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Thursday, June 21, 2018

MET brings League of Legends to Globe PPGL 2018 Season 2

The Second Season of the Globe Philippine Pro Gaming League 2018 is here and Nation's Biggest Multi-platform eSports League gets more exciting as MET, Asia’s leading esports event organizer, is adding League of Legends to the mix of game titles. The Search is on for the Best Filipino League of Legends Teams!



Teams will compete over two (2) Online Qualifiers with the top two teams from each qualifier advancing to the National Qualifiers.
Mineski-League of Legends and TNC-League of Legends, the respective champion and 1st runner-up teams from the final split of the Garena Pro Gaming Series are already seeded in the National Qualifiers. Barcy Esports and ArkAngel have successfully qualified for the main events after topping the Promotionals.

Aspiring Pro teams will be vying for the PHP 300,000 Prize Pool. Sponsored by Bacchus Energy Drink.
1st Place (Upper Bracket Winner): PHP 100,000
2nd Place (Lower Bracket Winner): PHP 70,000
3rd place: PHP 40,000
4th Place: PHP 30,000
5th-6th Place: PHP 20,000
7th-8th Place: PHP 10,000

The Globe PPGL 2018 Season 2 League of Legends tournament is set on June 13, 2018 to June 16, 2018 to kick off with the 1st Registration for the Online Qualifiers. All interested League of Legends players and teams who believe they have what it takes to challenge the best teams in the country are welcome to compete. 2nd Registration is dated on June 27 -30. 1st Online Qualifiers will happen on June 22-24 while 2nd Online Qualifiers is on July 6-8, 2018.

The Overall Champion of the Globe PPGL 2018 Season 2 League of Legends tournament will earn the right to fight against the best teams in Southeast Asia. The Globe Conquerors Manila 2018, which is set to take place at the Mall of Asia Arena, will serve as the SEA qualifier for the 2018 League of Legends World Championship.

So Gamer Geeks? Get your Teams ready and join the fun!





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Monday, June 18, 2018

ESGS 2018 partners with PLDT and Smart

Gear up Geeks as the Philippines’ biggest gaming convention - the upcoming Esports and Gaming Summit 2018, slated on October 26 to 28, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.



Brought to you by eSports events organizer Gariath Concepts in partnership with leading digital services providers PLDT Inc. and Smart Communications (Smart) to bring another epic experience for Filipino gamers and fans.

PLDT Home Fibr and Smart will make a return as Co-Presenters of ESGS, in line with their push to provide the ultimate
gaming experience for all Filipino eSports fans and enthusiasts - through their lag-free broadband connection at home and via fast LTE connection on the go. Since 2013, both PLDT Home Fibr and Smart have been supporting the event, always dishing out exciting experiences and exclusive treats for customers.

Excited? Then might want to avail the Early Bird Promos.

There's no increase in prices for ticket this year and will remain at P210 per day which is why it is a good reason to return and experience ESGS once again.



As a special treat for gamers, ESGS 2018, has also launched two special Early Bird promos:

1. Super Early Bird Promo from June 1 to July 31, with tickets at only PHP 150 per day
2. Early Bird Promo from August 1 to September 30, with tickets at only PHP 180 per day

ESGS 2018 tickets will be available starting on June 1 at all SM Ticket outlets nationwide. Tickets are also available for
online purchase at https://smtickets.com/events/view/6772.

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements for the much anticipated ESGS 2018! Visit www.esgs.ph and
follow www.facebook.com/ESGSPhilippines for more information.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Successful 5th Year for Taiwan Excellence 2018 in the Philippines

Taiwan Excellence concluded on a high note showcasing smart technology for smart living for Filipinos at the first-ever Taiwan Excellence Day in SMX Aura Convention Center in Taguig on June 15 to 16!



The event held an assortment of Taiwan Excellence Products from House Goods, Sports and Leisure, and ICT and Gaming. From Bikes to Scooters, Health Products,IP cameras, Smartphones, Computer Hardware, Network and among others.


