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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IKEA’s Wireless Charging Furniture is Now Available

Included in the series of announcements surrounding the launch of the Galaxy S6 from Samsung, was word from IKEA that they had partnered with the Korean electronics giant to build out furniture that would include embedded wireless chargers. The thought was to help increase wireless charging adoption, but also to add functionality to your bedside table or lamp that would allow you to ditch the ugly chargers sold to you by Samsung and a variety of other accessory makers. The result, unveiled in April, was a series of lamps, tables, and stand-alone wireless chargers that added some style to something as geeky as wireless charging.  (more…)

Xiaomi’s US Accessory Store Opens Today at 7PM Pacific With Cheap Goods Like a $15 Fitness Tracker

Earlier this year, Xiaomi – maker of all things insanely cheap that happen to look a lot (seriously, a lot a lot) like Apple products – announced that it would begin its move into the US by selling its line of ultra-affordable accessories. Their phones may arrive at some point down the road as well, but for now, they want to get you familiar with their brand by tempting you into picking up things like a $15 fitness tracker, $10 5000mAh power bank, or $80 premium headphones. Today, the temptation officially begins.  (more…)

Google’s ATAP is Introducing New Wearables That Will “Blow Your Socks Off” at Google I/O

Google posted the I/O 2015 schedule this morning (more on that in a bit) with a session hosted by the ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects) team that has already caught our attention. The session is titled “Badass and beautiful. Tech and human. Love and work. ATAP.” which doesn’t tell us much, other than they have some wild, spiritual, and emotional thoughts on technology. But should you cruise into the description of the session, past the Fast and Furious reference, we find out that the ATAP team has new wearables to show off.  (more…)