Yesterday, we reminded you that it might be time to stock up on microSD cards, since we are less than a week away from hearing about this year’s flagships, all of which are expected to support expandable storage. If you held out from yesterday’s deal, you have another chance today at even more storage. The SanDisk 200GB microSD card has dropped to $89.95 for the day, which as far as we can tell, is the lowest price yet.
The 200GB card from SanDisk arrived at last year’s MWC with a retail price of around $240. In less than a year, we have seen the price drop regularly to around the $100 mark. But again, $90 is the lowest to date and shouldn’t be slept on if you need this much expandable storage.
At the beginning of next week, you will have at least three new flagship phones to consider buying, all of which are expected to have microSD card support. We’re talking about LG’s G5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, of course, so now may be the time to get into a high capacity card if the price is right.
Thanks to a deal running today for PNY storage on Amazon, the time may indeed be right. For just $29.99, you can grab a “High Performance” 128GB microSD card (60Mb/s). If you want more speed, PNY “Turbo Performance” cards are also discounted (90Mb/s) heavily. The 32GB card is just $9.99 and the 64GB card is $18.98.
Amazon Links: 128GB High Performance | 64GB/32GB Turbo Performance (more…)
The Samsung Gear S2 Classic in Rose Gold and Platinum will hit US stores starting tomorrow, February 12, for $449.99, according to Samsung. The companies announced US availability this morning, stating that you’ll be able to buy each from retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Macy’s, and Samsung.com. (more…)
The Moto X Pure Edition, Motorola’s flagship for 2015, is currently on sale in preconfigured form with 32GB of storage at Amazon for just $374.99. That’s a solid $75 discount on a phone we still have in our top 3 of best Android phones you should buy today. The newest Moto X starts at a price of $399 on most days, but that’s only with 16GB of storage. If you take today’s deal, you are doubling the storage and still getting a price cut from the base model.
If you want to take advantage of this deal, you won’t get Moto Maker customization. What you are getting is either the white model, which has a white front and back with gold frame, or the black model, which has a black front and back with dark metal frame. Again, these are the preconfigured models. The white and bamboo Moto X Pure Edition with 32GB is also on sale, but because of the bamboo, it will run you an extra $25 at $399.
The device includes Prime shipping for those subscribed to Amazon Prime.
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Our inbox has made it clear to us that a number of you still own the Galaxy Note 4 on Verizon and were prompted to update yesterday afternoon. The update, which is arriving as build VRU2BPA1, is still Android 5.1.1, but does include the latest in security patches, an upgrade to Samsung Knox, and kills off the Amazon Appstore and Amazon Widgets. Hooray for limited term bloatware contracts! (more…)
New skills are arriving for Amazon Echo to make it even more useful, even after the latest update that brought support for Spotify. Starting now, users of Alexa can order both an Uber ride, or even a pizza from Domino’s. Doing so is simple enough, just say, “Alexa, ask Uber to get me a car,” or, “Alexa, open Domino’s and place my Easy Order.” (more…)
Amazon Echo, the cylindrical speaker tube that some of us have in our kitchens to keep time on Shake’N Bake chicken, now works with Spotify. If you are a Spotify Premium subscriber and own an Echo, you can tell it to play any playlist, artist, or genre in Spotify’s catalog. Also, Echo also supports Spotify Connect, which means you can jump from your Echo listening experience to the Spotify app without missing a beat.
“Hey, Alexa, play Taylor Swift on Spotify.” Nope. (more…)
For a limited time on Amazon, you can purchase a CHOE charger and cables at a discounted price, thanks to the use of coupon codes. The chargers and cables are USB Type-C, perfect for those who own a Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, or for those who want to stockpile for the inevitable release of additional phones with Type-C ports. (more…)