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“The Beatles Eight Days a Week” explores the Fab Four’s early touring years

It was 50 years ago that the Beatles performed in their last ever public concert and now, a new film looks back at the early touring years.
By: David Robson/Express

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The Beatles final live concert at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, Aug, 29, 1966. They ripped through Little Richard’s Long Tall Sally, as they had a thousand times before, then they were off. For the last time. The Beatles, the first band to make sports stadiums their stage were turning their backs on stadiums, stages and live audiences—forever. The crowd wasn’t told, nobody knew, maybe they didn’t quite know themselves but one thing they did know: they’d had enough of it.

Back then, ‘audience’ is not really the word to describe the spectators. They, mostly girls, didn’t go to Beatles concerts to listen, they went there to scream. Nobody took in the music and that included the Beatles. They couldn’t hear themselves play. It was, said Ringo, it was turning them into bad musicians. 

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In 1963 a British journalist, writing about the Moptops and their fans came up with the term Beatlemania. It was no more than the truth. It really was a mania. Rudolph Valentino had crowds of idolatrous women, Frank Sinatra had his bobbysoxers, today’s celebrities court and complain about media harassment, but none have ever experienced anything like this. 

They were terrific together in every way: sharp, clever, funny and quick. If John was the wittiest and had edge, Paul was twinkly and charming and George and Ringo often had a good line. Liverpudlians have a way with words and from the start their playing, their singing, their harmonies, and their confidence were utterly captivating. Whether you were a music fan or not, a teenager or not, a girl or not, From Me To You struck a chord of recognition – this was something wonderful, something special that we were going to love.

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The moptop haircuts and Beatle suits (forced on them by their manager Brian Epstein) helped too. We knew we loved them, we didn’t yet know they were geniuses (or, as the late Ian MacDonald, author of a great book on the Beatles says, Lennon and McCartney together were “a genius”).
What we see in the Eight Days A Week film is not so much their genius as songwriters, it’s the magic of their presence and their brilliance as performers, their personality and the evidence that they had something about them that nobody else has ever matched. You don’t need to be looking through rose-tinted bifocals to see how magical they were. 

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The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, an enjoyable feature-length film for release in cinemas September 21, captures the glorious madness of it all. Whether were around at the time or not, it comes as a shock to see how crazy it was. And even if you do remember, it’s a joy to be reminded how utterly wonderful the Beatles were. They were a brilliant band, forged by Liverpool’s Cavern, numberless hours playing in Hamburg and on the road. Through all the madness, the pressure, the travel, the work, the interviews, the hysterical fans, the crazed love, the threats, what kept them sane and sustained them was their four-in-oneness. And their influence continues to this day.

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The Beatles: Eight Days A Week-The Touring Years will be released in the Philippines on September 21, 2016 through Solar Pictures.

Official Website http://thebeatleseightdaysaweek.com/
Official Beatles website:  http://www.thebeatles.com

Solar Pictures is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @solarpicturesPH

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Lazada Launches first ever STYLECON in PH

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Last September 10, bloggers, influencers, and industry insiders were treated to an informative and inspiring talk, the first ever STYLECON.

Lazada Stylecon Panelists: Sassa Jimenez, Patty Ang, Kelsey Merritt, Bea Constantino, and Angela Yeo

The event brought together today’s brightest young names in the different fields of style, such as makeup, couture, styling, and modeling. Talks revolved around style and beauty in the age of social media and digital shopping.

Bea Constantino, one of the most celebrated fashion stylists in the country, shares how sometimes the most unexpected things turn out for the best, “Fashion was never my thing when I was young. But through the years, I fell in love with it. Inspiration comes from all over – from people to places and experiences. Surviving this industry is all about respecting those who came before you, learning relentlessly and finding your best self in the process.”

Seeing fashion accessories as an investment was also a highlight in the discussion. Patty Ang,designer for Andi Eigenmann’s Cannes scene-stealer dress, said; “Invest in good jewelry. It’s a great investment because it stands the test of time. You can even pass it on to your children.

