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September 20, 2011

HiSense HB440H Bluetooth Headset

First time I heard of HiSense was when the guys at Awesome.PH sent me a free (HiSense HB200M) unit to review last year. Since then, I’ve encountered a number of other headsets from them including this Bluetooth model, the HiSense HB440H.

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September 20, 2011

Smart Bro bumps Plug-It speeds to 5Mbps

Looks like Smart Bro has upgraded the bandwidth allocation of their Plug-It broadband sticks and now offers up to 5Mbps.

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September 20, 2011

Mede8er MED500X2 Media Player Review

We’ve had a good month or two using the media player from Mede8er, the MED500X2. It handily replaced all my other media players at home (Apple TV, HDX 1000 and Popcorn Hour) and not really missing them a lot as the MED500X2 basically does almost 99% of the job.

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September 19, 2011

Olympus PEN EP-3 in the flesh, coming soon!

We’ve got some hands-on time with the upcoming Olympus PEN EP-3 back in Hongkong and based on some very reliable sources, it will eventually land in the Philippines this October.

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September 19, 2011

Globe’s CloudFone Ice is a Huawei U8500

Saw this newspaper ad by Globe this afternoon and found two unfamiliar handsets being featured, one of which is a very affordable Android phone called CloudFone Ice.

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September 19, 2011

Join us at SemCon 2011: Search+

This is the 5th year of the Search Engine Marketing Conference and we’re doing it in the last week of October with a 2-day conference and a 1-day advanced hands-on seminar.

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September 18, 2011

Bone Driver Interchangeable USB Flash Drives

Got these cute little USB flash drives from a local accessories seller. They’re made of rubber and conceals the USB drive inside.

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September 18, 2011

Acer Iconia A100 in the flesh, first impressions

Found this 7-inch Acer Iconia A100 Honeycomb tablet in one of the stores in Mongkok yesterday. It’s one of those rare finds among the dozen or so tablets available locally.

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September 17, 2011

Gadget-hunting along the streets of Mongkok

We came back from China this morning and had all afternoon free to check out the city. I joined Tony Velazquez to check out the upcoming Olympus PEN EP3 in a shop in Mongkok and did a little scouting myself.

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September 16, 2011

Spotted: Fake Apple Store in China?

Remember that huge story about fake Apple Stores across mainland China last August? There were over 20 of them found to be just a local reseller labeling their stores as “Apple Store”. They have all allegedly been renamed since then but I accidentally spotted one tonight.

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September 16, 2011

AOF Factory Tour at Dongguan, China

We were invited by the Philippine distributor of GE digital cameras and AgfaPhoto to visit their ODM (official device manufacturer) in Dongguan, China.

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September 16, 2011

Smart Bro Rocket cuts UnliSurf Plans

Just learned today (thru one of my staff in Manila and verified by @arnoldgamboa) that Smart Bro Rocket has finally cut off subscription to Smart Unlisurf plans.

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September 15, 2011

Canon Powershot S100 replaces the S95

It was bound to happen — Canon will eventually upgrade their popular S95 point-and-shoot camera with something better. That day has happened and the Canon Powershot S100 has been announced.

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September 15, 2011

Sun BlackBerry Plan 999 Winners

Thanks to all those who joined in our Sun BlackBerry Plan 999 Contest, we now have our winners. Check out below if you are one of them.

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September 15, 2011

Checking out HSPA+ networks in Hong Kong

We’re spending a night here in Hong Kong and on our way to China to visit the manufacturing plants of GE/Agfa tomorrow. So instead of getting hotel WiFi, I also bought a prepaid SIM card and paired it with the ZTE MF60 just to check how’s the HSPA+ networks are like around here.

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September 14, 2011

HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio announced

HTC‘s investment into Beats by Dr. Dre has finally gotten some airtime with the refresh of their flagship Android smartphone, the HTC Sensation XE.

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September 14, 2011

Windows 8 on a Samsung Core i5 Tablet

At the BUILD Conference today, Microsoft showed a much more comprehensive preview of the upcoming Windows 8 OS along with some tablet prototypes, including this 11.6″ Core i5 Slate from Samsung.

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September 14, 2011

Home-grown Kitiwit to take on Facebook

Developed by some pretty talented Filipinos for about a year now, this new social networking site, Kitiwit, wants to carve a niche of its own and separate itself from the usual Facebook crowd.

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September 13, 2011

Samsung Focus S announced, heading to AT&T first

AT&T just announced a number of new Windows Phone 7 (Mango) smartphones in its line-up. Among them is a 4.3-incher, Super AMOLED Plus Samsung Focus S.

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September 13, 2011

Choiix Powerfort Portable Battery Pack

We’re seen so many portable battery packs these days and they keep coming in different size, shape and power capacity. There’s another one that’s supposed to be released locally and comes from Choiix (part of the Cooler Master group).

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September 13, 2011

What would you do if you were Yahoo’s new CEO?

News from last week was that Carol Bartz was fired from Yahoo! and she’s like the 4th person to leave the company as CEO in the last 4 years. The search for a new CEO has begun but let’s all play with the idea that we’re in-charge of Yahoo!

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September 13, 2011

Affordable 32″ & 42″ LCD TVs from American Home

Been using this 42″ LCD TV by American Home for a couple of months now. It sits in the corner of my bedroom and hooks up to the Apple TV and the Mede8ter Media Player. The other 32″ model is hooked up to a laptop for when I’m playing DOTA.

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September 12, 2011

Why webOS is a good fit for HTC

TNT reports that HTC is considering purchasing webOS from HP after the latter announced that it will be ditching the OS.

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September 12, 2011

Asus Transformer TF101 Review

The Asus Eee PC Transformer TF101 is the first Android tablet of its kind. One one end, it’s a Honeycomb tablet and on the other, it’s an Android netbook. Its design and form factor gave it a bit of an edge that no other tablet can match. Read on and check out our full review of the Asus Transformer after the jump.

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September 11, 2011

Toshiba Thrive AT100 priced at Php28,990

Toshiba’s very own Android tablet is coming to the Philippines very soon. The Honeycomb tablet, the Toshiba Thrive AT100, has been priced at Php28,990 for the 32GB WiFi model.

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