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Gadget Reviews Roundup January 2017




The first month of 2017 has been exciting when it comes to gadgets and we have reviewed some of them here. For our Gadget Reviews Roundup for the month January, we have the Nokia 6, DJI Mavic Pro, Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro, Huawei Mate 9, and Vivo V5 Plus to name a few. In case you missed some of our reviews, check our compilation below.

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Starmobile Engage Aura

At the end of the day, we have to commend Starmobile for releasing a laptop that’s affordable yet doesn’t sacrifice size and portability. It’s hard to find a full-blown Windows laptop under Php10k yet this one is just listed for Php7,990.

Cherry Mobile Defender

The Defender does what it’s supposed to do which is to ensure protection so users would no longer need to be extra careful when handling the handset. Apart from a robust body, Cherry Mobile also packed it with decent specs like 3GB of RAM, an ample 32GB storage, beefy and lasting battery, and LTE connectivity.

Fossil Q Founder 2.0

We enjoyed our time with the Founder 2.0 since it’s a good-looking timepiece with smart functions. The perks that the company threw in proved useful like the one-handed operation and its fitness tracking capabilities.

AfterShokz Bluez 2S Bone Conduction Headphones

It’s a handy and light device that you could wear and pair in an instant and toss it inside your bag afterward. It’s got a comfortable fit, decent details on audio, good bass, and even accommodates voice calls using its noise-cancelling mics.

DJI Mavic Pro

Having used the Mavic for a whole month of almost flying every day, its portability is what makes it a really attractive option for interested consumers. Setting up takes about 2 minutes and you’re all ready to fly. This, in addition to its folding design, makes the drone ultra portable and a delight to bring during trips.

Dell Vostro 14 5000

The Dell Vostro 14 5000 is a capable notebook for business workers. It has a large display, subtle design, a dedicated GPU, large storage, plenty of ports, and runs Windows 10 Pro. There are downsides, though, like the low-resolution display, limited viewing angles, and short battery life.

LG X Power

Global brands are now making their effort to catch up with local bang-for-the-buck competitors, and the LG X Power is indeed a surprise for us as it’s a phone unexpected for a global brand. At Php8,495, the phone can compete with other devices in its price range with its long-lasting power, good rear optics, and capable performance.

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

We find the Galaxy C9 Pro aimed for those who wants a huge Android phone that’s slim and performs well. The 6GB RAM is a novelty but it could come in handy in keeping your phone free from memory lag.

Huawei Mate 9

Huawei is certainly putting a lot of effort in its flagship devices lately. It started off in the P9 and continued to innovate with the Mate 9. With very few strong devices in this category, the Huawei Mate 9 can easily compete with the best flagship phablets out there. It just needs to differentiate itself from the rest and we think they got it right this time.

Nokia 6

In the end, did the Nokia 6 live up to our expectations? Well, if not only for the China-specific ROM and expensive gray market price tag, it is a reputable candidate for those looking for a handsome Android device. We are impressed with the design and camera performance of the handset.

Vivo V5 Plus

The battle for the best selfie-centric smartphone is just heating up and the Vivo V5 Plus is a testament to that. It’s not a one-trick pony, though as it has other worthy features like the capable yet battery-efficient processor, large 4GB RAM, plenty of storage at 64GB, good rear camera, and above average battery life.

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Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10TB HDD

The 10TB IronwolfPro is definitely on top of its class in terms of endurance, work load rating and load capacity. It’s a hard-working drive, highly scalable and promises higher reliability and longer warranty. Whether you need a single 6TB drive or up to 16 of the 10TB drives (for a total NAS storage of 160TB), the IronWolfPro can deliver that.

Abee M6 Dash Cam

The M6 is another contender in the budget dash cam segment with its useful features and straightforward functions. We liked that it automatically records as soon as the engine is powered on and the fact that its physical design tried to make the device look sleeker and didn’t make the camera protruding out of its body.

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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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