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realme Hair Dryer review: Quick, good blowouts

Key to a fabulous hair sans the high price tag

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It takes a lot to have fabulous hair. I highly believe it’s your crown that you can’t take off easily. It’s the first thing people notice, and the way it’s styled sometimes dictates how you’ll feel throughout the day.

For years, I was always growing my hair to a certain length to make it easier to style. I can rule how it should look best before attending significant events and celebrations. And sometimes, I can decide how short should I cut it.

However, in the weeks where your hair grew long enough, it can be an inconvenience. When in a rush, you can’t put a helmet on unless you dry your hair quickly. Or you can’t sleep right after your shower because you’ll wet the pillow. These inconveniences led me to search for a hairdryer to address my woes.

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So clean, so good

Before I started my search, I narrowed down my top three non-negotiables. First, it should look pretty to match my aesthetics. Second, it should be easy enough to understand especially for simpletons like yours truly. And lastly, it shouldn’t put a dent in my pocket. Enter realme’s Hair Dryer — an affordable, eye-candy hairdryer.

In case you’re confused, yes. The prominent technology company isn’t just producing smartphones anymore. They have a set of IoT devices focused on domestic living and personal care.

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The company’s very own Hair Dryer sports a minimalist design that looks clean and simple. Somehow, it resembles Xiaomi’s very own Ionic hairdryer. Although, this one is painted with a colorway that anyone will surely be delighted to look at.

Speed and power

The realme Hair Dryer comes with a nozzle that you can easily attach. In case you’re new to this, the nozzle helps direct the airflow instead of blowing all your strands.

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When you’re all set, just plug the Hair Dryer and move the power button. The realme Hair Dryer is easy to use with all these simple toggles and buttons.

Sliding the button upwards will toggle the Soft Wind option, which blows strongly yet isn’t as loud as you’d assume. For a more powerful blow, you can slide the button upwards one more time to utilize Power Wind. It blows forcefully and will make a loud noise that might wake your roomie — if you have one.

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Despite that, I find the Power Wind option to be useful for my daily life. The realme Hair Dryer uses a high-performance fan motor that can dry your hair in just five minutes. For my hair length and thickness, I only needed three full minutes when using Soft Wind, and less than two minutes when using Power Wind.

Generally, you’d numb your arms if you hold on to the Hair Dryer longer mid-air, blowing for five full minutes. But that’s only when you have long hair.

Weighing only 545g and designed ergonomically, the realme Hair Dryer is easy to grip and comfortable to hold onto even for a few minutes. So much that even my seven-year-old niece was able to use it and quickly dry her long hair.

‘Cause you’re hot then you’re cold

You’re yes then you’re no? You’re in then you’re out, you’re up then you’re down? Kidding aside, the realme Hair Dryer has two options for those who can’t seem to choose between being hot and cool.

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There’s a toggle that switches the air from warm to cold, whichever you prefer.

I personally like the cold air, especially when I’m already dressed up for a meeting. It allows me to style my hair easily and gives it a natural oomph.

Moreover, living in a tropical country isn’t ideal for someone who sweats a lot. But what can I do? I’m stuck in a country filled with corruption and beautiful palm trees. It’s like hell in here in terms of heat.

Blowing up warm air to your head can cause your body to sweat from the heat. That won’t’t look nice on your outfit. Especially when wearing blue dress shirts. Trust me, I’ve been there.

In contrast, warm air is ideal when you really need a quick blowout or if you want to alter your hair. But that’s a discussion for another day since it involves hair styling and managing your hair’s wellness.

Nevertheless, the two options are beneficial to your style, hair’s health, and preferences. For a more complex use case, you might need to set your eyes on the more expensive ones.

Safer blowouts

During the course of my blowouts, the realme Hair Dryer heats up a little only when using the Warm Air option. But it’s not heat that should worry you.

After all, realme used flame-retardant, high-grade materials for the device, and built thermal insulation that adheres to the industry’s standards.

Apart from the possible heat issue, you don’t have to worry about your hair getting caught while doing a blowout. The realme Hair Dryer uses a triple-layer protective mesh to block your hair strands and prevent them from getting entangled.

Is the realme Hair Dryer your GadgetMatch?

There are a lot of benefits to using a hairdryer. You can moisturize the hair and scalp, improve your hair’s health, and even reduce frizz.

Not a lot of men bother with using a personal care device, but if you have a thick or long hairstyle, the realme Hair Dryer can be easily your GadgetMatch. Especially if you haven’t personally owned a hairdryer before and are iffy to get one because of staggering price tags.

If you don’t have complicated hair, you probably should start caring about your hair’s health instead. For only PhP 1,690, it’s a small price to pay to keep and/or maintain healthy hair and scalp.

Personally, I like the realme Hair Dryer. It ticks all the right boxes I’m looking for out of a hairdryer: affordable, good-looking, and simply functional.

It’s a tool that will give you good blowouts and might even help skyrocket your confidence. Remember: Your hair is your crown. Don’t ever take it off.

