DEAL: Moto G4 (Yes, the New One) is Just $124.99 Today at Amazon

The Moto G4 went up for pre-order only yesterday and already, Amazon has it discounted to a ridiculously low price of $124.99. That’s a $75 discount in case you were curious. Now, let’s talk about why Amazon has this phone so cheap, because as you probably guessed, there is a bit of a catch here.

Amazon announced a new program today called Prime Exclusive Phones. This new program sells newly launched unlocked smartphones to Prime subscribers at up to 50% off in exchange for a lock screen with “offers and ads.” Oh, that’s…interesting.  (more…)

Alexa Skills Kit Hits First Birthday, Features Added for Skill Discovery

A year ago, Amazon opened up Alexa to developers, allowing them to integrate the tech into their own platforms. Because of this, the amount of skills offered on the Echo has shot up tremendously, with more being added every day. To help navigate through all of these skills, Amazon has redesigned the Skills layout inside of the Alexa app, listing individual skills under categories, making discovery easier for Echo owners.  (more…)

DEAL: Moto X Pure Edition Drops to as Low as $239, Free SD Cards Included

As we inch closer to the summer launch of the Moto Z brand, it only makes sense that Motorola and its retail partners try and clear out any remaining Moto X Pure Edition inventory. Today, they should be able to do that in a hurry with the crazy low prices they are currently offering the phone for with 16GB or 64GB of storage.

Most retailers who carry the phone are selling the 16GB Moto X Pure Edition for just $239.00, which is a $110 discount. If you want all the storage, you can grab the 64GB version for just $319.00, a $130 discount. B&H Photo, Best Buy, and Amazon all have each phone for that low price.  (more…)

Four Different Motorola-Branded Verve Earbud Sets Launch Tomorrow

Detailed on Amazon, as well as on a specially outfitted website, a lineup of Motorolabranded earbuds will launch tomorrow, ranging in price from $79 to $249. To be clear, while these products are branded as Motorola, it must be noted that in late 2015, Binatone acquired exclusive licensing rights to design, develop, and market certain Motorola accessory products. So, while Motorola’s “M” logo will appear on packaging, this isn’t Motorola developing and releasing the products. With that out of the way, let’s go over what is being launched tomorrow.  (more…)

Report: Amazon Preps Launch of Standalone Music Streaming Service

Reported by Reuters, Amazon is soon to launch a standalone music streaming service, independent from its existing Prime Music offering. To be priced at the industry standard $9.99/month, this unnamed service will feature an expansive music catalog, allowing Amazon to compete with Apple Music, Google Play Music, and Spotify. According to sources, the music service could launch near the end of summer or early fall.  (more…)

DEAL: 200GB SanDisk MicroSD Card Drops to $59.99 Today, 128GB Card With Bonus 128GB USB Drive Too

Amazon is hosting one those regularly scheduled SanDisk flash storage sales as today’s daily deal, but today’s happens to include two options that you really should consider jumping at if you are in need of mobile storage.

For one, you can grab their 200GB microSD card for just $59.99. This is a product that started out at $240 when it arrived last June. It has seen a number of price drops in about a year, but typically hovers around $80. So yeah, you get a $20 savings today.

In another underrated deal, SanDisk and Amazon are offering up a combo package that includes a 128GB microSD card and a 128GB USB Dual Drive for the same $59.99. The SD card is pretty standard fare, but that bonus 128GB Dual Drive could come in handy in a number of situations. For those not familiar, this is double-ended drive that has USB 3.0 and microUSB connectors to let you quickly go from transferring files on your phone to your computer in minutes. It not only expands the storage of your phone, but easily lets you take them to another phone or tablet or computer.

The deals are good for the next few hours.  (more…)