Happy Monday and happy autumn. It’s already the final week of September, boy time flies.
Have a new smartphone with USB type-C as the charging standard? While USB type-C is awesome for its reversibility, it is annoying to have to swap out chargers and cables. Tronsmart hooked up AndroidGuys’ readers with exclusive discount codes on a USB C car charger and cables as well. Tronsmart is as reliable as it gets with third party charger makers as its products actually go through Qualcomm’s certification process.
If you need portable power, Lumsing’s 8000mAh battery bank is a bargain at $7. It has enough power to charge two smartphones at the same time, or it can recharge most devices at least 2-3 full times. It is also very portable with its slim build.
Imagine calling out “Alexa” and then telling it to turn off the lights, set the alarm, adjust your thermostat, and read you a book all before bed. The Amazon Echo Dot can do all of that for you and it costs just $50. If you’re a Prime member, Alexa can also reorder essentials like paper towels and toilet paper when you need it with a simple voice command. It’s available for pre-order now and will be released mid-Oct. If you want it, don’t wait too long as the smart home devices from Amazon usually pick up orders right before the release and can back up for months.
Now is the time to grab an Android Wear smartwatch. Huawei, Moto and Fossil all are have sweet sales on their watches. Want fancy? Sporty? Casual? There’s enough between the three companies to satisfy everyone’s needs.
The deals list is long, but there is most likely something in there for you.
(One thing to note, if you’re trying to buy multiple items at the same time with multiple discount codes, sometimes Amazon doesn’t allow them to be mixed. You might need to create individual orders for each discount code used)
Featured deals of the day
It’s time you stop moving your individual charging plug every time you need a recharge in the house. These multi port charging stations are great to replace walk plugs that are limited to charging one device at a time. This charger makes a lot of sense and you can read why I think it is a great deal in my full review (link above).
- Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, and more
- Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn
- Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others
USB C Car Charger,Tronsmart 30W Dual USB Car Charger with Quick Charge 3.0 – $9.90 at Amazon with discount code USBCCHAR
- *USB-C Port (Quick Charge 3.0) : Output: 5-6.5V/3.0A, 6.5-9V/2.0A, 12V/1.5A(Max). Custom made for LG G5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P(5V/3A), Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL, OnePlus 2, Meizu Pro 5, ZUK Z1, LeTV One Max, LeTV One Pro
Tronsmart USB-C to USB-C Cable – $7.99 at Amazon with discount code 2USBCTOC
- USB-C Syncing: Transfer data between your USB-C devices such as your new Macbook, Chrome Pixel, LG G5, Nexus 6p/5x (up to 480Mbps)
- Fast Charging: Replace your original cable to charge your New Macbook, Chrome Pixel, LG G5, Nexus 6p/5x
AndroidGuys deal of the day
FRANKLIN Bluetooth Headphones – $39.99 at the AndroidGuys deals page (save $10)
- Compact & foldable design
- Connects via w/ Bluetooth (33-foot range)
- Includes buttons to press play & switch songs
- Includes a built-in microphone for calls
- Plays audio for 8-10 hours per charge
- Includes controls to answer, end, reject & redial calls
- Allows you to check your battery status on your screen
Notable Amazon deal of the day
Need power? Lumsing is one of my favorite accessory makers mainly because it keeps things simple and affordable. Its latest 8000mAh power bank is priced right at less than $9, and can recharge most smartphones 2-3 times while maintaining a small and light weight build. It can charge two devices at the same time discharging power at 2.4A which isn’t fast enough for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, but it is still fast nonetheless. The 8000mAh portable power bank measures in at a pocketable 4.8 x 2.7 x .06 inches, and weighs a meager 6 ounces.
