Moto Z DROID and Moto Z Force DROID Now Available From Verizon

The Moto Z DROID and Moto Z Force DROID are now available in-store from Verizon and can also be purchased directly from Motorola or at a substantial discount through Best Buy. In other words, today is Moto Z launch day.

At Verizon, the Moto Z starts at $26 per month with a device payment plan or $624 at full retail for the 32GB model. The Moto Z Force is slightly more expensive at $30 per month with a device payment plan or $720 at full retail for the 32GB model. Verizon is selling both phones in two colors, one that is mostly all black with some metallic shine, or the other which has a white front and all-gold back.  (more…)

DEAL: Best Buy Offering Moto Z DROID for $1, JBL Speaker Tossed in for Free

The Moto Z and Moto Z Force may be up for pre-order today at Verizon and Motorola, but Best Buy appears to have the best deal on the way. Once Best Buy opens up their own pre-orders, they will sell you a Moto Z DROID (review) for just $1 on a 2-year contract extension ($200 off) and toss in the JBL SoundBoost speaker for free ($80 value). According to their promo listing, they will alternately shave $200 off a device payment plan too.

That brings the price to either $1 on a 2-year contract or $17.67 per month with a payment plan. That’s actually a pretty good deal, especially with the free JBL Moto Mod tossed in. As you know from our reviews, the JBL SoundBoost speaker is the one Moto Mod we’d actually recommend.  (more…)

Galaxy S7 Edge 2016 Rio Olympics Edition Available at Best Buy, Priced at $850

Those looking to get their hands on the limited Olympics Games Edition of the Galaxy S7 Edge can now do so via Best Buy’s website. As far as we can tell, the device is an online exclusive, meaning you won’t find it at your local Best Buy retailer. Priced at $850, this model of the Galaxy S7 Edge will cost you a bit more than a standard S7 Edge, but given its limited availability, this is no surprise.  (more…)

ZTE Axon 7 Now Up for Pre-Order in the US at $399

The ZTE Axon 7, the latest affordable flagship from the Chinese manufacturer, is now available for pre-order in the US at a variety of retailers. With a starting price of $399, you certainly get a lot of bang for your buck here.

As a recap, the Axon 7 was announced back in May with a somewhat mysterious launch time frame here in the States. It made headlines because not only did it offer a bunch of great specs at what we assumed would be an affordable price, but ZTE also made sure we knew that it was one of the first Daydream-ready phones.  (more…)

DEAL: Buy Unlocked US Galaxy S7 From Best Buy, Get a $75 Gift Card (Updated: S7 Edge Too)

Should you have managed to hold off on buying the newly released US unlocked Galaxy S7 when it initially went live yesterday and are ready to pull the trigger today on payday, just hours before we step into a holiday weekend, we’ve got a decent deal for you. Best Buy is one of the few retailers in the US who has them in-stock, ready for pickup, so if you are considering buying from them, how does an additional $75 gift card with purchase sound?

The $75 gift card comes after purchase, so you still need to fork out the $670 for the phone, a phone that works on all US carriers and is the Galaxy S7 (or S7 Edge) to buy if you have yet to do so. Best Buy says that the gift card ships free, has no expiration, and can be used in both stores and online.

UPDATE: The Galaxy S7 Edge is now available from Best Buy and a part of the deal.

Hit up that link to buy and pick-up in your nearest store.

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DEAL: Moto X Pure Edition Drops to as Low as $239, Free SD Cards Included

As we inch closer to the summer launch of the Moto Z brand, it only makes sense that Motorola and its retail partners try and clear out any remaining Moto X Pure Edition inventory. Today, they should be able to do that in a hurry with the crazy low prices they are currently offering the phone for with 16GB or 64GB of storage.

Most retailers who carry the phone are selling the 16GB Moto X Pure Edition for just $239.00, which is a $110 discount. If you want all the storage, you can grab the 64GB version for just $319.00, a $130 discount. B&H Photo, Best Buy, and Amazon all have each phone for that low price.  (more…)

DEAL: Nexus 6P is $80 Off at Best Buy, 32GB Just $419.99 (UPDATED)

To kick off the weekend, Best Buy is currently running the best deal on the Nexus 6P we have seen in a while. All models have been slashed by $80, so that means you can get into Google’s best Nexus ever (our review) for as little as $419 with 32GB of storage.

If you need more than 32GB of storage, you’ll find the 64GB model at just $469 and the 128GB model at just $569.

Best Buy currently has the gold, aluminium, and graphite colors in stock in all storage sizes, plus they are tossing in free shipping.

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DEAL: All Samsung Gear S2 Models are $50 Off at Best Buy and Amazon

Need a smartwatch? How about one of Samsung’s Gear S2 models? As of today, the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic have been discounted by $50 at Best Buy and Amazon. And we are talking about all models, including the new platinum and rose gold Classics.

At a $50 discount, you can get into the regular Gear S2 for $249, the Classic for $299, or the platinum and rose gold Classic versions for $399.

Months ago, when the Gear S2 was first released, I spent a good amount of time with it to see if it could become my smartwatch of choice. While I prefer Android Wear devices to Samsung’s wearables, there is no denying the attractive hardware here, really cool rotating bezel, and somewhat robust software experience. If anything, the Gear S2 is a solid alternative to Android Wear.

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