Deal: Buy a Chromecast Before December 21, Get $20 in Google Play Credit

Need another last minute present idea? Chromecast. Yes, once again, the HDMI dongle from Google is one of the best presents you can give to your friends and family during the holidays. If you think the Chromecast is old news and want another idea, keep in mind that if you buy one before December 21, Google will give you $20 in Google Play credit. Yep, the $35 dongle comes with $20 in Play credit to spend however you please.

Oh, Amazon has the Chromecast for about $2.50 cheaper than Google with Prime shipping and includes the credit. Get after it.

Links:  Amazon ($32.60) | Google Play ($35)

Deal: The Invisible Bluetooth Headset is Just $17.99

In need of a cheap Bluetooth headset, but are trying to avoid looking like that guy? Think about the Invisible Bluetooth headset that is on sale in the DL Deals shop for just $17.99.

The Invisible Bluetooth headset was designed to be, well, almost invisible. Sort of like the Motorola Hint, the Invisible wants to sit in your ear ready to take calls, but remain out of sight. It’s super lightweight, has 30-foot range, 5 hours of talk time, and touch-based controls. It may not carry the full feature set of the Hint, but again, if you just need something to make and take calls with that stays out of view, consider it.

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Amazon Selling Nexus 9 Folio Keyboard for Just $88, Temporarily Out of Stock

Over on Amazon, Nexus 9 owners can pick up a HTC-made Folio Case for just $88. Usually priced at $130 on Amazon and Google Play, this is a great deal, but don’t rush on over there, as the accessory is currently out of stock.

While the keyboard may be out of stock, if you are in no rush, this could be an easy way for you to secure a low-price accessory for your Nexus 9. It is posted on Amazon’s site that delivery should take place on January 22, so a little over a month.  (more…)

The Droid Life Gift Guide [2014]

We are nearing Christmas (three weeks away!), plus it is now officially the holiday season, so that means it is a time for giving. If you need help picking out something special for that tech-savvy person in your life, allow the DL Gift Guide to help you make the right decision.

From phones to tablets, each of the DL staff gives their top recommendations, as well as an oddball gift that may or may not quite belong in the tech category. Along with each product, we do our best to sell you on why these would make great gifts for your loved ones.

Have at it.  (more…)

Video: A First Look at the Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio

The Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio is the first official accessory available for Google’s new tablet. It’s also more than likely going to be the most expensive. At $129, this Bluetooth-connected keyboard-case-combo is going to be tough for most to justify buying without any knowledge of its capabilities, quality, etc., so we went ahead and took the plunge for you, just like we do with almost all of the important Nexus accessories.

To kick off our coverage of the Keyboard Folio, we wanted to first put together an overview/first look and tour of the device, so that we are all on the same page and know exactly what we are dealing with here. This is also a chance for us to share initial impressions, many of which tend to stick through to the end of a review cycle.  (more…)

Moto 360 Individual Leather and Metal Bands Now Available

Individual leather or metal watch bands for the Moto 360 are now available through Motorola’s online store. As was previously announced, the leather bands cost $29.99 each and the metal bands cost $79.99 each.

For leather, you are looking at options of cognac (brown), black, or stone. For metal, you can choose either light or dark finishes, both of which are stainless steel. The metal bands have a butterfly clasp, tri-link design, and again, are made of solid stainless steel of the “highest quality.” The leather comes from Horween, a tannery in the United States.

To swap out watch bands, Motorola recommends that you take the watch into a jeweler.

Motorola Links:  Leather Bands ($29.99) | Metal Bands ($79.99)  (more…)

Nexus 9’s Keyboard Folio Now In-Stock and Shipping From Google Play for $129

Look! The HTC Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio is finally available for purchase on Google Play! At $129, it certainly isn’t cheap, but it does attach magnetically and wirelessly to your tablet, so that its mechanical keys can let you “type with confidence.” It also lasts for up to five months on a single charge, which is kind of neat, and it should offer some sort of screen protection.

But dat price doe.

Any takers? We ordered one, as we almost always do with Nexus accessories, so we’ll report back shortly with our thoughts. (more…)

Motorola Hosting 50% Off Music Accessory Sale Right Now, Ends Tomorrow

Motorola is getting in on the discounted shopping week this afternoon, hosting its very own Music Accessory sale. Starting today until tomorrow night at midnight (ET), Motorola offers you the chance to purchase various music accessory products for 50% off.

As of right now, the deals include a pair of SOUL Republic headphones for just $99, down from $199, or a Moto Stream for just $25, down from $50. As stated, it’s all 50% off.  (more…)