In early 2017, Amazon will open its first Amazon Go store that is likely the future of grocery shopping (or shopping in general), assuming they want this to be. Think of a shopping experience where there are no cashiers or lines or self-checkouts and all you need is a smartphone. That’s Amazon Go. (more…)
Has the Amazon Echo been a runaway hit? That’s tough to say, depending on your definition of a hit, but I think it certainly shows that Amazon had some vision when it introduced the home assistant speaker two years ago. Amazon knew that the “smart home” was on the way and that all of its parts would need a simple hub to control it. They clearly delivered on that, which has prompted other companies to copy their lead. Now, Amazon is taking the next step to further their lead, according to a report out of Bloomberg, who claims that the next version of Amazon’s Echo may include a touch screen. (more…)
As I mentioned this morning, most of today’s Cyber Monday deals are leftovers from last week. Since a good portion of the world does their shopping online, Cyber Monday is no longer just a day to sit on your work computer shopping after the hell weekend of Black Friday because you can sit at your computer during the hell weekend of Black Friday and get all of the good deals that used to be in-store only. Still, Amazon has a few good deals worth pointing today. (more…)
Black Friday isn’t until next week, but because the world is always on the hunt for holiday deals, Amazon has kicked off their seasonal sales today. Deal hunters will find new discounts every 5 minutes or so through Amazon’s Black Friday portal.
Deals will include solid discounts on all of Amazon’s products, like $40 off Echo, $10 off Echo Dot, $15 off Fire TV, and $10 off Fire TV Stick. You will also see big price cuts on TVs, smart home products (Nest for $199), and other goodies ordered through Alexa with your voice. In fact, Amazon says to expect more than 70 “voice-exclusive” Alexa deals. For more on Alexa deals, hit up this link. (more…)
Google WiFi pre-orders are now live for those interested in Google’s “smart” router system. At this time, Google is offering up 1-Pack or 3-Pack options depending on your needs.
As a recap, Google WiFi is a “mesh” router system that helps blanket your entire house with WiFi. Instead of having a single wireless router in your office or kitchen that can’t stretch to your upstairs or back bedroom, a system like this allows you to help reach those areas. It’s a bit modular in that you can add on Google WiFi units as needed, depending on the size of your home. (more…)
Amazon is hosting another of its patented flash storage sales, this time with PNY as the partner. You can get up to 50% off select PNY flash storage products, but if we’re talking specifically mobile, there are two microSD cards you’ll want to consider.
For $33.99, you can grab a 128GB Elite PNY microSD card that is coupled in a bundle with an OTG reader. That OTG reader allows you to easily move files or photos or videos from phone to computer. OTG readers are an incredibly handy gadget to have in your bag.
For one day only, Amazon is slashing another $30 off its special ad-filled Moto G4, dropping the price to $119.99. While that “ad-filled” description may turn you off, it’s not actually the worst situation should be in the market for a new cheap phone.
The Moto G4 is a great budget phone with solid specs and really good performance that normally retails for $200, but this particular version sees extra discounts because it shows Amazon ads here and there. We’re talking about ads on the lock screen that are personalized to you, so it shouldn’t be complete spam. You can’t get rid of them either; keep that in mind.
Outside of the ad stuff, this is a phone that works universally on all the big carriers (Verizon and AT&T included) and has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 1.5GHz octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP camera, and turbo charging. It really is a solid phone for those of you on a budget.