Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is today’s deal of the day through Best Buy with a $15 discount that drops the price to $25. If you wanted to get into the dongle-to-streaming game and have yet to buy a Chromecast, this deal gets you there even if it is through Amazon’s option.
With the Fire TV Stick, you plug the HDMI-ready dongle into a port on your TV or display, connect to WiFi, then stream music, movies, and all sorts of other content through partners like Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, Pandora, and ESPN. You can even game on the Fire TV Stick.
Amazon says the Fire TV Stick comes with 4x the storage and 2x the memory of Chromecast, so if you are a Chromecast owner, this might even be a nice little upgrade.
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One of the better DL deals we have featured over the past few months has been the ZeroLemon 20,000mAh SolarJuice battery pack because of its massive capacity, but also because it’s durable, can charge two devices at a time, and can re-charge using the damn sun. The sun!
To head into the weekend, we thought would share the fact that it’s back and at its $49 price. That’s a pretty solid deal on a battery pack that could charge your phone over and over and over again.
As a recap, the ZeroLemon SolarJuice charges through a typical wall outlet or via a powerful 1.2W monocrystalline solar panel. It has dual outputs for charging two devices at a time, is quite compact for a 20,000mAh battery pack, should have a 1,000+ recharge life, and outputs at 2.1 and 1A.
The QuickLock smart padlock has dropped to just $49 in the DL Deals store (a 18% discount). With this lock, you get smart functionality like the ability the unlock it without a key. You can unlock it via smartphone and app, special fob or ring, NFC key (up to 50 of them) or card. You can even add on multiple users, so you don’t have to worry about making keys for all parties needing access.
The QuickLock charges via microUSB cable, but should last for up to two years on a single charge, and is made of die cast zinc alloy.
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Two new Android Mini collectibles have been launched to the Dead Zebra shop, courtesy of Andrew Bell. Titled Summer 2015, these yellow Bugdroids represent gorgeous days at the beach, and the unavoidable truth that sharks are real, and do sometimes enjoy the taste of human flesh. Sorry, that was morbid. (more…)
What happens when you love Apple’s MagSafe technology so much that you decide you must apply it to charging a phone? You get ZNAPS, a Kickstarter funded product that wants to make charging your phone easier than ever. It’s basically a MagSafe like charging plug that sits in the charging port of your phone, so that you can quickly charge a device without having to think about it or actually plug anything in. (more…)
If you had your sights set on the Pebble Time as your first/next smartwatch but missed out on the Kickstarter campaign, you can now head over to your local Best Buy or hit up Best Buy’s website and buy one. Priced at $199, you get a smartwatch with industry leading battery life, a color e-paper display, compatibility with Android and iOS (limited), and a unique user interface that differs from Android Wear and Apple Watch.
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Motorola has apparently been hard at work behind the scenes, designing and quietly launching an updated Moto Hint earpiece accessory. The Moto Hint is a little earbud, originally launched last year, that syncs up to your smartphone for placing and taking calls, delivering information hands-free (directions home and phone notifications), and the ability to send text messages without lifting a finger. To get an overall sense of what Hint is, view our video tour.
According to its listing on Best Buy, the Moto Hint (2nd Gen) features Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR technology, an improved design for enhanced audio, in addition to advanced voice control. Most importantly, however, is Motorola’s claim right on the box of 70% more talk-time over the 1st Gen model. (more…)
Motorola’s Moto Hint, the little earbud Bluetooth headset thingy that can be used to access some of the Google Voice search and Moto Voice stuff you regularly use on your Moto X (or DROID), has dropped to just $79.99 on Motorola’s web store. Originally priced at $150, this earbud lets you ask about the weather, your upcoming schedule, directions to a location, or call someone without needing to touch your phone. It can actually be paired with any Bluetooth enabled smartphone for calls, but you get the full experience when paired with a Motorola device.
I spent some time with the Moto Hint a few months back and came away impressed by some things (fit, finish, look, battery life and case, etc.), while others left me looking elsewhere (volume is way too low when maxed out) for a Bluetooth experience in the $150 price range. But with the Hint at just $80, it’s probably now worth considering. If you want a Bluetooth headset that won’t make you look like the guy in the cheap suit at Starbucks talking loudly on a hands-free call, this is one to consider.
The Moto Hint also comes with leather, wood, or fabric accents. Classy.
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