Amazon Echo, a cylindrical Bluetooth speaker that doubles as a semi-assistant for your home, is on sale for today only at $149.99. That’s a $30 discount, in case you were wondering.
Not familiar with Amazon Echo? It’s actually pretty cool. I have one in my kitchen, as does my brother. We both use ours to play music by using voice commands (like “Hey, Alexa, play 90s hip hop.”), ask it for answers to questions we may be having during a conversations, and set timers while cooking this or that. It really is a highly useful tool that can also take care of your media needs when in a pinch.
It does much more than those few things, though. By triggering it with a “Hey, Alexa” command (Why it isn’t “Hey, Echo” is beyond me.), you can also ask it for weather, news, traffic, and sports scores. You can also connect to services like Pandora or iHeartRadio, Philips Hue, SmartThings, and you Google Calendar. You can even shop, by asking it to re-order Prime-eligible products.
Again, it’s $30 off, today only.
In time for the holiday season, shoppers will soon find the Amazon Echo located in over 3,000 retail locations across the US. Amazon is bringing their voice-operated black cylinder to a few brick and mortar retailers, such as Home Depot, Staples, Sears, Brookstone, RadioShack, Fred Meyer, as well as others. (more…)
I don’t know that a free Amazon Prime membership ($99 value) would get me to switch carriers any time soon, but if you were thinking of taking your wireless money to Sprint, or are already a Sprint customer who plans to buy a new Samsung Galaxy phone in the near future, get ready for a heck-of-a-freebie. For a limited time (until November 30), new and existing Sprint customers who activate a Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, or Galaxy Note 5, will receive a free 1-year membership to Amazon Prime. (more…)
Even though the whole Nexus 5X/6P charging situation with USB Type-C and Quick Charge 2.0 is kind of messy, we know that not all of you bought a new Nexus and more than likely have a phone that fully supports Qualcomm’s fast charging technology. For those in that category, here is a solid deal on a Tronsmart single QC 2.0 wall adapter.
For just $6.99, after coupon code is applied, you can add to your charger library and outfit any remaining rooms in your house in need of the juice. The charger retails for $14.99, so you are getting a pretty steep discount. Not only that, but even after the discount is applied, the $6.99 charger still qualifies for Prime shipping.
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For those in need of a good deal, you can grab a Moto X (2nd Gen) on Amazon for just $199. There are currently three options available to purchase – 16GB with Black Leather back, 16GB with Black Soft Touch back, and 16GB White front with Bamboo wood back. The devices are new, meaning you won’t open the box to find a used, refurbished phone inside. (more…)
An update is rolling out for Amazon Music, bringing offline playback via SD card, as well as Android Wear support. With this feature, folks can browse and control all of their Prime Music or purchased music right from the wrist. (more…)
Taking place today until midnight on Halloween night (Oct. 31), you can grab $70 worth of apps and games completely free from Amazon. Up for grabs are a few well-known titles, such as Doodle God, LEGO Star Wars Microfighters, and Bloons TD 5, as well as lesser-known games such as Rotate It! and Continuity 2. (more…)
Amazon, a prime spot to pick up the latest tech from Google and Apple, is now banning the sale of Google’s Chromecast dongles and the Apple TV. Starting now, no new listings will go up for these products, and on October 29, all existing listings for these devices will be removed. (more…)