Contest: Win a 64GB Sandstone Black OnePlus One From Droid Life!

Not only are we giving away $300 in Google Play gift cards this week to the wonderful DL community, but we also have a spare OnePlus One in Sandstone Black to hand out. This is the 64GB model that most are interested in, and the same one that I had a chance to review a month or so ago.

We decided to give one away since OnePlus is ridiculously behind on their availability estimates. In fact, you still can’t buy a OnePlus One without an invite, even though OnePlus had initially expected to make them widely available by the end of June. In case you weren’t keeping track, we are now in September. It’s a mess, to say the least.

Aside from all of the drama that this company can’t seem to avoid, the phone is still one of the best of 2014. As of today, I would put it up there with the LG G3 as the best of the year, ahead of both the HTC One (M8) and Galaxy S5. It’s combination of high-end specs, build quality, and incredibly low price make for one hell of a desirable smartphone.

Who wants it?  (more…)

Contest: $300 in Google Play Gift Cards Up for Grabs, 10 Winners, 24 Hours!

If you follow us on Twitter (you are following us, right?), then you likely saw our teases over the weekend for two upcoming contests. Well, we didn’t exactly tease – we more or less told you exactly what to expect. Today, we are giving away a OnePlus One and a whole bunch of Google Play gift cards in separate contests. As you can tell by the image above and the title, this is the Google Play gift card contest, with a total prize value at $300.

That’s right, because we love you, we are handing out $300 in gift cards to 10 DL readers (two $50 cards, eight $25 cards). We are giving these away, like always, because you have given us the opportunity to. That’s how we do things around here. We just want to thank you for the support as we head into one of the busiest weeks of the year.  (more…)

Deal: LG G Watch in White or Black is $179 at Best Buy, $50 Off

Best Buy slashed the price of the LG G Watch by $50 this weekend, dropping it to $179 in either black or white. That right there, is a pretty good deal for one of the original Android Wear devices, which originally retailed for $229. In fact, it still is $229 through Google Play.

We reviewed the G Watch and came away interested in the future of Android Wear as a platform, but were a little bored with the device’s design. Also, keep in mind that LG just announced their new premium round version of the G Watch, the G Watch R, which should put this device to shame. But, if you want in on the Android Wear game, this is the best deal in town.

Best Buy Links:  G Watch (black) | G Watch (white)  (more…)

Deal: Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB for $169 From eBay, $100 Off

Once again, eBay is hosting a deal for the Nexus 7 (2013) with 32GB of storage at a price that no one will be able to beat. At $169.99,  you are looking at a $100 discount from the retail price that Google charges. In the end, though, you will save more than $100, since this deal includes free shipping.

The tablet is “manufacturer refurbished,” so no, it is not brand new. But as we have said countless times through posts like this, refurbishing isn’t always a bad thing.

eBay Link

Here is the QHD-Ready Stock Wallpaper for the Galaxy Note 4

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 4 next Wednesday, but if you want a taste of the device now, the folks at SamMobile have you covered. Posted this afternoon in its full QHD resolution (2560×2560) and 17MB self, the stock Note 4 wallpaper is now available for download.

It’s colorful, brings back memories of past Note devices, and is huge. This ‘paper would make a good home screen filler on almost any device you own, including a high-res tablet. (more…)

2014 DL NFL Eliminator Challenge is Open! Winner Once Again Takes Home a Phone of Choice

It’s back! Our yearly DL NFL Eliminator Challenge is now open and ready for entries. This is our 4th year hosting this challenge, which is a way to share our love of sports with the DL community, but also reward one of  you with a phone of choice. So yes, we are once again giving away a phone valued at up to $650 to the winner.

For those new to NFL eliminator challenges, they work like this. You pick one winner each week out of all of the games being played. If your team wins, you move on to the next week. Just keep in mind that you can only choose a team one time per season, so there is some strategy involved. With that said, by no means are these challenges as intense as fantasy football or weekly pick’em challenges. This is the simplest form of an NFL challenge you can participate in.

The season kicks off next Thursday, so you will want to sign-up now. We will try our best to remind you throughout the next week to sign-up, though.

There is no cost to you, yet you can win a phone of choice. Ready to sign-up?  (more…)

OnePlus “Summer Shots” Contest Now Live, 10,000 Invites Up for Grabs

Another day, another way to score a OnePlus One invite. Thankfully for the population of the Internet, there should be no way for this contest to get out of control like the last one, as this time, OnePlus only wants you to share a picture of your summertime happiness.

To enter, folks are submitting pictures on Instagram of their summer activities, followed by a couple of hashtags. OnePlus is giving out 10,000 invites to purchase the One, so if you hurry, there is a really good chance you can land an invite.  (more…)