Quality pieces, be it jewelry or leather bags, are great ways to add a sense of class to your wardrobe without feeling the need to update constantly.” As for online shopping? Haute Couture designer Sassa Jimenez gave the most practical tip:

“Online shopping is great because you don’t have to decide (and spend) on the spot if you want to purchase an item. In fact, you can make a wish list when shopping online. Add the items in your cart. Sleep on it. Come back the following day and assess if you still want to push through with the purchase.”

An interesting topic during the discussion was the effect of social media on fashion trends and individual style. Most of the audience, comprised of bloggers and online influencers, realized that even the experts in individual fields were always on the lookout for inspiration from other people. In a truly social world, we inspire each other with our own unique style.

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Nowadays social media is an avenue for people to express their passion for fashion through images, and maybe even live their passions as well. “I have to thank the internet because social media gave me my big break as a model,” was Kelsey Merritt’s sentiment on how her fame sky-rocketed due to Instagram. From her stylish clothes to gorgeous make-up, Kelsey’s Instagram account garnered enough traction that an NYC-based agency signed her as one of their models.

Angelo Yeo (beautylista.com) prepares for her FB Live makeup tutorial The roundtable discussion was followed by a makeup tutorial sponsored by L’Oréal. Angela

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Yeo, celebrity make-up artist and owner of beautylista.com, showed the audience how to achieve an easy “office chic” look – an everyday dilemma faced by majority of working women.

The tutorial was broadcasted through Facebook LIVE via Lazada’s account. As a vlogger,

Angela stressed the importance of product reviews when shopping online.

The most important learning from STYLECON was best summed up by Bea Constantino, “Find your passion, always update yourself, and build your brand.” With more and more people passionate about fashion, Lazada has continually increased inventory with a wide assortment of fashion and health & beauty products. Lazada believes in empowering people to find their passion from the comfort of their homes, be it in fashion, photography, make-up, or the arts. Check out new and exciting finds by visiting http://www.lazada.com.ph

About Lazada

Lazada (www.lazada.com.ph) is Philippines’ largest online shopping mall and is pioneering e-commerce by providing a fast, convenient and secure online shopping experience combined with an extensive product offering in categories ranging from mobiles & tablets and consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment. Lazada is continuously striving to offer its customers the best possible shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive warranty commitments and free returns. Lazada mobile applications for Android, iPhone and iPad provide additional convenience to its consumers’ allowing them to shop anywhere, anytime.

For more information, please visit http://www.lazada.com.ph. For updates on Lazada’s latest innovations, as well as activities, contests and promotions, connect with us via Facebook.

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CAMELLA UNVEILS NEWEST HOME OFFERING FOR FILIPINO FAMILIES: THE MANORS

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With its thrust to continuously bring innovations into its developments, Camella – the flagship brand of Vista Land and Lifescapes, Inc. – unveils its newest home offering: The Manors, vertical villages that offer a perfect blend of comfort and convenience of condo living and the friendly embrace of a caring community.

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Strategically located at the heart of Vista Land’s communicity developments, The Manors promises holistic lifestyle to its residents with its unmatched access to commercial areas, innovative business districts, bustling expanse for learning and leisure, and more of life’s necessities.

“We, in Camella, continue to diversify to meet our customers’ varying needs and demands for affordable living spaces in most ideal locations. The Manors answers the needs of families, couples, young professionals and property investors for value-for-money living spaces that are close to business and commercial districts,” explained Mr. Red Rosales, Vista Land’s Chief Marketing Officer.

Launched during a grand event attended by its top sales force who flew in from all parts of the country, Camella presented The Manors at Vista Alabang, a community of 14 mid-rise vertical villages, that offer affordable 30 sq. m studio units complete with modular kitchen, bathroom and laundry area. Each vertical village is fully-equipped with modern facilities and state-of-the-art amenities such as the Great Hall, Pergola Walk, Summer Reading Nook, swimming pool, children’s playground and play court.