Household brands presented were Tuma, EMS, Oprog, Tatung, XTGL. Arofly, Departure, Johnson, KMC, Kymco, PX, Saekoo, Tern for Sports and Leaisure. As for ICT and Gaming - ADATA, ASUS, Aver, BENQ, D-Link, Edi, Gigabyte, INWIN, KINGMAX, PaperShoot, Thermaltake and Transcend.


Officials from Taipei Economic Cultural Office and Taiwan Trade Center opened the trade show with a ceremonial toast. They were join in by Philippine counterparts and representative from their brand partners.


Asus Philippines represented by Head of Marketing, Anvey Factora participated in showing their line of products from Notebooks, Laptops, to smartphones for which they emphasized devices should be fully utilized by Filipinos. Therefore Asus presented one of their latest Smartphone - Zenfone Max Pro M1, 6 inch Full View Smartphone with Snapdragon 636 14mn Processor matched 5000mAh Battery that can cater to needs of Filipinos for limitless gaming and days of usage on a single charge.



Zenfone Max Pro M1
Mr Joson Li, President for Atop discussed they solutions for smart living with their smart car parking and transport solutions. Gigabyte through their Product Trainer - Mary Grace Martinez has introduce their Aorus Gaming series for which they would like to attract gamers and modders to use their new gaming hardware from motherboards and peripherals.


Filipino consumers were also welcome to check out and try these new smart technology for smart living. To liven up the event, musical performances from Yeng Constatino and Billy Crawford wowed the crowd. Happy Hour Raffle where visitors won folding bikes, smartphones and other great prizes!



The 5th Year for Taiwan Excellence is a success with great partnership and products that aims to make life easier with smart technology and solutions. We can't wait for next year on what innovative products they will feature next! See you Next Year!


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Globe Partners with Disney for "Time Please" Volunteering Program

Leading telecommunications company, Globe Telecom and The Walt Disney Company, Philippines, announced a major collaboration to promote volunteerism among Filipinos.

Time Please

The two companies partnered to launch “Time Please” - a nationwide volunteering program that encourages and empowers Filipinos including companies, organizations, employees, families, and friends to organize volunteer activities or participate in existing volunteer programs.  Time Please supports Globe's commitment to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and appeals to the Filipino strong culture of volunteerism rooted in the bayanihan spirit to collectively contribute to social development.

Through the volunteer portal www.timeplease.ph, developed by Globe Future Maker iVolunteer Philippines and the volunteer portal of Gawad Kalinga, Time Please strives to match individuals or groups of volunteers with various volunteering opportunities around the country. Companies, organizations or groups with existing volunteer programs can also enlist their volunteer activities in the platform and get their volunteer hours registered in this initiative.

Mahesh Samat, EVP & Managing Director The Walt Disney Company South Asia and Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO
“We look at Time Please to extend Globe Telecom’s purpose-led culture to our customers. With the help of technology, we wish to make volunteering more accessible to many Filipinos, thereby, making it easier for our partners and customers to contribute to nation building,” said Ernest Cu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Globe Telecom.

“Disney VoluntEARS are committed to supporting and inspiring communities by dedicating our time and skills to help kids and families in need. Time Please is a unique platform that allows kids and families to spend meaningful time together for social good,” shared Veronica Cabalinan, Country Manager of The Walt Disney Company, Philippines. “We believe that it is our collective responsibility to be at the service of the community where we live.”

Mahesh Samat, EVP & Managing Director The Walt Disney Company South Asia and Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO together with Micky and Minnie Mouse
Globally, the Philippines ranked 7th for the highest number of people volunteering their time with 25 million Filipinos volunteering in 2016 (Charities Aid Foundation [CAF] World Giving Index 2017). Volunteer activities are mobilized by various sectors, such as non-government organizations (NGOs), government agencies, companies usually through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) departments or corporate foundations, the academe via school activities such as Brigada Eskwela, and the private sector.

