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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.

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.

September 01, 2014

August Gadget Reviews Roundup 2014

It’s the start of the -ber months and that means we’re just a few months away from the Holidays, which also means we have new exciting gadgets to look out for this season. But before we get excited let’s have a quick glance at the list of gadgets we’ve handled last month which includes the […]

August 01, 2014

AKG K550 Quick Review

There are two kinds of over-the-ear headphones: the closed-back design that prevents sound from leaking out of the cups, and the open-back that doesn’t restrict the sound flowing out. Both have different impact on the sound making people choose one over the other. The AKG K550 claims to blur the line between them by offering […]

May 16, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active leaked specs

A benchmark from GFXBench reveals a specs list of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (model SM-G870). The data shows that the next tough smartphone from the South Korean manufacturer will include a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, Full HD display, and 2GB of RAM. Read the full data after the break.

April 11, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

The Galaxy S5 is the 5th-generation of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line and, like the Apple iPhone, has gone thru many years of refinement. Check out our full review of the Samsung Galaxy S5 after the break.

March 27, 2014

Hottest gadgets for the hottest summer trips

Summer is just around the corner and we all know what that means – out of town trips. Whether you’re going to the beach, trekking up the mountains, or simply setting off to an adventure, here are a few gadgets that you might want to bring along.

February 25, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 leaked ahead of launch

Just hours before its imminent announcement, Samsung’s upcoming flagship device, the Galaxy S5, was prematurely exposed in full glory by a handful of leaksters, including a Hardware Zone forum member.

January 11, 2014

Top 5 Wireless Speakers of CES 2014

Most of the gears we’ve covered so far in this year’s CES have been laptops, smartphones and cameras. That’s not to say though that there’s no room for new speakers. And for that, we’ve compiled a list of the coolest audio boxes we’ve seen in CES 2014.

September 02, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch prototype surfaces

It will be just a few days from now before Samsung unveils the Galaxy Gear smartwatch in Berlin, and yet a reported prototype of the said wearable technology has already made its rounds online.

August 20, 2013

Garmin announces VIRB action HD cameras

Garmin, a well-known maker of satellite navigation products, has just released two new compact and waterproof action HD cameras, the VIRB and the VIRB Elite.

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