The Manors at Vista Alabang is easily accessible via Daang Hari Road, which leads to more access points: from Daang Hari road to Makati via MCX; from Las Piñas to Alabang-Zapote Road via Marcos Alvarez Road; and from Manila to Coastal Road via Molino Boulevard.

“With its strategic location, The Manors at Vista Alabang is guaranteed to earn great value over the years, making it a solid investment,” added Mr. Rosales.

Apart from Vista Alabang, The Manors will also rise in major cities and municipalities across the country such as Bacolod and Davao.

Camella caters to the affordable to mid-income segment of the property market. It has been recognized in an industry study as the most preferred and trusted housing brand in the Philippines. To date, the group has built more than 300,000 homes and maintains a powerful presence in Mega Manila and 36 other key provincial destinations and 95 cities and municipalities.

For more information about Camella, call their hotline at 226-3552. Keep up with the latest Camella information, news, events and announcements through http://www.camella.com.ph.

Like “Camella Official” on Facebook and follow “@CamellaOfficial” on Twitter and Instagram.

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Hassle-Free Bills Payment with Bayad Center

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As technology and innovations continue to make our lives easier, we become more aware of different life-hacks – things that help make our daily activities less complicated, giving us time to do more important things like spending quality time with your family, finishing backlogs, studying and other stuff.
Paying multiple bills, as everyone will agree, continues to be a continuous routine for everyone.as we have to transfer from one place to another, switch from one website to another, just to beat the clock so to speak. Do you know that Bayad Center has transformed itself to a multi-channel facility to help us in whichever situation we’re in? Talk about ultimate convenience.

Over-The-Counter BAYAD CENTER has over 5,000 payment locations nationwide, accepting more than 200 types of bills.

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Take for instance our area in ( San Pedro Laguna City ), we see a lot of Bayad Center branches in some subdivisions like residence who has “small business” that has a synage. These branches are strategically located in commercial centers and other convergence areas to cater your payment needs, as well as other services like Prepaid Loading, Airline Ticketing, and Remittance Payout.
If you’re the one who prefers paying their bills while doing shopping or groceries, Bayad Center powers the bills payment facility of Robinsons Malls & Supermarkets, Savemore, Waltermart, Alfamart, Isetann, Landmark, Sta. Lucia Mall, San Roque Supermarkets, and the Gaisano Malls, so you get the same seal of service and integrity in your payments.

Aside from these establishments, Bayad Center also runs the payment system of LBC, Philpost, 2Go, Cebuana Lhuillier, M. Lhuillier, Tambunting, Villarica, BHF Pawnshop, CVM Pawnshop, Raquel Pawnshop, Palawan Pawnshop, as well as major Western union agents like USSC, eBiz, Pera Hub, and DA5. There’s Luzon Development Bank and Citystate Savings Bank as well.

Overseas Over-The-Counter, Mobile Application & Web-based Facility like in UAE Understand the needs of our Kababayans overseas, Bayad Center has partnered with Saudi Call, for those who are in Saudi Arabia & Ventaja which branches are present worldwide. With these partnerships OFW’s process of sending money to pay for the family’s bills are easily shortened. If you are an OFW who prefers a mobile application, there is – miLine which caters if you are in the countries of Singapore, Japan, Honkong & UAE. You can simply download the app for an easy way of paying bills back home.  miLine’s bills payment system is powered by Bayad Center. On the other hand, Partnership with PLDT Global allows overseas Filipinos to conveniently manage their payables back home through an easy to use web- based payment facility – simply log on to www.smartpinoystore.com. Through the Bayad Center International Bills Pay, overseas workers can already settle their household bills over-the-counter through these accredited partners of Bayad Center in the different countries abroad.