Volunteer with Partner Communities


Time Please provides a robust menu of volunteering activities and unites the volunteering ecosystem by connecting the volunteers to volunteer organizations using a simple, convenient and easy to understand web platform. Through any device with online access, individuals from all regions in the Philippines can now sign up for free and form groups to join volunteer activities enrolled in Time Please.

The Program will run from May 25 to August 19, 2018 and is open to Individuals and Groups willing and capable to do volunteer work. Each group should have a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of four (4) individuals to be able to join. The group should also nominate a Team Leader who is at least 18 years of age with an active Globe or TM number to register the group.

The group with the most number of volunteer hour credits at the end of the program will Win an All-Expense paid Trip for 4 to Hong Kong Disneyland.

Globe customers, partners, and other organizations are invited to register and volunteer at  www.timeplease.ph and at the volunteer portal of Gawad Kalinga.

So what about it Geeks? Time to Volunteer? Lend a helping hand and let's build a better world...

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Review Gaming Powerhouse

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Hi Geeks! Still want to know more about Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1? We got that covered as here is our review of the Battery King for Gaming...


On the looks department, Zenfone Max Pro M1 follows the design aesthetics of Max M1. Featuring executive minimalist style measuring at 6.25 inches in height, 2.99 width inches and in 0.33 inches diameter, still one of Slimmest Smartphones with 5000mAh Battery.


On the bottom of the phone lies its all the necessary ports like MicroUSB, 3.5mm Audio Jack and its Speakers. For the sides, right host the volume rocker and power/lock button while on the left you will find the sim and memory card tray. There's a pinhole which is for noise cancellation mic at the top of the device. It has combination of metal and polycarbonate in matte finish for solid built, heat dissipation and signal reception.

Zenfone Max Pro M1 Port Placements
Front and center is its 6 inch 18:9 Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) IPS Display for which is just the right size for entertainment and gaming. It is bright and has good color reproduction for RGB but we find white is on the warm side. Topped with 2.5D Curved Corning Glass for scratch resistance and durability.


Powering the Zenfone Max Pro M1 is Snapdraon 636 14nm Processor which was specially design for performance and efficiency. Matched with Adreno 509 GPU, 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage with dedicated MicroSD card slot for storage expansion, the smartphone was ready for action while keeping its cool with heavy use with multitasking, gaming, data and tethering at the same time. Yeah, we did that and it ran flawless Pure Android 8.0 Oreo with no hiccups. For games, heavy or online, this smartphone won't disappoint you as can run nearly every popular game titles even on high settings. Here is Antutu Benchmark and Stress Test for technical reference.




Comes with near complete connectivity from WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and 4G LTE for both sims with dedicated slots. Yet it uses still uses MicroUSB for charging and data transfers. Reverse charging is supported via USB-OTG. Signal Strength is very good considering my apartment has limited signal from network providers. Sensors is also complete and supports VR games.


As for camera, it is decent but has a learning curved to it since it uses Snapdragon Camera rather than the popular PixelMaster Camera. No Pro Mode here which is a bummer since even old zenfone model had one. Rear camera (13MP + 5MP for depth sensing) produce decent outputs in good lighting conditions but in low light details are washout. What I like though is its clean bokeh for depth of field mode. Focusing is a hit and miss sometimes as it is clear via screen but not the output. The 8MP Front camera takes acceptable results.

Daylight Landscape

Foreground | Background 

Closeup | Detail

Night | Low Light
Depth Of Field
Selfie | Depth of Field

Groufie

Snapdragon Camera
If you are an avid Zenfone Fan, for sure you will miss ZenUI for its customization as Zenfone Max Pro M1 runs on Pure Android Oreo. With lesser apps to worry about, it is speedy, responsive and optimize for better battery life. Asus did made sure it has popular features like gesture controls, night light and facial and fingerprint security features. Oh it is said that it will be updated to Android P and Q.

To compliment its entertainment qualities, Asus made sure it has powerful audio as they equipped the Zenfone Max Pro M1 with NXT Amplifier and 5-magnet speakers. Stunning visuals deserves complimenting immersive sound.



