DEAL: Nest Thermostat (3rd Gen) is $199 Today at eBay ($50 Off)

The newest version of the Nest Thermostat (that would be the 3rd gen model) has dropped to just $199.99 today at eBay in a daily deal, a $50 discount. Not only is that a hell of a deal on a smart home product that I personally cannot live without, but it’s worth noting that Nest products are almost never discounted. To see the newest Nest at $50 off is worth running to.

As a recap, the Nest Thermostat wants to automate your home and its temperature. It can be controlled via app, but it also learns your patterns and activities to know when to adjust for the perfect cooling or heating. It works with IFTTT, Amazon Echo, and only gets smarter and more useful by the week. Nest even tries to save you money each month on your power bill, though I can’t say that over the years I have noticed a major impact. I’ll let others who own one weigh in on that front.

Again, $50 is a discount we rarely see, so if a smart home thermostat is something you have been considering, now is the time to jump on it.

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LG Action CAM is World’s First Action Camera With LTE

LG has a new “Friend” device in its ecosystem, this time being the world’s first action camera capable of connecting to a 4G LTE network. Called the Action CAM, this camera is made for those who seek adventure, featuring a 12.3MP sensor capable of shooting at 60fps in FHD and 30fps in UHD. More notably, the LTE connectivity is not tethered by a smartphone, meaning that when you are out on the track recording your awesome motorcycle videos, they can be simultaneously streamed to YouTube Live or whichever service livestreaming is supported.  (more…)

Jeff Koons Nexus Live Cases are Now Available for $40, and Here’s How to Make a Balloon Swan

The Jeff Koons designed Nexus Live Cases that Google began teasing yesterday are now available for purchase on the Google Store. Priced at $40, you will find three different limited edition cases, all of which are individually numbered.

Not familiar with Jeff Koons? I know nothing of him either, but Google calls him “one of the world’s greatest living artists” who is best known for his “Gazing Ball” series, where he re-creates previous masterpiece paintings and then places a large blue gazing ball in front of them. He also does public sculptures and created a special live wallpaper for these cases that is built from Koons’ favorite moments from the Swan Lake ballet.  (more…)

Samsung Confirms Wireless Gear IconX Buds, Gear Fit 2 on S Health Site

Last week, we saw the first photos of two new Samsung wearables dubbed Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX. Neither has been announced, but Samsung did us a favor and confirmed each device by listing them as available supported accessories for their S Health app.

The S Health website that outed each doesn’t list any details for either device, but we do get official press images. As you can see from the image up top of the Gear IconX, these are indeed wireless earbuds that should make haters of standard Bluetooth bud wires incredibly happy. I, for one, cannot wait to give these a shot during workouts.  (more…)

DEAL: Amazon Fire TV Drops to $85 Today ($15 Off)

The Amazon Fire TV, a streaming media box that is also one of the few pieces of Amazon hardware worth owning, has been discounted today to $84.99, down from its usual $100 price. I say that this is one of the few, because the Fire TV offers great value for the price, while helping turn your TV into a smart one.

With the Fire TV, you get not only the box that connects to your TV, but you also get Amazon’s voice remote that now has access to Alexa. Yep, that’s the same Alexa that powers the Amazon Echo and lets you ask for the weather or sports scores or shout out commands like, “Alexa, play Prince all day every day!”

The Fire TV also supports 4K, thanks to a recent update, and still gives you access to your favorite media services like Netflix, ESPN, AMC, HBO Now, etc. You can play games on the Fire TV as well.

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DEAL: Huawei Watch is $100-$150 Off at Most Retailers

The Huawei Watch, an Android Wear smartwatch that is about as good as it gets for the current crop, has been discounted by either $100 or $150 depending on the model. Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg are all selling the watch with heavy discounts.

The base model, which has a stainless steel case and leather strap, has dropped from $350 to $250 for a limited time. The same goes for the black stainless steel, stainless steel with mesh bracelet, and the all stainless with classic steel bracelet. Those have all been discounted by a solid $100. But, if you want some gold in your life, Huawei is shaving off $150 for the all gold with metal bracelet and the gold model with leather bracelet.

Be sure to read our Huawei Watch review if you have not already.

Huawei Watch Links:  Amazon | Best Buy | Newegg