I can think of a number of situations where I may want some music to be playing but wouldn’t need (or want) the best sounding, most expensive Bluetooth speaker on the market. There are those times – like say, at the beach or a friend’s BBQ or while camping or when in the shower – where you would be better off using an incredibly durable Bluetooth speaker that is waterproof, sounds good enough, yet doesn’t break the bank. For those times, you may want to consider something like the Jive Jumbo waterproof Bluetooth speaker, which is available for a limited time in the DL deals shop for just $22.95.
This is one of those speakers that suctions to a variety of surfaces, carries an IPX7 waterproof rating, and works with pretty much any device equipped with Bluetooth. You could drop this thing in a pool, rinse it off in a sink, probably let your dog chew on it for a minute, and then toss it in the bottom of the bag for use at the next summer gathering that involves too much booze. This isn’t the best speaker on Earth, but it is an affordable option that could come in handy in a pinch.
The Galaxy S6s and HTC One M9 are arriving within a month, so it’s going to be tough to justify buying any other phone for the time being. Motorola is going to try to convince you that the Moto X “Pure Edition” is still worth it (and maybe it is for all we know), though, with today’s deal that will land you a new Moto X “Pure Edition” and a pair of TRACKS AIR Sol Republic Bluetooth on-ear headphones for just $449.94.
If you break it down, Motorola is basically giving you a Moto X “Pure Edition” with 16GB of storage, customized with MotoMaker, for $450. That’s a $50 discount over the normal full price. They are then tossing in $200 Bluetooth on-ear headphones for free.
Tough choice or are we all just waiting at this point?
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The future of home lighting is in smart LED lightbulbs that are controlled via smartphone or tablet. Philips and other early entrants helped grow the industry, but newcomers like Revogi are trying to bring similar ideas to the tablet at affordable prices. Currently available in the DL Deals shop for another six days, we have the Revogi Bluetooth Smart Lightbulb available for just $34.99, which is 30% off the retail price.
The smart lightbulb works like many of the others in the industry in that you can control it via app on your smartphone (Android 4.3+ and iOS). The Revogi offers 16 million color options, brightness controls, smart-timers, pre-set “scenes,” and is an efficient LED bulb.
I know that we have written this NES30 Bluetooth controller up a couple of times already, but many of you seem to be excited about it and we didn’t want anyone to miss out before it goes away. This deal is only around in the DL Deals shop for two more days.
At $29.99, it’s actually a solid deal if you need a fun take on a controller that can be paired with your phone or tablet. Outside of being an affordable controller, it’s also awesome for the simple fact that it was made to look like an old NES controller that should bring back plenty of happy childhood memories.
Again, two days left. $29.99. NES-style. Get some.
In need of a cheap Bluetooth headset, but are trying to avoid looking like that guy? Think about the Invisible Bluetooth headset that is on sale in the DL Deals shop for just $17.99.
The Invisible Bluetooth headset was designed to be, well, almost invisible. Sort of like the Motorola Hint, the Invisible wants to sit in your ear ready to take calls, but remain out of sight. It’s super lightweight, has 30-foot range, 5 hours of talk time, and touch-based controls. It may not carry the full feature set of the Hint, but again, if you just need something to make and take calls with that stays out of view, consider it.
The retro NES30 Bluetooth Controller is back on our DL Deals store, after being sold out quite quickly the last time we posted it. If you missed out last time, here is your chance to pick it up.
As you can see, it is shaped exactly like an old NES controller, which should make you feel right at home again on the couch in your pajamas back in the 80s. Given the advancement in games, the controller does feature a few more control buttons than the original, but its shape and feel stays true. (more…)
When Android 5.0 “Lollipop” went into a final preview build shortly after being announced by Google, we ran through a series of features to make sure you knew all about the awesomeness that was about to grace your phone or tablet. One of those features was Smart Lock, which is Google’s take on Trusted Devices, a feature that uses Bluetooth or NFC (or your face in Lollipop) to allow you to bypass secure lock screens when you are near, but securely lock the device when you need it most. We are happy to report today that Google has added a new and incredibly useful feature to Smart Lock, thanks to the latest Google Play Services 6.5 update that began rolling out yesterday. That’s right, Smart Lock just got better without a system update. (more…)
Motorola has been doing this really cool thing for a couple of years now called Trusted Devices. The idea behind a trusted device is pretty simple (our tutorial on the Moto X) – when you have select Bluetooth devices paired to your phone, you can tell your phone to let you bypass a secure lock screen without having to enter a PIN, password, or pattern. It could be a watch that you wear with your phone all day, so that your phone remains mostly unlocked when with you. Or it could be your car, for example, which would allow you to skip by your lock screen security to make for easier (and safer) access while on the go. But, if you were to disconnect from those trusted devices (lose your phone at a bar), your phone would then revert back to being fully locked by that pattern, PIN, or password to protect your information. Make sense?
Google added Trusted Devices to Android 5.0 “Lollipop.” This is awesome news because it should mean that in the future, all Android phones running Android 5.0 or higher will have access to this super convenient feature. (more…)