Deal: QuickLock Smart Padlock Drops to $49

The QuickLock smart padlock has dropped to just $49 in the DL Deals store (a 18% discount). With this lock, you get smart functionality like the ability the unlock it without a key. You can unlock it via smartphone and app, special fob or ring, NFC key (up to 50 of them) or card. You can even add on multiple users, so you don’t have to worry about making keys for all parties needing access.

The QuickLock charges via microUSB cable, but should last for up to two years on a single charge, and is made of die cast zinc alloy.

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ZNAPS Racks Up $400K on Kickstarter in Days, It’s Like MagSafe for Your Phone

What happens when you love Apple’s MagSafe technology so much that you decide you must apply it to charging a phone? You get ZNAPS, a Kickstarter funded product that wants to make charging your phone easier than ever. It’s basically a MagSafe like charging plug that sits in the charging port of your phone, so that you can quickly charge a device without having to think about it or actually plug anything in.  (more…)

Pebble Time is Now Available From Best Buy

If you had your sights set on the Pebble Time as your first/next smartwatch but missed out on the Kickstarter campaign, you can now head over to your local Best Buy or hit up Best Buy’s website and buy one. Priced at $199, you get a smartwatch with industry leading battery life, a color e-paper display, compatibility with Android and iOS (limited), and a unique user interface that differs from Android Wear and Apple Watch.

Best Buy has red, white, and black models available online, but you may want to check with your local store for specific color availability.  (more…)

Motorola Quietly Releases Moto Hint (2nd Gen), Better Battery Life and Improved Design for $130

Motorola has apparently been hard at work behind the scenes, designing and quietly launching an updated Moto Hint earpiece accessory. The Moto Hint is a little earbud, originally launched last year, that syncs up to your smartphone for placing and taking calls, delivering information hands-free (directions home and phone notifications), and the ability to send text messages without lifting a finger. To get an overall sense of what Hint is, view our video tour.

According to its listing on Best Buy, the Moto Hint (2nd Gen) features Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR technology, an improved design for enhanced audio, in addition to advanced voice control. Most importantly, however, is Motorola’s claim right on the box of 70% more talk-time over the 1st Gen model.  (more…)

Deal: Moto Hint is Now Just $80 ($70 Off)

Motorola’s Moto Hint, the little earbud Bluetooth headset thingy that can be used to access some of the Google Voice search and Moto Voice stuff you regularly use on your Moto X (or DROID), has dropped to just $79.99 on Motorola’s web store. Originally priced at $150, this earbud lets you ask about the weather, your upcoming schedule, directions to a location, or call someone without needing to touch your phone.  It can actually be paired with any Bluetooth enabled smartphone for calls, but you get the full experience when paired with a Motorola device.

I spent some time with the Moto Hint a few months back and came away impressed by some things (fit, finish, look, battery life and case, etc.), while others left me looking elsewhere (volume is way too low when maxed out) for a Bluetooth experience in the $150 price range. But with the Hint at just $80, it’s probably now worth considering. If you want a Bluetooth headset that won’t make you look like the guy in the cheap suit at Starbucks talking loudly on a hands-free call, this is one to consider.

The Moto Hint also comes with leather, wood, or fabric accents. Classy.

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Deal: $23 ChargeIt! USB Wall Adapter Charges 3 Devices at Once

How many times have you had to battle a loved one over an outlet or USB cable to charge your phone? With the ChargeIt! US wall charger, you can charge up to 3 devices at a time through a single outlet, with one grabbing juice through a built-in USB cable. The ChargetIt! should also be able to provide faster charging through its 2.4A port.

At $23, which is a solid discount from the full $50 retail price, you get a solid travel buddy that would be a solid charger for highly-trafficked areas in your home.

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Chromecast Gets an Ethernet Adapter for Those Spotty WiFi Rooms in Your House

You know how your Chromecast is tucked behind your TV, in a basement family room, far away from your wireless router, and so its connection typically isn’t the best? Google wants to fix that with a power source for the Chromecast that doubles as an ethernet adapter.

The accessory popped up today on the Google Store, but has since sold out (or was pulled by Google). Assuming it shows up again with stock, Google wants $15 for it. That’s not a terrible price for a power/ethernet adapter, but it seems a bit crazy knowing that the actual Chromecast unit runs just $35.

Anyone interested? If so, we’ll be sure to let you know when it’s back in stock. (more…)