Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Asus unveils Next Generation Zenfone 5 Series for MWC 2018!

MWC 2018! Asus Jerry Shen, unveils the latest next generation Zenfone 5 Series with Zenfone 5Z, Zenfone 5, Zenfone 5Q / 5 Lite.

Zenfone 5z | 5
Starting with high end, the Zenfone 5z offer flagship grade experience packing the latest technologies, internals and features. Zenfone 5z sports a 6.2 inch IPS display on a  first-ever 19:9 all-screen display that makes for a 90% screen-to-body ratio fitted on 5.5-inch body. It is powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 that comes with the Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine coupled with 6GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage.

Moving to Next Generation Zenfone 5 base model, it also feature a 6.2 inch 19:9 IPS Display but is powered by more midrange Snapdragon 636. This soc does support exclusive ASUS AI Boost that optimizes the smartphone for efficient performance.

As for camera, Zenfone 5Z and 5 makes use of Sony® IMX363 sensor with 1.4µm pixels, an f/1.8 wide-aperture lens, 120° wide-angle 8MP secondary camera, four-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) and AI-enhanced camera features - AI Scene Detection, AI Photo Learning, Real-time Portrait and Real-time Beautification.

Zenfone 5Q | 5 Lite

Still on a budget? Then you might want to check out Zenfone 5Q (Philippine Market) and Zenfone 5 Lite (for other markets). Zenfone 5Q is a 6 inch smartphone that gets the title  as world's first globally-announced true quad-camera system with high-resolution and wide-angle cameras at both front and rear. The 6-inch Full HD+ IPS display has a Full View 18:9 aspect ratio housed in a 5.5 inch body.  Makes use of Snapdragon 630 Processor matched with 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage.  High resolution cameras with 20MP Sony at the front, 16MP at the rear — and a secondary 120° wide-angle camera at both front and rear. Complete connectivity and security feature from WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC plus triple slot for Sim cards and MicroSD. Fingerprint and Face Unlock is supported.

These Next Generation Zefone 5 Series carries 3300mAh battery. They run the latest Android Oreo with AI at the center of attraction for ZenUI. Asus is also bringing in their new ZeniMoji!

Zenfone 5 Series is said to be available in the Philippine within the second quarter of the year! Zenfone 5z June, Zenfone 5 April and Zenfone 5Q March. Zenfone 5Z price starts at $479!

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Fortinet Introduces FortiGate 6000F series, Industry’s Fastest 100 Gbps+ Next-Generation Firewall Appliance.

Taguig City, February 13, 2018. Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today introduced its FortiGate 6000F Series of Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW).

The first in the series, the FortiGate 6000F incorporates a new hardware processing architecture that delivers the validated performance of a Fortinet chassis in a compact appliance form-factor to deliver advanced security for exponentially increasing.

The FortiGate 6000F series NGFWs are ideally suited for enterprise edge networks that prioritize threat protection and encryption inspection throughput in a form-factor that enables high density, energy efficiency, and deployment simplicity.

The FortiGate 6000F is built around Fortinet’s next-generation hardware architecture that combines discrete, multi-cpu processing cards that enable chassis-class performance, resilience, and capacity.

Delivers unparalleled processing power and speed to meet the security needs of enterprise edge traffic with industry-leading encrypted traffic inspection, threat protection and NGFW performance.

The Next-Generation of FortiGate 
Fortinet’s new F-series includes the FortiGate 6300F and FortiGate 6500F, which are high-performance, compact and easy to manage NGFW appliances that are integrated within the Fortinet Security Fabric.

Advanced Security Capabilities and Performance: The 6000F series are the industry’s fastest NGFW appliances, delivering advanced threat protection and SSL inspection performance to handle massive volumes of traffic at the network edge.

High Speed and Flexible Interfaces: High density zSFP+ and QSFP28 interfaces support 10G, 40G, 100Gbps and new 25G data rates to provide high speed connectivity and increased flexibility as enterprises migrate to higher density designs.

Security Fabric Integration: FortiGate firewalls serve as the foundation of the Fortinet Security Fabric and run FortiOS, the world’s most deployed network security operating system. The Fortinet Security Fabric provides broad, integrated, and automated security that is required to protect the vast digital attack surface created by digital transformation.

