Android Stories April 29, 2016

expirediOttie’s latest Easy One Touch Mini Car Mounts for iPhone/Android: $13 Prime shipped (Reg. $20)

Amazon is discounting a pair of iOttie’s latest car mounts for iPhone 6/s/Plus, Galaxy S/7/Edge and other smartphone devices.

First up, the One Touch Mini Air Vent Cradle is on sale for $12.99 Prime shipped. That’s good for 48% off the list price, down $7 from the regular going rate and the best price we’ve seen on this model. It features iOttie’s Easy One Touch mounting system and fits smartphones with cases up to 3.5-inches wide. The cradle rotates 360-degrees, has a built-in cable management system and connects to your vent via a silicon clip.

Next, you’ll find iOttie’s Easy One Touch Mini CD Slot Car Mount for $12.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $20). Similar in features to the Air Vent model above, this mount utilizes your CD slot to securely hold your device.

The entire line of iOttie Easy One Touch Mini Car Mounts is rated 4.3/5 stars by 179 Amazon customers.

Android Stories April 28, 2016

Android Games: Star Wars Pinball $0.10 (Reg. $2), LEGO Star Wars Complete Saga $1 (Reg. up to $7)

After Star Wars Pinball for iOS went free recently, Google Play now has a few Star Wars apps on sale for Android users. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga $1 (Reg. up to $6.99) and Star Wars Pinball 4 for just $0.10 (Reg. $2). They combine for a 4+ star rating from nearly 20,000 gamers. Additionally, Zen Studios is offering 50% off all in-app purchases for add-on Pinball tables right now.

More details below:

Android Stories April 27, 2016

expiredVRS Cases in a variety of styles for Galaxy S7/LG G5/Nexus 6P & more: $5 Prime shipped

VRS Design (99% positive feedback via Amazon) has select VRS Design Android smartphone cases for just $5 Prime shipped when you apply the promotional codes as listed below. There are many different styles available for several devices, including leather cases, plastic shell cases, and wallet cases. The cases are available for the Samsung Note 5, LG G5, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Galaxy S7…

Android Stories April 22, 2016

expiredGreen Deals: Belkin 25% off WeMo Products – Insight Smart Outlet $37 (Reg. $50), Switch $30 (Reg. $40), more

Today is a special edition of Green Deals as we honor Earth Day. We’ve already rounded up the best ways to ‘go green’ and our top picks for eco-friendly home goods. Now lets take a look at our favorite deals in celebration of this holiday.

Belkin is kicking things off with 25% off all WeMo products plus free two-day shipping (reflected at checkout). In case you’re not familiar, WeMo is a line of internet-connected smart home accessories that focus on saving energy in an easy way. While we have seen stronger discounts in the past, that was nearly a year ago. Our top pick is Belkin’s WeMo Insight Switch which drops to $37.49 (Reg. $50). This handy gadget allows you to monitor your electronics from anywhere via the free iOS/Android app. It also tracks energy use and allows users to create schedules. Rated 3.3/5 stars by over 860 Amazon customers.

Other Notable Deals at Belkin:

Although not on sale, we recommend looking into these two Belkin products designed for minimizing electricity usage:

Before you head on to the rest of today’s top deals, be sure to check out this promotion on Green Toys at Amazon that nets you a free toy when you spend $50. These products are made from recycled materials that are safe for kids and the environment.

Today’s Top Green Deals:


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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Android Stories April 19, 2016

expiredSamsung Bluetooth Keyboard for Smartphones and PCs $10 shipped (Reg. $70)

AT&T offers the Samsung Bluetooth Keyboard (in White) for only $10 shipped. That’s $60 off the original list price and the lowest we’re able to find by $20. It has Bluetooth 3.0 technology to wirelessly connect to most smartphones and tablets. It’s “ergonomically designed to make typing as easy and relaxing as possible.” It requires two AAA batteries (not included). Rated 4.4/5 stars by 14 AT&T shoppers.

