Today’s Deal – Save on USB Storage on Amazon

SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Today’s Deal is a bit different than the norm.  It is on a range of SanDisk and Samsung USB-based storage solutions for your PC, Mac, Chromebook or devices that can take a MicroSD card.

Let’s start with the SanDisk MicroSD cards.  There are a wide range of them on sale today to expand the storage on your Android phone or other device:

  • SanDisk 32GB MicroSD – $11.99
  • SanDisk 64GB MicroSD – $29.91

For those who are looking for USB storage for your computing devices, you have some options there too.

  • SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB USB 3.0 – $9.57
  • SanDisk Ultra Fit 64GB USB 3.0 – $15.19
  • Samsung 128GB USB-C Flash Drive – $42.99

All of these are great prices and I can’t recommend the SanDisk Ultra Fit devices enough.  I have several of the 64GB models for my Mac & Chromebooks and their performance is outstanding.

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Today’s Deal – Huawei Mate 9 for $449 at Amazon

Huawei Mate 9

Today’s Deal is on the fantastic phablet from Huawei, the Huawei Mate 9.  Today on Amazon you can pick up the 5.9″ phone with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for $449.95.  That’s $150 off the original $599 price tag.  Plus, you have the choice of two colors for this price:  Moonlight Silver or Space Grey.  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.

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Microsoft Cortana Comes to Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo

Amazon and Microsoft have been teaming up and it is for the benefit of end users.  The Seattle based eRetailer (and now grocery store owner) has announced a new skill for Amazon Alexa, the company’s personal assistant, that will allow you to access Microsoft Cortana, Microsoft’s personal assistant, from your Amazon Echo.

It may sound a little confusing but it is a big win for the some 145 million active monthly users of Cortana.  Essentially, it works like this:  If you have an Amazon Echo, you can say “Alexa, Open Cortana” and then give Cortana a command.  This will allow you to access specific information that you have in Cortana but don’t necessarily want to have to duplicate in Alexa if you are a marginal Echo user.

Eventually, both Amazon and Microsoft want to get the integration to the point where users won’t have to specifically call out Cortana but rather the Echo device itself determine which personal assistant can provide the best answer on-the-fly and leverage it automatically.

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Today’s Deal – AUKEY Mini Bluetooth Speaker for $16.99 with Coupon

AUKEY Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Today’s Deal is another great accessory from the folks over at AUKEY.  Now through September 1st, you can pick up the AUKEY Mini Bluetooth Speaker for $16.99 over at Amazon.  This 5W speaker measures just 65 x 67 x 67mm, or 2.56” x 2.64” x 2.64” in old money, so it is perfect to take along with you on road trips, having in your office, or outside as you work or play.

The special price comes thanks to a coupon code from AUKEY for ClintonFitch.com readers.  When you check out, use the code AUKEYSP7 when you check out.  The price will drop from the normal $24.99 down to the special price.

The AUKEY Mini Bluetooth Speaker offers 5W of full range sound with up to 10 hours of battery life between charges.  It connects to your phone via Bluetooth 4.2 so you can use it up to 33′ away and it automatically reconnects to your phone when it is in range.

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Today’s Deal – Amazon Echo Down to $99

Amazon Echo

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 $99.99.  That is a savings of $80 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.

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Today’s Deal – Huawei Mate 9 Down to $435 on Amazon

Huawei Mate 9

For those of you who have had your eye on the Huawei Mate 9, today is your day to pick one up.  For Today’s Deal, you can pick up the 5.9″ phablet with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for $435 in Grey, a savings of $150 off its original $599 pricetag.  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 $435 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.

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Reminder – Samsung Galaxy S8 Unlocked Still $575 on Amazon

Samsung Galaxy S8

Earlier this week, I let you know about a Today’s Deal on the powerful flagship Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy S8.  The good news is, you can still pick up the unlocked version of the phone with 64GB of storage in Midnight Black for $574.99.  That’s $150 off the original price of the phone.

The 5.8″ Galaxy S8 will be powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor running four cores at 2.3GHz and the other four running at 1.9GHz.  It is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which is expandable up to an additional 256GB thanks to the MicroSD card.  The display renders at 2960 x 1440 QuadHD with an impressive 571 PPI.  Powering all of it is a 3000mAh battery which is charged with inductive charging.

Camera wise, the rear shooter is a 12MP camera with OIS and has a f/1.7 aperture.  On the front is an 8MP camera.  The S8 is IPS68 rating meaning it is water and dust proof.

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