mobile device Stories April 20, 2016

expiredAnova Bluetooth Precision Sous Vide Cooker $138 shipped (Reg. $179)

Target has the Anova Bluetooth Precision Cooker in Black for $179, but using codes TGRDZRHP and  KITCHEN will drop your total down to $138.20 shipped. REDcard holders will get knock an extra 5% off. That’s more than $40 below the going rate, within $8 of the all-time low and the best price we can find. It connects via Bluetooth with your mobile device to offer cooking notifications and more. It features an adjustable clamp and a stainless steel skirt. You can find out more about Anova sous vide cookers in our Kitchen Tech feature.

mobile device Stories February 6, 2015

Cobra Battery emergency vehicle jump starter and USB power bank $80 shipped (Reg. $120+)

Update (2/7 9:00am): While the below Best Buy deal is dead, Amazon has now matched on the Cobra at $80.

Today only, as part of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy is offering the Cobra JumPack Battery Power Adapter (CPP 7500) for $79.99 shipped. That’s around $70 below the original listing, $26 under Amazon and the best price we can find.

This two-way charger can jumpstart your car and charge mobile devices multiples times. It features a 200 Amp starting current, 400 Amp peak current, a 7500mAh Lithium-cobalt battery, 2.1 Amp USB port “for rapid charging of portable devices”, and a built-in flash/strobe/S.O.S. emergency LED light.

It has received a 4.4/5 star rating from nearly 60 Amazon customers.

mobile device Stories January 21, 2015

Blumoo RF Remote Control adapter w/ wireless music streaming for iOS/Android $85 shipped (orig. $130), more

9to5Toys Specials via Stack Social is offering the Blumoo Home Theater Universal RF Remote Control with Bluetooth Music Streaming and Smart TV Guide for iOS and Android for $84.99 shipped. That’s $45 under the original $130 price tag, $15 below Amazon/other average selling prices and the lowest we’ve seen.


  • Universal remote control supporting over 200,000 unique devices
  • Compatible with iPhone 4S & newer, iPad 3rd Gen & newer, iPod 5th Gen & newer, Android 4.0 & newer
  • Free iOS and Android companion apps (more details)
  • Stream music from your mobile device to your existing stereo
  • Customizable remote configurations with macro capabilities
  • One-button macro support
  • Detailed channel guides specific to your TV subscription
  • Show reminders
  • More details below

This unit has received a 4.1/5 star rating from 36 Amazon customers. For those who may only be looking to add audio steaming to their home set-up without all the RF controller support etc, Logitech’s $24.99 Bluetooth Adapter is a highly rated option currently available at its lowest price ever (matching):

More on the Blumoo Home Theater Universal RF Remote Control:

The 2-in-1 Ultimate Universal Remote

Blumoo gives you all the amazing functionality of a universal remote combined with a streaming audio player. Even the new “connected” or “smart” home receivers on the market limit you to the basics-only Blumoo controls over 2000,000 AV components AND streams music over Bluetooth Smart Ready technology. There’s nothing else like it on the market today.

Stop fumbling for the remotes. Use your phone or tablet

Blumoo simplifies your home entertainment by allowing you to access all your existing audio/visual equipment through your iPhone or Android mobile device. Blumoo recognizes over 200,000 receivers, amplifiers, televisions, and other devices to let you eliminate the remote pile and easily control your entertainment from the mobile device you already own. Works with: Apple (iOS): iPhone4S or newer, iPod Touch 5th gen or newer, iPad 3rd gen or newer Android: version 4.0 or newer.

Music in the power of your hand

Put the power of home audio in the palm of your hand – stream your favorite music from iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, Google Music, or others right from your mobile device to your existing wired system. You don’t need overpriced wireless speakers, special components on each speaker, or a new amplifier. Blumoo makes it easy to enjoy the music you love

Save Time and Money

Upgrade, don’t replace. Blumoo is the easy choice to upgrade your A/V equipment. Since you can use your existing Apple or Android device to control all of it, Blumoo is the only hardware you need to purchase. Even better, the Blumoo Mobile App is totally free

Control Your Entertainment

With over 200,000 devices in it’s library, Blumoo can easily recognize your existing equipment and control it from up to 150 feet away. Turn it on, turn it up, change inputs – you name it. Use the Blumoo Mobile app on your Apple or Andriod device to easily manage all your entertainment equipment. For more advanced users, create custom remotes and macros that automatically execute the actions you select with one button press.

Easy Installation

Setup so easy it must be magic. Easily connects using the included RCA cables to an open port on your amplifier or receiver in minutes. Download the Blumoo Mobile App to your mobile device and follow the easy on-screen wizard and you’ll be up and running in no time.

Universal Entertainment Remote

Blumoo gives you all the amazing functionality of a universal entertainment remote combined with a streaming audio player. Even the new ‘connected’ or ‘smart’ home stereo receivers on the market limit you to the basics – only Blumoo controls over 200,000 A/V components and streams music over Bluetooth Smart Ready technology.

Amazing Technology

Future-proof your technology. Your Blumoo automatically updates itself over the air and new features, device libraries, and functionality are automatically added for your convenience.

mobile device Stories December 4, 2014

expirediOttie Easy Flex 2 Car/Desk Mount for iPhone 6 and other smartphones $11 Prime shipped (Orig. $23)

Amazon has the iOttie Easy Flex 2 Car/Desk Mount for the iPhone 6 and other smartphones for only $10.99 Prime shipped. That’s the lowest Amazon has ever listed it at and the best price we could find for it.

Features include:

  • The small and compact mount fits mobile devices up to 3 inches wide
  • Extra-large suction cup guarantees the mount will stay put on most smooth surfaces, yet is still easily removable
  • Between its multi-angle and 360 degree rotations optimal viewing of your device at any angle is possible
  • Foam grips ensure the protection of your mobile device and provide a no-slip hold
  • Offers a Easy one-touch mounting system locks the device with just the push of a finger
Over 2,000 Amazon customers gave this iOttie 4.4 out of 5 stars and left great reviews.
Unfortunately, it won’t work with the iPhone 6 plus, but we found one on sale that will: the iOttie Easy One Touch 2 for $24.95 also at Amazon.

mobile device Stories March 3, 2014

expiredTYLT Energi+ Backpack w/ Built-In 10,400mAh Battery for Recharging mobile devices $80 shipped (Reg. $199)

1Sale has the TYLT Energi+ Backpack w/ Built-In 10,400mAh Battery for only $79.99 shipped. That’s 61% off the list price, $110 less than Amazon, and the lowest we could find.

The Energi+ Backpack is truly a next-gen briefcase, backpack and mobile charging station ..all-in-one!

You can easily route the cables to any one of the 5 external pockets or 2 internal pockets or even run a charging cable out the side of the bag and charge your phone while you use it. Also, there’s a neatly located headphone pass-thru. The removable 10,400mAh rechargeable Lithium Ion battery provides up to 4 full smartphone charges or 1 full tablet charge. The laptop compartment is soft lined and will accommodate laptops up to 15.5in x 10.5in x 1.5in

Delivery estimate: 2-3 weeks

If you haven’t seen the Tylt Energi+ before check out the following product walk-through:

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