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 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…)
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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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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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…)
A good car charger is something everyone should have. The problem is, it’s tough to figure out which ones are actually good and which ones are cheap garbage. The Mpow 3-port intelligent car charger that is in its final days on the DL Deals store should be one to consider. You can pick up this compact charger for just $13.99 for the next 5 days.
As a recap, the Mpow 3-port charger supports both 12V and 18V input, identifies which types of devices you connect to power them correctly, and will shut down charges in order to prevent damage to your battery or device. It also has 3 ports, of course, so you can charge up to two tablets and a phone at a time.
The Mpow 3-port intelligent charger has a close-to-5-star rating over at Amazon. (more…)
Battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge isn’t something you will be bragging about any time soon. It’s borderline bad, actually. But these phones happen to have the best displays and cameras in any mobile phone, along with a hell of a premium build, so it’s hard to argue against anyone interested in buying one. With that said, we know that battery life is a top 3 category for some, especially those who aren’t near a charger all day long for quick re-fills.
For those people, we give you the ZeroLemon 3500mAh Slim battery case at just $28.99. With this case, you not only get quite a bit of protection, but you also get an extra 3500mAh of juice that can be used once your initial charge runs out. The case will add some thickness, but since the phone is quite small, it shouldn’t be unwieldy.
Companies like Mophie have made these types of cases famous, but they also charge a $100 premium for most. At $28.99, this is a pretty good deal.
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Would you pull the trigger on your first Android Wear smartwatch if it was the Moto 360 and you only had to pay $150? That’s the scenario in front of you today, thanks to a deal from Woot. The Moto 360, which is probably still the best looking smartwatch to date (and just received Android 5.1), can be had for $150 with a leather band or $180 with a metal band.
At retail, the Moto 360 with a leather band normally runs $250; with a metal band, you are looking at $300. Not a bad deal.
The deal includes a 1-year warranty from Motorola.
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