We don’t know if Google will ever release another Nexus 7 tablet. In fact, the only rumors of a new Nexus tablet center around an HTC-made device with a metal body and an 8.9-inch display. So if you plan to buy a Nexus 7, like last year’s model, you are quickly running out of time. Google has sold out of almost all versions of the Nexus 7 (2013) through Google Play without re-stocking them for weeks. The only two available are the 32GB LTE model in black or the 16GB WiFi-only version, both of which go in and out of stock on the daily.
If the 16GB WiFi-only version is of interest, hit up eBay’s daily deal today. You can grab a “manufacturer refurbished” 16GB Nexus 7 (2013) for $129, but that also includes a free leather case and free standard shipping. The device retailed brand new for $229. Not a bad deal.
For those among us who can’t get enough of vanilla Android, Expansys is hosting yet another Google Play Edition sale, looking to possibly make room on their shelves for new inventory. Up for grabs, priced much lower than their original price tags, are the HTC One (M7), Sony Xperia Z Ultra, and LG G Pad 8.3 GPE editions. (more…)
A new Nexus phone should be here within the next three months, but if it’s the whale rumors are predicting it to be, you may be better off sticking with last year’s much more manageable Nexus 5. Now isn’t a bad time to consider one either, thanks to a daily eBay deal that has the black or red models with 16GB of storage priced at $329.99.
This is the LG-D820, which is the US-specific variant. It’s also brand new and includes free economy shipping with purchase.
The Nexus 5 with 16GB of storage currently retails for $349 through Google Play, but Google tends to charge an arm and a leg-and-a-half for shipping. If you jump on this deal, you are saving over $20.
Still have yet to purchase a Chromecast, Google’s incredibly useful $35 HDMI dongle? What if you could save $15 by buying two at once? Well, you can, thanks to a deal running through Best Buy. And trust me, you may as well own two since you will want these connected to as many of your home’s TVs as possible.
All you have to do to grab the discount is head to the link below, add a Chromecast to your cart, then adjust the quantity to “2,” and enjoy the $15 discount. Chromecasts typically sell for $35, so two for $55 is a pretty solid offer.
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The Amazon Fire TV has been discounted by $15 for a limited time, dropping the price to an even more reasonable $84.
For those new to the Fire TV, this is Amazon’s media box that connects to your TV to bring you Amazon Prime video, Netflix, and other video services. It plays games (Flappy Bird dual-player mode, anyone?) and has an app ecosystem, since it runs Android apps. It also uses voice controls fairly well, won’t take up much space on a shelf, and used Gary Busey to help promote it. Gary Busey.
Both Tim and I still use ours regularly, even though Amazon’s approach to Android isn’t exactly what we typically enjoy. But as a media box to bring content to life on your TV, it is a solid option, especially at $84.
If you are considering the Fire TV, I would recommend grabbing a controller for it as well, especially for gaming.
Amazon Link ($84) | Fire Controller ($39.99) (more…)
Been considering the HTC One (M8)? A daily deal running today out of eBay has a price on an unlocked version that is $200 below HTC’s $649 asking price. At $449 (with free shipping) for a “manufacturer refurbished” unit in gunmetal grey, you could be an HTC One (M8) owner.
This model comes with 32GB of storage and should work perfectly on AT&T’s network since it comes “in an AT&T retail box.” Either way, the unlocked version of the M8 does indeed work perfectly on AT&T’s network.
Still on the fence? Check out our HTC One (M8) review to see our thoughts on this year’s flagship from HTC.
Amazon currently has SanDisk’s 128GB Class 10 micro SD card available for $99, which is one of the lowest price points we have seen this much storage hit to date. If you look around the web, you will see it as low as $120 at Best Buy and NewEgg, but $99 with free Prime shipping almost makes this a no-brainer. Now that most of you own devices with micro SD slots, since manufacturers are fully buying back into removable storage this year, it may be time to upgrade.
Phones like the Galaxy S5, LG G3, and HTC One (M8) all support 128GB cards.
We ran a poll earlier in the week, asking if a micro SD slot is a deciding factor when buying a phone – 62% of you said yes, that you wouldn’t buy a phone if it didn’t have one.
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For a very limited time, as in it ends tomorrow at midnight, Amazon is hosting a deal through the Amazon Appstore, giving away $100 worth of free Android apps. Fantastically, not all of the apps are a complete waste of time, as there are quite a few popular titles among the bunch which are being given away. (more…)