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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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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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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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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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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.
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.
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.
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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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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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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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