Nest Introduces Its First Outdoor Security Cam, Up for Pre-Order Now

We’re barely a month removed from Tony Fadell’s exit at Nest and the company is pushing out its first product, the Nest Cam Outdoor. As the name suggested, this is the outdoor Nest Cam that customers have been begging the smart home product maker to release.

At $199, the Nest Cam Outdoor is very much a Nest product, but yet also your typical outdoor camera. It shoots 1080p video, can see in the dark, is weatherproof at IP65, connects via WiFi, sends you notifications when it notices movement or hears noise, and needs to be plugged into an outlet 24-7.  (more…)

DEAL: Amazon Dash Buttons All $0.99 Today, Include $5 Credit for First Use

Amazon Dash Buttons, the programmable buttons that allow you to order all sorts of your favorite household items with a single press, are discounted today to just $0.99. Since they normally retail for $4.99 a piece, I’d say that this is a deal worth jumping on if you are a Prime member.

How do Dash Buttons work? They are super simple, thanks to setup via the Amazon Android app, and have become a part of my shopping routine, especially when it comes to things like paper towels, toilet paper, tissue paper, air fresheners, and even bottled water. In fact, Dash Buttons have all but killed off any need for me to go to Target, which is an amazing thing to say.  (more…)

DEAL: Jaybird X2 Bluetooth Headphones Just $79.99 Today at Amazon ($70 Off)

Today’s best deal is without a doubt the Amazon “Deal of the day” for the Jaybird X2 Bluetooth sport headphones. At just $79.99 ($70 off), you can own what I consider to be the best wireless Bluetooth headphones on the planet. Well, they’ll be the best until the X3 comes out later this year.

Amazon currently has the $79.99 price available in a variety of colors with Prime shipping, since this is a Prime-specific deal.  (more…)

Samsung Stomps on the MicroSD Card With UFS Line of Cards, Including 256GB Option

This morning, Samsung announced that it has taken expandable storage to a ridiculously fast level. Their new removable memory cards are more than five times faster than the typical microSD cards you probably have in your phones now. Read that again: five times.

The new cards are build on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 1.0 standard, which means read speeds of up to 530MB/s and write speeds of 170MB/s. The current crop of fast microSD cards that we all own are built on the UHS standard and mostly top out around the 95MB/s read mark. That’s nuts!  (more…)

SanDisk Announces Two 256GB MicroSD Cards, Arriving as Early as August

This morning, SanDisk joined Samsung as removable storage makers who plan to offer microSD cards in 256GB options. According to SanDisk, we should expect two new 256GB cards throughout the year, one of the Extreme variety that should be good for action cameras and 4K-ready phones, plus another of the Ultra variety that will be great for casual smartphone use.  (more…)

DEAL: Nest Thermostat (3rd Gen) is $199 Thru July 4 ($50 Off)

Nest Thermostat, one of the few items of tech I’ve purchased within the past few years that I often refer to as “an item I can’t live without,” is discounted at the moment in celebration of July 4th. Nest has dropped the 3rd gen model (the newest version) by $50, so to get into a device that rarely sees discounts, you can do so for $199 instead of $249.

Not all that familiar with Nest Thermostats? Just know that they are the ultimate smart home convenience items. Not only can you adjust the temperature of your house at any time from anywhere, you can also set schedules for heating and cooling or let Nest create them for you automatically. Nest works with a number of smart home platforms (like Amazon Alexa) and can be a hub of sorts for automation, like your doors locking or your WiFi cameras turning off or on.

As of right now, most retailers have the Nest Thermostat (3rd gen) at $50 off.

Links: Amazon | Best Buy | Nest

DEAL: UE Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker is Just $160 at eBay ($140 Off)

When it comes to the best reviewed and often most popular Bluetooth speakers on the planet, Ultimate Ears (UE) and its line of Boom and Megaboom speakers typically tops most lists. The combination of great sound, design, and value makes these speakers tough to beat. So when we see deals on them, well, we point them out immediately.

Right now, if you don’t mind a “manufacturer refurbished” product or two, the UE Megaboom can be yours over at eBay for just $159.99(more…)