Vivo joins Shopee and Lazada 6.6 sales with amazing deals

Two of the most anticipated mid-year sales are happening this June 6 and Vivo is giving everyone the best reasons to go online and shop from home to grab its best-selling smartphones.

Offering not only a P1,000 off on the Y12 and Y19 smartphone models, Vivo is also doing free nationwide shipping. This includes the Y11, Y15 and Y91C models, which are participating in the Shopee 6.6 Super Flash Sale and the Lazada 6.6 Bounce Back Sale.

For the Shopee 6.6 Super Flash Sale, buyers can use the voucher code “VIVO66” to get a P200 discount only for June 6, while a P100 off voucher can be redeemed from June 6 until September 3. Customers can use the vouchers for a minimum spend of P4,999.

Those eyeing to buy Vivo handsets during the Lazada 6.6 Bounce Back Sale can already collect P200 vouchers, while those who follow the Vivo flagship store can collect P100 discount vouchers. Both can be redeemed from June 4 to 6, for a minimum spend of P4,999.

From May 28 to June 3, vivo is also slashing the price of its Y71 model, offering it for only P66.99, until supplies last.

Customers who buy any participating vivo handset from June 4 to 6 can also get a chance to win a Y series phone. All they have to do is post a review of the unit they purchased on Shopee or Lazada, upload a photo of the product, and use the hashtag #66vivo.

Two lucky winners will be chosen from among those who will post their reviews on Shopee and Lazada from June 4 to 16. The winners will be announced on June 17.

So, what are you waiting for? Visit the official Vivo stores at and

Honor launches new smart home and productivity devices

Chinese tech brand Honor has officially launched Honor Choice, a smart life ecosystem that includes a full range of best-in-class smart home, sports, entertainment, technology, and travel products.

Leveraging innovative technologies such as Huawei HiLink, Honor Choice enables a seamless smart connection to contribute to a fully-integrated experience, reflecting the brand’s chic and human-centric design philosophy.

Check out some of the products under the Honor Choice line:

Smart home devices

Smart vacuum

Keep your home spic and span with the Honor Choice Smart Vacuum cleaner powered by a 350W 100,000rpm motor. The Honor Smart Vacuum has powerful suction and mopping technology with up to 65mins battery life. It also features an ultraviolet-sterilization cleansing system to effectively eliminate bacteria on different surfaces.

In addition, this home cleaning device also doubles as a calorie counter and transfer the timely data to HUAWEI HiLink. Cool, right?

Air Multiplier

Keep your rooms cool any day of the year with the Air Multiplier that features bladeless turbocharging technology that gives enough air-current coverage no matter where you’re seated. Moreover, the air is designed to flow consistently keeping a room at your desired temperature.

Its slim silver chassis can fit into most rooms without obstructing the furniture or getting blocked itself, making it ideal for living rooms or even open-plan apartments.


Given our tropical climate and humid weather, it’s important to keep the air moist to avoid respiratory symptoms especially in the summer months. With a 3-liter tank and 400 ml/h humidity capacity, the Honor Choice Humidifier is perfect for bedrooms, offices, and medium-sized rooms.

The top-mounted clear tank shows its water levels, allowing users to keep track of the next refill time. It is also equipped with an anti-bacterial design to effectively reduce the growth of bacteria.

Smart Desk Lamp

Stay lit with the sleek and modernistic Smart Desk Lamp, which can produce soft light with three-dimension lighting technology to make sure every shade of light is even. It can cover up to 1.12m diameter area, which achieves a higher standard of China’s AA protection standard for the lamp.

With the TÜV Eye Comfort Certification, the Smart Desk Lamp can emit far less blue light to create a clam work environment where you can focus and be productive.

Smart Kettle

Powered by 1800W heat source, the Smart Kettle is quick to boil and you can set it boiling remotely regardless of where you are from your smartphone with HiLink. On top of that, you can enjoy smart temperature control and dechlorination to satisfy your daily water needs.

Smart Ultra-Sonic Toothbrush

The Smart Ultra-Sonic Toothbrush features a curved design that helps reduce the number of bacteria attached to the toothbrush. Its sonic technology provides deep clean experience and you can get familiar with this perfect tool with smart blushing guides provided by HiLink.

