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DIZO GoPods: Redefining Budget TWS Earphones

If you’re looking for an excellent pair of true wireless earphones under PHP3k, Dizo GoPods should be at the top of your list.

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DIZO is the first brand to launch under Realme’s TechLife ecosystem, which is aimed at budget-conscious users with items under PHP2,000. Dizo GoPods is one of the brand’s audio devices currently on the market.

The DIZO GoPods are true wireless earbuds in the style of Apple’s original AirPods, with a bulb that stays in your ear and a stem that protrudes from it. The kit includes three pairs of silicone ear tips, USB-C charging (no wireless charging), a pill box-style cover, and active noise cancellation. The features are particularly impressive given the price; the DIZO GoPods are available for only PHP2,599,

In fact, the DIZO GoPods are actually rebranded Realme Buds Air 2. The price and core design of these two earphones are identical. However, there are several things in the Dizo GoPods that feel new and make them interesting to check out. Let’s find out about this review.

What’s in the Box

  • DIZO GoPods
  • Type-C Charging Cable
  • User Guide & Warranty Card
  • Earbud Silicone Tips (L/M/S)

Design and Controls

The DIZO GoPods come in the same cobble-shaped charging case. The paint job and general polish make it feel a little more premium this time. Smoky Grey and Creme White are the two color options for the GoPods.

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We received the latter for testing and were rather pleased with its design. The charging case is designed like cobblestone and is flat and will go inside pockets without protruding quite so much. The casing is glossy and fingerprints aren’t visible on the white case.

The USB Type C charging connector is located at the bottom of the device. Unfortunately, there’s no wireless charging for the case, which is understandable considering the price. The two IPX5 water-resistant GoPods earbuds are magnetically linked within the case when it is opened. The slim charging case is lightweight and easy to carry along. You could easily take these buds on the go.

The GoPods are simple to control. Within the app, you can also change the controls. On both ears, you can customize the double-tap, triple-tap, and touch-and-hold actions. However, there is no tap gesture for volume controls, which is a huge disappointment. The app also allows users to operate the equalizers, check battery levels, and update the firmware.

Comfort and Fit

DIZO offers three sets of silicone ear tips for users to choose from in terms of comfort and fit. The earbuds offer a tight, secure fit that keeps them in place even during strenuous activities like walking and jogging. They are quite comfy. In fact, it’s one of the most ergonomic TWS earbuds I’ve ever used at this price point.

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It feels so light in my ears that I sometimes forget I’m wearing them. You can go on a run or ride a bike without fear of them sliding off. The buds are also IPX5-certified, so they should keep you dry when you’re working out.

Performance

A 10mm Hi-Fi driver powers the DIZO GoPods, which also have a huge dynamic coil and a DLC diaphragm. They even have the R2 chip and Bluetooth 5.2 built-in. Even without the volume enhancer, the buds are extremely loud, and we kept them at roughly 50–60% volume at all times.

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The powerful hardware makes for an extremely enjoyable music listening experience. The large drivers deliver powerful audio, and the effective ANC does an excellent job of eliminating some background noise.

Many people will love the punchy and vibrant bass response of the Dizo GoPods, but the bass lacks some refinement.


We put it to the test by performing Justin Beiber’s “Ghost“, a 2021 pop song that has gone viral on TikTok. It’s a mixture of upbeat synths and a classic house rhythm. The bass is powerful and vibrant, which we like, but could have been better. The treble quality is great for its price point. The mid-range, on the other hand, is well-produced, with instruments and vocals sounding crystal clear.

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DIZO GoPods with Nokia P3600 and Nokia E3511

In comparison to other inexpensive earphones, the GoPods earbuds feature a larger soundstage.

Active Noise Cancellation

Although the ANC performance of these buds does not match that of the expensive TWS earbuds, they do perform admirably in specific situations. A Transparency Mode is also available, and it does a good job.

Microphone and Call Quality

Moving on to the microphone, its performance is a bit unimpressive. On calls, the voice sent via the in-built microphone is slightly distorted, and there is some echo as well. In terms of call quality, I experienced no issues at all. The voice quality is excellent, even near a fan with plenty of wind noise had no effect on the receiver. It’s very clear.

Game Mode

When watching films or playing games, there is some latency, but you may greatly reduce it by using the Realme Link app’s Game Mode. When this mode is enabled, Reame claims that latency can be as low as 88 milliseconds.