Next-Generation Hardware Architecture
An industry first for a security appliance, Fortinet’s next-generation hardware architecture leverages compact internal processing cards that are miniaturized versions of the blades typically used in cutting-edge modular security chassis. Each processing card combines multiple 12-core CPUs, Security Processing Units (SPUs), and Content (CP9) and Network Processors (NP6) into a discrete unit. The FortiGate 6000F series can support up to ten discrete processing cards in a 3U appliance.

The innovative design enables traditionally chassis-only benefits like high resilience and session scale while also delivering advanced security capabilities at breakthrough speeds never before seen in a compact appliance form-factor. The architecture provides additional benefits like hardware load balancing using new custom Distribution Processors (DP3) that intelligently assign tasks between the discrete processing cards.

Increase in Multi-Cloud Networks and Encrypted Traffic Requires Security Speed & Scale
Multi-cloud environments and the increasing use of IoT and mobile devices to access mission-critical applications are drastically increasing the volume of encrypted data on enterprise edge networks. The adoption of these technologies is also increasing bandwidth, throughput, and session capacity requirements that are driving enterprises to modernize their edge networks.

Additionally, the expanded digital attack surface and complex threat landscape is escalating the need for advanced security protections that can be applied with speed and scale across all connected devices. Security appliances need to be able to deliver the high performance required to protect encrypted traffic at the enterprise edge with a compact, modern interface that can seamlessly grow capacity in a smaller, efficient physical footprint.

“Enterprise adoption of the cloud is massively increasing the volume of traffic that needs to be inspected at the enterprise edge. Add to this the ever-increasing percentage of encrypted traffic and today’s NGFW’s need to perform at levels unheard of five years ago. The FortiGate 6000F high-end firewall series is built upon a new architecture that delivers the industry’s highest threat protection and encryption inspection performance to ensure enterprises can scale their defenses and meet the evolving needs of their business.”, John Maddison, senior vice president of products and solutions, Fortinet.

“Our use of the cloud continues to expand to meet the evolving business needs of our users and customers. This growth has increased the amount of traffic crossing our networks and created an imperative to continue to maintain security standards across our entire infrastructure without impacting business productivity. Our extended IT infrastructure is absolutely critical to everything we do, so it’s invaluable to have the security performance and seamless protection that Fortinet provides across our physical and cloud-based domains.” - Stuart Berman, global security architect at Steelcase

“Cloud computing is becoming increasingly popular, but gaps in protection can occur if security solutions can’t keep pace with agile public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.  The growth of IoT and Mobility also puts large demands on performance and security architectures as data traverses these end points.  ePlus recognizes these advances and has invested significantly in providing our customers with comprehensive security solutions to meet these growing demands.  We are proud to partner with Fortinet and leverage their robust platform to both scale and secure these transformative environments.” - Pascal Perot, VP strategic alliances, security at ePlus
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Lazada Chinese New Year Sale! Gadgets, Deals, Discounts and More!

Geeks! Celebrate Year of The Dog with Lazada Chinese New Year Sale! Welcome the blessings with incredible deals, discounts and more! Happening from February 13 to 16, 2018!

Lazada Chinese New Year
Creating good feng shui is now easier! Shop for items you usually get from Chinatown like incense, lucky charms, feng shui lucky cat, golden wealth pot, red money tree and banguas, and have them delivered straight at your doorstep. Customers also enjoy free delivery for all Metro Manila orders.

Of course, there will also sale on your favorite electronics and gadgets! Here are some great smartphone deals for you. 

Nokia 3 can be yours at 4,990 only! One of best entry level out there and without a doubt solid built and quality from Nokia/HMD.
Copper White >
Matte Black >
Tempered Blue >
Silver White >

Well if you still need a better speced smartphone, then you are in luck as Huawei Gr5 2017, one of best bang-for-buck camera smartphone by Huawei is also on sale for 8,990 Pesos!
Here is the link >

Still not enough? What!? you are more of Samsung Fan? Good News! Samsung A7 2017 can keep upwith your lifestyle with its weather resistance rating as well as dependable hardware at only 13,990! Wow that's less 6000 off its original price. Product Page here >

You can gain additional discounts thanks to RCBC and PayMaya. Customers who use their RCBC savings MyDebit Mastercard get a Php 200 discount during the Chinese New Year Sale for a minimum purchase of Php 1,500. PayMaya users get 15% off (maximum discount of Php 200) whenever they use the code PAYMAYAFEB for a minimum purchase of Php 1,000 until February 25.

We will be on the look out for more deals better like our facebook page.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Microsoft and Gawad Kalinga for Barangay Walang Iwanan

The Philippines is a country undergoing rapid transformation as it navigates the 4th industrial revolution. Today, digital technologies are transforming the lives of many Filipinos. However even as the country progresses to new age, we mustn’t forget that approximately 21.6% of the Philippine population still live below the poverty line and have limited resources.

Hans Bayaborda, Managing Director of Microsoft Philippines reiterated their commitment to serving the underserved. “Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Through advances in technology like cloud computing and IOT, we enable people and organizations to reach those that the market may not be able to reach.” 

Through partnerships with several organizations, Microsoft continues to transform industries through four key pillars: engaging users, empowering employees, optimizing operations, and transforming institutions. 

(L to R) Jose Luis Oquinena, Executive Director of Gawad Kalinga, Irwin Lee, CEO of Rustans Supercenters Inc., Hans Bayaborda, Managing Director of Microsoft PH, Mayor Joan Lorenzano-Aquende of Castilla, Sorsogon, Tony del Rosario, Gawad Kalinga Trustee, Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, President, HARI Foundation, Inc. Cong. Karlo Nograles, Chairman, 2018 Budget & Committee, Fr. Ben Nebres S.J., Former President of ADMU
In the recent Social Business Summit 2018 in Angat, Bulacan, Gawad Kalinga (GK) launched “Barangay Walang Iwanan” (BWI), an enabling and empowering technology-based platform and ecosystem developed in partnership with Microsoft to help end poverty.

“There was a need to harness technology for effective and cost-efficient communication, timely reporting, data consolidation and storage, transparency, accountability, and sustainability,” said Bayaborda.

GK works on the frontlines of disaster preparedness and response in the Philippines. One of the applications of the BWI platform is during disasters when GK’s global network of volunteers is mobilized to bring help where it’s needed the most. Important information on the local population such as household composition, income, and livelihood provide GK with insights for better-informed and quicker decision-making. 

In addition, GK helps members of the community get back on their feet by linking them to sustainable livelihoods via BWI. Through data gathered on the ground, BWI can shorten supply chains -- from manpower to food resources -- effectively cutting the middle layers and increasing profit at the lowest level.

“Barangay Walang Iwanan is a testament to GK’s mission of ending poverty, as well as Microsoft’s commitment to empowering everyone. We’ve been working with GK for more than 9 years now, and this ambitious project is a product of that strong relationship,” added Bayaborda.

Microsoft has a long history of supporting GK on technology and programs that aim to equip all youth to be future ready. Projects such as Raising Social Innovators, WeSpeakCode, and Innovate have provided underserved Filipino youth with access to digital skills which will be critical for their future. 

Through BWI, GK and Microsoft hope to create a culture of caring within the community and to build solidarity by connecting resources where they are needed so that no one is left behind. 

“BWI is a great step forward to ending poverty in the Philippines. Microsoft will continue to work with GK towards this mission of inclusion. Through technology, data can be used to drive value, development, and economics transition to more communities across the Philippines and ensure that nobody gets left behind, walang iwanan,” added Bayaborda.

To learn more about how Microsoft Philanthropies is advancing a future for everyone, visit

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Affordable Battery King Zenfone 4 Max Lite Now Available Price Specs Philippines

Asus Philippines releases Budget Battery King, Zenfone 4 Max Lite.

Zenfone 4 Max Lite sports a 5.2 inch 720p HD IPS Display housed in metal unibody. Making it a compact smartphone that easy to carry around as well as can hold up with your busy lifestyle.

It is powered by Snapdragon 425 Quad-Core Processor matched with 2GB RAM and 16GB Internal Storage. This internal setup can handle most simple phone usage to mobile gaming. For heavy gaming, you might take down the at low settings. Additional Storage is available via microSD slot.

It might be lite but it still has Dual Rear Cameras at 16MP + 5MP Wide Angle. Which is similar setup to its big brother Max 4. Front Camera is at 8MP which should be high resolution that fitted for your selfies and video chat.

