Contest: Two Nest Thermostats Up for Grabs From Droid Life!

Since Google is now selling its Nest Thermostat on Google Play, and we know that the $249 price for something like a home thermostat is turning more than a few of you off, we wanted to give a couple away. We have been Nest users for over a year now (our review) and still think it’s one of the best Android accessories you will ever purchase. To say that we wish everyone could experience a Nest, is an understatement.

But again, the $249 price tag is no joke, so to help ease the wallet strain on a couple of you, we have two to give away to the DL community.

The contest, like others, uses Rafflecopter to give you multiple chances for entry, while also making it easy to manage on our end. You don’t have to do all of the steps below, but the more you do, the more entries you will receive.

Ready to turn your home into a smart home?  (more…)

Giveaway: Win One of Two Justin Maller Art Prints, Courtesy of DL and the Facets Wallpaper App (Update: Winners Picked)

If you are a fan of MKBHD or have seen our writeup on the Facets wallpaper app, then the name Justin Maller may sound familiar. Last year, he set out to release a different digital piece of art each day. Now that he has completed that task, the world was clamoring for an easy way to access his work, so Justin created a Facets wallpaper application for both Android and iOS.

To celebrate the launch of both applications, Justin offered us two 12 x 12 art prints to give away to our readers. Available is a print of Prowl (the lion) and a print of Totem (the dragon). Both feature bright colors, excellent design qualities, and can be had by you for the price of nothing.

As always, we will use Rafflecopter to make sure everyone who wants to win a print has a fair way of doing so. On Rafflecopter, there is an option to leave a comment in the section below, featuring a screenshot of your homescreen with a wallpaper from the Facets application. The wallpaper app is available through Google Play for just $0.99, however, it is not mandatory to do that. If you don’t have Facets, just leave a comment with which print you would like to win.

Let’s do this.  (more…)

Contest: $300 in Google Play Gift Cards Up for Grabs From Droid Life!

Last night on Twitter, we teased a contest for this morning, because who doesn’t like to start out a week with a chance to win freebies? In case you can’t count or do simple multiplication, yes, we have $300 in Google Play gift cards to give away. No sponsors, no special occasion – just Droid Life saying “Thank you” to the wonderful community that gathers here each and every day.

The contest is simple and only asks that you follow the easy steps in the Rafflecopter widget below. You don’t have to do all of the items, but the more you do, the more chances you have to win one of the six $50 gift cards that we are giving away.

Easy enough? Let’s do it.  (more…)

Reminder: Join the DL NCAA Bracket Challenge 2014 and Win a Nexus 5!

You joined the DL NCAA Bracket Challenge 2014, right? I’m hoping that only a handful of you answered with “no,” but either way, here is a reminder to all. Our Droid Life group, which already has over 2,000 members, is only open for submissions for another 24 hours or so. The NCAA Tourney officially kicked off last night with a couple of play-in games, but you still have all day today to get your bracket submitted. Officially, you have up until about 9AM Pacific on Thursday morning.

Why should you join? Well, because I need more people to dominate (kidding of course). Because there are fabulous prizes up for grabs, that’s why. If you win, you’ll walk away with a Nexus 5 32GB in any color, plus $100 in Google Play gift cards.

And remember, you don’t need to know a thing about basketball. Get in now!  (more…)

Contest: Enter the Droid Life NCAA Bracket Challenge 2014, Win a Nexus 5 32GB and More

My favorite time of the year – in terms of sports – is here. The 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament kicks off this week, so that can only mean one thing – the DL Bracket Challenge with fabulous prizes. We have done this challenge for years, with the number of entries growing dramatically. And rightfully so, filling out an NCAA bracket can be done by anyone, whether they know basketball or not.  (more…)

Toast Wood Covers Now Available for Moto G, We Have a Couple to Give Away (Update: Winners Picked)

The Toast wood cover company in Portland, OR is hard at work, trying to make more cases available for a variety of different devices. The newest case to be made is available is for the Moto G, which is actually Motorola’s most successful device of all time according to the Illinois-based manufacturer. Toast wood covers are 100% made in the United States, with a very small portion of materials (Ebony and Bamboo wood) coming from overseas.

The cases start out at just $25, with four different wood options to choose from – Walnut, Ash, Bamboo, and Ebony. Front wood covers are also sold separately for an additional $10. Buyers can choose to have custom text added to their design, priced at $5.  (more…)

Giveaway: Win 1 of 8 Assorted Real Wood Covers From Toast and DL (Update: Winners Picked)

Ever since we posted our Toast factory tour and hands-on with the Nexus 5 cover made of real Walnut, we kept getting hounded for a giveaway. Well, here it is!

These covers are made right here in the US of A, in the wet and wild area of Portland, Oregon. Toast covers are essentially a “sticker” made of real wood on the outside, with extremely sticky 3M adhesive on the inside. Once applied to your device, the cover isn’t going anywhere. Unlike the wood backs you would get on Moto X, the wood on these covers is less treated, meaning you will be feeling your wood grain for days after applying, and they age great. If you watch any American Pickers, you’d know it’s all about the patina.

The wood itself is harvested on the East coast, with the exception of the Bamboo and Ebony options, which are brought from overseas. If you seriously haven’t seen our factory tour yet or hands-on video, then we highly recommend you go do so.  (more…)

Contest: Win a Red MINI JAMBOX From AT&T and Droid Life for Valentine’s Day!

The ultimate day of love arrives next week as either a reminder that you forgot to make dinner reservations in a timely manner or will be by yourself with a carton of chocolate ice cream and bottle of Chardonnay. Or maybe you played your cards right and will have a wonderful Valentine’s Day evening with that special someone. No matter what, the situation can only get better if there is music involved.

Thanks to our friends at AT&T, a red MINI JAMBOX could be yours to both jumpstart the evening and hopefully help you seal the deal (minds out of the gutter). (more…)