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…)

Contest: $200 in Google Play Gift Cards Up for Grabs From Droid Life!

We teased this last night on Twitter, because well, teasing is fun from time to time. And since a tease only means something if you follow through with it, it is now time to do just that. We are giving away $200 in Google Play gift cards for the hell of it! It feels like it has been a minute since we gave something away – oh wait, it has only been a minute. What I mean is, it has been a while since we gave away a whole bunch of gift cards for you to do with as you please. Maybe one of you will be able to spend it on games for that shiny, new NVIDIA SHIELD.

The contest is easy as usual – jump into the Rafflecopter widget below and complete as many of the tasks as you like. None are mandatory, so pick and choose the options you are most comfortable with (or easiest). The more you complete, the better your chances are, though.

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Contest: Win an NVIDIA SHIELD for Father’s Day From DL and NVIDIA (Update: Winner Picked)

Know what to get your dad (or possibly yourself) for Father’s Day? Well, if you haven’t quite figured it out yet, and your dad just so happens to be a gamer, then this contest should do you well. We have partnered with NVIDIA to give away a SHIELD portable gaming console, perfect for the dad that is always on the go, but still needs access to his favorite mobile games.

SHIELD is still one of the cooler niche Android products available, featuring a built-in 5″ HD display, Tegra 4 processor with a 72-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU, console-grade controls, high-fidelity speakers, access to the GRID Cloud Gaming beta, and now comes running Android 4.4+ with lots of proprietary tweaks from NVIDIA to give you an awesome gaming experience, no matter where you are located.

To make things easy and fair for everyone, we will use our trusted Rafflecopter widget. Follow the instructions on the widget below, and good luck!  (more…)

Deal: Grab a Nest Thermostat on Amazon for $229, $20 Off Retail

You know what would make an awesome Father’s Day gift? A Nest thermostat. For a limited time only, you can grab a Nest smart thermostat from Amazon for $20 off of the retail price, bringing your total to $229. Not a bad deal for your tech savvy dad.

For those not familiar, Nest is a thermostat that you can install by yourself, in your home, in place of your current thermostat. The company claims to save you money throughout the calendar year by performing more efficiently than your current thermostat, since it learns your patterns and adjusts temperatures based upon them, automatically.  (more…)