Battery Life

The battery life is very decent, with up to 4 hours of listening at 50% volume with noise cancellation turned on and up to 5 hours at 50% volume with noise cancellation turned off.

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With ANC turned off, the DIZO GoPods’ battery life is rated at 25 hours with both buds and a charging case. The charging case gave the buds an extra 4–5 charges, which is a good deal considering its price.

Fortunately, the buds also feature Fast Charging, which gives users around 2 hours of playtime after just 10 minutes of charging.

Should you buy the DIZO GoPods?

We’ve moved from the costly earbuds that sell for between PHP5,000 and PHP10,000 to a true wireless experience with ANC. The DIZO GoPods is certainly a bang for the buck TWS earphones under PHP3,000.

The DIZO GoPods reveal that superiority in terms of quality and features is not always driven by price. It has a sleek design, Active Noise Cancellation, a long battery life, crystal clear call quality, and a useful app to activate other features.

The DIZO GoPods come in Smoky Grey and Creme White color options. It is available for only PHP2,599 at DIZO Flagship Stores via Shopee and Lazada.

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DIZO GoPods Key Specifications

  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • 10mm Hi-Fi Bass Boost Driver
  • 25hrs Total Playback
  • Intelligent Chip
  • Transparency Mode
  • 88ms Super Low Latency
  • Dual Mic Noise Cancellation for Calls
  • Trendsetting Design (Gemstone Design & Electroplating)
  • Intelligent Touch Controls
  • Instant Auto Connection (Google Fast Pair)
  • Smart Wear Detection
  • IPX5 Water Resistant
  • realme Link App with 3 EQ Presets

DIZO GoPods Review

RV Cuarto

Design and Build Quality
Performance and Sound
Battery Life
User Experience

Summary

The DIZO GoPods reveal that superiority in terms of quality and features is not always driven by price. It has a sleek design, Active Noise Cancellation, a long battery life, crystal clear call quality, and a useful app to activate other features, for only PHP2,599.

3.9

RV Cuarto is the founder and editor-in-chief of EveryTechEver, a startup team of writers and researchers. He started in tech journalism in the early days of 2012 as the founder of the successful tech site Nokia Revolution. His belt of experience spans across the industry, from consumer electronics, data operations, and cloud computing, with several brands including Dell, Nokia, Realme, and Huawei. He is also an HIV advocate and a public speaker. He spends his free time singing, playing mobile games, and experimenting with new recipes in his kitchen. Follow him on Tiktok.

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Vivo T1 5G: Unboxing and First Impressions

Is the Vivo T1 5G the right phone for you? Let’s take a quick look at our first impressions. 

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Vivo’s new T-series smartphones are directly aimed at Gen Z. Such shoppers, according to Vivo, seek well-designed items with good features for the price. The Vivo T1 5G is the first smartphone in this new series that offers a sleek new style. It also has a massive 64-megapixel triple camera setup, a 90Hz refresh rate display, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778 5G chipset.

vivo t1 5g

So, is the Vivo T1 5G the right phone for you? Let’s take a quick look at our first impressions. 

Unboxing time!

First, let’s look at the box. The phone arrives with a charger and a decent back case in a package. This ensures you won’t have to shell out extra cash for a phone case. The Vivo T15G is available in two colors: Turbo Black and Turbo Cyan.

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It’s a fairly standard unboxing experience when you first open the Vivo T1 5G. There’s a cardboard box with the silicone casing and a user guide. The charging brick, charging cord, and SIM ejector tool are all located beneath the device. 

Design and Build

The Vivo T1 5G comes with a 6.58-inch full-HD+ IPS LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The phone weighs 187g and is 8.25mm thick. It also has a dewdrop notch on top with a 16-megapixel camera, a hefty chin on the bottom, and narrow bezels on both sides of the screen. Interestingly, the camera island on the phone is reminiscent of the triple camera design on the Huawei P50.

vivo t1 5g

The Vivo T1 5G has a plastic body, but it looks attractive with a gleaming black finish. The phone’s smooth matte back texture and curved corners make it easy to handle.

Under the hood

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778 5G, Qualcomm’s mid-range chipset with integrated 5G and designed for mobile gaming, powers the Vivo T1 5G. Vivo has also included a virtual RAM function that allows you to use a portion of the phone’s storage as extra RAM. Depending on the model, this can range from 1GB to 4GB.

The Vivo T1 5G should be able to play Call of Duty Mobile or Genshin Impact in high settings. However, we will still have to park this one as we fully test the phone in our full review.

