So another sale is on its way, now it has to do with cameras. Canon will have a grand sale on July 18 to July 19 from 11:00AM to 9:00PM at the Eton Centris Grand Bazaar.
Canon will be giving upto 70% discount and will have first come first served rule during the event. They will be accepting straight payments as well as installment plans under BDO credit cards. 1 year standard warranty will be honored for brand new items, while refurbished or repaired items from canon will have 6 months in warranty. Bundles will no longer apply for items that was supposed to have due to sale prices although some items have special bundles attached.
Sold items on this event includes:
- EOS 600D Kit which has an SRP of 25,998Php is now sold for 12,999Php.
- IXUS 240HS Red or Silver with an SRP of 20,498Php is now solf or 10,249Php.
- Powershot PSD20 Silver coming from an SRP of 16,998 is now sold for 5,100Php.
- Powershot PS SX220HS Purple is now sold at 10,975Php from an SRP of 21,950Php.
- Various laser and pixma printers are also on sale as well as Canon projectors and a couple of lenses for your DSLR.
For the pricelist you may visit this link and for the guidelines of the sale you may visit this link here.
MSI-ECS, one of the biggest distributor of computers and gadgets here in the Philippines will be holding a one week sale on its products. The sale will be held at Topy II Bldg., Economia St. in Libis, Quezon City from July 19 to 24, 2015.
For this sale, MSI-ECS posted the pricelist we have taken notes on devices that looks to be interesting enough to really buy.
- Lenovo Idea Yoga 13/ Opened Box – 13.3 HD with i5 Processor, 4096MB DDR 3, 128GB SSD, Windows 8 – 55,995Php SRP, now 18,000Php
- Lenovo Yoga 13/ Opened Box – 13.3QHD with i7 processor, 256GB SSD, Windows 8.1 – from 60,995Php, now 25,000Php.
- Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 2 Pro 13/ Opened Box – 13.3 QHD+IPS with Mult-touch function, i7 processor, with 256GB of SSD stoporage and Windows 8.1. From 74,995Php to 25,000Php.
- Apple iPAD 4th Generation with Retina display, WiFi 16GB- White/ Opened Box, from 22,990 now for 8,250Php.
You may want to check out their printer and accessories selections as well.
- Dock Connector to VGA Adapter – From 1,590Php to 800Php
- Lightning to Micro USB Adapter – From 1,090Php to 650Php
- Lightning to USB Camera Adapter – From 1,590Php to 850Php
- Lightning to USB Cable – From 1,590Php to 1,000Php.
UPDATE [7/15/2015 11:23AM] It seems that people are having trouble downloading the price list from the official website, so we took the liberty to upload it here!
Before Facebook bought the most popular photo-sharing social media app Instagram, it only had 22 million active users. Today, there are more than 300 million people posting over 70 million photos and videos every day.
Even with the sudden boom of users, Instagram has managed to stay with its old ways, maintaining a creative community, continuously challenging and shaping the social media with mobile photography
Instagram has their unique way by sharing photos in square format, they also taught us the power of tilt-shift and adding filters to images to make it more presentable. Instagram basically works for everyone from the President of the USA to an aspiring photographer taking creative shots in mount Everest.
So whether you have been shooting portraits of people to shooting materials in flat layout, we have come up with these awesome pointers to improve your Instagram feed.
A photo posted by Ritz Aguspina (@marcritzz) on May 7, 2015 at 12:41am PDT
When it comes to taking photos itself, there is this unwritten law that we have to take our Instagram photos using our phone’s native camera. Rarely we will see someone who uses the app’s camera to take photos because we want to have that flexibility in cropping and zooming. Paying attention to the composition of your photos is the main thing that will make a difference. There are a lot of good-looking compositions for photos on Instagram; You could go for the black and white theme, an OOTD style, or even a minimalist look with a lot of white space. Whatever your taste, there are some basic guidelines for square format images that will make your shots look more streamlined.
Play with the size of your subject
A photo posted by Ritz Aguspina (@marcritzz) on Jun 26, 2015 at 3:32am PDT
Instagram will always be a mobile app, and mobile apps are always viewed in small and compact phones. Playing with the size of your subjects can either take away or add more focus, so best if you took multiple photos in multiple sizes to get the perfect one.
