REVIEW: Huawei MatePad T 8 Kids Edition

There’s always been a debate on whether or not kids should be allowed to use gadgets. Some argue that it could stump their development, particularly in the physical and motor areas, but I’ve always believed in a healthy balance.

Given our situation these days where kids are restricted from going out and explore for their own protection, letting them play on gadgets could be a good alternative to keeping their minds busy. Just make sure that the content they are exposed to are educational and child-friendly.

This is where the HUAWEI MatePad T 8 Kids Edition comes in handy.

Designed with children’s education and development in mind, this 8-inch tablet is great for kids aged 3 to 8.

It comes in with an attractive Kids Case to protect the device from accidents, which are likely to happen as kids can be quite rowdy during playtime, and a handle that conveniently converts into a stand so the tablet can be positioned upright on a table.

There’s also an attached stylus pen, which we appreciate because both my kids love to draw. In a way, it not only helps them improve their sketching skills but their fine motor development as well.

For younger kids who still tend to bite on their toys or perhaps haven’t yet developed the habit of washing hands in between activities, especially from playing to eating, parents would appreciate that both the Kids Case and the stylus pen meet the European Toy Safety Standards and the RoHS (Roads of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) regulations.

The built-in Kids Corner software has been pre-loaded with child-friendly games, apps, and other content.

In collaboration with BabyBus and Azoomee, two of the most well-known educational software developers for children, you get to enjoy some free content, including a three-month free Baby Panda World subscription and a free one-year membership with Azoomee.

If you’re not satisfied with the built-in apps, you can download more from the HUAWEI AppGallery.

The HUAWEI MatePad T 8 Kids Edition also has a built-in color adjustment module that automatically adjusts to the content that is displayed on the screen and an ambient light sensor so kids get some eye protection, too.

Huawei tablets also come with a built-in gravity sensor, which determines the position of the tablet and therefore assumes whether the user is sitting upright, lying down, or otherwise.

When it detects that the user–your child–is not in an optimal position to use the tablet, it prompts them to adjust their posture using the Posture Alerts function.

The Bumpy Road Alerts feature also detects movement like shaking from walking or if the tablet is being used while riding a vehicle, so the tablet sends notifications to keep the tables in a stable position so they don’t hurt themselves, especially their vision, in the process.

There is also an eBook mode, which adjusts the display’s contrast, brightness, sharpness, saturation, color temperature, grayscale, and others to simulate reading a physical book.

All these functions can be toggled in Kids Corner.

The HUAWEI MatePad T 8 Kids Edition is also equipped with security features. As parents, we don’t need to worry much about our kids being exposed to inappropriate content and also make sure that the kids don’t get addicted to using the tablet by setting time restrictions when they can and can’t use the tablet.

Since my kids have school on weekdays, we only allow them to use it after they’ve completed all their tasks and homework. We’ve set around two hours before dinner time and another hour before going to bed.

The Kid’s Profile also allows parents to monitor kids’ activity on the tablet. Here, we can see what apps they’ve been using and how much time they have spent using those apps.

The HUAWEI MatePad T8 Kids Edition is now available for only Php8,999.

These TECNO Mobile phones are perfect for Online Learning

School is back for most kids and with the COVID-19 pandemic still persisting, the best way to continue their education is through online learning.

While it can be challenging for the most part, kids can easily adapt to their new virtual school setup with the help and support of us parents, as well as the right tools.

TECNO Mobile has some wonderful smartphones that are not only good for communication, productivity, photography, and gaming, but for Online Learning as well.

The best part about this, too, is that all of these mobile devices are super affordable and priced below Php 10,000 each!

Here are your choices:

Check out Spark 6 Go, packed with these awesome features that suit the needs of everyone:

  • A large 6.52” HD Resolution Screen that allows users to enjoy media content with ease
  • Built-in AI Dual Unlock Feature, capable of both face-unlock and fingerprint scanning 
  • Camera with AI Beauty Mode and 18 AI Scene Detection features for outstanding images every time
  • 5000 mAh battery that allows for up to 36 days of standby time, 24 hours of calling, 19 hours of web browsing, 25 hours of video playback, 125 hours of music, or 15 hours of gaming on a single charge
  • Audio Share that allows up to 3 Bluetooth speakers or 2 Bluetooth headphones to connect simultaneously
  • Aqua Blue, Ice Jadeite, Sky Black, and Mystery White colors

Spark 7 ignites inspiration through these key features:

