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Solo New York Cameron Rolltop: The bag I’ve been living in for months

Fits my laptop and all my other gadgets!

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Sure, looking for the perfect gadget that matches your every need is important. But, you want to know what’s also vital? Finding a bag that will perfectly house all these gizmos and gadgets.

There’s a slew of bag options available these days, but finding one that fits your style — and all your stuff — is especially a challenge for girls. Most of the time, laptop bags just look too sporty for my casual taste. Not that I want something feminine; I just don’t want my pack to scream “I’m-going-to-do-sports!” when I use it every day or when I travel for leisure and event coverage. I’ve long been in search of the perfect neutral bag that can house all my gear and yet be presentable enough in whatever scenario I’m in.


Lo and behold, Solo’s Cameron Rolltop bag has been doing all that for me for the past few months.

From casual to girly, my everyday wardrobe changes on a daily basis. Thankfully, this bag is neutral enough to match those different #OOTDs. I actually love that this bag is a little “manly” as that adds a good contrasting detail to my (sometimes) feminine looks.

There are two pockets up front: the first has card slots inside and the second has pockets for pens and other tiny things, plus a clip that will hold your keys so you never have to fumble around in your bag to find them! The two open side pockets are also pretty useful — one has become the permanent place for my power bank, and the other, a spot for my water bottle. Even with my laptop, an external hard drive, and a slew of cords in the bag, this thing can still fit a change of clothes for the gym.

Yep, it’s pretty spacious! What did I tell you:

I’ve even lugged this thing around on my travels! The padded back features a slit that allows you to attach it to your luggage for effortless carrying. I’ve literally brought this bag around on coverage from country to country and it’s definitely proven its worth.

You don’t even have to worry about ruining the bag; it’s made of waxed canvas that’s supposed to look better with everyday wear and tear. (Yes folks, that aged look is in!) I especially love that the bottom is made from a different (easier to clean) material so I can put it down anywhere without dirtying it. Solo New York also has a five-year guarantee from defects for each purchase.

If you’re looking for a bag that’s stylish, durable, and can fit your laptop, plus all other stuff in between, the Cameron Rolltop bag from Solo New York may be for you.

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Unboxing a CUSTOM Apple Watch Series 5

Titanium is a new option

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This is our Apple Watch Series 5 Unboxing and Hands-On.

For the first time, you can customize Apple Watch Studio, pick your case, and your dream band before you check-out. Apart from the usual aluminum and stainless steel, this year ceramic is back, and titanium is a new option.


In this video, we unboxed a custom Apple Watch. I chose a 44mm Apple Watch with a stainless steel with a Milanese loop. Go over the new features in Series 5 and WatchOS 6.

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How to wear nude: The perfect summer to fall transition

Look chic this transitional season with a color you most probably have in your closet

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The combination of cool breeze and sunny skies can only mean one thing: summer isn’t completely over but autumn is almost here. Dressing during this transitional season can be tricky — sweaters and boots can still be too warm during the day, yet the wind can easily blow your favorite summer dress up.

And then there’s color. Summer whites and bright colors have to slowly start taking a back seat to give way to fall’s earthy tones. My go-to during this summer-to-fall transition is a closet staple all of us should already own: nude. All 50 shades of it. Here are some styling tricks you can take note of before heading out this month of September:


Layer with linens

Linen-blend paperbag shorts from & Other Stories

There are very few things more comfortable than linen during the summer. On days when temperatures fluctuate more than usual, wearing layers with a linen piece can be your go-to. Combine it with something warmer like a cotton sweater. You can also throw a blazer on top if the weather permits.

Slip into a slip dress

Slip dress from ARA

Who says you need to give your slip dresses a break this season? You can keep wearing those silk pieces as you transition into fall with a warm turtle neck sweater underneath or over it to turn it into a skirt.

Keep calm and carry the mini bag

Leather mini bag from Looks Like Summer

Mini bags may be the it accessory this summer, but it doesn’t mean you have to wait until next year to keep using them. Neutrals like nude will work with your outfit when styled appropriately for the season, even when the item is no longer trendy.

Power dress with an extra long coat

Nude trench from & Other Stories

Sweating underneath a powerful outfit is neither attractive nor commanding. Power dressing when it’s hot and humid out is not easy, especially when getting to work involves a lot of walking or subway rides. During this summer-to-fall transition, you can bring that light-colored coat from spring and wear it over your work outfit when needed. Plus points if your smartphone (or its case) doesn’t ruin the look, but actually matches with it. Thankfully my Almond OnePlus 7 Pro does.

There are many other ways to survive the summer-to-fall transition as stylishly as possible, but there’s nothing like sticking to pieces you most probably already have in your wardrobe — and styling them for the season — instead of buying more pieces that you won’t be able to wear until next year. There is, for sure, something nude in your closet that’s begging to be worn. It’s a staple that works with almost anything, may it be summer or fall.


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Huawei Freebuds 3: AirPods with noise cancellation

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Huawei has never been shy about putting their products up against Apple’s. And the Huawei Freebuds 3 is no exception. It’s essentially the AirPods, but better.

The Huawei Freebuds 3 clearly has its crosshairs on the AirPods. One look and you know that’s what Huawei was going for.


 

It’s not the earbuds that some people find intrusive. These fit nicely in your ear without feeling invasive.

The other thing that sets it apart is adaptive noise cancellation. Thanks to the Kirin A1 chip, the Freebuds 3 is supposedly capable of 15-decibel ambient noise reduction. That’s remarkable for its size and easily blows the AirPods out of the water. It even has what it calls the bone sensor. The tech claims it can better pick up your voice through bone vibrations so that your voice comes across clear during a call.

Controls are also built into the the earbuds. Double tap the right to play or switch music. Do the same on the left to turn on/off ANC function.  And much like other wireless earbuds of note, playback pauses when taken off, and resumes once put back in.

These earbuds promises up to 4 hours of playback time and up to 20 hours with the charging case. Speaking of charging, you can juice it up via USB-C and the case also supports wireless charging. Pricing has yet to be announced but the device will go on sale later in 2019.

Oh and, it also comes in black.

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