Filipino mobile brand Starmobile is pushing the boundaries of their mobile imaging with their flagship Starmobile Knight Spectra. It’s a 13MP + 2MP rear Dual-camera phone designed to entice photography enthusiast. I recently had the chance to do a field test of the Starmobile Knight Spectra in my recent travels to see how this flagship spec 5.5” screen dual-camera smartphone performs in the real world. In this review, my focus is on the phone’s imaging capabilities as well as sampling out-of-the-camera images.
Never underestimate the distance. That’s one of the few lessons I learned running the 11k trail run at the recently held The North Face 100 PH in Benguet. After running the 12k trail at the Salomon Xtrail in Subic a couple of weeks before, I thought it would be easier for me to get a better time here. My goal for this 11k run was to finish strong, at least on the upper half on the overall ranking. I never thought that this shorter would challenge me that much though.
Recently I was saddened to read the news that more than half of the Great Barrier Reef are at high risk of dying off because of severe bleaching. And what’s disheartening is, it is 175 times likelier triggered by human-caused climate change. If we’re not careful much of our reefs in our country could suffer the same fate. That is why Human Nature, a local manufacturer of natural personal care products, initiated the first Save Our Seas Coastival dubbed #SOSCoastival in San Juan, La Union. It’s a day of gathering like minded individuals with the passion for caring for our environment and spreading awareness on how we can practically contribute on preserving environment by choosing eco-friendly products in our daily lives.
I just realized that this is my 3rd participation in the Salomon Xtrail Pilipinas. This 2016, Salomon brings us to where they started the annual tradition sharing trail love which is at the mountain and hills of Subic Bay. I wasn’t there when they debuted the race so it was an amazing opportunity to see why they chose to go back at Subic, Zambales. I really liked the coastal trails and views of the previous trail runs at Hamilo Coast and Anvaya Cove so I was excited to see how the forest trails fare as I heard it’s quite technical. Four categories again for Salomon Xtrail Pilipinas 2016 – the 6km and 12km Road to Trail Run and the 24km and 32km Mountain Run. I decided to stick with the 12km Road to Trail Run as I wanted to get better time from last year and second I didn’t have a long preparation.
There is a demand for enduring battery life for our mobile devices particularly smartphones. As a traveler who’s usually on the go, there isn’t always a chance to charge our smartphones especially in transit. Asus Philippines gave us a chance to try out their latest battery power behemoth, the Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL. The Asus Zenfone Max boast a 5,000mAh lithium-polymer battery boasting a 38-day standby time. While I haven’t full tested its standby time, I had the Asus Zenfone Max gone through the demands of travel on a festival weekend in Cebu.
Whether you are aware of it or not, we are bombarded everyday by harmful radiation coming especially from our mobile devices. Imagine being inside a microwave and slowly being cooked alive without us knowing. While effects of radiation exposure (like Glioma, lower sperm count for males, pregnancy risk, memory loss, headache, fatigue and increase risk for Alzheimer disease to mention a few) are still heavily debated. There is no denying the studies supporting these effects are piling up. The growing concern of consumer product manufacturers are evident on the increasing number of Anti-Radiation products like Vest Tech. On the recent Digits Trading presentation of Cool Summer Tech Accessories, the Vest Tech items got my attention. I got a chance to try their Vest Anti-Radiation Air Tube Headset. The hallow tube construction of the headset are designed to cut radiation by 98% and still promises to deliver excellent sound quality.
Family travel need not be complicated when planning. I’ve had my share of planning trips with family and relatives and it can be troublesome at times really. The Travel Club, the pioneering travel-related specialty shop in the country for two decades thinks it need not be a hassle. The Mad About Travel 2016, is an event brought to you by The Travel Club, bringing together travel agencies, establishments and eats in one place to better organize travel plans. The event also showcases products the store carries for ease and comfort of travel. Now on its third and final leg, Mad About Travel 2016 promises to offer great deals, fun and prizes until this weekend March 4–6, 2016.