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May 25, 2016

Xiaomi’s first drone records 4K video, lasts 27mins, costs $460

Xiaomi has just taken the wraps off its very first drone and it looks set to take on DJI by being an incredibly affordable and capable machine. The Mi Drone boasts a bunch of features you’d expect to find in a modern-day quadcopter and its most expensive version costs just ¥2999 (~$460).

May 24, 2016

Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 announced alongside all-new fitness tracking 3G Pebble Core

Pebble has just unveiled its latest smartwatches, and has done so in the most Pebble-like way possible, by launching a new Kickstarter project. The smartwatch maker has returned to the platform it used so successfully with the original Pebble, and the following iterations, with a true second generation Pebble and a second generation Pebble Time along with an all-new 3G wearable called the Pebble Core.

May 11, 2016

New LG Nexus 5, unlocked with 32GB storage down to $149 shipped (Reg. ~$280)

Online retailer Woot has a one day only offer on the unlocked LG Nexus 5 in new condition with 32GB storage. For those of you who have been looking out for a pure Android smartphone on a budget, today’s offer on 2014’s Nexus may be too good to miss.

May 4, 2016

Nexbit Robin, cloud-powered smartphone now $299 shipped (Reg. $399)

Nextbit has announced via a short blog post that it’s kicking off a limited time sale to celebrate its phone, the Robin, landing on Amazon. Between today and May 10th, you can order the Nextbit Robin for $299 SIM-free and unlocked in either Mint (green/white) or Midnight (navy). That’s $100 (25%) cheaper than it would normally cost to order from Nextbit direct. For $300, this phone is no slouch.

May 3, 2016

Unlocked AT&T BlackBerry PRIV down to $389 + free shipping (Reg. $649)

Months after its launch, the BlackBerry PRIV has finally seen its first decent price cut. While ShopBlackBerry — the manufacturer’s official online store — cut the price to $649 a few weeks ago, one trusted eBay seller is now offering the device for under $400.

April 22, 2016

moto-x-jonathan-adler

Way back in December, Motorola launched a limited edition series of Moto X Pure phones in partnership with renowned designer, Jonathan Adler. They had all the same great specs and features of the regular 32GB Moto X Pure, except they had an awesome unique design on the back.

The only issue was Motorola opted to sell them at a premium. Now, that premium has gone, and you can pick one up for $175 less than the original price.

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March 30, 2016

BLU Life One X Android phone with 5.2-inch full HD screen & octa-core processor $99 shipped (Reg. $149)

BLU pretty much blew us away in December when it announced pre-orders of the Life One X. At $99, it was the first ever Android phone with a full HD screen and solid metal frame to cost under $1oo. Once pre-orders ended, it was back up to its recommended retail price of $149, which is still a good deal. But, for today only, the phone has dropped back down to its pre-order price point, and is once again available in black and white for just $99 on Amazon.

c3po-speaker-wp

Towards the end of last year, a company called AC Worldwide launched a promising Kickstarter project. Essentially, these were fully licensed, to scale Star Wars Bluetooth speakers in the shape of C-3Po and Stormtrooper heads. Not long after the speaker project launched, an investor came in and offered the company all the money they needed to get the speakers to market. Now they’re here, and I just had to try them out…

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March 11, 2016

nexus-5x-nexus-6p1

If you’re looking for a great value flagship smartphone, and have a particular taste for completely vanilla Android, you’re in luck. Both of the current Nexus phones, the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X have been discounted today…

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March 9, 2016

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The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge officially launch on March 11th, despite the fact that most pre-orders have already been sent and delivered to early adopters. With the launch date looming, two of the US’ biggest carriers have kicked off an incentive to buy the new phones from them.

Customers buying a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge from AT&T or T-Mobile can claim back the full retail price of a second phone…

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March 4, 2016

Free wireless charger with new Samsung Pay activation (up to $50 value)

For a limited time, customers who download the Samsung Pay app then register a new card can claim a free wireless charger from the Korean tech giant. The offer is valid for customers aged 18 or older, available in all 50 United States plus the District of Colombia and runs from March 2nd until March 10th.

To qualify, customers need to meet the following criteria:

  • Customers need to have a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S6 Active, S7, S7 Edge or Galaxy Note 5
  • Mustn’t have already registered a card prior to February 29, 2016
  • Need a qualifying credit or debit card compatible with Samsung Pay
  • Offer must be redeemed before March 31, 2016

Once you’ve registered a compatible card on a qualifying device, follow the instructions below to claim your reward:

“…you must click on “Events” in the “More” menu in the Samsung Pay app. Then click on “Samsung Pay Card Registration Offer” on the “Events” page, agree to participate in the Offer and agree to these Terms and Conditions and the “Privacy Notice for Samsung Pay Card Registration Offer.” Then you will receive a unique code that may be redeemed on Samsung.com for your Gift.”

The specific wireless charger in question is the Black Sapphire wireless charging base (SKU EP-PG920ABUAT2) worth $49.99. As always, the offer’s only available while stock lasts. 26,000 units have been put aside for the promotion. Read the full terms and conditions here.

March 1, 2016

onetouch-idol-3

When Alcatel OneTouch (now just Alcatel) launched the 5.5-inch Idol 3 last year, I think it’s fair to say many of us tech reviewers were pleasantly surprised. For a device costing under $300 it had an array of high end features, including a crisp, colorful big screen, great stereo sound and fantastic battery life. Of course, it also helped that the software was clean and almost stock Android.

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January 7, 2016

Motorola offering $100 discount when you purchase new Moto X Pure and Moto 360 together

Running up to the holidays, Motorola was offering some great discounts on its older Android and Android Wear products. Sadly, those same deals didn’t apply to the newer and rather fantastic Moto X Pure and Moto 360 from 2015. That changes this month, as the Lenovo-owned company begins offering money off for customers buying both products together.

Anyone buying the new Moto X Pure Edition (2015) and 2nd gen Moto 360 together will get $100 off at checkout. There’s no promo code to remember, just add the two products to your basket at Motorola.com in the US and the discount applies automatically. That means a package deal combining the two devices will cost you $599 for the base models, rather than the usual $699. Of course, adding extra storage to your phone or choosing a more premium material for the phone’s back or the Moto 360’s watch strap will cost extra. This promotion includes free shipping.

Currently, Amazon sells the Moto 360 and Moto X Pure Edition (2015) at their full $299 and $399 respective price tags. As do eBay and B&H Photo Video.

This is the first time we’ve seen either of the new products with a significant discount anywhere in the US. The deal is available until January 12th, 10:59 Central Time.

December 15, 2015

expiredOriginal LG Watch Urbane in Gold or Silver drops to $199 shipped (Orig. $349)

Back when it first launched, the LG Watch Urbane drew a lot of attention to itself thanks to its striking appearance. The round-faced chunky metal smartwatch didn’t look like anything else on the Android Wear market. If you’re still looking for a good value smartwatch, this could be the way to go. If you’re quick you snag the LG Watch Urbane for just $199 (down from $349) in one of today’s Lightning Deals. The deal ends in less than two hours (from time of typing). If you don’t manage to grab it, you can head on over to Rakuten where you can get the same deal on the silver or gold model.

December 7, 2015

kindle-fire-readers

Amazon, today, launched a brand new version of its 8-inch Android-based Kindle Fire tablet. The Kindle Fire 8 Reader’s Edition comes with some software and service benefits bookworms will love, and ships with an attractive leather case. It’s available to pre-order for $249 from Amazon now

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