Android Stories April 18, 2016

Grab a $5 Kindle eBook credit at Amazon w/ download of select free Android titles: Goat Simulator, Heads Up, more

Amazon is offering a free $5 Kindle eBook credit to first time users of its Underground App Store for Android devices. The $5 credit will be applied to your account within 48 hours and must be used within 10 days. Note: this promotion is only available for first time Amazon Underground customers, full terms and condition below. Eligible titles for this promotion include: Flow Free, Simple Mahjong, Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2, Goat Simulator, Cut the Rope: Time Travel HD, Flow Free and Heads Up.

Android Stories April 14, 2016

expiredPebble Time iOS/Android Smartwatch with color e-paper display: $105 shipped (Reg. $130+)

Newegg offers the Pebble Time Smartwatch in three colors for $149.99. Applying coupon code EMCETFT29 drops the final price to $104.99 shipped. For a price comparison, this watch carries a $150 list price and still goes for that much direct from Amazon. Today’s deal is $15 less than our previous mention for all three colors although we did see it in Black as a part of a one-day sale for $95. This is the best offering available.

The Pebble Time Smartwatch features a color backlit e-paper display, water-resistant design to 30 meters, a built-in microphone and up to seven days of battery life. If you’re looking for an alternative to Apple Watch, this is a viable option at a lower price point. Rated 4/5 stars by 434 Amazon reviewers.

Android Stories April 6, 2016

232tech (99.2% Positive feedback from 11,647 shoppers) via eBay is offering the LG Nexus 5X 16GB (H791 Unlocked) 4G LTE Android Smartphone for $229.99 shipped. That’s $119 off the current list price, $107 less than Amazon’s current offering and at $50 less than our previous mention from February. The phone is rated 4.3/5 stars from over 100 Amazon shoppers.

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expiredAmazon Gold Box – up to 50% off Rachio smart home sprinkler systems: 8-zone $130 or 16-zone $150 (Orig. $250+)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering up to 50% off Rachio smart home sprinkler systems. The Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller (8 zones) is now available for $129.99 shipped. That’s close to 50% below the original listing, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and about $50 under the next best price. Home Depot charges $180 for this system. You’ll also find the 16-zone model for $149.99 shipped, which is also the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best price we can find. Both models are rated 4.7/5 stars from over 710 Amazon customers.

Android Stories March 30, 2016

expirediOttie Car Mounts for iPhone/Android Devices: Easy One Touch 2 $13 (Reg. $20), w/ Qi Charger $40 (Reg. $55)

Amazon offers the iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Car Mount for iPhone 6/s/Plus and Android devices for $12.99 Prime shipped. Today’s deal is good for $17 off the original listing, a match for the lowest that Amazon has sold it for direct and the best price currently available.

iOttie’s Easy One Touch 2 is one of the best-selling iPhone car mounts over at Amazon, where it is highly-rated like the rest of the lineup. This mount features iOttie’s “easy one touch” mounting system that releases the device with a “push of a finger”. It has a telescoping arm to find just the right angle and a gel pad that sticks to most surfaces. A one-year warranty is included, as well.

Have a Qi-charging compatible device? Amazon has iOttie’s Easy One Touch Car Mount with a built-in wireless charger for $39.95 Prime shipped (Reg. $55).

Swing by our daily smartphone accessories roundup for even more deals.

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.

Android Stories March 21, 2016

Amazon offers the iOttie Easy One Touch Smartphone Car Mount for $10.95. For those of you with large screen devices like iPhone 6/s Plus, Amazon has also discounted the iOttie Easy One Touch XL Mount down to $10.95. Free shipping is available for Prime members and on orders of at least $49. As a price comparison, these mounts typically sell for around $17 and have never been priced lower on Amazon.

iOttie mounts help take the danger out of glancing at notifications and following GPS directions while driving by positioning your iPhone or Android device at eye-level. Features include a one-touch mounting system and 360-degree rotation. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars from 14,740 Amazon reviewers.

