Best Buy slashes $50 off the LG G Watch prior to G Watch R announcement at IFA

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If you’re in the market to grab an Android Wear device, you might be interested in hearing that Best Buy just slashed $50 off the price of the LG G Watch, an Android Wear device that was officially released just a little over 2 months ago. This means that while Google is still selling the device at the launch price of $229.99, you can grab the watch at Best Buy’s website for a cool $179.99. It seems as if both the black and white models are still in stock at the time of this writing.

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Google Chromecast streaming media player refurb: $25 shipped (Reg. $35)

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Groupon, once again, has the manufacturer refurbished Google Chromecast for only $25 with free shipping. That’s the lowest we’ve seen for it outside of a combo deal or any other similar type promotion for it.

The Chromecast will wirelessly beam movies, music, web content and more from Android, iOS, Mac and PC devices to any HDTV via a WiFi connection. It supports Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Plex, Vevo and several other apps.

After you pick up your new Chromecast be sure to register for your free 90 day Google All Access trial. Read more

Amazon Coins 20% off: save on Android apps/games

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Amazon always offers up to a 10% discount if you buy Coins in bulk, but for a limited time the 5,000 ($50) and 10,000 ($100) lots are available at a 20% discount. This drops the prices down to $40 and $80.

These Coins are a form of virtual currency that can be used to purchase apps and games at the Amazon Appstore for Android. Remember, Coins can be used for more than just Kindle apps/games:

Now Android phone and tablet users can save up to 10% on apps, games, and in-app items with Amazon Coins. Coins are only available on the latest version of the Amazon Appstore.

This is a great opportunity to download some top-tier, premium-priced games like Grand Theft Auto and Minecraft. Learn more about Amazon Coins and the Appstore for Android here.
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Acer 11.6-inch C720 Chromebook 1.4 GHz/2GB RAM/16GB SSD (Refurb) $130 shipped (Reg. $199 new)

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Groupon offers the refurbished Acer 11.6-inch C720 Chromebook for $129.99 with free shipping. That’s $49 below our previous mention for a model in new condition (still available) and the best deal we’ve ever seen for a refurb. Tech specs:

  • Product number: C720-2827
  • 11.3″ display
  • Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2955U dual-core processor
  • 2GB DDR3
  • 16GB solid state drive
  • Chrome OS

1,800 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.4 out of 5 stars. Includes a 90-day warranty.

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TouchPico: Turn Any Surface Into A Touch Screen with this Amazing Device

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The TouchPico is a miniature handheld projector that runs on Android and lets you interact with the projected images via a special stylus.

Let me reiterate.. It lets you interact with the images you have projected like giant touchscreen tablet.

It”s basically an Android tablet that has been shrinked to fit in your pocket and can be projected onto any flat surface. Because it’s so small and portable, it’s ideal for business meetings, presentations, or just having fun.

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Like I said before, what sets this projector apart is the TouchPico’s infrared pen, which, when pressed onto a surface, outputs an infrared signal that is read by a camera on the front of the projector. This essentially allows users to manipulate the projected screen using the pen like they would a touchscreen device with a finger. The device itself is a pico projector that outputs a 854 x 480 display onto a screen or a wall.

Paired with the projector is an Android 4.0 device running on a 1GHz processor with two cores. There’s also an HDMI port so the TouchPico can be used like a more traditional projector.

The ability to move objects/projections is reminiscent of the Sci-Fi thriller Minority Report (2002)

The TouchPico was first announced at CES earlier this year, and will likely be available around the holiday season (even if the Indiegogo isn’t fully funded by that time). Currently, you can shell out $270 to get one of the first TouchPicos, but the price will probably soar to around $500 when it’s released commercially. Read more

Google Nexus 7 case w/ microsuede cover & built-in stand $10 w/ free pickup at Best Buy (80% off)

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Best Buy has put the official Google Nexus 7 tablet case on sale for $9.99 with free in-store pickup or free shipping on orders of $35 or more. That’s 80% below Google Play’s asking price and a match for the best deal we have ever seen. It’s designed to fit the 2013 Nexus 7.

The first tablet case designed by Google specifically for the Nexus 7. Using the built-in stand, you can easily type an email, get on a Hangout, or watch the latest and greatest monkey-washing-a-cat video. We won’t judge.

