Attending RISE Conference in Different Hats

Thursday, August 10, 2017

It all started when I got hit by the RISE Conference FB ad several times and wondered what’s in it for me. Looked for some information and found out that it’s probably the biggest tech and startup conference in Asia to be held in Hong Kong. (PSA: The regular RISE conference fee is at least USD 1500)

I ignored it every single time it hits my newsfeed because I know there is no chance in this world that I’ll be attending such prestigious conference abroad (because of time and budget).


But on one busy Friday, an opportunity from the Blogapalooza family came up and an offer to attend RISE in Hong Kong was right in front of me. If you know me by heart, you know I grab opportunities in a heartbeat. This, in particular, isn’t something that I will allow to pass by. Tried my luck and guess what, I officially made it to the Philippine delegate to RISE!

Ladies Must-Have: An ASUS ZenPower Slim Review

Sunday, August 6, 2017

If a woman is to a little black dress (LBD), then so is the latest ASUS ZenPower Slim! I kind of squealed on the inside the moment this power bank was handed to me because of how gorgeous and sleek it is.


Here’s what inside the ASUS ZenPower Slim Box: 
* ZenPower Slim Power Bank 
* standard microUSB Cable 
* Manual and Warranty Information Form

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Believe me or not, I’ve been a fan of the ZenPower since the beginning of Power Banks. It was a no-brainer that I'll be getting a ZenPower in preparation for an upcoming out of town trip. I didn't regret getting it for Php 1000 because it saved my life many times despite the number of fumbles it received. 😊

The ASUS ZenPower Slim boasts three product features: Slim Design, Safety and Artwork

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Comparing to the other ASUS power banks, this comes in 8.3 mm thickness only. I immediately felt the difference the first time I charged my smartphone using this. It is lightweight and my hand felt comfortable the entire time I'm using my phone (even if the power bank is attached to it). 

It also has the exclusive ASUS PowerSafe technology to protect the owner and the device. It can detect voltage and prevents excessive charge on the smartphone.

Lastly, this model features a Hair-line Surface Treatment with Transparent Light Design. This is a standout from the standard metal finish of the ZenPower and ZenPower Pro. In my opinion, this design looks more elegant compared to the latter.

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The con? The ASUS ZenPower Slim is currently available in 3000 mAh only. Meaning, this power bank can fully-charge smartphones once. Yet on my end, this is understandable given its sleek design. It would be great though if through innovation, ASUS can come with a SUPER ZenPower Slim that can cater 10050 mAh battery. It’s the dream right there! 😊

How can this disadvantage be an advantage to us, ladies? In events where we can’t bring bulky stuff (formal gatherings, for example), the ASUS ZenPower Slim comes in handy because of its optimal size and LED flashlight feature.

Ever feel awkward holding your big ass power bank while snapping photos during an event? This power bank saves you with its thin build and jet-black cable. It can definitely fit your itsy bitsy pouch or the dress in your pocket as well. Add to that is the hairline texture of the unit that gives off extra class to your whole ensemble.

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This power bank also has an LED flashlight that you can use for emergency situations like finding the coin that you accidentally dropped in the Uber car or searching for that condo keys in your unorganized everyday bag.

The ASUS ZenPower Slim works like the regular power banks we have in the market. However, here are some key points to remember when using this unit for the first time:

1. Pressing the power button twice will turn on/turn off the LED flashlight. 

2. Fully charge the Power Bank before using it for the first time. 

It took me 2.5 hours to charge this power bank for the first time. Given its low mAh, I realized that the charging time is also faster. A huge advantage for on-the-go people like me. 😃

3. Use the bundled cable when charging the Power Bank or when using the product to charge your device.

The Asus ZenPower Slim is currently available at Lazada for Php 499. This a friendly price that I'm willing to pay for comfortability. 😊

I definitely recommend Asus ZenPower Slim for short trips outside, like a quick stroll in the mall or in daily commute. Its build is a huge advantage to those who do not like carrying around heavy stuff around. Its design is also a major factor to consider when you plan to bring a power bank in your power dresses. However, if you are going for long travels, the ZenPower or ZenPower Pro is the way to go. 

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The short charging time is something to consider as well since I'm not the type who full charges a 10050 mAh on a daily basis because of the prolonged charging time. Lastly, its price is affordable given the quality and comfortability it provides. 👏