does not come with a diffuser, but the one that came with the older model will work with the new Dyson Supersonic just fine.
Should you get the Flyaway Smoother attachment?
The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer with the Flyaway Smoother attachment is a fantastic addition to any hair care routine, especially for those with curly hair like myself who wish to go for straight styles without losing the volume. It delivers fast, smooth, and salon-quality results from damp to polished hair, making it a true gamechanger in the world of hair styling.
With its powerful motor, intelligent heat control, and versatile attachments, it caters to all hair types and ensures that your hair remains protected while achieving the desired look.
If you’re looking for a high-performance hair dryer that delivers professional results at home, the Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer with the Flyaway Smoother attachment is an excellent investment.
– Flyaway Smoother attachment effectively tucks away flyaways and creates a polished, shiny finish.
– Powerful Dyson digital motor V9 and intelligent heat control protect hair from extreme heat damage.
– Versatile settings and attachments cater to all hair types and styling preferences.
– Available for direct purchase from the manufacturer, ensuring authenticity and quality.
– The initial price of PHP31,500 may be a bit steep for some users. However, if you’re someone who regularly uses a hairdryer or is willing to commit to styling at home, you’ll get your money’s worth as the performance and results can justify the investment.
For more information or to experience the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer with the Flyaway Smoother attachment, visit Dyson demo stores or the website.
Ready for National Pink Day? Barbie has a surprise for you
Barbie is in theaters July 19
If you’re like me who is super thrilled for the Philippine cinema premier of Barbie (and whose favorite color is pink!), Warner Bros. has an exciting surprise for us today, June 23.
In celebration with National Pink Day, Warner Bros. is unveiling “something pink” across various malls in Metro Manila — SM North EDSA, Trinoma, Robinsons Magnolia, SM Megamall, Uptown Mall, and SM Mall of Asia. All Barbie fans are invited! The unboxing event is free and open to the public.
Your favorite cosplayers will be there to take photos with the “pink surprise”, and of course, with their fans. What’s more, the first 50 lucky guests to take a photo will be given Krispy Kreme donuts as bonus treat, so make sure to get there as early as you can!
Barbie is directed by Oscar-nominated writer/director Greta Gerwig, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Discovery company, Barbie is (finally) showing on cinemas this July 19.
Let us know your thoughts about the upcoming film by using the official hashtags: #Barbie #BarbieTheMovie
Empowering and inspiring the future of women in tech
Let’s get to know Elen Tady of HP Philippines
In the world of technology, where innovation and creativity collide, we often hear stories of remarkable individuals who break barriers and shatter glass ceilings. Maria Elenita Tady, affectionately known as Elen by her friends, stands proudly as a shining example for women in tech.
A strong woman who has not only thrived in the tech industry but has also dedicated herself to empowering others. As a Partner Business Manager for Hewlett Packard (HP) Philippines and the chair of Women’s Impact Network PH, Elen embodies the spirit of resilience, growth, and mentorship.
Elen’s story is one of passion and determination. While studying computer science at her university, she knew which company she wanted to join eventually. She joined HP first as an intern, later becoming a full-time employee. Now a Partner Business Manager, she exudes confidence and takes immense pride in her work.
Her constant smile and happy demeanor reflect the joy she finds in her professional journey. This is particularly true when talking about the vibrant community they have fostered at the company. Elen’s infectious enthusiasm inspires those around her and creates an environment where everyone feels valued and motivated to achieve their best.
A supportive environment for women in tech
While the tech industry has historically been male-dominated, Elen shares a different narrative. At HP, she has found an empowering and inclusive environment that values diversity and fosters growth for all its employees. Her constant happiness and positive outlook are a testament to the supportive culture within the company. She has never felt discriminated against for being a female. On the contrary, she feels empowered by HP’s commitment to providing equal opportunities and a platform for women to thrive. The strong community and camaraderie at the company have been instrumental in shaping her journey, enabling her to reach new heights and inspire others along the way.
Throughout her career, Elen has been fortunate to have female mentors who played a pivotal role in her success. These trailblazers have not only shared their wisdom and expertise. They also instilled in her the confidence to take pride in her work and embrace challenges with a smile.
“Lady managers have really opened the door for me,” Elen shared. “The one-on-one coaching that you usually get, the small talks that you have with them have all been so helpful. It’s good to work with females, right?”
Their guidance, combined with Elen’s indomitable spirit, has strengthened her belief in the power of female camaraderie and mentorship. As the Chairwoman of Women’s Impact Network PH, Elen is passionate about creating a space where women can connect, learn, and empower each other. A space for continuing the legacy of support and mentorship that has shaped her own journey.
“Women’s Impact Network is not just for women – we have male allies in the group as well,” Elen said. “One of the projects we worked on is to have a series of trainings for women to encourage them to take on leadership roles.” It’s an important move that supports the company’s feminist ideals. At HP Philippines, women make up more than half of the local team. In the last year, the list of the company’s new hires was also dominated by women – an impressive 66%.
Celebrating women all-year-round
Writing about women in tech and highlighting their accomplishments should not be limited to a month designated for the fairer sex. Elen’s story serves as a reminder that these narratives deserve recognition and celebration throughout the year. Women like Elen are making significant contributions to the tech industry every day. Their stories deserve to be shared and celebrated. By highlighting their achievements and experiences, we promote diversity, encourage inclusivity, and inspire future generations to pursue their passions without limitations.
Elen’s passion for empowering women in the tech industry extends beyond her role at HP. She firmly believes that fostering diversity and gender equality is crucial for creating a future where women can thrive in any field they choose. She serves as an inspiration to aspiring women in tech, encouraging them to pursue their dreams fearlessly. By shining a spotlight on women like Elen, we ensure that their achievements and stories are not only celebrated but also serve as a catalyst for change and progress. Through her dedication and advocacy, Elen is shaping a future where women in tech can break barriers, seize opportunities, and create their own success stories.
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