Only the white/red and gray/blue models are available at the discounted rate.
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Motorola’s back to school sale drops up to $125 off the Moto X’s regular asking price

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Update (7/31 2:45pm): Amazon matches.

Summer is fading fast and as a way of saying farewell, Motorola Mobility is having a back to school sale on its off-contract Moto X. The entry-level 16GB version of the company’s customizable handset is down to just $300 ($100 savings) and the 32GB model has been reduced to $325 ($125 savings). However, if your app arsenal is heavy and you’re looking for a lot of storage space, you can pick up the 64GB Moto X for $375 ($125 savings).

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Existing and future Chromecast owners can get a free 90-day Google All Access trial

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Google is celebrating the first birthday of Chromecast by giving out free 90-day trials of its All Access on-demand music service. During the past 12-months, Google says that users of its $35 streaming media player have initiated over 400 million casts of sports, music, movies and TV shows.

All current Chromecast owners and anyone who buys and sets it up on or before September 30th will be eligible for the extended trial. Please note that this offer excludes anyone who is already an All Access subscriber.

Head to 9to5Google for full coverage of the Chromecast Birthday festivities.

 

Google Nexus 7 2nd gen (refurbs): 16GB $130, 32GB unlocked LTE $220 + free shipping

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Update: Shopdivvy via eBay has the refurbished 16GB second generation Google Nexus 7 Tablet for $129.99 shipped, matching the lowest we’ve seen. You can also grab the official Google Nexus 7 tablet case on sale for $9.99 at Best Buy right now (matching lowest).

Today, via eBay’s Daily Deals, DrivenGPS is offering a manufacturer refurbished second-generation 32GB LTE unlocked Nexus 7 tablet for $219.99 shipped. That’s about $130 off the device’s regular asking price (brand new) and the lowest price we can find. Compatible with GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile, this LTE-capable version of Google’s popular tablet is ideal for on the go data consumption.

If you’re not familiar with the Nexus 7, here’s what you can expect: a 7-inch 1080p HD IPS display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.2 front-facing shooter, a 3,950mAh battery and the latest version of Google’s Android operating system. For more details, check out our full review of the Nexus 7.

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11.6-inch Acer C720 Chromebook 1.4 GHz/2GB RAM/16GB SSD $179 shipped (Reg. $199)

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Amazon offers the 11.6-inch Acer C720 Chromebook for $179 with free shipping. That’s $20 below list and the first major discount we’ve seen since it was released late last year. Features include:

  • Built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4 GHz (Haswell micro-architecture)
  • 16 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 11.6-Inch Anti-Glare Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • HDMI port, 8.5-hour battery life

Nearly 1,600 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.4 out of 5 stars and it’s currently the best selling product in the ‘laptop computer’s category.
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ZTE’s new LivePro is the first Android-powered projector and hotspot

Sprint LivePro multiuse projector and hotspotOn July 9th, ZTE introduced the Sprint LivePro Projector. It’s the first pocket-sized mini projector and mobile hotspot powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It lets you watch movies or give presentations with a 10-inch to 10-foot projection display, as well as connecting you to the Internet. The all-in-one device launched July 11th and costs $299 with a two-year carrier agreement, or $449.99 prepaid (no contract).

The Sprint LivePro has a 4″ touchscreen and it runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It has a microSD card slot and HDMI cable connection that provide an HD experience in the office or at home.Sprint LivePro multiuse projector

“Whether it’s a boardroom proposal or backyard movie night, Sprint LivePro is a one-of-a-kind device that combines the enhanced LTE network capabilities of Sprint Spark with an easily portable projector that helps you get work done or keep the family entertained.”

 

Product video highlighting key benefits and features of the Sprint LivePro Projector.

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LG G3 (AT&T, Sprint, VZW): $100 w/ 2-yr agreement ($250 value)

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The LG G3 is now available and Best Buy is reducing its price to $100 on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon with a new two year service agreement. That’s $100 off the phone’s regular price.

The LG G3 is one of the hottest smartphones on the market. Some of its standout features include a 5.5-inch 2,560 x 1,440 Quad HD display, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with OIS+ and Laser Auto Focus. We like this phone! For more details about the LG G3, check out our complete review.

In addition to this deal, you can also score a $50 Best Buy gift with the purchase and activation of a any new handset (LG G3 included) through July 12th. To take advantage of this offer, you’ll need to register your phone number at this form.

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