With the in-wall toothbrush charger, the Smart Ultra-Sonic Toothbrush can be easily installed to keep your bathroom tidy and provides a powerful cleaning experience for up to 30 days with a single charge.

Entertainment and lifestyle

TWS Earbuds X1

Featuring a dual-microphone, TWS Earbuds X1 delivers superb sound quality to effectively reduce environmental noise during calls or while listening to music. Powered by a new binaural synchronous transmission technology, TWS Earbuds X1 can transmit sound signals with extremely low latency to ensure a lag-free experience. 

With 24 hours of superior battery life, the earbuds can easily get you through all-day activities. HONOR TWS Earbuds X1 is a solid option with excellent value.

Vision X1 Series

Honor also introduced its latest smart screen, the Vision X1 Series, which features 8K decoding and display, Motion Estimate, Motion Compensation and a 4*10W speakers for output.

The Honor Vision X1 Series is a high-performing smart TV that provides stunning realism complemented by fantastic audio quality. To facilitate a seamless and connected lifestyle for its users, the Vision X1 Series is equipped with a smart assistant and can be controlled from other Honor devices.


Honor Router 3

Wi-Fi 6 is the next generation of Wi-Fi technology and the Router 3 will be the first Honor router to adopt this latest Wi-Fi standard, which allows users to take advantage of faster speeds. Comprising a Wi-Fi 6+ chipset and a Gigahome Dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU, the HONOR Router 3 can achieve larger bandwidth, faster speeds and lower power consumption.

It promises speeds up to 3,000 Mbps throughput across one 2.4Ghz band and one 5Ghz band. Honor Router 3 also supports OFDMA multi-user technology for direct connections to a number of devices that will ensure greater stability and better data streaming with low latency.

Creativity and productivity

Honor ViewPad 6

The Honor ViewPad 6 boasts a Kirin 985 5G SoC and supporting Wi-Fi 6+ connectivity, which delivers lag-free performance for both work and play. Featuring a stunning 2K FullView Display, a smart split-screen option, and outstanding HD stereo quality, it is compatible with the Honor Magic-Pencil so users can easily express their creativity.

The All-New HONOR Magicbook Pro

The Honor MagicBook Series is designed for young professionals and students who seek superior features and functionality at an affordable price point, earning a five-star rating by Expert Reviews for being “the perfect PC for students.”

The all-new 16.1-inch HONOR MagicBook Pro comes with 4.9mm slim bezels to achieve a 90% screen-to-body ratio and bring an enhanced viewing experience to users.

Powered by a 10th-generation Intel Core i7-10510U processor and the NVIDIA GeForce MX350 graphics card, it delivers a smooth and stable experience. Its upgraded multi-screen collaboration feature also allows users to maximize their productivity.

Honor Academy Program

Aside from the latest devices, Honor also announced today the Honor Academy Program. Made specifically for the overseas market, Honor will offer exclusively learning and development opportunities to help global youth educate themselves on their new PC and services by associating them with technology experts.

Honor Magicbook Series strives to help students and young adults master new skills, unleash creativity, get motivated for their everyday life with the help of a 1- year subscription of Microsoft 365 Personal, Microsoft’s new and improved subscription service.

George Zhao, President of Honor, said, “By leveraging our technology, HONOR is commited to bring a more advanced smart life experience to the global market and to help young people stay mental and physical health, while enabling efficient remote work and study during this tough period. As a very important part of our all-scenario smart life strategy, is aiming to build a one-stop shopping experience by offering a full range of HONOR all-scenario products with superior logistical support, after-sales services, and VIP exclusive benefits.”

As of today, Honor has launched 14 eCommerce platforms and acquired 1.54 million registered users.

For more information, please visit HONOR online at or follow @honorglobal on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube.

Globe’s VoLTE & VoWiFi for voice calls is now available

Globe is launching its Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) service along with Voice Over WiFi (VoWiFi) that aims to improve voice call experience for its customers. These services will initially be available in NCR and to selected customers on May 14, 2020.

