First Look at dbrand’s Pink Carbon Skin for the Nexus 6

I would imagine that most of you are probably familiar with dbrand and their custom fit skins for devices like the Nexus 6. If not, you are about to be. Their team sent over a Nexus 6 for us to check out, fitted with an unreleased and limited pink carbon fiber skin. They told us that this new skin is so limited, that sending us one to review for you was a difficult task. Kind of cool, right?

If the limited factor in all this means little, maybe knowing that you will soon have a chance to win this particular Nexus 6 and its pink carbon fiber skin will? I thought so.  (more…)

Deal: Buy Unlocked Moto X “Pure,” Receive a $50 Discount and a Free Pair of $200 Bluetooth Headphones

The Galaxy S6s and HTC One M9 are arriving within a month, so it’s going to be tough to justify buying any other phone for the time being. Motorola is going to try to convince you that the Moto X “Pure Edition” is still worth it (and maybe it is for all we know), though, with today’s deal that will land you a new Moto X “Pure Edition” and a pair of TRACKS AIR Sol Republic Bluetooth on-ear headphones for just $449.94.

If you break it down, Motorola is basically giving you a Moto X “Pure Edition” with 16GB of storage, customized with MotoMaker, for $450. That’s a $50 discount over the normal full price. They are then tossing in $200 Bluetooth on-ear headphones for free.

Tough choice or are we all just waiting at this point?

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As Samsung Ditches the SD Slot, SanDisk Introduces 200GB MicroSD Card

Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones have few weaknesses on paper, but one is arguably the lack of a microSD card slot. For years, while the rest of the smartphone industry backed away from expandable storage, Samsung stuck to it, claiming that its customers would rather have the option. Whatever the reason was for cutting the feature from their new phones, it’s unfortunate, because storage companies like SanDisk are only going bigger and bolder with removable flash cards. This morning, SanDisk announced a new 200GB microSD card that arrives in Q2.  (more…)

Deal Reminder: Neutron S at $25, Lets You Mount Your Phone or Tablet to Any Surface

Just a quick reminder that the Neutron S, a tablet and phone mount for almost any surface, is still available in the DL Deals shop for just $25.

With the Neutron S, you get a product that is machined from solid aerospace aluminum and contains a shielded permanent neodymium magnet “which never loses its hold.” From tablets to phones to your keys, you can really mount almost anything, as long as it is under 1lb. You could use it in your car to host your phone for navigation or on a wall to let you go hands-free in the kitchen.

The Neutron S “uses magnetic architecture to generate herculean grip while taking up minimal space,” but also has NFC built-in so that you can configure it to accomplish tasks as you mount a device (think turning on Bluetooth as you mount it in your car to connect to your stereo). The Neutron S attaches to objects using 3M VHB tape that is included with purchase.

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ZRRO is a Android-Powered Gaming Console With a Hover Touch Pad Controller

Only because the world needed another Kickstarter-funded Android gaming console that will more than likely ship months late and under-deliver, we thought we should introduce you to ZRRO. ZRRO opened on Kickstarter today, seeking $200,000 from you and I, so that it can deliver an Android gaming system that plays the way mobile games were meant to be played, with a touch pad. Apparently, consoles that tried to convert mobile touch-friendly games into console-like experiences that utilize a typical gamepad, had it all wrong. ZRRO thinks you should use their hover touch pad, to play like you would on your phone (using your fingers and thumbs), but through your TV…if that makes sense.  (more…)

Deals: Motorola Offers $125 Off Bluetooth Headphones, BOGO Power Packs Through February 24

Motorola’s Valentine’s $100-off deal may be done, but the company replaced it this morning with a substantial discount on its $200 SOL Republic TRACKS AIR headphones and a buy-one-get-one free deal for its P4000 power pack. Today through February 24, a pair of TRACKS AIR headphones can be had for just $75 ($125 discount). Plus, if you spend $79 on a P4000 power pack, Motorola will hand you another for free(more…)

Deal: This 50% Off PNY Power Packs and Flash Storage Sale is Kind of Insane

We feature a lot of deals here at Droid Life, but I don’t know that many match up to today’s through Amazon. The deal, which is kind of insane, is on PNY power/battery packs and flash storage, with prices being slashed by up to 50%.

It’s insane because you grab a 3,000mAh, super pocketable, power pack for as little as $12.99. Seriously, some 6-packs of beer cost that much these days. If you need more juice, you can go 5,000mAh power pack for just $17.99, or 8,000mAh (with 1A and 2.1A outputs) power pack for $26.99.

Don’t need a power pack, but do need external storage? How about a 16GB UHS-1, Class 10 micro SD card for $8.75 or a 32GB card for $14.49? Need something else? The eal also includes flash drives for under $20, full size SD cards as low as $14.49, and a 240GB solid state drive for $99.

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