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FOREO Unveils World’s Smallest Facial Cleanser

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Swedish beauty brand FOREO has launched LUNA go. The company claims that it is the smallest anti-aging facial cleanser, tailored to match different skin types for both men and women.

“This super cute offspring of LUNA 2 offers a full skincare routine with its T-Sonic technology. The device has a soft and smooth silicone brush that is soft and gentle and directs up to 8,000 T-Sonic pulsations on the skin. The lower-frequency pulsations are directed onto wrinkle-prone areas, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the skin feeling firmer and smoother,” said the company in a statement.

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According to the company, these ultra-portable versions of LUNA are 35% more hygienic than nylon bristles and are hypoallergenic. Based on clinical trials, the silicone touch-points lift away 99.5% of dirt, oil and makeup residue. It also removes dead skin-cells and diminishes the appearance of pores and improves the absorption of favorite skincare products.

The LUNA go for women comes in four brush designs to suit different skin types: ‘Sensitive’, ‘Normal’, ‘Combination’ and ‘Oily’. They are tailored for a specific skin type with strategic graduation of thinner from thicker touch-points to gently or strongly cleanse the skin depending on its needs.

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The LUNA go for men conditions the skin for a closer, smoother, and comfortable shave, which enhances the male grooming routine. The skin is exfoliated and conditioned, reducing razor burn and doubling the life of razor blades.

LUNA go are 100 percent waterproof and one full charge lasts 30 uses. It doesn’t require any replacement brush heads and has 1 pulsation intensity. The LUNA go boasts exceptional value, and comes with a two-year Limited Warranty and 10-Year Guarantee. The LUNA go will be available at Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdales for AED 450 in Dubai.

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GameSir G8 Galileo Mobile Gaming Controller Review: Elevating Mobile Gaming with Precision and Performance

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Mobile gaming has become a powerhouse in the gaming industry, thanks to the increasing capabilities of smartphones. However, one common challenge faced by mobile gamers is the lack of precise controls. GameSir, a renowned name in the gaming peripherals industry, produces a range of mobile gaming controllers. The company recently launched its latest gaming controller called GameSir G8 Galileo and they were good enough to send one over for a review.

Design and Build Quality
The first impression of the GameSir G8 Galileo is striking, as it boasts a sleek and ergonomic design, prioritising function over form. It resembles an Xbox controller with your phone in the middle, providing a familiar feel for gamers. The controller features a simple expanding mechanism that envelops your phone, with the controls placed on either side in a landscape orientation.

The controller’s build quality is commendable, featuring a combination of high-grade plastic and rubberised grips, ensuring a comfortable and secure hold during extended gaming sessions. The layout of the buttons and analogue sticks is intuitive, resembling the familiar configuration of traditional gaming controllers. The magnetic faceplates can also be changed to customise the gaming controller further.

One of the standout features of the GameSir G8 Galileo is its replaceable Hall Effect analogue sticks. This allows gamers to customise the feel of the controller to their liking. Additionally, the controller doesn’t require any power, though it does have a USB-C port for passthrough phone charging. This feature enhances the convenience of using the controller for extended gaming sessions.

One standout feature is the Galileo analogue stick system, which allows for 360-degree precision control. This innovation significantly enhances the controller’s responsiveness, providing a more immersive gaming experience. The analogue sticks themselves have a satisfying resistance, offering precise movements without feeling overly stiff or loose.

Compatibility and Connectivity
The G8 Galileo is compatible with all USB-C phones, including the new iPhone 15 range. This wide range of compatibility makes it a versatile choice for gamers with different phone models. The adjustable phone clip can accommodate various device sizes, securely holding your smartphone in place. The controller connects to your mobile device via Bluetooth, ensuring a wireless and hassle-free setup.

Setting up the controller is straightforward – simply connect your smartphone to the controller through the USB-C port and you’re ready to dive into your favourite games. The connection remains stable even during intense gaming sessions, minimising input lag and providing a seamless experience.

