realme is staying true to its promise of expanding its device portfolio while keeping with its best-value-for-price principles. The company has launched in the Philippines the realme Watch 2 Pro, realme Watch 2, realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo, and realme Night Light.
realme Watch 2 Pro
Much like other smartwatches these days, the realme Watch 2 Pro aims to be your fitness companion. It comes with a variety of monitoring features. These are an accurate GPS system, an Sp02 monitor for blood oxygen tracking, and a heart rate monitor. For an active lifestyle, it comes with 90 sports modes.
It’s also larger than its predecessor. It has a 1.75-inch (4.4cm) display with 600 nits of peak brightness. It’s also again promising up to 14 days of power with its 390mAh battery. You’re also offered over 100 different watch faces so it’ll never feel old.
More than that, it also lets you control your other realme AIoT devices. Something pretty unique for this smartwatch.The feature is called realme TechLife control.
Launching alongside it is its non-pro sibling, the realme Watch 2. It does much of what the Pro can except it doesn’t have a GPS sensor and has no realme TechLife control.
realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo
In keeping with the active lifestyle theme, the company also launched the realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo. These are the second generation of their basic TWS earbud offering.
It has an improved Dynamic Bass Boost Driver for that pumpy bass along with improved latency. It also promises up to 17 hours of battery life. Presumably including the charging case’s battery capacity.
realme Night Light
Now, they’re really starting to have everything. A peculiar yet welcome addition to the realme TechLife line-up is the realme Night Light.
It has a high-precision motion detection sensor so it can follow your movement in the dark. It also doesn’t consume that much power and has a year-long battery life expectancy.
Pricing and availability
CASETiFY release new Apple Watch-compatible cases, bands
Choose your color
CASETiFY has added new options in its lineup of accessories with the release of Apple Watch impact cases and stainless steel Monolink watch bands.
The CASETiFY Impact Watch case comes in plastic and metal variants, both made of durable PC material with a matt sandblast finish to make it water and sweat-resistant.
Moreover, the metal variant comes with an aluminum finish. The plastic and metal options are both available in black, gold, silver, and rose gold colors for US$ 30 and US$ 39, respectively.
Meanwhile, the CASETiFY Monolink watch bands are made of premium 316L stainless steel with a fine brushed finish, making it corrosion-resistant as well.
It is compatible not only with the Apple Watch series 1 to 8, Ultra, and SE, but also other brands of smartwatches, using 20mm and 24mm straps. The watch band will be available for US$ 89.
Lastly, CASETiFY also offers customers essential watch bands made out of upcycled plastic. These come with personalization options and print choice.
With more than 40 designs, these bands retail for US$ 50.
Designed for MMO: Razer unveils Naga V2 Pro
Most adaptable gaming mouse yet
Razer is not done changing the game this year. The gaming and lifestyle brand has announced the release of the new Naga V2 Pro gaming mouse.
Designed primarily for MMO, the Naga V2 Pro is the company’s most adaptable mouse yet, boasting of:
- 3 interchangeable side plates
- 19+1 programmable buttons
- 22 programmable controls
- Razer HyperScroll Pro Wheel
- Razer HyperSpeed Wireless
- Razer Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor
- Razer Optical Mouse Switches Gen-3
A total upgrade of its predecessor, the Naga Pro, the Naga V2 Pro also supports a wide range of charging and connectivity options for low-latency and uninterrupted gaming.
When it comes to its HyperScroll Pro Wheel, the Naga V2 Pro can have up to 6 scroll wheel modes, including a user-customized mode available within Razer Synapse 3.
The custom mode also allows gamers to make countless adjustments for the best scroll feel depending on the task at hand.
The Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor, meanwhile, enhances the mouse’s aim, smart tracking, asymmetric cut-off, and motion sync.
Razer Naga V2 HyperSpeed
Coming in as another reliable option, Razer has also made the Naga V2 HyperSpeed available.
The slightly more affordable gaming mouse at PhP 6,690 also has Razer’s HyperScroll tech, Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor, and Mechanical Mouse Switches Gen-2.
It can be powered by just one AA battery and last for up to 400 hours on Bluetooth or 250 hours on HyperSpeed Wireless.
This mouse will be made available by December 2022.
5 reasons why I like using a pair of wireless earbuds
Time to say goodbye to wired earphones!
Wireless has always been the future. The newest wireless earbuds innovation is taking over the market by storm for years now. Even smartphones are choosing to let go of the traditional headphone jacks to promote their proprietary products.
