If you don’t frequent Amazon’s free app of the day, today might be the day to stop back by. The online retailer is offering up a handful of their greatest hits, all for free as we head into the weekend. You’ll see titles like World of Goo ($2.99), Swiftkey ($3.99), PAC-MAN ($2.99), and Sprinkle ($1.99).
Of course, you’ll need Amazon’s Appstore in order to get any of these, and may even need to keep it installed to use them. That’s unfortunate, but part of the game.
Go get your freebies.
Cheers Tony, Brian, and Greg!
For the industry as a whole, it’s unfortunate that Samsung has become the lone Android OEM to continue to include microSD card slots in its phones, especially when you see deals like today’s through Amazon Gold Box. But since so many of you actually own Samsung’s latest and greatest devices, you probably couldn’t care less about the competition. And with that, we present to you the most recent 60% off SanDisk flash storage sale.
In today’s listing (Amazon does these every couple of months, in case you were wondering), you can pick up SanDisk 32GB or 64GB Class 10, UHS-1 microSD cards for $19.99 and $41.99, respectively. Amazon claims that these are 71% and 58% discounts. If you don’t need another microSD card, you may want to look into a simple flash drive as well, especially if you get down with the OTG game. Today’s deal has the extra tiny and packable Cruzer Fit 16GB ($10.49) and 32GB ($18.49) flash drive, along with the standard size 32GB ($17.49) and 64GB ($31.99) Cruzer.
You’ll find regular SD cards as well.
Amazon Links: Ultra microSD Cards (Start at $19.99) | Cruzer Fit Flash Drives (Start at $10.49)
The rest of the Gold Box deals can be had here.
When Google first released the new Nexus 7 onto Google Play, they included a listing for an official sleeve case at a price of $29.99. That case disappeared and re-appeared from Google Play for weeks before becoming available today. It’s probably a decent case, assuming you want to zip and unzip your new tablet from a case every time you want to use it. For those who don’t want to spend $30 on a zip-up sleeve, we thought we should point out that Amazon has all sorts of case alternatives, many of which that retail for less than $10 – some at $2.98. (more…)
Amazon currently has one of the largest libraries of Android apps in the world, second only to Google’s own Google Play store. According to a new rumor that was originally posted by Game Informer, the world’s biggest e-retailer has an Android-powered gaming console up its sleeve, with plans of utilizing that large library to power its content. The console is rumored to launch later this year, and will connect directly to the Amazon Appstore, allowing for gamers to play their favorite Android games on their HDTVs or wherever else they can hook the console up to. (more…)
If you ordered a Chromecast through Amazon prior to August 7 and were told that you’d see your order within a couple of weeks, potentially by August 21, you are still on schedule, according to an Amazon spokesperson. Yesterday, shipment update emails were sent out to a number of our readers who had ordered Google’s HDMI dongle, claiming that their orders had been delayed until October, months later than initially expected. Amazon has now admitted that this was “an incorrect estimated order delivery” date. (more…)
Typically, when Google releases a new Nexus product, we don’t see official accessories arrive for it at the time of launch. In the past, it has taken months before we have seen docks and cases, even though they are often times on hand when the products are unveiled. With the new Nexus 7 that was announced earlier this week, accessories weren’t a part of the party, however, Amazon is listing out at least three official Asus-made products with their listings for the device. None are available just yet, but if the listings are showing up, we could be close.
According to the Nexus 7 product page, we’re looking at a travel cover (pictured above) in at least six different colors. It looks similar in design to last year’s official Asus Nexus 7 TPU case, but obviously has been changed to match the ports and design of the new 7-incher. The listing also shows a premium case with a cover that flips into a stand, along with a set of screen protectors for protecting that beautiful FHD display.
We’ve got the product descriptions below. (more…)
The new Nexus 7 isn’t technically supposed to launch until July 30, but retailers like Amazon and Best Buy flipped the switch to “available” today. Amazon in particular is simply showing the device as “available.” Should you have a Prime account and choose the 1-day $3.99 shipping option, you could have it as early as Monday, but if you can’t wait even that long, $8.99 will get it to you tomorrow. They have both 16GB and 32GB WiFi models in stock at the same $229 and $269 prices. (more…)
Chromecast, Google’s new HDMI TV dongle, may be sold out through Google Play already, but Amazon now has it up and live for the same $35 price, plus Prime shipping. If you were in need of an incredibly affordable accessory that allows you to stream content from your phone, tablet, or computer to a TV, this is probably your best choice.
Update: If it’s sold out through Amazon (which it likely is), feel free to try Best Buy who is also offering free shipping. Some stores may have the Chromecast in stock as well. To find out, you can call your local stores and give them SKU 9071056.
Update 2: Best Buy is showing as being sold out online. Again, check with your local stores.
Cheers Matt, Tristan, Daniel, and everyone else!