Nexus 5 + 1-Year Unlimited Talk-and-Text Shipped: $200 (Orig. $582, CA Tax Only)

4c93d2dcace8656050970b6aae37a2ec107ba288 main hero image9to5Toys Specials currently has the Nexus 5 with One Year of Unlimited Talk-and-Text from FreedomPop for $200 with free shipping. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better phone at this price.

Google’s version of Android is the cleanest around, and it is matched nicely by the Nexus 5’s sleek exterior. But it is the specs of this handset that will really turn heads — a 2.26 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, with a 1080×1920 high-resolution display and an 8MP rear-facing camera. It also sports 16GB of internal storage and a 1.3MP camera. In this deal, the Nexus 5 comes bundled with a year of FreedomPop wireless service. The generous Unlimited Talk-and-Text plan provides exactly what the name implies, along with 500MB of 4G LTE per month, voicemail, and tethering options — all with no contract.

Nexus 5

  • 2.26 GHz quad-core processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor
  • 8MP rear-facing autofocus camera and camcorder with LED flash
  • 1.3MP front-facing camera and camcorder
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • 1080 × 1920, multi-touch screen
  • 16 GB of internal memory, 2GB RAM

Unlimited Talk-and-Text from FreedomPop

  • Unlimited texting and talking, plus 500MB 4G/3G LTE data per month
  • One year of visual voicemail – $30 value
  • One year of tethering – $47.88 value
  • One year of usage alerts – $23.88 value
  • No contracts or early termination fees

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Lexar 128GB Micro-SD Card (95MB/s) for 4K video recording, more for $86 shipped

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Amazon offers the Lexar High-Performance MicroSDXC 633x 128GB UHS-I/U3 (Up to 95MB/s Read) w/USB 3.0 Reader Flash Memory Card for $85.80 with free shipping. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen on this ultra high speed SD card which can record 4K video from GoPros and other sports/camcorders. It gets impressive 4.7/5 star reviews from Amazon reviewers and can also be used with an SD Card adapter to add storage to any SD-enabled Mac or in many Android phones. It also includes a small but speedy USB 3 adapter for near universal access.

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Revogi Smart Color Bluetooth LED Bulb $35 Shipped (Orig. $50, CA Tax Only)

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9to5Toys Specials currently has the Revogi Smart Color Bluetooth LED Bulb for $35 with free shipping. It is a great price for a multi-colored, energy-efficient bulb.

The bulb connects to your phone (iOS/Android) via Bluetooth, and it can then be controlled through Revogi’s app. The LEDs are capable of producing sixteen million colors, any of which can be selected via a color wheel in the app, and moving the on-screen slider adjusts overall brightness. You can also set up “smart timers” to switch the bulb on or off at certain times of the day — waking up time and sunset, for instance — and the preset “scenes” offer quick access to certain behaviors, such as pulsing to the beat of music. The other major advantage of this bulb is its energy efficiency; it uses 90% less power than a standard bulb in the same socket.

  • Control all aspects of your lights from an easy-to-use app
  • Choose from 16 million color options
  • Easily control the brightness of your lights
  • Set smart-timers
  • Control up to 10 bulbs from the app
  • Enjoy preset “scenes”
  • Use 90% less energy than with traditional bulbs

To light up your home in style, grab the Revogi here.

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

nexpaq’s iPhone 6 case enables killer features to be added and removed on-the-fly

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Smartphones are becoming more feature packed than ever before, the cameras have improved and battery life has been stretched despite graphic instensive games and memory hogging apps. But consumers still want more. Everyone has different needs and ultimately those small features can’t always make the final build.

Enter nexpaq. A very successful Kickstarter campaign that puts a unique case around your iPhone or Android device allowing you to add and remove features as needed… Read more

‘ExoMount Touch’ Universal Car Mount $20 Shipped (Orig. $30, Tax only in CA)

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9to5Toys Specials currently has the ExoMount Touch Universal Car Mount for $20 with free shipping. This popular car mount for any smartphone including iPhone 6/plus gets impressive 4.3/5 star ratings at Amazon where is is $10 more expensive with tax in more places.

Fumbling around with your phone while driving isn’t a good idea, but if it is properly mounted, you can operate the touchscreen while staying focused on the road. The ExoMount’s suction cup can actually be attached to your car’s dashboard with one hand, and it swivels easily through 360º to the ideal angle. That makes it pretty useful for using GPS apps or making hands-free calls, but it can fix to any flat or rounded surface, so it is useful around the house (e.g. your desk), as well. It happily takes any device up to phablet size, and the suction cup is easily washable.

  • Attaches and releases your smartphone with one touch
  • Mounts to any flat, smooth, textured, curved, or rounded surface
  • Attaches to more than just the car; use on a desk or wall
  • Easily rotates and swivels 360 degrees
  • Sleek and clean design
  • Installs in less than a minute
  • Washable and reusable suction cup
  • Works with a wide range of devices — smartphones from 2.31’’ (58.8mm) to 3.46’’ (85.6mm) wide

Click here to grab this neat in-car accessory for the lowest price around.