So far, the phone feels smooth and fluid as I navigate the UI and switch between apps. I appreciate how FunTouch OS 12 is implemented here because it appears more like the stock Android UI. It’s a lot easier to use and much cleaner. 

Camera

On the back, the phone has a triple camera configuration with a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. A 16-megapixel front camera is available for selfies. 

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In our initial shots, the 64-megapixel primary camera takes photos in daylight with ease. It captures fine details and has a decent dynamic range. We also tried taking shots at night, and we are pleased with the photos it produced. The f/1.79 aperture delivers plenty of details and, combined with its Super Night Mode feature, denoises photos while adding more light to nighttime shots. 

Here are some shots were taken by the Vivo T1 5G:

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Initial Impressions

Vivo attempted to improve performance by including a high-refresh-rate display, additional cameras, and a large battery. As a result, the Vivo T1 5G is an all-around mid-range smartphone designed for Gen Z and gamers.

vivo t1 5g

However, the Vivo T1 may have been superior in some areas if it had opted for a punch-hole display and a 120hz refresh rate. So, should you go with the Vivo T1 5G or one of the other alternatives? We’ll get to that in our full review, which will be out soon. 

You can also watch our unboxing video here:

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vivo T1 5GKey Specifications
Display6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED, 90Hz
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
RAM8GB
Storage128GB
Rear Camera64MP main
8MP ultra-wide
2MP focus
Front Camera16MP
Battery4700mAh
66W Flash Charge
ColorsTurbo Black
Turbo Cyan
PricePHP 16,999

The Vivo T1 5G is currently selling at P16,999 locally at Vivo’s flagship stores online via Shopee and Lazada and authorized retailers nationwide.

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Peculiar Eyewear HUGO Anti-radiation Eyewear Review

Keep your eyes protected with trendy specs from Peculiar Eyewear for as low as Php 189 only at Shopee’s 6.6 Mid-Year Sale!

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If you spend all day in front of a computer, your eyes may become tired, dry, or itchy. Gazing at a screen for long periods of time can harm your eyes. You might be concerned that you’re forever damaging your eyes, or you might be unsure how to cope with the discomfort. If your task requires extensive computer use, you may notice eye issues. A study suggests at least 50% of those who spend time in front of a computer suffer from eye issues.

Peculiar Eyewear HUGO

Blue light affects eyesight

Digital eye strain can be caused by blue light from computer screens and other digital gadgets, which reduces contrast. Eye strain might be caused by fatigue, dry eyes, poor lighting, or how you sit in front of the computer. Sore or irritated eyes, as well as difficulties focusing, are signs of eyestrain.

According to research, long-term exposure to blue light may cause retinal cell damage.

As a content creator, I’ve been doing my stuff every day in front of my computer and smartphone. And this led me to develop dry eye syndrome and frequent migraines. As little as I know, the lack of anti-radiation computer eyewear contributes a lot to this aspect.

Get protected with UV400 Protection and BlueLight Blocking Technology certification

I tried a number of methods to address my persistent eye irritation, including eye drops and eye creams that are wholly pricey and consumable. Then I found Peculiar Eyewear’s HUGO Anti-Radiation Glasses on Shopee and it revolutionized my everyday grind. 

Peculiar Eyewear HUGO
Peculiar Eyewear Bluelight Anti-radiation


I’ve started using Peculiar Eyewear HUGO Anti-Radiation Glasses for about two weeks now, and they work so well. I usually sit in front of my laptop and a big monitor for about 12 hours, excluding my mobile phone usage. And I am satisfied with the comfort these glasses have given me. The glasses literally block our devices from emitting blue light. Hence, it protects our eyes from extended periods of gadget use. 

Here are some of the features :

  • Anti-radiation SafeShield UV400
  • BlueShield for protection against harmful Blue Light
  • Color Changing Lens for 3x protection – allows you to switch from clear to dark in seconds

For prolonged screen time, I highly recommend Peculiar Eyewear HUGO Anti-Radiation Glasses. It is endorsed by a number of influencers, bloggers, and celebrities, including Carla Abellana. It’s also been named the most popular and reliable computer eyewear at the Southeast Asia International Awards.

Peculiar Eyewear HUGO

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I purchase all of my eye and eye care products exclusively from Shopee. Only Shopee makes online buying a more sulit and rewarding experience. The Peculiar Eyewear’s HUGO Anti-Radiation Glasses are truly perfect for students, work-from-home professionals, content creators, and gamers!