With the VoLTE technology in place, Globe customers, instead of relying on the older 3G to handle their calls, can now enjoy the advantages of a 4G LTE network. Calls made over VoLTE are clearer because of a high-definition voice quality, especially if both parties are on VoLTE.

VoLTE also allows for faster time to connect compared to the usual calls via 2G and 3G. The time it takes to set up a call is faster by one to five seconds, which can be vital during emergency situations. Another benefit of VoLTE is the simultaneous use of voice and data. As both can now run on the LTE network, multi-tasking becomes a breeze and sharing information from the web or apps while on a call is now made possible.

VoWiFi or WiFi calling, on the other hand, extends network coverage in areas with poor signal quality allowing calls to be routed over Wi-Fi instead of a 2G/3G/LTE network, without the need for any app. Subscribers can use WiFi calling to make and receive important calls as long as they have good Wi-Fi connection.

Similarly, overall voice call experience is better with WiFi calling with customers also enjoying the benefits of high-definition quality calls and faster call connection time.

“The VoLTE service will allow us to maximize our LTE network resources providing our customers with seamless and better communication experience. We understand that the people’s need to be constantly connected have heightened, especially during this period of community quarantine and Globe is steadfast in its commitment to continuously improve our services,” Albert de Larrazabal, Globe Chief Commercial Officer said.

When making a VoLTE or a WiFi call, customers’ mobile data will not be consumed. A subscriber only needs an LTE signal to make a VoLTE call while WiFi calling only needs a WiFi network. More importantly, no additional charges will be made on top of regular voice call rates or subscriptions when using the VoLTE and WiFi calling.

VoLTE and WiFi calling will initially be available to selected Globe Postpaid customers including business customers, with supported devices from Samsung, Huawei and some Nokia models. VoWiFi, on the other hand, is available to Samsung mobile devices.

For more information about VoLTE and WiFi calling, please visit THIS SITE.

Living the new normal at home with LG

In just a few days, the ECQ will be shifting to GCQ in most parts of the country. During this time, we will be in some sort of middle ground between how we are living now during the quarantine and how we were in before this crisis happened.

Honestly, I personally think that we won’t be going back to the the old normal anytime soon. At least not until a vaccine is finally approved for mass use. We will all have to accept that we will all be living under a “new normal” scenario, where public gatherings and contact with people outside our homes would still be either prohibited or limited to a certain degree.

As the world braces itself for the inevitability of the new normal, adaptability and inter-connectivity become more important than ever. Work versatility and efficiency amidst the crisis is paramount. Working from home affords you a lot of freedom, but the responsibility of being productive falls solely on you and you alone.

One of the best things about being able to work from home is having the ability to multitask. Even if you’re juggling a dozen online meetings during the day, small windows of opportunity opens up periodically where you can squeeze in a chore or two.

With LG Electronics’ wide array of smart home appliances, multitasking comes easy. LG’s line of ThinQ Washing Machines, for example, give you the convenience of fuss-free loads with just
a push of a button.

Aside from its simplicity and ease of use, LG’s washing machines lets you combat allergens and germs with the power of TrueSteam™. The Allergy Care cycle uses water and heat to create a super-disinfecting steam that sanitizes clothing while still being gentle on it. This reduces 99.9% allergens, such as dust mites that can cause allergy or respiratory issues.

LG’s proprietary Advanced Inverter Technology with DUAL Inverter Heat Pump™ also provides you the flexibility of choosing between a higher level of energy efficiency or shorter time than ever, which is perfect if you just want to squeeze another load in between Zoom meetings.

LG’s ThinQ technology also allows you the freedom to balance daily tasks through the use of a simple smartphone app. Through LG’s SmartThinQ technology, you can even start that load while you’re in a meeting through the use of a smartphone. Not just that, you can check the remaining time, switch off the machine, and more through the convenience of one App. LG’s artificial intelligence also evolves with you.

The more you use your smart appliances, the smarter they get by remembering usage habits to better anticipate your needs.

As we slowly transition into the new normal, having home appliances that integrate seamlessly into one’s lifestyle is a godsend. LG Electronics, with all of their cutting-edge innovations, are able to tread the fine line between technology and convenience, giving consumers more flexibility in navigating their daily lives.

