Finally, Election Day is over. No matter which side of the fence you’re on, let’s do our best to work together going forward while respecting each other’s differences and beliefs. The election couldn’t have been more divisive and now it is time to repair the bridges that have been torn down.
Are you ready for travel this holiday season? Make sure you have the right chargers, battery packs and cables to go on your journeys. KMASHI is having a sale on two portable power banks, one that’s 10000mAh and one that is 15000mAh. Typically most of you will think, “bigger is better” but that probably isn’t the case if you don’t need it. Batteries are heavy, and the 10000mAh is enough to get most smartphones three full charges, so consider your needs before making a purchase.
AXGIO’s dual port Quick Charge 3.0 charger is only $14 and is a great value for those of you with the latest smartphones. The car charger can charge two devices at full speed and is even backwards compatible with Quick Charge 1.0, 2.0 and iOS devices as well.
Easily one of the best values in this list is the iOrange USB Type C cable. It’s $9.99, but is built to last a lifetime. It’s ultra durable with braided nylon wrapping, similar to what you would find on paracord, and has metal adapters on both ends. I have access to quite a few different brands of charging cables, but that is the only one I use.
Lastly, make sure your devices are protected. While many of you go case free, with all of the movement during travel, your chances for dropping your smartphone goes up big time. Think about pulling your phone out at the security line at the airport, or pulling the phone out for endless holiday photos. Some cases are less than $10 and will save you a big bill to fix a cracked display.
If you voted last night, good on you. That was one of the craziest elections I have ever been apart of in my 36 years. Reward yourself with a tech gadget today. You deserve it.
Featured deals of the day
Echo Dot – Buy 3 and save $20 at Amazon, use discount code DOT3PACK
Amazon was the first to make a speaker for the smart home. The Amazon Echo Dot is the cheapest of the bunch and arguably the most versatile. While the Amazon Echo and Google Home are both all-in-one smart speakers, their speakers actually aren’t the best performers. The Echo Dot is a fraction of the price starting at $49.99, making it $80 cheaper than the Google Home and $120 cheaper than the Echo. You can connect it to your own speakers as long as they have a 3.5mm audio jack. Right now for the first time ever, Amazon is running a promotion where you can save $20 on a pack of three which makes it the exact same price as the Google Home. That means you can put an Echo Dot in your bedroom, office and kitchen. They will also make for fantastic gifts this holiday season.
It can set alarms, play music, news and audiobooks, control smart home products, and even order a pizza and an Uber taxi ride.
Jabra Stealth Bluetooth Headset – Black – $66.22 at Amazon save $34
- Small, discreet design incorporating microPOWER technology
- Jabra Assist App helps you locate your headset using GPS tracking
- Noise Blackout, HD Voice for crystal clear sound at both ends of phone calls, and A2DP for music streaming
- Easy pairing to smartphones and other devices with NFC, as well as Multiuse to pair to 2 devices at the same time
- 6 hours of talk time and an energy-saving PowerNap function
Sphero 2.0: The App-Controlled Robot Ball – $98.92 at Amazon, save $31
Meet Sphero – the app-enabled ball that does it all. Intelligent and well-rounded, Sphero lets you play, learn, and explore. Create obstacle courses, upgrade family game night with multiplayer fun, or learn to program with our free SPRK lessons. This virtually unstoppable companion is waterproof, pet-proof, and ready for any adventure. It’s time to upgrade your play.
Sphero Ollie App-Controlled Robot – $69.23 at Amazon, save $31
- Sleep Sounds – Play one of several calming ambient sounds that can help you drift peacefully off to sleep, and mask disruptive noise during the night.
- Sleep Monitor – Improve your sleep and learn how the environment of your bedroom can affect the quality of your rest.
- Smart Alarm – Wake up feeling great, not groggy, while you’re in the lightest part of your sleep cycle, but always by your set time.
- Nothing to wear or charge – Your sleep patterns are invisibly tracked by the Sleep Pill that comes with your Sense. You don’t need to remember anything except to just sleep.
- Advanced sensors – See how light, sound, temperature, humidity, air quality, and more affect your rest.
iOrange-E USB C to USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) 6.6 Ft Braided Cable – $9.99 at Amazon with discount code QGJP7CJ8 (save $3)
While we are on the topic of the Pixels, you might as well grab a few new USB C cables from i-Orange. The 6ft braided cable from iOrange is one of the most durable you can get with its nylon wrapping, and I use several around my house and office. This particular is my favorite because the ends are metal and the cable is wrapped in ballistic nylon which makes it incredibly tough. All of my i-Orange cables still look brand new even though they are six months old. At $9.99 these cables are an incredible value considering they will last longer than any device you currently own.