This is a Dual Sim, Dual Standby Handset and supports 4G LTE connectivity. Wireless connections are complete with WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. It also supports USB-OTG as well as Reverse charging where in you could use its huge battery to charge other devices. It has Fingerprint scanner on the front for personalized security.

Talking about battery, it carries a 4100mAh battery.With Zenfone 4 Max Lite modest specs, it will last hours and even a day.

Priced for 7,995 and is available in three premium colors: Deep Sea Black, Sunlight Gold, and Rose Pink. It is Available Nationwide at Asus Concept Stores and Dealers. You can also buy online via Lazada Philippines. Look here:

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Lite Specs:
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
ZenUI 3.0
5.2" 1280 x 720 HD IPS Display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Quad-Core
Adreno 308
32GB Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD for up to 128GB
Rear Cameras
13MP Main Camera
f/2.0 aperture
Field of view: 25mm/80°
5MP Wide Angle Camera
Field of view: 18mm/120°
With LED Flash
8MP Front Camera
f/2.2 aperture
Field of view: 24mm/85°
With LED Selfie  Flash
Dual SIM Dual Standby
2G / 3G / 4G Cat4
WIFI 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS, AGPS, Glonass, BDS
Micro USB 2.0 (Charging, Data, and OTG)
Deepsea Black
Sunlight Gold
Rose Pink

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Asus Next Generation Zenfone 5z, 5, Max Pro M1 for MWC 2018

Asus is said to release sets of new generation of Zenfone 5 Series scheduled for MWC 2018! There will be  "Ultimate Luxury", "Premier Luxury" and "Empowering Luxury for Everyone".

For Ultimate Luxury, Asus will offer the Zenfone 5z! which is their high end offering. Said to carry Snapdragon 845. Asus Zenfone 5 Base Model will be "Premier Luxury" with a Snapdragon 636 Processor. "Empowering Luxury for Everyone" with Zenfone Max Pro (M1) is their budget offering.

Well if we include other leak, seems there will also be ASUS ZenFone 5 Lite ZC600KL (X017DA). Rumored to have 18:9  (FHD me thinks) Display that is powered by Snapdragon 660 and 4GB RAM running Android  Oreo 8.0. For its camera, Asus said to have equipped it with Dual Rear with 20MP Standard+8mp?(Wide Angle) and Dual Front Camera 16MP+ 8MP?(Wide Angle) Setup.

If we base on this, Zenfone 5z will be release by June. Zefone 5 and Zenfone Max Pro (M1) in March which should be after its announcement at MWC 2018.

Here is my take on it.

Zenfone 5Z?
Zenfone 5Z might be the "Zenfone 5 with lip" or to say the iPhone X Not. haha With its notch and its design including the Type-C port, leading me to decide it has all the advance feature to be the Next flagship.

Zenfone 5

Zenfone 5

Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5 Lite will be deal breaking smartphones that will offer Bang-for-the-Buck Qualities. @evleaks has shared some product photos and by the looks of it, Asus is keen on getting things right.

Zenfone 5 / 5 Lite?
Zenfone Max Pro (M1) will offer 18:9 Display matched with Snapdragon 430 with 4GB RAM. Dual Rear Camera Setup with a high resolution front camera plus big battery at 4000 or 5000mAh.

Max Pro (M1)
Well February 27 is just around the bend. Asus will officially make the announcement at MWC 2018. Till then! All this is still rumor until official release.

evleaks Article 1 Article 2
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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Headquarters, Go-To Store For Official Authentic Merchandise, Collectibles and More

Collector Geeks! Get those limited edition collectibles from toys, apparel, gadgets, novelty items, and a number of media titles for TV, film, music, and video games!

“One hurdle that pop culture fans typically face is the difficulty of acquiring limited-edition items, especially since most of these are sold overseas. With Headquarters (HQ), we want to bridge the gap between enthusiasts and merchandise that are relevant to their interests, by making these items more accessible to them,” said Mr. Melvin Lloyd Lim, President of Headquarters (HQ).

Headquarters or HQ recently opened its first store in the country at Uptown Mall in Taguig City. Headquarters or HQ is a Concept Store that promises authentic finds for authentic fans. Its goal is to curate officially licensed merchandise from different parts of the world and make them more available to Filipino geeks. It also aims to be the go-to store for rare and unique finds, may it be comic books, movies, anime, video games, music, or other areas of pop culture.

