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OPPO Enco W51: Noise off, your world on

For when you like to zone out or focus

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Since the start of the pandemic, we have been shrouded with bad news and negativity. With daily updates of COVID-19 cases and deaths, national issues, controversies and bashing all over social media, you can’t help but wish you have a way to drown out all the noise and focus on the things and people that matter.

I thought living alone was enough to keep me on track of things I have to accomplish and personal goals I want to achieve. However, there were just really too many distractions.

Luckily, just before the long weekend of November, I got my hands on the perfect partner for focus and tranquility — the OPPO Enco W51 True Wireless Headphones.

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Just the right fit

As someone who’s been in search for the best earbuds, I’ve always preferred ones that had similar aesthetics with the Apple AirPods. I would always try out the ones with black variants in stores such as the Joyroom JR-TO4S TWS Earbuds that exudes sleekness and elegance.

So when I acquired the OPPO Enco W51, its design was visually refreshing and I didn’t expect that it would also be just the right fit for me.

The W51 uses flat stems compared to the AirPods that used cylinders with a unibody construction. The inner surface of this pill-shaped earbud has a matte finish while its outer surface has a glossy look, adding a nice and sleek touch to its overall design.

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The earbuds are lightweight and breathable and it uses silicone tips that doesn’t sit too deeply inside my ear, providing a comfortable wearing experience. I tried all the sizes of the tips and I figured the default medium size fit me best.

The earbuds don’t easily fall off my ears even when I wore it while doing HIIT workouts at home. I also didn’t have to worry when I sweat since the W51is structurally designed for IP54 dust and water resistance.

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It’s even a bonus that these earbuds came in a pillow-shaped plastic case that has a glossy finish, making it easy to carry and slide in and out of my pocket when I had to go out for errands.

The perfect pair 

One thing that really worked to my advantage is that the W51 seamlessly paired with my device the moment I opened the case. As it supports Bluetooth 5.0 and adopts the newest Bluetooth low-latency binaural transmission standards, it also provides stable connection even when my phone is not beside me.

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I didn’t experience any lags and delays with the audio when I listened to music via Spotify or watched videos on Youtube or Netflix.

I also thoroughly enjoyed my K-Drama marathons or sound trip sessions at night after work, since I was able to prove that I can really use the W51 for 3.5 to 4 hours straight without returning it back in its case.

OPPO Enco 51

Team Do San?

Drown out all the noise. Listen to what matters.

On certain days that I wanted to isolate myself from everything that’s happening around me and really need to focus on work or a side hustle, the W51 instantly became my best duo.

As OPPO’s first TWS earbuds to offer active noise cancellation as it is equipped with triple microphone noise reduction technology, it did a surprisingly good job at cutting out ambient sounds.

When Typhoon Rolly and Ulysses ravaged the metro, I was still able to finish my work presentations and read through my books without being distracted. I just had to double tap the left stem to enable active noise cancellation and it totally blocks out the sound of rain and howling winds.

I even tried listening to music on my phone while a Youtube video plays on my laptop and I was surprised that I could no longer hear the voice of the vlogger.

Moving to its microphone performance, the OPPO Enco W51 delivers remarkable call quality for both ends of calls.

I’ve been using these earbuds for team meetings, voice and video calls with friends and family for almost three weeks. When I ask if they can hear me clearly, they would say that my voice is loud and clear as if I’m just in front of them and they can’t even hear any ambient sounds.

Is this your GadgetMatch?

With features that are not so often seen in true wireless earbuds at this price, the OPPO Enco W51 is actually a good bargain. It’s a pretty great contender when compared to premium headphones from Sony or the Apple Airpods Pro with its seamless pairing, active noise cancellation, water and dust resistance, and excellent call quality.

If you’re someone who likes to zone out from time to time to time the OPPO Enco W51 could be your GadgetMatch. If you want to eliminate noise and unnecessary chatter when you’re doing something important like talking to someone who you’d really want to engage with or just want some relaxation by listening to your own world, this TWS pair does the job admirably.

It retails for PhP 3,690 in the Philippines and is available in floral white.

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OnePlus 11 series launches internationally

With OnePlus Pad and OnePlus Buds Pro 2

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Last month, OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 11 series in China. A China-exclusive launch usually means a global launch is on the horizon. That’s just what OnePlus did today in New York. While the surprise was already spoiled last month, the brand still had a good share of surprises. Besides the international launch of the OnePlus 11 series, take a look at the new OnePlus Pad and the OnePlus Featuring Keyboard 81 Pro.

OnePlus 11 5G

As revealed last month, the OnePlus 11 5G is one of the first smartphones this year to tout the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The smartphone comes with up to 16GB LPDDR5X RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. Plus, everything is made even better with a 6.7-inch LTPO 3.0 2K AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate.

Behind everything, the OnePlus 11 touts its black-hole-inspired camera bump. The setup features three shooters: a 50-megapixel main sensor, a 32-megapixel telephoto shooter, and a 48-megapixel ultrawide camera. It also has a 16-megapixel selfie shooter.

Underneath everything is a 5000mAh battery, capable of 100W wired charging.

OnePlus Buds Pro 2

Touting the MelodyBoost Dual Drivers co-created with Dynaudio, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 expands its capabilities in the lower frequencies to deliver richer bass. Plus, it also has an equalizer crafted by award-winning composer Hans Zimmer.