Smart gives ‘Free Stories For All’

As we quarantine our families at home to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, we need all the more to stay connected so we can stay updated with the latest news and stay in touch with other relatives and friends.

PLDT’s wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. is giving its prepaid subscribers a better way to stay safe, connected, informed, and to simply be there for one another in this difficult time.

“Free Stories For All” gives Smart Prepaid and TNT subscribers an extra 1 GB of data for Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok.  

To get this, users simply have to register to Giga Stories in the FREE STORIES menu on the Smart App for Android-powered smartphones. The Smart App is available for download on Google Play.

With “Free Stories For All,” subscribers can turn to Facebook to regularly update their loved ones, keep track of their situation, and share important reminders.

Customers can also use Instagram to share real human stories as they happen or Tiktok for their dose of entertaining content from their favorite creators or uplift others by sharing their own content with friends.

Moreover, customers can get the latest news updates about the COVID-19 outbreak as well as government advisories so that they can protect their health and safety during these difficult times.

Subscribers can also access the following news websites for FREE until April 14, 2020:

Smart delivers Giga Stories Promos with “Free Stories For All” on the back of its award-winning network, which has been certified as the country’s fastest mobile network by third-party network analytics firms such as Ookla and Opensignal.

For the latest updates on promos and services, follow Smart’s official accounts on Facebook (, Twitter and Instagram (@LiveSmart).

REVIEW: Xtreme MF-4900s 49-inch Good TV

Xtreme Home Appliances recently launched its newest line of home, kitchen, and entertainment products such as airconditioners, washing machines, and more.

For its home entertainment line, there’s a new range of feature-packed and budget-friendly Smart TVs, and I got to try one of them over the holiday season–the MF-4900s 49-inch Good TV. Here’s my quick review on it:

Sleek and modern design

I brought the Xtreme MF-4900s 49-inch Good TV to my parents’ house where I spent the holidays last year. I thought it was a good fit for the combined living and dining space, which was about 45sqm in size.

The TV wasn’t too big to distract from the other elements of the room, but not too small either for you to squint your eyes when watching even from the farthest end. It also has a sleek gunmetal finish and a slim body that looks very modern.

Honestly, it automatically upgraded the look and feel of my parents’ 40-year-old, never been renovated living room once I had the TV installed.

Easy to setup install

Unlike other TVs that seem too complicated to set up, the Xtreme MF-4900s is very convenient even for first-timers.

At 49-inches, you would certainly need two pairs of hands to get the TV and all its parts out of the box, and then to have it installed. You can easily choose between letting the TV stand on a table or mount it on a wall as the box package comes with a pair of leg stands and a wall bracket set.

Once it’s up, all you need to do is switch the TV on set up the necessary connections to access your content.

The Xtreme MF-4900S has three HDMI ports, one USB port, an antenna port, a 3.5mm headphone port, and optical out if you want to connect external speakers. There is also an AV port if you want to plug TV boxes or other legacy media players. These are all found at the right side of the rear panel.

For streaming media, you need to connect your TV to the internet. There’s a LAN port also at the back, but you can also set up your connection over Wi-Fi. You can easily watch Netflix or Youtube with the dedicated apps already pre-installed on the TV. But you can also use your TV as a browser in case you need it or its very on app store to install other apps.

The TV also comes with two types of remote controls. The main remote is larger and has all of the buttons you need to control the TV ans all of its settings. There’s also a smaller version that only has the essential buttons for when you’re just binge-watching on Netflix. This is pretty convenient in case you misplace one, but if you misplace both, you can still control the TV from the buttons on the back panel.

You can watch Netflix even without internet at home

If you don’t have internet connection at home, you can still watch your favorite shows from Netflix using your Xtreme MF-4900s TV and your mobile phone or tablet. Simply use the Wireless Display function on the TV, which basically mirrors the screen of your portable device.

You can simply download your media on youe phone whenever you go to a place where there’s data signal or Wi-Fi connection and cast it on your TV so you and your family can enjoy watching at the same time. Just install a screen mirroring app on your phone and pair it with the TV to start casting.

