DEAL: Moto 360 for as Little as $149 at Woot

Would you pull the trigger on your first Android Wear smartwatch if it was the Moto 360 and you only had to pay $150? That’s the scenario in front of you today, thanks to a deal from Woot. The Moto 360, which is probably still the best looking smartwatch to date (and just received Android 5.1), can be had for $150 with a leather band or $180 with a metal band.

At retail, the Moto 360 with a leather band normally runs $250; with a metal band, you are looking at $300. Not a bad deal.

The deal includes a 1-year warranty from Motorola.

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SanDisk’s 200GB MicroSD Card Now Available

Back in March, days after Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 without an expandable storage slot, SanDisk unveiled its new 200GB microSD card. They told us at the time to expect the “world’s highest capacity” card at some point in Q2 of this year. Well, here we are in Q2 and the card is available at retailers like Amazon.

Of course, this much storage will cost you. The price was supposed to start around $399, but Amazon has the little guy for $240. I don’t know that I would call that a “deal,” though that’s much easier to swallow than the original price quote.

With a card like this, you could technically hold up to 20 hours of full HD video or transfer 1,200 photos in a minute with theoretic speeds of 90MB/s.

Any takers?

Amazon Link ($240)

Qi Wireless Charging is About to Get a Whole Lot Faster

The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) announced this morning that a new Qi wireless power standard specification “paves the way for fast charging of mobile phones.” In other words, wireless charging will soon have fast charging capabilities, similar to what is found in devices currently equipped with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology. I’ll say that again – wireless charging is about to be fast, just like turbo or fast charging is.  (more…)

Amazon Echo is Now Available to All at $179

Amazon’s personal assistant/kitchen buddy/media streamer/news updater/joke teller/home controller that is manipulated by voice, the Amazon Echo, is now available for all to purchase at the price of $179. The cylindrical speaker will ship on July 14.

Not familiar with Echo? Here’s the story. Echo was introduced in November to Prime members in very limited supply at $99 as a voice-activated assistant that includes a speaker, allowing it to double as a media player in any room. You had to sign-up to show interest in Echo, but Amazon didn’t exactly let you order it right away. At first, they only let you request an invite to purchase and would notify you if selected. Soon after that, they let almost any Prime member order one, with shipping estimates months and months out. For example, Tim and I ordered Echo some time in early January, but neither of us actually received units until last month.  (more…)

dbrand Unveils New Bamboo Skin, Celebrates With Store-Wide 25% Off Sale

For those of you who may want to change up the look of your smartphone, dbrand has a fancy new skin for you to check out, which could turn your plastic or metal smartphone into a elegant, wooden piece of art. dbrand has partnered up with 3M to get the look and feel of real bamboo made into a skin, with buyers able to apply it to many different smartphones, tablets, and even laptops.  (more…)

Deal: $17 Smart Micro USB Charger Tells You How Fast Your Phone is Charging

If you are the type of person who has dozens of different phone and tablet chargers lying around your house after collecting devices over the years, you have probably run into situations where you thought your phone with this cable or that adapter wasn’t charging as quickly as it should. With the help of today’s DL Deal, the Smart Micro USB Charge Kit ($17), those combinations of adapter and cable that cause slow fill-ups could be a thing of the past.

The Smart Micro USB Charge Kit acts as a middle man between your phone and wall adapter to try and tell you if your phone is getting a full amount of juice as it charges. It ranks your charge like a cell phone signal, with a 5 bar rating. It’s as if it’s measuring signal strength to let you know if your phone is getting the best connection to your charger. The idea here is that the better the connection, the faster your phone charges.

It’s $17 for a limited time if you are interested.

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Awesome Deal: Motorola Turbo Chargers for $9.99!

You know how much we love Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology, right? Using a Turbo Charger on the Moto X (2nd gen), then Nexus 6 and Galaxy S6 and now LG G4, has been game-changing in our eyes. Quickly charging phones, especially ones that can’t seem to figure out how to last through an entire day, is the type of innovation that changes the way you use your phone – in a good way, of course.

Unfortunately, many of the Quick Charge 2.0 or “Turbo Chargers” made by manufacturers, like Motorola, are never cheap. They charge a premium for this little guys. The 3rd party, random brands, offer inexpensive chargers, but I’ve always felt that you never know exactly what you are getting yourself into with those and tend to stick with those made by the big dogs.

And that brings us to today’s deal on Groupon. The Motorola Turbo Charger can be had for $9.99! This tank typically runs $35, so we are talking a 70% discount on an official, brand new Motorola Turbo Charger. You know what to do.

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Deal: 128GB Lexar MicroSD Card With USB 3.0 Reader is Just $73

Looking for a fresh deal on a 128GB microSD card for your non-Galaxy S6? Amazon recently dropped the price of the Lexar 128GB UHS-1/U3 card that is coupled with a USB 3.0 card reader. The combo runs just $72.99, which is a steal. Both Samsung and SanDisk’s 128GB cards cost more than $73, and neither comes with a USB 2.0 reader.

If you don’t want the full 128GB card, they also have a 64GB combo that is only $42.99.

Prime shipping is included.

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