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Play F1 online June 24, 2008

Filed under: gadget chic,games,sports — hannaherika @ 11:47 pm

Play the F1 game online and you could win prizes if you make it to the leaderboard. Sponsored by ING. Click here to play. Well, the contender is hard to beat though. Even I couldn’t beat him. Let me know if you do.

 

Canon 1000D DSLR announced June 11, 2008

Filed under: gadget chic,Photography — hannaherika @ 10:34 am


This new entry level to the 1000d series has just been announced by Canon last June 10, 2008. Well, I wasn’t there on the press release but Photography bay was. Release date is not yet announced but I’ll keep my eye on this one. My love for photography has been brought much closer to me for this beauty is cheap but is comparable to the 450D DSLR. Here are the major specs:

* 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor
* 7-point wide-area AF system
* Up to 3 frames per second
* 2.5″ LCD with Live View shooting
* Ultra-compact and lightweight body
* Compatible with SD and SDHC memory cards

 

Globe Telecom and Apple Bring iPhone 3G to Philippines June 10, 2008

Filed under: gadget chic,Tech chic — hannaherika @ 11:20 am
Uh oh I’ve been waiting for iPhone to have a legitimate service provider and now it has partnered with Globe! This is expected to be in the Philippine coast later this year. The only main difference with this and it’s latter predecessor though is its 3G so if you can just live without 3G then you might stick to your 1st edition iPhone. For more information, check out Globe’s website.

If you ask me though, I’d still go for Sony Ericsson’s Xperia. I’m still waiting for its release in 2009 though. That’s right. I hope it won’t be too late for other competitors to realize and design a similar phone like this. I hope its perfection would be worth waiting for. For more information, visite Xperia’s mini website.

 

Destination: Dumaguete, Zamboangita and apo island June 4, 2008

Filed under: gadget chic,personal,philippines,Tech chic,travel — hannaherika @ 11:50 am


I have been here many times but I never enjoyed as much as I did now. I haven’t been blogging for 4 days since I was there on a remote island. Though with globe’s mobile internet it could be possible, I still got tired at the end of the day with all the trekking, hiking, snorkelling, diving and drinking.

With my new camera Lumix TZ5 at hand, I enjoyed being there twice as much and appreciated the scenery, flowers and the people whose smiles I have captured. My officemates are begging me to buy me a digital SLR already since I think they realized that I have a talent at photography. They were disappointed when I decided to buy a compact camera. But, by bringing the handy and portable TZ5 all along with me I could put it in my purse, take pictures quickly every time I need it. Plus, with TZ5’s intelligence auto, I don’t have to switch picture modes. It just has a mind of its own and detect wether I am taking a picture of a beautiful scenery, a macro for the flower, or a portrait. It’s point-and-shoot literally.

With my new extra portable, super light ipod shuffle – I get to listen to my favorite music without adding extra pounds to my backpack. I left my 60Gig ipod video at home because I’m a chic that travels light. That’s the reason why I didn’t buy the DSLR too. I hurt my back when I bring heavy things because of my scoliosis.

Finally, I checked my mails even when I am at the tip of a remote island. Just as long as I have a globe network signal, I could browse the internet anywhere. When there’s wi-fi I could do that too with my new p990 phone.

I just love these and I’m so happy. It made my trip more comfortable, enjoyable and convenient.

 

Gadget Chic times Three May 28, 2008

Filed under: gadget chic — hannaherika @ 3:45 pm

I am just so overwhelmed with a lot of gadgets I received this week.

First, I got this free Ipod shuffle from the Compaq Presario that I bought. Its value is relatively small to the Ipod video which I already have, but still, I’m just so happy that I have an ipod that I could carry around while communting around the city with a lighter ipod on hand. And the big plus is… it’s in my favorite color : Green!

Next, my mom doesn’t know how to navigate her new phone – the Sony Ericsson P990i. Therefore, it goes into my hands for I’m a Sony Ericsson Expert! Yes, my previous phone is the P900 so I know how to navigate through the P990i in seconds, even if the software used in P990i is way different and more user-friendly than the P900. What I’m so happy about is that it has 3G and it’s wi-fi ready!

And the best part of the week is, I got my pre-ordered Panasonic Lumix TZ5! This one is not free and I really worked hard for this but it’s a bargain! It costs around Php 26,999 in the market here in Makati but I got it only for Php 17,700! So, all in all, I got the value for my money. TZ5 has been reviewed by dpreview and is highly recommended!

Im a gadget chic and this week I believe I’m the hottest gadget chic in town. I’m just so excited to make an entry bout these gadgets but don’t have the time yet to upload pictures and test shots for these pretty toys. I’ll be having a really busy week now and hopefully I could update posts within the week!