Spigen is one of our favorite cases makers for our smartphones. Not only do they look good, but they also feel comfortable while managing to give extreme protection. Almost all of Spigen’s cases are on sale today and are a great way to keep your devices protected from drops. The S7 and S7 edge are great phones, but being made out of mostly glass makes them prone to cracks in a fall. For those of you with the edge version, I highly recommend a case as the edges are a weak point in falls. My particular favorite Spigen case is the Rugged Armor with the carbon fiber design in the image above.
Caseology S7 and S7 edge cases – on sale at Amazon
Caseology is another case maker who offers great designs, protection and value. I reviewed several of its cases for the Note 7 and found them to be one of my favorite brands.
Spigen LG V20 cases – all on sale at Amazon
The LG V20 is one of the most durable phones on the market. However with a price tag of over $700, the last thing you’d want to do is drop it without a case on it. Several of Spigen’s LG V20 cases are on sale for and offer a fantastic value.
We love our Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones here at AndroidGuys. Most of us think, in our early impressions, that they are the best two Androids you can get. The only problem is their massive prices which start at $649. Regardless, it still is ridiculously fast, has the coolest launcher, and has one of the best cameras in a smartphone.
You need to protect your investment with a case. Right now, Spigen has a sale on most of its premium cases at Amazon. Spigen has been an industry leader in cases, and its Pixel examples are top notch too. My personal favorite of the Spigen cases is the Rugged Armor Carbon Fiber series case because it offers a solid look without being flashy with ultra strong protection. It’s on sale for $7 off.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro – $227.99 at Amazon, save $21
- Versatile Smartphone compatibility: works with select iOS and android devices,Wi-Fi connectivity-2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Wi-Fi: makes it easy to link with your home wireless network
- Download the Ring app to view footage and receive alerts on your mobile device: you can keep an eye on your home and speak with visitors, all from a remote location
- Record wide-angle high-definition video: maintain a clear view of your home’s entrance for optimal security, optional cloud recording lets you view footage at a later time
- Automatically record footage and receive alerts when motion is detected: motion sensors let you know when someone is at your door
- Night vision: infrared LED’s allow you to record footage, even in dim lighting,See and speak with visitors: 2-way audio with noise cancellation with crystal clear 1,080p HD video
Nextbit Robin Factory Unlocked GSM Smartphone – Mint – $169.99 at Amazon
- 32 GB Onboard storage merged with 100 GB online storage, so you always have the space you need. Robin seamlessly backs up your apps and photos, intelligently archives the stuff you’re not using, and easily restores items when you need them.
- 5.2″ 1080p LCD with Gorilla glass 4
- 13 MP rear Camera with phase detection Autofocus and Dual tone flash
- Dual Front facing speakers with Dual amplifiers
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900 – HSPA (3G) 850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100 – LTE bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/28
- Fast 4G LTE speed, an up to 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a bright 5″ HD (720p) display ensure videos and games run smoothly and look great
- Enjoy the best of Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow, including Google Play Store, Google Maps, Gmail and more
- Offers and ads, including personalized deals and recommendations, display on the phone’s lockscreen
- Shoot photos with an 8 MP camera in back and take selfies with a 5 MP camera in front.
- Includes 16 GB of internal storage plus add up to 128 GB more with a microSD card
- Includes a 2800 mAh battery, so you can go from morning to night without worrying about battery life
- Unlocked and carrier-friendly, works with all major carrier networks domestically or abroad
Sony Xperia X Compact – $399.99 at Amazon (save $100)
- Compact 4.6″ HD display, durable Corning Gorilla glass 4, and a rounded design that fits comfortably in your hand. (Fingerprint Sensor Not Supported)
- 23MP camera with triple image sensors (Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, Laser Autofocus, and RGBC IR) captures your moments in motion and in true-to-life color in any condition.
- SteadyShot video with 5-axis video stabilization for smoother action videos and steadier close-ups and selfie videos.
- Hi-Res audio capability with DSEE-HX, LDAC and automatic headset compensation support.