Finally, Battery... Zenfone Max Pro M1 carries a Massive 5000mAH Battery. Charges more or less 3 hours to full via rapid charging feature as Asus calls it "Flash Charge". We gone true heavy usage as we played PUBG with Data On, Tethering On plus Facebook and Messaging on the side and got at least 5 Hours of juice. With Data and Tethering only, at least 15 hours as it acted as our main internet connection. With limited or moderate usage, it can last days and when the time has come to charge, we forgot where we kept the charger lol


To conclude, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is a gaming powerhouse fit for entertainment and heavy use. I would recommend this for Gamers as it can run every game they want to play with lagless and long hours of gameplay. Best for those who need a smartphone that can last for days on a single charge. Definitely, this is the new Battery King to beat with performance and efficient Snapdragon 636, Entertainment-grade Visuals and Sounds and Massive 5000mAh battery.

So What you Think Geeks?

It is now up for  Pre-Order starting price of 9,995 Pesos! Pre-Order Started on June 8, 2018 and ends on June 25, 2018 exclusively with Lazada Philippines. See Here:

Pre-Order Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1)
ZenFone Max Pro (M1) (ZB602KL) Specs:
Pure Android™ 8.1 Oreo™
Upgradeable to Android P and Q...
6 inch Full HD+ (2160 by 1080) 18:9 Full View IPS Display
Front 2.5D curved glass display
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 636 Mobile Platform with 14nm, 64-bit Octa-core Processor
Adreno™ 509
LPDDR4X 3GB
eMCP 5.1 32GB Internal storage
Expandable via dedicated MicroSD card supports up to 2TB
Google Drive 100GB free space (1 year)

13MP PDAF F/2.0 Main Rear Camera
LED flash
5MP Second Rear Camera
For depth sensing - Portrait mode
8MP Front Camera
Up to 26mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera
85° field of view
Softlight LED flash
Face Recognition unlock
Video Recording
4K UHD (3840 by 2160) video recording for main rear camera
1080p FHD video recording at 30 / 60 fps
720p HD video recording at 30 fps

Dual SIM Dual Standby
4G LTE Cat5 / HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
Bluetooth 5.0, HID
GPS, AGPS, GLO, BDS
NFC (market dependent)
MicroUSB port
Sensor
Rear fingerprint sensor, Accelerator, Gyroscope, E-Compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor

Audio:
5-magnet loudspeaker
Audio Output
PMIC internal NXP smart amplifier
Microphone
Dual microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology
FM Receiver
FM radio
3.5mm audio jack

Battery
5000mAh capacity with Fast charging (0-100% in 2 hours 42 minutes)
Quoted:
Up to 35 days of 4G standby
Up to 42 hours of 3G talk time
Up to 12 hours of gaming
Up to 20 hours of YouTube playback
Up to 28 hours Wi-Fi web browsing
Power Adapter
Output: 5V 2A 10W
Dimensions:159mm (6.25 inches) x 76mm (2.99 inches) x 8.45mm (0.33 inches)
Weight: 180 grams (6.34 ounces)
Color: Meteor Silver, Deepsea Black


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Taiwan Excellence 2018 “Smart Technology, Smart Living” for Filipinos

Geeks! Exciting activities and tech finds awaits you at the first-ever Taiwan Excellence Day in SMX Aura Convention Center in Taguig on June 15 to 16!


The program promotes Taiwan as the Asian economic powerhouse with its vibrant image, culture, brands, and industries to raise awareness and business cooperation with Philippine partners and consumers.  This is Taiwan Excellence’s first event for 2018 and also marks the campaign’s 5th year in the country.

Organized by The Taiwan Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs, and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Taiwan Excellence Day kicks off with a forum entitled “Smart Technology, Smart Living.” The program gathers key industry players and thought leaders on tech-driven lifestyles. They discuss and promote the use and integration of technology in the everyday lives of Filipinos, addressing the needs and demands of an increasingly digital society.



