Sunday Poll: Buying the Moto 360 if It’s $250?

Thanks to Best Buy going live with a Moto 360 listing a couple of weeks early, we may already know the most important piece of info for Motorola’s smartwatch – the price. Listed at $249.99, I would venture to guess that most of you are ready to throw down cash immediately. Or are you?

There was some worry that a $300+ price tag would accompany the watch, mostly due to the fact that it has been built with high-end materials, yet still packs in all sorts of features, like water resistance. If you compare the 360 to the Samsung Gear Live or LG G Watch, it certainly seems like Motorola could have charged a premium for it, especially with those currently available at $199 and $229, respectively.

$250, though, how does that sound? Are you buying if the Moto 360 drops in at that price?

Buying the Moto 360 if It's $250?

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Moto 360 Shows Up at Best Buy for $249, Outs List of Features

We are expecting to get official Moto 360 launch details when Motorola hosts press at a September 4 event in Chicago, but Best Buy may have gone ahead and let us in on all sorts of details early. According to a listing on Best Buy’s site for the Moto 360, we could end up paying $249.

The device is also listed as having a 1.5-inch backlit LCD touch screen, with a 320×290 resolution, 205ppi, and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. Matching up to what we learned from a leak a week ago, we are also seeing mentions of a heart rate monitor, water resistance (up to 3.3 feet for up to 30 minutes), and an ambient light sensor. On a specs tab, the listing suggests that there is 512MB of RAM, Wireless N connectivity, and a Texas Instruments processor inside.  (more…)

Deal: Buy Two Chromecasts From Best Buy, Save $15

Still have yet to purchase a Chromecast, Google’s incredibly useful $35 HDMI dongle? What if you could save $15 by buying two at once? Well, you can, thanks to a deal running through Best Buy. And trust me, you may as well own two since you will want these connected to as many of your home’s TVs as possible.

All you have to do to grab the discount is head to the link below, add a Chromecast to your cart, then adjust the quantity to “2,” and enjoy the $15 discount. Chromecasts typically sell for $35, so two for $55 is a pretty solid offer.

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Samsung’s Electric Blue Galaxy S5 Launches Exclusively at Best Buy on August 17

Want to help boost Samsung’s disappointing bottom line and/or don’t have your heart set on the manufacturer’s rumored Galaxy Alpha? The new Electric Blue Galaxy S5 might just suit you.

The color, which has been available on Rogers for months, will land stateside exclusively in Best Buy stores starting August 17. My Best Buy members can pick up the handset early, August 15 in stores and online. The Electric Blue Galaxy S5 will launch at a discounted price of $99 for all through August 23 for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint customers with a two-year contract.  (more…)

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and Controller Now Available From These Retailers

The newest members to enter NVIDIA’s SHIELD gaming family are now available at a handful of retailers, which also means that our SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller review is ready for you to check out to decide if you are ready for this level of mobile gaming. In case you haven’t checked that out already, just know that we are big fans of the affordable, yet impressive gaming experience that NVIDIA has managed to put together with their line of SHIELD products.

SHIELD Tablet is an 8-inch powerhouse that runs NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 chipset. It can handle anything you can throw at it, from PC gaming to the toughest HD titles on Android streamed through an HD TV, this is the ultimate gaming tablet. Couple that with SHIELD Controller and you have an immersive mobile gaming experience that no other company can offer.

You can find many of the new SHIELD products, including accessories, at the retailers below.  (more…)

LG Lifeband Touch Now Available From Best Buy for $149

LG’s take on fitness trackers, the Lifeband Touch, is now available at Best Buy in two sizes for $149.99. First announced at CES in January, but then seemingly shelved for months, the Lifeband Touch does everything you would expect a modern day fitness tracker to do.

The Lifeband Touch tracks steps, distance, and speed, along with workout run time, calories, pace, climb, and activity vs. inactivity. It’s capable of showing you notifications for calls and text messages, has media playback controls, and is manipulated through its 0.9-inch OLED touch display. It does not track your heart rate, but is compatible with a number of heart rate monitors.  (more…)