The GameSir app, which is free to download, offers a window into all of your installed games and streaming services, as well as a way to map controls. This adds another layer of customisation, allowing you to tailor the controller to your specific needs. The controller also supports streaming services such as Xbox Game Pass, Steam Link, Moonlight and PS Remote Play.

Performance
The true test of any gaming controller lies in its performance, and the GameSir G8 Galileo does not disappoint. The GameSir G8 Galileo has many strengths, including its superb build quality and controls, replaceable Hall Effect analogue sticks, and compatibility with a wide range of phones. Whether you’re navigating through complex environments or engaging in fast-paced battles, the controller’s performance is on par with dedicated gaming consoles.

One notable feature is the customisable buttons, allowing users to map functions according to their preferences. This flexibility is especially valuable in games with complex control schemes, as it enables a personalised setup tailored to individual playstyles. The GameSir G8 Galileo can also receive firmware updates via the GameSir app, ensuring compatibility with the latest games and addressing any potential issues.

Verdict
The GameSir G8 Galileo is a high-quality mobile gaming controller that offers a wide range of features and excellent performance. Its ergonomic design, responsive controls, and innovative Hall Effect analogue stick system set it apart from other mobile controllers in the market. Whether you’re a casual gamer or a dedicated enthusiast, the GameSir G8 Galileo proves to be a worthy investment, providing a level of control and performance that enhances the enjoyment of mobile gaming.

Price: AED 270

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The G8 Galileo is compatible with all USB-C phones, including the new iPhone 15 range. This wide range of compatibility makes it a versatile choice for gamers with different phone models. The adjustable phone clip can accommodate various device sizes, securely holding your smartphone in place.

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ASUS ROG Shows Off New Laptops and Gaming Gear at its “For Those Who Dare: Transcendence” Virtual Launch Event

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) unveiled a broad array of new and exclusive performance-oriented products at its virtual launch event, “For Those Who Dare: Transcendence,” for CES 2024. This latest generation of gaming solutions, designed for both home and on-the-go gaming, includes impressively fast and visually stunning displays, as well as laptops with exceptional speed and high-end graphics.

The ROG Strix family has undergone a revamp, with both the SCAR 16 and SCAR 18 now featuring Nebula HDR panels with Mini LED backlights and over 2,000 dimming zones. This marks the first time a Nebula HDR display has been available in an 18-inch form factor. This innovative new Strix SCAR 18 is now available in the UAE, inviting daring individuals to redefine their gaming and creative experiences.

Viewers can embark on an immersive journey into the advanced world of gaming with ROG’s unmatched lineup of superior products. With the new Advanced Back to the Future (BTF) ecosystem, ROG is aiding in reducing visible cable clutter in DIY builds. From the performance-driven ROG Maximus Z790 Hero BTF motherboard, which features concealed connectors for optimal cable management, to the groundbreaking ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 BTF Edition graphics card, every detail is meticulously designed for an extraordinary gaming experience.

The ROG Zephyrus G14 and G16 laptops revolutionize portable gaming with robust internals and breathtaking displays. Gamers can immerse themselves in the unparalleled performance of the ROG Strix SCAR 18 laptop, crafted for esports enthusiasts seeking maximum performance. These new gaming laptops deliver unmatched power with up to the Intel Core Ultra 9 processor and the flagship NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU.

Following the recent agreement between ASUS and Intel to acquire Intel’s Next Unit of Computing (NUC) business, ROG has introduced the first-ever ROG NUC — the compact yet potent PC codenamed Scorpion Canyon. This ultra-small gaming wonder, equipped with Intel Core Ultra processors and NVIDIA RTX graphics, offers a versatile gaming solution.

The event also showcased the ROG Hyperion GR701 BTF Edition chassis, the ROG Swift OLED PG39WCDM monitor, the ROG Aura Monitor Light Bar and ROG Ergo Monitor Arm for setup upgrades, the ROG Carnyx microphone for precision sound capture, the ROG Keris II Ace mouse with the ROG Polling Rate Booster, the ROG Cetra True Wireless SpeedNova headphones, the ROG Falchion RX Low Profile keyboard, and many more.

