Today is your day if you have been wanting an Amazon Echo or Amazon Tap, yet only buy when heavy discounts have been applied. Through a handful of retailers (Best Buy and Lowe’s for example), each product can be had for $50 off. That brings the Amazon Echo price down to $129.99 and the Amazon Tap down to $79.99. Those are good deals, friends.
In case you need a recap on the Echo, you could think of it has a decent room-filling speaker for playing music from from a variety of sources or via Bluetooth. But on top of that, you can ask Alexa (the brains behind Echo) for answers to questions, about the weather, to set timers, control lights and thermostats, read the news, share sports scores, re-purchase products on Amazon, and even order an Uber or pizza. It’s a bit like a home assistant. The Tap is similar, only it’s portable and you need to press a button in order to get to Alexa.
If Echo or Tap products aren’t your thing, a bunch of other Amazon products are discounted as well, including Fire HD 10 tablets ($80 off), Kindles, Fire TVs ($69), and Fire TV Sticks ($25). (more…)
To celebrate the launch of the JBL Reflect Aware C earbuds, which happened last week, HTC is giving them away for free. However, to claim your free pair, you will need to purchase a HTC 10 smartphone from the company’s website. If free earbuds don’t seem worth anything to you, just know that these Type-C earbuds are priced at $199 separately.
Currently, the HTC 10 is priced at $699.99. (more…)
Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 opened up last night at all of the major carriers, but let’s not forget that various retailers have the phone available now as well. As of this morning, Sam’s Club seems to have the best deal, which includes not only the bonus of a free Gear Fit2 or 256GB SD card, but a $150 gift card as well.
There has been a lot of talk over the past 24 hours about how expensive this new Galaxy Note 7 is and I wouldn’t necessarily disagree with the idea that this phone is not exactly the most affordable. With that said, the freebies Samsung and retailers are including is making it quite the deal at the moment.
For one, you get a Gear Fit2 or 256GB SD card, which is basically Samsung giving you a free $170 gift. Then on top of that, Sam’s Club (assuming you are a member), will toss in another $150. That’s not bad!
Sam’s Club Link (more…)
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will go up for pre-order starting tomorrow (August 3) at your favorite US wireless carriers before it arrives in stores and on doorsteps August 19. If you order early, for a limited time, Samsung is tossing in some pretty decent freebies. (more…)
For a limited time over on the Daily Steals website, you can pick up a manufacturer refurbished Moto 360 (2nd Gen) smartwatch starting at $149.99. Is that a good deal? Well, considering this Android Wear watch is still listed at $299+ on Motorola’s website and the Google Store, yes, it does appear to be a very good deal. (more…)
Verizon kicked off a new promotion this week that could land you an extra 8GB of bonus data per month should you switch to the L option on The Verizon plan and keep 4 lines active. The deal includes 8GB of data upfront in the L or Large tier, but then tacks on an extra 2GB per line up to 4 lines to get you to 16GB per month. The price for all of that? $150. (more…)
Amazon is currently selling the Amazon Echo for just $139.99 as a “certified refurbished” unit. That’s a good $40 discount off a brand new unit, which Amazon describes as being “refurbished, tested, and certified to look and work like new.” So in other words, you are basically getting a unit that has had any issues fixed and then made new again.
In case you need a recap on the Echo, you could think of it has a decent room-filling speaker for playing music from from a variety of sources or via Bluetooth. But on top of that, you can ask Alexa (the brains behind Echo) for answers to questions, about the weather, to set timers, control lights and thermostats, read the news, share sports scores, re-purchase products on Amazon, and even order an Uber or pizza. It’s a bit like a home assistant.
To head into the weekend, we’ve got a couple of decent deals for you on Nexus devices, assuming you need a good phone on the cheap that actually receives software updates and security patches. You can pick-up last year’s Nexus 5X with 32GB storage for just $239.99 or the previously released Nexus 6 32GB for $279.99.
The Nexus 5X is available at the price ($160 discount) in either white or black as a brand new unit and is shipped to you for free. This is the US model, so it’ll work on all US carriers, including AT&T and Verizon.
As for the Nexus 6, the listing states that it is “new other,” which means it might come in packaging other than its original retail box. It doesn’t say refurbished, so it still should be an unused phone. You can choose from either white or blue models and it too ships for free.
eBay Links: Nexus 5X ($239.99) | Nexus 6 ($279.99)