Deal: Nexus 9 is $50 Off at Amazon

The Nexus 9 in all sizes and colors (sans Sand because it still doesn’t exist) is $50 off right now at Amazon. That translates to $349 and $429 for the 16GB and 32GB models, respectively, which is a solid price on a tablet that both Tim and I really enjoy. In fact, in our Nexus 9 review, Tim called it a “superb tablet,” something that can’t be said about most Android tablets.

As a recap, the Nexus 9 runs Android 5.0 “Lollipop” and sports a NVIDIA Tegra K1 64-bit processor, 2GB RAM, 8.9-inch 4:3 display (2048×1536), 8MP rear camera, and a 6,700mAh battery. It’s made of soft touch plastic that will remind you of the Nexus 5, but then classes it up with a metal banding around the outside of its body. Again, this (or the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet) is the Android tablet to have.

Tough to tell how long this deal will last, but you may want to jump on it before long. Oh, and the device qualifies for Prime shipping.

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Deal: Moto G (2nd Gen) Just $149 at Amazon

Motorola’s new Moto G (2nd gen) can be had on Amazon today for the ridiculously low price of $149 ($30 off). Keep in mind that that price is without a contract, so the best deal in smartphones somehow just got better than ever.

As a recap, the new Moto G sports a 5-inch HD display, stereo speakers, Snapdragon 400 processor (quad-core), 2,070mAh battery, 8MP rear camera, 1GB RAM, microSD slot with support up to 32GB cards, and has already received the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. It doesn’t have an LTE chip, so you are stuck on US GSM networks, but you should still see pretty decent data speeds.

While this phone won’t satisfy the flagship-needy, this is a great phone for anyone not interested in signing a contract with a carrier, kids, or someone who wants an extremely affordable phone without any fuss.

Amazon Links:  Moto G (2nd gen) Black | Moto G (2nd gen) White ($149)  (more…)

Deal: Buy a Chromecast Before December 21, Get $20 in Google Play Credit

Need another last minute present idea? Chromecast. Yes, once again, the HDMI dongle from Google is one of the best presents you can give to your friends and family during the holidays. If you think the Chromecast is old news and want another idea, keep in mind that if you buy one before December 21, Google will give you $20 in Google Play credit. Yep, the $35 dongle comes with $20 in Play credit to spend however you please.

Oh, Amazon has the Chromecast for about $2.50 cheaper than Google with Prime shipping and includes the credit. Get after it.

Links:  Amazon ($32.60) | Google Play ($35)

Cyber Monday 2014 Deals (Updating Post)

Black Friday” and its never-ending weekend is now over, but that doesn’t meant the deals have stopped. As you all know, today is Cyber Monday, the day built specifically for those of us who want nothing to do with a brick and mortar store on Black Friday. This is the day that online shoppers drool and smile at the deals to be had that do not require us to leave our comfortable office chairs and temperature controlled cubicles.

Like we did on Black Friday, we will continue to update this one massive post, rather than post up each deal individually. So, you may want to check back throughout the day as we try and update it with the best deals around. Some are carry-overs from the weekend, but many are new.

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Verizon’s Connection Day is Live – Free Things to be Had

Verizon’s newly created promotional day – a day outside of Black Friday and Cyber Monday – called Connection Day, has arrived. The thought here is that since today is one of the busiest travel days of the year, Verizon and companies they have partnered with will help you “connect” to people, music, magazines, books, etc. “Stay connected” is one of the many slogans or messages attached. Connect! Yeah!

So what’s the point of it and how does it benefit you? Well, Verizon has partnered with a bunch of companies to give away freebies. You don’t have to be a Verizon customer to get them either – all you need to do is head to their Connection Day website and start accepting goodies.  (more…)

Deal: Amazon Fire Phone (32GB, Unlocked) Drops to $199 Without a Contract

I don’t really know what to say with this one other than, yep, the failure that is/was the Amazon Fire Phone is finally priced where it should have been out of the gate. For $199, and without a contract or AT&T involvement, you can buy Amazon’s first, ultra-gimmicky phone.

This unlocked model includes 32GB of storage and works on the following GSM networks, according to Amazon –  “All GSM Networks including AT&T, T-Mobile, Walmart Family Mobile, MetroPCS, Brightspot, Simple Mobile, Mobal, Net10, Straight Talk, h20 Wireless, and OneSimCard.” CDMA networks like Sprint and Verizon are not compatible.  (more…)