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Automated Payment Machine
ATM’s? Well Bayad Center now has APM’s or Automated Payment Machines (APM). Bayad Center’s Touchpay Machines are self-service kiosks whose primary use is to help reduce payors’ waiting time in different payment convergence zones. These APM’s are strategically installed in buildings such as the biller’s business offices, government offices, BPOs, factories, malls, and convenience stores nationwide.
Aside from Bills Payment, the TOUCHPAY MACHINE also offers other services namely, Prepaid Loading, Top-up, E-money, and many more. It’s an easy-to-use machine operating 24/7 so you can pay bills whenever your schedule permits.

Retail Machine
Want to pay your bills but don’t have enough time to go to commercial areas? Bayad Center’s Retail Machine is the answer to your problem. The Retail Machines can be installed in Small & Medium Enterprises such as your ever reliable sari-sari stores, neighborhood pet shops & carwash centers, cooperative offices and even PUV terminals, offering services such as bills payment, remittance & E-Loading.
Soon customers can even pay through their credit card, debit card, or Beep card.

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Bayad Center Online
If you’re one of those who prefer doing everything online, Bayad Center Online can cater your payment needs thru http://www.bayadcenteronline.com/. Paying bills is now made easier at the comfort of your home. And since this is a web-based facility, you can also view and do the transactions on your mobile phone wherever, whenever.

With Bayad Center, every Filipino, wherever they may be, can always be assured of #TatakSigurado! This is a testament of millions of Filipinos using the service. Now with a multi-channel facility, paying bills has never been easier with Bayad Center.

For more information about Bayad Center, visit http://www.bayadcenter.com. Follow them on Facebook: @BayadCenterOfficial
#TatakSigurado

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Lazada presents STYLECON: Ask the Beauty Panel your biggest fashion & beauty questions

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To be passionate and becoming an inspiration in beauty and fashion is a good choice for people to look their best. September 10, 2016 -Lazada, Philippines biggest online shopping store brings StyleCon held at The Function Rooms, Active Fun Bldg.,Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

An intimate style symposium together with the top-notch line-up of style icons from the fashion and beauty industries!

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Beauty and Fashion panelists 
Fashion Designer – Sassa Jimenez & Patty Ang, and Stylist – Bea Constantino sharing their beauty & style tips, talk about their humble beginnings in the industry and makeup tutorial from Make-Up Artist – Angela Yeo.

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Make-Up Artist - Angela Yeo.

Plus the benefits of online shopping and Beauty Industry 101: Top model – Kelsey Merritt Sharing Advice On How she found social media platforms as another way to land a job. They are professionals with their own passions and through these they made News Daily the inside scoop on what’s hot and not in fashion and beauty industry.

To know more about the fashion trends follow them on Instagram: @lazadaph and @lazadaph_style
#stylecon #lazadaph

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#BodyoftheCentury James Reid at his fittest—sculpted abs in the newest Century Tuna TVC

Everyone is fascinated including my son simply because James Reid one that embodies true success in his career in Acting and Music. Millenials look up to him as an inspiration of being healthy because of his discipline. That is why he is the perfect endorser for Century Tuna’s newest TVC. 

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After a big reveal that showcased a body reinvented by Century Tuna, stopped EDSA traffic, and sent fans on a social media frenzy, top actor James Reid appears anew in a TV commercial that gives a glimpse on how thinking like a champion has brought him to where he is now.

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There’s no denying that James Reid is one of the hottest young actors today. He’s a social media phenomenon—with millions of followers online, not counting the various fan accounts that his devoted followers set up. The highly bankable love team JaDine, in which he is paired with his reel and real life partner Nadine Lustre, has sent their legions of fans in a frenzy, whether in mall tours, concerts, meet and greets, and even online where they are constant trending topics.

There are his chart-topping albums including Reid Alert which hit certified platinum level status last May. Then there are his box-office film successes—the 2014 romantic comedy and his launch movie Diary ng Panget; and Talk Back and You’re Dead, the teen romance flick that followed a year later. No doubt, his biggest hit to date is On the Wings of Love, the top-rating primetime series with Nadine that kept viewers glued to their TV sets until its sensational finale. 