It is also the first TWS earbuds to adopt Android 13’s spatial audio, making the pair a perfect device for YouTube and Disney+. With TUV-certified Smart Adaptive Noise Cancelling, the wearable can filter up to 48dB of noise from your environment — which users can customize with a transparency mode.

Finally, OnePlus says that a single charge can last up to 39 hours with the case.

OnePlus Pad

One of the new surprises for this event, the OnePlus Pad is the brand’s first flagship foray into the tablet market. The new tablet sports the Dimensity 9000 chipset, featuring the Cortex-X2 core clocking in at 3.05GHz of performance. It also comes with 12GB of RAM.

Outside the tablet’s impressive hardware, the OnePlus Pad comes with an 11.61-inch screen with 144Hz refresh rate. With a large 9510mAh battery, the tablet can reportedly last up to 12 hours while watching videos and up to a month on standby.

OnePlus Featuring Keyboard 81

Finally, rounding out the brand’s efforts to expand its ecosystem, the OnePlus Featuring Keyboard 81 is the brand’s first mechanical keyboard. Built with Keychron technology, users can fully customize the keyboard according to their needs.

Price and availability

Both the OnePlus 11 5G and the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 will start accepting preorders today. The devices will start shipping out on February 16.

The OnePlus 11 5G comes in Titan Black and Eternal Green. The smartphone will start at US$ 699 for the 8GB/128GB variant and will go up to US$ 799 for the 16GB/256GB variant.

Meanwhile, the OnePlus Buds 2 Pro will come in Obsidian Black and Arbor Green. It will sell for US$ 179.

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Logitech Valentine’s accessory gift guide

POP series, Aurora Collection, more

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Logitech Valentine's

Logitech has just released its Valentine’s season gift guide for Singapore.

The list includes a great range of gaming peripherals they are known for, including the POP series, Aurora collection, and MX mechanical keyboards.

POP Series

Logitech Valentine's

 

For a minimalist and beautifully retro-themed setup, the POP Keys and POP Mouse are perfect additions.

The keyboard resembles a typewriter with its scooped mechanical keys, but also comes with 8 swappable emoji keys. The mouse features a top button that opens emoji menus for one-tap convenience.

These products are available in 5 fun and vibrant colors, giving playful aesthetic to users.

  • POP Keys: SG$ 169
  • POP Mouse: SG$ 54

Aurora Collection

Logitech Valentine's

Wanting a drift away from usual RGB gaming products? The Aurora Collection has a softer aesthetic with its dreamy take on headsets, keyboards, and mice.

Products under this line include the wireless gaming mouse designed for players with smaller hands, thanks to its compact form and sculpted thumb rest, and wireless gaming headset with rotatable ear cups.

The gaming keyboards, meanwhile, have a compact, tenkeyless layout, and adjustable height for comfortable all-day long gaming.

  • Logitech G735 gaming headset: SG$ 329
  • Logitech G715 gaming keyboard: SG$ 299
  • Logitech G713 gaming keyboard: SG$ 269
  • Logitech G705 gaming mouse: SG$ 162

MX Mechanical keyboards

Mechanical keyboards from the MX range deliver high-performance mechanical typing to boost productivity in the workplace.

The MX Mechanical, specifically, features the Tactile Quiet key switch to make it one of the quietest keyboards, while the MX Master 3S has an 8,000 DPI optical sensor.

  • MX Master 3S: SG$ 189
  • MX Mechanical: SG$ 339
  • MX Mechanical Mini: SG$ 289

Lastly, customers may also want to check the following devices:

Logitech G502 X PLUS – SG$ 255

Coming from the G502X series, this gaming mouse has some of the most advanced gaming technologies all rolled into an iconic form factor to help users achieve an unrivaled experience.

ERGO K860 wireless split keyboard – SG$ 229

Designed to improve typing posture, the ERGO K860 has an ergonomic design which showcases a curved, split keyframe. It includes a pillowed integrated palm rest.

Lift Vertical Ergonomic Mouse – SG$ 119

With a unique 57-degree vertical design, this mouse is a great fit for small and medium-sized palms as it takes the pressure off the wrist for a more relaxing grip.

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Logitech launches first-ever gaming earbuds

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Logitech G Fits

Logitech is venturing into the gaming accessories scene with the release of its first-ever gaming grade earbuds, the Logitech G FITS.

The wearables are the first earbuds from the brand to feature Lightspeed wireless, giving users pro-grade wireless connection for their PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and 5, Nintendo Switch, and Android devices via USB-A or USB-C.

The true wireless gaming earbuds have 15 hours of total listening time. That’s seven (7) on their own and an additional eight (8) with the charging case. When connected via Bluetooth, the total battery life in one full charge stretches up to 22 hours.

The Logitech G FITS also feature the patented Lightform technology, which allows users to get a contoured and custom fit in just a minute.

They simply have to connect to the Logitech G FITS app which then triggers a number of embedded LEDs and harden the gel-filled tips to suit one’s ear as ideal as possible.

The same app may also be utilized for an equalizer to tailor-fit the listening experience, especially if one wants to emphasize bass or fine tune the settings.

Price, availability

The Logitech G FITS is now available in major retail stores and online via Lazada and Shopee for SG$ 389.

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