  • A storage capacity of 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM for more space available for photos, music, videos, and files
  • HiOS 7.5 Operating System based on Android 11 with features that include WiFi Share, Phone Cloner and Smart Scanner
  • A 6000mAh battery for longer standby time, voice calling, web browsing, music and video playback, and even gaming.  
  • 6.52” FHD+ Dot-notch Display with 720×1600 HD+ resolution to enhance your viewing experience
  • 16MP AI Dual Rear Camera with quad flash and an 8MP Front Camera that lets you capture every wonderful moments and selfies with more details
  • Smile Shot, which detects your smile automatically to instantly take a photo
  • Ultrathin body with fin-shaped design for a superior hand feel
  • 3 eye-catching colors – Magnet Black, Morpheus Blue, and Spruce Green

Here are the features of Spark 7 Pro, the smartphone that’s big enough for your dreams:

  • A huge storage capacity of 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM 
  • Helio G80 – 2.0 GHz Octa Core Processor, capable of effortlessly running multiple apps at the same time
  • HiOS 7.5 Operating System based on Android 11 with features that include WiFi Share, Phone Cloner and Smart Scanner
  • 5000mAh battery that offers a standby time of up to 14 days, up to 18 hours of voice calling, 16 hours of web browsing, 22 hours of music playback when using earphones, 20 hours of video playback or 16 hours of offline gaming 
  • 6.6” HD+ Dot-in Screen with 720×1600 HD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate
  • 48 MP AI Triple Rear Camera with Quad Flash – 48MP Main Camera, 2MP Bokeh Lens, and AI Cam – with Quad Rear Flash, plus an 8MP Front Camera with Dual Front Flash for the perfect selfie, even in low light
  • Smile Shot, which detects your smile automatically to instantly take a photo
  • Professional shooting modes for capturing every dream moment, including Super Night Shot, Timelapse, Video Bokeh, and 2K
  • Ultrathin body with fin-shaped design for a superior hand feel
  • 3 eye-catching colors – Magnet Black, Alps Blue, and Spruce Green

Work hard and play hard with the TECNO Mobile POVA 2, which has:

  • A Helio G85 Gaming Processor , which unlocks intelligent resource management that ensures sustained performance and longer gameplay with its 2GHz octa-core processor. Heavy games load faster, the performance is smoother, and power efficiency is maintained to ensure uninterrupted game play.
  • A powerful 7000mAh battery with 18W dual IC flash charger that ensures longer playing time on the go.
  • A 6.9” 1080P FHD+ screen with an extremely sharp display that vividly shows every amazing game detail.
  • A 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage and  ET Engine for lag-free gameplay, eliminating screen jittering, and allowing  fully immersive gaming experience. 
  • Game Space 2.0. Provides a unique user interface that enhances your gameplay by accelerating memory, network connectivity , CPU and GPU boost. 
  • A Game Voice Changer feature that transforms voices in various ways, for an even more fun and exciting gaming experience. 
  • Slim and modern design that is lightweight and easy to grip, perfect for hours of comfortable gameplay.
  • Enhanced artificial intelligence cameras for taking professional-quality photos, with a 48MP quad camera set up at the rear, and an 8-megapixel AI powered selfie camera.

C the best in you with the Camon 16 smartphone, equipped with:

  • A 48MP Ultra Quad Camera, with a four-camera lens combination for comprehensive smartphone photography – Bokeh Depth of Field Lens, AI Lens, Macro Lens, and 48MP Main Lens with a 79-degree wide-angle view
  • Ultra Night Lens with 1-second image processing that produces higher quality night images, aided by convenient anti-over exposure and AI portrait segment features
  • Huge RAM and ROM capacity of 128GB+6GB that enables users to enjoy entertainment on the go with thousands of saved songs and images, as well as HD movies and apps
  • 18W fast charging, with advanced protection technology that ensures automatic regulation of charging inputs, helping to prolong the hardware and software of the device.

Capture the beauty of everyday life with Camon 17P, which has these key features:

  • A 48MP AI Triple Camera & 16MP Selfie Camera
  • Powerful Helio G85 processor
  • 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging
  • 6.8” FHD+ 1080P that provides sharper and clearer display with a high screen refresh rate of 90Hz
  • Three colors available – Magnet Black, Spruce Green and Frost Silver 
  • Priced at only P8,490

On September 30, Spark 6 Go and Spark 7 will become even more affordable, with the special Payday Offer at the TECNO Mobile Official Store in Shopee. Enjoy almost Php 800 off on Spark 6 Go, and get yours for only Php 4,699. Spark 7 will also go on sale for only Php 4,699 during the one day sale. 

To find out more about these fantastic smartphones from TECNO Mobile, check out the TECNO Mobile Flagship store in Lazada (https://bit.ly/TecnoLazada) and Shopee (https://bit.ly/TecnoShp). Also visit the TECNO Mobile Concept Store at SM North Edsa Annex, along with other partner retail stores (http://bit.ly/TecnoStoresPH) for exclusive offers and special discounts.

