Today, Google is celebrating the birthday of Chromecast by announcing a handful of stats to show how popular their HDMI streaming dongle has become. At $35, the Chromecast is still one of the best values in tech, as it allows you to take all sorts of media and “cast” it directly to almost any screen. It is a fantastic tool.
According to Google, they have sold “millions” of Chromecast devices in this first year, have tracked more than 400 million casts, and are selling the device in 20 countries and 30,000 stores across the globe. I don’t know that any of us saw this dongle becoming such a big seller, but like I just mentioned, there is incredible value there. It was sold out for months on Amazon and Google Play when initially launched before Google could catch up to demand. One year in, I would say that Chromecast has been a surprise success. (more…)
An unlocked LG G3 popped up today on eBay’s daily deals for $499, which actually seems like a solid price for a brand new phone that works on AT&T (LTE too if the specs on this page are correct).
You can choose from any of the three available colors: white, grey, or gold. This is the G3 that falls under model number D855, which appears to be an international unlocked UK unit, but again, the description lists out that it should work perfectly on AT&T’s GSM and LTE networks. Also, there is a good chance that this phone has built-in wireless charging out of the box. (more…)
Since 2014 is turning out to be the year of the micro SD slot – G3, Galaxy S5 and One (M8) all have them – you should probably think about picking up a new high-speed micro SD card if you don’t have one already. Amazon is currently hosting one of their regularly scheduled deals on SanDisk cards, with prices slashed at up to 76%.
You can grab a 16GB micro SD card for $11.12 (44% off), 32GB card for $16.76 (76% off), or a 64GB card for $36.95 (63% off). All cards are Class 10, so they can produce transfer speeds up to 30MB/s. All cards also come with an adapter.
With today’s launch of Verizon’s ALLSET prepaid plan with 4G LTE, a pretty solid deal on the LG G2 has come along for the ride. Should you decide to join the prepaid world, you can add-on a brand new G2 for $299. That is without a contract, of course.
If you were to buy the same G2 without ALLSET, it would run you $499. At $299, we are talking lower than Nexus 5 levels here, but you are getting a phone that is arguably better. Keep in mind that the G2, even though it is about a year old, is probably the most underrated phone from last year. It has a gorgeous 1080p LCD display, crazy good battery life, an awesome camera, and is pretty hack-able for the most part. (more…)
In likely an attempt to clear their shelves, Expansys is hosting a deal on select Google Play Edition devices. As of right now, customers can pick up the G Pad 8.3 GPE, Galaxy S4 GPE, One (M7) GPE, and Z Ultra GPE with big savings. (more…)
Nexus 7 (2013) deals seem to be showing up almost daily at pretty incredible prices. Today, is yet another example of the 2013 7-incher seeing a significant discount that you may want to consider if you have yet to jump into the tablet game. For $159.99, with free shipping, you can have the 32GB variant of Google’s popular tablet, which would save you around $110 (regularly $269) over the Google Play retail price. Actually, it will save you more since Google’s shipping costs are never cheap.
The tablet is “manufacturer refurbished,” though, so you are not looking at a brand new device. With that said, keep in mind that some consider refurbished devices to be quite good, since manufacturers have had a chance to button up long-standing issues.
The Nexus 5 in both 16GB and 32GB variants is on sale today through eBay’s daily deals. The 16GB model in black can be had for as little as $334.99, which is $15 cheaper than you would pay through Google Play. You also get free standard shipping, which would run you $9.99 if ordered from Google directly. The 32GB model in black, white, or red is available for $374.99, which is also $15 cheaper than you would find on Google Play. The same free shipping deal applies.
I know that the Nexus 5 seems to be aging at this point, but for under $400, you won’t find many smartphones this good.
ebay Links: Nexus 5 16GB ($334.99) | Nexus 5 32GB (374.99)
Recently, Google removed the Xperia Z Ultra GPE from Google Play, leaving only a few devices on the site for Android lovers to purchase. In a close-out sale, Expansys looks to be clearing their shelves of the device as well, pricing it at a complete steal of just $349.99. That’s quite the savings off of its original retail price of $649.99. (more…)