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7 New Gadgets To Spend Your 13th Month Pay On

See the latest gadgets you can get for yourself!

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | November 13, 2019
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Looking for a gift for yourself? These gadgets might be worth the splurge.

Ask any working adult what they look forward to during the end of the year, and you’re sure to get ‘13th month pay’ as the reverberating answer. Getting non-taxed cash equivalent to your basic pay is definitely the perfect signal to treat yourself after months of working hard. So why not go big? This holiday, gift yourself one of the new gadgets this 2019 that are now out in the market! These much-anticipated electronics are definitely something you should consider. Read on and check out seven new gadgets this 2019 that you can use for work and play.

2. Redmi Note 8 Pro

Where to buy: Mi authorized stores and online at Lazada
64GB - PhP11,490
128GB - PhP12,990

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The Redmi Note 8 has 91.4% screen-to-body ratio.

Image: Mi Website

If you’re looking for a new cell phone that is both affordable and effective, the Redmi Note 8 is one worthy of investment. With an impressive 64MP quad camera (four cameras) and a 20MP selfie camera, you’re sure to have high quality photos. This phone is also good for gamers who want long-time gameplay since it is equipped with a 4,500-miliampere (mAh) battery that can last up to 10 hours. Despite the long use, overheating isn’t an issue since the phone has a liquid cooling system which also helps in running games smoothly. Other features of the Redmi Note 8 include a 6GB RAM, 2 hours charging time, and a dust- and waterproof body.

3. Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II

Where to buy: Canon outlets
Price: PhP54,998

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The G5 X Mark II has a shooting speed of 20 frames per second.

Image: Canon PH Facebook Page

Four years after the release of the G5 X, Canon has finally released the G5 X Mark II. Compared to its predecessor, the G5 X Mark II is designed with an electronic popup viewfinder. Amateur and professional photographers can also find the touch-sensitive LCD screen and inbuilt Wi-Fi and bluetooth features useful. The camera can also net you high-quality video recordings in 4K video format with 1080 pixels and 120 frames per second. The model also features an optical zoom that ranges between 24mm to 120mm, and it has a longer zoom lens compared to G7 X Mark III, one of Canon’s popular compact cameras.

4. Nintendo Switch Lite

Where to buy: Datablitz stores
Price: PhP11,995

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The Switch Lite is available in three cute colors: gray, yellow, turquoise.

Image: Nintendo Switch Facebook Page

The Nintendo Switch, which was released in 2017, is a console with three gameplay modes: TV Mode, Tabletop Mode, or Handheld Mode. The latest gadget under this line is the Nintendo Switch Lite, which is ideal for on-the-go gamers who want to play anytime and anywhere. The Switch Lite is easy to carry since it is compact and lightweight. Along with its sleek look, the device is also equipped with built-in controllers, eliminating the need for external ones.

5. Koala Fuzion Smartwatch

Where to buy: Koala PH online
Price: PhP5,790


The watch has a long battery life that can last for five days when on stand-by and two to three days when used.

Image: Koala Website

Smart watches are convenient if you have too many things on your plate and you want something that can track and organize your daily needs. The water-resistant Koala Fuzion Smartwatch, for one, features a call and SMS function. Using the voice command, you can also answer calls and text messages hands-free. You can use the personal virtual assistant to do tasks for you such as making calls, setting reminders, and voice queries.

The watch also tracks your steps and calorie intake and calculates your speed and mileage. Health-conscious folks would be glad to know that the smartwatch includes heart rate monitor, sleep detection, sedentary reminder, and drink water reminder functions. Other features include an anti-loss alarm, task reminder, and alarm clock. The watch also has six stylish face designs that can match any outfit.

6. GoPro Hero 8

Price: PhP23,990

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The camera includes a live burst function that captures 1.5 seconds.

Image: GoPro Website

For the outdoorsy folks, you can record your moments in clear detail with GoPro’s Hero 8. The camera captures action smoothly and stably with a high-quality 4k video resolution. Framing shots also are easier with its flip-up screen and four digital lenses: narrow, distortion-free, wide, and superview. The background sound would also be clear since the camera includes three mics that can capture high-fidelity audio. Swimmers can also bring the camera to any body of water since the GoPro Hero 8 is waterproof. Night mode is also available for late night videos.

7. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

Price: PhP47,990


The tablet can also be attached to a portable keyboard.

Image: Samsung Website

Creative folks who are into digital arts or graphic design can take their work and ideas everywhere with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. The tablet provides a great way to expand your art skills, and it can be used for both work and play. It includes an S Pen stylus, which can be used for precise sketches or writing. The stylus is magnetically attached to the rear side and has an adjustable pressure sensitivity. Multitasking is also easier with the tablet’s split screen feature. The tablet also comes with a dual camera with 13MP for the rear and 5MP for the front. There are two sizes for memory and storage: 6GB memory and 128GB storage or 8GB memory and 256GB storage.

Still having second thoughts about buying tech gadgets? Remember that you worked hard, and you deserve whatever latest gadget you get for yourself. You earned it, so go get it!

Make sure to visit Yoorekka to learn and find out the newest and trending gadgets around!

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About Denisse Shawntel Tan
Denisse Tan is currently a work in progress: she’s an aspiring writer, artist, and fashion designer! She’s trying to figure out how to manage her time in achieving all of her goals while also taking in life as humanly possible. Aside from art, she’s a big fan of the color pink, disco music, Bratz dolls, and Genshin Impact. By age 35, she plans to travel to New York City 🗽.
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