For all the latest updates, follow TECNO Mobile Philippines on Facebook (facebook.com/TECNOMobilePH).  

Get exclusive TECNO Mobile deals on Shopee Gadgetzone this September

Check out Shopee Gadgetzone on September 2, 2021, and enjoy exclusive deals when you purchase Spark 7, Spark 6 Go, and Camon 16 smartphones from the TECNO Mobile PH Official Store in Shopee Mall.

Ignite inspiration and creativity with TECNO Mobile’s Spark 7 smartphone, which you can get at the discounted price of P4,699 on September 2.

Spark 7 is packed with awesome features that are big enough for your dreams.

  • Storage capacity of 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM for more space available for photos, music, videos, and files
  • HiOS 7.5 Operating System based on Android 11 with features that include WiFi Share, Phone Cloner and Smart Scanner
  • A 6000mAh battery for longer standby time, voice calling, web browsing, music and video playback, and even gaming.  
  • 6.52” FHD+ Dot-notch Display with 720×1600 HD+ resolution to enhance your viewing experience
  • 16MP AI Dual Rear Camera with quad flash and an 8MP Front Camera that lets you capture every wonderful moments and selfies with more details
  • Smile Shot, which detects your smile automatically to instantly take a photo
  • Ultrathin body with fin-shaped design for a superior hand feel
  • 3 eye-catching colors – Magnet Black, Morpheus Blue, and Spruce Green

Meanwhile, you can get the Camon 16 at a special discounted price of only P6,699, P300 less than its original price.

TECNO Camon 16 offers amazing value for money, equipped with advanced features and functions that users can surely enjoy.

  • A 48MP Ultra Quad Camera, with a four-camera lens combination for comprehensive smartphone photography – Bokeh Depth of Field Lens, AI Lens, Macro Lens, and 48MP Main Lens with a 79-degree wide-angle view
  • Ultra Night Lens with 1-second image processing that produces higher quality night images, aided by convenient anti-over exposure and AI portrait segment features
  • Huge RAM and ROM capacity of 128GB+6GB that enables users to enjoy entertainment on the go with thousands of saved songs and images, as well as HD movies and apps
  • 18W fast charging, with advanced protection technology that ensures automatic regulation of charging inputs, helping to prolong the hardware and software of the device

You can also enjoy a 14% discount on Spark 6 Go, which will be available at the discounted price of P4,699, for one day only.     

TECNO Spark 6 Go offers a multitude of features to suit the needs of everyone. 

  • A large 6.52” HD Resolution Screen that allows users to enjoy media content with ease
  • Built-in AI Dual Unlock Feature, capable of both face-unlock and fingerprint scanning 
  • Camera with AI Beauty Mode and 18 AI Scene Detection features for outstanding images every time
  • 5000 mAh battery that allows for up to 36 days of standby time, 24 hours of calling, 19 hours of web browsing, 25 hours of video playback, 125 hours of music, or 15 hours of gaming on a single charge
  • Audio Share that allows up to 3 Bluetooth speakers or 2 Bluetooth headphones to connect simultaneously
  • Aqua Blue, Ice Jadeite, Sky Black, and Mystery White colors

Be sure to check out all these great Shopee Gadgetzone deals from TECNO Mobile on September 2! Stay updated on all the latest promos when you like and follow TECNO Mobile Philippines on Facebook amd the TECNO Mobile PH Official Store in Shopee Mall. Visit www.tecno-mobile.com/ph to learn more about your favorite TECNO Mobile smartphones and gadgets.

LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier with VoiceOn is now in PH

After the successful launch of the first Wearable Air Purifier, LG comes out with a slimmer and smarter version to its LG PuriCare™ Wearable Air Purifier.

The new re-engineered version gives the innovative, wearable device that the brand first launched last year a number of upgrades, such as enhanced all-around performance, a convenient voice amplification feature, and a more comfortable, lightweight design.

In a recent virtual event hosted by LG Brand Ambassador James Deakin, LG Philippines unveiled the new Wearable Air Purifier with VoiceON™.

Dr. Ma. Adelina Sadili, a Consultant Pulmonologist at Makati Medical Center, led the talk on the importance of mask use and shared important pulmonary facts to take heed of during the pandemic.

One of her suggestions to strengthen and keep one’s lungs healthy is to improve air quality at home–something that LG has been working tirelessly on. To improve air quality on the go, that’s where the new and improved LG Wearable Air Purifier comes in. 

The upgraded LG PuriCare™ Wearable Air Purifier with VoiceON™ is equipped with a fully automatic fan airflow control system that increases breathing comfort.