Honor 8 Unlocked Phone 32GB – (US Warranty) – $349.99 at Amazon (save $50)
Huawei made an ultra compelling device in the Honor 8. It came out to rave reviews and is one of the best mid-range phones you can get your hands on. It’s got a beautiful metal and glass build similar to what you’d find on a Samsung Galaxy device, yet it comes in at half the price at $350 on sale. It is one of our favorite phones of 2016 because it offers great hardware with a 12MP dual camera set up, an octa core processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of memory and a 5.2″ 1080P display making for one heck of an experience. It’s only compatible with GSM networks like AT&T, Cricket Wireless and T-Mobile.
DE GIGASET ME PRO (for our European readers) – €199.99 at eFOX with discount code VDPR10Y
- 5.5 inch 2.5D In-cell Gorilla Glass screen, 1920 * 1080 pixels
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 1.8GHz Octa Core
- Supports bone conduction technology, surface conduction, holeless receivers
- Supports Touch ID
- 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM, Supports TF card up to 128GB
- 20 MP OIS main camera + 8 MP front camera
- Gigaset UI (based on Android 5.1)
- 4000mAh battery, support Qualcomm quick recharge
- Supports USB Type C, HiFi chipset, Dirac HD sound, IR control, UV sensor, Pedometer, Heart rate sensor, Dual Band WiFi (2.4G and 5G), etc.
- Dual SIM: NANO SIM + NANO SIM / TF card (One Other SIM slot Can be used in combination with One NANO SIM card or One TF card)
- Network: GSM 850/900/1800 / 1900MHz, WCDMA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz, FDD-LTE B1 / B3 / B7 / B20, Supports 2G & 3G & 4G LTE Network
Wearables and accessories
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier – $349.99 at Amazon (pre-order)
- The Samsung Gear S3 has an always-on watch face and distinctive Steel bezel that you can rotate to access apps and notifications.
- Text, call and get notifications directly from your watch through a Bluetooth connection.
- With Samsung Pay, easily make payments with your watch almost anywhere you can swipe or tap a credit card.
- The built-in GPS keeps track of your activity and makes it easy to share your location.
- The military-grade Gear S3 resists water, dust, extreme temperatures and occasional drops.
Want to change up the look of your fitness band with something a little more premium? iOrange makes a fantastic Milanese style watchband that can swap out with your existing band on your Samsung Gear Fit 2 or Fitbit Charge 2. Both are available in the separate hyperlinks above and come in three colors each. They even have magnetic clips to make putting on your wearable much easier.
Mpow Thor Bluetooth Headphones – $18.99 at Amazon with discount code ABMWNBBG (save $5)
- HIGH FIDELITY STEREO SOUND: Featured with noise cancelling technology, our headset provides you high fidelity stereo music. Noise cancelling microphone further guarantees clear sound for hands-free calls.
- ULTRA LONG PLAYING TIME: Powerful rechargeable battery provides up to 8 hours playing time.
- FOLDABLE & PORTABLE: Designed with portability and storage. An extra storage bag is offered for carrying convenience.
- BOTH WIRED and WIRELESS: By connected with an audio cable, the product can be used as wired headphone when the battery is powered off.
Jaybird is the true pioneer in wireless earbuds. It brought us the comfort fins that keep the earbuds in your ears while you work out. The X2s sold millions around the globe for its excellent sound quality, eight hour battery life and water resistance. At $85 off, these are a great deal for those who want premium sound while they work out.
Put them on and head out for a run, walk or workout. Music stimulates your brain and can help get you in shape for the summer months ahead.
CHOETECH Sweatproof Sports Wireless Bluetooth V4.1 Earbuds – $22.99 at Amazon with discount code LMO5QHHR
CHOETECH is a brand we regularly feature on AG for its great prices and high-quality products. Its latest sports earbuds are designed for sports use with an IPX5 sweatproof rating, and Bluetooth 4.1 to ensure a strong wireless signal. There’s also built in noise cancelling into the microphone which is a necessity if you plan on taking calls with the earbuds. At $22.99, the CHOETECH earbuds are a solid value for those who are not looking to spend copious amount of money on accessories.
MINI Cooper Compact MIRROR Bluetooth Speaker – $25.99 at Amazon with discount code Q3S4LE4J (save $10)
Our newest writer, Luke Nam, has been in the process of reviewing this little Mini Cooper speaker and says, “it’s so dope.” That’s a good thing. The speaker itself looks like a Mini Cooper mirror and fits in the palm of your hand. Like the car, it packs a whole lot of performance into a little package and is one of our favorite portable speakers to date. It has six hour playtime and pairs to your phone within seconds of powering it up.