J&L-200 Swan Bluetooth Earbuds – $14.99 at Amazon with discount code DY4279SO (red only)
- Deep, clear sound enhanced by exclusive technology for crisp highs and rich bass
- With built-in volume controls and Mic, easy to take call when workout
- Lightweight, curl up from any shape with flexible memory wires
- Incredible 2.1 channel Sound: Reproduced from Dual 5W Drivers to deliver an Enhanced Sound Stage; an integrated 15W subwoofer pumps out Amazing & Thumping bass
- Ultimately Enhanced Performance: Stunning & Stereo quality sound produced from 3 drivers with 25 Watts of total output that will never leave you hanging; battery capacity is improved from 2200mAh to 5200mAh for extended playback time (Estimated 11hrs at 50% volume)
- 10mm speaker driver (while most brands use 6mm or 8mm) giving the Bluetooth earphones crisp highs and rich bass.
- Built-in magnets keep the earbuds together when not in use
- The earpieces are made from machined aluminum alloy that provide durability and a great build
- IPX5 water resistance rating
MINI Cooper PF-328M Compact Mirror Bluetooth 3.0 NFC Wireless Portable Speaker- $39.99 at Amazon
- BLUETOOTH 3.0 wireless NFC connection guarantees powerful HIGH-FIDELITY audio performance with 10 meters working distance for Bluetooth phone, tablet or PC (A2DP, HFP, HSP supported)
- NFC with “touch-to-pair” Bluetooth pairing
- Hands-free speakerphone with CVC digital echo cancellation and noise reduction
- Unique and iconic side-door mirror of MINI Cooper plus extremely compact shape makes it portable and adorable
- 500mAh Lithium-ion battery provides 6 hours of playtime
Vtin Swan QY8 Pro Bluetooth 4.1 Stereo Earbuds – $11.99 at Amazon with discount code EGGHJGO5
- CVC 6.0 Noise cancellation
- Bluetooth 4.1 and AptX audio driver for Hi def playback
- 7 hour playback time
- Sweat proof
Inateck In-ear Earphone Genuine Wood Noise-isolating Earbud – $7.99 at Amazon with discount code EV8Q7YWF
- Comfortable Listening: Utilizes the best materials and latest in earphone design to reduce vibration and increase inner ear comfort.
- High-Definition Sound: 8mm drivers minimize noise distortion and maximize your listening experience.
- Hearing Protection: Smart technology protects against sound frequencies that can cause hearing loss.
Inateck Marsbox Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Speaker with 15 Hour Playtime – $19.99 at Amazon with discount code SII97BO2
- Powerful Dual 5-watt drivers give out amazing bass and explosive sound, shake your party.
- Bluetooth 4.0 speaker(fully backward compatible) with up to 33ft/ 10m bluetooth signal for all Bluetooth-enabled devices; Alternative 3.5mm audio jack for non-Bluetooth devices.
- Built-in 2200mAh rechargeable Lithium Ion battery offers 10-15 hours of play time. Built-in high sensitivity Microphone, hand-free telephone calls.
Omaker M4 Portable Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker – $17.99 at Amazon with discount code PMTN2ETB
- Latest Bluetooth 4.0 Technology
- High-Def Sound – Enjoy an impressively crystal clear sound quality and robust bass realized through a 3W audio driver and passive subwoofer.
- Enjoy 12 hours of music at 80% volume, up to three times longer than similar-sized portable speakers. Recharge in just 3 hours using the included Micro USB cable.
- IP Rated IP54 designed as a Outdoor Speaker and Shower Speaker – Unique Rugged Square Design
J&L-26 Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker, 6W output wireless stereo speakers with built-in microphone for handsfree calls – $17.99 at Amazon with discount code KIH2CL8E (save 50%)
If you’re looking for a great wireless speaker, check out the J&L-26 at just $17.99 which is the lowest price ever. The sound on wireless speakers has improved immensely over the past year, and there’s very little reason to continue spending $100s on them. The J&L-26 wireless speaker is small, lightweight, and produces excellent sound at a bargain basement price.
- CLEAR, STUDIO QUALITY SOUND AND DEEP BASS: The J & L Real wireless headphones offer finest sound quality and deep, clear bass.
