• 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 :)

    Dell XPS 2720
  • 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

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


    Top slider phones from 2 unexpected companies.

    Dell Venue Pro and HP Pre 3

Saturday, January 09, 2016

The Simpsons couch gag has a throwback to 80’s action movies

Ahh the 80’s. Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.

Friday, January 08, 2016

CES 2016: Samsung Galaxy TabPro S

Samsung just announced a Windows-powered Galaxy tablet line at CES 2016. The TabPro S is dropping the usual ATIV monicker, for its Windows line of devices, and branding them as Galaxy devices. This 12” Super AMOLED tablet packs an Intel Core M CPU which means it’s fanless and has 10.5 hours of battery life.

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Specs

  • OS: Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
  • Display: 12" 2160x1440 Super AMOLED
  • CPU: 6th Gen. Intel Core M processor (Dual Core 2.2GHz)
  • Storage: 128GB or 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • Camera: 5MP (rear and front)
  • HDMI, USB Type A & C, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, GLONASS
  • 5,200mAh (39.5W, 7.6V)
Galaxy TabPro S will be available globally, starting from February 2016.
Galaxy TabPro S Product Page

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

CES 2016: Toshiba dynaPad 12-inch Windows Tablet

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the availability of dynaPad, a light and powerful tablet powered by Windows 10 and engineered to deliver the natural feel of pen to paper so you can work and create freely.

The World’s Lightest 12-inch Windows Tablet

The innovative slim and lightweight design of dynaPad – 6.9mm thin and 1.28 pounds – makes dynaPad the world’s lightest 12-inch tablet that is powered by Windows. Sized to mimic a traditional A4 paper size, dynaPad’s design complements the large display area with a carbon fiber housing and a sophisticated, rubberized finish to give it a solid feel in hand, while reducing flex.

The device also offers an optional ultra-thin, full-size keyboard with a 19mm pitch and 1.5mm stroke for easier typing and a well-sized touchpad ideal for Windows navigation. Attached by magnets, users can quickly convert the tablet to a clamshell laptop for productivity applications. The TruPen neatly attaches to the side of the tablet.

Pricing & Availability

Toshiba dynaPad is available today for pre-order starting today direct from toshiba.com/us and at Microsoft Stores in late January for $569.99 MSRP.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

JBL Synchros E50BT and E40BT Review

We are big fans of JBL speakers. I have a couple of JBL speakers myself including this Pebble USB speaker (that I love) bought in the US. My brother also bought a couple of JBL EON 615 high-end speakers for church use.

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Having tried a lot of JBL earphones before, this is the first time that I was able to try out their Bluetooth wireless headsets – the Synchros E50BT and E40BT.

Both models are quite the same feature-wise. Both are Bluetooth based wireless headphones and supports wireless sharing via ShareMe technology which allows sharing between 2 ShareMe equipped headphones. Both models also has a built-in microphone for hand-free calling.

The batteries are built-in and has an advertised life of 16-18 hours. I wasn’t able to completely deplete the units while testing but I would say that battery life is a non-issue as I did not encounter any low battery indication during my constant use. Both includes an aux cable for wired use.

Disclaimer: I'm not an audiophile and audio expert. I just know good sound when I hear it. Safe to say I won't go into the technicalities of this headset (similar to my other reviews before on earphone/headphones) and would just rundown what my experience was using these.

E50BT Specs & Price

  • Driver: 50 mm
  • Frequency Response: 20 hz – 20 khz
  • Sensitivity: 117 dB SPL/V
  • Driver sensitivity: 0 dB/1kHz 1mW
  • Available colors: black, white, blue and red
  • Price: Php 6,900

E40BT Specs & Price

  • Driver: 40 mm
  • Frequency Response: 20 hz – 20 khz
  • Input Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 117 dB SPL/V
  • Available colors: black, white, blue and red
  • Price: Php 4,600


These JBL headsets have superior bass and audio clarity when compared to the my Meelectronics Runaway AirFi Bluetooth Headphones. The audio is much fuller and clearer which I preferred more. One thing that I observed was the way the circulat cups would “cup” my ear when using it for long periods. the circular shape made my ear quite uncomfortable. I would have preferred if they had made it more oblong-like. That’s the thing that I like with my Meelectronics Runaway headphones, it doesn’t hug and cover my ear fully and allows it to “breath” freely compared to these cup style. But this is just based on my own usage, to each his own.

One small thing that I liked about these JBL headsets is that they have aluminum swivel hinges that allows it to contort and fold for easy storage on-the-go.

I really like the Synchros E50BT and E40BT despite the ear fatigue that I experienced when using it for long periods. It may be the shape of my ear or the fact that I’m wearing glasses which is being pressed under the back of my ears when wearing this. The sound quality is superb and top notch and the hefty price reflects that.

JBL Digital Dreams (SM North Edsa Annex 4th Floor, beside Samsung)
JBL Acoustical Space (SM Megamall Building B 4th Floor, Cyberzone Area)
JBL Sound Gallery (Bonifacio High Street B3, between Fridays and Happy Lemon)

Thanks to Beyond Innovation for this review unit.
JBL Philippines website

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Awesome 3D Remake of Classic Cartoon Intros

These are really cool remakes of classic cartoons done in 3D! Can’t wait what other cartoons will be next. Thanks for the nostalgia Zim Animation!

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Microsoft Surface Book. They just nailed it.

Just writing this post to post this video. Awesome device demo today from Microsoft. They nailed everything. Surface Book owns the Macbook Pro in almost all aspects. Surface Pro 4 on the other hand trumps the iPad Pro. Good job Microsoft!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pebble Time Round is, well… round!

After introducing the Pebble Time, Pebble is now coming up with a round watch sporting its famous e-ink display. The Pebble Time Round is just 7.5mm thin and only weighs 28 grams.

pebble time round

The watch comes is 20mm and 14mm band sizes and has a set of finishes like Black, Silver and the tech-variant of the season – Rose Gold.

Unfortunately, this new watch is not going to last you a week. The advertised battery life is just 2 days, which is a downer. This is due perhaps to the thinner profile of the watch.

The Pebble Time Round will retails at $249 (around 12,000 pesos) and can be reserved at getpebble.com and will be available in retails stores in the US in early November.


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