In the midst of all these changes, I find myself tangled up in making a decision between using wired earphones or wireless ones.
But for months, I’ve been using JBL Tune 130NC TWS earbuds and in my experience, I’ve realized that wireless earbuds are miles better than the alternative. Here are five reasons why:
1. Do more than just listen
Here’s a fact: wired headphones limit our mobility. And yes I know, nothing is more annoying than wanting to listen to a song or watch a video, and the moment you take out your wired earphones, it’s all tangled up.
Wireless earbuds give me so much convenience as I can easily get them straight out of my pocket. The JBL Tune 130NC enabled me to do more. Having two earbuds without an interconnecting cable is a much simpler equation.
I can freely walk 30 feet to the kitchen and grab a handful of chips without missing a beat of music or a word from a podcast. Also, a lot of smartphones nowadays don’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack, which means true wireless earbuds aren’t just more convenient, they’re actually now a full-blown necessity.
2. Awesome features and functionalities
The fact that the earbuds are wireless does not mean that they will not give you the best sound quality. The JBL Tune 130NC houses 10mm JBL tuned drivers, which deliver a bass-rich audio output. The audio volume is perfect and, hence, does not get uncomfortable or distorted even at 100%.
The bass output is excellent and adds a good amount of thump to the audio. A decent pair of wireless earbuds like the JBL Tune 130NC is more than capable of playing back Spotify at its full bit rate. I’m not losing any sound quality through this.
For a long time, wireless earbuds used to sound noticeably worse than their wired counterparts. They just weren’t capable of the same quality of playback as a pair of wired headphones. Now, it comes with longer-lasting battery life! It can survive more than a few stops on the train before needing a quick charge.
The touch controls are nicely placed and can be easily accessed whenever needed. The controls are hyper responsive and work pretty well.
3. Great at compatibility
The moment I opened the case of the JBL Tune 130NC, my smartphone quickly received a notification for pairing and connecting with it. So convenient!
But the main highlight of the pairing was its customizable audio settings, allowing you to alter the settings to your liking. You can also choose from a few presets in the JBL app by default. You also get audio and video modes for a lower latency which does a fairly decent job.
Finally, coming to the microphone, the JBL Tune wireless earbuds house four microphones (2 on each earbud) that record good-quality audio. Yes, it does capture a noticeable amount of background noise, but taking some calls or attending meetings is okay.
4. Look stylish and sophisticated
It’s simply impossible to look stylish while wearing a pair of bulky headphones that look absolutely messy & inconvenient. This challenge is never an issue with wireless earbuds, thanks to their slender design.
The first thing to notice about JBL Tune 130NC’s charging case is its minimal look. I got the black color variant which comes with a single-toned body that looks pretty neat. They are sporty in look and design.
They are made in such a way that they will remain firm when you are working out. It fits comfortably in my ear and the classy product designs make them an accessory that adds to its overall look. You will surely love it even if you are a casual user of earbuds. It is also affordable despite its stylish looks and nature.
5. It matches my lifestyle
A major benefit that true wireless earbuds have over a traditional pair of earbuds is that they can be used easily for a wide variety of activities.
For instance, I use this every day while working out, watching K-drama series in the middle of the night, listening to music, and refreshing my core memory of every song that I need to study — basically, anything else you can think of!
Another thing I love about JBL Tune 130NC earbuds is how it comes in three different sizes. The shape of the buds is so versatile. These true wireless earbuds nicely fit in my ears and offer a nice secure fit, which adds a decent amount of noise isolation to them.
Is this your Gadgetmatch?
We finally reached the point where you can safely go wire-free with almost no downsides. Whether studying a new song, having a virtual presentation, traveling, or just wanting to be alone with music, the JBL Tune 130NC offers excellent audio quality and decent active noise canceling capabilities which you’ll really love.
Even better, these earbuds are usually ergonomically designed for maximum comfort and an even more secure fit. It all comes down to one highly prized factor: If you can’t get enough of the freedom that true wireless earbuds and their innovative, small, compact, versatile, and easy-to-transport design all delivered, you might wanna check this one out.
The JBL Tune 130NC has a good battery life which means 40 hours of exceptional JBL Pure Bass Sound, coupled with an ergonomic and water-resistant design for all-day comfort in any weather. It also comes with plenty of valuable features like customizable audio settings and touch controls.
Yes, these are not the best-looking earbuds and lack features like in-ear detection or multiple devices connected, but when it comes to sound quality, these wireless earbuds are the best earbuds under the price bracket of PhP 5,999.
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