Beyond The Box has made an impression to me this past year. Their fast service and friendly staff are enough reasons for me to keep visiting them for all my techie needs. From case and gadget protectors, to external hard drive and even photography lessons, their branding pretty much speaks for themselves – Beyond The Box.
2015 has been really great for Digits Trading, the leading gadgets and lifestyle product distributor in the Philippines and also the company behind retail shops Beyond The Box and sibling shop, Digital Walker. As both retail stores expanded in the past year and have gained following and recognition in different social media sites.
To close the year right, Digits Trading unveiled its “Best of 2015”, a list featuring the coolest and most popular technology accessories of the year. Innovative product features and strong customer demand in the company-owned stores – Beyond The Box and Digital Walker, as well as partner stores around the country – made these products the best-sellers in their respective categories.
The products included in the Best of 2015 list are ready for consumers looking to stock up on Christmas gifts for their loved ones. They can look for them at Beyond The Box and Digital Walker branches nationwide.
The unveiling happened last week at Hole In The Wall, in Century City Mall. Media and everyone who are friends and fans of Digits Trading gathered over good food (my pick was my fave, Bad Bird) and great tech accessories.
The event was made even more fun with Bogart The Explorer. He made me laugh hard the entire time with his genuine Australian accent. I swear, I couldn’t stop laughing (as seen on my snaps that day) that I barely had enough room for dessert, but still my heart said to my stomach “Come on, man up and make room for dessert!” LOL. The unveiling of the best 12 tech products was accompanied by a quick Q&A and the fastest one to answer gets a chance to win one of the 12 products listed. OMG. Everyone got very competitive. I usually am a competitive person but since I couldn’t concentrate on the questions – si Bogart kasi, masyado akong aaliw, gusto ko siyang iuwi, I swear! – I didn’t bother participate and let the more competitive people in the room get it! Congratulations to everyone who won that day, Ro of Animetric included! 😉
Anyway, so here’s the Best of 2015 from Digits Trading. Choose your pick (LOL) na guuuuys, pa-wish list na yan!
Braven Balance Waterproof Speaker, P5,850
The Braven Balance is a wireless Bluetooth speaker wrapped in an IPX7 certified waterproof exterior. Designed for portability, you can toss the Balance in a bag to stream your favorite music anywhere. The Balance plays for an impressive 18 hours and features Boost Mode, to instantly surge to a full power outdoor setting, ideal for large areas. Complete with built-in speakerphone and a 4400mAh internal battery to charge your smartphone, the Braven Balance is the crossover speaker you’ve been waiting for.
Urbanears Plattan ADV wireless headphones, P4,650
Built with advanced features and sound, the Plattan ADV comes with a washable headband, detachable cord with a built-in mic and remote,
as well as the ZoundPlug for instant music sharing. Its 3D hinge adjusts to your features and its collapsible structure means you never have to leave home without it.
Coloud Hoop, P1,495
The Hoop is developed with the urban adventurer in mind. Adjust the size of the AnchorLoop to find the perfect fit and keep the sweat-resistant earpiece secured in your ear while exercising. The reflective cable makes you more visible during the late-night run, while the lightweight cable clip reduces friction noise and holds the cable in place at all times. Meanwhile, the rubber ear tip of the Hoop enables runners to be aware of the noise from the traffic surrounding them, without sacrificing the rich sound and deep bass. It is also built-in with a microphone and remote allowing you to pick up and answer calls with your headphones, as well as forward and rewind your music using the 3 Click Microphone
Marshall Kilburn, P16,950
Weighing in at a taut 3kg, the Kilburn is a lightweight piece of vintage styled engineering. The Kilburn is a compact stout-hearted hero with a well-balanced audio which boasts a clear midrange and extended highs for a sound that is both articulate and pronounced. The analog knobs allow you to fine tune the controls to your personal preferences while the guitar-influenced leather strap enables easy and stylish travel.