It also incorporates two H13 HEPA filters, the same as those found in premium air purifiers for the home, to ensure the air the user breathes is as clean and healthy as possible.

Driven by an ultra-small and lightweight motor, the device’s DUAL fans combine with LG’s airflow control technology – which detects the user’s breathing pattern and adjusts airflow accordingly – to help the wearer breathe easier and more naturally.

This advanced system also prevents a common problem for those wearing glasses and mask at the same time, keeping their lenses from fogging up when exhaling.

Sporting a fresh, new design, the upgraded PuriCare™ Wearable Air Purifier provides a subtle yet stylish look and comes in two chic colors: Creamy White and Ocean Black.

Additionally, the device will be offered in medium and large sizes to guarantee a better fit for more consumers. Its seamless, ergonomic design minimizes air leakage around the nose and chin, sealing gently but firmly to the wearer’s face.

Weighing only 94 grams, the latest model is comfortable to wear for longer periods of time and is perfect for everyday use. 

Due to the muffled sounds of our voices, wearing a mask makes it hard for the other person to understand what we’re saying and vice versa.

So to make it easier to communicate with others while wearing the PuriCare™ Wearable Air Purifier, LG has introduced its VoiceON™ technology.

Employing a microphone and a speaker built into the device itself, VoiceON™ helps clearly project the user’s voice so they can be heard and understood without issue.

“LG has been hard at work in order to provide meaningful ways of improving the day to day of the new normal. The LG PuriCare™ Wearable Air Purifier has been the talk of the town for over a year now, and here we are for an even better version. I’m excited to introduce to everyone a new product that’s perfect for the new normal,” Sungjae Kim, LG PH’s Managing Director, said.

LG’s new Wearable Air Purifier is available in LG’s authorized retailers both in-store and online. Visit LG.com.ph for a complete list of our retail partners. You can also visit LG’s Official Flagship Stores:

Lazada: lazada.com.ph/shop/lg-official-store/ 

Shopee: shopee.ph/lgofficialstoreph

TECNO Spark 7 series now in PH

In celebration of its first anniversary, TECNO Mobile continues to inspire its young-at-heart global consumers to never stop pursuing excellence.

To mark this milestone event, the premium smartphone brand is adding yet another awesome device to its array of quality smartphones that are great to use for work, play, and online learning – the Spark 7 Series.

Here are the key specs and features of Spark 7 Pro:

  • Huge storage capacity of 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM and 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM 
  • Helio G80 – 2.0 GHz Octa Core Processor, capable of effortlessly running multiple apps at the same time
  • HiOS 7.5 Operating System based on Android 11 with features that include WiFi Share, Phone Cloner and Smart Scanner
  • 5000mAh battery that offers a standby time of up to 14 days, up to 18 hours of voice calling, 16 hours of web browsing, 22 hours of music playback when using earphones, 20 hours of video playback or 16 hours of offline gaming 
  • 6.6” HD+ Dot-in Screen with 720×1600 HD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate
  • 48 MP AI Triple Rear Camera with Quad Flash – 48MP Main Camera, 2MP Bokeh Lens, and AI Cam – with Quad Rear Flash, plus an 8MP Front Camera with Dual Front Flash for the perfect selfie, even in low light
  • Smile Shot, which detects your smile automatically to instantly take a photo
  • Professional shooting modes for capturing every dream moment, including Super Night Shot, Timelapse, Video Bokeh, and 2K
  • Ultrathin body with fin-shaped design for a superior hand feel
  • 3 eye-catching colors – Magnet Black, Alps Blue, and Spruce Green

Get the extra spark of inspiration that you need to take that huge first step towards achieving your dreams. With its large storage capacity, Spark 7 helps you stay productive and also offers ample space to save important moments and memories that can motivate you to keep going. 

Spark 7 Pro is priced at Php 6,990 for 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM or Php 6,590 for 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM. Get this smartphone at the TECNO Mobile Concept Store in SM North EDSA, as well as other partner retail stores. 

You may also avail of the Spark 7 Variant with 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM for only Php 4,990 at TECNO Mobile’s online stores in Lazada and Shopee. 

To further spark inspiration and creativity, every purchase of any TECNO Spark 7 Series smartphone will include a special collectible postcard that features designs by pop designer, Soleil Ignacio, and anime artist, Melone Flavor.

Place these at your workstations or even your gaming areas to add a touch of art to your space, and help get your creative juices flowing. 

Stay updated on exclusive deals and promos when you like and follow TECNO Mobile Philippines. Visit www.tecno-mobile.com/ph to learn more about your favorite smartphones and gadgets.

