Amazon Prime Jumping to $99

If you are a member of Amazon’s Prime service, then you likely received the email we have included below. It’s about your yearly membership fee, and yes, it’s rising. Normally $79 per year, Amazon Prime will cost $99 per year on your next renewal.

There were rumors suggesting that the price could go up by as much as $40 to over $100, but Amazon has kept it just below instead. For those not familiar, Amazon Prime gives you access to free Two-Day Shipping, Prime Instant Video, and the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library.   (more…)

Amazon Offers Up Good List of Apps for Free Through Appstore, Save Yourself $19

Android folks who love a good deal, yes that’s all of us, can head on over to the Amazon Appstore this morning to pick up a few free apps. Surprisingly, all of the apps aren’t completely worthless, and there are a few great titles, such as Wheel of Fortune, Ski Safari, and Gravity Guy. They may not be super popular these days, but if you missed these apps while they were in their prime, you can definitely enjoy them now for free instead of a combined $19.  (more…)

Amazon in Talks With Music Labels to Launch Streaming Music Service?

According to sources who spoke with Recode, Amazon is in talks with record labels to potentially launch its own streaming music service, because well, the world doesn’t have enough of them. While the talks are reportedly “serious,” they may or may not be close to landing deals, so don’t hold your breath on this one just yet.

Should Amazon reach agreements and launch a streaming service, there is a good chance it will be coupled in with their Prime membership program that currently offers free 2-day shipping on items, along with a subscription to Amazon’s Prime video streaming service. And that’s about all we know.  (more…)

Deal: New 128GB SanDisk MicroSD UHS-I Card for $120

Earlier this week at MWC, SanDisk unveiled their newest UHS-I Ultra microSD card for mobile devices with 128GB of storage. Yes, they doubled the 64GB cards most of your Samsung’s devices can support, but still brought the same Class 10 speeds. We are looking at 30MB/s, water/magnet/shock/temperature proof, and in a package that comes with a regular sized SD adapter.

The new cards originally retailed for $199, but thanks to Amazon, that price was short-lived. These brand new 128GB microSD cards from SanDisk can be had for $119.99. No coupon needed – just a straight up discount.

SanDisk claims that you can store up to 16 hours of Full HD video, 7,500 songs, 3,200 photos and more than 125 apps. That’s a lot of goodies stored on your phone or tablet, assuming your phone or tablet has an SD card slot or supports USB OTG. We are also waiting for word back from SanDisk on an officially supported list, but if your device supports SDXC, you could be OK.

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Amazon Coins Now Supported on Android in the US, UK, and Germany

You’ve heard of Bitcoins and Dogecoins, but have you ever heard of Amazon Coins? It’s hard to blame anyone for forgetting about their release last year, especially considering the digital currency’s use was initially restricted to Kindle Fire devices. Starting today, the shopping giant is expanding Coins to Android devices in the US, UK, and Germany through the Amazon Appstore.  (more…)

Deal: Amazon Selling Google Chromecast for $30 With Free Shipping

Ever since Google introduced Chromecast app compatibility to all sorts of new developers starting in December, I have found it to be one of my favorite tech products all over again. But now that it is truly open to everyone, with the SDK released to the wild, I think the sky is the limit in terms of new apps, new functionality, and new ways to experience this amazing HDMI dongle.

So in case you haven’t yet purchased a Chromecast, we thought Amazon’s new price might grab your attention. For $30 and free standard shipping, you can have Google’s dongle (lulz).

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Cheers Cory!

Verizon Moto G on Amazon for $79.99 in Lightning Deal (Updated: Gone)

Been considering the Moto G on Verizon, a prepaid phone for $100 that can access their 3G network with no contract? What if you could grab it for $20 cheaper? Well, you can for a limited time today on Amazon. And when I say “limited,” I mean limited. The deal is a lightning deal that only runs for a couple of hours or until stock runs out. (As of the time of this post, 66% has been claimed.)

If you want the Moto G on Verizon, or are curious to try out a phone that has received an enormous amount of buzz because of its combination of low price and decent specs, this is your chance to grab one for $79.99. You better hurry.

Update:  The deal is sold out.

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Deal: All of Amazon’s Kindle Fire Lineup is $30 Off

Amazon is running a promotion that slashes $30 off of all of their Kindle Fire tablets as a “thanks to customers for voting Amazon #1 in customer satisfaction” yet again. The deal includes discounts off of the brand new Kindle Fire HDX models (both 7 and 8.9) and the regular Kindle Fire (both 7 and 8.9). The Fire HDX 7 can be had for as little as $199, while the HDX 8.9 drops to $349. The regular Kindle Fire HD drops to an insanely low $109 price, which the HD 8.9 slides in at just under $200. Not bad deals.

The HDX models are Amazon’s top tier line that can compete with almost any other tablet on the planet in terms of specs. We’re talking high-res displays (1920×1200), Snapdragon 800 processors, the newest version of Amazon’s Android skin, custom Dolby Audio, “state-of-the-art” dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi, and their 24-7 Mayday video support chat.

At checkout, use the code “MAYDAY30″ to see the discount.

Amazon Links:  Kindle Fire HDX 7 ($199) | Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 ($349) | Kindle Fire HD 7 ($109)