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Ziploc x BEAMS collab will make your packed lunch #OOTD-ready

It’s looking pretty good, TBH

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We all know how Ziplocs have shaped our childhood lunches. These days, though, Ziplocs aren’t just the disposable one-use bags we grew up with. Well, not if Japanese label BEAMS can help it.

Introducing the newest in bag fashion: The Ziploc x BEAMS collaboration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5NDaII1ODQ

Yep, you saw right. They’re actual bags made in true Ziploc fashion. Look again:

Rucksack, US$ 126

They even have the blue and red snap closure! And, it’s not just the backpacks they’re sporting. There’s a tote bag…

Tote, US$ 106

… an even a fanny pack!

Fanny Pack, US$ 85

For those who prefer to travel light, there’s a small pouch reminiscent of waterproof phone pouches.

Sacoche, US$ 17

If bags aren’t your thing, there’s also headwear with a choice between two styles. All, of course, with that signature Ziploc look.

Cap, US$ 87

Sun Vison, US$ 81

There’s even a snazzy-looking umbrella…

Umbrella, US$ 89

… and this apron that looks right out of your childhood.

Apron, US$ 97

Last but not the least, the best Ziploc bag you’ll ever see:

Pouch, US$ 11

All things considered, the collection actually looks pretty good. Proof:

Who would’ve though that these lunch bags would ever look this good? It’s a fashion statement that hits you right in the childhood. I’m never looking at Ziploc the same way again.

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Galaxy Watch5 series, Buds 2 Pro price in the Philippines

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The foldables aren’t the only ones announced at Samsung Unpacked. We were also treated to a pair of smartwatches and a new TWS earphone. These are the Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch5 Pro, and Galaxy Buds2 Pro. 

Galaxy Watch5 

The Galaxy Watch5 is all about helping Galaxy users be in their best shape possible. 

This includes equipping the watch with a host of health monitoring features. Most prominently, there’s the BioActive Sensor. Essentially, it’s one chip that enables three other sensors which are the Optical Heart Rate, Electrical Heart Signal, and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis. 

Too much to take in? Just think of it as a new tech that enables the Galaxy Watch5 to perform its function of getting you healthy. That’s through Samsung’s Holistic Health approach. 

You can record your Body Composition and the Watch5 will help tailor workouts that work well to achieving your fitness goals. But it goes beyond workouts. It also has suggestions for your post-workout, rest, and recovery process. Like an actual trainer, but on your wrist. 

There’s also the other usual smartwatch functions like Sleep tracking, getting your notifications and what not. It also comes with a 13 percent larger battery. 

The display is made of Sapphire Crystal which Samsung swears is tougher than most other materials used on other smartwatches.

The Galaxy Watch5 comes in different sizes and colors with the following pricing: 

40mmGalaxy Watch5  (Graphite, Pink Gold, Silver )

  • LTE – PHP 19,990
  • Bluetooth – PHP 16,990

44mmGalaxy Watch5 (Graphite, Sapphire, Silver)

  • LTE – PHP 21,990
  • Bluetooth – PHP 18,990

Galaxy Watch5 Pro

The Galaxy Watch5 Pro is everything the Galaxy Watch5 is but made for the outdoor enthusiasts. It’s made more durable and has extra features to support hiking, cycling and more. 

Build-wise it’s also made of Sapphire Crystal but enhanced. It has a titanium casing that protects the display. You also get a D-Buckle Sports Band made for rugged durability.

For outdoor activities, it has GPX making tracking easy. As you hike or cycle, it’ll help you navigate turn-by-turn so you can keep your eyes on the path. And when you’re ready to head back, there’s a Track back feature that traces your starting point. Great for those challenged with directions.

The Galaxy Watch5 Pro comes in 45mm in either Black Titanium or Gray Titanium.

Pricing are as follows:

Galaxy Watch5 Pro 45mm

  • LTE – PHP 26,990
  • Bluetooth – PHP 29,990

Buds2 Pro

It’s easy to dismiss this as just a tacked-on offering but Samsung did make significant upgrades to their new headliner earbuds. 

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro now supports Hi-Fi 24bit Audio. This offers high-dynamic range and a crystal-clear audio resolution. Naturally, there’s also ANC or Active Noise Cancellation which is also enabled in calls for a clearer call conversation. 

If you own a Samsung TV or other Samsung devices, the Buds2 Pro can seamlessly switch between them if necessary.

Form-wise, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro is 15 percent smaller than its predecessor. To some people, that could mean it’s easier to misplace. In case that happens, they should be easy to locate using SmartThings Find now. 

