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Sony’s new speaker can literally hold your beer

Perfect for outdoor parties!

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You don’t need much to host a kicking party these days. Today, house parties are defined by two things — a smartphone and a free Spotify account. External speakers have turned into completely optional tools. Even then, speakers are now sleeker and sexier. The days of huge boomboxes are over.

Of course, outdoor parties are a completely different story. Sometimes, flagship smartphones aren’t even enough to power an entirely open field. To get the outdoor party going, you’d need something meatier. Smartphones have made huge speakers obsolete in an indoor setting; however, the huge boombox finds a new home out in the open.

At CES 2019, Sony revolutionizes the audio industry once again. The company’s new speaker will bring the boom to your outdoor party.

The new GTK-PG10 sports a specialized digital signal processor. The speaker’s processor optimizes audio output for outdoor scenarios.

The cube-shaped speaker also switches between two form factor configurations. The top panel unfolds into a usable surface with four cup holders. With such a unique feature, the speaker’s top portion is splash-proof, building a modicum of resistance for woozy beer drinkers. Also, the unfolded configuration angles the speakers upward, blasting sound across a wider area.

As for input and output, the speaker can connect through Bluetooth, USB, microphone, and AUX. It also carries a traditional FM radio.

Sony’s new speaker is a fresh take on the outdoor music scene. At the very least, it’s a strange new direction for the brand. Fresh off traditional TV and smartphone launches, Sony has created a speaker that can literally hold your beer.

SEE ALSO: Sony Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact, and XZ Premium now have Android Pie

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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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