AI Life Hacks and Smart Devices To Power Up Your Daily Tasks


Artificial intelligence, or AI, and smart devices have been on the rise lately—and their popularity is indeed well-deserved. These technologies have been making everyday tasks easier and more convenient, and they also help upgrade the way we play, relax, or enjoy hobbies like photography. 

Although we may not always notice them, many AI-powered devices and smart gadgets are already heavily integrated into our daily lives. Some are used to perform mundane tasks, while others use AI technology to create the “advanced features” you enjoy on your phone, laptop, and other gadgets. 

Just in time for Cyber Month celebration at SM Supermalls this August, check out these 7 gadgets that use AI and smart technology to power up your day—and try to score them while they’re at markdown prices during the Great Gadget Sale!

For keeping your house safe and sound

What “upgrade” can smart security cameras offer compared to regular cameras? For the Tapo C200 Home Security Wi-fi Camera, four features make it a step up in home security. First is its motion detection and notification feature, which lets the device automatically notify you when its 1080p camera detects movement. It also has a sound and light alarm that gets triggered to alert you and possibly frighten unwanted visitors. 

It also offers two-way audio and voice control, which are two of the most distinct advanced features of smart security cameras. The device’s two-way audio lets you communicate with visitors through a built-in microphone and speaker, while its voice control feature enables you to conveniently command and control the device using Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. 

Save P100 on the Tapo C200 Home Security Wi-fi Camera (now available for P1,099 from an original price of P1,199) when you order it from Silicon Valley in SM City Bacoor, SM City Dasmariñas, SM City Fairview, SM City North Edsa, SM City San Lazaro, SM City Sucat, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, and SM Southmall via the SM Malls Online app until December 31.

For enhancing your gameplay experience

Many gaming laptops now use AI technology to optimize their performance and give you a more immersive gaming experience. For example, the Acer Nitro 5 carries a cutting-edge AI feature called NVIDIA DLSS to boost game speed while maintaining high-quality graphics. The AI feature achieves this by analyzing sequential frames and motion data from the graphics processor’s Optical Flow Accelerator, giving you more frames per second at a high resolution. The Acer Nitro 5 also uses a suite of AI-powered technologies through the NVIDIA Max-Q to further boost its performance.

Aside from AI, this powerful gaming laptop runs on an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU and Intel Core i5 processor to give you a seamless and enjoyable gameplay experience.

Get the Acer Nitro A515-58-50YE at P10,000 off for only P49,999 at PC Express in SM City Marikina. Only limited stocks are available for this promo, which runs until August 31—so hurry and shop now!

For convenient binge-watching

Make binge-watching your favorite shows, streaming movies, or mirroring your game screen to your TV even more enjoyable with the power of AI! Aside from its wide display with Real 4K resolution capabilities, the LG 75” Real 4K Smart TV upgrades your viewing experience with its a5 Gen6 AI Processor—a cutting-edge technology that assures impressive image quality, vivid and accurate colors, and stunning clarity for any content shown on your TV. This smart TV also uses the LG ThinQ AI’s voice control feature and AI-generated recommendations based on your preferences and viewing habits, making it easier to sit back and relax during your leisure time.

Score a P9,000 discount on the LG 75” Real 4K Smart TV, now available for only P80,990, at SM Appliance Center in SM City Consolacion and SM Hypermarket Lapu-Lapu until August 31.

For creating stunning snapshots

AI has long been a popular (and very helpful) tool in enhancing photos, which is why smartphones like the Oppo Reno8 Z 5G have integrated its features into their powerful cameras. Enjoy professional-quality portrait photography with your Oppo Reno8 Z 5G’s 64MP AI Portrait rear camera, which uses advanced technology to produce photos with crisp details, well-balanced light, and rich colors even in low-light surroundings.

The Oppo Reno8 Z 5G also offers AI Color Portrait to make you stand out from your photo’s background and AI Portrait Retouching to enhance colors, remove blemishes, and touch up your look in any selfie. With its AI features, this sleek smartphone has you covered when it comes to creating stunning snapshots.

Get the Oppo Reno8 Z 5G at P2,000 off for only P17,000 (originally P19,000) at Oppo in SM Lanang Premier until August 31.

For taking photos from far away

Have you ever wanted to capture breathtaking aerial images and videos? Let the DJI Mini Air 2S Standard Drone do it for you! This compact and foldable drone can easily be controlled using your smartphone and the DJI Fly app, and it offers several smart features to make your photography journey smoother. This includes the Intelligent HDR technology, which automatically merges multiple shots and increases the dynamic range of images for richer quality. 

It also keeps the camera centered on a subject during spiral or close-up shots and uses zoom for clear photos from a distance through a Spotlight 2.0 feature. The DJI Mini Air 2S Standard Drone also uses ActiveTrack 4.0 to automatically avoid obstacles when following your subject and tracks it in case you lose sight. The Point of Interest 3.0 smart feature also enables you to easily take a perfectly circular shot while keeping your subject at the center. 

Get the Photoline DJI Mini Air 2S Standard Drone for P56,690 at Photoline in SM City Batangas until August 31.

For automatically feeding your furbabies

Smart gadgets don’t only benefit humans; they can also benefit your pets. Whenever you’re away from home or can’t monitor your furbabies directly, use a smart device like the Crabtek Pet-Feeder with Camera to automatically feed them their kibbles. This smart feeder lets you schedule mealtimes for your furbabies using your smartphone, which it will use as the time basis for releasing your pets’ food. It also has a built-in HD camera that connects to the Crabtek Home app, so you can watch your pets wherever you are.

Get a 10% discount on the Crabtek Pet-Feeder with Camera when you purchase it from Crabtek in SM Aura Premier until August 31.

For maintaining professional work settings

Are you looking for the perfect work-from-home laptop? Try the Asus Vivobook 14 X1400EA, which works excellently for remote working and video conferencing thanks to its ASUS AI Noise-Canceling Technology. This AI feature uses machine learning to isolate unwanted noise from human speech and filter ambient noise for your video calls, helping you focus better and maintain a professional work atmosphere wherever you are. 

Aside from its next-level noise-canceling feature, the Asus Vivobook 14 X1400EA also helps you perform excellently at work with an efficient Intel Core processor and large storage for multitasking. It also has an anti-glare FHD screen and a full-size backlit keyboard to keep you comfortable even when working at night or in dimly lit environments. Until August 31, you can score a P3,000 discount on the Asus X1400EA at Octagon in SM City Calamba.

Make your everyday tasks easier with the help of AI and smart technology, which you can enjoy from a wide variety of gadgets available at SM Supermalls this Cyber Month. For more exciting deals and discounts, visit SM Deals or download the SM Malls Online app!