Must-buy gadgets to improve digital productivity


Araneta City, one of the biggest technology and lifestyle hub in the metro, boasts a number of gadgets to upgrade work-life balance in this new normal.

Amidst the ongoing pandemic, many are forced to work or study at home and proceed with their daily day-to-day transactions online. Thus, it is important to enhance our digital capacity and online productivity.

We have prepared this list to guide you as you hunt for some must-have gadgets you wish to bring home:

For a comfortable studying or working environment

1. ASUS X407UF BV001T


Preferred mostly by students, this Asus gadget is a perfect combination of beauty and performance powered by the latest Intel Pentium processor. With 8GB RAM, it caters to high powered performance. Asus X407 is also portable, assuring comfort and mobility with ease.

Features:
  • 14” Display
  • 4GB RAM, 1TB ROM
  • Intel Core i3-7020U
  • Take-anywhere portability 
  • 1.5 kg
  • Dual storage
  • NanoEdge Display 
  • 2 years Manufacturer Warranty
How much: Php 27,599 original price; Php 26, 599 discounted price until July 31 via cash or debit payment
Where to buy: AV Surfer (Ali Mall)

2. Samsung Tab S6 Lite



Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is your super easy-to-carry note-taking and go-getting companion, making it easy to learn on your own at home. As you watch lectures, use S Pen to quickly jot down ideas and organize your thoughts on Samsung Notes seamlessly so you can stay on top of your studies even from your room. Whether you're drawing, learning, or gaming, this is the tablet made to keep you in a productive zone.

Features:
  • 10.4-inch display
  • Slim and lightweight
  • UI 2 on Android
  • Includes a Precise ergonomic S Pen
  • Immersive Display
  • Dual Speakers
  • Seamless Galaxy Experience
How much: Php 26,990
Where to buy: Samsung Store (Gateway Tower Level 3)

3. Vivo Nex 3

Witness a flawless display that commands your full attention with Vivo Nex 3 -- a reimagined design that celebrates Vivo’s relentless drive of expanding horizons and exploring the unknown, inviting you on a new adventure. It has a Vapor Chamber that enables heat to transfer evenly across the phone’s entire body. It reduces heat to cater longer and more extensive work with your phone.

Features:
  • 6.89-inch flexible display
  • Touch Sense + X-Axis Haptic Vibration Motor
  • 16MP Elevating Front Camera
  • 4,500mAh (TYP) large-capacity battery
  • 64MP main camera, 13MP wide-angle camera, and a 13MP telescopic camera
How much: Php 39,990
Where to buy: Vivo Kiosk inside CCG store (Upper Ground Floor, Farmers Plaza)

4. iPad Pro


Equipped with the A12Z Bionic chip, iPad Pro is so fast it outpaces most PC laptops available today. It makes everything you do fast and fluid. It has an 8-core graphics processor that delivers fluid performance for things like 4K video editing, 3D design, and augmented reality. Enhanced thermal enables Ipad Pro to have a higher peak and longer sustained performance — critical for pro workflows.

Features:
  • 12.9” and 11” Liquid Retina display with ProMotion
  • A12Z Bionic chip
  • Pro cameras and LiDAR Scanner
  • Face ID
  • Up to 1TB storage
  • Support for Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
  • Support for Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio
How much: Php 47, 990
Where to buy: iStudio (Gateway Tower, level 3)

5. USB Webcam


With the rise of online digital platforms that replace face-to-face meetings during the health crisis, it is only fitting to still look good and presentable. With this high-resolution webcam, you can stray away from glitches and blur video resolutions to elevate your A-game in your online meetings.

Features:
  • High definition resolution
  • With microphone
  • Video mode:24 Bit true color
  • Available at HD480P, HD720P, and HD1080P
How much: Starts at Php 800
Where to buy: GadgetCore (Upper Ground Floor, Ali Mall)


For easy digital content production

1. M-Audio M-Track 2x2 Vocal Studio pro


Enter the world of studio-based recording with the M-Track 2X2 Vocal Studio Pro—the ultimate all-in-one solution for computer recording projects. With these technologies laying down vocal tracks, recording electric and acoustic instruments and adding voice-overs to multimedia projects has never been easier.

