Category: Amazon

Today’s Deal – Sony Xperia X Compact Down to $364 on Amazon

Today’s Deal is on a great phone that I reviewed a few months ago.  The Sony Xperia X Compact has a lot of punch in a little package and right now, it is on sale for $364 at Amazon.  Normally this 4.6″ phone is $499, so this is a healthy amount of savings.  It is powered by the Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor.  It has four 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 cores &  two 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 cores.  The processor is coupled with the Adreno 510 GPU which provides good graphics performance.  The X Compact has 3GB of RAM onboard and has 32GB of built-in storage.  That storage can be expanded up to an additional 256GB thanks to the Micro SD slot that is built into the SIM tray of the phone.

Display wise, the Xperia X Compact has a 4.6″ IPS LCD display that renders at 720 x 1280.  That gives you 319 ppi which is low compared to other devices out there.  I caution readers to consider that this device has a much smaller display so 319 ppi is actually very comfortable on this screen size.  Indeed for comparison, the iPhone 6 had 329 ppi so we aren’t talking about a massive difference from even larger devices.  The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.

Today’s Deal: Anker PowerCore 10400 – $20 on Amazon Today

Today’s Deal over at Amazon is a great one if you are needing to pick up an external power pack for your devices.  Today you can pick up the Anker PowerCore 10400 for $19.99, a savings of 60% off the regular $49 price tag.  As the name suggests, this power pack has a 10,400 mAh battery in it so you can easily charge most devices three times before having to recharge it.  It has two USB-A connectors so you can use it with really anything out there:  MicroUSB, USB-C (A to C cable) and an Apple Lightening cable.  It is designed to work with any device and get you powered up and going again.  It also is in a small package.  This pack is slightly larger than a deck of playing cards so you won’t have a big, bulky battery to carry around with you.

Today’s Deal – Lexar 64GB MicroSD Card for $19.99

Today’s Deal is on the Lexar 64GB UHS-I/U1 MicroSD card.  Today on Amazon you can pick one up for $19.99 including the SD Card adaptor.  This is over a 50% discount off the regular price and given it’s specs, should work in just about any Android phone or tablet.  It features a 45MB/s Read speed and 20MB/s Write speed which is fast enough for it to capture full 1080p HD and even 4K video.  You can store 8 hours of HD video on the card so it will be great for video cameras too.

Like other MicroSD cards, this one is pretty much resistant to the elements.  It is resistant to magnets, cold, heat and of course water (or snow) so if you drop it, you won’t ruin it under normal circumstances.

For the $19.99 price, you will also get the SD card adaptor so you can slide the card into your Macbook or other devices for reading of the card and pulling off of videos and photos directly to your computer.  As always, be sure to check the specifications of your phone, tablet or camera to assure that this card will work for you.  If your device is from 2015 or newer, chances are you’ll be just fine but double-check.

For more details and information on Today’s Deal, head over to Amazon.

Today’s Deal – SanDisk Ultra MicroSD Cards Starting at $12

Today’s Deal is on a wide range of SanDisk Ultra Class 10 MicroSD storage cards.  These high speed and highly reliable cards are great from Android devices as well as other devices (like Go Pro’s) for your storage needs.  Today there are a several that are on sale at Amazon starting at 32GB and going all the way up to 256GB of storage.

All of these cards are waterproof, shockproof, and magnet proof so they are going to stand the test of time.

Today’s Deal – Amazon Fire 7″ Tablet for $39

Today’s Deal is one that is hard to pass up if you are looking for a inexpensive and solid little tablet.  Right now you can pick up the Amazon Fire 7″ tablet with 8GB of storage and in a variety of colors for just $39.99.  This Android tablet, which runs Amazon’s Lollipop-based Fire OS, is tied to the Amazon ecosystem like the Amazon Underground App Store, Amazon Video and Kindle.  If you have a Prime account, all of these services along with Amazon Music are there for you.

Specs of the Fire 7″ are solid for the price.  It’s powered by a quad-core processor running at 1.3GHz, has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.  That storage can be expanded up to an additional 256GB thanks to the MicroSD slot.  Display wise, it has a 7″ display that renders at 1024 x 600, giving about 171ppi.  So no, this Fire 7″ isn’t going to set the world alight with its specs.  But for $39?  It still a great deal for those who are tied into the Amazon ecosystem.

Today’s Deal – Samsung EVO 64GB MicroSD for $22

Today’s Deal over at Amazon is on the zippy Samsung EVO MicroSD card.  The 64GB version of the card is down to $21.99 today while the 32GB model is only $10.99.  If you are looking to expand the memory of your Android phone or other devices, these are solid performing cards that can keep up with an impressive 48MB/sec throughput.

Whether you pick up the 32GB or the 64GB version, both cards are UHC-1 certified so you can record Full HD to them as the write speed is fast enough.  The cards will be supported by the vast majority of Android phones as well as other recording devices (like a GoPro) but be sure to double-check the specification requirements of your device before you make a purchase.

For those of you who are Amazon Prime customers, you get free shipping on the cards.  Head over to Amazon to get all the details.  Prices are good while supplies last.

