Monday, November 30, 2015

Cherry Mobile Flare X Lollipop 5.1 Update Now Available! Check Out This How to Video!

The Cherry Mobile Flare X is easily one of the most popular locally-branded smartphones of 2015. Unfortunately though, it ran on the now outdated Android 4.4 KitKat instead of Lollipop 5.0 or 5.1. For the longest time now, Flare X owners have been clamoring for an update to Lollipop. Well, it seems the wait is [...]

November 28, 2015 JM Balicano Tech News 0
Infinix Hot Note

Infinix Hot Note: A Souped Up Battery Without the Souped Up Price!

Infinix Mobility may be a new name to the average Juan, but they’re not exactly new to the smartphone business having already penetrated the African, French, Middle Eastern, and Pakistani markets. Now, they’ve set their sights on the Philippine market via Lazada with their first offering being the Infinix Hot Note. The Hot Note may [...]

November 27, 2015 JM Balicano Previews 0
OPlus Notepad with Intellipen

O+ USA Notepad with Intellipen is a High End Convertible on a Budget!

While there are a few serviceable Windows convertibles from our locally based budget brands, a lot of them have been serviceable, but underwhelming. This is why the newly revealed O+ USA Notepad with Intellipen is a breath of fresh air. Not only does it function as a convertible should, but it also delivers a few [...]

November 23, 2015 JM Balicano Previews 0
Just Mobile TopGum

Just Mobile TopGum Review: Power Banks Don’t Get Fancier Than This

I’m not exactly eager when it comes to reviewing power banks, but after spending some time with the Just Mobile TopGum, I found myself pleasantly surprised. After all, it’s rare to find anyone innovating on the aesthetics and functionality of a power bank. So what exactly does the TopGum do differently? Find out in my [...]

November 17, 2015 JM Balicano Reviews 0
iPhone 6S Plus at Switch

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Now Available at Switch!

Globe and Smart have pretty much revealed their postpaid plans for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus through their respective launch events. However, if you’re looking to get either phone off contract, you’ll be happy to know that Switch also had their own mini launch where a bunch of media folk, including myself, got the [...]

November 12, 2015 JM Balicano Press Events, Sale Alert 0
Xiami Mi 20,000mAh Power Bank

Xiaomi Mi 20,000mAh Power Bank Launched and Priced at Barely More Than Php1k!

Aside from making smartphones, Xiaomi is pretty popular for their power banks too, and their newest one will likely become their most in-demand model yet. After all, who wouldn’t want all that extra juice from their Xiaomi 20,000mAh power bank for all their gadgets? The best part? It’s priced at 149 yuan, or roughly Php1.1k! [...]

November 12, 2015 JM Balicano Tech News 0
Cherry Prepaid

Cherry Mobile Launches Cherry Prepaid SIM and Phone Bundles Powered by Globe!

As if conquering the local smartphone scene wasn’t enough, Cherry Mobile had to grab a piece of that telco pie as well with the newly announced Cherry Prepaid phone and SIM bundles, powered by Globe. Cherry Prepaid combines affordable phones with affordable prepaid services in phone kit bundles that start as low as Php399, and [...]

November 12, 2015 JM Balicano Press Events, Tech News 0
Just Mobile HeadStand

Just Mobile Headstand Review: Pamper Your Headphones in Style

Headphones are some of the most popular accessories out there, but if you’re going to spend a few thousand pesos on a serious piece of personal audio gear, don’t just let it lay around the desk when you’re not using it. A good pair of headphones deserves to be shown off, and when it comes [...]

November 2, 2015 JM Balicano Reviews 0
Cloudfone Thrill 500x

Cloudfone Thrill 500x and Thrill 500x+ Spotify Edition Smartphones Come with Free Headphones and Headsets!

If you’re looking for a good deal on your next smartphone, it’s hard to beat the new Cloudfone Spotify Edition smartphones. The Cloudfone Thrill 500x and Thrill 500x+ are pretty decently specced for the price, but they also come bundled with free Spotify headphones AND headsets so you don’t have to buy your own. It’s [...]

October 29, 2015 JM Balicano Previews 4
Cloudfone Cloudpad 702q

Cloudfone CloudPad 702q Spotify Edition Tablet Comes with Free Flip Cover and Headphones!

If you’re looking for a good deal on an inexpensive tablet, Cloudfone has just silently released a Spotify Edition CloudPad that music lovers will likely appreciate. The newly revealed Cloudfone CloudPad 702q comes with the Spotify app pre-installed, obviously. However, it also comes with a sweet-looking flip cover as well as a pair of Spotify [...]

October 29, 2015 JM Balicano Previews 0