19 January 2021

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G [My Experience Coming From a Samsung Flagship To A Xiaomi Mid-Range Phone]

The combination of the Lazada 12.12 sale and my wife's Samsung Galaxy Note 8's screen going crazy was perfect timing for me to upgrade to a 5G phone. I've been using my Galaxy Note 10 for about a year so I'll give that to the wife and now I'll be using the Xiaomi Redmi 10x 5G.

13 December 2020

Cheap Antennas for your Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi

In my earlier post I tried some popular cheap antennas on the Boosteven R281 modem but unfortunately, all of them are incompatible with the modem. However, these antennas are working fine with my Globe CAT7 modem and now we'll see how each one performs and if they are worth your time and money.

04 December 2020

FREE Local And International Channels On Any Android Device [Smartphone/Smart TV] with Swiftstreamz]

A few months ago I made a video on how to get free cable channels on any android device through the Live NetTV app. The app has a lot of channel selections but I noticed that Philippine channels would often be incomplete. I found an alternative to Live NetTV and I'll show you the step by step procedure on how to install Swiftstreamz to access both local and international channels for free.

03 December 2020

Are Cheap Antennas Compatible With The Boost Even CAT6 R281 Modem?

In our quest for faster and more stable internet, more and more people are inquiring about putting external antennas to prepaid wifi modems. My assumption is that unless you put an outdoor antenna like a MIMO antenna or a YAGI antenna, the internal antenna of the modem would perform more or less the same as the cheap external antennas you can buy online. I'll try 4 different cheap antennas on the PLDT Boosteven CAT6 R281 modem to see how well they perform or if they even are compatible.

28 November 2020

Brownout Gadgets

The recent typhoons brought with it hours of no electricity. Everytime we experience a power outage we always wish we had some gadgets to get us by. We'll check out three items that can be really helpful during emergencies.

10 November 2020

All About Speedtests [Different Servers, Different Results?]

As quarantine continues and online classes and work from home is the new normal, a reliable internet connection is critical. One of the ways of checking if your connection is good is through speedtests.

In Youtube, you cannot see a video about WiFis without these speedtests. Everyone wants to check if Globe or Smart is the fastest, everyone wants to know which router is the fastest. You'll never run out of speedtests comparison videos in Youtube! 

On speedtests videos you'll always see some comments alleging dishonest speedtests only because of the server used. Most are assuming that if you are testing the speed of a PLDT modem then your server should be PLDT or Smart. If your speedtest server is Globe then maybe they are assuming that Globe can manipulate the test and somehow give slower speeds.

Let's put that to the test: So with my Greenpacket D2K modem, what I did is to check different servers to see the differences in the speed.

31 October 2020

The New GOMO Sim Card - GOMO or NO GO? [Unboxing, Speedtest, and Review]

Recently I've been seeing a lot of ads of GOMO, a new telecommunications company that promises awesome things! Some believe that GOMO is a game-changer so let's see if it's a GOMO or a NO GO.

28 October 2020

The New PLDT Home LTE-Advanced Prepaid WiFis - Where To Buy and Which One To Choose

If you are planning to buy a pldt prepaid wifi then read on! There are currently 3 available variants of the new PLDT Home Prepaid Wifi LTE Advanced and it might be confusing picking between the three. 

25 October 2020

PLDT Home WiFi Prepaid - Advance CAT6 Boost Even R281

The most significant difference of the Boosteven CAT6 vs the other PLDT LTE Advance models is the presence of an external antenna port. This is crucial for areas where the smart LTE signal is weak. I already saw someone online installing a DIY external antenna on the Evoluzn CAT6 but let's face it, not everyone has the time and has the knowhow to do this. For the boosteven however, not all external antennas are compatible.