Today’s Deal – Anker 6-Port USB Charger with Quick Charge 3.0 for $29.99

Today’s Deal over at Amazon is on the Anker 6-Port USB desk charger.  Right now it is on sale for $29.99, a savings of 60% off the regular price.  For that, you get a desktop charger that provides one Quick Charge 3.0 compatible port and five standard ports that supports Anker’s PowerIQ technology.  That tech assures you get the fastest – and safest – charge for your devices.  Each port is able to pump out 2.4 amps of energy to give you maximum charging power.  It total, it has 60W of power.

While powerful, the Anker charger is designed to be portable.  It just under 5″ in size so if you need to move it from a desk to another place in your home or office, you can do so without having a big hassle or it being an eyesore.

Today’s Deal – Sony Xperia X Compact Down to $369

Today’s Deal is on a great phone that I reviewed a few months ago.  The Sony Xperia X Compact has a lot of punch in a little package and right now, it is on sale for $369 at Amazon.  Normally this 4.6″ phone is $499, so this is a healthy amount of savings.  It is powered by the Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor.  It has four 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 cores &  two 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 cores.  The processor is coupled with the Adreno 510 GPU which provides good graphics performance.  The X Compact has 3GB of RAM onboard and has 32GB of built-in storage.  That storage can be expanded up to an additional 256GB thanks to the Micro SD slot that is built into the SIM tray of the phone.

Display wise, the Xperia X Compact has a 4.6″ IPS LCD display that renders at 720 x 1280.  That gives you 319 ppi which is low compared to other devices out there.  I caution readers to consider that this device has a much smaller display so 319 ppi is actually very comfortable on this screen size.  Indeed for comparison, the iPhone 6 had 329 ppi so we aren’t talking about a massive difference from even larger devices.  The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.

Today’s Deal – BLU VIVO 5R Down to $149

Today’s Deal over at Amazon is on the solid performing BLU VIVO 5R phone from BLU.  This 5.5″ phone with 3GB of RM and 32GB of storage is down to $149 if you pick it up in either white and gold trim or black and grey.  While BLU has always been known for their budget friendly phones, over the past year the company has made great strides in the quality and performance that you get for that budget price.  The VIVO 5R is a great example of this fact.

The phone comes with a 5.5″ Full HD curved glass display that gives you an eye appealing ~401ppi.  It is powered by the MediaTek 6753 octa-core processor running at 1.3GHz and is coupled with 32GB of internal storage and 3GB of RAM.  That storage can be expanded up to an additional 64GB thanks to the MicroSD slot.  Powering all of this is a 3150mAh battery which should keep you going all day.  The phone ships with Android Marshmallow but it is expected that BLU will update it to Nougat at some point – but when or if is unclear.

Today’s Deal – Anker 5-Port USB Charger with Quick Charge 3.0 Support

Today’s Deal is on the Anker 5-Port USB Wall Charger.  This 63W unit has two ports that support Quick Charge 3.0 technology for rapid charging of compatible devices.  Today you can pick it up for $29.99, a saving of 60% off the regular $60 price.  Anker is one of the long time manufacture of accessories for Android and iOS and I never hesitate in recommending their products.  This particular accessory I have (albeit the Quick Charge 2.0 model from last year) and it is rock solid and used every day for the myriad of devices I have plugged into it at any given point in time.

Today’s Deal – BLU VIVO XL2 only $99 Starting at 11AM EST

Today’s Deal on Amazon is a limited time and quantity offer from BLU.  Starting at 11AM EST (8AM PST), you can pick up the brand new BLU VIVO XL2 for just $99.  Normally this dual-SIM phone is $149 and for what you get at $99, is a pretty good deal.  It is powered by the MediaTek quad-core process running at 1.4GHz and coupled with the Mali-T720 GPU.  It has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage built in.  That internal storage can be expanded an additional 64GB thanks to the MicroSD slot.  It has a 3150 mAh battery and supports Quick Charge technology for faster charging.  Camera wise, the VIVO XL2 has a 13MP main camera with Phase Detection Auto Focus while the front camera is an 8MP shooter.

Screen wise, you will be getting a 5.5″ screen that renders HD quality.  It is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 while to go along with the great display, you get DTS surround sound audio from the ample speakers built into the phone.

Like other BLU devices, the VIVO XL2 is sold unlocked and works with GSM carriers here in the United States like AT&T, T-Mobile and Cricket.  Here are the GSM and LTE bands for reference so you can double-check that it will work for you.

  • HSDPA 850 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 7(2600), 12(700), 17(700)

Finally, VIVO XL2 runs Android Marshmallow but be aware that BLU has given no indication of when a Nougat update will come for the phone.

The $99 deal on the VIVO XL2 will go until supplies run out.  Head over to Amazon to get more details and to order yours starting at 11AM Eastern.

 

Today’s Deal – Huawei MediaPad M3 Tablet – $299 on Amazon

Today’s Deal is on a well appointed new tablet from Huawei.  The MediaPad M3 is their latest offering and the 8.4″ tablet sports 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 2560 x 1600 pixel IPS display for $299.  To make this an even sweeter deal, the M3 has Harmon Kardon tuned sound so you should have a great media experience with it on top of the great overall specs.  The new tablet from Huawei was announced in November and hit the Amazon digital shelves in December.  If you are an Amazon Prime customer, shipping is free.

The MediaPad M3 is powered by the Octa-Core Kirin 950 processor running at 2.3GHz and it is coupled with the Mali-T880 MP4 GPU.  This combination should do great for everyday use and you have plenty of RAM to support the processor which always helps.