Google Play 2nd Birthday Deals Now Live in the U.S.

Earlier this week, users around the world began seeing a celebratory second birthday set of deals go live on Google Play. For whatever reason, those deals were not made immediately available to the U.S. market. That has now changed. If you hit up the link below, you’ll be able to join in on the celebration.

In the set of deals, you’ll find everything from free apps to in-app purchase deals and exclusives. There are free songs, cheap albums, cheap books, discounted movies, and more. It doesn’t exactly feel like the 10-cent or 49-cent deals from the past, but they still may be worth a look.

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Deal of the Day: Sony QX10 Detachable Smartphone Lens on Sale for $184.99

We know that not every phone released has an awesome camera, as not every company has the resources to throw in huge sensors to bump the price of their products. Sony’s answer to the problem is to let everyone take advantage of their camera technology via the QX-line of detachable smartphone lenses. Last year, they released the QX-100 and QX-10 lens, which are attachable to almost any smartphone that is currently available for purchase.  (more…)

Buy a Galaxy S5 and Get $500 in App Subscriptions for Free

Outside of buying (and winning) the Oscars and putting their new flagship in your face across all forms of media over the coming weeks, Samsung is also going to try and lure in potential Galaxy S5 owners with all sorts of freebies. According to a landing page on Samsung’s website titled “Galaxy Gifts,” buyers of the Galaxy S5 could potentially walk away with over $500 in free app subscriptions as “thank you” for their purchase.  (more…)

Deal: Brand New Nexus 10 32GB for $329 With Free Shipping From eBay

The Nexus 10, probably the tablet I have used the most over the last couple of years out of any Android tablet, can be picked up today through one of eBay’s Daily Deals for $329.99. This is the 32GB version that originally retailed for $499 at launch over a year ago and has been out of stock on Google Play for months. Other retailers are selling this model for $399 now, so at $329.99, you are still seeing a significant discount, though it’s not exactly the $170 off that the deal would lead you to believe.  (more…)

Deal: TYLT ENERGI+ Battery Backpack for $149 ($50 off) with Coupon Code

For those on the go, the biggest barrier to carrying around multiple electronics is battery life. Or, as the ski instructor from South Park would say, if your tablet or smartphone dies and you don’t have access to a power outlet, you’re gonna have a bad time.  One possible solution is lugging around a battery. The other is buying a specialized backpack like TYLT’s ENEGERI+. (more…)

Giveaway: Win 1 of 8 Assorted Real Wood Covers From Toast and DL (Update: Winners Picked)

Ever since we posted our Toast factory tour and hands-on with the Nexus 5 cover made of real Walnut, we kept getting hounded for a giveaway. Well, here it is!

These covers are made right here in the US of A, in the wet and wild area of Portland, Oregon. Toast covers are essentially a “sticker” made of real wood on the outside, with extremely sticky 3M adhesive on the inside. Once applied to your device, the cover isn’t going anywhere. Unlike the wood backs you would get on Moto X, the wood on these covers is less treated, meaning you will be feeling your wood grain for days after applying, and they age great. If you watch any American Pickers, you’d know it’s all about the patina.

The wood itself is harvested on the East coast, with the exception of the Bamboo and Ebony options, which are brought from overseas. If you seriously haven’t seen our factory tour yet or hands-on video, then we highly recommend you go do so.  (more…)

Deal: New 128GB SanDisk MicroSD UHS-I Card for $120

Earlier this week at MWC, SanDisk unveiled their newest UHS-I Ultra microSD card for mobile devices with 128GB of storage. Yes, they doubled the 64GB cards most of your Samsung’s devices can support, but still brought the same Class 10 speeds. We are looking at 30MB/s, water/magnet/shock/temperature proof, and in a package that comes with a regular sized SD adapter.

The new cards originally retailed for $199, but thanks to Amazon, that price was short-lived. These brand new 128GB microSD cards from SanDisk can be had for $119.99. No coupon needed – just a straight up discount.

SanDisk claims that you can store up to 16 hours of Full HD video, 7,500 songs, 3,200 photos and more than 125 apps. That’s a lot of goodies stored on your phone or tablet, assuming your phone or tablet has an SD card slot or supports USB OTG. We are also waiting for word back from SanDisk on an officially supported list, but if your device supports SDXC, you could be OK.

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Deal: Get 50% Off TYLT Accessories With This Coupon Code (Updated)

Update:  TYLT reached out to us to say that they are NOT currently running a 50% off promo. In other words, the code we originally posted shouldn’t be working. And don’t bug their customer service trying to get it to.

On Cyber Monday, we tipped you to a deal through accessory manufacturer TYLT that would save you 50% off of purchases of their high-end accessories. We basically crashed their site, which caused some of you to not be able to take advantage of the deal. Thankfully today, TYLT is running another 50% off promo by using coupon code “50TYLT-T4102711″ during checkout. It appears to be 50% off of your entire order as well, so feel free to gobble up brightly colored accessories.

Not familiar with TYLT? They are mostly known for the TYLT VU wireless charger, but I’ve also used their portable battery packs and USB cables. All of it comes off very well-made, in a variety of bright colors, and is a solution for anything from car charging to audio splitting to case protection.  (more…)