Deal: Slim BookMark Battery Pack is Just $34.99

Battery packs are awesome and an accessory that I always tell people to consider buying when they are on sale. You can keep them in the bottom of a bag, in the glove box of your car, or on your coffee table for those times on the couch where you need extra battery juice but don’t have an outlet near by. You just never know when you might be away from an outlet for an extended period of time with a quickly dying battery that needs to last another couple of hours.

The BookMark Battery is the latest to go on sale in our Deals store. It’s an incredibly thin (4.7mm) 2,500mAh battery pack that will give most phones an entire charge before it needs replenishing. It has a touch indicator to show how much power it has left, comes in either black or white, and was designed to fit perfectly into a pocket, even a pant pocket. It inputs at 5v-1000mA, outputs at 5v-500mA, and has a cycle life of 500 charges.

At $34.99 (regularly $60), this is a solid deal for those who need some backup power.

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Deal: The Name Your Own Price Game Design Bundle, Unlock All Parts for Just $6.45

A name-your-own-price bundle recently hit the DL Deals store, one which will have you programming your very own games for very little upfront cash. In the bundle, buyers have access to four separate sections – Becoming a Unity 3D Power User, Pro Video Game Art School, Customer Engagement with Gamification, and tutorials on Crafting Hans-Painted Textures.  (more…)

Download: Seasonal Backgrounds From New Google Calendar App

Of all of the Google apps reworked to incorporate elements of material design, Calendar may be the slickest. It adopts the design paradigms of Android 5.0 Lollipop – bold colors, hovering widgets, and drop shadows – to great effect. That work extends to the in-app backgrounds; best viewed in tablet mode, each month features gorgeous artwork. (more…)

Deal: Active Wrap Bluetooth Headphones for $24, Free Shipping

A soon-ending deal taking place in the Deals Store can land you a set of Active Wrap headphones for just $24, plus free shipping. The Active Wrap headset is Bluetooth powered, which makes pairing with an Android device incredibly easy.

For those who experience lackluster battery life from their current workout headsets, the Active Wrap promises 8 hours of music playback, which should be able to get you through any type of workout. The unit also features a built-in microphone, built-in noise canceling technology, and much more.  (more…)

Deal: TYLT Phone Cases Discounted to $10 (Normally $35 – $50) Through October 30

People buy phone cases for lots of different reasons, most commonly to restyle a handset’s exterior and to protect (or at least attempt to protect) it from nicks and scratches. Whatever the objective, covers unfortunately do not come cheap; you can typically count on shelling out $25 and up for reputable brands. That’s why TYLT’s October promotion, which runs through the 30th, seems like such a steal.

TYLT’s cases usually retail between $35 and $50 , but are on sale for just $10 through the end of the month. Plus, shipping is free to customers within the continental United States.  (more…)

DL Deals Giveaway: Pick Your Android Phone of Choice, Now Includes the Nexus 6

Update:  We wanted to point out that the contest now includes the newly announced Nexus 6.

Over at the DL Deals site, you will find a contest running that (in about 2 months) will reward one of you with a free Android phone of choice. It’s as simple as ever to enter – create an account there and click the “Enter” button. That gives you a single entry, but you can grab another six entries if you share the contest through social sites.  (more…)

Contest: Win a $25 Google Play Gift Card From Droid Life, Because Free.

As I began the day – morning coffee brewed, Nature’s Path chewy granola bar beside it – I sat down at my computer ready to check all the happenings that occurred in the Android world since I last looked around 11PM last night, only to be greeted with an unfamiliar message on my computer – “The batteries in your Magic Trackpad are low.” Oh, really? The batteries, in the Magic Trackpad that I haven’t touched in months, are low. OK, then. I initially brushed it off and figured I would just let the thing die, but after a second look I noticed something poking out from under its metal body. Wait a minute, I thought, that black rectangular cardboard with rounded corners and white text looks familiar. Really familiar. Oh! Those are Google Play gift cards hidden under there! Flipping them over I then realized that they were unused. Unused! And what do we do around these parts with unused Google Play gift cards? Well, we give them away, of course.

So yeah, today, we have two $25 Google Play gift cards to give away to a couple of DL readers, with winners being chosen before the day is up.

If you do one thing today, thank my unused Magic Trackpad for sending me a sign, suggesting that we give away free things. Thank you, unused Magic Trackpad. (more…)