Misfit Shine Activity Tracker Finally Readies Android App, is on Sale at Best Buy for $99 (Updated)

Back in March, we gave you a not-so-pleasant update on a funded IndieGogo campaign called Misfit Shine, a wearable activity tracker (like a Fitbit) that is easily one of the most elegant designs you’ll see in the industry. Their team announced at the time that they had dropped Android support, even though they had initially said it would be a part of the product’s launch. As a well-funded project at over $800,000 with thousands of backers, this wasn’t exactly the start that a potential Android userbase was looking for.

As months have gone by with iOS-only apps available, we had almost forgotten about the Misfit Shine altogether. And then out of no where this past week, they announced that Shine for Android was “coming soon.” They haven’t exactly given a firm date, but we do know that it’ll support Android 4.3 devices with Bluetooth 4.0.  (more…)

Pebble Smartwatch Finally Arrives on Amazon, Drops $20 in Price for Black Friday

Pebble, what can only be described as the most successful smartwatch to date, is now available through Amazon. Up until this week, Pebble was only available directly through Pebble’s site or through select retailers like Best Buy. This move, as you can imagine, is huge for the wearable startup. At $149.99 through the online retail giant, though, you aren’t seeing a deal – that’s the exact same price that Pebble is listed at everywhere else.  (more…)

Black Friday Deal: Chromecast Drops to $29.99 on Amazon, Includes $6 Google Play Credit

Still haven’t decided whether or not you want to join the dongle clan? How about a Black Friday weekend deal on the Chromecast that drops the device’s price to $29.99? Normally listed at $35 almost everywhere, you are looking at a $5 saving, which isn’t exactly some unbeatable deal, but Google is also tossing in a $6 Google Play credit with the purchase.  (more…)

Moto G Shells and Flips Shells Now Available Starting at $14.99, Ship December 2

Motorola surprised us somewhat yesterday when they announced that their ultra-affordable phone, the Moto G, was now available in the U.S. as a GSM phone. Without a contract at $179 for the 8GB model, and $199 for the 16GB model, this might be the best deal in the mobile industry. Sure, the phone doesn’t have LTE, but most HSPA+ networks are plenty fast these days, just ask Nexus 4 owners how they’ve held up over the last year.  (more…)

Dead Zebra Begins Preview of Series 04 Android Collectibles, Here are the First Two

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As you have probably realized over the last couple of years, we’re big fans of Android collectibles. Each time the folks at Dead Zebra post up a new series or limited edition Bugdroid, we’re all over it. Like earlier this week, when “the vault” opened, giving us a second stab at some of the rarest of the limited runs. Or coming soon, when they release Series 04.  (more…)