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Louis Vuitton’s Tambour Horizon smartwatch gets an upgrade

Comes in a new ceramic white and Wear 3100

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Louis Vuitton’s new smartwatches are here and they look oh so good.

If you didn’t already know, French luxury brand Louis Vuitton has smartwatches. First announced in 2017, the original Tambour Horizon was LV’s first foray away from mechanical watches and they’re not stopping there.

This is the new 2019 Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon.

The updated watch comes in a new pristine white version. It features a ceramic case and rotating steal crown with a Monogram 24-hour ring adorned with pink-gold numbers on the Sapphire glass that sits atop the AMOLED touchscreen.

This new release comes with a matching white LV strap that looks pretty awesome and it’s interchangeable, too, so you can always switch to other LV straps of your choice. The watch pictured above features polished steel horns, but if you want your smartwatches extra luxe, it also comes in a version set with 34.97 carat diamonds.

Of course, it comes in other colors, as well. The watches are available in brown, black, and the eclipse version which is looking pretty cool to me with its two-tone look.

It’s not just the looks they’ve upgraded, though. These luxury smartwatches now run on Snapdragon’s Wear 3100 — the latest in wearable processing tech announced just last September. With 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, the new Tambour Harizon is really packing it. This means that you’re also getting the best smartwatch tech inside that beautiful and extravagant wearable exterior.

Aside from basic smartwatch functions like notifications, Google Assistant, and Google Pay or Alipay, you also get Louis Vuitton exclusive features like special LV watch faces which include the “My Travel” face that shows all your travel details and the “My 24 hours” face which features 24 time zones and other details like your step count and daily agenda.

Google Fit is available, though you don’t get a heart rate sensor on the luxury smartwatch as the caseback is reserved for the LV logo on black sapphire glass. Battery time is claimed at a whole day’s worth of use, but it can be extended to six days on watch mode. 

No news on exact pricing or availability has been announced yet but for context, the original Tambour Horizon watches started at US$ 2,450. That may seem like a lot but to add more context, that price is similar to LV’s entry-level mechanical watches. It’s not unheard of to find mechanical watches selling for as much as US$ 50,000 on their website.

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Blow & Dry: Handy, stylish hair dryers for easy blowouts

They deserve to be in your home and in your purse

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Illustration by Kris Blanco

Every now and then, we’ll need a quick blowout to maintain good hair — whether it’s prepping for an event, a quick touch-up before your Zoom call, or about to run an errand and in a bit of a time crunch.

It’s not every day we’ll need a fabulous blow-dryer that will cost us an arm or leg. Or purchase an expensive one and call it an investment. (Guilty as charged!)

Sometimes, what we need are hair dryers that work. Fast and easy, just the way you’ll like it.

Panasonic EH-NA27 Nanoe Hair Dryer

Carol, GadgetMatch’s Lifestyle Editor, swears by Panasonic’s lineup of Nanoe hair dryers. While her personal choices are a bit chic and ritzy, there are affordable options that certainly do the trick.

The Panasonic EH-Na27 brings in its patented technology, gathering water from the air, and uses it — along with negative ions — to create Nanoe droplets and Double Mineral Ions. It’s the secret to shiny and bouncy hair!

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Mi Ionic Hair Dryer

If you’re looking for an affordable yet good-looking hair dryer, say no more. Xiaomi’s Mi Ionic hair dryer solves all your dilemmas: a portable form factor, minimalist and classy design (especially in that white colorway), high volume, and quick-drying technology.

Since it’s an ionic hairdryer, it’s supposedly safer and better compared to ceramic ones — and it won’t leave your hair smelling burnt.

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Soocas H5/H3s Hair Dryer

Chay, GadgetMatch’s Creative Director, shared how her GadgetMatch in 2018 was not a phone but a hair dryer. Yes, it was a Soocas hair dryer, which recently had a product refresh.

To Chay, the Soocas hairdryer ticks her three main considerations in looking for a hair dryer: price, power, and design. And more importantly, it doesn’t stop working from overheating despite having an affordable price tag.

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Philips Drycare Advanced Hair Dryer HP8233/00

Philips has been around for years, and they certainly produce hair dryers within your reach. The Philips Drycare Advanced hair dryer comes with a professional power as if you have your own hairdresser.

It also comes with multiple temperature settings for less hair damage and a long-lasting look. And more importantly, it sports technology that has an anti-frizz effect to help you achieve that shiny-looking hair.

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Imarflex Hair Dryer HD-2210C

If you prefer it classic and generic like any hair dryers found in your mom’s closet, Imarflex retained that familiar look with its hair dryers. The HD-2210C comes with Ionic haircare system and easy toggle between hot and cold temperature settings.

It makes for the perfect hair dryer for a quick and easy blowout, especially when you’re in a hurry. And it certainly won’t break your wallet.

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The Starbucks x FILA collection is what we need for hot summer vibes

Live life and have fun in a distinct style

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Starbucks x FILA collection

Hold up! Hot girl summer ain’t over yet.

For the first time, Starbucks is collaborating with FILA on an exclusive, co-branded collection of sporty-street-summery style essentials.

Starbucks x FILA: 12 oz Double Wall Ceramic Mug (PhP 1,095), Mesh Bag [Lazada Exclusive] (PhP 1,595)

The Starbucks x FILA collection blends rich brand heritage with classic and modern design. Wearing FILA’s signature white, navy, and red, the collection showcases bold yet timeless designs as seen in the drinkware and lifestyle accessories.

Surely, you’d love to get your hands on these accessories if you’re a fan of timeless yet distinct styles. It’s evident in these tumblers, cups, pouches, and bags!

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Starbucks x FILA collection

Starbucks x FILA: 20 oz Stainless Steel Water Bottle (PhP 1,595), 24 oz Plastic Cold Cup (PhP 895), Pouch (PhP 795)

Starbucks x FILA collection will be available starting July 20, 2021, at select Starbucks stores across the Asia-Pacific region while supplies last. In the Philippines, it will also be available in the Starbucks flagship store on Lazada.

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Thecoopidea makes the coolest and cutest accessories

They’re just oh so cute!

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Caution: cuteness overload!

Thecoopidea, a lifestyle brand established in 2012, has a lot of partnerships with cute brands like Sanrio, Line, and Barbapapa. They weren’t on my radar until a friend shared with me their Sanrio collaboration — which made me giddy.

From wireless charging pads, true wireless earbuds, power banks, and even Apple watch strap sets, thecoopidea’s collaboration surely can make your accessories look cute and fun.

Sanrio Collection

Thecoopidea collaborated with Sanrio, producing gadgets and accessories branded with our favorite characters. From Hello Kitty, My Melody, Little Twin Stars, Cinnamoroll, Pompompurin, Marumofubiyori, and even Ahirunopekkle — they’re just oh so cute.

Barbapapa collection

Even the popular cartoon Barbapapa — based on a children’s picture book of the same name — has a collaboration with thecoopidea in a sweet black and pink theme.

Line Friends meets thecoopidea

Mini Brown and Mini Cony of LINE friends found themselves floating in cuteness in thecoopidea’s store. The collection introduces charging pads, belts, wireless earbuds, laptop sleeves, and backpacks — all in LINE Friends branding.

For more cute products and accessories, visit thecoopidea.com.

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