Review: iOttie’s Active Edge bike mount safely puts your iPhone front and center, exclusive 30% promo code

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Back in January, I found myself becoming increasingly enamored with the idea of making bicycling a serious a hobby. A month later I was the proud owner of a Trek CrossRip hybrid bike, great for riding around town but also for longer trips through the country. As someone that enjoys technology, I quickly looked for ways to make my new hobby a connected experience.

There are a plethora of good apps for iOS that track and record your excursions. I found this to be particularly handy in keeping tabs on my progress as a rider. However, finding a safe, visible spot for my iPhone 6 during the ride proved to be more challenging. The beauty of having all of this data is somewhat lost when your phone is stored away during your ride.

Over the last month, I’ve had the opportunity to spend some time with iOttie’s new Active Edge Bike & Bar Mount, which places an iPhone or Android directly on your handlebars. Head below for my thoughts as well as an exclusive 30% coupon code. Read more

Download the Fleksy keyboard Android app w/ GIF & custom layout support for free (Reg. $2)

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The Fleksy keyboard app is a popular option among both iOS and Android users for its creative and customizable options. Recently updated with hotkey shortcuts, case-sensitive layouts and previously with built-in GIF support, Android users can now get it for free. Regularly listed for $2 on Google Play and the Amazon App Store, you can now activate the full version inside the free trial. Simply head over to Google Play and download Fleksy + GIF Keyboard Free, where you’ll find a free upgrade link inside the app right after the installation process. This promotion will run for a week according to Fleksy’s update on the Google Play page

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Best Buy offers another $100 off when you buy an already-discounted Moto 360 with an Android phone

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If you’re in the market for a new smartwatch, now might be a pretty good time to get the Moto 360. In a new deal today from Best Buy, the retailer is offering $100 savings when you purchase both Motorola’s Android Wear smartwatch and a new Android phone. Considering that the Moto 360 is already on sale at Best Buy—and nothing in the small print says the two offers are incompatible—this probably means you can effectively get a Moto 360 for $79.99 (and it looks like you can get another $25 off if you can use the current .edu promotion). Read more

Motorola’s Moto 360 Smartwatch is on sale for $179 or $155 w/ .edu (Reg. $250)

Update (4/15 8:40am): The below Moto 360 deals from Amazon and Best Buy are now over, but you can still find discounts available at Google Play. You’ll also find the Motorola Moto360 Smartwatch Charger for $28.23 Prime shipped on Amazon right now (Reg. $40, lowest we can find).

On the morning when initial Apple Watch supplies have sold out and try on sessions are happening all around the globe, the best Android Smartwatch is down to its lowest price ever. Coincidence? Maybe, but who cares what the reason is. These prices are terrific for anyone looking to jump into Android Wear:

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Note: Best Buy prices are $0.99 more. Also, anyone with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $25 on any Moto 360 Smartwatch.

It’s rated 4 out of 5 stars from Amazon reviewers and we called it “The best Android Wear smartwatch currently available.”
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Neo smartpen N2 instantaneously sends handwritten words and doodles to its iOS/Android app

Today, NeoLAB officially launched its Neo smartpen N2 following a wildly successful Kickstart campaign that raised more than over $350,000. Even more impressive is that the original goal was just $20,000. After selling some 2,500 pens during the initial round of crowdfunding, those that missed out are able to grab one today. Read more

Former Apple Designer takes on the mothership with new iOS and Android connected timepiece

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It’s high times when it comes to smart watches. With the Apple Watch looming for launch in the next month, the race for your wrist is mid-stride. One former Apple designer is taking next month’s release head-on, putting a focus on creating something that is meant to last longer than this year’s product cycle. Read more

Google really wants you to buy a Chromecast, latest freebie mix worth $80

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If you haven’t yet treated your TV to a Chromecast stick to stream content from your Android devices, Google would really like you to do so. The company has been playing with its mix of freebies again, with $80 worth on offer if you buy between today and 19th April.

Current offers include three-month trial subscriptions to Google Play Music, DramaFever and Sesame Street GO, as well as one month of Qelio Concerts and a free Play Movies rental thrown in – and you can even save a few bucks on Amazon at the moment …  Read more

Free $50 Play Store gift card w/ purchase of Nexus 6, Nexus 9, or Android Wear device

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Google is now giving away a free $50 Play Store gift card with the purchase of a few different devicesIf you head over and grab a Nexus 6, a Nexus 9, or any Android Wear device before 3/31/15, you’ll automatically be emailed the promotional code for the credit—and you’ll be able to go on a shopping spree with your new device. Read more

Considering an Apple Watch? Pebble’s original timepiece might be a better buy for iOS users

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Now that all the Apple Watch details are laid out for consumers, there is a big choice to be made for those interested in purchasing a timepiece with smart functionality. The Apple Watch will start at $349, with most of our readers electing for a $400 model, although early adoption levels seem to be low. If you’re thinking that a lower priced watch is more appropriate, it looks like you’re not alone. With the Pebble Time making a timely appearance on Kickstarter, many have chosen to back the lower priced option. In fact, following the Apple Watch keynote, Pebble saw a 167% funding increase.

Despite all the new releases and hype, the original Pebble is still capable of getting the job done at a more affordable price.

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ADATA found an ingenious home for a microSD card on its new microReader

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MicroSD cards pack gigabytes of storage into a space about the size of your fingernail. That’s why it has become the go-to storage choice for most mobile devices. If your phone or computer doesn’t natively support microSD then you’ll need an adapter or USB reader.

ADATA’s microReader may be your new top choice when looking to access data on a microSD card, especially while on-the-go. Read more

Google Nexus 9 16GB WiFi (white) $320 shipped (Reg. $400)

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Office Depot is currently offering up the Nexus 9 for $319.99 shipped, coming in at an $80 discount from the retail $400 price tag. This device is HTC-made, and Google sells it from the Play Store for $399 in two colors (or 3 colors for the 32 GB variant). This deal is only for the white 16 GB model, but Office Depot is also listing deals for other models as well. The black 16 GB model is available for $349.99, and both the black and white 32 GB models are available for $429.99 (Reg. $479.99).

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