Back in March, we gave you a not-so-pleasant update on a funded IndieGogo campaign called Misfit Shine, a wearable activity tracker (like a Fitbit) that is easily one of the most elegant designs you’ll see in the industry. Their team announced at the time that they had dropped Android support, even though they had initially said it would be a part of the product’s launch. As a well-funded project at over $800,000 with thousands of backers, this wasn’t exactly the start that a potential Android userbase was looking for.
As months have gone by with iOS-only apps available, we had almost forgotten about the Misfit Shine altogether. And then out of no where this past week, they announced that Shine for Android was “coming soon.” They haven’t exactly given a firm date, but we do know that it’ll support Android 4.3 devices with Bluetooth 4.0. (more…)
We’re not even to Thanksgiving yet and there are deals to be had all over this vast internet. If the two tablet deals we told you about already weren’t doing the trick because a new phone is what you really had been holding out for, take a look at Best Buy’s pre-Black Friday deals. One includes the Samsung Galaxy S4 for free from Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in any color you can find them in. The featured version on BBY’s site comes in “Arctic Blue” which is apparently new. But you’ll also find black, white, red, purple, and brown variants depending on carrier.
If you are an AT&T customer and really wanted the Galaxy S4 Active instead of the original 2013 flagship, it’s included in the free deal as well. (more…)
We have seen many of our readers here comment on how they are waiting for their Verizon contract to end to see what their options are going forward. All four major carriers are fighting over this customers just like you, and Sprint’s newest plan announced today is an example of that. The Now Network has teamed up with Best Buy to give students a whole free year of contract service. (more…)
When Google first introduced their new flagship phone at the end of last week, they told us to expect retail availability of the Nexus 5 at outlets like Sprint, T-Mobile, Amazon, Best Buy and RadioShack. As of this morning, they can check off three as the phone is now available with Sprint service at Best Buy, Amazon, and Sprint.com. The thing is, unless you are interested in overpaying for the phone or signing a contract, you should probably consider taking your chances with Google Play inventory and ship times. (more…)
Beginning November 14, Best Buy will begin to offer an exclusive Blue Arctic Galaxy S4 from Samsung, for three of the four major U.S. carriers. Customers on Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint can pick up this new colorway for an unknown price, but you can expect it to be in the $199+ on contract range. Besides the color, it’s the same exact GS4 that we have known for months now. (more…)
First announced prior to IFA at the end of August, the LG G Pad 8.3 has now arrived on our shores and in Best Buy’s online store for $349.99. The G Pad 8.3 is LG’s first tablet in some time, but appears to be a solid entry. With an 8.3″ full HD IPS display (1920×1200, 273ppi) and Snapdragon 600 processor, it’s as powerful as almost any other tablet on the planet, but is still small enough to be a mobile companion, much like a Nexus 7. It’s also similar in build and design to the LG G2, which we can’t say enough good things about (our review). (more…)
Update: At least three readers have already weighed in, saying that in stores near them these are Chromecast, Chromebook, and Nexus 7 displays. Nothing to get excited about. Carry on with your night. Hypebeast, out.
Well then, is that an empty Google display we are seeing setup in Best Buy stores? Why yes, it appears to be. But what could it be for? Having seen similar tech displays in stores like Best Buy for years, it certainly looks like the type of display that would house phones or tablets. Those little prong stands are used everywhere, from carrier stores to press events as a way to secure devices. But which Google devices could they be preparing to hold? (more…)
If you were looking for a deal on the Motorola’s 2013 flagship, the Moto X, Best Buy has you covered with models from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint all dropping to $99 on contract. This is the 16GB version of the phone, but it’s $100 cheaper than any of the carriers are selling it for at their own stores. It’s also cheaper than Amazon is selling it for, with most of their discounts only hitting the $149 mark. Well, you can jump into a Sprint Moto X for $79.99 if you are a new customer. This Best Buy deal covers both upgrades and new accounts. (more…)