- INCOMPARABLY LONG LASTING BATTERY LIFE: 8 hour music playback
- DURABLE, WATERPROOF CONSTRUCTION: IP54 water resistance rating
Huawei Google Nexus 6P 32GB International model – $399.99 at Amazon (save $100)
The Nexus 6P is still one of our most favorite Android handsets you can get today. The next version of Google’s designed smartphones are due to be announced on Oct. 4, but this 6P already runs Android Nougat 7.0. Nougat is the latest version of Android software that is only found on pre Android devices, proving that Google is committed to keeping its phones up to date and secure. The 6P is one of the smoothest experiences you will get on any smartphone and offers a premium package at a mid-range price. At $400, this is over half the price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus yet it performs all of the same functions. It is globally compatible with all networks including Sprint and Verizon.
Tired of paying over $500 for smartphones that all pretty much do the same thing? For consumers who don’t care about having features they will not use, and for customers who simply want a smartphone that works, the Alcatel Idol 3 was made just for you. Right now it is on sale for only $100 and that price is carrier and commitment free. Want to save $1200 like Henry Wiygul by switching to Cricket Wireless? Starting with the Idol 3 is the right way to go as it is compatible with all GSM networks like AT&T, T-Mobile and their prepaid subsidiaries.
ASUS ZenFone Zoom Unlocked Cellphone, 64GB, Black (U.S. Warranty) – $299.99 at Amazon (save $100)
If you love taking photos, the ASUS ZenFone Zoom is one of the rare phones with actual optical zoom. With an actual camera inside, you get better depth of field, better light balance and overall better pictures. Inside you’ll have plenty of power with the Intel 64-bit processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB memory. This one was made especially for enthusiasts.
Fossil Q Founder Silver Smartwatch Android Wear – $192.50 at Amazon (save $82.50)
Have you been waiting to try a smartwatch that doesn’t actually look like a smartwatch? Fossil has always been a watch maker and finally got into the Android scene last year with the Founder and it’s now on sale for just $192.50. It doesn’t look like a toy or a gadget, it simply looks like a watch. The Founder runs full Android Wear which means you will also get notifications from your smartphones, activity tracking, wireless charging and syncing, and customizable watch faces in addition to a whole host of other features. If you prefer the all metal look, or prefer metal over leather for its durability, you can also grab the other designs on sale too.
- Fossil Q Founder Two-Tone Stainless Steel – $220.50 at Amazon
- Fossil Q Founder Stainless Steel – $206.50 at Amazon
- Fossil Q Founder Black Leather, gold face – $206.50 at Amazon
Huawei Android Wear Smartwatch – All on sale at Amazon
- 1.4″ full Circle AMOLED display with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and stainless Steel body.
- Take and make Phone calls using the built-in speaker and microphone, and hear an alarm or voice message through Supported apps.
- Compatible with most devices with an iOS 8.2 or Android 4.3 or later operating system.
- Get notifications and alerts for calls, texts, and apps Plus accurate fitness Tracking with enhanced heart rate monitoring.
- A variety of pre-installed watch faces and easily swappable bands for your own unique style.
Motorola Moto 360 Sport – 45mm – $149.99 at Amazon (save 45%)
- All healthy relationships need space. Including the one with your phone. That’s why there’s the new Moto 360. It streamlines your mobile life by delivering the information that matters to you, giving you more time to do the things you love. With designs made specifically for men or women, it’s easy to find the color, size, and style that fits you best. Because you deserve choice when it comes to what you wear on your wrist.
- Updates, not interruptions: Stay connected and up to date by getting messages, news, weather, and more without constantly having to check your phone.
Cables, chargers and other mobile accessories
Lumsing 12000mAh Portable Charger Power Bank External Battery Pack – $17.99 at Amazon with discount code OL9GBBTM
Smart External Battery Charger: Lumsing Smart Charging Technology maintains constant communication between the charger and the device, and delivers the most suitable current (up to 3.0 amps) through the 2 USB output for optimum, high-speed charging.
Mpow Streambot Bluetooth 4.0 Receiver – $14.99 at Amazon with discount code B5TSYQS3
- BLUETOOTH 4.0 : Bluetooth 4.0 technology offers more stable signal transmission and lower power consumption, easy to pair and up to 30 feet range.