Bluetooth compatibility and the 3,5mm jack input means easy connectivity, while the simple amplifier styled construction with classic Marshall logo means it will look as good as it sounds. A built-in battery life of up to 20 hours means the jams will be kicking for as long as you are.
Jaybird X2 Wireless Earbuds, P8,950
The Jaybird X2 micro-sized sweat-proof sport Bluetooth buds deliver superior audio performance for music & calls rivaling the best in wired headphones. It is patented for a secure fit for ultra comfort and lets you enjoy skip-free music outdoors with its SignalPlus. Breakthrough exclusive super-capacity Battery HD technology doubles Jaybird X2’s playtime to a solid 8 hours of music and calls with complete remote controls.
Soundfreaq Sound Kick 2, P4,950
The Sound Kick 2 is Soundfreaq’s first-ever, water-resistant wireless speaker. Sound Kick 2 pumps out a powerful, full sound and is built with a passive radiator for enhanced bass. Its compact design and rounded-edges make it more travel friendly, so you can easily toss it in your backpack or carry-on.
Boostcase Gemstone Battery Case for the iPhone6 Plus and iPhone 6S Plus, P4,450
Boostcase Gemstone adds more than 60% more battery life for the iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone 6 Plus. Its innovative two-piece design includes a standalone protective case with an attachable battery sleeve so you can conveniently add power only when you need it. The Gemstone edition also features Snap Case for added drop protection and an all-clear design available in a wide range of translucent colors.
Nude Audio Super M, P4,550
Packed with 4 full-range drivers and 2 passive subwoofers, the NudeAudio Super M Bluetooth speaker astounds with rich, accurate 360-degree sound unprecedented for a speaker of its size. It is secured in a waterproof housing with a protective shockproof silicone sleeve for worry-free play.
RHA T20, P13,150
The T20 is a high performance in-ear headphone featuring revolutionary DualCoil dynamic driver technology capable of outperforming conventional drivers in levels of resolution, clarity and detail. The injection molded stainless steel housings feature a tuning filter system to adjust the sound signature, while a comfortable, noise isolating fit is ensured by patent pending, moldable over-ear hooks.
Native Union Jump, P2,250
The Jump is the world’s first 2-in-1 charging cable and portable battery booster. Plug it into your device for up to 30% extra battery power when you are on the go, or use its Lightning to USB connectors to charge from any USB power outlet. The size of a matchbox and weighing just 42g, the Jump is compact enough to take with you everywhere.
Scosche Mount Dash, P1,295
Mount your smartphone, tablet, or any other mobile device on to the headrest or dashboard of your vehicle, the wall of your home or office, or even your bike or treadmill. Its award-winning MagicMount magnetic mounting system enables you to conveniently mount your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet to many types of surfaces.
Momax Selfie Hero Pod Stick, P1,750
Capture more creative photos with the Momax Selfie Hero Pod Stick. With its Bluetooth remote control, you can take images at more diverse angles and distances. Impress your friends as you unleash your multi-angle and 720º shots with its Selfifit feature.
My favourite from the 12 products are the Urbanears Plattan Wireless Headphone, Jaybird X2 Wireless Earbuds (I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE!!!), Booestace Battery Case (I used to own one for my iPhone 5) and the Momax Selfie Hero Pod Stick. These are such practical and handy dandy accessories for my gadgets!
Tried this Coloud listening to music on Deezer powered by Smart with my spanking new iPhone 6s plus! Perfect combination!
So much fun watching you host Bogart! 😀
Watch the snap I posted on Snapchat and see how funny Bogart truly is!
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With Gian Adato, Head of Retail Marketing of Beyond The Box, ARC PR’s Krissy Cruz and fellow bloggers Shen Cala-or & Angela Nepomuceno.
Thanks so much Digits Trading for the fun “Christmas party” and round up of your 12 best tech accessories. Congratulations again for another successful year!