Looking for an even more cost-effective solution? Check out these options from $4 Prime shipped in our previous roundup.

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expiredBuy select $3 Android apps & get a $5 Amazon credit: Kingdom Rush Origins, Ticket to Ride, Pac-Man, more

Amazon is currently offering a $5 credit when select Android titles are purchased through its digital store. Each app in this promotion sells for $3, so you’re guaranteed to make $2 here. The promotional credit is eligible for use on digital and physical goods at Amazon. All of the titles eligible for this discount are at equal or lesser price to Google Play’s current listing, so you might as well grab the free Amazon money (delivered via email). This promotion is slated to run through the end of March while the credit is valid until April 8th. Full terms and conditions below.

Android Stories March 14, 2016

Philips Hue light bulbs are amongst some of our favorite smart home accessories. While the product line has often been imitated, the majority of its competition has failed to capture the ease of use and quality. There are Hue bulbs that can replicate nearly any color imaginable and traditional options as well.

One area that has yet to be addressed, however, is ambient lighting. While Philips already offers dawn simulation lighting, smartphone connectivity is not available. Today, the two converge in a new product that focuses on consumers waking up with more energy. Additionally, Philips has announced a new ‘Routines’ feature in its app that memorizes your daily schedule and adjusts lighting to mimic the sun. More below.

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Android Stories March 9, 2016

expiredOutfit your new Galaxy S7/Edge with these Spigen cases in a variety of styles/colors for $5 shipped

Spigen is back again with a $4.99 case sale for the newly released Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Each item has a specific promo code, so you’ll want to pay extra attention to the bullets below. These deals are eligible on listings with and without Amazon fulfillment, so you can grab free standard or Prime shipping. While these cases are new, nearly all of Spigen’s Android options are highly-rated. Head below for the full lot of deals:

expiredSmartphone Accessories: Aukey 10000mAh QC 2.0 Power Bank $17 (Reg. $25), Aluminum Stand $5 (Reg. $10), more

This morning we’ve found a few different accessories for your Apple or Android device. From power banks and cables to photography kits and stands, we have something for everyone today.

First up, let’s take a look at the power options. Aukey Direct via Amazon offers its 10000mAh Portable Power Bank with Quick Charge 2.0 capabilities for $24.99. Applying coupon code DGOJON5Q drops the final price to $16.99 Prime shipped. That’s a 33% savings, $3 off our previous mention and the lowest price currently available. Features include Quick Charge 2.0 capabilities, 2.4A speeds and it ships with a microUSB cable. Rated 4.1/5 stars

Also, it is time to dump those power strips that aren’t full of USB charging ports too. Bestek has 3 excellent models on sale today that even have a QuickCharge 2.0 port for speedy charging of Android phones. They also charge Apple devices at the fastest rate possible.

  • Bestek 2-outlet Portable Surge Protector w/2 USB ports QuckCharge 2.0: $13.99 w/ code ZURTSRUI (Reg. $20)
  • Bestek 6-outlet Round Surge Protector w/4 USB ports QuckCharge 2.0: $18.99 w/ code CLUJ2N6T (Reg. $23)
  • Bestek 6-outlet Rectangle Surge Protectorw/4 USB ports QuckCharge 2.0: $18.99 w/ code LKVGWIWW (Reg. $23)

More Power Deals at Amazon:

  • Cambond 10-ft. Braided Nylon MFi Lightning Cable: $11 w/ code EQWI88GH (Reg. $17)
  • Inateck 33W USB Car Charger w/ Built-in Lightning Cable: $12 w/ code MI95WAYY (Reg. $20)
  • iOrange-E 6-ft. USB-C to A Braided Nylon Cable: $8 w/ code XCU6V92J (Reg. $11)
  • Aukey 54W 5-Port QC 2.0 Desktop Charger: $21 w/ code WQ8T8LCN (Reg. $25)

More Accessory Deals at Amazon:

Android Stories March 7, 2016

DODOcase has long been involved in Google’s Cardboard and virtual reality technology. After first introducing two $25 options last summer, the brand has announced a new kit on Indiegogo this morning.