- HANDS-FREE CALLING: The kit provides a simple solution for answering and receiving phone calls and streaming music from your Bluetooth devices while on the go.
- AUTO-ON & AUTO-CONNECT: The receiver will power on automatically when you start the car. And if your Bluetooth devices is turned on before starting the car, the receiver will auto sync with the last connected phone.
Mpow Car Mount Holder – $10.99 at Amazon with discount code FVX5XXBE
- ADJUSTABLE VIEWING ANGLE: 360 degree rotation ball for portrait and landscape view, flexible two-section arm setting the height and the distance between the cellphone and the user.
dodocool Qi Wireless Car Mount Charger Air Vent Car Holder – $26.39 at Amazon with discount code LEN3QSM4 (save $6.60)
- [Two Installation Options] Come with an air vent mount and a suction mount.The 360° rotating ball joint on both mounts enables flexible viewing angles while driving. Make for better viewing of your phone.
- [LED indicator light] Smartly designed LED indicator light on the car charger clearly indicates the standby status (green) and charging status (blue).
1byone Digital Smart Wireless Body Fat Scale with IOS and Android App – $32.99 at Amazon
- Measuring Function – Use BIA technology to track your health information about Body weight, Body fat, water, Muscle mass, BMI, BMR, Bone mass and visceral fat.
- Step-on technology – No more tapping or turning on a switch to use the scale. Just step on the scale and then you get an instant readout.
- Compact Design – 3.3 inch highlight LED Display, Use high quality impact-resistant tempered glass which is 4 times stronger than common glass.
- 4 High precision sensors – Equipped with 4 high precision sensors, can weigh from 11 pounds up to 400 pounds in 0.2 lbs increments.
iOrange-E 7.8A/ 39W 3 Port USB A and USB C Car Charger – $12.99 at Amazon with discount code S58STAM7 (expires 9/30)
- 3 port USB type c car charger, include 2 USB A port (5V/2.4A), and 1 USB C port (5V/3A, Max), sufficiently and simultaneously charge any kind of your devices at their full speed total 5V/7.8A, 39W, quickly recharge your devices while driving
EnerPlex Packr Commuter Solar Powered Backpack – $38.43 at Amazon (save $62)
- Padded interior laptop sleeve with charging pass-through
- Interior compartments with several pockets and charging pass-through
- 2 external zippered pockets for water bottles
- Business supply compartments for pens, business cards, and more
- Padded, adjustable shoulder straps
dodocool Quick Charge 3.0, Dual USB Wall Charger – $13.59 at Amazon with discount code 5RJ83RXA
- [Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0] Quick Charge 3.0 technology enables you to charge Quick Charge 3.0-enabled devices to 80% in about 35 minutes.
- [4 Times Faster Charging] It charges up to 4 times faster than conventional chargers, up to 27% faster and 38% more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0 chargers.Meet level VI energy efficiency requirements of DOE.
- [High Efficiency 2 USB Ports] Detect your devices intelligently and provide the optimal charging current. Charge two Quick Charge 3.0-enabled devices or other USB-powered devices simultaneously.
Mpow CD Slot Car Mount Magnetic Air Vent Phone Holder – $8.99 at Amazon with discount code GHRGXE53
- [Qi Wireless Fast Charging] Detect the voltage of your device intelligently and support wireless charging on all Qi-enabled devices. Up to 1.5 times faster than standard wireless charging pads, reducing charging time 0-100% by up to 50 minutes!
