Gadget Reviews Roundup: March 2021
And just like that, we’re done with another month. While we’re excited to see what new gadgets we’ll get try this April, we have to admit that the units we got last month were also exciting. We got the 2020 Kia Stonic, OPPO Find X3 Pro, Lenovo M2 Electric Scooter, Xiaomi Redmi Note 10, and Honda Airblade 150, to name a few. Without further ado, here’s our Gadget Reviews Roundup for March 2021.
For all it’s worth, the Kia Stonic is a great addition to the crossover community, and we wouldn’t be surprised to spot more of these on the road soon. The eye-catching aesthetics, effortless steering, and value for money make it a good starter vehicle. If that’s any basis for a vehicle of this particular caliber, then Kia really nailed it with this one. So if you’re looking for a brand-new ride that has spunk, comfort, and one with a reasonably affordable price, then this stylish-crossover would seem like a great option to add to your list.
Definitely, it checks a lot of top flagship boxes, but it didn’t go too far from the Find X2 Pro. Don’t get me wrong, it is outstanding and all-out premium. We think its specs justify its price, but simply put that the competition is tough. Still, if you’re currently looking for one of the best flagship smartphones in 2021, then the OPPO Find X3 Pro is one worth considering.
Sure, we’re not getting the lightest frame, it’s not the fastest, and the features are rather standard. But that’s exactly why this makes it such a value-for-money electric scooter. You’re getting a solid electric motor, a decent suspension setup, and an intuitive companion app to tie it all together. The Lenovo M2 has an SRP of PHP 19,995 and is available on Lazada, Shoppee, as well as Lenovo’s Official Stores nationwide with a 1-year Lenovo Warranty.
If you’re on a strict budget under 7k, but still want a phone that can handle daily multitasking and casual gaming; plus the presence of a headphone port and expandable storage, then the narzo 30A is a very good option. Just remember that this is a Lazada-exclusive deal for the Philippine market, so it will only retail through realme’s official flagship store on Lazada.
Overall, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 is a pretty impressive device for something priced under PHP 10K. It delivers reliable performance, comes with a punchy AMOLED display, has good battery life, and is also IP53 rated. The lack of 5G may be a downer for some, a feature that is reserved for the Redmi Note 10 5G model. But this could be a great device for users who are on a budget and do not see 5G as a necessity for a year or so. The low price still makes it an attractive option.
The Honda Airblade 150 is a solid choice for an everyday commuter and is a very safe one at that. Also, if you’re the type to always have a passenger riding with you, this is a pretty good bet. It’s comfortable, fun, and straight-up looks pretty good. The Honda Airblade 150 comes in at a price of PHP 109,000 and is available in Matte Galaxy Black, Candy Caribbean Blue Sea, and Candy Ross Red.
The Porsche Design Acerbook RS is priced at a whopping PHP 113,000 for the i5 variant, while the i7 model will run you PHP 165,500 along with the Travelpack RS bundle. And while it certainly does not perform like a 911, if you’re looking for a stylish designer laptop that has solid build quality, great battery life, and boasts Intel’s latest 11th-gen chips, then this guy still might be worth something to consider.
The Redmi Note 10 Pro is quite an impressive smartphone with its AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, IP53 rating, good cameras, and great battery life. However, it’s missing 5G connectivity, which you might want for your next phone to have if you’re planning on keeping it for few years. Xiaomi could have also equipped it with a higher-grade chipset, but that wasn’t the case, probably to keep the cost down. Still, we’re getting a great performance from the device and can be a good candidate as a solid daily-driver.
The Lenovo K12 Pro is now available for PHP 8,490, which is reasonable enough for the specs it offers. It may not be the best in the budget segment today, but you get an excellent battery life and a widescreen real estate, and not to mention, it’s pure Android! So if those are just some of the aspects you look for in a phone, then the Lenovo K12 Pro is one good choice.
Whether you’re a hardcore gamer, a content creator, or both, there’s no denying that the search for the one true laptop is difficult. There are so many factors you have to put up against each other and seemingly, not one laptop really meets all those criteria – as the best ones always reserve their focus on a niche feature. However, with the introduction of the Asus ROG Flow X13, versatility for unified use is not that far-off in our future.
2021 Kia Stonic Review
realme Narzo 30A
OPPO Find X3 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
Honda Airblade 150
Lenovo M2 Electric Scooter
2020 Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Lenovo K12 Pro