Center your subject
A photo posted by Ritz Aguspina (@marcritzz) on Jun 4, 2015 at 5:48pm PDT
While it’s somewhat of a dull and old school technique to do this in modern photography, centering your subject in the picture works perfectly for Instagram’s square composition. Also keep in mind that if your subject is the strongest part of the image and everything is similar to a blank space it will be best if you center it.
A photo posted by Ritz Aguspina (@marcritzz) on Oct 10, 2014 at 10:13pm PDT
Symetry won’t always be applicable to all images. But with Instagram’s square format it will always look good.
Play with lighting
A photo posted by Ritz Aguspina (@marcritzz) on Jun 8, 2015 at 6:08am PDT
Getting the right light isn’t always the right way to do it. Sometimes playing with lighting will give your images more depth and quality.
Always mix it up
One of the biggest mistake of being on Instagram is when you are using the same type and look of image. Your feed will most likely look dull and boring because of the same photos. Although some popular Instagrammers have their own personal theme, they are still looking ways to make their feed more creative.
Edit and add filters
Editing your images is very important. Instagram has a large number of tools, like its new fade and color options, but face it, if you’re an avid Instagram fan, you are always editing pictures using third-party apps. Here are some of the apps used by many:
VSCOcam – my personal favorite, it has a full feature editor used by some of the best photographers, you can get the gist of it by searching #VSCOcam.
It’s a good app for tweaking things such as composition, sharpness, temperature, exposure, contrast and white balance. It also has a large selection of presets as well, both paid and free.
Camera+ – this app is for experts in photography. It has an impressive in-app camera with 6x digital zoom for close-ups, an image stabilizer that will automatically take shots if your hand is not moving. It also has a feature called “The Lab” where all the tools you need are located like Duotone and Clarity Pro.
Share your photos!
Sharing photos is the main reason why Instagram is made. You can always have your private account to share just within your circle of friends, but if you want to build a good number of following and be involved in the existing community of the app, I suggest to have your profile in public.
Using Hashtags are the best way to get your pictures noticed (unless you are already famous and has a large following). Using them properly and sparingly is the key. Always keep in mind that you should keep your hashtags specific, relevant and creatively to the image. Avoid using so many hashtags, people find it annoying.
Segway Tours have been popular around the world with branches all over the globe from Paris, San Francisco, Bahamas, Canada, Singapore, Tokyo, and many others.
This time around, Segway Philippines has just launched The Navigator: An E-Adventure to the Past powered by Segway Personal Transporter. This unique Segway experience takes you on a trip around Club Intramuros Golf Course. Members and guests can ride a segway to navigate the whole 18 holes golf course while being educated with the historical achievements of the area.
Caddies are trained to perform the tours for tourists, school visits, and even walk in guests. Aside from the tour, golfers can also use the Segways for moving around the 18 holes.
This Segway tour has a total of 15 X2 Segways with two tour guides in front and at the end of the line with riders basically lining in with a 5-8 feet of space from each other. The first part of the tour is around the 18 holes of Club Intramuros with guides explaining the historic sites, and taking tourists to scenic spots. The tour is explained to last from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the pace.
Segway riders will have to pass the requirements:
- Must be at least 14 years of age
- Must weigh 100lbs minimum and no more than 270lbs.
- One rider per Segway PT
- Intoxicated riding is prohibited.
- Must wear helmets and other safety gears at all times while riding
- And have received hands on instructions and training from a full trained segway employee ( 3- 5 minutes)
Apart from the Intramuros Golf Club, Segway Tours future expansions will include Sunset – Manila Bay, historical – Intramuros, and Rizal Park. All this including their Boracay experience trip, and also Segway rentals in Enchanted Kingdom.
For the Intramuros Golf Club Tours, they have a two variants which are the 1,499Php for 30 minutes and the 1,999Php for an hour of full tours. If you book now, you get 20% off until October of this year. Different rate applies for Golfer, you could rent a segway for 700Php for a full game.
For more information you may visit their facebook page here.