Great sound and visuals

I had a wonderful experience watching my favorite shows on the Xtreme MF-4900s. With a 4K UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, the MF-4900s also has HDR support, which is really impressive for its price point. At 49 inches, it is really enjoyable because you can easily see every detail of every picture.

The TV also comes with a Pure Sound soundbar built in the bottom of the screen. It provides a really clear and solid sound, and it easily filled up our living room at a minimum volume. It can even be heard clearly all the way to the kitchen when the volume is up at 40%, so unless you want to have a surround sound setup, you won’t need to attach additional speakers to this TV.


The best part about this TV is it only costs P22,995, which is a very friendly price for most families on a budget. Considering how technology evolves so fast these days, I think this is already a good buy if you’re looking to get a bigger-sized TV for your home. Although it lacks some of the features that we see on other big brand TVs, Xtreme has definitely got the basics of a Smart TV covered.

You can now pay with GCash Scan-To-Pay at 7-Eleven

GCash and 7-Eleven are now partners for cashless transactions.

The convenience store with the most number of branches in the Philippines has just made cashless transactions more accessible, convenient, and secure for everyone. Through the revolutionary Scan-to-Pay (STP) via Barcode feature on the GCash App, customers buying snacks and necessities at 7-Eleven stores nationwide can now pay for their purchases using their mobile wallet credits.

Carrying a lot of cash in your wallet can be disadvantageous in certain instances, so the public needs to have more options when it comes to purchase transactions. GCash and 7-Eleven provide convenience and security to their customers by introducing the new payment option for physical purchases in 7-Eleven stores across the country. 

“This partnership is anchored on the shared goal of enabling more Filipinos to participate in the digital financial landscape. By allowing 7-Eleven stores to accept GCash STP via Barcode payments, we are bringing the vision of building a cashless Philippines,” says GCash President Anthony Thomas.

To use GCash’s STP via Barcode, 7-Eleven customers only need to generate their unique barcodes through the GCash app and allow the cashier to scan their barcodes to complete the transaction.

These two easy steps streamlines the already-frictionless QR code system. With STP via Barcode, merchants do not need to have a QR key code for the customer to scan in order to transact. Merchants also need not to have their own mobile devices to verify the payments, as STP via Barcode is already integrated in the merchant’s point-of-sales (POS).

“After scanning barcodes to redeem promotions and reload accounts for over 5 years now, including taking payments from our CLiQQ wallet over the last two, we believe we have built the most convenient payment experience in the country, and that the time is right to open up our infrastructure to partners who share our vision. We are pleased to partner first with GCash, whom we have been working with for several years. Many customers already visit us to cash-in their GCash wallets, now they can use those same wallets to pay for their purchases as well as participate in our CLiQQ loyalty program,” 7-Eleven President and CEO Jose Victor Paterno said.

Supporting BSP cashless vision

The partnership between the fintech leader and the convenience store chain pioneer supports the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) goal of creating a more cashless Philippines starting this year. The BSP aims to migrate 20 percent of the total transaction to non-cash means such as digital payments.

Already, based on a study conducted by the Better Than Cash Alliance, a United Nations-backed organization, the Philippines is close to reaching this target. According to the study, digital transactions now account for 20 percent of the total value of transactions, while 10-percent in terms of volume in 2018.

“As a strong government partner and the leader in mobile digital payments, we at GCash remain relentless in developing more products and services that will fit perfectly into the government’s plans for the country’s financial landscape. Our vision for 2020 is to continue to push for the development the GCash platform to enable more people to participate in the digital financial revolution,” Thomas said.

STP via Barcode is now available in more than 2,800 7-Eleven stores in the Philippines. It is also available in majority of Puregold outlets and Starbucks stores nationwide. 

HP offers free delivery on original HP printer supplies

Planning to get a replacement ink cartridge or toner for your HP printer? Now is the perfect time to stock up on your HPprinter supplies. is not only making it fast and convenient to order printing supplies through various online channels, it is also making deliveries free of charge. From January 27 to February 9, 2020, every purchase of original HP Supplies at participating online stores entitles buyers to free deliveries within Metro Manila.