“Fans of different interests and age groups will definitely find something for them at Headquarters (HQ). We will carry official merchandise from international names, as well as rare collectibles from Japanese toy manufacturers. Our opening mix includes merchandise from Ultraman, Daimos, Mazinger Z, Lupin the Third, and Tezuka Productions such as Astro Boy and Black Jack,” Lim said. 

“We will be introducing more series merchandise from time to time, so there will always be something new for fans to look forward to,” he added.

In celebration of their opening, HQ is having a Heroes Blast Off Giveaway Raffle Promo wherein a single receipt purchase of items worth P1,500.00 entitles a customer to one raffle entry, giving them a chance to win home high-end collectible toys and officially licensed shirts. The promo is open from February 5 until April 9, 2018.

1st Prize: Soul of Chogokin GX-31V Voltes V 40th Anniversary Figure

2nd Prize: 19" Vinyl Astro Boy Figure (Atom Tzkv-001) by Tokyo Toys Asia

3rd Prize: 3.5" Ultraman Buddy CE (UF0001) by CE Planet

Consolation Prizes: Headquarters (HQ) Printed Tees!

For more information, get in touch with HQ via its social media accounts:
Facebook ( and
Instagram @hqstoreph (

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) "Your Winning Formula" Worldwide Campaign 2018

Manila, Philippines, February 6, 2018ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today launched Your Winning Formula, a worldwide campaign to celebrate a decade of ROG engineering excellence paired with a competition to showcase the best of ROG Maximus Formula — the industry-leading ATX gaming motherboard series that’s loaded with cutting-edge features.

ROG owners and fans are invited to express how they adore their Maximus Formula motherboard, or how keen they are to own one, with the chance to Win Great Prizes.

The campaign competition is live today, at, and ready to accept entries from Maximus Formula owners and fans all over the world. To participate, entrants must take a photo or video of their real-world Maximus Formula motherboard or build, or get creative to envision a fantasy rig based around the latest-generation Maximus X Formula Z370 motherboard. Each entry has a shot at winning a stack of exciting giveaways, from lucky-draw spot prizes to packages that provide the foundations needed to turn a dream gaming rig into a realty.

Your Winning Formula: A showcase of gaming realities and fantasies that’s open to all
ROG exists to exceed the expectations of gamers, enthusiasts and modders around the globe. We listen to and act on user feedback, allowing us to lead the industry with products like Maximus Formula — a motherboard series that has continually broken boundaries, and encapsulates the spirit of ROG. That’s why we’re hosting the Your Winning Formula campaign: we want to know why existing customers chose a Maximus Formula motherboard, or why enthusiasts are considering making Maximus X Formula the starting point for their next showcase rig.

Competition Details: 
The Your Winning Formula campaign competition is open to anyone, anywhere in the world, and runs from February 6, 2018 to March 5, 2018 inclusive.

Ways To Join:
1. ROG Maximus Formula owners
Participants are ask to write their name and Formula motherboard Generation* on a Sticky Note and apply it to your build or board then take a photo or video of their current Maximus Formula motherboard or build, then post it on their Social Media accounts - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube — or all four — with the hashtag #ROGWinningFormula. Any Maximus Formula motherboard generation is acceptable for this entry route. Then, entrants should submit their media file via the Gleam widget on the campaign website. Tell ASUS ROG more about your Formula story, watch the Formula-evolution video, and rack up as many points as you can!

2. ROG Maximus X Formula Fantasies
Those who don’t currently own a Maximus Formula motherboard can enter by creating a fantasy rig based on the newest Maximus X Formula. This could be a simple component wish list, a drawing, photo montage or animation. Should be posted to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube — or all four — with the hashtag #ROGWinningFormula, and also submitted via the Gleam widget on the campaign website. Tell them more about your dream rig, watch the Formula-evolution video, and rack up as many points as you can!

Online Vote, Winners, Runners-up, Prize packages and Lucky Draw
An Online Vote will be held to decide the winner and two runners-up in each entrance class, with 70% weighting to the ROG team and 30% to votes from fans visiting the campaign website. The final tally will be announcement on March 14, 2018. Winners will be contacted by email.

