Deal: Unlocked ASUS Padfone X With Tablet Dock for $199 (Updated)

Update:  Deal over.

ASUS’ Padfone line is a concept that I wish saw more success or acceptance in the US. A high-end phone that docks into a tablet shell to make an on-demand tablet? What’s not to like? Unfortunately, late or non-arrivals of the Padfone line have left it all but a lost cause here in the States, even if it did have promise.

With that said, the Padfone X, which is the latest high-end version built specifically for AT&T, can be had today from eBay for $199, which includes the tablet dock. The original product retailed around $549, so calling this a steal is a bit of an understatement.  (more…)

Deal of the Week: Motorola 3,000mAh Power Pack for $8.99 (Regularly $50), 2-Pack for $14.99

Power packs. After spending another week at CES, I once again am so thankful for having them with me. There are times that you just can’t get to an outlet to get some juice in your back-up phone that’s about to die before 8PM. Some times, you need some help that doesn’t involve a socket in a wall.

If you have yet to buy yourself a power pack or battery pack of any kind, now would be a great time to consider it. Through an eBay daily deal, you can grab one of Motorola’s Power Pack 3000 (which means it has a 3,000mAh capacity) for just $8.99. Regularly, these packs run $49.99. I don’t think I need to do the math there for you to realize the substantial discount.

And if one of them isn’t enough, you can opt for a 2-pack of the Power Pack 3000 for just $14.99. So instead of paying $100 (plus shipping) from Motorola, you can have two of their high capacity battery packs for $15, with free shipping.

UPDATE:  Amazon has the same deal going, but with Prime shipping for Prime members. Amazon Link.

eBay Links:  Motorola Power Pack 3000 ($8.99) | 2-Pack Motorola Power Pack 3000 ($14.99)  (more…)

Deal: Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB for $185 on eBay

Now that Google has stopped selling (and listing) the Nexus 7 (2013) through Google Play, we are seeing the device show up far less frequently in deal sections across the web. For a time, you could find a deal on Google’s last 7-incher on the daily at sites like eBay, but those times are no longer upon us. So, when we saw the device show up today in a listing as “manufacturer refurbished” and with 32GB of storage, we wanted to share.

This may be one of the last sales for the Nexus 7. At this point, after the dozens of fire sales on them, I can’t imagine there are many left. If you need one final X-mas present or need a solid tablet for yourself, you may want to hop on this.

eBay Link

Deal: Verizon Moto X (1st Gen) Developer Edition for $219

Need another phone deal to take you into Thanksgiving? How about Verizon’s Moto X (1st gen) Developer Edition in brand new condition for just $219? This is the phone that we called the best Android phone of 2013, plus it has the “developer edition” tag attached, which gives you an unlocked bootloader and a custom colorway.

Again, the device is brand new, has 32GB of storage, runs a “pure” version of Android, should see Android 5.0 “Lollipop” before long, and works on Verizon’s network. If you need a phone to tinker with, a cheap replacement while you get something newer, or just like last year’s Moto X, this isn’t a bad deal to jump on.

This deal also includes free shipping.

eBay Link

Deal: Unlocked HTC One (M8) in Grey, Gold, or Silver for $369

Deals, deals, deals – expect a lot of them over the next few days. Deals like today’s over at eBay, where you can buy a refurbished HTC One (M8) for $369, will be flooding your Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ timelines.

For this particular deal, you are looking a “manufacturer refurbished” unit in grey, silver, or gold, at again, just $369. The device listing says that it is an AT&T unit that has been SIM unlocked, so it should technically work on most GSM networks. With that said, the AT&T model of the One (M8) isn’t always that friendly with T-Mobile’s network, so keep that in mind before purchasing.  (more…)

Deal: New Moto X Developer Edition (1st Gen, GSM) for $269 at eBay

If you missed out on yesterday’s ridiculously good deal for a brand new unlocked Moto X (1st gen) for $199, you have another shot at an equally impressive deal today. Priced at just $269, you can walk away with a brand new Moto X (1st gen) Developer Edition that includes 32GB of storage and should work on either T-Mobile or AT&T, thanks to its global GSM bands. The Developer Edition also sports a special edition black and white colorway, with “Developer Edition” branded on its lower backside.

This original Moto X may be over a year old, but at $279, this would be a great phone for someone in a pinch that doesn’t have $600 to spend.

eBay Link  (more…)

Deal: Moto X (1st Gen) for $199 Without a Contract at eBay

If you were looking for a ridiculously good deal on a brand new smartphone, a smartphone that we called the best of 2013, look no further than the deal on last year’s Moto X that has been running for a couple of days at eBay. For $199, you can have a brand new Moto X that is unlocked and without a contract. This is model XT1053, which is the unlocked T-Mobile version, although it should work on AT&T without issue.

I know it’s a year old and there is a new Moto X replacing it, but at $199, why not?

eBay Link

Update:  Deal is done.

Deal: Unlocked GSM Moto X (1st Gen) for $249 Through eBay, Galaxy S4 Active for $299

At $249.99, today’s deal on last year’s Moto X is a steal. Sure, the device may be over a year old, but take a look at what AT&T announced this morning – last year’s Moto G LTE for $199 at full retail. This original Moto X still tops the Moto G in every single category and is arguably better than a lot of 2014’s phones. It has a better display than the Moto G, better camera, better overall design, and was at one time, a flagship phone that we dubbed the best Android phone of 2013.

In today’s deal over at eBay, you can grab the GSM unlocked version (XT1053) in brand new condition, with no carrier branding, in either black or white for $249. The device supports both T-Mobile and AT&T bands of GSM and LTE, so you should have no trouble connecting it. The deal also includes free shipping.

On a related note, the Galaxy S4 Active can also be picked up for as little as $299. Another great deal.

eBay Link (Moto X) | eBay Link (Galaxy S4 Active)