Deal: TYLT Offers 50% Off Battery Power Packs and Cases for the 4th

TYLT, makers of all sorts of premium-designed accessories like the TYLT Vu charger, are offering up a 50% discount on portable battery packs and battery cases for the holiday weekend. You will find battery banks like the 5,200mAh Power Plant for $35 (regularly $70) and 3,000mAh Energi 3K for $30 (regularly $60). They also have battery cases for devices like the Galaxy S4 that hold 2,350mAh of juice and have been discounted to $40 from $80.

If you need some portable battery power, use the promo code “fireworks” at checkout.

The deal runs through July 9.  (more…)

Deal: 32GB Nexus 7 (2013) LTE on eBay for $294

To kick off the 4th of July weekend, how does a decent deal on the Nexus 7 (2013) LTE sound? eBay is running a daily deal on the 32GB version today, which typically runs $349 through Google Play. Should you jump on this deal – with limited quantities available – you are looking at paying $294.99, but that includes free expedited shipping.

You should be aware that the device is “manufacturer refurbished.”

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Deal: Nexus 5 16GB for $334 and Free Shipping From eBay

The Nexus 5 deal we have seen on numerous occasions is back today through eBay. For those who haven’t seen this one before, you are looking at a brand new 16GB model for $334.99, which includes free shipping.

The 16GB model of the Nexus 5 currently retails for $349 through Google Play, but Google’s cheapest shipping option stands at $9.99. So basically, you are looking at a discount of around $25 should you go with this eBay deal. While that isn’t a substantial discount, it is a discount.

It looks like only the white version is left.

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Deal: Refurbished Nexus 7 (2013) 16GB for $129 From eBay, 32GB for $169

We are quickly approaching the 1-year anniversary of the launch of the Nexus 7 (2013). We have no idea if a new 2014 model will replace it, so if you don’t feel like waiting for Google to make that decision or announcement, take a look at today’s deal on the current model through eBay.

For $129.99, you can pick-up the 16GB version in “manufacturer refurbished” condition. That is actually a pretty substantial discount, since the unit retails for $229 in “new” condition. If you want more storage, the 32GB model in “manufacturer refurbished” condition can be had for $169.99.

eBay Links: Nexus 7 (2013) 16GB ($129.99) | Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB ($169.99)

Friday App Sales: All About Sonic Games for $0.99, Action Launcher Pro and Others Too

Can you think of a better way to put a dent in that freshly cashed Friday paycheck than through some app sales? Outside of happy hour and sneakers, I can’t!

In this week’s list of app sales, we are looking at the ultimate Sonic The Hedgehog deal-o-rama. As far as I can tell, all Sonic games have been slashed to $0.99 from $2.99.

If the little spiny blue hedgehog isn’t interesting enough, there are other apps worth looking at. Chris Lacey’s Action Launcher Pro and Link Bubble Pro are both discounted, bringing them down $2.99 and $2.49, respectively. If you were holding out from purchasing Link Bubble due to its price, now would be your chance to give it some real run for 50% of the original price. There are also some games towards the end of the list.  (more…)

Deal: Refurbished Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB for $159.99 on eBay

A brand new Nexus 7 (2013) with 32GB of storage will run you $269 through Google Play, plus an arm and a leg for shipping. Today, through an eBay deal, you can have the same tablet for $159.99. The deal is for a “manufacturer refurbished” model, but as we have noted time and time again, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Often times, refurbishing a product brings it back to a “like new” state with known issues addressed that may not have been addressed yet in a brand new unit.

As a refresher, the Nexus 7 (2013) features a 7-inch high-resolution display (1920×1200), 2GB RAM, 3,950mAh battery, Snapdragon S4 Pro (quad-core) processor, 5MP rear camera, and the newest version of Android (which currently is 4.4.3).

The deal includes free standard shipping.

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Deal: Brand New Nexus 10 16GB for $279 on eBay

The Nexus 10, Google’s 10-inch tablet that seems to have sold out forever ago through Google Play, can be had in brand new condition through eBay this weekend for $279. The tablet originally retailed for $399 with 16GB of storage, so you are looking at a substantial discount for a tablet that is still probably my favorite 10-inch slate of them all. Again – brand new, $279, 16GB of storage, and is a Nexus.

To refresh your memory, the Nexus 10 did its best to push boundaries when it was initially released. With its 10-inch high resolution display (2560×1600, 300ppi), Exynos 5 processor, 2GB RAM, 9,000mAh battery, and newest version of Android, it is still a force to be reckoned. Plus, who knows if we will ever see another 10-inch Nexus tablet from Google again, with rumors suggesting that the Nexus program is coming to a close this year.

The Nexus 10 deal includes free economy shipping.

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Friday App Sales: Out There, ShadowGun, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and More

Don’t plan to lounge on the couch watching the World Cup all weekend? Cool, I wasn’t either. If you would rather spend your time playing games on your beloved Android device, you might want to check out a few of the latest app and game deals to hit Google Play.

A few major titles are available for lower than their usually-listed price, those being The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from Gameloft, Out There (an awesome independent game that I love), ShadowGun from Madfinger Games, and Gangstar Vegas from Gameloft. If you have yet to try any of those titles out, then where have you been? Get on it.

For the full list of  app and game sales taking place on Google Play, look below.  (more…)