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Beat the heat with TCL’s new air conditioners

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Cool as a cucumber with TCL!

TCL Philippines now brings eco-friendly air conditioning products to the local market!

Through its “Gold is the New Green” campaign, TCL aims to create a “paradigm shift” by positioning (Titan)Gold not only as a color of luxury, but as the new color of eco- and health-friendliness as well. Unlike typical air conditioners, TCL TitanGold air conditioners are specially designed with gold-plated aluminum louver fins, ideally built to prevent and withstand extreme rusting and corrosion through their unique hydrophilic properties. The hydrophilicity of these fins enables them to perform a self- cleaning function, leaving no room for mold and malodorous substances; thus, improving the overall atmospheric quality of the room at the same time.

Moreover, TCL TitanGold air conditioners are packed with 5-in-1 Health Filters which consist of Photocatalyst Filter, Silver Ion Filter, Active Carbon Filter, Catechin Filter and a Vitamin-enriching Filter, providing safe and healthy breathable indoor air for you and your family. TCL’s top-of-the-line air conditioners, the KA Split Type Inverter Series, are equipped with high- quality Full 5D DC components which effectively reduce power consumption by up to 60% at an optimal temperature setting.

In addition, TCL Inverter split type air conditioners boast of their high- cooling performance below 0°C, ensuring cooling period at a relatively short time. These exceptional features surely make TCL TitanGold Air Conditioners at par with the leading brands in the market. Through the years, TCL has been known for offering quality LED TVs at affordable prices. Similarly, the company hopes of retaining this image for its air conditioning product line. Through its premium selection of TitanGold air conditioners, TCL aims to provide cooling solutions fit for the needs of every Filipino household.

Say goodbye to the unforgiving El Niño heat as TCL’s  TitanGold air conditioner collection consists of the Window Type (Manual and Remote) I Series, Non-inverter Split Type BU Series, and Inverter Split Type KA Series. Window Type I Series is available in 0.8HP, 1.0 HP, and 1.5HP. Split Type BU and KA Series are both available in 1.0HP, 1.5HP, 2.0HP, and 2.5HP.

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About TCL Air Conditioner Business Division

Established in October 1999, TCL Air Conditioner Business Division is among the core industries of TCL Home Appliance Overseas Business Division (TCL HAO) that specializes in manufacturing residential and commercial air conditioners, portable air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and compressors. TCL takes pride in its skilled and competent human resources comprising the following departments—R&D, Manufacturing, Marketing, and After-sales. At present, TCL Air Conditioner Business Division has successfully established 5 production bases in Zhongshan, Huizhou, and Wuhan, separately – with total manufacturing and production capabilities that reach an astounding capacity of 10 million units per annum. Since its establishment in the overseas market in 2001, TCL Air Conditioner has successfully become a brand known for its rapid growth in terms of export sales volume. In 2015, TCL air conditioners were sold to 165 countries and regions all over the globe.

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NComputing: The Greenest Computing on Earth

Wall Street WinnerNComputing, the multi-awarded desktop virtualization and thin client software company, does more than provide affordable computing solutions to the Philippines! Here are things that make NComputing one of the greenest companies yet!
  • Cut Electricity up to 90% – NComputing devices use 1-5 watts of electricity as compared to 110 watts of a PC.
  • Less CO2 emissions – A 500-seat NComputing deployment would reduce 9 metric tons of CO2 emissions and would save over 70,000 KWh per year.
  • 90% less e-waste – Electronic waste represents only 2% of trash in landfills but represents 80% of toxic waste. As compared to a typical PC’s weight of 9.5Kg, an NComputing device weighs only 150gm.
  • Less heat, low air-conditioning requirements – A typical PC generates 375 BTU/hr as compared to an NComputing device which generates almost no heat (less than 4 BTU/hr).
  • No Obsolesence – Solid state device based NComputing lasts for 2-3 refresh cycles of a PC.
  • Less number of UPS, network switches etc  besides PCs in NComputing environment
  • RoHS Compliant
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Mustard Seed Systems expands portfolio for Philippine market

Mustard Seed Systems expands solutions to help businesses grow.

mustard-seed-building-and-industry-solutionsMustard Seed Systems Corporation is expanding its business solutions in order to help Philippine businesses grow further. Latest additions to these include retail solutions, building and industry solutions and more product lines in its Information Technology Solutions like NComputing and Fuji Xerox printers.

