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realme launches affordable wireless buds, powerbank and backpack!

They won’t break your bank

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With the global pandemic keeping us apart, indoors, and out of our minds, realme Philippines is releasing new products — the realme Buds Air Neo, Powerbank 2, and Adventure Backpack!

These new items are meant to complement their line-up to help us keep sane. They’ve already launched five smartphones, a fitness band, and smart audio devices but, they’re not stopping there.

realme Buds Air Neo

The realme Buds Air Neo offers the first Super Low Latency 119.2ms Gaming Mode in the sub-1,500 segment. You can enjoy a rich audio experience with its 13mm Bass Boost Driver, delivering on quality dynamism and layers of the bass notes.

If you’re out for necessities, the realme Buds Air won’t fail you on battery life, assuring you a total 17 hours of playback with the charging case.

The Realme Buds Air Neo will be available in Pop White for now. Other colors on the way are Punk Green and Rock Red. Any immersive wireless sound shouldn’t come with a price that’ll cost an arm or a leg that why the Buds come at a price tag of PhP 1,990.

Powerbank 2

A digital lifestyle of endless use can exhaust any device. To make less a pain while you don’t want to be tied town to your nearest outlet, Realme is launching their Powerbank 2.

The powerbank’s 10,000mAh power gets an upgrade with its 18W two-way Quick Charge capability. It even features low-current charging that can be enabled through a double tap on the power button for safe charging.

With its 13-layer Circuit Protection and high-grade safety features, the Realme Powerbank 2 won’t struggle with capacity degradation even after 500 charges. It has both USB-A and Type-C charging ports.

The realme Powerbank 2 is decked out in new micro stripes design with black and yellow colors. The Powerbank 2 costs PhP 1,190.

Adventure Backpack

Realme Philippines brings the latest addition to its branded merchandise: the Realme Adventure Backpack.

It has easy-access side pockets and zippers, a multifunctional band, an extra-padded silk handle, thick pearl cotton straps, and a trolley strap. It is made of a 650D high-density British Oxford Cotton, a high-grade combed cotton fabric, for durability.

On top of that, the backpack has a storage capacity of 32L. If you want to bring your devices, it’s got room. The backpack has a 4-level splash resistance treatment, a separate laptop sleeve that can hold a 17-inch notebook, and a safety buckle to keep everything in place.

The Adventure Backpack has a price tag of PhP 1,490.

Launch deals

Lazada customers will enjoy a PhP 200 discount on each of the new products during a special initial offering promo on June 19, starting at 12 AM. Shopee shoppers can also avail a special discounted price of PhP 1,737  for the realme Buds Air Neo and PgP 961 for the Powerbank 2 from 12 AM to 8:59 PM and from 12 PM to 11:59 PM

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Nokia Power Earbuds launches globally

The earbuds that come with ‘150-hour battery life’

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Nokia Power Earbuds

First announced in China, the Nokia Power Earbuds have now officially been launched globally.

The Power Earbuds have the traditional set of components for the emerging technology: two in-ear pieces and a charging case. The set comes in two colors: charcoal black and light gray.

Inside, the earbuds sport a 6mm graphene driver unit, supposedly putting out high-quality audio. It is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing hands-free operation.

It supports Bluetooth 5.0, extending usage by up to 800 feet.  The Power Earbuds are certified for IP7 resistance. Supposedly, users can submerge the earbuds underwater for up to 30 minutes.

As for battery life, Nokia presents an interesting caveat. The earbuds themselves don’t last for 150 hours; instead, they last for a more believable 5-hour charge. Each bud contains only 50mAh capacity for battery life.

The gargantuan battery belongs to the charging case. The 3000mAh case has as much battery life as a smartphone. As such, users can charge the earbuds multiple times through the case before charging the case itself.

Pricing and availability will follow shortly.

 

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Apple Watch Series 6 vs Watch SE: Unboxing and Buyer’s Guide

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There’s a new Apple Watch iteration every year — although this year, we have two new models to unbox. Other than that, we also have the newest one-piece bands called ‘Solo Loop’ — both in silicon and braided.

Although Apple completely removed the charging brick out from the usual packaging, they packed several new features on the Watch Series 6 including the new blood oxygen sensor and Always-On Altimeter. Meanwhile, the Watch SE is meant for people who’d want to experience Apple’s wearable without having to spend too much.

Between these two, which of them is your GadgetMatch? Or are you struggling to choose one?

You can head over to our latest Apple Watch Series 6 vs Apple Watch SE Unboxing and Buyer’s Guide right here to find out more.

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Apple has removed free chargers from the Apple Watch

For eco-friendly reasons

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Three months ago, a spicy rumor made its way across the internet. According to an analyst, Apple will stop shipping upcoming iPhones with a free charger. Naturally, the rumored decision met with a lot of criticism. Now, however, all rumors are gone; Apple has removed free chargers from the Apple Watch.

In the big Time Flies event today, Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE. Though both smartwatches have impressive specs, they will miss one of the most essential accessories for devices: a plug-in charger. Instead of the wired adapter, the device should come with a wireless adapter for wireless charging.

Finally, Apple has confirmed the landmark decision. Announced by Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives, the accessory’s removal comes as part of Apple’s initiative to reduce the company’s environmental impact. The company has previously announced a plan to go carbon neutral by 2030.

Of course, Apple might have other reasons to remove the charger. According to a previous rumors, 5G hardware has considerably upped Apple’s costs across the board. Removing “non-essential” accessories might reduce Apple’s productions costs and might keep prices relatively around the same range. Curiously, the Apple Watch’s titanium and Hermes models will still ship with power adapters, despite the on-paper environmental reasons.

Also, according to a new rumor, Apple isn’t stopping with the Apple Watch. Tech leaker Mark Gurman has hinted that Apple is also removing the power adapter from the iPhone 12’s box.

Unfortunately, Apple did not announce the much-awaited iPhone 12 during the Time Flies event against previous speculation. The company is still set to release the next iPhone generation sometime in the next quarter. If the trend has truly started, you might not see a free charger next month anymore.

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