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T-Mobile is once again dishing up free MLB At Bat access to its customers ($20 value)

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T-Mobile, the official wireless sponsor of Major League Baseball, is handing out free MLB At Bat Premium access to its customers for the third year in a row.

To take advantage of this offer you’ll need to fire up the MLB.com At Bat app for iOS or Android while connected to the T-Mobile network on or after May 1st. The promo will not unlock if you’re on Wi-Fi the first time you open the app, even if you’re a T-Mobile customer. However, after you successfully redeem the offer you’ll be able to access the app over Wi-Fi without any problems.

The subscription is only good for the 2015 season, which is a savings of $19.99. With At Bat Premium you get:

  • Stream the MLB.TV Game of the Day (blackout restrictions apply)
  • Track every pitch
  • Watch in-game highlights
  • Access live look-ins on key plays

This plan won’t cover you for live video streaming of every game. For that you’ll need to upgrade to an MLB.TV subscription. Read more

JBL Control One All-Weather Indoor/Outdoor 200W Bookshelf Speakers Pair (White): $90 Shipped

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Worldwidestereo’s Ebay site (99.9% rating) has the JBL Control One AW All-Weather Indoor/Outdoor Bookshelf Speakers – Pair in White for $89.99 shipped. That’s $10 lower than we’ve ever seen them and currently $70 less than Amazon where they get 4/5 star ratings. These outdoor speakers are weather-proof and can be mounted outside on a patio, by the pool or in the yard. The rugged, compact speakers feature a 4-inch (100-millimeter) woofer and a 1/2-inch (12-millimeter) titanium-laminate tweeter for a frequency response of 80Hz to 20kHz. They have a peak power-handling capacity of 200 watts.

Don’t forget the speaker wire. Read more

Ring Wifi Video Doorbell w/ iPhone/Android app: $189 Shipped (Orig. $229, Tax only in CA)

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9to5Toys Specials currently has the Ring™ Video Doorbell for $189 with free shipping using $10 off coupon code: ring9t05 at checkout (Tax in CA). That’s $40 off the original price and the lowest price we can find it. It lets you see who is on your front step via a live video stream on your phone. We reviewed it very positively on 9to5mac and it gets 4/5 star reviews at Amazon where it is $10 more expensive with tax in more states.

It’s nice to know who is on the other side of the door before you open it, but the Wi-Fi streaming is also great for when you’re away from home. The Ring™ Doorbell has motion detection and two-way audio, so it knows when someone is there, and it lets you tell the delivery guy to leave the package somewhere suitable. The video is available on both iOS and Android devices, and it is 720p quality. Optionally, you can record the video clips for later viewing (one year of this service is included in the deal). Installation is pretty easy, and the Doorbell can run on battery for 12 months at a time.

  • 1-way video and 2-way audio for ideal communication
  • Cloud Recording add-on for storing clips to view later — one year included
  • Advanced motion detection system with configurable zones
  • Convenient design connects to existing doorbell wiring or runs off built-in battery
  • Easy installation
  • 720p video recording
  • Long-lasting battery provides 12 months of normal use

Pick up the Ring™ Doorbell here and use coupon code ring9to5 at checkout. Read more

Wireless EarPod-style Bluetooth 4 headphones (compatible w/Apple Watch): $12 shipped

102-1006-2050_abEbay offers the popular Apple EarPod-styled Bluetooth 4 wireless headphones for $11.99 with free shipping. That’s $2 off the price we saw before and the lowest price we’ve seen for wireless Bluetooth 4 headphones. SaleSomePlus, the seller, gets over 99% ratings as an Ebay seller on this now popular design of earbuds.  Bluetooth earbuds like this not only work with Smartphones, tablets and computers, but also work with BT-enabled smartwatches like the Apple Watch.

If you are looking for the ultimate Bluetooth wireless headset bargain, Amazon’s best seller is the Bluetooth V4.0+EDR HV-800 Neckband Sport Stereo Universal Headset Headphones for just $7.63 shipped.

Don’t want to take a risk on a No-name brand? Amazon has a bunch of Apple Watch-compatible headsets including MPOW ($27)PowerBeats ($199) or $72 Jabras.

Me? I love my JBLs which cost like $90 and BlueAnt Pumps $53 and can vouch for both headsets.

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Connected Cycle’s smart pedals will track your riding and help you find a lost bicycle

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These days it seems that we are trying to make everything smart. Even products that have been around for a long time. Something as simple as a bicycle, which has been around for years, suddenly has all sorts of possibilities once a smartphone is connected to it.

A group of inventors is not attempting to reinvent the wheel, but rather the pedal. They are simply trying to prevent bike theft and make your two wheeled vehicle just a little bit smarter.
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Free Xbox Live games for May: Mafia 2, F1 2013, CastleStorm Definitive Edition, Pool Nation FX, more

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Microsoft has announced which games will be going free for Xbox Live users for the month of May. As always there will be multiple titles that drop in price for certain days of the month on both Xbox One and 360.

Not an Xbox Live member? We have a deal to get you started plus full details on this month’s games below…
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