The latest ROG Zephyrus G14 and G16 gaming laptops are transforming the gaming landscape with an array of exceptional features. The reimagined premium aluminium chassis, available in Eclipse Gray and Platinum White, is not only lightweight but also robust – the G14 is a mere 1.59 cm thin and weighs 1.5 kg, while the G16, just 1.49 cm thin, weighs only 1.85 kg.

A distinctive Slash Lighting LED bar on the chassis continues and enhances the popular customization options of the previous generation. These are also the first laptops to incorporate ROG Nebula Display OLED panels. The Zephyrus G14 boasts a 3K 120 Hz panel, and the Zephyrus G16 features a 2.5K 240 Hz display, both with a 16:10 aspect ratio, VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certification, and an impressive 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Atmos technology augment audio quality, supplemented by integrated HD cameras for seamless communication.

Tailored for gamers, creators, and designers, the Zephyrus Series includes the G14 with an AMD Ryzen 9 8940H processor and the G16 with up to an Intel Core Ultra 9 processor 185H. Both laptops come equipped with NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs and offer a range of potent ROG Intelligent Cooling solutions for optimal performance.

With the enhanced Zephyrus Series, ROG elevates portable gaming to a new dimension, harmoniously blending technology, performance, and aesthetics for an unmatched gaming experience. Whether you’re a gamer, creative professional, or design enthusiast, the Zephyrus series allows you to elevate your gaming reality.

The ROG Strix SCAR 16 and SCAR 18 laptops are redefining gaming excellence with state-of-the-art features. Equipped with the Intel Core i9 processor 14900HX and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 laptop GPU, they deliver unprecedented performance. The thermal design, which includes Conductonaut Extreme liquid metal on both CPU and GPU, Tri-Fan technology, and full-surround vents, ensures optimal cooling.

The Mini LED 2.5K (2560×1600) 240Hz ROG Nebula HDR displays, including ROG’s inaugural 18-inch Mini LED display, have up to a 90% screen-to-body ratio. Along with quad-speaker Dolby Atmos audio, the laptops provide an immersive gaming experience. They also feature a gamer-centric keyboard, Thunderbolt 4, 2.5 Gbps LAN, WiFi 6E, and a 90 Wh battery with 100 W USB-C charging. The meticulously crafted metal chassis showcases the iconic RGB ROG logo and a new ROG slash design.

The ROG Strix G16 and G18 deliver a potent gaming experience with the Intel Core i9 processor 14900HX and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 laptop GPU. The thermal design, which includes Conductonaut Extreme liquid metal with Tri-Fan technology and full-surround vents, ensures optimal cooling. With two distinct designs and up to a 90% screen-to-body ratio, the Strix G series offers immersive visuals with 16-inch and 18-inch 2.5K (2560×1600) 240Hz ROG Nebula displays featuring Dolby Vision HDR.

Combined with Dolby Atmos audio technology, they deliver exceptional audiovisual performance. Gamer-friendly features include a wide touchpad, large arrow keys, Thunderbolt 4 support, a per-key RGB keyboard, 1Gbps LAN, WiFi 6E, and a 720p HD camera for seamless connectivity. The high-capacity 90 Wh battery and 100 W USB-C charging ensure on-the-go gaming without compromising performance. The Volt Green version features a metal chassis with the RGB ROG logo and a unique new ROG slash design, while the Eclipse Gray version boasts a metal chassis with a subtle ROG slash pattern.

In the domain of small form factor PCs, ASUS exemplifies innovation, as demonstrated by the groundbreaking ROG NUC. Going beyond a typical gaming system, the PC codenamed Scorpion Canyon, represents a compact gaming powerhouse, offering the freedom to game anytime, anywhere. ASUS, renowned for delivering exceptional gaming experiences, upholds this reputation with the ROG NUC. At its core, the ROG NUC leverages the power of Intel Core Ultra 7 or Core Ultra 9 processors for unparalleled gaming performance.