NComputing, one of Mustard Seeds popular products with units already deployed in public schools across the Philippines, now brings vSpace Server 8.3 and L350 Thin Client. The patented and award-winning vSpace Server changes the economics of desktop virtualization, supporting up to 100 user sessions per instance. Meanwhile, Fuji Xerox brings printing to a whole new level with a space-saving multi-function device that can fit in any size office.

Later this year, Sensormatic Synergy will be released to boost retail companies’ security. Sensormatic offers the latest in retail anti-theft technology, leveraging Acousto-Magnetic (AM) technology for loss prevention, RFID real-time inventory and shrink visibility, Infrared sensor data delivery and IP/Video verification and more.

Mustard Seed Systems also offers Building Industry Solutions for companies needing integrated solutions that can seamlessly operate and safeguard critical assets and offices. Services include supply and installation of Fire Detection & Alarms Systems (FDAS) and Security Systems i.e. Access Control, IP Surveillance, Intrusion Detection, Solar Energy tech and more.

For more information about their full suite of products, visit http://mseedsystems.com/.

Apple Watch

Power Mac Center sole carrier of solid gold Apple Watch Edition

Apple Watch has finally arrived at Power Mac Center, the premier Apple partner in the Philippines. After months of anticipation following its worldwide launch in March, the big reveal happened on October 23 at Power Mac Center’s flagship store in Greenbelt 3.

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“Power Mac Center customers have long been clamoring for us to carry Apple Watch in our retail locations. Finally, they can get their hands on Apple’s most personal device yet,” said Princess Laosantos, Manager, Product Management Department of Power Mac Center.

At its core, Apple Watch enables users to view key notifications like call, text, and email alerts, and respond anytime, anywhere. Users can ask assistance from Siri at the push of the Digital Crown, control music by voice, and pay even without credit card on-hand through Apple Pay. With Digital Touch, Apple Watch allows communication in all-new ways such as through a sketch, a tap, or even the rhythm of the user’s own heartbeat.

In the same way that choosing what to wear is very personal, Apple encourages users to inject their personality into their choice of Apple Watch. It comes in three models, the aluminum Apple Watch Sport, the stainless steel Apple Watch, and the solid gold Apple Watch Edition in two sizes, the 42-mm and 38-mm. The watch face can be customized in a lot of ways, ranging from traditional analog, to beautifully animated butterflies and jellyfish, to the information-rich modes. A full range of straps and bands in stainless steel, leather, and fluoroelastomer can also be easily interchanged.

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Apple Watch Edition, crafted from custom rose or yellow 18-karat gold alloys, is available exclusively at Power Mac Center Greenbelt 3. Those who want to try it on may arrange an appointment and be assisted by Apple Watch Experts deployed in-store.

While Apple Watch supports most iOS apps, it is particularly proud of its integrated health and fitness apps. Apple believes that fitness isn’t limited to running, biking, and hitting the gym. Apple Watch tracks every physical activity and encourages further movement. It ultimately helps set and keep track of fitness goals.

“Apple Watch is a reimagining of the watch as we know it. It’s a unique timepiece with innovative features perfect for any Filipino lifestyle – be it for fitness enthusiasts, working professionals, even fashion-savvy ones,” said Ivan Ambrosio, Assistant Brand Manager of Apple for Power Mac Center.

Patrons may avail of Apple Watch models from Power Mac Center Greenbelt 3 and TriNoma. Price starts at ₱19,990.00 for Apple Watch Sport.

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Sakay.ph: Encouraging Everyone to Take Public Transportation

In light of the extreme cases of traffic in the Metro, thousands of people agreed with Enrique Peñalosa when he said that, “A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation.” The quote was reposted in social media, gaining traction when people felt that better public transportation systems needed to be put into place.

