The Droid Life Gift Guide [2014]

We are nearing Christmas (three weeks away!), plus it is now officially the holiday season, so that means it is a time for giving. If you need help picking out something special for that tech-savvy person in your life, allow the DL Gift Guide to help you make the right decision.

From phones to tablets, each of the DL staff gives their top recommendations, as well as an oddball gift that may or may not quite belong in the tech category. Along with each product, we do our best to sell you on why these would make great gifts for your loved ones.

Have at it.  (more…)

Deal: Save $50 on 32GB and 64GB Nexus 6 in Midnight Blue at T-Mobile

It is Cyber Monday, and the discounts keep on coming. Not to be outdone by the Google Play Store, T-Mobile is knocking $50 off the 32GB and 64GB Midnight Blue Nexus 6 models for a limited time. If you do the math, that works out to about $600 and $650, respectively.

Google’s running promotion will grant you a $50 rebate in the form of Play Store credits, but T-Mobile’s sticker price is the lowest we have seen. And remember that the Nexus 6 ships unlocked, meaning you are not tethered to T-Mobile if you choose to order from them – you can use the handset on another carrier, provided you have the SIM.  (more…)

Motorola Cyber Monday Deal is Live! $359 for a Moto X (2nd Gen)!

The Motorola Cyber Monday deal is live! If you want a brand new, Moto X (2nd gen) without a contract for $359 ($140) off, now is your chance. All you have to do is hit up the link below, fill out the form, and then sit back and wait for your redemption code to arrive.

As a reminder, your redemption code is good until Monday, 12/15 at 11:59 pm CST. Full deal details here(more…)

Cyber Monday 2014 Deals (Updating Post)

Black Friday” and its never-ending weekend is now over, but that doesn’t meant the deals have stopped. As you all know, today is Cyber Monday, the day built specifically for those of us who want nothing to do with a brick and mortar store on Black Friday. This is the day that online shoppers drool and smile at the deals to be had that do not require us to leave our comfortable office chairs and temperature controlled cubicles.

Like we did on Black Friday, we will continue to update this one massive post, rather than post up each deal individually. So, you may want to check back throughout the day as we try and update it with the best deals around. Some are carry-overs from the weekend, but many are new.

Ready? Let’s save some cash.  (more…)

Black Friday Deal: 10% Off in the DL Deals Shop

There may be all sorts of Black Friday deals to be had outside of Droid Life, but we also wanted to point out that the DL Deals shop has plenty of great gift ideas to help round out your shopping day. Plus, you can snag 10% off your order just by plugging in the coupon code “HAPPYBF10″ at checkout. Who doesn’t love an additional discount?

You will find deals on additional battery packs (because everyone needs at least a couple of these in their lives), a Bluetooth gaming controller that looks like it was made for the NES, Soundfreaq Bluetooth speaker (powerful speaker that can fit in your pocket), and even an aerial drone that has a camera (while not Android-related, it would be a kick ass present).  (more…)

Black Friday 2014 Deals (Updating Post)

While there are probably more Black Friday 2014 deals than anyone outside of a Black Friday blog can keep track of, we will do our best to try and highlight some of the better as they go live over the next 24 hours or so. Oh, and you may be reading this on Thanksgiving, because well, “Black Friday” seems to start earlier and earlier each year as retailers battle for your attention (and dollars). That’s right, the deals have already begun before you even started eating turkey. Nice of all of our retailer friends, right?

OK, so, this post will be updated as we can get to it. Hopefully, you don’t miss out on too much while you enjoy the long holiday weekend. And, hopefully can find some decent deals on electronics you have been keeping an eye on.  (more…)

Deal: ilumi LED Smartbulb is Back for $79 on DL Deals

Having a smarter home is something I have tried to continue to work on over the last couple of years. From a Nest thermostat to Nest Protect smoke alarms to Dropcams in select places to smart door locks that can be opened via Bluetooth, there are so many cool ways to improve your life at home or when you are away. Another of those smarter home improvement areas that I am considering investing in is smarter light bulbs, one of which just so happens to be highlighted in the DL Deals shop.

The ilumi LED smartbulb has returned at its discounted price of $79. With ilumi, you get what its makers are calling the “world’s smartest light.” Ilumi is capable of showing an-almost unlimited number of colors and can change brightness levels, but it’s the smart aspect of it that makes this worth considering.  (more…)

Deal: Verizon Moto X (1st Gen) Developer Edition for $219

Need another phone deal to take you into Thanksgiving? How about Verizon’s Moto X (1st gen) Developer Edition in brand new condition for just $219? This is the phone that we called the best Android phone of 2013, plus it has the “developer edition” tag attached, which gives you an unlocked bootloader and a custom colorway.

Again, the device is brand new, has 32GB of storage, runs a “pure” version of Android, should see Android 5.0 “Lollipop” before long, and works on Verizon’s network. If you need a phone to tinker with, a cheap replacement while you get something newer, or just like last year’s Moto X, this isn’t a bad deal to jump on.

This deal also includes free shipping.

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