There are tons of technology and innovations to be showcased at Taiwan Excellence Day.  Brand representatives will present their products from home, lifestyle, mobile, computing, as well as ingenious communication and connectivity solutions for households, offices, and businesses. ASUS launches their new ROG notebooks, premium notebook devices, and latest additions to their smartphone line-- the Zenfone 5 and Max Pro (M1). Atop Technologies, Inc., highlight their 3G/4G  Internet of Things Gateway to connect and remotely supervise multiple field devices. D-Link brings their latest product line for consumer, Small and medium businesses and Surveillance Business. Lastly, Gigabyte showcases their 300-series chipset & Gaming Series, which includes the Z370, H370, B350 Aorus motherboards for action-packed gaming.



Guests can also look forward to a special dance performance by Billy Crawford and an outstanding mini concert by Yeng Constantino. Hurry as happy hour, as you may get to win gadgets, bike and other exclusive prizes via raffle!


For more information, check out taiwanexcellence.ph or facebook.com/TaiwanExcellence.ph/.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Experience Asus New ZenFone Max Pro (M1) at FRAGFEST 2018!

Geeks! Get to experience the new ZenFone Max Pro (M1) at at FRAGFEST 2018!


From June 9-10, at the SM Cyberzone Annex, SM North Edsa, ASUS invites you to experience their new Battery King for Gaming, ZenFone Max Pro. With awesome shooting games to play like Playerunknown’s Battleground (PUBG), everyone will have the opportunity to discover what the smartphone can do with its powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Processor matched with 5,000mAh battery to gain the ultimate gaming experience – leading to limitless gaming.



Other than those, ZenFone Max Pro features a massive 6 inch 18:9 wide FullHD+ Display that gives you immersive and responsive visual experience. With NXT amplifier and 5 magnet speakers, expect powerful and better audio. Under the hood, it is equipped with Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 Graphics coupled with 3GB RAM and 32G Internal Storage that guarantees fast and optimized pure Android Oreo 8.1. The new Battery King for Gaming is surely gonna heighten your senses for incredible gaming experience.

CHECK OUT > Our Unboxing and First Impressions on the ZenFone Max Pro

So what you waiting for Geeks! Best time to check it out and see for yourself the prowess of the New Battery King for Gaming, ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1).

Buying? Pre-Order is Available exclusively via Lazada. Retails for 9,995 Pesos! Get a chance to win a trip to Europe if you are so lucky... Look Here:
Pre-Order Zenfone Max Pro (M1)



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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Unboxing and First Impressions of Asus Newest Battery King Zenfone Max Pro (M1)

Asus got a new Battery King! and it is a beast! Zenfone Max Pro (M1)...



Here is our very quick unboxing video featuring Zenfone Max Pro (M1).






So far it has the same aesthetics and design as that of Zenfone Max M1. Comes with premium executive looks and solid built but still slim even while carrying a 5000mAh Battery. Compared to all glass of some smartphone models, I prefer the metallic built than dual glass for it can withstand a beating.


Yet similar in design but different in some way... Max Pro M1 3.5mm jack is located on the bottom part of the smartphone together with it MicroUSB Port, Speaker and Microphone. The left side lies the Sim card and microSD slot while on the right is Volume rocker and Power/Lock Button. Only a microphone pinhole is located at the top of the device. Fingerprint sensor is located on the back which we also prefer for faster unlocking.


The 6 inch 18:9 Full HD+ Display on the front is really something with nice color reproduction and good contrast, you will really enjoy playing your movies and games on this smartphone. and with bigger battery, guess it time to get ready for that non stop movie marathon or conquer the mobile gaming arena.


Booting it up, we were surprised it started so fast and optimized the system very quick. If you are used to ZenUI, then you might find it different as Zenfone Max Pro uses Stock Android Oreo with Added Unique Features. Yet with Stock Android, the system is more fluid and smooth as we were using the phone and navigating through its UI.


For first impressions, ZenFone Max is a promising Battery King with minimalist design matched with slim profile converging with no frills stock Android, very responsive and optimized plus carrying a massive battery. Featuring Dual Bokeh Camera setup, Zenfone Max Pro is not left out in terms of photography and video. Quite sure people will appreciate the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) for its versatility even demanding consumers will find it as a great choice for their next smartphone buy.