F-color Car Cell Phone Holder Car Phone Mount with 360 Degree Swivel Ball Joint – $7.49 at Amazon with discount code V7HEW89I
- The cell phone holder for car is available for mounting on Dashboard, Windshield, Desks, tables, refrigerators, shelves, and many more edge-defined surfaces; Adjustable swivel ballhead supports full 360 degree rotation for the perfect viewing angle
F-color Cell Phone Holder for Car Magnetic Car Phone Mount – $6.99 at Amazon with discount code IRAKYXBB
- Powerful Magnetic Attraction Force: Made of strong materials providing powerful holding power, the Cell phone holder for car magnetic attracts any phone to it quickly and sturdily, keeping your smartphone in place, regardless of road vibrations or impacts; The Magnetic Field is SAFE and does not harm your device
dodocool Solar Charger with a built in 10000mAh rechargeable battery – $48.44 at Amazon with discount code 25ZW7E5F
We’ve reviewed several solar chargers here at AndroidGuys, but none with an internal battery. This solar charger and power bank from dodocool is a fantastic idea. Instead of connecting your smartphone directly to the solar charger, you can let this recharge in the sun and connect it to your phone or tablet whenever you want. The battery has two standard USB out ports for charging two devices simultaneously. With a 10000mAh rating you should be able to charge most smartphones 3-4 times before needing more sun power. It’s a great way to use the sun’s power for free and protect the environment at the same time.
- 10 PORT USB DESKTOP CHARGING STATION – Charges up to 10 devices at once. Rapid charging with BC1.2 technology, provides up to 5V2.4A of power per port. Keep your smartphone, tablet, laptop and other devices organized on your desktop or counter
UNITEK 24W 3-Port USB Wall / Travel Charger, Foldable Plug – $7.99 at Amazon with discount code 26FO38S4
- 1 X Quick Charge 2.0: Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 delivers up to 75% faster charging vs conventional USB charging, backwards compatible with Quick Charge 1.0 & 2.0.
- 2 X USB charging port: The USB charging port deliver 5V/2.4A for most device such as iPhone, Samsung, tablet, mobile phone, digital camera, mp3, iPod, iPad and more.
- Quick Charge 2.0 compatible
- Multiple built-in safeguards fully protect against over-current, overcharging and overheating for safe and fast charging.
Inateck Aluminum Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount – $4.99 at Amazon with discount code HMGCY2R2
- Phenomenal Compatibility: Great when used with smartphones and GPS devices of all sizes, e.g. iPhone 6s/6/ 5s, Samsung Galaxy S7/ S6 Edge, Google Nexus 5/4, LG G3
- Easy-to-Use: The phone bracket mounts seamlessly into your car’s louvre, while the magnetic plate easily attaches to your phone.
iOrange-E 3 Pack Reversible Cable Braided Micro USB Charger – $8.49 at Amazon with discount code 3LHIWNVA
- Different lengths and multiple colors usb cable available in a combination unit ensures your various use in different occasions, the best choice for your portable usage and for your family.
- Earth wire and foil shielding added to increase its durability and to further protect the wire from interference. And the sufficient copper wires ensure its fast charging at 2.4A/2.0A Max and high speed data sync up to 480Mbps.
iOrange-E 6.6ft (2M) Micro USB to USB Cable Braided, Quick Charge and High Speed Data Sync for Android – $5.99 at Amazon with discount code RE8YNLAG
- Micro USB to USB, supports maximum 2.4A current transport and quick charge 2.0 technology, high speed data snyc at 480Mbps
- Reversible design of the USB A side helps you plug into the USB port in the right way on either side all the time
- Sturdy and Tangle-Free design, covered with braided jacket and anodized aluminum housing which is more durable and sturdier than the normal usb cable
Unitek Lightning USB Charge and Sync Cable 3.28 Feet – $5.99 at Amazon (save $14)
- Apple MFi certified charging and syncing cable for your Apple devices
ELEGIANT 1,000 Lumens Mini LCD LED Projector – $64.99 at Amazon with discount code XNTYYO3N
- Great mini projector: The most cost-efficient high resolution LED Projector,1000 lumens LED light source / 800 * 480 high definition/ 1000:1 contrast gets picture from 1 to 4 Meters , all of which just to offer you fantastic home cinema experience and provide crystal clear image in dark! Its brightness Not recommended for PPT or business presentation, ideal for home theater movies and video game use.