World-class gaming gear is up for grabs that includes a Maximus X Formula motherboard, and ROG Strix GeForce® GTX 1070 and Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics cards. There are also loads of ROG peripherals and a host of Aura-capable gear or ROG partner kit to be won.

In addition to the prize packages for being a winner or a runner-up, those who secure the most visitor votes on the campaign website will also have the chance to win prizes. The creator of the real-world Maximus Formula build or Maximus X Formula fantasy rig that scores one of the top-three highest scores in this distinct ballot, based 100% on fan votes, will walk away with a prize package loaded with components provided by a selection of ROG hardware partners, including BitFenix, Cooler Master, FSP, GeIL, G.SKILL, In Win, Essencore, Lian Li, Phanteks, TEAMGROUP, Thermaltake and ZADAK.

They will also conduct a lucky draw with spot prizes that include the ROG Scabbard extra-large mouse mat, ROG Gladius II mouse, ROG Addressable LED Strip, and various gaming accessories.

Full Competition Details and Rules are available >

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Rule your Metro Life with Asus New Zenfone Max Plus

Living the Metro Life? Constantly on-the-go for Work or Play. Always out and crossing city to city and oh don't forget EDSA Traffic and long queue at MRT. Normally, we are accompanied by our smartphone yet some don't even last half the day. Thankfully Asus has released the New Zenfone Max Plus that can cope with your life style as the new "Battery King".

Entertainment Grade Smartphone With Full View Display

Asus Zenfone Max Plus sports a 18:9 Full View Full High Definition+ (FHD+) display housed in an 8.8 mm sleek metallic body of premium finish in Deepsea Black, Azure Silver and Sunlight Gold. Standing tall with grandeur looks, Zenfone Max Plus can match with your fashion and style. Watch movies or play games while you are in transit with the entertainment grade display. Surely with the Zenfone Max Plus you will get through your dull moments.

Master the Power You Hold

As Battery Royalty, ZenFone Max Plus can last you 26 days, at least on the standby with its huge  4130mAH battery. In the event that you are in dire need of charging but you’re also in the middle of a socket-less situation, you can turn quickly to your ASUS PowerMaster™! Slide into Super Saving Mode, which keeps your phone alive until you can charge again.

Capture the City and Moments

You find yourself at a bar partying with friends that has scenic view of Metro City lights. Well  Zenfone Max Plus Dual Rear Camera at 16MP plus 8MP Wide Lens will let you catch more: more scenes, more friends, more experiences and more moments.

The selfies you take with your business partners and friends are surely insta-worthy with the ZenFone Max Plus’ 8MP selfie camera.

Share those special moments and stories with your friends and family via Social Media Channels as Zenfone Max Plus has ultra fast LTE and reliable wireless connections.

Mobile Manager under your Fingertips

Are you the type of person who micro-manage? Turning off unused features for optimization and better battery life. Lucky for you, the ZenFone Max Plus has ASUS Mobile Manager that has “Super Boost”, which shuts down background apps and processes, promising that these do not consume resources. With this, there’s less time for you to worry and more time for you to work.

Customize a King of your own

You dress and choose your clothes right? so definitely you have little quirks for your smartphone. The Zen UI 4.0 makes this possible. This ASUS ZenFone-original interface allows you to style your ZenFone Max Plus the way you want to see the world through its various themes. So feel free to design your ZenFone Max Plus in a way fitting to your personal aesthetics!

Rule your Metro Life with Battery King, Asus New Zenfone Max Plus. Be in style or fashion-forward while enjoying entertainment grade experience without draining the battery of your smartphone. You can get it at an incredible price of 11,995 Pesos!

If you’re curious to learn more about the ZenFone Max Plus as well as even more tips and tricks on battery saving, catch the return of the widely anticipated ZenTalk TV! It airs tonight, February 6, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. on the ASUS Philippines official Facebook page or ASUS ZenTalk Forum!