CHOETECH Sweatproof Sport Wireless Bluetooth V4.1 Earbuds – $19.99 at Amazon with discount code RVOXL8OT
- Latest Bluetooth V4.1 Technology: Features much lower power consumption, more stable signal transmission, clearer sound production. Built-in microphone, supports hands-free calling.
- Lightweight & Sweat-proof: Rare small headphones, more comfortable and less burden. IPX4 sweat-proof design, well suited for running, exercising or listening to music on the go.
- Comfortable & Stable Fit: Included eartips and ear hooks of different sizes to ensure a comfortable and secure fit for you.
Cables, charger and other accessories
KMASHI 10000mAh External Battery Power Bank – $9.20 at Amazon with discount code OMJWD9FT (save $4.80)
There’s a very good chance you will be traveling this holiday season. With long road trips, and flights in store, don’t run out of power on your smartphone, tablets or wireless headphones. You can grab the KMASHI 10000mAh power bank for just $9.20. It has a four star rating from almost 8k reviewers and is one of the more reliable brands we use. 10000mAh is enough power to recharge most phones a minimum of three times, or two times for tablets. That should be enough power to get you through an entire weekend away from home.
KMASHI 15000mAh External Battery Power Bank – $12.50 at Amazon with discount code BCU3HRSN (save $3.50)
I typically travel alone and don’t require an excess amount of power. However there are many of you who do travel with loved ones and children and they need power too. For just a few dollars more, you can grab KMASHI’s 15000mAh power bank on sale now. It can charge two devices at the same time and will easily get five full charges for most smartphones. I’ve used batteries of this size before and have gone a whole week without a wall outlet.
EasyAcc Gooseneck Smartphone and Tablet Mount – $16.79 at Amazon with discount code KB2O9GHE (save $4.20).
This mount is perfect for those who love to keep their tablets or smartphone hands free while at home or in the office. With a 1M long bendable goose neck, it can hold just about any device ranging in sizes from 4 to 10.6″. It has a large clamp that can squeeze onto desk, bed frames or other furniture to keep your devices where you want them.
Topdon Portable Jump Starter, 18000mAh with 600A Peak – Emergency Car Jump Starter – $49.99 at Amazon with discount code 6PH6P9CM (save $20)
The winter months are the most taxing on your car or truck’s battery. The cold weather strains the power output and if your car battery is old, the weather will expose it. Rather than being stuck in a parking lot waiting for someone to give you a jump start, you can keep the Topdon Portable Jump Starter behind your seat or in your trunk. All you have to do is connect it to your battery terminals, and it will provide enough juice to start your car with an engine size up to 5L. Most cars have engines well below this size as a 5.0L is usually for V8s. There’s also an ultra bright emergency light built into the battery pack making it even more useful.
Mpow Bluetooth FM Transmitter – $15.99 at Amazon with discount code AKZDNLNC (save $4)
- MULTI-FUNCTION: This Bluetooth FM transmitter can transmit audio files from mobile devices to car stereo system via FM radio signal. It can play music files in the FLAC, WAV, MP3, WMA formats on a TF card with a capacity of up to 32GB (Please insert the TF card into the device while using, it will automatically detect and play music in the TF card). With 3.5mm audio port, it supports AUX input/output.
- HANDS-FREE CALLING, STEREO SOUND QUALITY: Simply paired your phone with the Bluetooth Adapter and its hands-free system can set free your hands during answer the calls and let you safely drive. CVC Technology creates full duplex sound, Noise and Wind will be suppressed (Please select an unused FM frequency and turn the FM transmitter into the same frequency).
Mpow Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter/Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless Audio Adapter for Headphone, Speaker – $24.99 at Amazon with discount code 6E4V7MBG (save $11)
- EASY DUAL CONNECTIONS: After pairing successfully to the first Bluetooth device, just short press the paring switch to turn into the second pair. The easy pairing operation makes it different from others.
- HANDS-FREE CALLING: Simply pair your phone with the Bluetooth Adapter in receiver mode and its hands-free system can set free your hands during answer the calls and let you safely drive.
- 2-IN-1 DESIGN: 2-in-1 Bluetooth adapter with 3.5mm jack, bridges your Bluetooth device to your non-Bluetooth speakers or your Bluetooth speakers to your non-Bluetooth audio device.
