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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 – LeEco LE S3 Down to $139 at Amazon

Today’s Deal is on the well appointed LeEco LE S3.  This 5.5″ aluminum chassis dual-SIM phone is down to $139.99 today at Amazon, a savings of $60.  The LE S3 is powered by the Snapdragon 652 with 4×1.4 GHz cores & 4×1.8 GHz cores.  It is coupled with 3GB of RAM and has 32GB of storage.  It is has a 3000 mAh battery to keep you going through the day, a fingerprint scanner and 16MP camera.

The phone is sold unlocked and will work with GSM carriers here in the US like AT&T and T-Mobile.  Here’s a rundown of the supported frequencies and bands.  Be sure to check with your carrier for support.

  • GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • HSDPA 850 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700)

For those on Sprint or Verizon, sorry, the phone doesn’t support CDMA.

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 – BlackBerry KEYone Now Available on Amazon

Today’s Deal is on the all new BlackBerry KEYone, the latest Android-powered phone from the company that also sports a physical keyboard.  The KEYone drew a lot of attention when it was announced back in January with its keyboard and after a couple of delays, it is finally available for ordering.  The GSM version of the phone is $549.99 on Amazon.

For those that don’t recall, the KEYone is a 4.5″ device that is powered by the Snadragon 625 processor.  It has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.  It runs Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box and has the same cameras as you will find in the Google Pixel and Pixel XL.  It is powered by a 3505mAh battery and has a physical QUERTY keyboard.

Today’s Deal – Anker PowerLine USB-C Cable for $5.59

Today’s Deal over at Amazon is a quick, 4 hour sale on the Anker PowerLine USB-C cable.  The 3-foot USB-C to USB-A 3.0 cable is down to $5.59, down from it’s normal price of $11.99.  This price is good until the timer runs out or the designated number of cables are sold.

Anker makes some great accessories and I have no hesitation in recommending them.  Their cables are well designed and constructed so they will last a long time.  They are also backed by an 18-month warranty.

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.

Today’s Deal – Big Savings on Anker Speakers and Headphones

Today’s Deal is on a range of Bluetooth speakers and headsets from Anker.  Anker has been known for a long time for their Android and iPhone accessories and I feature their products often as part of Today’s Deal.  Their products are rock solid and their range of speakers and headsets are no different.  Amazon has a range of them on sale today that you should check out.

Perhaps the best deal of the bunch is on the Anker SoundCore Sport XL.  This Bluetooth speaker sports 16W of audio output and has 2 subwoofers.  It is IP67 rated so it is dustproof and waterproof.  It has 15 hours of play time and a 66′ range from your phone when you pair it.  Normally this is $159.99 but today it is down to $44.99.    That’s a savings of 72% and for any outdoor speaker that has an IP67 rating, is a great deal.

Today’s Deal – Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet Down to $64.99

Today’s Deal is on the well appointed and budget friendly Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet.  The 8″ tablet is on sale for $64.99 for the 16GB variant that includes Amazon adverts on the lock screen.  If you prefer to not have those adverts, it is $79.99 for the tablet.  In either case, you are saving $25 off the regular price and that discount also applies to the 32GB variant of the tablet.  The 32GB model is on sale for $94.99.

The Fire HD 8 has a 1280 x 800 display, is powered by a Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor and you can expand the storage by up to 200GB thanks to the MicroSD slot.  It has dual-band Wi-Fi for solid wireless performance and is powered by 3210 mAh battery that is rated to give users up to 12 hours of use in mixed usage.  It also has dual Dolby powered speakers and of course, Alexa is integrated into the device much like Google Assistant on other Android devices.

Today’s Deal – Poweradd Pilot 20,000mAh Battery Pack for $16.49

Today’s Deal is a great option for those who need an external battery pack to charge your devices.  The Poweradd Pilot X7 is a 20,000mAh battery with dual USB ports and right now is just $16.49 on Amazon.  The two USB-A ports output 2.1A of power so you can charge your devices efficiently.  The pack doesn’t support Quick Charge technology but for a pack this size at this price, it is not too surprising.

The 20,000mAh means that you can charge most devices 4-6 times before the battery itself depletes.  With the dual ports, you can charge two devices at once but keep in mind that it will take longer to charge both devices.  Charging of the pack is done via a MicroUSB port and the charging cable comes with the pack.  It is also backed by a 24 month warranty.  Built into the pack is an LED flashlight.

To get more details on Today’s Deal, head over to Amazon.  There are other color options available:  Blue, and Black with Red.  Those color options are a bit more at $17.99 but still a great deal overall.  For those of you who are Amazon Prime customers, shipping is free for you on whichever color option you select.