So what are you waiting for? Get Peculiar Eyewear’s trendy specs for as low as Php 189 on Shopee’s 6.6 Mid-Year Sale!

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Anker PowerPort III Review: The Only Charger You Need

Truly live more when you charge fast!

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In our current generation where charging bricks are starting to get out from mobile device boxes, it has become more relevant to look up the best chargers on the market.

Anker, among others, is one of the leading global brands in charging technology. Their products include wireless charging, car charging, power banks, and wall chargers. 

Portable and wall chargers are the best-selling products of Anker. They term their Charging adaptor product line as PowerPort, with their most recent release, the PowerPort III. This 3rd iteration of the said product line by Anker is its latest fast charger offering with a whooping 65W Power output.

Anker PowerPort III

What’s in the box?

Unboxing the Anker PowerPort III, you’ll find the charging brick immediately. No other accessory is included. The charger is quite heavy at 132 grams. The exterior is made out of plastic with a matte finish on the side and a glossy finish on the back where you will find its single USB-C slot.

Design and Features

Great Power that fits in your pocket

The Anker PowerPort III is a powerful wall charger, that boasts a massive 65W output, that can charge smartphones as well as laptops. Slightly bigger than those usually included in out-of-the-box phone chargers, the PowerPort III is still compact at 6.8 x 3.0 x 4.5cm. I personally find it very useful that I could leave my bulky laptop charger at home and treat my laptop like a smartphone when charging using this PowerPort.

Anker PowerPort III

Anker is also revolutionizing the way its charging technology is constructed. They call this the MiniFuel, in which by incorporating a unique stacked design, they have been able to reduce the overall size or footprint of the charger while boosting both efficiency and heat dissipation.

The best charger for a traveler

The PowerPort III has become an easy favorite accessory for me, especially since I bring different gadgets when I go out. It serves as my universal charger. It is good for charging laptops, smartphones, power banks, and wearables. It eliminates the need of bringing multiple chargers for every device. 

Performance

The PowerPort III is equipped with Anker’s exclusive PowerIQ 3.0, making optimized charging virtually to any device. 

Anker PowerPort III

The phone I am using is a Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, which has up to 45W fast charging capability. It is a delight for me to use the PowerPort III as it activates Super Fast Charging 2.0, which can fully charge my device from empty for only 1.5hrs. It is around an hr faster than the regular 25W charger provided in the box.

Aside from my smartphone, I’ve also started using the PowerPort III for my Dell E5320 laptop. Having to leave my default and bulky laptop charger at home is the best thing the Anker PowerPort III has done — while charging it similarly to the bundled 65W power adaptor.

Should you buy the Anker PowerPort III

The course of phone makers to remove chargers as default accessories is really a big frustration. It is not really okay to spend more to get what you can get free before. But since this has become the new reality, adapting is the only key.

Back Portion of the PowerPort III where the single USB-C port is located

Looking for the best option out there can be the only way to get rid of the frustration — and getting the Anker PowerPort III does the job. It is an easy decision to choose as it is one of the best charger adapters on the market. Paying for the extra thousand Pesos does not only give you a reliable fast charger for your smartphone but also for laptops and tablets. It is a reliable charger for all, making a step forward for a simpler life with electronics

What I did not like about the Anker PowerPort III is that it only has a single USB-C port, which means you cannot use the adaptor for multiple and simultaneous charging. Also, in the box, you would only find the charger itself, no other accessories whatsoever. It would be a very nice addition to have a bundled cord that is also compatible with fast charging. In my case, I’m using the fast charging cable bundled from my Galaxy Phone. If these are not major letdowns for you, the PowerPort III is an excellent buy.

Pricing and Availability

The Anker Powerport III is available online on Soundcore Official Store on Lazada for only 2,551.00Php. At this time, you can grab it at a discounted price, 1,499.00.Php, for a limited time. Every purchase of the PowerPort thru Lazada comes with a welcome guide, worry-free 18-month warranty, and friendly customer service.

Anker PowerPort III Review

TJ Amparo

Design and Built
Performance
Value

Summary

Looking for the best option out there can be the only way to get rid of the frustration — and getting the Anker PowerPort III does the job. It is an easy decision to choose as it is one of the best charger adapters on the market. Paying for the extra thousand Pesos does not only give you a reliable fast charger for your smartphone but also for laptops and tablets. It is a reliable charger for all, making a step forward for a simpler life with electronics. 

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