Withings Acquired by Nokia

This morning, Nokia announced that it had acquired Withings, maker of a variety of popular connected home and health accessories. You may know Withings for their smart WiFi scales, baby monitors, and “smart” watches, but they also make blood pressure monitors, thermometers, baby scales, and odd-but-kind-of-neat alarm clock/light thingies.  (more…)

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DEAL: Moto 360 Sport is Just $199 Right Now ($100 Off)

On the hunt for an Android Wear device with GPS that would be great as a smartwatch and fitness pal? The GPS-enabled Moto 360 Sport is a solid option, but even more so today because of deals across the internet for the white or “flame” models.

As of right now, you can grab the white or flame versions for $100 off, which means either watch is just $199. Amazon and Best Buy both have the $100 off deal, but if you want an even better deal, B&H Photo is doing the $100 off while tossing in a $50 B&H Photo gift card.  (more…)

DEAL: Moto 360 (1st Gen) is Just $89.99 Today at eBay

I don’t know that I would recommend that just anyone rush out and buy the original Moto 360 these days, now that the watch is closing in on its 2-year anniversary, but if you have been curious about smartwatches and their supposed usefulness, and are ready to dive in with little investment, we have a deal for you today. For just $89.99, you can buy the Moto 360 (1st gen) over at eBay. $90! With free shipping!

Keep in mind that the original Moto 360 launched with pretty dated specs (namely the processor), so in 2016, it’s going to struggle some. With that said, it’s still arguably the best looking smartwatch ever released and will still work with your current phone. It’s also just $89.99…which, again, is nuts.

The seller has all sorts of combinations available, including those on leather or metal bands. He says that they are in “new other” condition, which could just mean that they won’t ship to you in original packaging. Or it could mean something else. Either way, something to consider.

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In Celebration of 4/20, Slickwraps Offering Hemp Wraps (42% Off Code Too)

For today only, in celebration of April 20 (4/20 aka National Weed Day aka Be Like Snoop Dogg Day), Slickwraps is offering hemp wraps for select devices. For smartphones, the price appears to be consistent at $25, while wraps for a MacBook will cost you an additional $5 at $30.

The hemp wraps are exactly what you would find from other wraps from Slickwraps, with the exception of the real look and feel of hemp, of course. According to Slickwraps’ product listing, these wraps will offer dust and scratch protection for your precious smartphone, while also including the same 3M adhesive found on all of their other wraps.  (more…)

DEAL: Amazon Echo and Tap Discounted 15% Today Only

At one point, I probably would have told you that while cool and a fun party toy, the Amazon Echo wasn’t really worth all that it was cracked up to be. After all, it’s only a decent Bluetooth speaker, doesn’t have access to Google Play Music through Alexa, and does a lot of the things the phone in your hand does, only slower because you have to talk to it. But within the past year, Amazon put its foot on the gas pedal in terms of adding features to Amazon Echo and is turning it into the future hub of your home.

Today, Amazon Echo (which is controlled by Alexa) does more things than I can even keep track of. From controlling a number of different LED smart lights to giving you kid health advice through KidsMD, or finally getting access to Nest and telling you if you need to put gas in your car, this has become an incredibly useful household tool. You can even order pizza through Domino’s or request an Uber. Thankfully, as an Echo owner, you will receive an email from Amazon each week detailing the new goodies. You can also see the list of capabilities here.

For today only, Amazon is discounting Amazon Echo (and the portable Amazon Tap version) by 15% to celebrate the fact that they were voted most reputable company in the US. At 15% off, you are looking at discounts of $26 for the Echo and almost $19 for the Tap.

Amazon Links:  Amazon Echo ($153.71) | Amazon Tap ($111.01)

LG Sets Up “Friends” Store to Help You Find and Buy G5 Modules and Accessories

As much as we try to continue to ignore the fact that LG insists on calling its accessory line-up for the G5, “Friends,” they just keep throwing it (and that stupid green cat) in our faces. In the latest installment of “Look at our really weird advertising for Friends of the LG G5,” LG is introducing us to the LG Friends website, which will feature all of the “Friends” you can handle, assuming they are even available in your country.

If interested, you must be a carpenter who loves pink phones and dog collar headphones, a hollywood C-level actress with an audio addiction, grandmother with shaky hands, a discount Britney Spears on a VR trip, or the tiniest James Bond ever, who is so small that LG’s Rolling Bot becomes a volleyball when held instead of the softball that it actually is.  (more…)