Clearly, James Reid is on a winning streak and his steady career path is one that is marked by a succession of winning moves. Recently, he joined the ranks of  Anne Curtis and Derek Ramsey as endorser of Century Tuna, the country’s number one  tuna.

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Becoming part of the Century Tuna family has certainly paid off for the young hunk. He is presently at his fittest—sculpted abs, toned muscles, firm biceps—which can be attributed to a rigorous fitness regimen and a proper diet consisting of good protein that Century Tuna can provide. It’s no surprise then that James headlines their latest campaign, where he appears in a series of sizzling television commercials: the first, a TV spot focusing on metamorphosis that sent his fans in a frenzy and created a sensation; the second, which is presently airing, revolves around the idea of commitment and loyalty.

Century Tuna couldn’t be happier for having James in its roster of celebrity endorsers. From the very beginning, they already saw a champion in him. “His story is truly inspiring,” said Greg Banzon, Century Tuna General Manager. “It speaks of transformation, the relentless desire to improve oneself. It’s a winning formula that brings many positive lessons for everyone: perseverance, keeping the faith, while staying humble and true to yourself—qualities that make James a true role model.”  

Meanwhile, for James, it’s really all about trust. “I liken it to a championship game,” he reveals. “If you want to win, you naturally want to surround yourself with a teammate you can put your total faith into. That to me is Century Tuna, and I can’t think of any other name that I’d trust to keep my body fit.”

With bated breath, we watch as James continues to transform—from a teen heartthrob to a more mature actor with the determination, the attitude and the body to conquer and win in the challenging world of show business.

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D-Link, Introduces a line up of solutions and technology advances making it possible to automate much of the work

Since the technology change the world, D-Link a worldwide leader and award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking, wireless, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data communications have developed products suited for Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB) and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. These technology resulted a big change in social structures, and how it contribute a lot of help in society and make a living out of it.

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Officially introduced at New World Hotel in Makati City – September 7, 2016: D-Link introduces its complete line-up of end-to-end business networking solutions to the Philippine enterprise and SMB industry.

Internationally acclaimed for its award-winning and innovative networking solutions, continues to bring in integrated IT business solutions to cater to business-specific needs. Its state-of-the-art networking products for businesses include switches, wireless network, security, surveillance, storage and management solutions.

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As technology changes the way we live our day-to-day lives, it is fascinating to imagine what the future will bring. These technological advances help local businesses achieve an efficient performance, reliability, and functionality.

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“We hope to strengthen our local footprint in the Philippines with the introduction of our best IT networking solutions for the enterprise and SMB segments. Businesses today have very demanding needs and through these products, we want to showcase that we have the experience and expertise that will address those needs,” said Christopher Neo, Sales Director of D-Link International Pte Ltd in Philippines.

“To optimize the current IT infrastructure, provide scaling options, and drive productivity within enterprises, our cost-efficient IT solutions are able to effectively work and adapt to any business size,” Neo adds.

The Future of IT Business Network Solutions

Under D-Link’s newest SMB product line is the DGS-1100 series, a set of affordable, compact, high-performance network switches, made for Small Office/Home Offices (SOHO), SMBs, and enterprises that require simple network management. The DGS-1100 is available locally in 8-port at Php 20,100.00 or 24-Port at Php 32,900.00.

D-Link also highlights switch solutions and wireless access point products, including the DXS-1210-10TS, a 10-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Switch. This device would give businesses of all sizes the benefits of high performance and the low latency of 10G Ethernet. Through this new switch, small to medium-sized businesses can keep up with the growing need for virtualization and server-to-server applications.  The DXS-1210-10TS is available locally at Php65,500.00.