Lazada and Asus launched the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) today. Up for Pre-Order starting price of 9,995 Pesos! Pre-Order Starts on June 8, 2018 (Seems it is already Up, Click on the banner to direct to Product Page)! Ohh Asus is sure is generous as you may get to win a free trip to Europe for Pre-Ordering!

Pre-Order Page


So What you Think Geeks? Quite a steal right? It is just Wow!

ZenFone Max Pro (M1) ZB602KL Specs:
Pure Android™ 8.1 Oreo™
Upgradeable to Android P and Q...
6 inch Full HD+ (2160 by 1080) 18:9 Full View IPS Display
Front 2.5D curved glass display
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 636 Mobile Platform with 14nm, 64-bit Octa-core Processor
Adreno™ 509
LPDDR4X 3GB
eMCP 5.1 32GB Internal storage
Expandable via dedicated MicroSD card supports up to 2TB
Google Drive 100GB free space (1 year)

13MP PDAF F/2.0 Main Rear Camera
LED flash
5MP Second Rear Camera
For depth sensing - Portrait mode
8MP Front Camera
Up to 26mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera
85° field of view
Softlight LED flash
Face Recognition unlock
Video Recording
4K UHD (3840 by 2160) video recording for main rear camera
1080p FHD video recording at 30 / 60 fps
720p HD video recording at 30 fps

Dual SIM Dual Standby
4G LTE Cat5 / HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
Bluetooth 5.0, HID
GPS, AGPS, GLO, BDS
NFC (market dependent)
MicroUSB port
Sensor
Rear fingerprint sensor, Accelerator, Gyroscope, E-Compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor

Audio:
5-magnet loudspeaker
Audio Output
PMIC internal NXP smart amplifier
Microphone
Dual microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology
FM Receiver
FM radio
3.5mm audio jack

Battery
5000mAh capacity with Fast charging (0-100% in 2 hours 42 minutes)
Quoted:
Up to 35 days of 4G standby
Up to 42 hours of 3G talk time
Up to 12 hours of gaming
Up to 20 hours of YouTube playback
Up to 28 hours Wi-Fi web browsing
Power Adapter
Output: 5V 2A 10W
Dimensions:159mm (6.25 inches)76mm x (2.99 inches) x 8.45mm (0.33 inches)
Weight: 180 grams (6.34 ounces)
Color: Meteor Silver, Deepsea Black
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New JBL Store Opens at SM Bacoor!

There is a New JBL Store Opens at SM Bacoor! offering a completely immersive experience into the world of epic music, movies and home-entertainment. It opened its doors this June 5, 2018!


Beyond Innovations Inc. the leading and most respected technology solutions provider in the Philippines welcomes the addition of its 14th JBL Store in the country. Located at SM Bacoor, the new JBL Store will house the entire JBL portable multimedia, home theatre products as well as a haven for music and home entertainment lovers.


Beyond Innovation’s vision: “To provide advanced and state-of-the-art and to connect the most innovative technologies that enhances the lifestyles and uplift lives”, ties well with the spread of music and entertainment thru the JBL Brand.


This newly opened JBL Store at SM Bacoor, will provide customers and patrons an opportunity to discover the epic sound and entertainment within a concept store space in line with JBL’s commitment to raise the bar.




The event was graced by Media, Executives from Beyond Innovations and Harmann and was open to Shoppers! Musical reditions by Mojofly using 2 JBL Eon One System entertained the public and guests.


To celebrate the grand opening, JBL Store will host a 3-Day (June 5-8) sale of up to 50% of selected JBL and Harman Kardon products. To digitally spread the celebration and @JBLStore official facebook conducted an online contest of Count the Boombox Challenge. The lucky winner of the challenge will be receiving an exclusive gift pack and JBL speaker.



So what you waiting for Geeks? Head on over and experience for yourselves what JBL Store has to offer for your audio and entertainment needs!
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