From staple wear to staple gadgets
0917, to the unfamiliar, is a local apparel line with a distinct street-cool aesthetic and is quite popular for its collabs with Netflix for Stranger Things, Disney for Star Wars and recently, with stylist-designer Bang Pineda (more on that later). But at the core of the brand is and will always be technology. Its business head Leah de Guzman envisions 0917 as a fashion + tech brand; one that allows two categories to coexist and can ultimately play in the smart wearables game in the future.
But for now, let the focus be on its first foray into their very own gadget line with the first collection aptly called, Series One.
Series One is a collection of staple gadgets—power banks, cables, earphones and speakers—that features sleek and streamlined designs, all in demi-matte black.
Series One Power Bank
The power bank not only charges your smartphone and other gadgets, it has user-safe features that protect against overcharging, overvoltage, overcurrent and short circuiting. It’s small and pretty lightweight, and is available in 20,000mAh and 10,000mAh and the pocket in 10,000mAh and the pocket 5000mAh.
*mAh, milliamp hour. A 10,000mAh power bank fully charged can juice up an iPhone 6 3.55 times (ipoweradd.com)
Series One Cables
How many times have you replaced that charging cable whether for an Android or an iPhone? Yeah, same. So we’re willing to try the Series One cables, which has a single-mold body that protects against bend damages. They’re also pretty thick so wire exposure and heating during use won’t be a problem. Available in type C to A and micro-USB.
Series One Earphones
We’re not big on earphones, but if you’re looking to get a new one or an alternative to your favorite pair, try the Series One offering. It's ergonomic to ensure a secure fit and comfort, and delivers crisp, quality sound. The best part? There’s a wired and Bluetooth version, with the latter boasting seamless connectivity up to 30 ft. and three and a half hours playtime.
Series One Speaker
This portable speaker is more than just compact and lightweight. It plays clear, undistorted sound and has low profile/vibration, preventing that lata sound many of us hate. And like its predecessors, this speaker has a hands-free function for calls just in case you need one for out-of-office meets.
The Series One speaker comes with a multi-input feature and is compatible with a 3.5mm AUX.
0917’s Series One collection is available in TriNoMa Mall, SM North Edsa, Greenbelt, SM Megamall, UP Town Center, SM Fairview, SM Mall of Asia, Greenhills, SM Masinag, SM Manila, Alabang Town Center, Market! Market!, Fairview Terraces Ayala, Glorietta Mall, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, SM Iloilo, SM Sta. Mesa, SM Sucat, SM Taytay, Ayala Center Cebu, Gateway Mall, Power Plant Mall, SM Aura, Uptown Place, SM Clark, SM Dasmariñas, SM Consolacion, SM Marikina, SM City Sta. Rosa, Eastwood Mall, SM East Ortigas, Ali Mall, Binondo, SM City Calamba, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Place Manila, SM City Baliwag, SM Muntinlupa, SM San Lazaro, SM Southmall, Davao Abreeza, Legaspi, SM Cebu, Ayala Malls The 30th
Art Alexandra Lara.