Sonos Will Soon Work With Amazon Alexa, Gets Spotify Connect Integration Too

Sonos, a pioneer in the multi-room speaker game who has struggled recently because of poor software experiences and increasing competition, announced two major moves today that it hopes will help it maintain its lead in the category. For one, Sonos will soon get Amazon Alexa integration, so that users will be able to control their Sonos speakers by talking to an Echo or Echo Dot, for example. And two, before Alexa support arrives, users will be able to control Sonos through the Spotify app.  (more…)

DEAL: Amazon’s Deal of the Day is the Nextbit Robin for Just $199

The Nextbit Robin was originally released with a price tag of $399. Over the months, we saw it go on sale quite a bit, even dipping to $299. However, all of those deals can’t touch this one, with Amazon currently selling the phone for just $199. Thanks to being Amazon’s Deal of the Day, buyers can grab the Robin in either Mint or Midnight, the same as you will find on Nextbit’s website.  (more…)

DEAL: These Aukey Bluetooth Sport Headphones are Just $10 With Code

If you have over $100 to spend on Bluetooth sport headphones for working out or an active lifestyle, there are some decent options out there, like offerings from Jaybird. If you aren’t interested in breaking the bank on a pair of headphones that you plan to sweat all over and could reguarly be put in situations where they might be stepped on, dropped, and put through other types of physical abuse, consider the deal currently running on Aukey’s EP-B4 bluetooth sport headphones(more…)

DEAL: Amazon Echo is $129 and Amazon Tap is $79 Today Only, Fire TVs Discounted Too

Today is your day if you have been wanting an Amazon Echo or Amazon Tap, yet only buy when heavy discounts have been applied. Through a handful of retailers (Best Buy and Lowe’s for example), each product can be had for $50 off. That brings the Amazon Echo price down to $129.99 and the Amazon Tap down to $79.99. Those are good deals, friends.

In case you need a recap on the Echo, you could think of it has a decent room-filling speaker for playing music from from a variety of sources or via Bluetooth. But on top of that, you can ask Alexa (the brains behind Echo) for answers to questions, about the weather, to set timers, control lights and thermostats, read the news, share sports scores, re-purchase products on Amazon, and even order an Uber or pizza. It’s a bit like a home assistant. The Tap is similar, only it’s portable and you need to press a button in order to get to Alexa.

If Echo or Tap products aren’t your thing, a bunch of other Amazon products are discounted as well, including Fire HD 10 tablets ($80 off), Kindles, Fire TVs ($69), and Fire TV Sticks ($25).  (more…)

DEAL: Amazon has the Refurbished Echo Priced at Just $140

Amazon is currently selling the Amazon Echo for just $139.99 as a “certified refurbished” unit. That’s a good $40 discount off a brand new unit, which Amazon describes as being “refurbished, tested, and certified to look and work like new.” So in other words, you are basically getting a unit that has had any issues fixed and then made new again.

In case you need a recap on the Echo, you could think of it has a decent room-filling speaker for playing music from from a variety of sources or via Bluetooth. But on top of that, you can ask Alexa (the brains behind Echo) for answers to questions, about the weather, to set timers, control lights and thermostats, read the news, share sports scores, re-purchase products on Amazon, and even order an Uber or pizza. It’s a bit like a home assistant.

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DEAL: Ad-Free Moto G4 is Just $150 at Amazon ($50 Off)

The Moto G4, Motorola’s recently introduced budget-friendly phone that still packs a punch, is currently available at Amazon on a special deal for just $149.99 with 16GB of storage and $179.99 with 32GB of storage. Those both weigh in at $50 discounts.

Keep in mind that this is not the Amazon-sponsored one that shows ads on your lock screen. This is the clean, ad-free version that you would buy if you picked one up directly from Motorola. In other words, this is the one you actually want that doesn’t include Amazon ads and apps throughout.  (more…)

ZTE Axon 7 Now Up for Pre-Order in the US at $399

The ZTE Axon 7, the latest affordable flagship from the Chinese manufacturer, is now available for pre-order in the US at a variety of retailers. With a starting price of $399, you certainly get a lot of bang for your buck here.

As a recap, the Axon 7 was announced back in May with a somewhat mysterious launch time frame here in the States. It made headlines because not only did it offer a bunch of great specs at what we assumed would be an affordable price, but ZTE also made sure we knew that it was one of the first Daydream-ready phones.  (more…)

Amazon Prime Day Deals are Live! Here are Some of the Best (Updating!)

As we noted yesterday, today is Amazon Prime Day 2016. It’s a lot like Black Friday, only in the middle of the summer for some reason and exclusively for Amazon Prime members (Not a member? Sign-up here for free.). But the idea here is that Amazon is slashing the prices on thousands of products to get you to shop, because, shopping. Seriously, I don’t get the point other than Amazon seems to think we need a mid-year Black Friday to blow more money on fun stuff. I don’t have issues with that, it’s just odd. Shopping, though!

Amazon did give us a preview of what to expect in terms of Amazon Prime Day deals and now we get to actually browse through them all and decide if they are worth the trouble. Anything good? Here are some that are sticking out at the moment.

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