89 DAYS TO GO. Electronic gadgets, like smartphones and tablets, have become a necessity than a luxury nowadays.
One lady who realized this is Kapamilya actress Jessy Mendiola, who confessed in an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that she's not at all a techie.
But today, she finds herself endorsing a product that deserves a spot in your Christmas shopping list.
“Ito yung Skyworth tablet,” she mused proudly on October 4, during a photo shoot at a studio in Makati.
“Very user friendly siya. Hindi siya mahirap gamitin katulad ng ibang gadgets na parang ang hirap i-touch or ma-access.
“At saka, ano siya, handy. Pwede mo siyang dalhin kahit nagte-treadmill ka o kaya tumatakbo ka or nag-e-elliptical.
"Nandiyan lang siya, pwede kang manood ng Maria Mercedes,” she beamed.
The S91 tablet (Php 6,995) is by a Chinese brand called Skyworth. The label is said to have captured a lot of Asian users and is now beginning to gain ground in the Philippines.
Unlike other tablets in the market, Jessy finds this one more user-friendly than others.
"Kasi ako, to be honest, I was kinda not into gadgets before.
"But now, look, I mean, here di ba, one click lang. Parang ang dali-dali, di kagaya ng ibang tablet," she said while demonstrating the product's easy-touch feature.
"It’s a good gift for Christmas.
"Para kanino? Kahit kanino! I mean, it’s good for anyone naman, e.
"Pwede siya sa kids, kasi may games naman, di ba?
"Pwede din siya sa active na tao, like me, kasi kunwari kapag nagwo-workout, gusto nilang may pinapanood sila.
"Meron nga akong nakita sa gym, e, meron siyang dala-dalang tablet.
"Andiyan lang siya, tapos ina-annouce nung tablet, I mean nasa video sa tablet, kung ano iyong workout na pwede niyang gawin.
"I think it’s really nice na portable siya, and pwede mo siyang gamitin kung saan-saan, and pwede mo siyang ipasok sa bag mo.
"So, definitely, pwede siya sa active na tao or pwede rin sa hindi active na tao.
"Like, kunwari, you can just sit anywhere and use it, so parang it’s just so easy to use na kahit sino pwedeng gumamit, bata man or matanda."
For Instagram fanatics like Jessy, one can definitely appreciate the built-in 2-megapixel rear-mounted and VGA front cameras; as well as 8-GB to 32-GB storage capacity.
Fans of Jessy will be excited to know that it comes with a special case that's reminiscent of the Kapamilya star.
"Everytime you buy one, you’re going to get a free Maria Mercedes case.
"It’s a personalized red case with Maria Mercedes written as a logo, so I think it’s a cute collabration, di ba?
"I mean, minsan lang mangyari iyong... that a big brand would collaborate with a show.
"And I really want it to be iconic, because Maria Mercedes is iconic.
"Noong hindi pa kami nag-a-air, whenever I walk sa malls or whnever I pass by people, they don’t call me Jessy anymore, e. They call me Maria Mercedes.
"And a lot of people are sending links sa Youtube, sa Instagram videos, na they’re dancing to the theme song.
"So, di ba, kung ganoon na ka-iconic, gusto ko iconic din iyong case.
"O, di ba, feeling Maria Mercedes ka na rin pag bumili ka nung case?" Jessy ended with a smile.
The Skyworth S91 tablet is available at leading tech and gadgets shops nationwide.