Launch Stories February 20, 2019

expiredAmazon offers deep deals on Launch Automotive Diagnostic Tools from just $23 (up to 25% off)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Launch Direct via Amazon is offering up to 25% off Launch automotive diagnostic tools. Everything in the sale ships free for Prime members or in orders over $25 and carries solid reviews. One standout from the lot is the Launch OBD2 Automotive Scanner Scan Tool (ENG/AT/ABS/SRS EPB) for $139.99 shipped. Regularly $206 or so, today’s deal is a new Amazon all-time low and the best price we can find. This model provides live data for four systems (engine/transmission/ABS/SRS) as well as “special reset functions (Oil Reset, EPB/SAS Reset).” It also ships with a 12-month warranty. Rated 4+ stars from over 70% off the nearly 200 Amazon customers. More details below.

Launch Stories March 25, 2016


If you’re planning on picking up an iPhone SE or an iPad Pro 9.7-inch, here’s a look at Best Buy’s launch promos. Deals include a $50 gift card with the iPhone SE, $300 off the LTE iPad Pro on Verizon, or $350 off both devices with activation on Verizon, as well as the usual trade-in offers. Here’s the rundown:

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Launch Stories June 22, 2015


Update: The Pebble Time is now available to purchase from Best Buy and is coming to Target next month.

Pebble has a long-time friendship with Best Buy, and now the smartwatch maker is launching the first widespread availability of its new Pebble Time through the retailer. Available for $200, the standard 22mm non-steel version of the watch is now available for consumers to put their claim on red, black, and white models.

While the Kickstarter Edition just recently began shipping to those who backed the watch, those just now realizing that they would actually like a smartwatch that has a color e-paper display, more than 5 days of battery life, and cross-platform compatibility are in luck:

We recently reviewed the Pebble Time, saying that while it does have its upsides, it still feels stuck in the past compared to the currently-available Android Wear devices and the Apple Watch. Long battery life is nice, but the lack of a touch screen and sketchy compatibility with iOS hold the device back—especially at this price point.

Launch Stories July 24, 2013

JBL-WR24-Wireless Headphone-launch-04Harman has launched the new JBL WR2.4 Wireless Headphones today. As seen in the image above, the slick looking headphones come along with a transmitter base and integrated charger for up to 8 hours of use on a single charge. The base allows you to connect your mobile device or home audio system and stream it directly to the headphones using the robust, noise-free 2.4GHz wireless connection with a 100 foot reception range. They feature a full frequency response spectrum (18 Hz – 20 kHz) and also have handy on-ear controls for volume, power and wireless pairing.

The JBL WR2.4 Wireless Headphones are available now from Best Buy for $99.99 with free shipping.

They come along with two rechargeable AAA batteries, the charging cradle and its power adapter as well as a standard 3.5 mm to dual RCA audio cable for connecting your audio system to the transmitter base.

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“Wireless convenience would be nothing without comfort, and the JBL WR2.4s are designed for both. Lightweight, with generously sized padded cups and a fully adjustable headband, these wireless phones can be worn for extended periods without fatigue.

Trusted by musicians for delivering a consistent and crisp acoustic performance, JBL engineers have designed the WR2.4 headphones with semi-closed back acoustics for naturally enhanced sound quality…”

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