The Performance Hybrid Architecture ensures seamless multitasking with additional e-cores, while Intel Thread Director and Intel Smart Cache optimize workloads for a smooth gaming experience. Paired with NVIDIA RTX 4060 or RTX 4070 Discrete Graphics, the ROG NUC promises stunning visuals on up to four 4K-enabled display outputs. The tool-less chassis design allows integration in under 10 minutes, with dimensions of 270 x 180 x 50 mm for uncompromised gaming in a minimalistic form factor. Beyond performance, the ROG NUC pairs seamlessly with the ROG Raikiri PRO controller for a redefined gaming interaction.

ARGB lighting and the ROG Armory Crate app allow users to create stunning light shows. Connectivity features HDMI 2.1a, DisplayPort 1.4, Thunderbolt 4 / USB4 Type-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2, USB 2.0, and Intel Killer WiFi 6E AX1690i. Compatible with both Microsoft Windows 11 and Linux distros, the ROG NUC offers operating system flexibility. The ROG NUC exemplifies ASUS’ commitment to innovation and gaming excellence, setting the stage for a robust series of gaming NUCs. With its ultra-small design, extreme performance, and tool-less integration, it heralds a new era in NUC gaming, empowering gamers to choose how, where, and in what style they want to game. With the ROG NUC, ROG ushers in a new epoch of gaming excellence.

The introduction of the ROG Swift OLED PG39WCDM signifies another substantial advancement in immersive gaming technology. This 39-inch ultrawide (3440 x 1440) 240 Hz 800R curved OLED gaming monitor exemplifies our commitment to pushing the limits of gaming display technology. Additionally, the ROG Swift OLED PG32UCDP is the world’s first dual-mode gaming monitor with a Frame Rate Boost feature that enables users to switch from 4K 240 Hz to FHD 480 Hz at any time. Rounding out the impressive new lineup is the ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDP, the world’s fastest 480Hz OLED gaming monitor.

Equipped with third-gen ROG OLED technology, the latest META technology, and ELMB technology, the new Swift displays achieve a 30% enhancement in peak brightness and a 20% improvement in viewing angle, surpassing their predecessors. The custom heatsink not only lowers operating temperatures but also protects against burn-in, ensuring the longevity of the OLED display. With a 1300-nit peak brightness and DisplayHDR True Black 400 compliance, the ROG Swift OLED delivers stunning visuals for an immersive gaming experience. A remarkable 0.03 ms response time, with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compliance, provides smooth, tear-free visuals with low latency, and exclusive Extreme Low Motion Blur (ELMB) technology enables even sharper and clearer motion in fast-paced games.

The ROG Swift OLED PG39WCDM with built-in Smart KVM allows users to control two devices seamlessly with a keyboard and mouse, and USB 3.2 connectivity enables rapid file transfers. Extensive connectivity options, including DisplayPort, HDMI (v2.1), and USB-C with 90 W Power Delivery, make the ROG Swift OLED a versatile hub for gaming setups. Alongside these groundbreaking features, the monitor includes the ROG VESA wall-mount kit for easy wall or partition mounting. With its 800R panel curvature, the ROG Swift OLED stands as the most curved monitor available, providing a truly immersive gaming experience.

All three new models come with ROG Gaming Artificial Intelligence technology with Dynamic shadow boost, Dynamic cross-hair, Variable Overdrive 2.0, and Dynamic GameVisual to enhance users’ gaming experience. ROG also introduced two innovative monitor accessories, the CES 2024 Innovation Award-winning ROG Aura Monitor Light Bar ALB01 and ROG Ergo Monitor Arm AAS01, which revolutionise gaming setups.

The ROG Aura Light Bar offers three modes — front light for eye care, backlight for Aura Sync setup, and a combination for immersive viewing, minimizing eye strain with superior optical design. It accommodates both curved and flat monitors, supporting personalised adjustments in colour temperature and brightness, and seamlessly integrating into gaming setups with AURA Sync and ASUS DisplayWidget Center software, which enables advanced features such as App Sync, preset light schedules, and System Sync.