Wireless Bluetooth E27 LED Light Bulb Speaker – $24.68 at Amazon with discount code 5FW4FYMJ
- STYLISH 2 IN 1 DESIGN: Combines LED light and bluetooth audio speaker. Provides the purity and clarity of music to you and makes your life more colorful!
- POWERFUL LIGHTING SYSTEM: Normal, Rainbow, Pulse, Flashing, Candle and Music Rhythm mood type mode; 7 main colors-over 16 million supported colors plus warm and cool white.
- E27/E26 LAMP BASE: Easy to operate, just plug in and connect via Bluetooth. Light brightness, Bluetooth on-off, music play & stop and music volume are adjustable controlled by cellphone APP
- SMART FUNCTION: Unique digital timer mode help you turn off the bulb at night. And wake you up with your favorite color and love song. Shake your phone for random color, close/open light, play/pause or next song at your favorite.
- High Quality bluetooth speaker, amazing music sound brought your joyful taste! Mini size, easy to use, you can put it many where or hang it without using much area. Small and exquisite in appearance and easy installation
There’s a good chance you own a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge as it was 2016’s best selling Android device in the US. You may have purchased it early on when it was new, or you might have exchanged your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 for the S7 when it was recalled. One of my favorite cases is made by Samsung and is the S-View Clear flip cover. It protects the edges and display while offering one of the best fits in a case you can get. At $32.99 it might be pricier than third party options, but you didn’t buy such a great looking phone to ruin it with a bulky case, did you? Samsung also has the S-View window case on sale for $27 and is good for those of you who want to use a small window on the case without needing to open the front cover.
There’s a good chance the charger in your car is a few years old. It’s time to upgrade with the AXGIO Quick charger which is on sale for $13.99. If you need to take advantage of fast charging speeds anywhere it will be in your car. You’ll also need the extra power to charge your device while using it for tasks such as GPS and wireless streaming. It’s one of the better options out there as it offers dual USB 3.0 ports where most chargers offer one. It can charge compatible devices such as the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge from 0-50% in less than 30 minutes.
That’s it for this weekends deals. Get some rest to recover from the long week and please make sure to get out and vote. Also take the time to thank a veteran in your life as they fought to protect our freedom. It’s a small gesture that goes a long way.
ECEEN Hiking Daypack – $59.99 at Amazon (save $40)
- HIGH-QUALITY BACKPACK- It is made of cotton polyester denim fabric, wrinkle-free, can not afford to hair, good texture. Wider thicker and adjustable shoulder straps, design of decomposition of the force, for carrying comfort.
- REMOVABLE & FOLDABLE SOLAR CHARGER – 3.5Watts foldable solar panel removable from main packs. It can absorb solar energy, high efficiency up to 22% efficiency solar charging technology keeps your devices powered up with free solar power. The solar cells in a protective anti scratch hardened coating sewn into high-wear PVC fabric for weather-resistant outdoor durability.
- CHARGE A VARIETY OF DEVICES EVEN AT NIGHT- Built-in 2,000mAh slim and waterproof Li-Polymer Battery pack harge for iPhone, Samsung, other smart phones, External Battery Packs, GPS systems, MP3 Players, Bluetooth Speakers. Do not worry your devices run off power all day and night!
App Controlled LED Low Top Glow Sneakers – $99.99 at Amazon (save $30)
- The most revolutionary addition to light up shoe technology! Control the colors, speed and mode with an app from your phone!
- Sound Responsive Mode. Your shoes will blink to the beat of the music
- Download Electric Styles Light Lync app on iOS and Android store
- USB rechargeable: one charge offers up to 6 hrs of glow time
Mpow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – $27.99 at Amazon with discount code IYKGQ85A
- FULL ANTI-GHOSTING 87 Keys: Supports multi-keys work simultaneously. Each key is controlled by a separate switch, ensures that every key you press registers simultaneously and accurately in game.
- NSTANTANEOUS RESPONSIVENESS: Blue switches are designed for LONGEVITY, RESPONSIVENESS and DURABLITY. Each key delivers a distinctive tactile feedback to your fingertips and gives you a feeling of assurance that your command is being executed exactly.
- ERGONOMICS KEYCAPS: The keyboard is mold to the shape of your hand, ensures that your fingers are always in the perfect position. Effectively reduces finger fatigue in heavy use and gives you comfortable touch for everyday using.
- ECO-FRIENDLY MATERIAL: Made of top-graded ABS and metal material, with MATTE-FINISH texture and LASER-ETCHED key caps, the keyboard can withstand up to 60 MILLION keystrokes.