Home / Editor's Pick  / TECH BINGE



Looking for a different way to hangout? Thinking of treating yourself to an Android TV? Or perhaps you just want to shut out the world’s noise for a while, put your feet up, and just literally chill? We’ve got the perfect spot for you.

It was around 2012 when I decided that I would live my life without the trappings of my own TV – the mindless channel surfing, the mind-numbing stream of supposed entertainment, and the daily ignorance mongering spewed by the local news.

In the five years since, the very concept of TVs, and how people consumed their entertainment have vastly changed. People now want to get their shows when they want it, where they want it, and how they want it. On demand, and binge-watched if adult life permitted.

The mind-numbing stream shifted from being sat on a couch flipping through channels, to scrolling aimlessly to the bottomless pit of your social media feeds. Ignorance of actual TVs was pretty much bliss. Or at least that’s what I thought. Until I came face to face with a 65-inch 4K Ultra High Definition Android TV and all its spoils.

I had spent the last five years without my own TV. I think that might come to an end real soon.


My TV perspective shift was brought about by a weekend staycation over at Sam&Karms’ place on Airbnb. Dubbed Moviebnb, it’s a standing invite to gather with your buddies and enjoy whatever kind of entertainment you want through the best technology has to offer.

Whether it’s the latest movies, the hottest series, the big game, or just enjoying your own music playlist—Sam&Karms’ Moviebnb provides you with an incredible way to enjoy the things you love.

Most streaming services off free trials, so you could enjoy an endless stream of entertainment absolutely free!

Most streaming services off free trials, so you could enjoy an endless stream of entertainment absolutely free!

Screen shot 2017-08-09 at 6.17.01 PM

More of a gamer than binge-watcher? Not a problem.

Located smack in the heart of the Ortigas Business Center, in the recently opened Currency Residential Tower, Sam&Karms’ studio unit is fitted with everything you might think you want in a movie/game night staycation, and all else that you never knew you did.

A voice operated remote control that allows the TV to grant the entertainment wishes you speak; a wireless keyboard if you prefer to search the old fashioned way; digital sound bar and subwoofer that deliver virtual surround sound for that authentic cinematic experience; bias lighting to help reduce eye strain; and even four wireless game controllers (to help you settle who needs to go on the beer/food run).

Screen shot 2017-08-09 at 6.17.27 PM

Sam&Karms’ Moviebnb truly is an entertainment haven, and a perfect way to switch up a night (or three) in.

Home comforts

While the shiny entertainment toys set Sam&Karms’ place apart from other Airbnb units, it’s still a living space – and as such, has all the comforts you’ll need in your staycation. Two sofa beds (extremely comfortable for four, and a pullout bed for two additional guests); the basics—rice cooker, oven toaster, microwave, coffee maker, kitchenware, shower, satellite TV, and of course, high speed internet.

As is standard practice, Currency Residential Tower also has a pool and gym, and being in a central location, dining and lifestyle options are all around (if you ever manage to step out of the room during your stay).

Screen shot 2017-08-09 at 6.16.47 PM

Screen shot 2017-08-09 at 6.16.29 PM

Both sofa beds are extremely comfy for two people – ideal for intimate double dates!

Screen shot 2017-08-09 at 6.16.15 PM

And just in case you want to stretch your limbs for a bit, there’s a gym and pool a few floors down.

To find Sam&Karms’ place on Airbnb, you can search for Currency Residential Tower and look for Moviebnb. You can find them on Facebook @moviebnb, or contact 0921-2922815. Rates start at PhP2,000++ for two guests, and just PhP300 per additional guest.