LINE Friends Store Philippines price list

So much cute stuff!



Whether you’re a fan of Brown & Friends or BT21, the first ever LINE Friends Store at Robinsons Place Manila has something for you — from plush toys to dolls to tote bags to bedroom slippers.

If you’re planning on checking it out, here’s a price list of some items being sold at the store:

Last updated: October 25, 2019


    • Standing Plush 15CM – PhP 1180
    • Softlying Bag Charm – PhP 770
    • Character Phone Holder – PhP 640
    • Glitter Tumbler – PhP 1060
    • Slim Tumbler – PhP 1240
    • 3-in-1 Cable – PhP 820
    • Travel Strap – PhP 770
    • AirPods Silicone Case – PhP 880
    • AirPods Silicone Figure Case – PhP 1170
    • Figure Keychain – PhP 650
    • Protection Key Ring – PhP 650
    • Golden Edge Sticker – PhP 90
    • Hoodie Zipup – PhP 3820
    • Sling Bag – PhP 1060
    • Pattern Bag – PhP 870
    • Message Card – PhP 120
    • Beach Bag – PhP 1180
    • Tote Bag – PhP 1060
    • Ecobag – PhP 1470
    • Stick Fan – PhP 300
    • Folding Fan – PhP 360
    • Bag Charm Set – PhP 1120

Brown & Friends

  • Softlying Bag Charm – PhP 770
  • Plush Bag Charm Couple – PhP 1060
  • Holder Stick – PhP 700
  • Tritan Bottle – PhP 710
  • Brown and Cony Mug Set – PhP 2060
  • Cony Moneybox – PhP 1300
  • Cony Plush Pencil Case – P890
  • Brown Silicone Pencil Case – PhP 770
  • Cony Silicone Pencil Case – PhP 770
  • Sally Silicone Pencil Case – PhP 770
  • Choco Silicone Pencil Case – PhP 770
  • Brown Cuddle Push Doll – PhP 3170
  • Brown Christmas Doll – PhP 2060
  • Choco Sitting Cushion – PhP 1120
  • Sally Sitting Cushion – PhP 1120
  • Brown Magnet Toothbrush Set – PhP 890
  • Cony Magnet Toothbrush Set – PhP 890
  • Sally Magnet Toothbrush Set – PhP 890
  • Bubble Soap Dispenser – PhP 530
  • Soap Case – PhP 530
  • Bath Cup – PhP 530
  • Multi Dispenser – PhP 530
  • Straw Bottle – PhP 860
  • Brown AirPods Case Cover – PhP 890
  • Sally AirPods Case Cover – PhP 890
  • Cony 3-in-1 Cable – PhP 820
  • Brown 3-in-1 Cable – PhP 820
  • Memo Board – PhP 590
  • Brown 6000 mAh Power Bank – PhP 2290
  • Sally 6000 mAh Power Bank – PhP 2290
  • Brown Clip Set – PhP 360
  • Brown Mini Stapler – PhP 470
  • Mini Figure Keyring – PhP 650
  • Acrylic Keyring – PhP 450
  • Brown Faux Leather Cross Tote Bag – PhP 1180
  • Message Card – PhP 60
  • Spiral Notebook – PhP 270
  • Choco ISKO Denim Pouch – PhP 2120
  • Brown and Cony Standard Baggu – PhP 1410
  • Brown Coin Purse – PhP 530
  • Choco Coin Purse – PhP 530
  • Sally Plush Bag Charm – PhP 940
  • Choco Plush Bag Charm – PhP 940
  • Lapel Pin – PhP 450


Samsung has launched a personal phone sterilizer

Can kill 99 percent of germs in 10 minutes



A smartphone is a germophobe’s worst nightmare. With the amount of handling our phones get every minute of every day, it’s almost impossible to keep them clean even with gloves on. As we suggested in the past, sterilizing your phones might be a sound idea in the age of COVID-19. That said, where do you get a phone sterilizer?

If alcohol doesn’t cut it, Samsung is now selling a personal UV sterilizer for your smartphones. On the outside, the ITFIT UV Sterilizer looks like a sleek phone case. However, a button can bombard your phone with enough UV to “kill up to 99 percent of bacteria within 10 minutes,” according to its official store listing. (The bacteria hit list explicitly includes E. coli, Staphylococcus, and Candida albicans.)

Since it’s big enough to house a Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung says you can also use it to sterilize other smaller items like the Galaxy Buds and a pair of glasses. This can include non-Samsung phones.

Oh, and it can also charge your devices wirelessly. Unfortunately, the device’s charging power is paltry at best, powering devices at just 10W. Since the sterilizer lasts for just 10 minutes, you might want to use a faster charger instead. Still, it’s a nifty feature we wouldn’t say no to.

Unfortunately, the ITFIT UV Sterilizer is difficult to get a hold of. Currently, Samsung is selling the device exclusively in Thailand at the moment. It retails for THB 1,590 (approximately US$ 51).

However, the currently linked listing is for Hong Kong, potentially hinting at the device’s wider availability in the future.

SEE ALSO: Tech companies post tips on proper hygiene

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Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 review: Affordable, but far from perfect

Xiaomi’s premium TWS offering



The truly wireless earphones market is filled with a plethora of options today, ranging from entry-level offerings like the Redmi Earbuds S to the premium Sony WF-1000XM3. However, the most popular TWS earphones are from Apple — the AirPods.

AirPods kickstarted the TWS trend, and since then, pretty much every brand has jumped onboard. Xiaomi is known for its reliable yet affordable products, and it has launched a few options previously, but it was limited to its home market of China.

Now, the brand has finally launched the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 in India, and it’s pretty much half the price of Apple’s AirPods.

