DEAL: Amazon Prime Drops to $67 for 1-Day Only

It’s not often that you see a good Amazon Prime discount, but for 1-day only (that being today), you can grab a membership to Amazon for just $67. The price cut is as a nod to the 5 Emmy wins for Amazon’s show, Transparent.

As a reminder, Amazon Prime gets you free two-day shipping on many of their items and is generally the reason people sign up for it. It also gets you 1-day shipping for $3.99. It’s awesome. Along with the shipping goodness, Prime memberships also get access to Amazon’s video and music services, free books, and unlimited cloud storage.

Prime is normally $99 per year, so you are looking at a solid $32 discount today.

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Amazon Announces 4K Fire TV, Game Edition, and Fire TV Stick With Voice

This morning, Amazon went H.A.M. on a bunch of new Fire products. They introduced us to new Fire tablets (more here) and a couple of revamped Fire TV products. Most notably, we have the brand new Fire TV with 4K support, best-in-class WiFi, built-in Alexa (the brain behind Echo), and a microSD slot. Along with the new Fire TV, Amazon also announced a new Fire TV Stick with a voice remote (pictured below), so that Stick owners can also get into the Alexa spirit.  (more…)

Amazon Announces $50 Fire Tablet, Larger Fire HD Tablets

This morning, Amazon announced a new lineup of tablet devices, all set to release at the end of the month. First up, we have the Fire, a $50 tablet that features specs any budget-minded consumer can get behind. The Fire features a 7″ IPS display (1024 x 600), quad-core processor, front and back-facing camera, microSD slot for up to 128GB of storage, access to Amazon Underground, plus a redesigned interface called Bellini.

The Fire can be purchased as a single device, priced at $50 (pre-order starts today), or you can choose to purchase a 6-pack of Fire tablets for under $250. Yeah, you can buy Amazon tablets in bulk now.  (more…)

Deal: Jawbone UP3 is Just $119 Today Only ($60 Off)

The Jawbone UP3 is discounted today through Amazon by $60, dropping it to just $119. That’s a heck of a deal for a fitness tracker that not only looks great compared to others, but isn’t a giant nuisance to your wrist as it tracks your heart rate, sleep, steps, calories, etc.

I’ve used a handful of fitness trackers over the years and have found myself settling into Jawbone’s UP line. I’m currently using an UP2, but am actually thinking of taking Amazon up on this deal because the UP3 offers heart rate tracking.

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Case Makers are Spamming Amazon With Nexus 5 (2015) Renders That May or May Not be Legit

Since we are potentially getting close to the launch of new Nexus phones, case makers are doing that thing where they start pre-selling cases for yet-to-be-announced phones to generate buzz, get their name out there, and hopefully sell a bunch of cases to suckers. But not only that, they are doing that thing where they supposedly reveal the phone’s design before its creator can. Like, check out the image above from casemaker Ringke, who is claiming that this is what the new Nexus 5 (2015) (or Nexus 5x or 2nd gen, or whatever the hell the internet is calling it) will look like. They aren’t even holding back either.

The renders inside these cases look like previous leaks, with cameras, flashes, and fingerprint sensors all in specific spots we have seen before. We have USB Type-C ports and nipple humps and buttons in all the right places. We have dual front-facing stereo speakers too! Looking good, renders!  (more…)