It’s no secret that the state of public transportation in the Metro is dismal. With undisciplined bus drivers, reckless jeepney drivers, and some rude taxi operators, the experience can be quite harrowing, especially since most public transportation routes in the city are confusing. Still, with road congestion being a rampant problem, and not everyone being able to afford to take cabs, public transportation is the way to go. But how do you get to where you need to go, when you don’t even know how to “commute” from your home to your workplace?

An organization called Sakay.ph aims to bring the solution, by offering commuting instructions for wherever you are, whenever you need it.

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Sakay.ph began as an online database similar to Google Maps, offering information on which rides to take and where to alight to get from one point to another. Following the mobile revolution in the country, however, it’s transitioned into something more. Reports by the company behind mobile bingo news portal Free Bingo Hunter have said that growth in mobile internet is among the fastest growing trends all over the internet landscape to date, and this is seen in the Philippines quite clearly, with the country reportedly exhibiting a mobile penetration rate of 114% by early 2015. Seeing this trend, Sakay.ph began to offer its services to mobile phone users, similar to how Easy Taxi launched a few years ago.

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Lest you confuse the service with apps like Uber and GrabTaxi, however, it’s important to note that the app doesn’t book rides for you. Rather, it empowers commuters by giving them the information they need to be able to take public transportation, letting them know which jeepney routes to take, where to alight, how long the trip will take, and how much the fare should be. Of course, this requires up-to-date information, and this is all sourced from the Department of Transportation and Communication. The app is available on both the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store.

While Sakay.ph isn’t a cure-all, it’s certainly a great resource for anyone who wants to try commuting but has always been afraid to. Used in conjunction with apps from the MMDA and other traffic-reporting apps, it should help the Filipino commuter get where he needs to go.

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Here Comes A GoPro Challenger! Chinese Company Launches High End Camera

Ever wondered whether GoPro will ever meet a worthy adversary in the handheld camera market? Guess what, after GoPro’s announcement to join the drone movement, consumer drone maker DJI unveiled their latest product– the high-end $649 Osmo.

As DJI’s first non-drone, consumer product, Osmo comes outfitted with drone features to deliver cinema-quality stabilization. Its specs make it a formidable camera in its class, and you can expect professional quality videos and photos every time. For starters, the Osmo boasts a rig meant to keep aerial videos smooth. In fact the camera itself is the same exact one that comes in one of DJI’s drones (read: DJI’s three-axis gimbal stabilization). Video resolution can go up to 4096 x 2160, as well. Say goodbye to shaky, blurry videos (which standard software can hardly fix)!

The Osmo is 6.4-inches long and weighs less than a pound, making it more than just a classy selfie addict’s dream come true. Imagine holding a fixed-aperture, handheld stabilizer with an ISO range 100-3200 for videos and shutter speed that can go from 8s - 1/8000s. Heck, you can instantly become the next Spielberg with this thing, probably.

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Both photography and videography enthusiasts will love this.

Expect more than just awesome still-photos and videos with the 12-megapixel camera. The camera can move for a full 360 degrees to create perfect panorama shots. Longer night exposures, canceling out subtle hand vibrations that might normally lead to blurry shots.

DJI Osmo Camera

As of the moment DJI is accepting pre-orders for the Osmo. Avid fans can expect DJI to begin shipping within the next two weeks.

Personally, I can’t wait to pool together some money and wait for a possible cheaper version of the Osmo in the near future. At $649, this is already way above my normal budget. Let’s just wait and see if an Osmo Lite ever hits the Philippine market next year.

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WD Releases New 6TB Hard Drives

Tech enthusiasts in Manila can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the world renowned, storage solutions provider has released hard drives with a whopping 6TB capacity!

Zomg! Oh yes, RED™ PRO DRIVES AND WD’S PERFORMANCE LEVEL DESKTOP HARD DRIVES ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN 6 TB!
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WD Red Pro in 5 TB retails for Php 14, 200 while the 6 TB variant is at Php 15, 800

The WD Red Pro family is ideal for NAS (network attached storage) systems having up to 16 drive bays and serving businesses with more expansive storage needs than the standard WD Red drives.