The SMARTvr Virtual Reality Viewer is available for pre-order today with a focus on improved build-quality and a fresh design. DODOcase has built its latest release for both Android and iPhone. Full details and pricing after the break.

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Mpow’s popular iPhone 6/s or Android magnetic car mount is down to just $5 shipped today

Patozon (100% positive over the last 12-months from 30,000+ customers) via Amazon offers the Mpow Grip Magic Air Vent for iPhone 6/s and Android devices for $6.99. Applying coupon code YNGL8BMN drops the final price $4.99 with free shipping. This mount originally retailed for $16 but typically goes for $8-$9. Today’s deal is a match of our previous mention, although a Prime membership was required for free shipping.

Amazon offers the Pebble Time Round 20mm Smartwatch for Apple and Android devices in Black or Silver/Stone for $179.99 shipped. Also available at Best Buy via eBay or B&H. For a pricing comparison, this timepiece originally retailed for $250 and recently received a price drop to $200. Today’s deal is the lowest price that we’ve tracked.

Dubbed “the thinnest and lightest smartwatch in the world”, the Pebble Time Round is 7.5mm thin and weighs in at 28 grams. Features include access to the full Pebble suite of apps like Health with built-in sleep and activity tracking. It is compatible with iOS and Android devices so you’ll receive notifications from either ecosystem. Battery life is slated to last up to two days. Rated 3.9/5 stars by 129 Amazon customers.

With your savings, outfit your new Pebble Time Round with an extra band like this leather option for $25 Prime shipped.


Amazon also has the Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch for Android in dark gray or silver for $249 shipped. That’s a savings of $50 off the original listing, within $10 of the lowest that Amazon has sold it for direct and the best price available. The Samsung Gear S2 has a 1.2-inch display, is compatible with Android 4.4 or later, and offers full access to notifications, apps, and more. Rated 3.9/5 stars.

If you’re not interested in smartphone connectivity, Amazon has dropped the Casio Men’s Tough Solar Watch in black down to $17.48 Prime shipped (Reg. $25+). That’s the lowest price they’ve ever sold it for and the best currently available. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

You’ll find additional deals in today’s Amazon Gold Box, which includes 50% or more off Men’s and Women’s Watches with prices starting at $16.99 Prime shipped.

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Android Stories March 3, 2016

Android Stories March 1, 2016

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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Android Stories February 25, 2016

The Walking Dead: Michonne, Telltale’s latest iOS/Android offering based on the popular comic book series, has hit the App Store and Google Play this morning. Xbox One and PS4 gamers are also getting a console version today. This three-part miniseries focuses on the “iconic, blade wielding character” Michonne as her story of independence from Rick and Ezekiel is revealed. Telltale originally detailed this title back at E3 2015 ahead of its release this year.

The first episodes of the three-part mini-series is available today on iOS and Android for $5. Each additional episode will be released for $5 or can be purchased as a bundle for $8 via in-app purchase. The console version hit the Xbox Marketplace and PS Store for $14.99. Head below for a full description and a look at gameplay.

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Android Stories February 23, 2016

When Android Wear and Apple Watch launched, each device touted the ability to bring the functionality of a phone to your wrist. This has been executed with varying degrees of success. While I am able to check my notifications and carry out certain tasks on my Apple Watch, an iPhone it is not.

That’s where the Cicret Bracelet makes its entrance. This conceptual project from a band of former Apple, Dell, InFocus employees quite literally puts your device’s home screen on your wrist. With a fitness tracker-style band and micro projector, Cicret has an intriguing game plan. Head below to see it in action.

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