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December 31, 2011

The Top 25 Gadget Reviews on YugaTech for 2011

This is part of my year-ender series for 2011. We’ve done a ton of gadget reviews for 2011 and one of the key indicators that a gadget is hot or very interesting is by the number of pageviews it gets thru the years. Check out which devices got the most hits in 2011 after the jump.

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December 30, 2011

The Gadgets We Bought in 2011

The year 2011 saw tons of really great products, most of which I ended up buying for review here at YugaTech. I look back at 2011 and share the top gadgets we bought and reviewed this year. And, hopefully, you will also share what you’ve purchased too.

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December 30, 2011

So, What’s our 2011 Gadget of the Year?

I did three TV guestings/interviews today (all about Top Tech Trends of 2011) and while I’m waiting for the 4th one this afternoon, I thought I’d ask our readers here about the best gadgets that came out in 2011.

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December 29, 2011

GMate: Turn your iPod Touch to an iPhone

Yup, that’s true. You can even turn your iPhone 4 to a dual-SIM phone too. Got this GMate by SkyRoam the other month but since my 4G iPod Touch and iPad2 have not been jailbroken, I wasn’t able to use it.

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December 28, 2011

All-in-One Dock for iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch

Already bought an iPad Dock earlier this year but this one sent to me last month seems to be more than just a simple dock. All that connectivity options and the remote control makes it so much more interesting.

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December 28, 2011

Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 for iPad, iPod Touch & iPhone4

Jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 came out earlier today but it’s only for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G/4G and does not include A5 devices like the iPhone 4S or iPad 2.

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December 27, 2011

Cliptec Quad USB Charger Travel Kit

Aside from the box of giveaways that Cliptec sent us, my own personal box has a lot of interesting accessories and trinkets in it. The best one so far is this 4-port USB travel charger.

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December 26, 2011

Olympus PEN E-P3 Review

First saw the Olympus PEN E-P3 back in September during our trip to Hong Kong. It was eventually launched in the Philippines in October with a suggested retail price of Php44,750 (includes a MSC-M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED m14-42mm II R f3.5/5.6 zoom lens). Check our full review after the jump.

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December 25, 2011

How many SMS greetings did you get this Christmas?

In December 2009, I first noticed that people were sending tweets and FB messages instead of SMS when greeting everyone during the holidays. I also wrote a story on “Telcos lost Millions to Facebook this Christmas“.

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December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to all, especially the winners!

It’s been a hectic evening as we close in on the final hours of our YugaTech Christmas Give-away. Unfortunately, our last blast this evening created a huge number of new entries in the comments that the server eventually broke down.

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December 24, 2011

Giveaway: FB &Tweet away w/ the Smart Netphone 701

Got this Smart Netphone 701 thru a raffle during the launch event a couple of months back. After I published the review here, it stayed in my gadget shelf until I found it wanting to have a new owner. So here’s your chance to take home this Android smartphone.

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December 24, 2011

Giveaway: 150Mbps Wireless-N WiFi Repeater

I wrote about the Wireless-N WiFi Repeater last month and there were lots of interests about it so I decided to just give it away to YugaTech readers today. If you don’t know what this device does, see details here. For the rest of you who are interested to take home this Php2,180 worth WiFi repeater, here’s your chance.

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December 24, 2011

When was the last time your PC got infected by a virus?

We’ve talked about PC virus so many time here and even had a survey which anti-virus software people were using on their computers before. Symantec Philippines sent us half a dozen of the new 2012 Norton Internet Security 2012 to share to our readers so here’s your chance to get one.

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December 23, 2011

Giveaway: Take home this Flip Mino HD 8GB

This Flip HD video recorder has been sitting in my gadget cabinet for so long I totally forgot about it until I did a clean-up this evening. So here’s your chance to take home this 8GB Flip Mino HD and record 1080p videos of the fireworks this Christmas.

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December 23, 2011

Hacked iPhone 4S runs on Vangie, the Pinoy Siri

In my iPhone 4S review, I mentioned I had a hard time using Siri (the personal/virtual assistant) and concluded I can live with the iPhone even if I’d deactivated it. Turns out there’s a group that hacked Siri and replaced it with Vangie.

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December 23, 2011

Winner: WD TV Live and WD MyBook Live

Thanks to all those who joined in our Western Digital contest, we had over 600+ folks joining the Christmas giveaway in the last 4 days. We now have the winner of the WD TV Live and the 1TB WD MyBook Live. Check out the lucky person after the jump.

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December 23, 2011

Take 2: Marshall Minor Headphones

Finally found this other Marshall headphone which I’m supposed to include in the other giveaway the previous day. The Marshall Minor is basically the younger brother of the Marshall Major and also comes in pure white.

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December 22, 2011

Mighty Dwarf and Nano Beat Vibration Speakers

Just when I thought I’ve all sorts of portable speakers, here comes the Mighty Dwarf and Nano Beat vibration speakers — these portable speakers have a power output of up to 10 watts.

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December 21, 2011

Marshall Major Headphones: Jam with it and Own it

For today’s edition of our Christmas giveaway, we’re giving away this Marshall Major headphones worth Php4,650. But before that, let me share with you why this little baby should be in your next gadget wish list. Check out below my week-long jam session with the Marshall Major and how you can take it home with you.

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December 21, 2011

Netronix DSW142c: Probably the smallest router ever

When this little router (from Netronix) was sent over the other week, I was surprised at how small it was. I brought it during my recent trip to Putrajaya, Malaysia and proved to be very useful when we stayed at the Marriott Hotel.

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December 20, 2011

Otterbox Case and Crumpler Accessories Winners

Thanks to all those who joined our Otterbox Giveaway which is sponsored by TenkieBox. We’ve got three winners to take home the Otterbox and another two from Crumpler to take home. Check the link below to see the lucky ones.

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December 20, 2011

The Cliptec-YugaTech Christmas Giveaway

Our friends from Cliptec Philippines send this entire box of goodies to giveaway to our readers. We have over 50 items to give out to readers so check out how you can get one of these below.

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December 19, 2011

Contest: Share your favorite Christmas Movie with WD

Starting today, we’ll be doing a series of contests on a daily basis with a specific sponsors for the prizes. The contest is part of YugaTech’s Christmas Giveaway series for 2011. Our very first one is Western Digital Philippines and we’re giving away a WD TV Live and a WD MyBook Live package.

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December 19, 2011

Canon PowerShot S100 in the flesh, first impressions

After months of waiting and asking around, I finally found the Canon S100 that I’ve been looking for. This successor to the Canon S95 may not arrive in the Philippines until 2012 so I’m glad to be able to bring the first unit home.

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December 19, 2011

Gadget porn at Low Yat Mall, Kuala Lumpur

Every city has it’s own gadget mall — the Philippines has Virra Mall, Japan has Akihabara, Singapore has Funan and Sim Lim. Here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia they have the Low Yat Digital Mall.

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