The ever-so-popular Japanese adult film actress Maria Ozawa is open to the idea of dating Philippines’ president Benigno Aquino III, she said that she wants to go on a date with the president.
Maria Ozawa stated “Of course. I’m so open. I’m so free, I would love to (date the president).”
In the idea of becoming a First Lady, she said “That will be a dream come true”.
She also said that she will be available anytime whenever asked out on a date. “Yes, I do (plan to marry). I’m going to turn 30 next year, so before I turn 35, maybe I’ll marry and have kids, I’d love to date someone here so I can stay.”, the actress stated.
We are now 2,500 geeks strong! And as promised, we are giving away another gadget for you guys! One Boompods Headpods! (You can read our review of the headphones here).
Getting a chance to win this awesome headphones is very easy! Here’s what you need to do:
- Like our Facebook page – (1 point)
- Share the giveaway post on Facebook [link] – (1 point)
- Follow us on Twitter – (1 point)
- Retweet our announcement on Twitter [link] – (1 point)
- Follow us on Instagram – (1 point)
- Repost (you can use the image above) or Regram our announcement on Instagram. Don’t forget to tag us! [post] – (1 point)
Each instruction that you follow gives you a point, the more points you rack up, the higher the chances of winning! The contest will end July 13, 2015. Good luck geeks!
Update [July 13, 2015]: Extended until July 17, 2015!
We will announce the winner this Wednesday! July 22, 2015!
Asus’ ZenPower will be available on Lazada starting the 25th of June at a 795Php price point. Other authorized reseller will carry the powerbank around July 2015.
The 10,050mAH powerbank is already available at Widget City for a price tag of 999Php.
|Dimension||90.5 x 59 x 22 mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium-ion rechargeable cell|
|Input Power||DC 5V 2.0A|
|Output Power||DC 5.1V 2.4A|
|Charging Time||6hrs with 5V/2A standard cable|
|Features||Load Detection: Auto-detect the plug-in and plug-out of devices|
|Safety Features||1. Temperature Protection2. Short circuit Protection
3. Reset Protection
4. Input over Voltage Protection
5. Output over Voltage Protection
6. Input reverse direction protection
7. Over charge/over discharge protection
8. Output Over Current Protection
9. Cell PTC Protection
10. Adapter protection
11. JEITA Protection
|Charging temperature||0℃-40℃ (TYP)|
|Color||Black, Silver, Red, Blue, Gold|
Gaming accessory giant Razer has acquired Android game console maker Ouya.
Ouya which was the first company to launch a video game micro-console under the Google Android software was able to launch a successful crowdfunding sourced 100USD system back in 2012 through Kickstarter, it was launched on 2013 with specs a bit out-dated and games were a tad limited. In the following the year after the launch, it had already made some enemies for market share which included Nvidia’s Shield, and Razer’s Forge TV.
Razer’s Forge TV was a sub par product earning mediorcre reviews, Ouya on the other hand was created a better buzz getting a larger market when it was launched. But with this acquisition, will we be seeing a good Razer console too? Are they gonna be fighting off Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft in the console market?
Asus own powerbank the ZenPower is now up for sale on Widget City. The 10,050mAH Powerbank which looks much alike the Mi power bank has its released date slated for this month. But Widget City is putting it out earlier.
Consumer can get a hold of the ZenPower earlier for a 999Php SRP and shipping will start on June 12, while the official ZenPower will sell for 795Php.
You may check the details and specifications of the ZenPower here while you could order your own ZenPower now here.
Filipinos love basketball, and to that I have been following the NBA finals which is usually a big event every where.
The conference finals are on, so far Bulls fans are disappointed while Steph Curry and Lebron James fans are excited to see how both their teams will pan out when the smoke settles. Although there is still chance for their opponents from their respective conferences; history dictates that no team has yet bounced back from a 3-0 series deficit. Surely, with how Jeff Teague with the rest of Atlanta, is playing against the Cavs, they won’t stand a chance. On the other conference, it has been a good game; even a great season for Harden but it might not be enough to propel them to championship contention.
Let’s start with an analysis from the Western Conference finals, moving to the Eastern Conference finals and finally a match up to match up view on what this year’s final might look like.
