Update: The deal is done.
To celebrate Amazon’s two wins at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards for its original series, Transparent, the online retailer has dropped Amazon Prime memberships down to $72 for 24 hours only. The deal went live at 12:01AM ET and is good through 11:59PM Pacific, tonight.
Amazon Prime memberships typically run $99 per year, so if for some reason you don’t already have a membership, now would be the time. Wait, you all do have Amazon Prime memberships, right? Don’t answer that if you don’t, just go sign-up.
For those new to Amazon Prime, your benefits as a member include free 2-day shipping, unlimited ad-free access to over a million songs, instant streaming of popular movies and TV shows, free unlimited cloud photo storage, and a bunch of free books. It’s awesome, even if you just use it for the free 2-day shipping.
Need a weekend project? How does building your first Android app sound? Through a free “mini” course over at the DL Deals shop, you can breeze through the basic steps needed to be on your way.
The course includes 9 lectures, plus a challenge activity, with topics covering the new Android Studio and a basic introduction to Java.
In order to grab the deal for free, all you need to do is follow a couple of simple social network-related steps at the link below.
I don’t know if it’s because the weekend is upon us or if today is just a day for deals, but we have another to kickstart your morning with. Motorola is currently hosting a deal that will land you two free Shells in any color ($30 value) if you buy a Moto E ($119). The Moto E, as you know, is Motorola’s ultra-affordable smartphone meant for emerging markets, to be a starter phone for someone leaving a feature phone, a first phone for anyone, or maybe even just for those looking for an incredibly affordable phone that still has decent specs for its price.
Motorola Links: Moto E ($119) | Moto E Shells
You probably own a half-dozen portable power packs by now, because well, we talk about them a lot. There are certain accessories that are worth investing in that you may not need every day, but certainly come in handy in a pinch. Power and battery packs fall into that category, so we tend to share deals on them whenever we see one.
Today, over at Amazon, if you buy Anker’s 60W 6-port USB charger for $35.99, Anker will throw in an Astro E1 5,200mAh battery pack for free ($19.99 value). So not only do you get a powerful USB charger that can charge all of your devices on at once, you get a portable battery pack with enough juice to give most phones almost two full charges.
To get the deal, hit up both links below, add both items to your cart, and then plug-in “FE1BLACK” or “FE1WHITE” depending on which portable pack you go with, white or black.
Amazon Links: Anker 60W 6-Port Charger ($35.99) | Anker Astro E1 5200mAh Charger
For a limited time through the DL Deals Store, you can grab a 6ft charging cable, capable of charging both Android and iOS devices via a USB port. On one end you have a typical USB plug, but the other can either be micro USB or Lightning, depending on which you need. The micro USB/Lightning end is stackable for quick swaps. (more…)
For a limited time, you can pick up the Moto X (1st Gen) Developer Edition smartphone through eBay for just $199. This model of the Moto X comes unlocked, perfect for developers and users who enjoy tinkering. (more…)
Have you ever wanted to mount your phone or tablet to the dash of your car on the fly, without one of those giant suction cup arm holders? Or maybe you just want to be able to stick your phone quickly to a board, wall, microwave, cabinet or other surface to keep your hands free for a minute? One option to get you there is the Neutron S. Originally funded in minutes through Kickstarter, the Neutron S is a magnetically shielded mount that can be “installed anywhere” and is now available in the DL Deals shop for $25 ($5 off).
The Neutron S “uses magnetic architecture to generate herculean grip while taking up minimal space,” but also has NFC built-in so that you can configure it to accomplish tasks as you mount a device (think turning on Bluetooth as you mount it in your car to connect to your stereo). The Neutron S attaches to objects using 3M VHB tape that is included with purchase.
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Without breaking into a complete headbanging fest or reciting countless amounts of lyrics, I would like to inform you that Mötley Crüe’s Greatest Hits album is currently free over on Google Play.
Featuring all of their hits, such as Girls, Girls, Girls, Kickstart My Heart, Dr. Feelgood, Same Ol’ Situation, and countless others, this is a complete no-brainer for any rock fans we have here.
Go grab it. (more…)