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One week with the ASUS ZenScreen

See what it can do!

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According to pop rock band, Boys Like Girls, “Two is Better Than One.” Question is: Is that true when it comes to two monitors? I spent a week using the ASUS ZenScreen as a secondary monitor for my laptop, bringing it around with me everywhere I would go.

Full disclosure: I went into this experience questioning the need for a second monitor and expecting to not really need it or even like having to bring it around with me. But I’m coming out of this experience thinking that there definitely are people who will find the ASUS ZenScreen useful in their lives.

This thing is definitely portable. It’s thin, sleek, and light enough that it was pretty easy to get used to the added weight while carrying it along with my laptop. Many of my friends thought that it was a tablet and not an extra monitor. It’s really easy to set up, too. It will work on any laptop, and if you’re worried about having to bring another charger with you because of it, there’s no need to worry. The ASUS ZenScreen draws power from your laptop via its bundled USB-C cable.

After spending one week with it, I’ve found that there are two different ways the ASUS ZenScreen will benefit you. You can use it to be more productive, and you can use it for some fun multitasking, as well.

Let’s start off with the “boring” productivity benefit it can provide. Having a second screen when you’re working on a report and not having to minimize the document you’re working on was one of those little things you don’t think would be such a big deal, but is something I missed when I didn’t have the ZenScreen with me. That second monitor meant that I could have my main document open on my laptop screen and anything I would need to look at for reference would be open on the ZenScreen. So helpful!

Using it for presentations was pretty cool, too. Meeting with someone and using the ZenScreen to show them slides meant I didn’t have to awkwardly keep having to turn the laptop back and forth between myself and the person I was meeting with while seated across from each other. I would just hand them the ZenScreen and viola: We both had a screen to look at!

Now, let’s talk fun. The enjoyable benefit of the ZenScreen was mostly being able to multitask and watch videos no matter what I was doing on my laptop screen. Watching NBA games, Netflix, and GadgetMatch on YouTube (necessary shameless plug) was possible on the side while browsing social media, working on presentations, and reading articles.

Overall, the ASUS ZenScreen is all about being able to multitask, and as I said at the start of this piece, I went into this experience a little skeptical about needing a second screen, but now I can see its benefits.

The ZenScreen retails for US$ 249. The particular model we tried out is the MB16AC which retails at PhP 16,200 in the Philippines.

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OPPO Enco W31 now official

With ‘Environment Noise Cancellation’

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OPPO just announced the pricing and availability of one more TWS headphones option — the OPPO Enco W31.

It has dual microphones that enables the Environment Noise Cancellation feature. OPPO says it shuts out the noise enough so you can focus on whatever you need to focus on, free from any noise distractions.

For sound quality, it has a bass and balance mode for what they say is “high-definition sound quality and rhythmic bass for lifelike audio.” It has tap and touch controls and supports a voice assistant.

It promises up to 15 hours of music playback and up to 12 hours of call time with the charging case. Fully charging the earphones will take only 2.5 hours. It also has an IP54 rating for dust and water resistance.

The OPPO Enco W31 retails for PhP 2990 (US$ 61) and is available for purchase on all open OPPO concept and online stores, official dealers, as well as Shopee and Lazada.

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Best iPhone Cases

Say goodbye to your yellow clear case

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We know a lot of you have been using the newest iPhone 11 series lately. And with the introduction of Apple’s latest-gen iPhone SE, now’s the perfect time to tackle more about our best iPhone cases picks.

From clear to full leather cases, and even the bulky — touch armor ones, we picked the best of the rest for you to try out. Check out more by watching our video here.

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LG launches three new XBoom Go speakers in Singapore

XBoom Go PL7, PL5, and PL2 have well-balanced sounds and compact designs

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There’s one accessory that we need more than ever as we work from home. That’s a bluetooth speaker — it’s portable, convenient, and allows listening to tunes anytime, anywhere. Buyers on the lookout for a great Bluetooth speaker should look no further than LG’s XBoom speaker lineup. After all, LG is launching three new XBoom speakers in Singapore.

These three new speakers are the XBoom Go PL7, PL5, and PL2. All these speakers stand out from the competition through its well-balanced sound, enhanced usability and features, and compact design. LG partnered with MERIDIAN to ensure that its speakers produce high-quality sound with deep bass, clear treble, and rich vocals.

LG’s XBoom Go PL2

As for the XBoom Go PL7, LG equipped the speaker with dual tweeters. Like the rest of the lineup, it also comes with dual passive radiators and dual-action bass feature, as well as a sound boost to deliver consistent, crystal-clear, and bass-thumping sound across all frequencies.

LG also equipped some smarts across all speakers. All XBoom Go speakers support hands-free voice commands and multi-phone pairing. Listeners can take advantage of the built-in Wireless Party Link function to link two XBoom Go PL7 together.

Multi-color lighting is also available for both the XBoom Go PL7 and PL5. This lighting feature employs a sophisticated three-step process to detect the song’s beat and match it with corresponding colors.

On top of all the features, all XBoom Go speakers are IPX5-rated. Thus, listeners can use them for pool parties since the speakers are guaranteed to survive from sprays and splashes.

Interested buyers can buy the XBoom Go PL7, PL5, and PL2 on all authorized retailers (Best Denki, Challenger, COURTS, Harvey Norman, NTUC, and Popular) across Singapore. For more information, visit LG Singapore’s website.

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