My four must-haves from the SM Malls Online App

Being a mom and working at home at the same time has both its pros and cons. Not having to spend hours dressing up and commuting to the office are just two of the many pros.

But on the other side of the coin, it has become harder for us to balance and set ample time for work, family, and self-care because everything that needs to be done in a day happens in the same place and that could lead to one jumbled up chaotic schedule.

When this happens, we need to be efficient, and efficiency means knowing when to use technology to make our work and life easier, more comfortable, and much more productive.

Thankfully, there are now a variety of gadgets we can use to help us become more efficient at work and at home.

Here are the Four things on my list of must-haves for a “work at home mom.”

1. Portable handheld vacuum cleaner

I must admit that one of the chores I dislike doing is dusting, mainly because it triggers my allergies.

Then again, it is something that I simply cannot go without doing because it not only affects how our home looks, it also affects my and my family’s health.

So to keep the house clean without triggering my dust allergies, I got myself this handy iConcepts Portable Vacuum Cleaner (Php799.00) from the SM Megamall Surplus shop to take care of daily dusting duties.

Sure, we have a much larger, heavy-duty vacuum cleaner at home, one with attachments for every type of surface you want to clean, but who wants to haul that out from the closet every day to do simple dusting work, right?

The portable handheld vacuum cleaner is good enough to go over tabletops, shelves, and counters for daily upkeep.

It’s also small enough to pass in between appliances, display items, or those tucked away corners that you won’t be able to reach with a larger vacuum cleaner.

Most importantly, it conveniently traps all the dust it collects so you don’t have to worry about tracking them back, which usually happens when you use a wipe cloth, or worse, inhaling all those dust particles as you move along.

2. Robot vacuum cleaner

Do I have an obsession with vacuum cleaners? Maybe I do.

But I just couldn’t help myself from getting this iConcept 5-in-1 Robot Vacuum Cleaners also from the Surplus Shop because of its multiple functions and its ultra-low sale price of only Php824.45 (down from its original price of Php1,499.00) during the 8.8 sale event.

I must say that the robot vacuum cleaner is now a must-have for homes, especially if you have no helper to take on the daily task of cleaning all around the house.

By having the 5-in-1 robot vacuum cleaner take on the task of sweeping and mopping the floor daily, you get to save some more time to either do other important tasks or take a much-needed rest.

It also comes with a UV disinfection lamp and humidifier to help rid your floors of harmful elements.

When fully charged, the robot vacuum cleaner can run for 1 hour without using the humidifier, or 30 to 45 minutes with the humidifier turned on.

I am quite the hands-on mom when it comes to cleaning our home, but with my workload also piling up, I just love having this robot vacuum cleaner around to help me tick off at least one task from my long list of to-do’s every day.

3. Wi-Fi repeater

Speaking of efficiency, since my work requires me to be connected to the internet all the time, I gotta have a good connection at home.

But did you know that even if you subscribe to the best network connection plan that offers the highest broadband speeds, you still won’t get to enjoy the best service if you don’t have a proper router setup?

That’s right. Next to the number of Mbps that you can get from your service provider, you also have to think about how you’re going to set up your router at home.

In case you didn’t know, Wi-Fi signals can be blocked by walls and even large furniture, causing you to experience lag when you are far away from the main router so it’s best to put it in the most optimal area of the house.

In our home, we have our router placed in the living room area where we’ve set up the kids’ computers for their online classes and where we all get together to watch TV at night and on weekends.

But because I prefer to have my own workspace in the bedroom so I can take Zoom calls and host the weekly livecast sessions of PEP.ph on the Calamansi App in a more quiet area of the house, it’s best to have a Wi-Fi repeater nearby.

What the Wi-Fi repeater does is basically extend the reach and coverage of your Wi-Fi connection. As I said, walls and big furniture can block signals inside your home despite having a high Mbps connection.

I got the Mi Wi-Fi Repeater Pro last year from SM Cyberzone and I must say I haven’t had any problems with a bad internet connection, except only when the weather is unpleasant or when our service provider is having issues from their end.

Since getting the Wi-Fi repeater, I have been able to work more efficiently and complete more tasks because my internet connection is just as fast as when I am working in the living room.

4. Desk fan with lamp

Finally, my fourth must-have is a desk fan, which I’m sure everyone already has at home.

While we have an aircon in our room and stand fans around the house as well, I still like to have my own portable desk fan with me.

Not only does it help me cool down and keep me comfortable on hot days, but it also helps me with my skincare because cold air is said to help tighten the pores and rejuvenate the skin.

It’s also good for the health as cool air promotes blood circulation in your body and reduces inflammation.