The ZenFone Max Plus is also available on Home Credit for 6 months on 0% interest. Check out where to buy here! > Home Credit Branches

The ZenFone series are also available in Lazada Philippines > Asus Store

Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1)
Official Philippine Specs
Android 7.0 Nougat
Zen UI 4.1
5.7 inch Full HD+ 18:9 Display
Octa-Core Mediatek MT6750T Processor
Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
32GB Internal Storage
Expandable Via MicroSD Slot (Dedicated)
Dual Rear Cameras:
16MP f/2.0 Aperture Standard Angle
8MP 120-Degree Wide Angle
Supported with LED Flash
Front Camera
8MP F/2.0 Aperture
Dual Sim (Nano) Dual Standby
4G LTE/HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS, aGPS, Beidou
4130mAh Battery

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DJI’s Osmo Mobile 2 Now Available Philippines Price Specs

Introduced last CES 2017, Osmo Mobile 2 by DJI, the world’s leader in creative camera technology, is finally available.

Osmo Mobile 2 is a smartphone camera stabilizer that helps your smartphone capture smooth videos and high-definition panoramas with cinematic movement and incredible ease. This is made possible DJI's industry-leading three-axis gimbal technology that cancels out movement in three directions so video stays steady even with hands shake or wobble. DJI’s SmoothTrack technology detects and compensates for your movement of your camera to ensure a smooth cinematic shot every time.

Designed to be lightweight and portable, Osmo Mobile 2 is made from high-strength modified nylon and features a folding design that makes it perfect for all-day use. The two-way mobile clamp lets you easily switch between landscape and portrait orientation. In addition, the 1/4” universal screw mount ensures compatibility with your favorite photography accessories that you want to pair with using Osmo Mobile 2.

Simpler Controls let you use your phone’s camera like a professional camera with integrated manual settings for ISO, shutter speed and more. Zoom slider lets you operate your smartphone camera from the handle and you can even produce dolly zoom, a visual effect usually created only on professional film sets.

It has a more powerful built-in battery system lets you film for up to 15 hours thats over 3x longer than that of the original Osmo Mobile’s battery. The new USB port enables phone charging during use and serves as a power bank.

Smart software in the DJI GO mobile app unlocks intelligent photo and video features that help you create professional-looking content. Videographers can use modes: ActiveTrack to automatically follow of subjects in motion, Motion Timelapse with up to five different camera positions, Hyperlapse to create dramatic time-lapse videos with the camera in motion, or stream live to popular social platforms like Facebook and YouTube. Photographers can expand their creativity with options such as Panorama, Long Exposure and LightTrail modes.

Osmo Mobile 2 is priced at PhP 7,900 and is locally distributed by MSI-ECS. To know where to buy the new Osmo Mobile 2, call (02) 688-3512 or email

Osmo Mobile 2 Specs:
Model: OM170
Consumption 1.2 W
* Under ideal conditions with the gimbal fully balanced.
Controllable Range Pan: ±160°
Tilt:±155° (landscape orientation)
Mechanical Range Pan:±170°
Roll:-90° to +70°
Max Controllable Speed 120°/s
Width of Compatible Phones 58.6 - 85 mm
Wireless: Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0
Type: 18650 LiPo
Capacity: 2600 mAh
Energy: 18 Wh
Voltage:7.2 V
Charging Temperature: 5 - 40°C
Operating Temperature: 0 - 40°C
Operating Time: 15 hrs
* Under ideal conditions with the gimbal fully balanced.
Charging Time: 2 hrs
Dimensions:295×113×72 mm

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Team PH Wargods Redlyt Runner Up Lenovo Legion of Champions Series II

Wargods Redlyt, Team PH emerged as the First Runner-up for Lenovo Legion of Champions Series II! Held at three-day competition, January 26 to 28 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The team took home a cash prize of 100,000 THB or approximately PHP 165,000. Argma from Hong Kong was crowned as Grand Champion after defeating Wargods Redlyt in the Finals. Meanwhile, Fire Dragon from Malaysia was declared second runner-up.

“This was our first time competing outside the country and we are very and happy and humbled to represent the Philippines in a huge gaming event,” said Wilson Marañon of Wargods Redlyt.

Wargods Redlyt won the right to represent the Philippines after besting 113 other teams through seven elimination rounds during the National Qualifiers held last December. “Reaching the finals was beyond our expectations. It was a tough competition. We still can’t believe that we reached that far,” added Marañon.

Lenovo Legion Gaming Series were used throughout the whole tournament, thus giving every team world-class experience in speed, performance, and consistency. Together with Intel, Legion of Champions Series II is one of Lenovo’s major efforts in nurturing the next-generation gamers and growing the gaming community in Asia.

