Tech This Week: LG's New Heat Pump Dryer, Smart's Rocket WiFi

Since the beginning of pandemic, our focus is turned to our home. Some of us upgraded or renovated one corner of the house into home office. As for me, I have a work station in the living room and bedroom. I usually stay in the living room during day time and still work at night if there's a need to. I'm also grateful to have upgraded our washing machine. Finally, I got time to use the oven making bread and pastries. What else do we need for modern living? Read on and find out more.

LG Completes Your Smart Home 
With New Heat Pump Dryer

Drying clothes efficiently, especially in a humid climate like ours, is one of the most difficult things to do at home. Especially when the rainy season comes, hanging clothes outside to dry is not possible. Drying them in a cramped space indoors can lead to bad odors and even mold or bacteria formation. One of the best ways to solve this problem is to use a dedicated dryer at home. With a dryer, you can dry your clothes no matter what the weather is.

LG’s 9kg Dual Inverter Heat Pump Dryer with Smart Wi-Fi gives a modern take on drying laundry. With its DUAL Inverter Heat Pump technology, you get dual savings on energy and time. Thanks to the advanced inverter technology, you get to pick which one you prefer for a given situation - a higher level of energy efficiency or shorter drying time than ever. With energy mode, you save 21% energy while with time mode, you save up to 24% of time. It is also equipped with an Auto Cleaning Condenser provides proper air flow to maintain high drying performance. Furthermore, it is hassle free of cleaning and provides more free time.

The dryer is also equipped with Allergy Care feature which eliminates 99.99% of allergens that may be present, such as house mites that can cause allergy or respiratory issues. Improve your quality of life by keeping an allergen-free environment. Maintenance is a breeze with the Auto Cleaning Condenser that provides proper air flow to ensure high drying performance. Furthermore, it is hassle free of cleaning and provides more free time. It also has a reversible door that can be installed depending on the layout of your space.

LG’s Heat Pump Dryer fits perfectly into your smart home. It boasts of Smart Pairing, an intelligent innovation where LG washers and dryers communicate with each other to select a compatible drying cycle, making it the ultimate laundry hack. By pairing your LG Front Load with an LG Dryer, you get dual savings on time and energy, dual allergy care, and dual reliability thanks to its long warranty. It is powered by LG ThinQ AI and can be controlled with the SmartThinQ app. From operating your laundry remotely to downloading additional cycles, your dryer just got smarter. Easily interact with it and access the latest innovations with Wi-Fi connectivity.

The LG Dual Inverter Heat Pump Dryer has a 10 Year Warranty – both the DUAL Inverter Compressor and the Inverter Motor has a 10-year warranty, giving you the guarantee that the dryer will always be hassle-free. To know more about this product, visit LG Dual Inverter Heat Pump Dryer.

Smart Launches Rocket WiFi 

Smart Communications, Inc. is blazing a trail of 5G innovations in the country as it has launched Rocket WiFi, the country’s first and fastest 5G Pocket WiFi. Powered by Smart 5G’s superfast speeds and ultra-low latency, Rocket WiFi enables subscribers to enjoy next-level digital experiences at home or on the go – from streaming HD videos seamlessly, playing action-packed mobile games without lag, making crystal-clear video calls without buffering, and uploading and downloading heavy files in an instant.

Specially designed for sharing and multitasking, Rocket WiFi can connect up to 15 WiFi-capable smartphones, tablets, or laptops, making it simpler and easier for more users to experience the lightning speeds of Smart 5G on a wide range of devices. Rocket WiFi also enables users to enjoy all-day connectivity with its heavy-duty 5,000mAh battery.

Front row seats to 5G-powered experiences

The Rocket WiFi is available with Signature Data Plan S for P1,324 per month for 36 months, with a one-time cashout of P5,300. Data Plan S comes with 20GB per month to cover all online activities. It also comes with the Data Rollover feature, so all unused data from the previous month will be carried over to the next month. To sign up for a new Smart Bro 5G Rocket WiFi Plan, customers can visit the Smart Online Store or head to select Smart Stores in Metro Manila.

The leader in 5G

The launch of the Rocket WiFi comes amid its ongoing nationwide 5G rollout, Smart has fired up more than 1,700 5G sites across the country – the most extensive coverage in the Philippines. Smart is at the forefront of the 5G revolution in the Philippines as the first local telco to launch 5G services nationwide last July 2020 in Metro Manila, and strategic areas in Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao. Smart 5G recently went live in Benguet, Misamis Oriental, and Zamboanga Sibugay.

Smart is also the first local telco to launch Signature 5G Plans, which are specially designed with generous data allocations so customers can make the most of the high-speed Smart 5G. Country's fastest mobile data network Smart 5G complements Smart’s continuous expansion of its 4G/LTE network. Smart’s mobile network is already the fastest in the country, as reported by third-party mobile internet analytics firm Ookla® and Opensignal.

Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, named Smart as the country’s fastest mobile data network in the second half of 2020 after it achieved a Speed Score™ of 24.99, with average speeds of 20.08 Mbps for download, and 7.42 Mbps for upload, based on 3,915,679 user-initiated tests taken with Speedtest®. Ookla has also cited Smart as the country's fastest mobile data network for three years in a row now.

On the other hand, Opensignal, an independent mobile analytics firm, noted in its November 2020 Mobile Network Experience Report for the Philippines** that Smart remained ahead of the competition in terms of Video Experience, Upload and Download Speed Experience, 4G Availability, and 4G Coverage Experience. To know more about Smart 5G Rocket WiFi, visit


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