Category: Amazon

Today’s Deal – Google WiFi Single down to $99 on Amazon

Today’s Deal is on the Google WiFi single Access Point, which will give you Wi-Fi access throughout most homes & apartments.  Right now the single unit is on sale for $99, a savings of $30.

If you have a home or apartment that is 1500 square feet or less, the single should do the job for you.  No need to overbuy.  Over that and up to 4500 square feet, the 3-Pack is what you need for your home.  That is also on sale at $269.  The nice thing is, if you get a single and add more later, it is easy to add the new ones to the network via the Google WiFi app on your Android phone or iPhone.

Today’s Deal: Nokia 6 with 3GB RAM & 32GB Storage for $229

Today’s Deal is on the new Nokia 6 from HMD Global.  The 5.5″ Full HD phone with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable memory is now available on Amazon for $229.  This is fully unlocked and works on GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile and does not have the Amazon Prime adverts on the lock screen.  If you don’t mind those ads, you can save a bit of money as the price goes down to $179.  The 6 has been available in other regions for a few months now but has finally made its way to US shores via Amazon and for a sub-$250 phone, it’s got a lot to offer.

It is powered by the Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz.  It has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage on board.  That storage can be expanded up to an additional 128GB thanks to the MicroSD slot.  It has a 5.5″ 2.5D Full HD display coupled with Dolby Atmos sound with 7.2W of output.  It has a a 16MP rear facing camera and 8MP selfie camera with the rear camera having a dual-tone flash for warmer flash photos.

Primeday: SanDisk 128GB MicroSD Card for $35.99

As part of Amazon’s Primeday sale today, you can pick up a great deal on a SanDisk 128GB MicroSD card.  The SanDisk Ultra is a Class 10 MicroSD card and is down to $35.99, a savings of 55% from the regular price.  This is a great price on a solid performing storage card that will work in most Android phones and tablets (as well as camcorders and digital cameras).

Don’t need 128GB or your device doesn’t support it?  No problem.  The SanDisk Ultra 64GB card is also on sale at only $17.99.

Primeday: Huawei Mate 9 Down to $449 on Amazon Today

For those of you who have had your eye on the Huawei Mate 9, today is your day to pick one up.  As part of Amazon’s Primeday sale, you can pick up the 5.9″ phablet with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for $449, a savings of $150.  I reviewed the Mate 9 earlier this year and it is an outstanding device with an awesome display, great battery life and excellent cameras.  At this price, it is well worth considering.

So what does $449 get you in the Huawei Mate 9?  A lot frankly.  It is a 5.9″ phone running Android Nougat, an octa-core processor running at 2.4GHz and Leica optics dual-camera setup shooting at 20MP and 12MP respectively with OIS.  The front facing selfie camera is 8MP shooter.  You also have 64GB of built-in storage that can be expanded up to an additional  256GB thanks to the MicroSD slot.  Finally, it comes with a US warranty so you are not buying an international version of the phone.

Today’s Deal – Anker PowerCore 26800 for $42 on Amazon

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 26800mAh External Battery Pack for $41.99, a savings of 58% off the regular $99.99 price tag.  As the name suggests, this power pack has a 26800mAh battery in it so you can easily charge most phones 6-7 times before having to recharge it.  You can charge most tablets twice with it.  It has three USB-A ports 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.  It measures 7″ in length and only 3.2″ in width so it is easy to put into a handbag or backpack.

While the PowerCore 26800 doesn’t support Quick Charge, it does have Anker’s own PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies in it to provide a steady and fast charge to devices.  It has a maximum output of 6 amps with a maximum of 3 amps per port.

Today’s Deal – Refurbished Amazon Echo Only $89.99 Today

Today’s Deal is on the powerful and very popular Amazon Echo.  Today you can pick up the Amazon Alexa powered personal assistant device, refurbished for only $89.99.  That is a savings of $75 off the regular price.  Refurbished models are certified by Amazon to perform & function like new.  They also come with a 1 year warranty.  Yeah, it’s a great deal.

The Echo has thousands of services that you can link to it in order to get news, information and, of course, order things from Amazon.  The Echo is a truly immersive experience for those that leverage Amazon Prime and the associated services like Amazon Music.

Today’s Deal – Amazon Echo Down to $129.99 Today Only

Today’s Deal is on the powerful and very popular Amazon Echo.  Today you can pick up the Amazon Alexa powered personal assistant device for $129.99.  That is a savings of $50 off the regular price.  The Echo has thousands of services that you can link to it in order to get news, information and, of course, order things from Amazon.  The Echo is a truly immersive experience for those that leverage Amazon Prime and the associated services like Amazon Music.