The participating original HP Supplies includes the following:

  • HP 63 Black and Tri-color Original Ink Cartridge
  • HP 63XL High Yield Black and Tri-color Original Ink Cartridge
  • HP 678 Black and Tri-color Ink Cartridge Twin 2-Pack
  • HP 678 Black / Tri-color Ink Cartridge Combo 2-Pack
  • HP 680 Black Ink Cartridge 2-Pack
  • HP 680 Color/Black Ink Cartridge Combo 2-Pack
  • HP 703 Black / Tri-color Ink Advantage Cartridge Combo Pack
  • HP 704 Black / Tri-color Ink Advantage Cartridge Combo Pack
  • HP 17A Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge
  • HP 79A Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge
  • HP 85A Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge.

To avail of the free delivery service within Metro Manila, order online from the official HP Store (, Office Warehouse (, ICS (, and Silicon Valley (

Sonos Move Wireless Speakers now in PH

American tech company Sonos has officially launched its new Move wireless speaker in the Philippines. Elevating the indoor and outdoor music experience with a durable, battery-powered smart sound system.

Perfect for outdoor listening, the Sonos Move is a weatherproof and drop-resistant speaker that has deep bass, wide soundscape, and automatic Trueplay tuning. The latter balances the sound according to your music and environment.

Connect with the rest of the Sonos sound system and you can stream music or amplify your home movie viewing over Wi-Fi. The device also supports Bluetooth connectivity for offline entertainment.

The Sonos Move is equipped with built-in Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa so users can play music, check news, set alarms, and more without trouble.

Play up to 10 hours and easily recharge it by setting it on the charging base, which comes in the box, or by plugging in an USB-C travel charger.

The Sonos Move is available for P46,990 at SM Appliance branches in SM Aura, Powerplant Mall, and SM Megamall, and at Powermac Center branches in SM Megamall, SM Aura, Greenbelt, Trinoma Mall, and Festival Mall. You may also check out the Sonos stores in Lazmall and Shopee Mall.

Enjoy the holidays with PLDT Home Wi-Fi Prepaid’s Christmas promos

It’s the season of gift-giving and PLDT Home Wi-Fi has the best gift for your family. Now at only P1,295, you and the whole family can enjoy the fastest, most affordable, and family-sized prepaid home internet!

Easy to buy at an affordable price with family-sized data options, the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid is available for a special one-time price of P1,295 until January 15, 2020. This is available at all PLDT and Smart Stores, Smart Online Store, SM Stores nationwide, Lazada and other authorized dealers.

Customers can also get free 10GB worth of data valid for seven days with their PLDT Home Wi-Fi Prepaid powered by Smart.

With the recent launch of its improved and bigger FamLoads, Filipino families can now share two times more data and enjoy all their favorite online activities.

Parents and kids can also enjoy a fun learning experience right at their home while watching educational videos together. To add more, kids can enjoy surfing thousands of pages for their schoolwork and research, continuous messaging with family and friends, seamless streaming of their favorite videos and music, longer online gaming sessions on weekends, and a lot more.

PLDT Home Wi-Fi Prepaid also lets the family seamlessly connect up to five devices, including phones and laptops, all at the same time. FamLoads come in every family size that are ideal for the entire family’s digital activity and budget: FamLoad 199 comes with 24 GB, FamLoad 599 with 80 GB, FamLoad 999 with 130 GB, and FamLoad 1499 with a whopping 200 GB.

Because PLDT Home Wi-Fi is prepaid, parents don’t have to worry about lock-in periods and monthly bills on top of their household utilities. Plus, since it’s plug and play, you can easily install it yourself and instantly get connected to the Internet.

Not only do they get to maximize every peso worth of WiFi connectivity, but budget-conscious parents can also stay in control of their internet usage at home. Now it is easier to check the PLDT Home Wifi prepaid account and convert regular load to FamLoad by just downloading the myPLDT Smart app from Google Play or App Store. Other convenient loading options are in authorized PLDT and Smart retailers, nearby sari-sari stores, telco tiangge stalls, PayMaya app and in 7-Eleven branches nationwide.

For more info about PLDT Home WiFi’s affordable FamLoad prepaid load packages, visit, and like PLDT Home’s official Facebook (, and follow PLDT Home on Twitter and Instagram at @PLDTHome.