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Amazon, recently launched Echo Buds aim to fight against the Samsung Galaxy Buds and Apple AirPods for the wireless earbud market, and now they're available for $40 off. Amazon's offering promises premium audio with Bose Active Noise Reduction, something missing on the Galaxy Buds. Echo Buds also support hands-free Alexa and can stream music and play Audible audiobooks, make calls, or get directions by asking. Echo Buds also support other assistants, including Siri and Google. Power for the buds is up to five hours of playback per charge. They support quick charging, and users can get up to two hours additional playback with a 15-minute charge. The battery case extends playback up to 20 hours... Read more...
If you have any funds left after stocking up on discounted games from Steam's Lunar New Year sale, you can put them towards some hardware upgrades and watch that savings meter rise. There are two bargains in particular that have caught our eye—one is for the popular Blue Yeti microphone, and the other is an Eero mesh wireless router upgrade. Starting with the former, you can snag a factory reconditioned Blue Yeti microphone for $63.99 on Woot right now. Woot, which is owned by Amazon, describes factory reconditioned products as those that have been "returned, inspected, and restored to fully working condition by the original manufacturer or a certified partner," adding "it's as close to... Read more...
Anyone in the market for a premium Android smartphone with one of the best cameras on the market will want to check out the deals Amazon has going on the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL (our full review) this weekend. We've seen more substantial discounts off the MSRP, but right now, there's a discount and a $200 gift card in the mix, making these some of the best deals overall for these devices that we've seen yet. Amazon is offering the Google Pixel 4 with 64GB of internal storage unlocked for $699 currently. Amazon says that is an $80.89 discount. On top of that discount, you also get a $200 gift card to buy whatever you want on Amazon. It's almost like getting a smartphone... Read more...
Would you like to hear something controversial? Here goes—Microsoft's Elite Series 2 is the greatest game controller ever made! Not everyone feels that way, of course, particularly fans of Sony's DualShock design. Some may even consider the Dreamcast controller from yesteryear to be the greatest. Debate away if you must, but here's something less controversial—you can save $20 on the Elite Series 2 right now. While normally priced at $179.99, you can snag the Elite Series 2 for $159.99 on Amazon, if you are a Prime member. I know, I know, the discount does not make it a cheap controller by any means. But so it goes with luxury items, of which this qualifies. It's also only been on... Read more...
Digital assistants are everywhere these days, even on your face, should you purchase a pair of Amazon's new Echo Frames. For the time being, they are only available to purchase by way of an invitation. Make no mistake, though, Amazon would be thrilled if millions of people ultimately decided to don a set of Echo Frames. One thing these glasses have going for them is a rather conservative design. Smart devices built for our heads tend to be geeky (or dorky, depending on your perspective), like Snapchat's Spectacles (even the ones that are supposedly more stylish). From what we can tell, however, the Echo Frames look like a regular pair glasses. They're not regular, though. Echo Frames are a persistent... Read more...
The Christmas season has come and gone, but that doesn't mean the good deals over at Amazon are over. Those who didn't get a good set of completely wireless earphones under the Christmas tree still can. Those with some Christmas money burning a hole in their pocket can hop over to Amazon and pick up some nicely discounted Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones. The earphones are offered in four different colors, including black, ivory, moss, and navy. All colors are on sale for the same $199.95 price, which is a 20% discount that knocks $50 off the normal price. As of writing, all colors are in stock. Beats Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones - $50 off at $199.95 The earphones have up... Read more...
If you are looking to fill your home with Alexa-powered smart speakers on the cheap, Woot has a deal going on first-gen Amazon Echo devices. The first-gen Echo devices can play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more. The device, of course, responds to spoken commands. It also supports Alexa calling and supports immersive 360-degree sound. Multiple Echo speakers in the same home can play music across the home with multi-room support. Integrated far-field mics can hear your voice even if music is playing. Like current-generation Alexa devices, the first-gen Echo unit can control lights, fans, TVs, thermostats, and lots more when compatible devices are connected.... Read more...