The WD Red Pro 6 TB hard drive features:

  • Up to 16 Bay Shock Protection – Equipped with a multi- axis shock sensor, the drive automatically detects subtle shock events and, along with dynamic fly height technology, adjusts each read-write function to compensate and protect the data, further protecting the drive in large 1- to 16-bay NAS environments.
  • NASware 3.0 – Exclusive advanced firmware enables seamless integration, robust data protection and optimal performance for systems operating in the demanding NAS environment.
  • Vibration Protection – Hardware vibration compensation technology monitors the drive to correct both linear and rotational vibration in real time, further increasing drive reliability and enabling high performance in higher vibration systems caused from drive to drive vibration as well as from the high speed fans used to cool the larger systems.
  • Longer Warranty Coverage – Complimenting WD Red drives at a 3-year limited warranty, WD Red Pro offers longer warranty coverage with a 5-year limited warranty.

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WD Black 5 TB drive costs Php 13, 900 and the WD Black 6 TB drive is available for Php 16, 000.

Meanwhile, WD Black hard drives offer excellent performance ideal for gamers and creative professionals.

The 3.5-inch, 7200 RPM drive is the perfect solution for gamers and professionals who need high-performance desktop systems and workstations. WD Black hard drives combine 7200 RPM spin speed, 128 MB cache, dual stage actuator technology, SATA 6 gigabits per second (Gb/s) interface, and an integrated dual processor to deliver ultimate performance in a maximum-capacity drive.

WD Black 6 TB hard drive features include:

  • Increased Reliability –StableTrac™ Technology (2 TB and larger models) secures the motor shaft inside of the hard drive to increase reliability and help reduce impact due to system-induced vibrations from other components. By stabilizing the platters inside, the WD Black drive results in more accurate tracking in a particular sector during read and write operations, optimizing performance and reliability.
  • Increased DRAM cache – The Dynamic Cache Technology improves caching algorithms in real time to allocate and optimize cache between reads and writes. This movement of cache for read data helps to reduce congestion and increase overall performance.
  • Efficient dual processing – A dual-core processor offers twice the processing capability as a single-core processor to maximize drive performance for faster read and write speeds.
  • Industry-leading 5-year limited warranty – Compared to standard hard drives, the WD Black drive endures more strenuous and aggressive internal testing over a longer period of time, resulting in it being backed by an industry leading 5-year limited warranty.

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Janine Gutierrez at JBL Harman Kardon Showroom in Fairview Terraces

JBL / Harman Kardon Now In Fairview!

Renowned audio manufacturer Harman has just launched its latest Philippine showroom in Fairview Terraces. After successfully setting up its branches in SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, Trinoma an Bonifacio High Street, Harman is now making its leading brands AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity and JBL available far north!

Check out the showroom located on the 3rd floor! It offers some of the latest products, including portable and home speakers, sound bars, audio/video receivers, and headphones.

Kax Merioles with Janine Gutierrez JBL Harman Kardon Store Opening Fairview Terraces

Ohai it’s Janine Gutierrez!

JBL speakers at JBL Harman Kardon Showroom, Fairview Terraces

JBL Bluetooth Speakers range from Php2,995 to Php52,990.

Janine Gutierrez at JBL Harman Kardon Showroom in Fairview Terraces

Another shot of Janine Gutierrez! lol

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Harman Kardon Onyx (Php22,995)

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Harman Kardon Soho Wireless (Php11,995)

Janine Gutierrez wearing Harman Kardon Soho Wireless

Janine enjoying music via the Soho Wireless.

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Imagine your living space all decked out in JBL / Harman Kardon.

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Harman Kardon Aura (Php17,995)

Just like the other showrooms, the JBL / Harman Kardon Fairview Terraces branch provides optimum experience to customers looking for the best in affordable audio-visual entertainment.

 

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Fairview Terraces Branch Contact No. 958-5600