If you are into the icon world at all (we most definitely are), then you should know the name Alex Miller and his work as “arandompackage.” Over the years, he has made some of the best icon packs of all time, a list that includes Influx, Jive, and Éternel. His latest, Ainokea, will probably be added to the conversation before all is said and done, thanks to its “relaxing” theme, softness to the icons, understated colors, and added bonuses, like custom-made Zooper Pro skins.
Oh, it’s also free. Yep, Alex made Ainokea free last week, so you may as well go download it and take it for a spin. (more…)
For current owners or potential buyers of a Chromecast, Google is providing a few offers for you through a dedicated Chromecast Offers site, but since we have covered most of them already in past posts, we want to quickly point out that you can grab a HD movie rental through Google Play, for absolutely free. (more…)
HTC’s RE camera, a GoPro-like action cam that is the first of many of HTC’s new product lines, is on-sale at Best Buy in a daily deal for just $99. The RE normally carries a $199 price, so we are talking about a 50% discount for today only.
As a recap, the RE is HTC’s action camera that shoots 1080p video, uses a 146-degree wide-angle lens, 16MP Sony sensor for stills with digital image stabilization, and is waterproof. It might be shaped like a periscope, but the design allows you to hold it comfortably while snapping photos at will. It doesn’t have many buttons or a viewfinder, so you have to use an Android companion app to see the photos and videos you are capturing. That’s OK, though, because it allows for quick sharing.
I don’t think anyone would consider the RE to be an award-winning product, but I can tell you that in my time with it, it has become a great party, child-chasing, and travel camera for all of those spur of the moment shots. It’s probably worth about $100.
The deal includes white, blue, and orange models.
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Thanks to the crew over at Huawei, we have a pretty unique opportunity for a handful of Droid Life readers. Through their Friendly User Testing (FUT) program, five of you will have the chance to test an unannounced smartphone from Huawei before it ever goes public. This program is typically reserved for company representatives and partners, so think of this as a VIP-like opportunity, where you could not only get early access to an unreleased phone, but you will also be able to check out new software features from Huawei.
Keep in mind that this is the company who is rumored (along with LG) to be making the next Nexus phone. It might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with them now.
Sounds fun, right? (more…)
Ending tomorrow night, you still have time to enter the next-gen smartphone giveaway taking place in the DL Deals shop. If you win, you get to choose your ultimate prize, which includes options between the Galaxy S6, One M9, and G Flex 2. (more…)
Slickwraps, the makers of custom textured skins for Android devices, is hosting a massive moving sale which can save you up to 70% on select products. (more…)
The Nexus 6 is officially available in Verizon stores as of this morning. If you were interested in picking up Google’s new Nexus through Big Red, but were waiting to be able to get one in hands, now is the time. Once you do that at a Verizon store, you may want to walk back out and across the street to Best Buy to actually purchase one, though. Best Buy is currently selling the Verizon variant of the Nexus 6 for just $99 with a 2-year contract. Verizon, on the other hand, wants $250 for it. (more…)
This is your final, last minute reminder to join the 2015 DL Bracket Challenge. You have about an hour left. That’s it. The first NCAA tournament games begin at 9:15AM Pacific (12:15PM Eastern). Once that happens, you are locked out. So get in now and win yourself a Nexus 9 plus $100 in Google Play gift cards.
All of the details about how to enter can be found here. Or you could just go directly to the group page on ESPN, type in password “droidlife” to join, and then submit your bracket.
Do it now.