Eero, the smart WiFi system that uses mesh network technology and pre-dates Google WiFi by a good two years, is on sale today at Amazon in a 3-pack for $371.83 with Prime shipping. That’s a $127 discount and the best price we have ever seen on this modular-style router option.
What is Eero? If you have been following Google WiFi news in recent months, well, there you go. Eero is the same idea, only it’s from a smaller company who has been pioneering this concept for a couple of years. Like Google WiFi, the goal of Eero is to blanket your house with WiFi, so that no corner goes untouched. You can start with a single unit and grow that to as many as you like. (more…)
Ever since Amazon launched Echo, every other company in the field of digital assistants has been playing catch up. With Google launching Google Home, it’s just Microsoft and Apple we’re waiting on, but with the Windows and Harman Kardon teams now teasing a Cortana-powered digital assistant speaker for the home, Apple is all that’s left. (more…)
Amazon dropped the price of the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot today to $139.99 and $39.99, respectively. That’s a solid $40 discount on the bigger Echo and $10 off the already reasonably priced Echo Dot.
I’m not sure I need to explain for the 20th time what each does, so I’ll try to keep this short. Echo products from Amazon are like smart home voice control boxes, but the bigger Echo includes a decent-sounding speaker too for tune listening. Each device is good for ordering stuff from Amazon, getting news or weather or sports scores, setting timers and alarms, playing music from popular streaming services, playing games (like Jeopardy!), and more. They are very much a more seasoned Google Home because they have been around a lot longer.
If interested, these are the best prices you’ll find and we aren’t sure how long they will last. With that in mind, Amazon is showing some pretty delayed shipping times. However, a handful of additional retailers are selling these at the same prices, with Xmas-approve shipping.
Amazon Links: Echo ($139.99) | Echo Dot ($39.99) (more…)
Samsung is still one of the few companies making 256GB microSD cards and it just so happens that they have discounted their best today on Amazon. The 256GB Samsung EVO Select microSD card has just $159.99, which is a $40 discount from its normal $200 price.
While not cheap, this is storage that should last you for years, or will at least hold the majority of your music collection. Plus, you are looking at 95MB/s transfer speeds and also speeds fast enough for handling 4K video shoots.
The deal is for a limited time and does include Prime shipping.
Amazon Links: 256GB Samsung EVO Select
With Xmas only a couple of weeks away, you should start thinking about grabbing those last few presents for loved ones. Don’t be that guy (me) running around on December 23 looking for final gifts.
If you need a handful of affordable stocking-stuffer items, you might want to take a look at all of the Anker products that are discounted right now at Amazon. Devices like their fast wireless charger ($20), PowerCore 5000 quick charge power bank ($14), and Quick Charge 3.0 car charger ($17) all have solid price drops.
Each includes Prime shipping as well. (more…)
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…)