• Dell Venue 8 Pro Review

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

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

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

    Dell XPS 2720
  • Pebble Smart Watch

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

    Pebble Smart Watch
  • Google Chromecast Review

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    Google’s take on conquering your living room

    Google Chromecast
  • Audio Engine 5+

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    High-end performance for desktops and home entertainment systems

    Audio Engine 5+ Speakers
  • HP Pre 3 and Dell Venue Pro

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    Top slider phones from 2 unexpected companies.

    Dell Venue Pro and HP Pre 3

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Moment Lens Review

Moment Lens started as a Kickstarter project and was successfully funded on February 13, 2014. It was a huge hit that it got $400,000 more of it’s initial $50,000 goal (which they reached in just a day)

I backed the wide-angle lens for my Galaxy S4 and here are my impressions on this nifty, high-grade mobile lens from Moment, Inc.

http://momentlens.co/

The packaging of Moment is nice and simple. The detailed embossed print and good unboxing experience really adds to the premium feel in this product.

I got the Moment Wide.

Each moment lens has an included mount plate for your phone. They only currently support iPhones (generation 4 to 6 Plus), iPad Air/ Mini, Galaxy S4 and S5, Note 3 and Nexus 5. You can buy it separately for $10. The package also has an included extra adhesive

This is what the Galaxy S4 mounting plate looks like.

The Moment Wide sits safety inside the cushioned packaging, waiting for it’s first shot.

This is how the mounting plate looks like installed.

And this is how the lens fit into the plate. It uses a twist-lock mechanism, just like on common interchangeable lens cameras, but simpler.

On the side, it looks like this. It does add a bit of weight on the top part of the device so be sure to take caution when using this as it might fumble in use, specially when pressing the on-screen shutter button at the opposite end.

It fits perfectly on the Spigen Slim Armor case. Mounting the lens also provides a very snug and secure fit. Moment provides a list of compatible cases here: http://momentlens.co/case-compatibility/

I will update this post with some sample shots in the following days.

Conclusion

Overall, I really like the Moment Wide. It really adds more viewing angle to the default scope of the Galaxy S4. There is no noticeable and glaring distortion and the pictures are clear as if there where no 3rd-party lens installed. However, the expensive $99 price tag might dissuade interested people from buying this thing.

Moreso, while flagship phones like the iPhone and Galaxy models are supported, the limited mounting plates also do discourage other platform and users from buying this thing – specifically Microsoft’s Lumia and Sony’s Xperia line which also has great (if not even better) cameras than the Galaxy 5 and Nexus 5.

Personally, I’m still waiting for them to announce a mounting plate for the Galaxy Note 4 and then I’m all set to upgrade.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Where to buy Pebble Smartwatch in Philippines

Many have expressed their interest on Pebble Smartwatches recently, possibly due to the boom on wearables this year, and have been asking where to buy one locally. I usually just answered “getpebble.com” since that’s the most ‘direct and safest’ place to buy it.

But that might not be the case for everyone not willing to wait and pay the mysterious custom tax when it arrives here in the Philippines so here are other ‘local’ options on how to order your very own Pebble Smartwatch.

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Lazada.com.ph

Lazada has a wide variety of Pebble watches on sale. They have different colors at different prices so use your buyer’s instinct and get the better deal. If you’d like to get the Pebble Steel, they also have it listed there. The lowest priced Pebble being sold is the black version which costs 6,958 pesos.

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Kim Store

Another place to get your Pebble watch is Kim Store. They only seem to have the color White and Red on stock and they are priced cheaper than the rest at 6,500 pesos with 3 months warranty. Kim Store has been tried and tested by its gadget-buying patrons through the years so safe to say that you can trust this online seller.

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TipidPC

TipidPC is an online classifieds site for computers and electronics. Safe to say that you can find online sellers selling brand new or second hand Pebble watches here. Search for the keyword ‘Pebble” on the ‘Items for Sale’ and see if anything comes up.

But just a word of caution, check feedbacks and if possible buy and pay in person if you want to be on the safe side. (Personally, I deal via shipping items I sell myself but some people are just uneasy with our kind of sellers.)

Other Online Classified Sites

Olx.ph is a good place to start with your Pebble hunting. Just proceed with caution. Remember that if it seems good to be sure, it must be just that.

