We don’t often write up deals on speakers because we’re not an audio site. But every once in a while, a deal pops up that we just have to pass along. Best Buy, in a pre-Black Friday deal, has the UE Boom wireless Bluetooth speaker slashed to just $99.99, which is a $100 discount. That’s a hell of a deal.
This is one of the best reviewed Bluetooth speakers on the market with a 4.7 star rating at both Best Buy and Amazon, through thousands of reviews. It has 2 active and 2 passive speaker drivers, NFC, is rechargeable with up to 15 hours of playback, has a 3.5mm aux jack, and is IPX4 water resistant. If you have two UE Booms, you can link them together for some stereo fun.
The deal is for multiple colors of the UE Boom and includes free shipping.
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Like we do most years, we are once again putting together a decent Black Friday round-up of the deals that might interest the good people here at Droid Life. This isn’t going to be the ultimate in Black Friday guides, because well, there are dedicated Black Friday websites that do that better than we could ever think of doing. This one, like in the past, is focused on the Android stuff and the accessories that go with the Android stuff and the occasional other electronic that may or may not go with Android stuff, but still might be of value thanks to a deep discount.
As the we close in on November 27, Black Friday day, we’ll continue to update this post. Feel free to check back! (more…)
Next week, we celebrate Thanksgiving before setting off on holiday shopping excursions throughout Black Friday, a day dedicated to being suckered into places like Best Buy or Costco because they are allegedly selling a 50-inch TV for $100. It’s also a day to sit online, skipping the lines and getting suckered into similar deals through online dealers. Think about it, though. What’s a better situation – a) standing in line for hours in the cold to not buy 1 of the 3 $100 TVs or b) sitting on your couch in PJs, with a whiskey-filled coffee in one-hand, not getting 1 of the 3 TVs that the same place allegedly sold online? I know which one I would go for, which brings us to this post that took way too many words to get into.
Amazon announced this morning that they are hosting 8 days of holiday deals as a lead-up to Black Friday. They are kicking off the series this Friday, November 20, and running it through to the big day. They said to expect new deals to pop-up as often as every 5 minutes for 8 straight days. Then, on Thanksgiving, 10 “coveted” Deals of the Day will arrive, starting at midnight, followed by another 10 or so on Black Friday. (more…)
In my Nexus 5X review, I mentioned that the original Nexus 5, a phone two years old, performs better with Android 6.0 Marshmallow than the new LG model. I don’t know how that is possible with all of the new tech inside of the 5X, but it was painfully obvious. Outside of the camera being pretty poor in the original Nexus 5, it’s still a phone worth considering at the right price. $209 might be the right price. (more…)
For those here looking to get into Android coding, we have a special on the DL Deals Store that allows you to pay what you want for the Android Expert’s Coding Bundle. This bundle includes five courses, all of which feature hours of lessons on Java programming and application creation. (more…)
The Nexus 6, last year’s flagship Nexus device, is back for a third or fourth (I’ve lost track) time through an eBay deal for an absurdly low $289 price. And again, this for for a brand new, unlocked Nexus 6 in Midnight Blue with 32GB of storage. This is also the XT1103 model, which is the North American variant that works on all carriers here, including Verizon.
The deal includes free economy shipping and probably shouldn’t be passed on if you are in need of a really good phone, but have less than $300 to spend.
eBay Deal Link
Amazon’s big deal of the day is a discount on PNY memory products, some of which have been dropped by as much as 60%. You’ll see standard SD cards, flash drives, powerbanks, and of course, microSD cards.
The microSD cards include those at 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. The 32GB “Turbo Performance” card is $9.99, which is kind of an insane price. You can double it to $64GB for just $18.99 or go H.A.M. on storage with the 128GB card for $39.99.
Again, it’s a deal of the day, so jump on it if you have storage needs.