I remember buying a big screen TV back in the day and not being overly fazed by the fact that it was nearly as big as a Buick. This was before thin LCD screens had permeated the market. It's quite the different landscape now, and prices are a lot cheaper, too. If you have not shopped for a TV in a bit, good news, you can upgrade to a fancy new model with various bells and whistles for cheaper than ever before. To help you do just that, we have rounded up a handful of big screen TVs that are currently on sale. Show above, for example, is a JVC 4K Roku Smart TV (LT-70MAW795) for $529.99 on Walmart. Forget about squinting to see the action, because 70 inches of diagonal screen real estate is easy... Read more...
Amazon fields a massive network of delivery drivers, and many of them are contractors rather than direct employees of Amazon. The eCommerce giant ships millions of packages a day all around the U.S., and its delivery vehicles have been involved in multiple fatal accidents while making deliveries, according to a recent investigation conducted by ProPublica. At one point, Amazon had proposed safety training for each new delivery driver that came on board and it sounded like a practical response to the issue at hand. That proposal would see the new drivers go through a five-day course that would have the drivers go through an on-road assessment that was overseen by an outside organization that has... Read more...
Earlier this month, Netflix flipped the switch and disabled support for its streaming service on some older hardware, including select 2010 and 2011 model Samsung TVs, Vizio TVs sold around 2012 to 2014, and a handful of Roku devices up to around 8-10 years old. Rather than buying a new TV, though, the path of least resistance (to your wallet or purse) is to upgrade your Roku stick or set-top box. To help with that, we have tracked down some deals. The reason Netflix gave certain devices and streaming platforms the boot is because they use Windows Media DRM, whereas the streaming service made the switch to Microsoft's PlayReady DRM in 2010. Now nearly a decade later, Netflix decided it was finally... Read more...
It is often said that laughter is the best medicine, though unless you actually need medicine, please don't skip your pills in favor of a standup comedy routine on Netflix. That said, if you are in need of a pick-me-up, Alexa may be able to provide it. The smarty-pants digital assistant will even tell a "yo mama" joke on command. Digital assistants are everywhere these days, and with Amazon shoveling out Alexa-enabled hardware often at discounted pricing, you might already own an Echo Dot or Echo smart speaker, or some other device with Alexa inside. If you do, try telling Alexa, "Alexa, tell me a 'yo mama' joke" and see what it replies. (I tried this with Siri, who incredulously replied, "Excuse... Read more...
The holidays are a time to kick back, relax, and rid yourself of stress, right? Pffft, who are we kidding, the holidays can be anything BUT stress free! Not to worry though, if you are in the hunt for a last minute gift idea, we have the perfect stocking stuffer. Over at Amazon, you can score a Fire TV Stick 4K and Echo Dot (3rd Gen) bundle for $59.98 right now. What's neat about this bundle is that Amazon is not shoveling older hardware onto the masses to make room for newer items. The Fire TV Stick 4K is the latest and most advanced version of the Fire TV Stick and lists for $49.99 by itself. Same goes for the third generation Echo Dot—it's the latest version of the puck-shaped smart... Read more...
Anyone getting a new Xbox One for Christmas will be thrilled to get a subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate along with it. Typically Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is $14.99 monthly, but a deal has returned from earlier this year that will get a six-month membership for the price of three months. The deal is being offered via Amazon and is for three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $44.99. When that three months is purchased, the deal comes with another three months at no additional cost. That gives you a total of six months of all the games you can cram onto your hard drive and online access for $44.99. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Deal A caveat for those seeing a cheap way to get an entire year... Read more...
Over the past five years, the digital assistant, smart speaker and smart home market has exploded in popularity. However, as the market has expanded and more companies have entered the fray with competing ecosystems, interoperability has mostly been thrown out the window. Some of the more popular smart platforms include Amazon (Alexa Smart Home), Google (Weave), Apple (HomeKit), Samsung (SmartThings), and Zigbee. Interoperability between the platforms is sometimes complex and oftentimes impossible.  To combat this, Amazon, Apple, Google, and the ZigBee Alliance have formed a new working group tasked with developing a royalty-free, universal connected home standard unimaginatively called... Read more...
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