“All of the devices that we used provided high performance and really helped our game. We thank Lenovo for all the support that they have given us, and we hope that the Legion of Champions tournament will continue its success,” said Marañon

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Bluboo S1 Review Budget Tri-Bezel-Less with Power Price Specs Philippines

Hi Geeks! Here we have the Bluboo S1, Budget smartphone with Tri-bezel-less Display Powered by Helio P25 Octa-Core Processor!

Bluboo S1
Bluboo S1 Package
Let's start with the package that is a square black box. We are welcomed by Bluboo S1 unit and two mini boxes that contain Charger, Data Cable, Type-C Audio Adapter, Ejector Pin, Documentations, TPU case and Tempered Screen Guard. Well No headset here so I guess you might want to retain your old or buy a new one for your audio needs.

Bluboo S1 Top and Bottom
Bluboo S1
Bluboo S1 sports a blockish look featuring a tri-bezel-less 5.5 inch display in FHD 1080p resolution protected with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Even with polycarbonate plastic built, Bluboo S1 feels solid. However with this screen, Selfie Front camera has now been relocated at the bottom part of the screen by the side of Fingerprint Sensor slash Home Button. At the side, lies the volume rocker at the right while the hybrid sim tray is at the left.

Bluboo S1 Sides
For its price, we are surprised to see Mediatek Helio P25 MTK6757 powering the device as verified by system diagnostic tool. For memory is at 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage (with at least 51GB available for user files.) Antutu Benchmark reach 61K mark and so as expected handles Android Nougat flawlessly including heavy games like NBA 2K18.

Bluboo S1 Antutu Benchmark / AIDA
Bluboo S1 NBA 2K18
For camera, Bluboo S1 is equipped with 16MP Sony IMX 135 + 3MP Dual Rear Camera. For its front, it is at 8MP. Offers Facebeauty, Mono, Panorama and Pro Mode (limited to ISO, WB, EV).

Bluboo S1 Camera

Good Light | Low Light
Close Up | With Flash
Selfie | Mono
So far output is decent as compared to its S8 sibling. Good in daylight and well lit situation. However it struggle in low light conditions. Close up shot and flash is also acceptable. With front camera located at the bottom of the screen, taking a selfie feels weird but Bluboo suggest you rotate your phone and take those selfies.

With regards to connectivity, it does have the regular set from WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. Direct connection is via USB Type-C for audio, pc link, and charging. With this setup though, you can't charge while listening to music. Oh nearly forgot, USB OTG is supported. For sensors, it has light, accelerometer, proximity and gyroscope. This should be good news for those playing Augmented Reality games as well as using VR.

Bluboo S1 UI
Runs on Android Nougat 7.0 topped with Phoenix UI that has system management tools, gesture and motion controls. There is also a floating button to help you navigate and quick shortcuts.

Camera UI
Bluboo S1 carries a 3500mAH battery. On Standby, i observed a decrease even with no apps running. With moderate use (games, data, messaging and social media), we were able to extend more or less 6 to 7 hours. Well if you are into heavy gaming then expect it 3-4 hours. Charging takes at least 2 and half hours.

To conclude, Bluboo S1 is a good budget smartphone for its tri-bezel-less display and Helio P25 Processor. This ensures you fluid Android Experience that can handle your applications and games. However we feel that Bluboo need to optimize camera software to maximize the use of Sony sensor. Same with system and UI to avoid force closing apps and better ram management.

Bluboo S1 is available at Lazada Philippines for 7,799 Pesos! Comes in Black and White Color Options.

Bluboo S1 Specs:
Android 7.0 Nougat
5.5" FHD IPS 2.5D Curved Gorilla Glass 4 (401ppi)
2.5GHz Mediatek MTK6757 Helio P25 Octa-Core Processor
Mali-T880 GPU
64GB Internal Storage
Expandable up to 256GB via Microsd card
16MP Sony IMX 135 + 3MP Dual Rear Camera w/ Dual LED Flash
8MP Front Camera
Dual Hybrid Nano Sim
4G LTE Cat 6
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Fingerprint scanner, Gyroscope
USB Type-C
3500 mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Fast Charging
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