BLU Stories October 4

expiredTry Android with BLU’s iPhone-inspired Unlocked Smartphone: $100 (Amazon low)

BLU Products via Amazon is offering its VIVO XL4 32GB Unlocked Smartphone for $99.99 shipped. That’s $30 off the typical rate there and is a match for the lowest price we have tracked. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your current carry or to simply wanting to take Android for a spin, there’s no arguing this is an inexpensive way to get the job done. It strongly mimics the iconic iPhone X’s design, yielding a high-end look for a fraction of the price. A built-in microSD card slot ensures that storage expansion is easily achievable. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

BLU Stories September 27

expiredBLU’s G9 Pro packs three cameras, 128GB storage, more for $180 (28% off)

BLU Products (96% positive feedback past 30-days, 94% lifetime) via Amazon is offering its G9 Pro Unlocked Android Smartphone for $179.99 shipped. This is down from its $250 list price and is a new low that we’ve tracked. If you’re currently rocking a cracked or older smartphone, this is a great replacement. It packs a triple camera setup, 128GB of built-in storage, a 6.3-inch display, and can even take a microSD card to offer up to an additional 128GB of storage. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

BLU Stories 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.

BLU Stories May 6, 2015

expiredHome: Philips portable energy goLITE $75 (Reg. $150), 8-Inch Digital Frame w/ Wi-Fi $85 (Orig. $130), more

Update (5/6 6:30pm): Anova Culinary offers its Precision Cooker with Bluetooth connectivity for $154 with coupon code LUVMOM.

Today only, Woot is offering the Philips goLITE BLU Energy Light w/ travel pouch (HF3431/60) for $69.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping on your entire order. That’s 50% under the original $150 price tag this unit still fetches from retailers like Walmart and Best Buy, $45 below Amazon’s best listing (that doesn’t even include the travel pouch) and the best price we can find.

The goLITE is designed to be a unique portable lighting solution but is also therapeutic in nature. It is “clinically proven to increase energy levels and mood,” while helping you to “stay sharp” with just 20-30 mins a day of use while working or reading, for example (more details below). The goLITE can be used with or without a cord, has 5 light intensity settings, on-off touch operation, and comes with a travel pouch and a 2 year warranty from Philips. This unit has a 4.5/5 star rating from nearly 80 Amazon customers.

Be sure to check out Amazon’s bonus Gold Box Deal of the Day before you head below for the rest of today’s deals. You can grab the Nixplay Edge 8-Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame with Hi-Res Display for $84.99 shipped, down from its regular $130. That’s the lowest price we can find on this Wi-Fi connected, 720p digital frame. Not only can you send photos to the frame directly from iPhone or Android devices, but it also features USB/SD/SDHC card support, is wall mountable (VESA) and has a matte rubberized finish.

This model has 4/5 stars from nearly 100 Amazon customers.

Down below you’ll find discounted yard furniture, tools, smart lights, blenders, peelers, a stainless steel thermos, and some great ideas for mom:

BLU Stories April 9, 2015

expiredAmazon has the famous “not so bad” shitphone for $50 shipped today (44% off)

Premium phones from Apple, Samsung and other mainstream companies (generally) run smoothly, look beautiful and are often able to illicit wonder with new features we’ve never seen before. They also come with bloated $600-$850 price tags. The smartphone market is past its infancy, in fact it feels like it’s in its twilight years with wearables and VR technology nipping at its backside. That makes the timing perfect for the now famous breed of “shitphones” that John Herrman immortalized to have their run at a whopping less than 90+% less than the cost of premium phones.

Neatly packed around the thick, light, shiny phone were headphones, a case, and a screen protector. I installed my SIM and slotted in an $8 SD card. I activated the phone and installed my apps. The screen was fine, the software was Android (4.2.2, aka “Jelly Bean”: not new but not abandoned). The camera took pictures, the internet connected. It was mostly charged, and so we began

Sure you’re going to have to make some sacrifices to switch from an iPhone to a shitphone, but you’ll also save a ton of money. BLU Advance 4.0, the famous “not so bad” shitphone, is on sale for $49.99 shipped today at Amazon, which is 44% below list and the best deal we’ve seen. It has a 4-inch WVGA Display, runs Android 4.2.2 (Jelly bean – and who knows maybe Cyanogen can get it up and beyond 5?), and sports a 1.3GHz Processor. The camera is a decent 5 Megapixels and you can scoff at your iPhone bearing friends because it has a built-in FM radio and it accepts up to Micro SD cards (grab a 32GB SanDisk for $14).

Did we mention it costs $50? In Black OR White. Works on AT&T, T-Mobile or any GSM carrier. Even 2 at a time!

You probably spend that much on drinks at your local watering hole on a moderate night. Maybe you are just interested in checking out (an outdated version of) Android or need a backup device that has 2 SIM cards. Or maybe your kid who breaks everything needs something you aren’t going to cry over when the screen comes back cracked? Maybe someone you don’t like has a birthday coming up? Maybe you want to make a stack of 17 of these and put it next to a decked out iPhone 6 Plus that costs more and ask which would you rather have? There are lots of reasons to buy a shitphone. Heck, it is an Amazon BestSeller for crying out loud and gets 4.3/5 star ratings? How is this even possible?

In any case, this is a phone with year or two old specs for $50. What have you got to lose?

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