Features:
  • M-Track 2X2 interface
  • HDH40 headphones 
  • Nova Black condenser microphone
  • XLR cable
  • premium C-Series Software Suite
How much: Php 15,300
Where to buy: Salonga Music (Upper Ground Floor, Ali Mall)

2. Realme X3 Superzoom Phone

Zoom your way to IG-worthy photos. Raising the bar of competition among mid-range premium smartphones, Realme X3 Superzoom,  is a flagship-class smartphone equipped with a 64MP quad-camera system that includes a periscope telephoto camera, 120Hz FHD+ display, and 32MP dual selfie cameras for an “upper midrange” price tag.

Features:
  • Periscope Telephoto Camera with 0.5x to 60x wide zoom range 
  • Qualcomm snapdragon 855 Chipset
  • 12GB of RAM
  • Android 10 OS
  • Realme UI software
  • side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • dual SIM 4G LTE connectivity
  • Hi-Res audio
  • 256GB of internal storage
  • 4,200 mAh battery
How much: Php 24,990
Where to buy: Realme kiosk (L2, Farmers Plaza)

3. Vivo Y11


For hard-core gamers, try out the Vivo Y11 for an extreme gaming experience. Use this phone as you record your games, or as you stream your team plays online.

Features:
  • 6.53-inch HD+ display, 720 x 1544 resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • microSD up to 256GB
  • 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • Dual-SIM
Where to buy: Infoner (Ali Mall)

4. ASUS VivoBook Max


ASUS VivoBook Max Series laptops are designed to give you a truly immersive multimedia experience that will give you outstanding audiovisuals ever seen on a laptop. ASUS VivoBook protects its user’s eye from potential eye fatigue via the ASUS Eye Care mode, which effectively reduces blue light levels by up to 33% to make long screen exposure and work-time comfortable and safe.

Features:
  • Powered by up to 7th-generation Intel® Core™ processor
  • Gaming-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics
  • Exclusive SonicMaster audio incorporating ICEpower® technology
How much: Php 26,499
Where to buy: Digital Plaza (Gateway Mall, Level 3)


For convenient tech accessories:

1. Rapoo M100 Silent Mouse 


Rapoo understands that the stress of noise hinders productivity, thus M100 Silent gives you that breathing space. It provides a clicking experience in a noiseless working environment. It emits no sound when you click or scroll, granting you a satisfying stillness. Also, it is ergonomically designed to fit in your palm with ease.

Features:
  • Silent switches reduce click noise
  • Connectivity between Bluetooth 3.0, 4.0 and 2.4G
  • 1.300 DPI tracking engine
How much: Php 895
Where to buy: Office Warehouse (L2, AliMall)

2. iPower Max Portable Battery Charger


It is inevitable for gadgets to experience power drain. With the iPower Max Portable Battery Charger that can recharge your iPhones up to five times a day!

Features:
  • 15000 mAh
  • With free USG led lamp
How much:  Php 750
Where to buy: GadgetCore (Ali Mall)

3. Desktop Fan Hot Air Balloon

Stay fresh while working. Get comfy as you work with Mumuso’s Desktop Fan Hit Air Balloon. This portable fan would fit in even your workspace is small giving you a natural cooling system.

Features:
  • Lightweight and portable
  • 90° rotation
  • 3 adjustable speed levels
How much: Php 649
Where to buy: Mumuso (L2, Farmers Plaza)

4. RealMe watch

Track your health on the go. With the hip and funky Realme watch, one can easily monitor changes in the body such as blood oxygen saturation levels. This watch is perfect for those who perform high intensity physical and mental workouts.

Features:
  • 3.5cm (1.4”) large color touchscreen
  • Real-time heart rate monitor
  • Intelligent activity tracker 
  • Smart Notifications 
  • Personalized watch faces
  • Blood oxygen level monitor
  • 14 sports mode
  • Music and camera controls
How much: Php 3,990
Where to buy: Realme Kiosk (Farmers Plaza)

5. Latt Liv Wireless Bluetooth earphones 

Hum without tangle. Listen to your favorite music comfortably without the hassle of detangling wires with this Bluetooth earphones!

Features:
  • DSP noise reduction and produces pure quality music and voice sound
  • High power efficiency and faster connection speed
  • With a multi-colored button operation
  • Environment-friendly grade silicone headphone for comfortability
How much: Php 619
Where to buy: Latt Liv (L2, Farmers Plaza)

Check out more items at any gadgets stores in Gateway Mall, Ali Mall, and Farmers Plaza.

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