Echo is also aimed to give you personalized information such as commute time to work, leverage smart devices in your house like smart lights and garage door openers, get recipes for things to cook or drink.

Today’s Deal – RavPower 4-Port USB Desktop Charger for $23

Today’s Deal is on the RavPower 4-Port USB desktop charger.  Right now you can pick one up for $23.99 on Amazon.  The desktop charger has 4 USB-A ports, one of which supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology.  That port is outlined in green.  The other 3 ports are rated at 5V/2.4A so you can easily charge virtually any phone or tablet with this charger.

The charger has technology built into it to prevent over charging of devices which can lead to damage to your devices.  It is also a compact design, aimed at giving you access to the ports but not taking up a lot of space.  It is roughly the size of a credit card and about 1.5″ in depth.

The RavPower 4-Port charger is eligible for Amazon Prime shipping.  If you are a member, you can get free 2-day shipping or can pay a little extra for one day shipping.

There is no limit to the number of these you purchase but it is limited to today.  The $23.99 price is good for either the black or white models of the charger.

To get more details, head over to Amazon where you can get all the specs and order.

Today’s Deal – SanDisk Ultra USB-C 64GB Flash Drive for $21

Today’s Deal is on an excellent flash drive for USB-C.  The SanDisk Ultra USB-C flash drive allows you to have external storage with super fast transfer speeds and storage up to 128GB.  Right now you can pick up the 64GB model for $21.39 on Amazon.  As the name suggests, this flash drive has the new USB-C connector, not the older USB-A connector you see on most flash drives.  This allows this to work with the latest lineup of Macs and Chromebooks easily.

Because this drive is leveraging USB-C, transfer speeds are impressive.  You get up to 150mb/s using this drive so moving files to and from this drive is fast and efficient.  That USB-C port is also protected by a sliding cover that is built into the chassis of the drive.

The SanDisk Ultra USB-C drive is offered in four different sizes to meet your needs.  Here are the prices and savings on this deal today.

At the time of this post, all sizes were in stock although quantities were limited on the 64GB model.  If you are an Amazon Prime customer, you get free shipping on these too.

Today’s Deal – HTC U11 Unlocked for $649 on Amazon

Today’s Deal is on the all new HTC U11.  The phone was announced a few weeks ago and is available from various carriers locked to them.  Now you can pick one up unlocked for $649 on Amazon.  You have three color options – Sapphire Blue, Amazing Silver or Brilliant Black – and all three colors are the same price.

To be very clear:  This is the unlocked GSM version of the phone.  It will not work with Sprint, who has it available directly from the carrier.  This model will work with carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile however.  Here is a rundown of the supported bands:

  • GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)

In case you don’t recall, the specs of the HTC U11 are certainly flagship level.  The 5.5″ Quad-HD phone is powered by the Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor with 4 cores clocked at 2.45GHz and 4 at 1.9GHz.  It is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which can be expanded an additional 2TB thanks to the MicroSD slot.

Today’s Deal – Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Slim Hub for $10

Today’s Deal is on the slim, 4-port USB 3.0 hub from Anker.  This hub supports USB 3.0 on all four ports and right now it is $9.99 on Amazon.  That’s a savings of 50%.  The hub also supports SuperSpeed Data which can give you 5 Gbps throughout for data transfers.

The hub is small and lightweight, weighing less than an ounce, and has a reinforced cable to connect it to your PC or Mac as well as heat-resistant connectors within the hub.

As with all Anker products, you get a 18-month warranty on the hub and as one who personally uses Anker products, I never have a hesitation in recommending them.  They work and they last.

The deal over at Amazon is today and there is no limit to the number you buy.  If you are an Amazon Prime customer, shipping is free for you.

Today’s Deal – LG G6 Unlocked for $625 on Amazon

Today’s Deal is on LG’s latest flagship, the LG G6.  Right now on Amazon you can pick on up in Black or Ice Platinum for $624.99.  If you want the White version, it is $617.99 but quantities are very limited.  The great things is, this is the unlocked version of the phone.  It will work with any GSM carrier in there in the US like AT&T and T-Mobile.  That makes this price less than what most carriers here in the US are offering the phone for locked to their network.

In case you don’t remember, the specs for the LG G6 are solid.   It is powered by the Snapdragon 821 processor and is coupled with 4GB of RAM.  Storage wise, it has 32GB onboard which can be expanded up to an additional 256GB thanks to the MicroSD slot.  It is powered by a 33oomAh battery and supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology for rapid charging.  The G6 has a fingerprint scanner in the back which is also the  physical power button for the device.