Good luck with your Pebble Watch Hunt! :)  Feel free to join in the Pebble + Smartwatches Philippine Facebook Fan Page anytime!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nokia introduces the Nokia N1 Android tablet

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Nokia just introduced the Nokia N1 Android powered tablet. It’s first device after selling of its mobile devices division to Microsoft. The N1 comes with Nokia’s in-house launcher app ZLauncher. The actual hardware is being produced by Foxconn for Nokia (brand licensing stuff) and will be sold at $249 or around 11,500 pesos.

Why a tablet? Well Nokia is restricted from making phones until December 21, 2015 as stated on their contract with Microsoft (Microsoft can use the Nokia brand for feature phones until 2024.)

"We have a very valuable brand, … Yes it is diminishing in value, and that’s why it is important that we reverse that trend very quickly, imminently." - Ramzi Haidamus, President of Nokia technologies

Nokia knows that one of their strengths as a company is their brand, the name NOKIA is synonymous with quality, design and durability and they really want to bank on it and launch something sooner rather later. I hope this works out for them.

Nokia N1 Specs

  • Display: 7.9 inch (4:3) 2048x1536, Gorilla glass 3, IPS panel with LED backlight
  • CPU: 2.3GHz Intel 64-bit Atom Z3580 Processor
  • GPU: PowerVR G6430 GPU
  • Camera: 8 megapixel rear, 5 megapixel front
  • Memory: LPDDR3 (800 MHz), 2 GB
  • Storage: eMMC 5.0, 32 GB
  • Software: Android 5.0 Lollipop, Nokia Z Launcher
  • Battery: 18.5 Wh (5300 mAh) rechargeable lithium polymer battery (3.7 V)

http://n1.nokia.com/

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Microsoft Lumia 535 introduced

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Here it is, Microsoft’s first branded Lumia smartphone.. the Lumia 535. It has a dual-sim variant as well. The Lumia 535 is expected to retail at around $135 or around $6,500 pesos when it launches later this month in Asia-Pacific regions.

Microsoft Lumia 535 Main Specs

  • Display: 5” IPS LCD qHD (960 x 540) 220 ppi
  • CPU: Snapdragon 200 (Quadcore 1200 Mhz)
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 8GB expandable via MicroSD up to 128GB
  • Camera: 5MP with LED flash. Front camera is 5MP wide-angle.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Timbuk2 Messenger Bags for Sale (Pre-owned)

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I’m now putting up for sale these Pre-owned Timbuk2 bags. These are in good condition and mostly out of stock already in color and style. For pricing or photo inquiries, please email: techoloph@gmail.com. For shipping only. Thanks!

Monday, October 27, 2014

ZTE Grand X2 L V969 Promo Sale on October 28

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You can now grab a the ZTE Grand X2 for only 2,000 pesos tomorrow. It will only be available at ZTE kiosk or concept store from 2 to 6 pm on October 28. Regular price is at 12,000 pesos so this is a really great deal!

ZTE Grand X2 L specs:

  • 5.5-inch qHD IPS display
  • 1.3 GHz MediaTek MTK6582 quad-core processor
  • 1 GB of RAM.
  • 5 MP main camera, 720p video at up to 30fps
  • Dual-SIM standby, supporting 3G and HSPA networks.

Avail of ZTE Grand X2 L for only 1,999 pesos from ZTE Mobile Kiosks located in SM City Fairview, SM North EDSA (annex), SM Southmall, SM Sta. Mesa, Tutuban Mall and the ZTE Mobile Concept Store in GMall, Davao.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pressy - Tiny Powerful Android Button (Now on Sale!)

Have you heard of Pressy? It’s a neat small earphone-plug device that adds functionality to your existing Android smartphone.

Pressy lets you perform any Action on your smartphone by using the most intuitive input – clicking a button – Saving you time and effort! Pressy is a tiny physical button that connects to your phone through the headphone jack.

The Pressy plug works in tandem with the Pressy App in the Google Play Store.

Techolo.com is now selling Pressy’s in the Philippines! We have active but very limited stocks of the following:

  • Black Pressy (no keychain)
  • Black Pressy (with keychain)
  • Blue Pressy (with keychain)
  • White Pressy (with keychain)
  • Red Pressy (with keychain)

Each Pressy will cost 1,500 pesos and will be shipped free within Metro Manila (next day delivery) For any inquiries, please email techoloph@gmail.com.

 

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