DEAL: SanDisk’s 200GB Wireless Stick is Just $99 Today, 64GB SD Card is $18

Amazon is hosting a couple of decent deals today on SanDisk storage products for those of you in need of mobile storage, one of which would be perfect for those of you who don’t have microSD card slots (6P owners). For those with SD card slots (We’re looking at you S7 and soon-to-be G5 owners.), we have a nice price on a microSD card as well.

One of the products is the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick with 200GB of storage that can be used as a flash drive for wireless on-the-go access to bigger files or photos or videos. You can access the wireless flash drive with up to three devices simultaneously, stream video or music from it, and even connect it to a computer via USB port, if needed. Again, this could be a really solid storage option for those without a microSD slot.

The Connect Wireless Stick is currently priced at $99.95, which is around $20 off.  (more…)

Amazon Bans USB Type-C Cables Not Spec Compliant

Googler Benson Leung has been on a well-documented journey to out all of the sneaky, cheap cable manufacturers on Amazon who are selling potentially dangerous USB Type-C cables to those of us just getting into Type-C phones for the first time. Leung started reviewing cables on Amazon after the new Nexus phones were released last November, highlighting both the good and the bad through his reviews profile. We aren’t sure what his end-goal is, other than to let you and I know which cables are worth investing in, but his work seems to have been noticed by Amazon, who recently updated their “Prohibited listings” guidelines for sellers, effectively banning those who sell Type-C cables that aren’t spec compliant.  (more…)

DEAL: 32GB Nexus 9 for Just $299 ($180 Off)

In need of an Android tablet that receives timely updates and has been substantially discounted? Amazon currently has the black WiFi-only Nexus 9 with 32GB of storage for just $299. That’s $180 off the original price of $479 that Google and HTC introduced it at.

While the device may be a year and a half old, Google is still supporting it with updates and has even made it a part of the Android N preview. It’s a great tablet size at 8.9-inches and would be a great travel buddy or coffee table mate when you need a bigger screen.

You can read our Nexus 9 review from back in 2014, but just understand that the device has evolved in recent years with each big update.

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DEAL: SanDisk 64GB MicroSD Card Just $18 Today, 200GB at $60, on Amazon

I think it’s pretty obvious at this point, after who knows how many weeks of deals, that SanDisk and Amazon are well-aware that this year’s flagship device category is filled with phones that include microSD card slots. Or maybe they are just going nuts over the fact that Samsung has once again embraced expandable storage. Whatever the case, should you be in the market for some extra storage on your new Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, or LG G5, we (once again) have good news – SanDisk memory products are up to 70% off today at Amazon.

The daily flash deal includes massive discounts on microSD cards including 32GB cards for just $10 or the big dog 200GB card for $59.99. But you’ll also find regular sized SD cards, thumb drives, ultra fit flash drives two-way OTG drives, and solid state drives.  (more…)

Question of the Day: Do You Have Smart Home Products?

This morning, shortly after Amazon announced two new Alexa-powered devices to help them extend their smart home assistant presence to more places and in new forms, the folks at Nest finally came around to announcing that their products were now working with Amazon’s. It was a big day for the smart home, because we are starting to see where Amazon could become a central hub leader for controlling everything in your home, from thermostats and lights to music, appliances, and beyond.

As someone who can’t help but buy smart this or that when I probably don’t need it, I’m excited to see a company emerge as a potential leader. For so long, I feel like my smart home setup is a patched together oddball line-up that all requires stand-alone apps for each piece, but with Amazon potentially becoming the centerpiece, now that it has Nest on board, I’m excited. That’s not because I’m some Amazon fanboy, but because I’d rather have one control than five or six.

And that leads us into today’s question – do you have any smart home products? If so, which ones? Are you satisfied? Is one of them an Amazon Echo?  (more…)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Arrives in Your Home on April 1

If you have yet to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters…wait, you’ve all seen it by now, right? No? Leave work this very minute and go see the damn thing. It’s amazing and should be experienced at least once in theaters by all. Then again, if you have been putting it off this long, I would imagine that you won’t listen to me and will instead continue disappointing humanity. So humanity disappointers, you don’t have that long to wait before you can see it at home because it arrives April 1.  (more…)

Deal: Aukey 20,000mAh Power Bank for $25, Dual Port Wall Charger for $4.99

For a limited time on Amazon, you can pick up Aukey’s latest, the 20,000mAh Power Bank with AiPower Adaptive Charging for just $24.99, down from its usual price of $45. If you haven’t heard of AiPower Adaptive Charging, it’s pretty sweet. The technology automatically detects the connected device and provides maximum charge current according to device’s chipset, delivering the fastest charging speed possible for the device. This means that whether you have a Galaxy S6 or iPhone, you should always have a fast charge.  (more…)

At Last, Amazon Echo and Nest Thermostat Work Together

Owners of a Nest learning thermostat and Amazon Echo can now pair the two, finally bringing the two smart objects together at last. Assuming you own both, to enable the Nest functionality on Echo, simply open up the Alexa app on your smartphone and switch on the Nest skill. Once completed, you can provide Alexa with verbal commands on how hot or cold you would like your home to be.  (more…)