It has an IPX7 rating which means it should be okay to take on workouts, except if your workout is swimming. 

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro retails for PHP 12,990. 

Customers can pre-order the Galaxy Buds2 Pro starting August 11 to September 1, 2022 through samsung.com, Samsung Experience Stores, and Authorized Samsung Stores.

Pre-order bonus is either of the following: 

  • PHP 1,500 Token for Samsung mobile products
  • 50% off on Galaxy Buds2 Pro and 30% off on Galaxy Watch5 Series when they purchase the Galaxy Z Fold4 or Z Flip4.

It will be available starting September 2, 2022 in Samsung.com, Samsung Experience Stores, select Authorized Samsung Stores, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com and MemoXpress Online in Bora Purple, Graphite and White.

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Galaxy Watch5 series, Buds 2 Pro price in Singapore

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The foldables aren’t the only ones announced at Samsung Unpacked. We were also treated to a pair of smartwatches and a new TWS earphone. These are the Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch5 Pro, and Galaxy Buds2 Pro. 

Price and availability 

Galaxy Watch5 40mm

  • LTE — SG$ 548
  • Bluetooth — SG$ 448

Galaxy Watch5 44mm

  • LTE — SG$ 598
  • Bluetooth — SG$ 498

Watch5 Pro 45mm

  • LTE — SG$ 798
  • Bluetooth — SG$ 698

Galaxy Buds2 Pro — SG$ 328

Pre-order period begins on August 10, 2022 at 9PM. Those who pre-order will be able to collect their devices starting on August 26, 2022, Friday.

The Galaxy Z Flip4, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Watch5 Series and Galaxy Buds2 Pro will be available in Singapore starting September 2, 2022, Friday at 10AM.

Galaxy Watch5 

The Galaxy Watch5 is all about helping Galaxy users be in their best shape possible. 

This includes equipping the watch with a host of health monitoring features. Most prominently, there’s the BioActive Sensor. Essentially, it’s one chip that enables three other sensors which are the Optical Heart Rate, Electrical Heart Signal, and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis. 

Too much to take in? Just think of it as a new tech that enables the Galaxy Watch5 to perform its function of getting you healthy. That’s through Samsung’s Holistic Health approach. 

You can record your Body Composition and the Watch5 will help tailor workouts that work well to achieving your fitness goals. But it goes beyond workouts. It also has suggestions for your post-workout, rest, and recovery process. Like an actual trainer, but on your wrist. 

There’s also the other usual smartwatch functions like Sleep tracking, getting your notifications and what not. It also comes with a 13 percent larger battery. 

The display is made of Sapphire Crystal which Samsung swears is tougher than most other materials used on other smartwatches.

The Galaxy Watch5 comes in different sizes and colors.

  • 44mm: Graphite, Sapphire, Silver
  • 40mm: Graphite, Pink Gold, Silver 

Galaxy Watch5 Pro

The Galaxy Watch5 Pro is everything the Galaxy Watch5 is but made for the outdoor enthusiasts. It’s made more durable and has extra features to support hiking, cycling and more. 

Build-wise it’s also made of Sapphire Crystal but enhanced. It has a titanium casing that protects the display. You also get a D-Buckle Sports Band made for rugged durability.

For outdoor activities, it has GPX making tracking easy. As you hike or cycle, it’ll help you navigate turn-by-turn so you can keep your eyes on the path. And when you’re ready to head back, there’s a Track back feature that traces your starting point. Great for those challenged with directions.

The Galaxy Watch5 Pro comes in 45mm in either Black Titanium or Gray Titanium.

Buds2 Pro

It’s easy to dismiss this as just a tacked-on offering but Samsung did make significant upgrades to their new headliner earbuds. 

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro now supports Hi-Fi 24bit Audio. This offers high-dynamic range and a crystal-clear audio resolution. Naturally, there’s also ANC or Active Noise Cancellation which is also enabled in calls for a clearer call conversation. 

If you own a Samsung TV or other Samsung devices, the Buds2 Pro can seamlessly switch between them if necessary.

Form-wise, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro is 15 percent smaller than its predecessor. To some people, that could mean it’s easier to misplace. In case that happens, they should be easy to locate using SmartThings Find now. 

It has an IPX7 rating which means it should be okay to take on workouts, except if your workout is swimming. 

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro comes in Graphite, White, and Bora Purple. 

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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.


Pre-order the Galaxy Buds2 Pro: howl.me/1782498421813373534

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