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March 11, 2015

Samsung unveils Galaxy Xcover 3 rugged smartphone

Samsung’s latest rugged mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy Xcover 3, has been unveiled, sporting a 4.5-inch display, quad-core CPU, LTE connectivity, and an IP67-certified body.

February 19, 2015

Five Earphones under Php500

For the music-loving people, an audio accessory is a must-have. Who wouldn’t want affordable, decently-sounding earphones? We round up five of the best ones we’ve seen and used, and are priced below half a grand.

February 05, 2015

How many Cherry Mobile smartphones were released in 2014?

Cherry Mobile is, no doubt, one of the best-selling smartphone brands in the country. Spanning over 50 smartphones and a dozen more of other gadgets under their portfolio, they are also one of the most active companies, releasing new phone models like pancakes every now and then. One may ask, how many have they released just in […]

January 07, 2015

Panasonic Introduces Two New Rugged Lumix Cameras

Panasonic has recently announced a pair of nature-ready, compact digital cameras namely the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 and the Lumix DMC-TS30.

November 07, 2014

List of waterproof smartphones you can buy right now

A waterproof smartphone is a joy to have. You can use it outdoors even when it’s raining, take it to the beach or swimming pool, take underwater shots, don’t have to worry about accidental spills, and you can easily clean it up with running water. So if you’re looking for a smartphone that can handle […]

November 03, 2014

Seven phones with large batteries under Php8k

A large battery capacity is still one of the must-have features in a phone because running out of juice while you’re on the road is just unacceptable. So if you’re in a budget and don’t want to carry a charger and a power bank wherever you go, here are seven phones with large batteries under […]

August 30, 2014

This smartphone is water, dust, and explosion-proof

The Bartec Pixavi Impact X is probably the toughest smartphone that will soon be available. In addition to the usual water- and dust-proofing of phones, it boasts being imperishable to impact, drop, corrosion, and explosion. Yes, you read that right. It runs on an Android Jelly Bean OS and has dual rear cameras as part […]

August 09, 2014

Cherry Mobile Rover, ruggedized Android with 3,600mAh battery

Cherry Mobile has introduced a new ruggedized Android smartphone that features a dual-core CPU, large 3,600mAh battery, an IP67-certified body, and a sub-Php6k price tag – the Rover.

July 11, 2014

This case allows iPhone 5/5s to go 300-ft underwater

It’s hard to imagine why would anyone want to bring their iPhone 5/5s with them during a deep ocean dive. But if you happen to know a diver who would want to but can’t, then Thanko may have just something that may tickle their fancy.

June 09, 2014

The CAT B15 is one tough phone, has WFT, and runs Android

Here’s something you don’t see everyday: Heavy machinery expert Caterpillar makes the CAT B15 — an Android smartphone and wraps it up with tough protection. It boasts falling from high drops without any damage, is waterproof, and has wet finger tracking.

January 17, 2014

Otterbox Armor for the iPhone 5 hands-on

The iPhone, especially the most recent one, is a beautiful but expensive piece of hardware. It’s one of the best smartphones out there but like most gadgets it’s not exactly designed to keep up with a rugged lifestyle. The solution? Otterbox’s Armor series.

August 09, 2013

SOL, a ruggedized solar-powered laptop

Canada-based WeWi Telecommunications Inc. has came up with a new laptop that is designed for use in military, education and developing nations where electricity is limited. Meet SOL, a ruggedized laptop that is powered by the sun.

February 10, 2013

Battle of the two 4.5″ dual-SIM smartphones

Today, we pit two dual-SIM Android handsets that are almost identical in specs but differ in pricing. So if you’re torn between getting the Starmobile Crystal and the O+ 8.12, we might just be able to help you in deciding which one’s for you.

December 05, 2012

Will you be getting a new smartphone this December?

It is Christmas season, and most of us are already looking for gifts to give, gifts to ask for and gifts for ourselves (13th month pays? Self-rewarding?). A lot, surely, are keeping an eye on gadgets.

June 29, 2012

AKG K514 MKII Headphone Review

AKG Philippines lent us a review unit of the K514 MKII headphone to take out for a spin. Check out what we think about this mid-ranged headphone after the break.

July 15, 2011

Cherry Mobile outs R7 Vigor & R9 Tough phones

Local phone manufacturer Cherry Mobile has introduced two new really tough and rugged dual-SIM phones yesterday — the candybar R7 Vigor and the full qwerty R9 Tough.

December 23, 2010

Motorola Smartphones as Mobile PCs

I’ve gotten used to reviewing a lot of smartphones these days that I rarely get glued to a specific unit. However, when Motorola invited me to their office to check out their enterprise phones that doubles as mobile PCs, I obliged.

March 10, 2015

Hottest Gadgets for the Hottest Summer Trips (2015)

Once again summer is fast approaching and we’re here to bring you the latest devices that are both currently in store shelves or will soon be available in the market. Looking for phones that could go with you underwater? How about speakers that can withstand the beatings of your extreme adventures? Here are some of the hottest gadgets […]

March 03, 2015

Ford shows off ‘MoDe’ e-bikes packed with features

Still from MWC in Barcelona, Ford gave the public a peek of its prototype electronic bikes. Dubbed as MoDe:Pro and MoDe:Me, these two bicycles aim to make commutes safer and more efficient.

January 30, 2015

This is the Samsung Galaxy S6, revealed in photos

After seeing the huge design improvements in Samsung’s recent smartphones like the Galaxy Alpha and the Galaxy Note 4, a lot of people are excited about the Galaxy S6’s design. If you’re one of those people, then wait no more! The Samsung Galaxy S6 may have just been accidentally revealed through some photos on the internet.

December 23, 2014

O+ Tag Quick Review

O+ USA recently released a wearable device called the O+ Tag, a water resistant Bluetooth-enabled pendant that connects to your Android smartphone. It acts as an SMS reader, pedometer, and retrieves notifications from your smartphone. Find out what we think of the device by reading our hands on and first impressions below.

December 06, 2014

YugaTech Christmas Gadget Guide 2014: Cameras

You’ve seen the past few days our smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, and laptop holiday gadget guides. Today, we’ll discuss cameras of all shapes, sizes, and uses — in hopes that they win your hearts and pockets this holiday season.

September 29, 2014

Veho Muvi K2 Review

Here we are again with another action camera on our hands. After comparing the GoPro Hero 3+ and its look-alike the Php5K Playground Cam100, let’s take a look at what the Veho Muvi K2 has to offer.

September 19, 2014

Wear This: Garmin Fenix 2 Multi-Sport Watch

Garmin has recently introduced the Fenix2 multi-purpose watch in the local market. Targeting multi-sport enthusiasts, the Fenix2 was built to fit the likes of swimmers, hikers, runners, and skiers.

September 12, 2014

HTC to come out with a GoPro-like camera?

It seems like a smartwatch isn’t the only thing keeping HTC busy these days as new rumors suggest that the Taiwanese company is also on its way to venture into sports cameras.

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