Friday 31st July 2015,
Samsung Portable SSD T1

Samsung Portable SSD T1 Review: A Drive Unlike Any Other

Taking your files on the go basically boils down to 2 choices: affordable thumb-sized flash drives and the chunkier and more expensive external hard drives. However, the Samsung Portable SSD T1 is a unique mix of both. It’s barely bigger than a thumb drive but can hold up to 1TB of files. It’s even smaller [...]

July 28, 2015 JM Balicano Reviews 0
Lenovo A7000

Lenovo A7000 Hands On Review: Hitting All the Right Notes

The Lenovo A7000 might not be the most popular sub-Php10k smartphone out there, but it’s certainly among the top choices. Not only does it pack bang for buck specs that make it a steal for its price point, it’s also from a reputable manufacturer with a reliable after-sales infrastructure. Dolby Atmos on a smartphone isn’t [...]

July 26, 2015 JM Balicano Press Events, Reviews 0
Rhino Shield Crash Guard Bumper and Impact Protection Screen Protector

Rhino Shield Crash Guard Bumper and Impact Protection Screen Protector Now in the Philippines!

Smartphones and tablets are expensive investments and I’m a firm believer in protecting those investments. However, the general rule is the more protection you get, the bulkier the device becomes. Hence, why my wife went for a Php20 case from CDR King to protect her iPhone over a life-proof but chunky Otterbox case that could [...]

July 26, 2015 JM Balicano Press Events, Sale Alert, Tech News 0
Cubix Cube

Cubix Cube Gets a Php500 Discount, Now Only Php3,999 Until July 23!

The Cubix Cube is already one of the most affordable smartphones out there with 2GB RAM and sells for just Php4,499 on Lazada. Well, it’s just gotten a nice Php500 discount, cutting down the price to just Php3,999! You’ll have to act quick though as the discount is only good until July 23, after which, [...]

July 21, 2015 JM Balicano Sale Alert 0
Xiaomi Mi4i

Xiaomi Mi4i Gets Its Philippine Launch, Priced at Php9,799

The Xiaomi Mi4i may have taken its sweet time getting here, but compared to Xiaomi’s other devices, it actually got its Philippine release much faster than expected. Budget-minded Pinoys now have access to a reasonably powerful smartphone with a 64-bit 1.7GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. The 5 inch [...]

July 21, 2015 JM Balicano Press Events, Previews, Sale Alert 0
Teclast Air 2 Dual Boot

Teclast X98 Air 2: A Dual Boot Tablet That Doesn’t Scrimp on the Screen

Dual boot tablets are the latest craze to hit the local market, but if there’s one thing I’ve noticed, it’s that none of them have better than HD resolution screens. While not exactly a deal breaker, it can make simple things such as reading magazine PDFs a little frustrating. Shopping around on international online stores [...]

July 20, 2015 JM Balicano Previews, Sale Alert 0

Cherry Mobile Flare X Review: Is This 2015’s Budget Smartphone to Beat?

While there has been a crap-ton of Flare variants in the past, there have only been a few that can be called true successors to the Flare name. The recently launched Cherry Mobile Flare X is arguably one of them, sporting a familiar-looking back cover, not to mention bang-for-buck specs that the original Flare was [...]

July 20, 2015 JM Balicano Reviews 4
Zopo Z Watch

Zopo Z Watch Launched, Works with Android and iOS

Zopo has finally announced its first ever smart watch, and boy is it looking good. The Zopo Z Watch sports a round IPS touchscreen, similar to the Moto G, with a stainless steel body in a choice of gold, black or silver. Powered by a MediaTek MTK2502A processor and 128MB of RAM, the Z Watch [...]

July 18, 2015 JM Balicano Previews, Tech News 0
Marshall London

Marshall London is One Exquisite Smartphone That’s All About the Sound

Marshall is synonymous with their high end audio gear, ranging from speakers, guitars, amplifiers, and yes, headsets. So the newly announced Marshall London smartphone comes as a huge surprise. Of course, while most folks familiar with the brand would have never expected the London, it looks exactly like a Marshall’s smartphone should look. First though, [...]

July 17, 2015 JM Balicano Previews, Tech News 0
ASUS Strix GTX 980Ti

ASUS Strix GTX 980Ti to Hit Philippine Shores in August, Prepare Your Wallets!

The ASUS Strix GTX 980Ti is one sweet mother of a video card, performing up to 24% better than reference cards when playing The Witcher 3. This badass of a card is capable of clock speeds of 1,291MHz in gaming mode and 1,317MHz in OC mode, with strong 4K performance while running cool under load. [...]

July 16, 2015 JM Balicano PC Components 0