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Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds2 Pro is for audiophiles

Available August 26

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In the past, the debate between wired and wireless audio raged in favor of the quality of the former. However, wireless audio has made great strides in delivering both convenience and quality in one captivating package. Unveiled during the latest Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung has a new wireless care package for audiophiles: the Galaxy Buds2 Pro.

Featuring a 15 percent slimmer design, the wireless pair is all for ergonomics, preventing shifts in position while working out. It also comes with active noise cancellation to keep things between you and your music while on the go.

In terms of audio quality, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro has a coaxial two-way speaker and supports 24-bit Hi-Fi audio, providing crystal-clear music wherever you are. Plus, with the new Samsung seamless codec, disconnections won’t be much of an issue, keeping the music going.

As is common in a lot of earbuds, the new pair comes with gesture controls. However, with Samsung’s SmartThings, users can easily switch between different audio sources — from your phone to your tablet to your TV — with just a single gesture. Additionally, the feature will allow users to find the earbuds in case they get lost.

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro will start selling on August 26. Pre-orders will start on August 10. Those who pre-order the device can avail of a free wireless charger, up to US$ 75 worth of trade-in value, and US$ 30 credit on Samsung accessories.

It will come in Graphite, White, and Bora Purple. It sells for US$ 229.99.

Any Galaxy Z Fold4 pre-orders will get the same free memory upgrade, a Standing Cover with Pen case, and up to US$ 1,000 of trade-in value.


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realme Buds T100 releases in the Philippines

‘Groove 24/7’

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realme Buds T100

The realme AI TechLife portfolio just keeps expanding. The newest addition to the list is a pair of TWS earbuds — the realme Buds T100.

At first glance, the Buds T100 looks pretty much like any other TWS earbuds. You know, the ones that mimic the look of the AirPods. But other than White, this one also comes in Black.

More importantly, this one isn’t gonna break the bank as it retails for just PhP 1,299.

The fine print says the Buds T100 has a 10mm Dynamic Bass Driver. It also features 88ms Super Low Latency and Environmental Noise Cancellation. Each bud has a 40mAh battery and the charging case adds an extra 400mAh. It promises up to 28 hours of total playback.

It’s compatible with the latest Bluetooth 5.3 connection and with a distance of up to 10 meters away from its paired device. It features touch controls that can be customized on the realme Link app. Lastly, it has IPX5 Water Resistance making it sweat and mini-splash proof.

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Huawei releases FreeBuds Pro 2 in the Philippines

With ANC 2.0 technology

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FreeBuds Pro 2

Huawei has released its latest TWS Bluetooth earbuds — the FreeBuds Pro 2 — in the Philippines.

The FreeBuds Pro 2 will retail for PhP 9,999 via Huawei’s Shopee and Lazada shops, online stores, authorized retail outlets.

The device will be available in Silver Blue, Ceramic White, and Silver Frost, with an installment payment option.

ANC 2.0: Creating a quiet world

The latest earbuds feature an adaptive active noise cancellation (ANC) technology, along with the original integrated call noise cancellation to enable users to dynamically listen to their preferred music or content.

This intelligent ANC 2.0 takes what noise cancellation is capable of even further, as the FreeBuds Pro 2 can accurately identify and judge the external sound field environment with changes.

For instance, when a user is in the subway, the noise cancellation effects deepen and reduces severe low-frequency noise. In contrast, when in coffee shops, the ANC intelligently adapts. In any case, the earbuds keep users immersed to whatever they’re listening to.

On top of this innovative technology, the FreeBuds Pro 2 has up to 30 hours of playback time, thanks to its 580mAh charging case. Boosted by its 11mm driver, the earbuds is also rated IP 54 for splash, water, and dust resistance.

 

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Apple AirPods Pro 2 Review

Is it worth the upgrade?

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After years of waiting, Apple has finally updated their AirPods Pro from 2019.

The AirPods Pro 2nd Generation may look like its old predecessor, but it offers more than what its “unchanged” look.

There’s an upgraded H2 chip, better ANC, longer battery life, a charging case with speakers and MagSafe, and more!

But are these features worth the upgrade?

Or is it better for a first-time AirPods user to invest on the AirPods 3 instead?

Head over to our in-depth Apple AirPods 2 review to feed your curiosities.

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