I can’t say that it has ever happened to me personally, but I can imagine that losing your luggage while traveling could quite possibly be the most frustrating thing on the planet, especially when you and the airport have no idea where your bag is at the moment you realize it has been lost. Trakdot is a product that attempts to alleviate this situation by tracking your bag at all times.
To work, the Trakdot is simply placed in your luggage and then paired with an app or browser. As you land, the device sends a notification to your phone to let you know its exact location, which hopefully is right underneath your seat in the luggage compartment of the plane. If it isn’t there, then you should at least be able to see its last whereabouts to help you and the airline track and recover it.
The Trakdot typically runs $50, but you need to pay $20 per year for its tracking service. With this deal, you get the Trakdot plus two years of service for $79.99. So basically, you are saving $10. Amazon reviewers seem to love it and have given it a 4.5+ score. (more…)
Now that our reviews of the Galaxy S6 (review) and Galaxy S6 Edge (review) are out of the way, it’s time to start thinking about life with each phone in the near future and beyond, and that means getting are hands on things like accessories to either add features and functionality to the phone or protect it. Since the S6 Edge is the most interesting of the two because of its dual-edge display, we wanted to start there. And since the folks at Spigen sent us over a boatload of cases for the device, we may as well show off theirs. (more…)
For whatever reason, you can’t turn around these days without seeing a battery pack on sale. Today’s price slashing is on the SHARKK 15000mAh dual-port pack in the DL Deals store which can be had for $29.99 or 50% off. As the name suggests, it features dual USB ports so that you can multiple devices at a time. It also has a smallish, sleek grey design, with orange highlights and LED indicators.
This same power bank has a 4.5 star rating on Amazon and a retail price of $49.99.
The deal is live for another 3 days.
- Sleek, compact & versatile rock-surface design
- 15000mAh battery for up to 6 full iPhone charges or 4 charges for Samsung devices
- LED light indicators display power status & remaining charge level
- Dual USB ports allow for simultaneous device charging (5V/1A, Port B: 5V/2.1A)
Ready to add to your collection of Android memorabilia? The DL Deals store currently has a bundle of Bugdroids that includes 3 mystery boxes of Dead Zebra collectibles, along with a 6-inch Plush toy for $19.99.
The mystery boxes are indeed a mystery, and we aren’t even sure which set they are from. The whole bundle is being filled by DKE Toys, so it’s my guess that they have a whole bunch of left-over individual boxes that have piled up over the years and are going to slap them together in a bundle with the soft plush toys.
At $20, that’s not a bad price, since individual mystery collectibles typically retail for $9. But keep in mind that you get the plush toy with the three mysteries.
A big Android Wear update was announced this morning by Google. The update will slowly rollout to devices over the coming weeks, but it includes all sorts of new features and tweaks, like WiFi support and the ability to draw emoji in response to messages.
According to Google, the update first introduces an always-on mode for apps, because some times you just need the watch face to stay on until you tell it to turn off. Think of needing directions or if you are checking a list, but don’t feel like flicking your wrist or tapping the screen each time you need your Android Wear device to turn back on. If you are worried about battery drains, Google has tried to alleviate that problem by allowing apps to go black-white when you aren’t looking at your watch, but back to full color as you do point it back at your face. (more…)
If you want to get into the world of wireless Bluetooth earbuds, but don’t necessarily want to fork out for the really expensive sets, we have a deal for you that’s going away tomorrow. The Wireless Feather Bluetooth Earbuds that have been selling quite well in the DL Deals shop are still available for a few more hours at just $24.99.
Again, these aren’t the most premium Bluetooth earbuds on the planet, but they aren’t trying to be. These are entry-level buds for those who want to experience a world without wires and without breaking the bank.
The design is lightweight and features tangle-free wires, has 30ft Bluetooth connectivity, and a built-in microphone so that you can take calls.
Ever since IKEA and Samsung announced that they were teaming up to introduce a line of furniture with embedded wireless charging, we have been dying to get a look at the options, prices, and opportunities to buy them. With the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, along with a handful of other devices showing love to wireless charging these days, the thought of having furniture in our lives with built-in wireless charging sounds pretty incredible. It may not be fast charging, but it’s certainly quite convenient, especially if the technology can live seamlessly in our day-to-day lives.
This morning, IKEA finally announced pricing and availability of the new line for the US, with the first pieces of furniture becoming available in “late Spring.” (more…)
Ready to spend all of the lunch money that you saved up after purchasing the Series 5 box set of Android collectibles from February? Your answer will be “Yes” in a moment, once you see the the new “For Science” set that Dead Zebra is releasing on Monday, April 20. (more…)