My Firefly 7-inch Rechargeable Table Fan with Night Light (only Php499.75) is very convenient to use as I can easily move it around to direct to my face when I’m doing my skincare routine or to my laptop when I feel like it’s heating up a bit due to long hours of use.

The fan speed has three variations so I can adjust it to suit my needs and the fan can also tilt up or down for better concentration.

I also love that it has a built-in night light that has two brightness settings so I can use it when I need to work late at night without disturbing the kids’ sleep.

Shop with the SM Malls Online App

So where can you get all these must-haves for yourself? The SM Malls Online App!

Yes, SM Malls now has their own online shopping platform where you can get the products you want and need from your favorite SM shops and brands.

On the SM Malls Online App, you’re guaranteed that the products you’ll be getting are all from trusted and legit brands–from home appliances to clothing, hardware, gadgets, school and office supplies, even food!

It’s just like you’re shopping from your nearby SM Mall branch, only you’re doing it from the comfort, convenience, and safety of your home.

Just choose which SM branch you’d like to shop from, checkout your products, and they’ll be delivered to your home the next day.

They have a 10-kilometer delivery range for non-perishable products (next-day delivery) and a 5-kilometer delivery range for food items from various restaurants (same-day delivery).

I got my vacuum cleaners and fan from the Surplus Shop, while the Wi-Fi repeater is something I bought physically from SM Cyberzone but it’s also available now on the SM Malls Online App.

Download the SM Malls Online App for free from Google Play Store or Apple App Store. To know more, visit www.smmallsonline.com.

LG releases new premium line of monitors

Even at home, you can immerse in your passion, whether it’s content creation, gaming, or a new career or business venture with LG’s latest line of premium desktop monitors.

Always at the forefront of innovation, has seen this surge and developed a new line of monitors that improve upon existing technology in order to help users even more.

Whether you’re a hardcore gamer, a budding streamer, or just working from home, LG has a monitor that’s perfect for you. They provide a wide variety of improved features from breathtaking colors, fast response time, to clearer images to enhance customer’s experience. 

To introduce the new line of monitors to the local market, LG Electronics Philippines hosted the LG Monitors: Performance Beyond Boundaries live stream event on their social media channel to showcase what the new displays are all about.

L-R: LG Philippines Managing Director Sungjae Kim, LG Monitors Brand Ambassador Luis Manzano, LG Philippines Product Director for Monitors Peter Uhm

This was hosted by LG brand ambassador Luis Manzano and featured several other influencers who have had experienced the new line of monitors, namely actor and director Joross Gamboa, photographer Magic Liwanag, and gamer, cosplayer, and content creator Myrtle Sarrosa. 

LG UltraWide™ monitors lets you immerse in everything from content creation to gaming. See a panoramic view made possible by the extra wide 21:9 IPS display for true color accuracy at wide angles. Experience easier multitasking, quickly switch between applications, and enjoy a full, unencumbered view. It offers 33% more screen space than a regular 16:9 aspect ratio. Stop Alt-tabbing and start viewing side-by-side. HDR10 brings work and virtual worlds to life, backed by up to 350 nits of brightness. This display tech elevates textures, elements, character movements, and natural light and shadow. The 3-side virtually borderless design with slim bezels will give you a wider view of your screen. For gaming, it has an AMD FreeSync technology that eliminates the tearing difference between the graphics card’s frame rate and monitor’s refresh rate. Joross Gamboa admired the versatility of the LG UltraWide™. “LG monitors give you the flexibility to adapt to situations as it happens. Whether it’s for work or for leisure, LG UltraWide™ will get the job done for you.” 

Actor and director Joross Gamboa for LG UltraWide™ monitor

The UltraFine Display Ergo has a flexible ergonomic stand that can be adapted to all the environmental chacracteristics of each user, including physical attributes. It can improve not only work productivity and efficiency, but also user convenience. LG’s technologically and ergonomically advanced stand helps to promote good posture through its high degree of adjustability, enabling each user to create a perfectly customized workstation. LG’s UHD IPS Display features realistic, true color, enhanced contrast, clarity and detail at wide angles. UHD 4K resolution presents breathtaking clarity and fine detail with four times the resolution of Full HD. In particular, HDR delivers a more dramatic, dynamic visual immersion experience. Magic Liwanag was ecstatic about the color rendition that the LG UltraFine monitor offers. “The 4K IPS display delivers a comfortable viewing experience by reducing color shift from different vantage points. After shooting, editing, and printing, all the colors are correct.” 

