Unboxed | Huawei Honor 6 and Initial Impressions

Huawei Honor 6 box

I’ve been long familiar with Huawei devices for quite a while now but more in line with their connectivity devices like pocket wifi, routers and usb dongles/wingles. It’s just so timely my old phone drowned and I was offered to review one of Huawei’s recent releases, the Honor 6. The Huawei Honor 6 is pretty interesting offering. At first look, people may be quick to judge that it’s a Chinese iPhone-copycat but it’s a highly capable smartphone with pretty impressive hardware in an affordable package. Let’s take a close look at the key features.

Photography Talk 101 for Eagle Creek: Inspired by Travel

Travel Photography 101

Eagle Creek is celebrating its 40th Anniversary of Inspiring people to Travel with their tough and efficient travel gear from backpacks, luggage, packing cubes and other travel accessories. As part of Eagle Creek Philippines celebration, they have weekly activities for their “Eagle Creek Travel Educational Campaign”. I was tapped to speak for their “Travel Photography 101” session which was held last week at ROX, BGC. I am in the midst of a project in El Nido Palawan and it was timely I was in Manila for a week and was available to do this talk. We had an overwhelming response of more than 80 people reserving their slot for the session. As expected since it was a weekday and a challenge to go to the venue with the traffic, more than half of the sign ups attended. Thank you very much to the people who attended as I enjoyed that little talk. There’s also a post-event contest happening for attendees. Read further for details.

Field Test Review | Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10

The second generation Lenevo Yoga Tablet

The tablet market is heavily saturated that it’s a hard choice for any consumers on getting one. They are starting to look the same. That’s why I kinda like the idea of Lenovo Yoga Tablets as they have innovative concepts that stands out from the many tablet choices. Recently Lenovo launched their second generation of Yoga Tablets and I got a chance to field test their Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10 HD+. The versatile Yoga tablets welcomed another mode in the hang mode with beefed up hardware and specs.

Express Review | The Nikon D750 Field Test in Tacloban

The McArthur Landing Site in Tacloban taken with the Nikon D750

I have this misconception that Full-frame cameras are humongous DSLR monsters where one have to take an extra effort to bring it to trips. I was recently asked to test out the latest of the Nikon DSLR FX-format, the Nikon D750. I was pretty surprised by how light it was basing it on the body itself. I’ve been using the DX-format Nikon D7100 for a couple of months already and I actually found the D750 slightly lighter and much solid in construction. That is until I fitted the camera with the Nikon 24–140mm f4 lens which is the standard kit. I had a scheduled trip to Tacloban and I thought it was the perfect time to try the camera.

The PTAA 22nd Travel Tour Expo 2015 : Travel Agents are Still In!

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In the age of independent and do-it-yourself travelers, are travel agents still relevant at this time? I’d like to think so yes. I’m an independent traveler but I find value with using travel agents too when the need arise. Here are some reasons why it is smarter to use Travel Agents at times and visit the upcoming PTAA 22nd Travel Tour Expo 2015.

Gear | Miggo Strap and Wrap: Innovative Camera Strap

My Miggo Strap wrapped around my OM-D

One thing I often do when I buy a new camera, particularly DSLRs or Mirrorless, is ditch its bundled neck strap. Never really fond of those thin, branded straps that often feels tight and cuts through the neck. I don’t use them and they are much often kept in the box as I prefer to use my 3rd party camera straps. In buying a camera strap, most of the time my main concern is comfort and durability. Then there was Miggo Strap and Wrap. I got a chance to test out this Kickstarter-funded project by the some of the people behind the designs of the highly-popular Kata bags and camera accessories. I’m a fan of Kata products as I’ve used them before so I was interested in what they have worked on as they got independent from the company.

Bags | Eagle Creek Travel Bug Mini Backpack RFID

Using the Eagle Creek Travel Bug Mini to a waterfall hike

It’s a little bag that holds the essentials. When I say little I mean little. The Eagle Creek Travel Bug Mini is really like a bug, it is smaller than I anticipated but big on pockets, organization and security features. Here’s my in-depth look of this handy bag from Eagle Creek if you are in the market for a small travel bag.