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mobilepros1 via eBay (98% positive feedback from 121,455 buyers) is offering the LG Nexus 5X 32GB (unlocked) 4G LTE Android Smartphone for $239.99 shipped. That’s $160 off the current list price, $45 less than Amazon’s offering and $30 less than our previous mention from last week. The phone is rated 4.2/5 stars from over 680 Amazon shoppers.

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Amazon offers the Automatic: Connected Card Adapter for $69.99 shipped. Also available at B&H. That’s good for $30 off the original list price and the regular going rate. Today’s deal is the lowest price Amazon has ever sold it for since it was released.

Hook Dad up with a simple and full featured diagnostic kit this Father’s Day. Automatic ditches the old school LCD display in favor of iOS and Android connectivity. The free app provides a plethora of data including travel logs, error messages, efficiency and more. You can even pair it with other third-party products like Amazon Echo and Apple Watch for additional functionality. Automatic is compatible with “just about any car with a OBD-II port”. Head over to this guide for additional information. Rated 3.5/5 stars from 327 Amazon customers. Check out more coverage in our review of the previous generation model.

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There are times when lugging around a laptop makes for aching shoulders. The Remix Mini is the ideal solution — this tiny PC works wherever you can find a monitor, and 9to5Toys Specials has it now for $65 shipped.

Billed as the “world’s first true Android PC,” Remix actually works on a custom version of Google’s OS. This is designed specifically for mouse and keyboard controls, with a taskbar and multi-tasking. Under the hood, this palm-sized device has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, with a 64-bit chipset and 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB. You can download apps straight from the Play Store, or through the Remix Store. The Mini PC has Bluetooth 4.0 built in for streaming audio and video, and the computer sips just 10 watts of power. Whether you want an easier hotdesking device, or just want another computer around the house, this little desktop should fill the role.

Order now to save 27% off MSRP with free shipping.

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With Android on the up, now is a great time to start building apps for the Play Store. The Comprehensive Android Development Bundle at 9to5Toys Specials teaches coding and design from scratch, with 83 hours of video tutorials for $40.

The headline training is The Ultimate Android Marshmallow Tutorial, a massive 40-hour course that teaches the latest version of the OS from scratch. After touring the Android Studio development environment, the videos introduce Java code, popular APIs, third-party libraries, and monetization techniques.

Two more courses add extra coding knowledge to your locker, while Projects in Android provides hands-on practice. These tutorials look at parsing data, integrating Google Maps, UI layouts, security features, and much more.

The final course, Advanced Android App Development, helps to put the final polish on your own apps. Along with Material Design, the instructor explains the Android Support Library, and how to use advanced design components such as RecyclerView.

The bundle is specifically designed to be beginner-friendly, and the price includes lifetime access to the content. Sign up now to save 94% on the MSRP.

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Black + Decker is launching its new “Smartech” batteries today that have Bluetooth built-in to allow for control and monitoring from a companion app on a connected smartphone.

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There’s any number of unique ways to type on your iPhone these days. With new third-party keyboards coming out weekly, it seems, you’re bound to find an alternative to the stock option that ships with iOS. But what about physical keyboards? While there are Bluetooth options designed for iPhone, the majority are either too large or have been disproportionally shrunk down.

An upcoming device called Tap was revealed this week with a design that looks straight out of the movies. This Bluetooth wearable tracks the movements of your fingers to recreate a virtual keyboard on “nearly any surface.”

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Smart home products and robust app stores have brought on a variety of changes in our lives over the last five years. A byproduct of that innovation is the myriad of devices, developer kits and data points that are constantly pinging us. Apple has attempted to curb some of this (at times painful) experience with HomeKit. However, that is primarily focused on hardware functionality. The reality is that we still have all of this information, which leads us to constantly checking our devices for updates.

SeeNote is a new product from a company called MoonRoof that takes the classic sticky note and transforms it into a digital hub for your life. Amazon Echo has management skills but it is based around auditory cues. SeeNote differs with its customizable and interactive e-ink visual display that puts much of your life in one place. More below.

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