The ROG Ergo Monitor Arm can support 39-inch monitors and beyond, up to the maximum recommended weight of 11.5 kg. Featuring double-sided cable management and a cyberpunk-inspired design with VESA support, the Ergo Monitor Arm delivers a clutter-free, customizable setup. The mechanical spring arm mechanism allows smooth, effortless adjustments through a wide range of movements: 75° up and 15° down and pivot a full 360°. Stringent durability tests include a 10,000-cycle range-of-motion test. Together, these accessories elevate the latest ROG OLED monitors, combining aesthetics and functionality for the ultimate gaming space upgrade.

ASUS has introduced a groundbreaking hidden-connector solution known as BTF, marking a new era in DIY PC building that emphasizes aesthetics and cleanliness. This innovation seeks to surpass traditional PC assembly methods by minimizing the number and visibility of internal cables in the front, offering a supremely clean DIY experience. The success of BTF has led to the development of the ROG Advanced BTF ecosystem, which includes the ROG Maximus Z790 Hero BTF motherboard, the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 BTF Edition graphics card, and the ROG Hyperion GR701 BTF Edition chassis.

The ROG Maximus Z790 Hero BTF motherboard, the flagship of the Advanced BTF ecosystem, is a pioneer in design with a hidden-connector layout. All connectors are cleverly hidden on the underside, providing an unmatched level of cable management for PC DIY enthusiasts. The motherboard also introduces other innovative features, including the Q-LED diagnostic display in the top right corner, which provides real-time feedback on power delivery issues and memory module installation before boot.

A notable feature of the motherboard’s design is the PCIe Slot Q-Release Slim, a simpler solution for unlocking graphics cards. Users can easily tilt and pull their card to automatically remove it from the slot, simplifying upgrades and maintenance without the need for button presses. The motherboard also features a graphics card high-power slot, specifically designed for compatibility with graphics cards using the PCIe high-power connector, such as the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 BTF Edition.

The ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 BTF Edition graphics card retains all the powerful features of the standard ROG Strix RTX 4090 while introducing a PCIe high-power connector compatible with the new graphics card high-power slot on the ROG Maximus Z790 Hero BTF motherboard. This innovative design eliminates the need for visible 8-pin or 16-pin power cables on the card, simplifying cable routing and reducing exposed wires. The Advanced BTF structure adds extra support to prevent sag, ensuring both aesthetic appeal and structural integrity.

Rounding out the Advanced BTF ecosystem is the ROG Hyperion GR701 BTF Edition chassis, which offers seamless cable management to complement the hidden-connector solution. As a result, the ROG BTF ecosystem enhances ROG aesthetics, integrating innovative engineering innovations for a smoother, faster, and cleaner PC DIY experience. The ROG Advanced BTF ecosystem aims to unlock new possibilities for PC DIY building, merging innovation, aesthetics, and functionality into a cohesive package. With groundbreaking features in each component, ASUS continues to push the boundaries of DIY PC building, offering users a heightened and satisfying experience.

Finally, ROG unveiled a diverse range of state-of-the-art gaming accessories that enable gamers to enhance their gaming experience. The innovative ROG Carnyx microphone, specifically designed for studio-quality recording, features a large 25 mm condenser capsule, 192 kHz / 24-bit sampling rate for detailed, vibrant sound, with a cardioid polar pattern for solo recording. Its high-pass filter, built-in pop filter, and premium metal shock mount ensure clear and smooth sound, even during intense gaming sessions with distracting background noises such as typing, clicking, or shouting. With the intuitive multi-functional control knob, one-touch mute button, and Aura Sync RGB lighting, the Carnyx is the ideal companion for streaming.

Another addition is the ROG Keris II Ace, the latest member of the Ace Esports Lineup. Weighing only 54 grams and featuring an ergonomic shape designed for long periods of intense gripping, this mouse is a dream come true for FPS enthusiasts. With ROG SpeedNova wireless technology, the lowest latency is guaranteed even in crowded wireless environments. The ROG AimPoint Pro optical sensor and the durable 100M ROG Optical Micro Switch excel in both precision and durability. The ROG Polling Rate Booster is a stand-alone device that supports wireless polling rates up to 4000 Hz and wired rates up to 8000 Hz, minimizing cursor delay to ensure that in-game actions are executed as intended.