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

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SteelSeries adds world’s lightest gaming mice to Aerox series

The Aerox 5, Aerox 5 Wireless, and Aerox 9 Wireless
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SteelSeries continues to expanded its award-winning Aerox series, adding three new ultra-lightweight gaming mice to the collection.

The new Aerox 5, Aerox 5 Wireless, and Aerox 9 Wireless mice are now available, offering gamers even better precision, speed, and comfort.

Dubbed as the world’s lightest multi-genre and MMO/MOBA gaming mice, the latest peripherals come with customizable features.

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These include programmable buttons for instant access to a gamer’s preferred shortcuts, as well as syncing RGB lighting for a more personalized gaming experience.

Pricing, availability

The three new Aerox mice are now available at SteelSeries’ official Lazada and Shopee stores, as well as Challenger, Courts, Endless passion, Tec Drome, Xtreme, and other major channels.

Refer to the table below for the prices and specs.

Model Specs Price
Aerox 5
  • 66g
  • 9 programmable buttons
  • TrueMove Air sensor
  • 100 percent Virgin Grade PTFE feet
  • 3 RGB zones with Brilliant PrismSync Lighting
  • Water-resistant AquaBarrier with IP54 safety rating
SG$ 149
Aerox 5 Wireless
  • 74g
  • Up to 180 hours of battery life
  • 40 hours of use on a 15-minute charge
  • TrueMove Air Sensor
  • Quantum 2.0 Wireless and Bluetooth
SG$ 229
Aerox 9 Wireless
  • 89g
  • 12 programmable buttons
  • Up to 180 hours of battery life
  • 40 hours of use on a 15-minute charge
  • Quantum 2.0 Wireless and Bluetooth
  • Golden Micro IP54 Switches
SG$ 249

In addition, any purchase of SteelSeries entitles customers to a free one-month GeForce NOW cloud gaming subscription.

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Sony WH-1000XM5 is a luxury for your ears

Improve noise cancelation and audio quality

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Sony remains one of the most important players in the noise-canceling realm. While Bose is also a force in the industry, Sony is doing what it can to improve its own audio technology. Following up its impressive flagship lineup of headphones, the company has announced the WH-1000XM5, a new pair for your discerning ears.

Much like its predecessor, the WH-1000XM5 follows the same tradition of design. The sleeker evolution makes way for a softer, more comfortable fit around your skull, bolstered by synthetic leather.

Under the hood, the headphones sports an additional processor to improve noise cancelation, especially in mid to high frequency ranges. It can also adapt to various user scenarios like those who wear glasses or have long hair.

As always, Sony is also focusing on audio quality. The 30mm driver uses a light dome with carbon fiber composite material to deliver natural sound. Plus, with Sony’s LDAC coding technology, users can enjoy Hi-Fi Audio. DSEE Extreme automatically upscales audio files to high quality. Finally, if your audio can support it, the headphones is compatible with 360 Reality Audio.

The WH-1000XM5 also worked on call quality with four beamforming microphones on the device and noise reduction.

Starting May 20, users can buy the WM-1000XM5 for US$ 399.99.

SEE ALSO: Sony introduces 2022 BRAVIA XR TV lineup with latest tech

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Western Digital introduces ‘world’s fastest’ memory cards, new SSDs

Availability, capacity for memory cards to be announced

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Western Digital, the company behind the renowned SanDisk storage brand, introduced new innovations at their What’s Next Western Digital Event.

Included in the reveal are a new modular SSD ecosystem and the world’s fastest SD and microSD memory cards designed for professionals: the SanDisk Professional PRO-UHS.

Terabytes of storage on the go

The new SanDisk Professional PRO-BLADE modular SSD ecosystem was designed to meet the need for ultrafast portable storage devices.

The powerful ecosystem lets users swap out lightweight and high-capacity PRO-BLADE SSD mags so terabytes worth of storage may be carried easily.

The ecosystem includes:

  • PRO-BLADE SSD Mag
  • PRO-BLADE TRANSPORT portable SSD enclosure
  • PRO-BLADE STATION desktop SSD enclosure

Unmatched speeds

Western Digital also announced read speeds of up to 200MB/s on its SanDisk Extreme PRO memory card line (SD and microSD).

Paired with the new SanDisk professional PRO-READER (SD and microSD), the new products are poised to deliver unmatched speeds to enable users to offload content and other files quickly.

New WD_BLACK SSD

When it comes to gamers, Western Digital also revealed two new additions to its WD_BLACK gaming SSD lineup, with each storage coming with innovative features.

WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD:

  • Read speeds of up to 7,300MB/s
  • Minimized latency, predictive loading, adaptive thermals management
  • Downloadable WD-BLACK Dashboard for Game Mode 2.0
  • Optional heatsink
  • RGB lighting

WD_BLACK P40 Game Drive SSD:

  • USB 3.2 Gen2x2 interface
  • Read speeds of up to 2,000MB/s
  • Downloadable WD_BLACK Dashboard
  • RGB lighting

Availability and storage capacities for the SanDisk memory cards will be announced later. For more information on the newest products, visit www.WDBLACK.com.

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