Photographer Magic Liwanag for LG UltraFine Monitor

LG UltraGear™ line of monitors lets you pave the way to victory crisp visuals, fast response time, and the sharpest clarity. If you’re fed up with dimming and flickering screens, you’ve come to the right monitor. With IPS 1ms Gray to Gray you’ll dominate and clinch victory-without the side effects of extreme speed. It is NVIDIA-tested and officially verified G-Sync® Compatible monitor, reducing screen tearing and minimizing stutter for a smoother, faster gaming experience. Objects are rendered more clearly for smoother gameplay and an almost surreal visual fluidity. Being able to see even the most dynamic and fast-moving objects amidst all the action can give gamers a competitive edge. IPS display with 99% of the sRGB provides outstanding color accuracy and wider viewing angle, so it delivers high-fidelity color for reproducing even more vivid scenes on the battlefield. With a connection to an HDR-capable console (Xbox One S / PS4 Pro) or HDR-supported graphics card, users will enjoy punchier brightness and highlights with deeper shadows and silhouettes. Myrtle Sarrosa gushed about how her LG UltraGear™ monitors have helped level up her gameplay. “It virtually eliminates screen tearing and stuttering. Dynamic Action Sync elevates your gameplay for a pro-level experience.” 

Gamer, cosplayer, and content creator Myrtle Sarrosa for LG UltraGear™ monitor

For the standard monitor, LG still delivers. LG Monitor with IPS Full HD Display technology highlights the performance of liquid crystal displays. Response times are shortened, color reproduction is improved, and users can view the screen at wide angles. This display has slim bezel on three sides and doesn’t interfere with dazzling precision, which allows you to create an optimized work environment through convenient tilt adjustment. It offers an ergonomic design. Its convenient tilt adjustments with clean uni-body design allow you to create an optimized work environment. Eye strain is reduced thanks to the Flicker safe technology, Reader mode, and Color weakness feature. Luis Manzano was also impressed with his LG Standard monitor. “This has everything you could want in a modern monitor – it’s full HD, it has a borderless design, ergonomic, and has the eye comfort features. If you want a dedicated work monitor at home, you can’t go wrong with this.”

LG Monitors Brand Ambassador Luis Manzano for LG Standard Monitor

Sungjae Kim, LG Philippines Managing Director, said “As the whole world made an abrupt pivot into working from home, the need to provide monitors that deliver results and promise productivity was crucial. The latest series of monitors deliver superior productivity and entertainment experiences and are perfect for both home and office use. LG is committed to provide the most practical and advanced products that meet the daily needs of users.”

To end the livestream event, Peter Uhm, LG Philippines Product Director for Monitors, shared the brand’s newest plan to push products for the holiday season. “We hope that the introduction of these new monitors to the local market will help in boosting productivity as working from home becomes the norm. We are currently running a 3-month long celebration of all things LG with the LG Life’s Good Festival. We will be raffling off over 1 million Pesos worth of products so we hope you will join us in the festivities.”

LG’s newest line of monitors are available in all authorized dealers nationwide both in-store and online. Visit LG.com.ph for a complete list of our retail partners. You can also visit LG’s Official Flagship Stores:

Lazada: lazada.com.ph/shop/lg-official-store/ 

Shopee: shopee.ph/lgofficialstoreph

Chris Evans joins TECNO Mobile as new brand ambassador

Captain America is here!

Premium smartphone brand TECNO has recently announced its partnership with internationally renowned actor Chris Evans as its newest brand ambassador.

Best known for his role as Captain America in the Marvel Universe series of films, the charismatic Chris Evans embodies many of the qualities that have been synonymous with TECNO.

TECNO’s ‘Stop at Nothing’ brand philosophy, which aims to inspire people to always keep young at heart and never stop pursuing excellence.

Talking about the partnership with TECNO, Chris Evans said, “I am happy to partner with Tecno, an innovative smartphone brand which provides consumers in emerging markets with the newest smartphone technology.

“Whether it’s a phone call with someone you love or an image you capture to keep as a meaningful memory, smartphone technology is at the center of it all. It is really inspiring to work with such a great brand that stops at nothing to encourage people in those markets to explore more possibilities.”

TECNO Mobile General Manager Stephen Ha said, “TECNO is committed to giving the masses access to the latest technology, allowing the consumers to reach beyond their current limitations and uncover a world of possibilities.

“Chris Evans embodies TECNO’s brand motto ‘young at heart’ and the pursuit of excellence.

“This partnership with him enhances TECNO’s continuous global footprint and helps to highlight the brand’s upgraded product design, which is increasingly fashionable, energetic, and constantly pioneering.

“I firmly believe the association will bring us an opportunity to grow within our existing customer base and enable us to go further on brand globalization.”

