Once decidedly niche, “rugged” smartphones – those built to be punished by the severest elements of nature – have become mainstream. We’ve come a long way from the Casio G’Zone; Sony offers the Xperia Go, Kyocera offers the Torque, and Samsung offers the Galaxy S4 Active. That last one – the Active – may be of particular interest to AT&T customers, because eBay’s offering the handset unlocked and refurbished for a steal. (more…)
Need a last minute holiday shopping deal? The Samsung Galaxy Gear is available in “limited” quantities as one of eBay’s daily deals today for $199.95 with free shipping. We are fully aware that the product is still mostly worthless if you don’t own a Samsung phone, but should you, that’s not a bad price for a smartwatch that typically retails for $299. OK, even with a Samsung device you are looking at a limited set of useful features along with terrible battery life, but hey, $100 savings!
We reviewed the Galaxy Gear some time ago and essentially told you not to buy it. We are still mostly of that same opinion, however, Samsung has introduced an update or two to help out some of our complaints.
As of this moment, I’m seeing the Gear available in black, grey, white, orange, and the loveliest of rose golds. (more…)
While you attempt to wait patiently for Motorola to get their sh*t together for today’s Moto X Cyber Monday deal, think about adding to your tech collection with this eBay deal on the 2013 Nexus 7 in either 16GB or 32GB. As long as supplies last, you can grab the 16GB model for $169 or the 32GB model for $229. That would be a $60 or $40 discount, respectively. Oh, you can get free shipping as well with an estimated arrival time of “on or before December 6″ for the 16GB version.
The 16GB Nexus 7 units are manufacturer refurbished; 32GB units are brand new.
We don’t know how long the deal will last, but a Daily Steal over at eBay has popped up for the Nexus 5 with 32GB of storage. The deal includes a $5 price drop to $394 (from Google’s $399 price) and free shipping. You can pick either the black or white “panda” versions as well, with estimated delivery between December 4 and December 10. If you take a look at the Google Play listing for each 32GB Nexus 5, estimating shipping dates are as far out as December 11.
If the Nexus 5 was on your list, this is the best deal in town.
eBay is hosting a deal on new Nexus 10 32GB tablets, priced at just $359.99. That’s $140 less than what they are listed for on Google Play. The Nexus 10 is still a well-performing device, still getting timely updates from Google. With a 10.1″ display (2560 x 1600) and Exynos 5 dual-core processor, this tablet will still make any Android fan happy. (more…)
After yesterday’s announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Gear we heard the unfortunate official word from Samsung that their smartwatch would not run regular Android apps. Instead, Samsung would have to work with app developers to make useful applications that ran on their newest device. Don’t worry though, Samsung is a big enough company that they can draw in developers for their new smartwatch. They have announced 12 apps with launch with the Gear and that the number will eventually be up towards 70. (more…)
eBay is hosting a sweet little deal on new Nexus 10 tablets, priced at only $369.99 for the 32GB variant. If you were to look on Google Play, you can find the exact device, but listed at a whopping $500. The tablet, in regards to specs and performance, is still a great option for those who like to compare. It features the super high-res 10″ 2560 x 1600 WQXGA display, an Exynos 5 dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5MP back-facing camera and the ability to have the latest versions of Android running almost as soon as they are released. (more…)