The Best Day-to-day Tech Gear To Pocket Right Now
Fact: Today’s a different and exciting time, and It's hard to stay up to date with the ever-growing, forever-changing tech space. Our world’s practically made of gadgets evolving way too fast—there’s tech in our hands, over our eyes, in our ears, in our homes, on our kitchen counters, heck, even in our dreams (LOL).
Kidding aside, we actually buy cool tech (that our bank accounts can afford) for ourselves because they’re pretty damn useful—the same reason we willingly get them for folks on our holiday shopping list.
This Christmas, ring in the festivities and close out the year with brand-new tech gear—we know you want to. And we’re here to help you venture into the tech world for gizmos you might want to consider getting for yourself or anyone on your “nice” list.
Warning: All these daily drivers are on sale until the 31st, so we won’t judge you if you cop one or two—or all—with your bonus (wink, wink).
This Android smartphone sports a large 5.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display and a massive 6,000mAH battery—so that means a richer viewing and multimedia experience for hours on end. With up to 25W of Super Fast Charging, the Galaxy M32 gets back to full power in a jiffy. Nifty!
The Galaxy M32 runs on an octa-core MediaTek G80 chipset with 8GB RAM and 128GB expandable storage (up to 1TB via a microSD card). Its rear 64-megapixel shooter and 20-megapixel front-facing camera make for ultra-high-res images and attention-grabbing selfies that are ‘gram-worthy.
Shop the Samsung Galaxy M32 at 26% off—only P9,990 from P13,490. Bonus: Every purchase comes with a free Smart 5G SIM card!
This well-priced pair of Bluetooth-enabled earbuds does their job well as an everyday headset. There’s a noise-cancelling feature, which is useful to tune out excessive background noise during important calls and meetings—or even when you just want to bop and sing along with your Spotify playlist sans interruptions.
If you’re eyeing a midrange set of in-ear buds, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 is a great choice—especially at its half-off price right now. You can get a lavender pair for only P3,495 instead of P6,990. FYI—those who dare can use these as workout buds, as they’ve an IPX2 rating and can withstand dripping water of 3mm per minute.
Nokia earphones? Wait, what? The Finnish brand has found a space in the headphones market via RichGo Technology, and one of their drops last year included the Nokia Professional P3600 TWS Earbuds.
Boasting a good, comfortable fit, the P3600 pairs easily with your devices via Bluetooth 5.2 and comes with a Knowles balanced armature that handles the mids and highs alongside an 8mm dynamic driver that takes care of the bass.
For its audio quality, the Nokia Professional P3600 True Wireless Stereo Earphones sound good for its price of P2,799 (before P5,999)—that’s 53% off. It delivers bright and crisp audio without being too harsh. The P3600 comes with a charging case, extra earbud tips, a USB-C charging cable, carrying pouch, and manual.
Powered by a Huawei Kirin 710 processor and a 5,100mAH battery, the MatePad T10 LTE sports a 9.7-inch IPS (in-plane switching) touchscreen display, making it a decent starter tablet. It’s got 2GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage that’s expandable up to 512GB via microSD, should you want to beef up memory for your multimedia files.
Connectivity options include WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, and USB Type-C. You can also capture images using the T10 LTE via its 5-megapixel with auto-focus main shooter and take selfies or video calls with its 2-megapixel front-facing, fixed focal camera.
At 30% off (now only P6,999 from P9,990), the Huawei MatePad T 10 LTE should be enough to meet your daily tech needs. We recommend this one for students who are still on distance-learning programs.
Black and basic. And most importantly, it gets the job done for only P990 (before P1,049) at 6% off. The Nokia 105 DS is a talker—letting you stay connected thanks to its long-lasting battery life and ergonomic design that lets you remain comfortable however long your conversations last.
If you need a great-looking spare phone for just text and calls, this one is it. It’s got capacity for 2,000 contacts and space to store up to 500 SMS. Fans of the popular mobile game Snake can enjoy playtime on its 1.77-inch display, while those who want to hear some tunes can do so with its built-in radio. Nothing quite like the old-school!
Cop this one with a free SMART 5G SIM card—and you’re all set.
Why buy a single-use console when gaming phones like the ASUS ROG Phone 6 can run mobile games, make calls, and take brilliant photos when you need to? Besides its gaming-centric features, the ROG Phone 6 is versatile enough for mainstream users, too.
Its specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor with 16GB system memory and 512GB storage, a 6.78-inch full AMOLED screen, a 50-megapixel main camera, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 5-megapixel macro camera—all powered by a hefty 6,000mAH battery. Solid hardware there for you!
Gaming-wise, the ROG Phone 6 pulls no punches. Alongside its knockout specs are gaming accessories you can score to make the most out of this mobile rig such as the AeroActive Cooler 6 and the updated ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad. The former clips onto the phone, plugging into its USB-C port to activate three levels of cooling power, while the latter works as a standalone gamepad via Bluetooth, or clips onto a dedicated ROG Phone 6 case for handheld console ergonomics.
The ASUS ROG Phone 6 is now at 7% off, going for P44,495 instead of P47,995.
All these six topnotch tech gifts that are tuned to everyone and anyone are easily available for the picking from MemoXpress via the SM Malls Online app.
P.S. Santa’s little helpers are here! Upon checkout, make sure to use code FREESHIPPING—single-use, valid for non-food orders with a minimum purchase requirement of P500, or use SHOP200OFF to save P200 on your delivery orders worth P1,000 (for single use and valid for non-food orders only).