Computer related deals
UNITEK Aluminum USB 3.0 to SATA Dual Bay External Hard Drive Docking Station – $39.99 at Amazon (save $40)
- USB 3.0 Dual Bay Hard Drive Docking station supports all 2.5”/ 3.5” SATA I, SATA II, SATA III HDD SSD up to 8TB
- The USB Hard Drive Dock is a perfect solution for backup & processing IT data, batch processing data, formatting, file transfers, data recovery, etc
- Apple Aluminum stylish design and solid aluminum construction perfectly complements Apple MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Cinema Display.
- No reboot and additional driver needed, hot-swapping, easy and quick Tool-Free installation
UNITEK Aluminum USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C – $7.99 at Amazon with discount code WUD9UMGG (save $12)
- [Please note this product only support Thunderbolt 3rd ,not compatible with Thunderbolt 2nd]. Apple-style Unibody Multi-in-1 USB-C (Type C & Thunderbolt 3 Port)Hub with 3-Port USB 3.0 and SD / Micro SD / TF Card Reader.
- 3-port USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Hub provides high data transfer speed up to 5Gbp/s, 10 times faster than USB 2.0. SD and TF / Micro SD card slots, support a variety of memory cards, such as SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, RS-MMC, Micro SD, and Mini SD.
Inateck Unibody Aluminum 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub – $4.99 at Amazon with discount code WV656MZN
- Massive expansion, Provide 4 ports USB3.0 to connect 4 USB devices for accessing; Support for Windows 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP, Mac OS X 10.8.4
- SuperSpeed USB 3.0 supports data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps – The actual transmission speed is limited by the setting of the device connected; Backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1.
Mpow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard,87 Keys Anti-Ghosting PC Gaming Keyboard with Blue Switches – $27.99 at Amazon with discount code 7JLQXIUI
- 100% FULL N-KEY ROLLOVER : Each key is controlled by a separate switch, Which SUPPORTS MULTI-KEYS WORK SIMULTANEOUSLY and ensures you press registers simultaneously and accurately in game
- FUNCTION KEY: There is a function key which can be used in conjunction with other keys such as the windows and f-keys to lock the windows key (a nice feature for gamers), open the music player, lower/raise/mute the volume, open up the browser, lock the keyboard, and even open up the calculator.
UNITEK Uspeed PCI-E to USB 3.1 2 Port Express Card and 4 Pin Male Power Connector – $9.99 at Amazon with discount code Y6YXYVY6 (save $15)
- USB 3.1 PCI-E Express Card with 2 USB 3.1 Ports, one Step Update your Windows Computer to USB3.1. Support USB hot plug, low energy consumption
- Ultra High-speed USB 3.1 supports transfer rates of up to 10 Gbps, backwards compatible with USB3.0, USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices. Note: the actual transmission speed is limited by the setting of the device connected
- Easily and quickly install, enjoy copying videos, music, photos, and data files between PC and USB devices at blazing Dual Super Speeds
UNITEK Multi-in-1 2.5 Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Disk Enclosure Case – $19.99 at Amazon (50% off)
- Portable Multi-in-1 USB 3.0 2.5” SATA 6G hard drive enclosure provides 1-port BC 1.2 charging and 2-port USB3.0 Hub. Supports all 9.5mm & 7mm 2.5” SATA-I, SATA-II, SATA-III HDD SSD. SATA III 6Gbps Signal bandwidth for fast storage backups
- Equipped with USB 3.0 Super speed transfer rates up to 5Gbps, 10 times of USB 2.0, Backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1. The actual transmission speed is limited by the setting of the device connected
- BC 1.2 charging port is for all smartphones or tablets compatible with BC1.2 protocol, such as iPhone Samsung HTC LG Motorola etc. Power your devices via the 5V2A power adapter
Mpow Solar Fence Light – $15.99 at Amazon with discount code Y6HOAQS8 (2-pack)
- SOLAR POWERED: The solar panel on the top uses the power of the sun to provide eco-friendly energy for the light. Its photoelectric conversion rate can reach 17%.
- LONG WORKING TIME: Auto light off and charge the battery in the day, auto light up at night after you turn it on for the first time. The built-in battery can provide up to 10 hours of lighting after fully charged in the day.