Tim’s Favorite Tech Stuff Right Now

Before I got into Android, I wasn’t an overly tech-centric person. I had a few gaming consoles back in the day for playing GTA and other various titles, but to my point, I’ve never had a water-cooled PC called “n00b st0mp3r” or even a real smartphone until 2009. This can all be attributed, at least from what I can tell, to where and how I was raised as a child. I’m originally from a county in Northern California where trends can take years to reach, but given the internet age we currently live in, it’s getting much better there and more connected to the outside world.  (more…)

DEAL: Google Daydream View is Still Just $49, Now at Best Buy Too

Just a reminder that Google’s Daydream View is still discounted to $49 at the moment, a $30 discount. The deal on Google’s VR headset is good until late in February, but we thought we’d point out the fact that Best Buy has finally joined in on the fun. Originally, only Google and Verizon had dropped the price.

While only a few devices are Daydream-ready as of today, you should expect that most in 2017 will be. Taking advantages of deals like this ahead of time is never a bad idea. Then again, others likely have their own similar headsets on the way as well.

Our Daydream View review could help with the decision.  (more…)

DEAL: Aukey’s Quick Charge 3.0 Products for as Little as $6

Before we head into the weekend, here are a handful of good deals on Aukey’s Quick Charge 3.0 products. We have discounts (thanks to coupon codes) that take some of these down to as little as just $6 or with $8 reductions.

Depending on your needs, you’ll find single or dual port chargers for both wall outlets and cars. In the dual port options, we’re talking about both ports being equipped with QC 3.0.

To get the exact specs, hit up those links below. All come with Prime shipping as well.

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DEAL: Anker Dual-Port Quick Charge 2.0 Car Charger is Just $13.99

Today’s best deal is over at Amazon where you can pick-up an Anker Quick Charge 2.0 dual-port charger for just $13.99. This charge is a no-brainer because unlike most car chargers, this offers QC 2.0 charging out of both ports. We often see QC 2.0 or QC 3.0 chargers with multiple ports, except they often only allow for one quick charge port. Not this guy.

The deal includes Prime shipping, for those with Amazon Prime accounts.

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DEAL: Daydream View Drops to $49 ($30 Off) (Updated: Verizon Too!)

Own one of the few Daydream-ready phones, but have yet to pick-up Google’s Daydream View? Now is the time! From today through February 25, you can buy a Daydream View from the Google Store for just $49. That’s a $30 discount on the best mobile VR experience you can get.

We reviewed the Daydream View back in November and really did call it “pretty sweet!” The experience tops other mobile VR units because it includes a little motion controller that allows you to interact with games in a way that others don’t. It’s also really comfortable and is getting better each week with new apps and games.  (more…)

DEAL: Samsung Fast Wireless Charging Stand is Just $24.99

Samsung’s Fast Wireless Charging Stand is probably the best accessory it has released in recent years. I say that because it not only offers fast wireless charging to your supported phone, it also acts as a stand to give you that constant proper desk-level view for prime interactivity. If you don’t already own one, you should take advantage of the Flash Steals deal today that prices the device at just $24.99(more…)

Lenovo Launches Smart Assistant Speaker Powered by Amazon Alexa

CES 2017 is officially here and Lenovo is one of the first companies out of the gate with some major announcements. Their line-up for 2017 will of course include new computers, but on a mobile or smart home front, we have some other goodies to share. First up, Lenovo announced the Lenovo Smart Assistant, which is a smart home speaker powered by Amazon Alexa. Think of it as an Amazon Echo and Google Home mash-up device, only made by Lenovo.  (more…)