Best Buy’s $50 Gift Card Upgrade Offer Returns Feb. 2 to Feb. 15

If you have needed a good excuse to upgrade your handset, Best Buy is looking to help you out. For a limited time, February 2 to February 15, you can sign up to receive a $50 Best Buy gift card to put towards the purchase of a new phone on either AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. You can sign up to four different lines for the credit, so if you were looking to surprise the whole family, then there you go.  (more…)

Umm, Best Buy, the Moto G for Verizon Doesn’t Have 4G LTE

According to Best Buy’s listing for the Moto G on Verizon, the phone magically grew a 4G LTE radio over night. In other words, their listing is wrong. The Moto G (unless Best Buy is selling a version that even Motorola doesn’t know about) does not have the ability to connect to an LTE network. No sir, not the GSM version or this CDMA variant that works on Verizon’s 3G network. Again, it almost certainly lacks the radio, probably as a cost cutting measure to keep the phone at its insanely low $179 and $99 price points.  (more…)

Deal: Pebble Smartwatch at Amazon for $119, as Low as $89.99 at Best Buy With .edu Email

Not to say that Black Friday and Cyber Monday were busts, but the deals as we inch closer to X-mas seem to be getting better by the day. For example, the Pebble smartwatch dropped $20 on Black Friday with its arrival at Amazon, but can be had today for $30 off at a couple of retailers (both Best Buy and Amazon). Better yet, if you can currently claim student status with a .edu email address, you could save an extra $30 from the already discounted sale price at Best Buy, getting you into what most would consider to be the best smartwatch available, for $89.99.  (more…)

Best Buy has the 16GB Nexus 7 (2013) for $195 Today Only

Best Buy is currently hosting a 1-day online sale for the 2013 Nexus 7 with 16GB of storage for $194.99. That’s a $35 discount, or the exact price of a new Chromecast should you not own one yet. I’m not sure you’ll find a better deal anywhere, especially on a new unit which this appears to be.

With X-mas only two weeks from today, I’d say you just found someone an amazing present.  (more…)

Misfit Shine Activity Tracker Finally Readies Android App, is on Sale at Best Buy for $99 (Updated)

Back in March, we gave you a not-so-pleasant update on a funded IndieGogo campaign called Misfit Shine, a wearable activity tracker (like a Fitbit) that is easily one of the most elegant designs you’ll see in the industry. Their team announced at the time that they had dropped Android support, even though they had initially said it would be a part of the product’s launch. As a well-funded project at over $800,000 with thousands of backers, this wasn’t exactly the start that a potential Android userbase was looking for.

As months have gone by with iOS-only apps available, we had almost forgotten about the Misfit Shine altogether. And then out of no where this past week, they announced that Shine for Android was “coming soon.” They haven’t exactly given a firm date, but we do know that it’ll support Android 4.3 devices with Bluetooth 4.0.  (more…)

Deal: Best Buy Selling Galaxy S4 for Free From Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint – in New Arctic Blue Color Too

We’re not even to Thanksgiving yet and there are deals to be had all over this vast internet. If the two tablet deals we told you about already weren’t doing the trick because a new phone is what you really had been holding out for, take a look at Best Buy’s pre-Black Friday deals. One includes the Samsung Galaxy S4 for free from Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in any color you can find them in. The featured version on BBY’s site comes in “Arctic Blue” which is apparently new. But you’ll also find black, white, red, purple, and brown variants depending on carrier.

If you are an AT&T customer and really wanted the Galaxy S4 Active instead of the original 2013 flagship, it’s included in the free deal as well.  (more…)