• Dell Venue 8 Pro Review


    A small, powerful, next-gen atom-based Windows 8.1 tablet

    Dell Venue 8 Pro
  • My Desktop: Dell XPS 2720 All-in-one


    Dell's monster powerhouse desktop takes on the Apple iMac. Read my journey on why I got this machine :)

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  • Pebble Smart Watch


    This may be the start of a new trend in smart watches

    Pebble Smart Watch
  • Google Chromecast Review


    Google’s take on conquering your living room

    Google Chromecast
  • Audio Engine 5+


    High-end performance for desktops and home entertainment systems

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  • HP Pre 3 and Dell Venue Pro


    Top slider phones from 2 unexpected companies.

    Dell Venue Pro and HP Pre 3

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Mi Note 2 Introduced. Looks like a Note 7

Xiaomi just announced the Mi Note 2. This huge 5.7” device packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 6GB+128GB of storage, LPDDR4 UFS 2.0 RAM, and a 4070mAh all-day battery with Quick Charge 3.0 spec.

What’s interesting is the use of a dual curved OLED display on the front and curved glass on the back similar to the ill-fated Note 7. While looks are similar, this one doesn't include a stylus so I’m not really sure why the Note branding at all..

Price for the 64GB with 4GB of RAM starts at 2,800 yuan or 20,000 Philippine Peso. The 128GB with 6GB RAM starts at 3,500 yuan, roughly 25,000 Pesos. Not a bad price for both I think.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

HP Envy 27 AIO looks like a Surface Desktop


HP just introduced their new premium desktop line the Envy 27 AIO. It looks like a home theater than a computer desktop with the thin 27” QHD display seemingly floating on top of a rectangular slab. The sharp corners remind me of the Surface accessories, specifically the Surface docking station.

HP Envy 27 AIO (Late 2016)

  • Intel Core i5 or i7 processor
  • Optional discrete Nvidia GTX 950M graphics card with 2GB GDDR5
  • Hybrid storage with up to 256GB SSD and 2TB HDD
  • Four front-firing speakers with Bang & Olufsen speakers
  • One USB Type-C port, four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI


The HP Envy All-in-One 27 will go on sale in October starting at $1,300 (around Php65,000). As always, local availability here in the Philippines is bleak with premium desktop units.


Tuesday, October 04, 2016

DJI Mavic Pro to arrive in the Philippines this November

The Mavic Pro, DJI’s most compact and lightest drone, will be available starting this November via TecholoPH’s online store (facebook.com/techoloph)

The Mavic Pro is DJI’s answer to the recently announced Karma drone by GoPro. Both drones are foldable but DJI’s Mavic Pro focuses on the drone part while GoPro’s Karma is an all around device built as a drone, a handheld gimbal with matching user replaceable Hero 4, 5 or Session unit.

If you’re an avid drone enthusiast, you’ll really appreciate the compact size of the Mavic Pro. Gone are the days of lugging large cases for a single drone. With the Mavic Pro, you can fit more than 3 drones is a regular sized backpack – and that includes all the accessories like controller and battery packs.

Pricing to be announced so like the our Facebook page for stock availability and final pricing -

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UPDATE: The DJI Osmo Mobile is now available for sale at Techolo FB.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

GoPro announces the Hero5, new Session and Karma drone

GoPro just announced the successor to their last GoPro Hero 4 – the New GoPro Hero 5. This all-new device features a 2-inch touch display and shoots 4k up to 30fps and 1080p at 120fps as well as 12 megapixel photos. The device also has a built-in GPS and supports voice commands. Hero 5 is not waterproof out of the box (up to 10 meters / 33 feet).

Hero5 Black is going on sale on October 2nd for $399 (or just around 20,000 pesos)


This is their new DJI Phantom competitor – the Karma drone. This quadcopter is foldable and very compact that it can fit to almost any standard backpacks. The Karma drone has a 3-axis stabilizer that can be removed from the drone and mounted to a grip to be used on non-aerial shots.


The Karma will be sold with the following options:

  • Karma drone + Hero 5 = $1,099
  • Karma drone + hero 5 Session = $999
  • Karma drone only = $799

The Karma will be available on October 23rd but will be up for orders on October 2nd.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Galaxy Note 7 Recall Imminent?


Rumors are floating around that Samsung will be announcing a recall of the just-launched Galaxy Note 7. This is a reaction to reports on some devices exploding while being charged and likely caused by faulty batteries.

"Products installed with the problematic battery account for less than 0.1 percent of the entire volume sold. The problem can be simply resolved by changing the battery, but we'll come up with convincing measures for our consumers," said the official. - via Yonhap News Agency

If this is indeed final, I wonder how Samsung Philippines and telecom operators like Globe and Smart would facilitate the wide recall. Fortunately, this phone is just new in the local market - nevertheless people who got theirs early and paid a large amount would not be happy with news.

Two lessons here probably?

Removable battery is better and being an early adopter sucks.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Traffic and Monkeys

Found this video that explains the causes of traffic. Got a thing or two from it – The final solution? No more monkeys driving cars.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Specs


I have never been intrigued with a generic looking laptop, specially from Xiaomi – until they announced their new Mi Notebook Air. Beyond the Macbook-look of this thing, the surprising fact is that these only cost as low as $520 dollars (for the M3 12.5”) or around Php26,000 to 30,000. A local seller is now even accepting pre-orders for only Php29,900.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Specs  (12.5” model)

  • Display: 12.5 Inch IPS 1920 x 1080 (176 ppi)
  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: 6th Intel Core M3-6Y30, Dual Core, 1.51GHz~2.2GHz
  • Integrated GPU: Intel HD Graphics 515
  • RAM: 4GB, LPDDR3 1866MHz
  • Storage: 128GB, SATA SSD 535MBs
  • Slots: 1 x USB-C slot, 1 x USB 3.0 slot, 1 x HDMI slot, 1 x 3.5mm jack
  • Battery: 7.4V/5000mAh
  • Net Weight: 1.07kg

For the prof crowd, there is another 13.3” model where you get a more powerful processor, memory, GPU and storage boost. The 13.3” model costs around Php38,000.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Specs  (13.3” model)

  • Display: 12.5 Inch IPS 1920 x 1080 (166 ppi)
  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6200U processor (up to 2.7GHz)
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU (with 1GB GDDR5 RAM)
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4 2133MHz
  • Storage: 256GB PCIe x 4 NVMe SSD
  • Slots: 1 x USB-C slot, 2 x USB 3.0 slot, 1 x HDMI slot, 1 x 3.5mm jack
  • Battery: 7.4V/5000mAh
  • Net Weight: 1.28kg

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