“When speed is crucial to huge business data transmission around the world, 10-Gigabit solutions are the answer,” said Rishi Samadhia, Business Product Marketing Director of D-Link International Pte Ltd.  “D-Link 10-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Switches are an easy-to-manage-and-install option for businesses to increase their network bandwidth without the need for any network overhaul. The switches’ intelligent features enable the automation of traffic prioritization, bandwidth management, and easy resolution of network issues,” Samadhia added.

Aside from this, D-Link also introduces wireless solutions, ranging from unified service routers to wireless controllers, developed specifically for branch offices, campuses and businesses that are looking for an easy-to-use wireless network that won’t break the bank. These devices enable people inside business units to experience good network connectivity wherever they are in the building.

Two highly affordable surveillance cameras, the DCS-6113 Full HD PoE Day/Night Fixed Dome Network Camera and DCS-4701E HD Outdoor Mini Bullet Camera, are also included in the expanded line-up. These are professional, full-featured HD cameras that capture high resolution videos, making it easier to view and monitor footage. These can also be connected to a network so users can watch the footage over the Internet. The DCS-6113 is available at Php27,600.00 while the DCS-4701E is priced at PhP12,400.00. D-Link’s newest SMB product line is already available in the Philippines via order basis. Companies can contact Bridge Distribution Inc. and Uplink Information System Inc., D-Link’s exclusive distributors to place an order.

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D-Link SMB Product Line

Product
Description
 SRP

DGS-1100-10MP
8-Port 10/100/1000 Mbps + 2-Port SFP 1000 Mbps PoE switch
20,100

DGS-1100-26MP
24-Port 10/100/1000 Mbps + 2-Port Combo 1000BASE-T/SFP PoE switch
32,900

DGS-1210-10P
8-ports 10/100/1000Base-T PoE Smart Switch plus 2 1G SFP ports.
15,500

DGS-1510-20
16 Ports 10/100/1000Mbps + 2 SFP ports + 2 10G ports SmartPro Switch
18,300

DXS-1210-10TS
10G Smart Switch with 8-port 10GBASE-T and 2-port 10GBASE-T/SFP+ combo port
65,500

DSR-500/E
Unified Services Router
16,300

DWC-1000
Wireless Controller
34,700

DWL-2600AP
802.11n Single-band Unified Access Point
7,000

DWL-8610AP
Dual-band 802.11ac Unified Access Point
26,600

DCS-6113
Full HD Day and Night Fixed Dome Network Camera
27,600

DCS-4701E
Vigilance HD Outdoor PoE Mini Bullet Camera

12,400

DAP-2230
Wireless N PoE Access Point
4,400

DAP-3662
Wireless AC1200 Concurrent Dual BandOutdoor PoE Access Point
28,490

DNR-2020-04P
JustConnect 16-Channel PoE NVR
30,600

D-Link Consumer Product Line

Products
Description
SRP

DIR-880L
Wireless AC1900 Dual Band Cloud AC Router
11,650

DIR-890L
Wireless AC3200 TRI-Band ACCloud Router ROUTER
16,000

DIR-895L
Wireless AC5300 TRI-Band Cloud AC Router MU-MIMO ROUTER
20,125

DWA-192
Wireless AC 1900 USB 3.0 Adapter
3,500

DCS-960L
180 Degree 1 MP HD Camera 1/2.7 CMOS Sensor, Up to 1280 x 720 up to 30 FPS 
9,800

DCS-2630L
180 Degree 3MP HD Camera 1/3 CMOS Sensor, Up to 1920 x 1080 up to 30 FPS
15,120

DSP-W215
mydlink WI FI smart plug (UK 3 PIN PLUG)
3,750

DAP-1620
802.11ac Wireless AC 1200 Extender/AP Wireless Extender/ AP mode, Gigabit Ethernet Port
3,500

DAP-2660
Wireless AC1200 Concurrent Dual Band PoE Access Point
11,500

DAP-1860
AC2600 Wi-Fi Range Extender
9,600

Webpage: http://www.dlink.com.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DlinkPhillippines