Author Archives: Howard

11 14 2013 ... The iPhone 5S is the best iPhone Apple has ever made, and it is totally worth upgrading to. There. I said it. You’re probably rolling your eyes at this statement, and I don’t blame you. My smartphone history is full of iPhones. Except for the 3G and 3GS, I’ve owned all iPhone models and I’ve gushed at each and every one of them, proclaiming them to be the best of what Apple has to offer at the time of their c...
11 11 2013 ... I own two keyboards; an Apple wired keyboard and an Adonit Bluetooth keyboard. While both are inherently different — wired versus wireless — both have something in common in that they are both designed to be anchored to only one device at a time. Looking to streamline my gadgets, I finally sprang for a multi-pairing and multi-switching Bluetooth keyboard from Kanex. And, in all honesty, I wish I’d have ...
11 04 2013 ... Vic, When I arrived at the Apple Store at Causeway Bay, I immediately made a beeline to the iPad Air purchase lane. My timing was impeccable as new shipments of iPad Air just arrived and I easily managed to get a  hold of the 32 GB and a 64 GB iPad Air WiFi model that you asked me to buy for you. I’m more excited about getting the iPad Mini with Retina Display, but as I was paying for the two iPad Airs, I was ...
10 31 2013 ... My Olloclip 3-in-1 Lens for the iPhone 5 has proven to be an invaluable accessory. All the more so since I got the Olloclip Quick-Flip case which allows me to use the Olloclip 3-in-1 Lens without having to remove the case. In fact, the Olloclip 3-in-1 Lens and Quick-Flip case are the two iPhone accessories that I  bring with me everywhere I go. It would seem that that I should be making room for one more accessory a...
10 23 2013 ... Along with the new iPad Mini with Retina Display, Apple has announced the coming of their new 9.7-inch iPad model cleverly dubbed as the iPad Air. Sporting a new chassis, the new iPad Air is set to revolutionize the tablet market by bringing in high performance that’s crammed into a lighter and thinner shell. Here’s what we know about the new iPad Air: 9.7-inch screen with a 2048 x 1536 resolution which...
10 23 2013 ... Lots of rumors were pointing to an early 2014 release, but Apple just wowed the whole world with the announcement that the new iPad Mini with Retina Display will be available in select countries next month. Pegged for a November release, the 2013 iPad Mini with Retina Display will be loaded with a bunch of improvements compared to the previous model. With the refreshed iPad Mini, Apple has made their 7.9-inch wonder ...
10 22 2013 ... Portable power banks comes in many shapes and sizes: Some are round, some are square, some are rectangular and some are even uhh…. phallic in shape. The ibattz VOGUE Battstation, while not exactly phallic, is elongated and resembles a handy flashlight. There’s a lot to like about this product, but its asking price is the one that got my attention. Priced at a very affordable Php 2,150, the ibattz VOGUE is a ...
10 16 2013 ... Priced at Php 1,950, the Urbanears Kransen is positioned at the very lucrative sub Php 2,000 price point. While no stranger to the earphone market, Urbanears faces tough competition from industry veterans who has long made their mark in the entry-level market. Does the Kransen have what it takes to turn the sub Php 2,000 price market into Urbanears’ gold mine? Inside the package: Urbanears Kransen, 2 extra silicon ...
09 30 2013 ... I’ve written about the Olloclip 3 in 1 lens before and, even a few months after writing that review, I’m still in awe of the Olloclip — proof being that the majority of photos I took during my recent trip to Croatia were shot using an iPhone 5 and Olloclip combo. My only lament was that the Olloclip can only be used on a naked iPhone as any type of case will make the iPhone too thick. It’s definitely ...
09 25 2013 ... Sports-related iPhone accessories are on the rise. From belt bags to earphones, sports lovers everywhere are buying iPhone related sports accessories in spades. SwitchEasy is no stranger to iPhone accessories and their latest iPhone sports accessory called Move is definitely going to make a good impression. Typically, most iPhone armbands consists of a neoprene sleeve with plastic cover into which the iPhone is inse...
09 18 2013 ... Mobile data can really be a huge drain on a smartphone’s battery, and that’s one of the main reason why sales of portable battery packs have seen an exponential increase over the last year. There are now a huge selection of  of battery packs out in the market and the most popular ones are those with a capacity of at least 8,000 mAh. The problem with these high-capacity battery packs is mostly due to their weight...
09 09 2013 ... Jason, IFA and Berlin. Such an awesome experience. IFA was unlike CES, it was smaller and more casual. I was quite surprised to find the IFA ticket booth selling family group tickets (2 adults and 3 children). The vibe of IFA was completely different, not exactly inferior to CES, just different. After the busy week, here I am catching up on the latest tech news on Technoodling. Here’s what I found out. Howard M...