The Redmi Earbuds S is an entry-level offering while Mi branding is now used for the company’s premium offerings. TWS earphones are incredibly convenient to use, and their demand is consistently rising. Can the Mi TWS 2 offer maximum features for the price and go against the competition?

Do they look like the AirPods?


At first sight, you’d think they are the AirPods for a quick second. But it’s soon clear that they aren’t. This is something I appreciate about the Mi TWS 2. In a market filled with AirPods knockoffs, it’s nice to see a different design. However, don’t set your expectations too high.

The earbud’s stem is exceptionally thick, and this is easily noticeable from the side. Thankfully, it doesn’t look that thick from the front view and is oval. The stem is also considerably long, giving the earbud a very bulky look.

The polycarbonate build has a matte finish on the stem while the driver is smooth and shiny. I feel the earphones were designed with utility and features in mind, and aesthetics took a back seat.

If the bulkier design can add more battery life and better drivers, I’m okay with it. This may not be the case with many since they tend to look like cheap AirPods knockoffs.

Each earbud weighs just 4 grams, and they slide in your ears very smoothly. Putting them on is a quick task, and for calls, while driving, these are exceedingly convenient to wear single-handedly. The semi-open design is supposed to be fit-for-all. But, this is where my primary concern lies.

How’s the overall user experience?

The earbuds fit perfectly and are rather stable. But the satisfaction of wearing an earbud is utterly absent because of reduced noise isolation. Even though they’ve never automatically snuggled out, I’m always afraid of losing them while walking. The confidence to wear them outdoors is low.

These too sport gesture-based controls, and the result is below satisfaction. I’d have to try a few times before they actively receive the command. Even play/pause function is rather cumbersome and paired with the loose fit; I’m afraid they don’t fall off.

Thankfully, they have an optical sensor that automatically plays/pauses a song when the earbud is worn or removed. Most times, I’d simply remove them from my ear instead of relying on the gesture buttons.

Lastly, the case is quite basic from a design point of view but gets the job done properly. The plastic build is solid, the lid has magnetic detection, and the earbuds aren’t finicky when plugged for charging. A small LED light on the front will show you the case’s battery status. A USB-C port is located on the bottom.

Pairing them is a straightforward task, and Xiaomi phones will automatically pop-up the status menu just like it’s on iOS. It’ll show you each earbud’s battery percentage along with the case.

But do they sound good?

The brand has added a lot of features on the audio side to make the product look premium. It has support for multiple codecs like SBC, AAC, and LHDC. The last one allows high-resolution audio streaming via Bluetooth. I used the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max to test the Mi TWS 2 and it automatically leveraged the AAC band.

Each earbud houses a 14.2mm audio driver, which isn’t the biggest. But, much of the audio output relies on tuning. Sound testing is also very subjective, so I’ll try to address everyone’s choice.

To start with, the output is very crisp and clear, and the vocals are perfectly heard. If you’re into Bollywood songs or even pop, these should be ideal for you.

Unlike the usual tuning, we see in Indian products; the bass here is well managed. It isn’t too much and ultimately does justice for every user. I’d say these are your GadgetMatch if you listen to podcasts and audiobooks.

The drivers are massively let down by non-existent noise isolation. The design of the earbuds inherently means you can hear pretty much everything happening around you. Even at maximum volume, it just didn’t feel enough.

Lastly, they have “Environment Noise Cancellation” that automatically kicks in when you’re on a call. Background noise is reduced drastically, and everyone I called could feel the change. The overall voice clarity is immensely improved, and high-winds too couldn’t deter them.

How long can they last?

Xiaomi claimed the earbuds can last up to four hours on a single charge and it’s on-point. I was able to get almost four hours with volume at 80 percent.

The case is capable of providing 10 hours of backup, taking the total to fourteen. Thankfully, the case takes just an hour to charge.

Is this your GadgetMatch?

If you’re an audiophile, the simple answer is no. The Mi TWS 2 will disappoint you in many ways. However, if you’re looking for work-related earphones, these are perfect.

Calls are ultra-clear, and the overall experience is better thanks to a loose fit. Keep them on, and get through a full day’s work. On the audio side, hip-hop or bass-intensive genre may not suit well here. However, all other vocal-centric songs shall swing by without a hitch.

With a price of INR 4,499, the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 is a solid competitor. When compared to the realme Buds Air, these lose out on aesthetics. But, the minor additions from a function point of view are worth the slight bump in price.

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realme Buds Q are an entry-level TWS offering

Are they better than Redmi’s offering?



Alongside the realme X3 series, the brand also announced a new entry-level TWS offering called the realme Buds Q. The affordable TWS segment is getting very competitive now and brands are pouring more and more options to choose from.

The realme Buds Q is designed by French artist Jose Levy and they sport a cobble-based design that fits comfortably in the ear. Each earbud weighs just 3.6 grams and consists of a polycarbonate build.T

Each earbud has a 40mA battery while the case houses a 400mA backup battery. realme claims the earbuds can last up to 4.5 hours on a single charge and the case can extend the total experience to 20 hours. Furthermore, the company said with daily usage of 3 hours, the earbuds will last a week.

On the audio side, each earbud gets a 10mm driver with realme’s Dynamic Bass Boost technology. The earbuds consist of R1Q True Wireless chip that enables low latency Gaming Mode. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth and supports AAC audio codec.

The case has a microUSB port for charging and both, the earbuds as well as the case, take two hours to fully charge. Lastly, the earbuds have IPX4 water resistance, meaning it can withstand some sweat and a few droplets.

The realme Buds Q cost INR 1,999 in India and will be available in three color options – Quite Black, Quite Yellow, and Quite White. Sales start from July 1 via and The earbuds shall be competing against Xiaomi’s Redmi Earbuds S which are priced slightly lower at INR 1,7999.

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