The partnership with Chris Evans is another milestone for TECNO after its association with Manchester City Football Club and is part of TECNO global brand upgrading strategy, which aim to unlock the best of contemporary technologies in artistic designs, showcasing its mastery of serving the youth-generation consumers through the innovation, technological and artistic progression in the emerging markets worldwide.

Chris Evans led the launch of TECNO CAMON 17 on May 4th and will be featured in TECNO’s brand campaigns in emerging markets.

Get beautiful self-portraits with Camon 17, the latest from TECNO Mobile

TECNO Mobile, the premium smartphone brand, welcomes its new promising clearest selfie camera, Camon 17.

Designed for photo enthusiasts, influencers, content creators, and anyone who desires to achieve beautiful self-portraits each and every time, Camon 17 is set to release two exciting devices in the Philippine market: Camon 17P and Camon 17 Pro.

The Camon 17 Pro is equipped with a 48MP Clearest Selfie Camera in front, along with a 64MP Ultra-Quad camera at the rear.

This smartphone is powered by a Helio G95 processor with a 90Hz screen refresh rate, plus a long-lasting 5000mAh battery which comes with a 33W fast charger.

Camon 17 Pro is available in two colors – Ice Silver and Stillwater Blue.

Camon 17 Pro is now available at the TECNO Mobile PH Official Store in Shopee Mall, priced at P9,990 for the 8BG+128GB model, and P10,990 for the 8GB+256GB variant.

The budget-friendlier option, Camon 17P has a 48MP AI Triple Camera, runs on a Helio G85 processor, and also has a powerful 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

Its high-resolution 6.8” FHD+ 1080P provides sharper and clearer display.

Camon 17P is exclusively available at the TECNO Mobile Concept Store in SM North Edsa Annex Building and other TECNO Partner Stores.

Camon 17P comes in three colors – Magnet Black, Spruce Green and Frost Silver and priced at P8,490 only.

Coming to both TECNO Mobile online and offline stores this July, the Camon 17 Series is slated to be the most sought-after lineup of smartphones launched by the brand in the Philippines.

The recent announcement of global superstar, Chris Evans as the brand ambassador for Camon 17 adds to hype surrounding the highly-anticipated launch of the series.

Various events and activities are happening together with the launch of TECNO Mobile’s Camon 17 in the Philippines.

Among these are a livestream show featuring fan-favorite local celebrities, scheduled this July, and a meaningful photo exhibit, which marks TECNO Mobile’s first CSR activity in the country.

The launch of the C the Best of You campaign features collaborations with top director, Paul Soriano; photographers Andrea Beluda, Niccolo Cosme, and Noel Guevara; and celebrity endorsers Andrea Brillantes, Donnalyn Bartolome, Jillian Ward and Mika Salamanca.

This campaign focuses on the central idea of seeing the best of you, and follows different individuals on their journey towards self-discovery and self-expression.

TECNO Mobile will also be launching a C the Best of You hashtag challenge on TikTok, which will run from July 5 to 7, 2021. Creators who take part in the challenge will have the chance to win Camon 17P smartphones.

To stay updated on the latest news about the Camon 17 series, as well as exclusive deals and promos from TECNO Mobile, be sure to like and follow TECNO Mobile Philippines.

Visit www.tecno-mobile.com/ph to learn more about your favorite smartphones and gadgets.

Get updates on Taal Volcano activity with the TaALERT app

The Taal Volcano is once again on Alert Level 2 after a number of low-frequency earthquakes have been recorded.

While there is no imminent danger for now, residents of the well-loved tourist destination are on high alert, following last year’s eruption that resulted in massive emergency evacuations.

Now more than ever, it is important that we remain alert on any volcanic activity to make sure that the residents are safe, and the place remains safe from any disasters.

To keep up-to-date with the latest information and news about the Taal Volcano, Teralogix’s app TaALERT compiles news and bulletins from credible sources, making it convenient for users to know what is happening in real-time.

Scientific data and news from Phivolcs are posted without editing, ensuring that information is credible.

For LGUs, TaALERT provides a way to easily monitor residents, and to communicate with them through alert messages and evacuation advisories.

For non-residents, TaALERT will provide you with the necessary information to plan out any trips.

In the event of a disaster, you will also be able to check the safety status of your friends and relatives who live near the area through Community Groups.

You may also aid in any evacuation efforts through this feature.

“We try to keep the bayanihan spirit alive through TaALERT. During disasters, it’s important that we know what is happening, not just for our own well-being, but for our kababayans as well,” shares Ms. Drizela Sicat, CEO of Terlogix.

TaALERT is currently available for android users via the Google Play Store and Apple Store.

For more information, follow facebook.com/TaALERTph on Facebook, @TaALERT.ph on Instagram and @TaALERT1 on Twitter for updates.