With the festive period well and truly underway, finding presents to fill those Christmas stockings can be a manic process. Which makes this a great time to pick up the Chromecast (2015), reviewed here, for just £25 from the UK retailer, PC World. Read more
The Indian smartphone market has such a vast array of handsets for consumers to choose from, from both local and overseas manufacturers. The latest handset to hit India is from ASUS, with a six-inch variant of its Zenfone 2 Laser phone being offered from a variety of retailers including Amazon (India), Snapdeal, and Flipkart for Rs. 17,999 ($269). Read more
Originally slated to be announced on December 7th, the Cyanogen OS-powered Yu Yutopia will now be unveiled on December 17th instead. This is partly due to the consolidation of two mobile device launches, and partly due to Yu’s ongoing legal problems with Ericsson over patent infringement and non-payment of royalties. Read more
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is yesterday’s news since the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with many of us hoping our smart devices will receive an update to this latest and greatest version of Android sooner, rather than later. Or never, as the case may be for some. Selected owners of Huawei’s Honor 7 will be happy to find out that they can get an early taste of Marshmallow goodness on their device in the coming weeks by signing up for the Honor 7 Android 6 BETA test. Read more
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t deals to be found in the run-up to Christmas. Amazon UK slashed the prices of its Fire Tablet (keep an eye out for Brad’s upcoming review), Fire TV Stick and Echo devices last week, and this week the company is one of a selection of retailers discounting the all-new Fire TV 4K. Read more
Amazon today is selling the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 for a meager £99 (review here), no doubt apart of Amazon’s ongoing Cyber Monday Deals Week sale. The smartphone is one of Alcatel OneTouch’s lower end models, but still proves to be a great off-contract performer for those looking to ditch contracts.
Both Amazon and B&H Photo last week became the first two retailers selling Google’s Nexus 5X. Today, Best Buy joins them and is also selling the handset at a discount. The electronics retailer has the Nexus 5X with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. Color options include Google’s standard Carbon, Quartz, and Ice.
Best Buy is selling the Nexus 5X for $299 or $349, which is $80 off, to honor Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
John Legere, who has essentially become Santa Claus for the wireless industry, is spreading more holiday cheer with T-Mobile’s Cyber Monday deals. The carrier is actually hosting what it believes are Cyber Monday Steals. Devices from both Samsung and LG that have high-end specifications are being discounted today only. This comes one week after T-Mobile announced its strategy to lure competitors’ customers towards Team Magenta.
Time to shed the pounds! Retailers including Best Buy, Amazon, and Woot are selling Fitbit activity trackers for a lower price in honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Fitbit itself, too, is taking between $10-$50 off of the Zip, Flex, Charge, Charge HR, and Surge. With the exception of Woot, all models sold by the aforementioned retailers are new models. Woot’s Fitbit models are a much lower price due to being refurbished.
Explore your different options through the links below.
[Fitbit] [Best Buy] [Amazon] [Woot]
Nothing is worse than your phone, tablet, smartwatch, or any other mobile device dying. It prevents you from doing important things like tweeting, taking selfies, and playing Flappy Bird. Why not reclaim your right to power your rotation of hardware with chargers from Tronsmart? The accessories maker is currently hosting a Black Friday promotion on Amazon where you can choose among seven chargers that all support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology.