Google Pixelbook Already Available for Pre-Order on Amazon

Google Pixelbook

For you Amazon shoppers who are looking to get your hands on the new Google Pixelbook, you can now pre-order it on the site.  During the presentation on the new Chromebook, Google mentioned that it would be available at retailers like Amazon and Best Buy so it isn’t surprising.  In fact, the listing for the Pixelbook clearly states it is being sold by Google through their Amazon storefront.

Don’t look for any special pricing either.  The i5 equipped Google Pixelbook with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is $999, the same price as it is directly from Google.  And while pre-orders are now available, shipping won’t happen until October 31st, just like the Google Store.

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Today’s Deal – Choetech Nylon Braided USB-C Cable 3-Pack for $13

Choetech USB-C Cables

Today’s Deal comes from Choetech on their durable USB-C cables.  Right now you can pick up a 3-pack of the nylon braided cables for $12.99 on Amazon.  That’s a $7 savings off the regular price.

The 3-pack of cables includes two 1m (3.3′) cables and one 2m (6.6′) cable, all of which support up to 5Gbps transfer speeds and USB 3.0.  All of the cables are USB-A to USB-C and are, of course, backwards compatible to older USB 2.0 and 1.1 connectors (but you lose the transfer speeds).

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Amazon Echo Show Owner? No YouTube for You!

Amazon Echo Show

Ah, the love between Amazon and Google shows itself once more…. NOT!  It appears that the latest spat between the two giants is over YouTube and the newish Amazon Echo Show.

Users of the new Alexa-powered smart device were cut off from YouTube yesterday with a warning that the smart speaker was unable to play content from the world’s largest video site.  Amazon states that they are disappointed, laying the blame at the feet of Google.  Google, in return, indicates that the reason for the shutdown is due to a violation of the terms of service and that they made Amazon aware that Tuesday was the drop date.

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Today’s Deal – Lenovo Yoga Book for $299 on Amazon

Lenovo Yoga Book

Today’s Deal is on the powerful and ultra thin Lenovo Yoga Book Android tablet.  The 10″ 2-in-1 tablet is on sale right now at Amazon for $299.94 in Gunmetal Gray.  That’s a savings of $200.

The Yoga Book has a 10.1″ display that gives Full HD resolution of 1200 x 1920.  It is powered by the Intel Atom x5-Z8550 processor, a quad-core processor that is clocked at 2.4GHz.  That is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.  That internal storage can be expanded up to an additional 256GB thanks to the MicroSD slot.  Also, the Lenovo Yoga Book can take advantage of Adaptive Storage in Android Nougat so once you have a MicroSD card installed, it can act as part of the main storage on the device.

What really makes the Yoga Book stand out is its size.  It measure just 6.72 x 10.1 x 0.38 in and weighs 1.52lbs.  That’s 256.00 x 170.80 x 9.60mm and 690 grams in new money.  When you open it up, it is 4mm thin.  It has a beautiful hinge that allows the keyboard to rotate completely around to the back of the tablet to use it in tablet mode.  Camera wise, there is an 8MP main camera and 2MP front camera for selfies and video calls.  All of this is powered by a whopping 8500mAh battery that gets you 15 hours of use between charges.  Charging is done via a MicroUSB connector and it supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology for fast charging.

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Today’s Deal – Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet for $149

Amazon Fire HD 10

Amazon has done well with their lineup of Android-based tablets and their latest update to their 10″ model is quite impressive.  The new Fire HD 10 is available for pre-order from the retailer and this update is really impressive for its $149 price point.

The new Fire HD 10 has a 10.1″ display that renders 1920 x 1200 resolution making it a full HD display.  It is powered by a Mediatek quad-core processor that runs at 1.8GHz and is coupled with 2GB of RAM.  That RAM count is double of the first Fire HD 10 and should significantly improve performance, especially with multiple apps running.  Storage comes in at either 32GB or 64GB depending on the model but there is a MicroSD expansion slot.  That will add up to an additional 256GB of storage to the tablet.

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Today’s Deal Part Deux – LG G6 Down to $449

LG G6

There is another great deal right now on Amazon and it is on the LG G6.  Right now you can pick up this 5.7″ flagship device for $449.99 on Amazon.  That is a whopping $250 off the regular price.  This price is on the unlocked version of the phone and it is black.

The LG G6 is a solid performer and until the LG V30 announced last week, was the top of the lineup for LG.  It has a 5.7″ QHD display that renders 1440 x 2880.  That gives a very comfortable 564PPI for easy viewing for hours.  It is powered by the Snapdrago 821 quad-core processor, has 4GB of RAM, 32GB of Storage is IP68 rated for water & dust resistance.  That storage, by-the-way, can be expanded up to an additional 2TB thanks to the MicroSD slot.

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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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