Western Conference Finals
It all came down to MVP Steph Curry, and MVP runner-up James Harden.
The Golden State Warriors walked over the whole playoffs, losing only twice with Memphis Grizzlies, a defensive team. Being the top team in the West there is no surprise that the GSW has all the ingredients they need to finish what they started this year, what is good about GSW is they have young and hungry playoffs that have stucked with the team since day 1; they also have veterans that are patient enough to wait for the whole team to mature with them. Another factor that made them successful was a healthy team which points to David Lee, Andrew Bogut and Andre Iguodala being healthy for them this playoffs.
The Houston Rockets is the second seed from the west. They demolished the mighty Dallas Mavericks to move on to the next round. The cruise was over by this time as they faced the LA Clippers. They were down 3-1 by Game 4 and was not anymore favored to win. Miraculously, they somehow bounced back, winning back to back to back games to get a shot at the Western Conference Finals with a healthy Dwight Howard, and a hungry James Harden.
GSW leads the series 3-0 going against the Houston Rockets. At this moment, GSW could not be stopped. Curry have been having a great time with his three point shooting, 18/31 to be exact on the GSW-HOU series, a 58% rate that his shots will be going in the hoop from downtown. Houston might not have enough power to do what they did with the LA Clippers to score a comeback; Harden might not have enough help to get things mixed up.
Eastern Conference Finals
On the other end, surprising first seed Atlanta Hawks goes to their first ever conference finals in the history of its franchise. Without a bona fide superstar to lead them, the Hawks are filled with talented players to each has roles to fill out to be successful. The Cavs (second seed), on the other hand has just rebuilt their team with a formation of another Big Three which includes Lebron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love; Lebron who is back to Cavs after winning championships for Miami; have sighted another chance to get another ring with the Cavs. They also added JR Smith and Shumpert to bolster their run for the crown, as well as big man Mozgov.
Cavs leads 3-0, even without help from 2/3 of the big three; Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving who are both suffering from injuries. Nevertheless, Lebron is pushing out of this world numbers as the playoff series progress; registering a monstrous triple double after the third game. The only thing ATL fans are holding onto is their 3-1 season victory against the might Cavs. The Atlanta Hawks are not that good enough to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Both conference finals are dominated by one team, and would most likely be meeting at the NBA Finals. GSW vs Cavs. It seems inevitable that these teams will be meeting for the finals, as this year’s MVP Steph Curry will go against the undisputed king, Lebron James. In the two games that both teams battled in the season series, both captured 1 win and 1 loss making it a match record for both teams. Coming off the playoffs series, both also have a identical record losing only twice on the second round and both on teams which are favored to go to the finals. GSW loss to Memphis twice, Cavs loss to Chicago bulls twice. Both teams should go on to the finals with no more problems as they have notched 3 victories over their respective opponents in their respective conferences, but who really has an edge over the other team.
GSW will go on to be the underdog against the powerful Cleveland Cavaliers and will be led by shooter Steph Curry. and rookie coach Steve Kerr. With Love, expected not to return this season, and Kyrie still caring for his injured knee, GSW could easily kill them off with daggers from the three-point line with the Splash Brothers being healthy (Klay Thomson and Steph Curry). With Love and Varejao injured, Mozgov and Lebron are the only two big man left, together with the aging Haywood to ward off the infamous screens from could give Klay or Steph a moment shoot their favorite three-point baskets. If role players Bogut, Lee, Livingston and Green, could stay healthy going to the finals, they might have a positive chance to win it all. Coach Steve Kerr, needs to formalize a strategy to negate Lebron’s power both on the offensive and defensive end.
On the other end, the Cleveland Cavaliers will have to play without help from young all-star big man Kevin Love and long-time Cavs Center Varejao. Kyrie Irving impending return is still questionable, but with the help from their mid season pick ups with Mozgov, Shumpert and Smith, it looks that they could still do with an all-star caliber line up that could match well with a healthy Golden State Warriors. At the end of the day, Lebron would still need to register numbers that could topple GSW’s shooting spree. Coach David Blatt needs to formalize a defensive strategy to stop the Splash brothers.