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August 8, 2015

Sony Smart B-Trainer: A Runner’s Multitasking Go-To Gadget

Never heard of Sony’s Smart B-Trainer before? I know what you’re thinking: It’s just another one of those expensive, wearable running gadgets.

Okay, it is an expensive, wearable running gadget. However, it’s so much more.

Smart B-TrainerIf the Smart B-Trainer wasn’t awesome, it wouldn’t make it to our website, would it now?

Of course, don’t just take my word for it. Allow me to tell you a little bit more about the Sony Smart B-Trainer.


Smart B-Trainer: Four things you ought to know

Getting to know a new gadget can be frustrating. You go to the store and you think you know what you’re looking at, only for you to realize once you get home that you still don’t understand what it’s really about.

Funny how a smart gadget can make you feel stupid! I know the feeling.

Here are four things I do understand about the little complex techie invention that is the Smart B-Trainer. If you like running, get ready to fall in love.


1. It’s smarter than your music player

smart gadget for runners

Have you ever heard of a music player that speeds up if you’re moving too slow, just to get you to move faster? Yeah, me neither – until I saw the Smart B-Trainer in action.

August 6, 2015

Philips Airfryer: Is It Worth the Cost?

Yes, the Philips Airfryer is quite fancy. But would I spend my moolah on it?

It's a question I had to ask myself because frankly, I'm not about to dish out PhP14,000 for any kitchen appliance. With my humble writer’s wages, I can't afford it!

But when you want to save money, you're going to have to do smarter than just look at the tag price.

If you use the Philips Airfryer in lieu of a stove for cooking, how much will you save on electricity? How much will you save on meds for diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and weight loss because you're finally eating healthy, homemade food that didn't swim and meet its untimely kitchen demise in cooking oil?

Philips-AirfryerSee how small it is?
Imagine your kitchen with just this.
No bulky stove, oven toaster, or microwave.

“The digital quick-clean airfryer costs PhP15,995. It's quick-clean because it has a non-stick surface,” shared Reah Ronsayro, Philips Home Living business development manager. “The manual airfryer costs PhP13,995.”

Before you roll your eyes and resign to sticking with your low-tech, oil-guzzling frying pans, take note: With the Philips Airfryer, you spend just a third of the time it takes you to cook the old-fashioned way.

Reah Ronsayro“Using the Philips Airfryer costs just PhP19 per hour’s worth of electricity.”
– Reah Ronsayro of Philips


Deep-fry to Air-fry: Ready to Make the Big Switch?

Just in case you're as much of a tightwad as I am, here's more good news: you can get the Philips Airfryer for as much as 40 percent off! “The Big Switch promo allows you to swap any turbo broiler, deep fryer, or frying pan set – working or not, and of any brand – for a black manual Philips Airfryer at 30 percent off. If you want to swap for the white manual airfryer, you get a bigger discount of 40 percent.”

Philippine Telemedicine: Will Pinoys Benefit?

Are you one of the many Filipinos who will benefit from affordable and accessible telemedicine? It’s a leading question, I know, but it’s one I have to ask. I once asked what people might be willing to do with PhP150 and I could almost swear nobody would be willing to invest it on health.

I hope I’m wrong. After all, Pinoys may benefit from investing in health services, such as the one offered by Konsulta MD. But will they? Really?

3 Filipinos who may benefit from Konsulta MD

Let’s get to know three Pinoys who have something to gain by dialing a call-a-doctor hotline – for all you know, you might be one of them.


Pinoy #1:
The overworked single parent who sacrifices his own health for his children

overworked parentYep, we hear that often enough. Parents want the best for their kids, which is why they put their children’s’ welfare ahead of theirs.

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