Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Microsoft Surface Duo is now up for pre-order. Starts at $1,399

At last, it seems that Microsoft’s phone comeback is finally at hand. Today, the company announced the availability and release date of the Surface Duo. Pre-orders are now open on AT&T, Microsoft’s online store and Best Buy. It will start shipping on September 10th.

Microsoft Surface Duo Specs

  • 8.1" PixelSense Fusion display - 1800 x 1350 and 401dpi
  • 11-megapixel f/2.0 camera with 4k video recording
  • 360 degree hinge
  • Dual 5.6" display with Gorilla glass
  • Snapdragon 855
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128 or 256GB of storage
  • 3577mAh battery


    Friday, May 22, 2020

    Deal: Grab the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ at 50% off (or P3,495)


    For those looking for a good wireless earbuds, now is your chance to score the lowest price (that I’ve seen) for the newest Galaxy Buds Plus. Samsung is running a promo for their online store which would sell various items at a discount or with freebies.

    Mechanics: *(updated May 24th)

    1. Customer may avail of the Galaxy Buds+ at 50% off from any participating online store on these following duration and time:
      Dates: May 22-24 and May 29-31
      Sale Hours: 12AM-2AM , 10AM-1PM , 5PM-9PM
    2. No purchase quantity limit per customer.
    3. This promotion may be availed alongside other promotions.
    4. 50% discount is not convertible to cash.

    Abensons, Lazada, MemoExpress and Shopee are also participating.

    I’ve managed to score one before stocks ran out on their official website so try again next week if you are on the lookout for these since launch. Also, free shipping with Metro Manila and full warranties just like buying it in-store.


    Wednesday, May 06, 2020

    Microsoft reveals the Surface Book 3


    Microsoft reveals a slew of upgrades just now and one of them is the Surface Book 3. It will ship with Intel’s latest 10th Gen processors. It will still comes in 13.5 inch and 15”" inch models with the smaller packing Intel’s Iris Plus graphics (with option to upgrade to an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q) The 15 inch will ship with a GTX 1660Ti or Quadro RTX 3000 for workstation use.

    The Surface Book 3 will start at $1,599 and will increase base on configuration. It will ship in the US and Canada on May 21. Preorders are now open today.

    Thursday, April 30, 2020

    Preview: Boundary Supply’s Errant Backpack

    Just want to share a brief showcase of these functional tech pack from Boundary Supply – The Errant Pack. It’s by far not the perfect pack but the functionality and man, the looks is top notch. I would’ve preferred more internal capacity for long hauls but for everyday carry, this might suit your need.

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018

    Google Flights arrives in the Philippines – finally!


    Google Flights is officially launching today in the country. I’ve been using the service for a few years now to scout different rates. Somehow it was able to aggregate data on local airlines even though it says it doesn’t support the Philippines back then.

    You can use Google Flights on your desktop browser of mobile browser of choice. Just enter your destination and browse the different rates from different airlines complete with stops and price ranges. Really useful stuff.

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    IKEA Philippines to open in 2020. Biggest in the World


    IKEA is officially coming to the Philippines and will be open come 2020.

    It will be built in the SM Mall of Asia Complex right smack in the middle of the SMX building and the former ice skating tent. The building is said to be the biggest IKEA store in the world at around 65,000 square meters.

    There will be around 9,000 catalogued products available for sale and also don’t forget about those swedish meatballs.

    Monday, August 20, 2018

    Shopee’s Gadget Zone Lowest Price Guarantee

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    I have been shopping online on Lazada for a few years now and honestly, I have seen myself buying from Shopee quite recently.

    I have had no issues on both platform, specially with Lazada’s easy return process; though when it comes to site usability I seem to prefer Shopee’s way – but it seems Lazada is taking note and it has now replicated some of Shopee’s features like In-cart payment selection, Shopee Mall (Laz Mall), chat feature, separate shipping pricing, etc..

    Shopee is recently touting it ‘Lowest Price Guarantee’ on its Gadget Zone so let’s try to check some items on that page and compare it between these two giant ecommerce platforms.

    Vivo – LazMall

    Take for example this listing of the Vivo V9 on Lazada. This was taken on the official Vivo LazMall page. The Vivo V9 is priced at 14,999 Philippine Peso.


    Vivo - Shopee Mall

    Now we check the same official Vivo Shopee Mall page.


    In case you can’t see the price, it’s also the same 14,999 Philippine Pesos. Wait? I thought Shopee would have the lowest price?

    If you check their Gadget Zone page and apply the code GADGETZONE10, you’ll get the adjusted price of only 13,499 for the same phone. That is less 1,500 pesos or 10% off that could go to buying your phone case or other accessories. But remember to checkout using their Shopee App on Android and iOS – or the code won’t work at all. On top of that, you’ll also be eligible for free shipping.

    So it seems that Shopee’s lowest price guarantee on their GadgetZone deal page is really true. If you check official sales price from official sales store fronts of top brand you’ll definitely get more bang on your buck on Shopee with their 10% off code.

    Still I would advise checking out prices from 3rd party sellers/merchants just to be sure you’re getting a good deal and best price all around.

    I just wish that these ecommerce platforms don’t always have exclusive in-app codes that only work on their specific apps excluding desktop users. I buy stuff using my desktop browser most of the time and don’t want to switch between devices just to apply a code. I know you want to target mobile users, but a sale is a sale regardless right? Maybe have desktop-exclusive codes too :)


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