The ROG Falchion RX Low Profile keyboard, a CES 2023 Innovation Award winner, is an evolution of the game-changing Falchion, introducing the ROG RX Low-Profile Switches. The RX Red Low-Profile offers a silky-smooth linear feel, while the RX Blue Low-Profile delivers a satisfying clicky sensation. With a compact design and minimalist look, plus unique features like a multi-functional touch panel, ROG SpeedNova wireless technology, and the ROG Omni Receiver, this keyboard redefines on-the-go gaming for both gamers and everyday users.

Gamers can experience synchronized sound with the ROG Cetra True Wireless SpeedNova headphones, featuring dual-mode 2.4 GHz and Bluetooth® wireless connectivity for unmatched adaptability. Powered by ROG SpeedNova wireless technology, they offer ultra-low latency, robust wireless connection, and optimized power usage. They also feature high-resolution 24-bit 96 kHz audio, and lifelike details enhanced by Dirac Opteo. Bone-conduction AI microphones ensure clear communication, and Adaptive ANC with Auto mode automatically optimizes noise cancellation for full immersion in music or gameplay. The headphones offer up to 46 hours of battery life, wireless charging, quick in-case charging, and feature customizable ASUS Aura RGB lighting for maximum style.

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VOLTME VITO Go EzTravel USB Power Strip Review: Your Travel Charging Companion

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The VOLTME VITO Go EzTravel USB Power Strip is a compact and versatile charging solution, powered by the GaN III technology, and designed for the modern traveler. Its design and features make it an essential gadget for those who need to stay connected on the go.

Design and Build Quality
The VOLTME VITO Go immediately catches the eye with its sleek and modern design. The compact form factor makes it highly portable, fitting comfortably into backpacks or travel bags. The device is constructed with high-quality materials, giving it a robust and durable feel.

The matte finish not only adds a touch of elegance but also helps resist fingerprints and scratches, maintaining its aesthetic appeal over time. The layout of the ports and buttons is intuitive, making it easy for users to connect and charge their devices effortlessly.

Power and Compatibility
Equipped with a 75W power output, the VOLTME VITO Go is a powerhouse capable of charging six devices simultaneously. The inclusion of USB Type-C and Type-A ports ensures compatibility with a broad range of gadgets, from smartphones and tablets to laptops and gaming consoles.

On the top of the charger, you will find the three-pin AC 75W socket, along with the VOLTME branding, and an LED indicator. On the right edge, you will find 3 USB-C PD ports and 2 USB-A QC ports. The PD (Power Delivery) technology allows for rapid charging of compatible devices, making it an excellent choice for users who value both speed and efficiency.

The device is powered by the VOLTME V-Dynamic power distribution technology. This adaptive charging technology intelligently identifies the connected device’s power requirements, optimising the charging process for efficiency and safety.

Performance
During testing, the VITO Go power strip demonstrated reliable and consistent performance. Devices connected to both USB and AC ports charged simultaneously without any noticeable drop in charging speed or power output. The built-in safeguards, such as overcurrent and overvoltage protection, add an extra layer of security, assuring users that their devices are in good hands.

The inclusion of a 1.8-metre (5.9) feet power cord enhances flexibility, allowing you to place the power strip in convenient locations, even when power outlets are not easily accessible. The cord is also thick and durable, reducing the risk of wear and tear over extended use.

Verdict
The VOLTME VITO Go EzTravel USB Power Strip is a commendable solution for users seeking a versatile, compact, and efficient charging hub. Its sleek design, robust build quality, and comprehensive range of features make it a standout choice in the crowded market of charging solutions.

The ability to function as both a USB charger and a portable power strip adds a layer of convenience that is sure to appeal to a wide range of users, from students and professionals to frequent travellers. The VOLTME VITO Go EzTravel USB Power Strip thus comes across as highly recommended.

Price: AED 210

VOLTME VITO Go EzTravel USB Power Strip AED 210
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Equipped with a 75W power output, the VOLTME VITO Go is a powerhouse capable of charging six devices simultaneously. The inclusion of USB Type-C and Type-A ports ensures compatibility with a broad range of gadgets, from smartphones and tablets to laptops and gaming consoles.

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