DEAL: 32GB Nexus 9 for Just $299 ($180 Off)

In need of an Android tablet that receives timely updates and has been substantially discounted? Amazon currently has the black WiFi-only Nexus 9 with 32GB of storage for just $299. That’s $180 off the original price of $479 that Google and HTC introduced it at.

While the device may be a year and a half old, Google is still supporting it with updates and has even made it a part of the Android N preview. It’s a great tablet size at 8.9-inches and would be a great travel buddy or coffee table mate when you need a bigger screen.

You can read our Nexus 9 review from back in 2014, but just understand that the device has evolved in recent years with each big update.

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DEAL: SanDisk 64GB MicroSD Card Just $18 Today, 200GB at $60, on Amazon

I think it’s pretty obvious at this point, after who knows how many weeks of deals, that SanDisk and Amazon are well-aware that this year’s flagship device category is filled with phones that include microSD card slots. Or maybe they are just going nuts over the fact that Samsung has once again embraced expandable storage. Whatever the case, should you be in the market for some extra storage on your new Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, or LG G5, we (once again) have good news – SanDisk memory products are up to 70% off today at Amazon.

The daily flash deal includes massive discounts on microSD cards including 32GB cards for just $10 or the big dog 200GB card for $59.99. But you’ll also find regular sized SD cards, thumb drives, ultra fit flash drives two-way OTG drives, and solid state drives.  (more…)

Question of the Day: Do You Have Smart Home Products?

This morning, shortly after Amazon announced two new Alexa-powered devices to help them extend their smart home assistant presence to more places and in new forms, the folks at Nest finally came around to announcing that their products were now working with Amazon’s. It was a big day for the smart home, because we are starting to see where Amazon could become a central hub leader for controlling everything in your home, from thermostats and lights to music, appliances, and beyond.

As someone who can’t help but buy smart this or that when I probably don’t need it, I’m excited to see a company emerge as a potential leader. For so long, I feel like my smart home setup is a patched together oddball line-up that all requires stand-alone apps for each piece, but with Amazon potentially becoming the centerpiece, now that it has Nest on board, I’m excited. That’s not because I’m some Amazon fanboy, but because I’d rather have one control than five or six.

And that leads us into today’s question – do you have any smart home products? If so, which ones? Are you satisfied? Is one of them an Amazon Echo?  (more…)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Arrives in Your Home on April 1

If you have yet to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters…wait, you’ve all seen it by now, right? No? Leave work this very minute and go see the damn thing. It’s amazing and should be experienced at least once in theaters by all. Then again, if you have been putting it off this long, I would imagine that you won’t listen to me and will instead continue disappointing humanity. So humanity disappointers, you don’t have that long to wait before you can see it at home because it arrives April 1.  (more…)

Deal: Aukey 20,000mAh Power Bank for $25, Dual Port Wall Charger for $4.99

For a limited time on Amazon, you can pick up Aukey’s latest, the 20,000mAh Power Bank with AiPower Adaptive Charging for just $24.99, down from its usual price of $45. If you haven’t heard of AiPower Adaptive Charging, it’s pretty sweet. The technology automatically detects the connected device and provides maximum charge current according to device’s chipset, delivering the fastest charging speed possible for the device. This means that whether you have a Galaxy S6 or iPhone, you should always have a fast charge.  (more…)

At Last, Amazon Echo and Nest Thermostat Work Together

Owners of a Nest learning thermostat and Amazon Echo can now pair the two, finally bringing the two smart objects together at last. Assuming you own both, to enable the Nest functionality on Echo, simply open up the Alexa app on your smartphone and switch on the Nest skill. Once completed, you can provide Alexa with verbal commands on how hot or cold you would like your home to be.  (more…)

DEAL: Jaybird Original Bluebuds X Just $72 at Amazon Today (Updated: Gone)

Jaybird’s Bluebuds X, arguably one of the most popular sets of sport Bluetooth headphones of all time, are currently available on Amazon through a lightning deal for just $72. These headphones originally retailed for around $170, but have dropped a lot in price in recent years as new models have been introduced.

This is the original pair of X headphones from Jaybird that have since been replaced by the X2 and soon-to-be-released X3. They still offer pretty incredible sound quality for sport Bluetooth buds, 8 hours of play time, controls over your phone, and a bunch of adjustable pieces to help you get the best fit.

As a long-time user of Jaybird X products, I’d highly recommend considering this deal if you are in the market for some of the best Bluetooth headphones money can buy at a reasonably low price, even if these are the original model that have been replaced. I’ve used the X and X2, and will likely upgrade again to the X3 once they come out. The quality and sound with this line is unmatched, in my opinion.

UPDATE:  Ugh, it looks like they already sold out at $72. I refreshed just before posting and thought it was at 22% claimed. Sorry, folks.

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