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…)

Deal: SanDisk Micro SD Cards 70% Off at Amazon, 64GB Card for $30

Amazon is hosting one of their most commonly seen deals today, one for SanDisk memory with prices slashed by as much as 70%. You will find Ultra (speeds up to 30MB/s)  micro SD cards with 32GB limits for as little as $14.99. They also have 64GB Ultra micro SD cards for $29.99. If you want similar amounts of storage but faster speeds, we are talking the Extreme line (speeds up to 45MB/s) which comes in 32GB and 64GB sizes as well, with prices running $20.99 and $44.99, respectively.

SanDisk did not include their 128GB micro SD card in the deal, so it will still run you $99.

Devices like the Galaxy S5, LG G3, and HTC One (M8) all supports micro SD storage.

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Deal: Moto X 16GB for $274, Nexus 5 16GB for $334, Galaxy S4 for $349

There is quite the list of discounted phones over at eBay today, along with the Nexus 7 (2013) deal we already told you about. Phones like the Moto X with 16GB of storage can be had for as little as $275. The Nexus 5 with 16GB is also back at its $335 price, in all three colors. Even the LG G2 and Galaxy S4, two of last year’s best phones, are discounted to $433 and $350, respectively.

All of the phones are brand new, not refurbished.

The Moto X falls under model XT1058, which is the AT&T model. The listing claims that it is unlocked, so it could potentially work on T-Mobile as well. The Nexus 5 is the same Nexus 5 you would get through Google Play, so it will work on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. The G2 and Galaxy S4 devices will likely only work on AT&T’s HSPA+ here in the US.

Each deal includes free shipping.

eBay Links:  Moto X ($274.99) | Nexus 5 16GB ($334.99) | Nexus 5 32GB, white ($384.99) | LG G2 ($432.99) | Galaxy S4 ($349.99)

Deal: Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB for $189, Regularly $269 (Updated)

Update:  A new deal has popped up that is even better than the original we featured. eBay is selling a brand new Nexus 7 (2013) with 32GB of storage for $189.99. That’s $10 cheaper than the refurbished model. [eBay Link]

Update 2:  It looks like the original deal for the refurbished model has now dropped from $199 to $169. Both are solid deals. So you can either grab a brand new Nexus 7 (2013) with 32GB of storage for $189 or a refurbished version for $169.

The Nexus 7 (2013), a tablet that many would still consider to be the best of the last year, can be had in “manufacturer refurbished” form through eBay today for $199 with 32GB of storage. Again, the device is refurbished, so it is not brand new. But like we mention in almost any post that features a deal for a refurbished product, there are those who consider manufacturer refurbished products to be almost better than new, since it gives the manufacturer an opportunity to button up any known issues and potentially re-release the product in better shape.

A brand new Nexus 7 (2013) with 32GB of storage currently retails through Google Play for $269, so you are looking at around $70 in savings. Keep in mind that this eBay deal also includes free expedited shipping, whereas Google will only give you free shipping on 3-5 day ground.

As a refresher, the Nexus 7 (2013) sports a 7-inch HD display (1920×1200), 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor (quad-core), 2GB RAM, 5MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera, dual stereo speakers, and runs the latest version of Android, which is 4.4.3.

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