I’m writing to you from beautiful Maui. I’m getting some R&R with my family in the tropics and just got into town. I definitely love my portable battery from EC Technology which is on sale at $21.99 down from $37. It’s got a very useful solar panel built into it that allows me to recharge it while I’m out in the sun. With 10000mAh it gives me about 2.5 charges on my mobile devices and kept me going strong during my eight hour flight which included a layover.
There is a good chance you ordered the Google Pixel or Pixel XL. It starts shipping in two days and you need to make sure you protect it. The days of $300 Google smartphones are behind us, and if you bought the 128GB Pixel XL, you’re in over $1000. Spigen makes some of the best cases on the planet and they’e already on sale at Amazon. A $20 investment in a case is a smart choice.
On the flight over to Maui I used the Master & Dynamic MW60 wireless headphones, and have been reminded just how much I love premium audio products. The M60s are no bargain at $549, but the build and sound quality are off the charts. These headphones are damn good. I wore them for about seven straight hours for listening to music and watching movies. They’re just so dreamy.
I’ve also brought along my FINsix laptop charger and love just how small it is. I have a Macbook Pro 15, and the FINsix DART is about a a quarter of the size of my full size charger from Apple. It’s $99.99 at Amazon, but if you travel and hate large power bricks, it packs up very nicely.
Lastly, I’ve been wearing my new Nixon Mission Android Wear to the beach everyday and now have a watch tan. If you like fashionable watches that don’t look geeky, this is a real nice smartwatch. It’s pricey, but it has a full circular display and is very comfortable to wear. It also prevents me from getting my phone wet when I go into the water. It’s the only smartwatch that can go 100m deep. All around, it’s my favorite wearable I’ve used in a long time.
I need to get back to my vacay. Enjoy the deals!
Featured deals of the day
EC Technology 10000mAh Portable Solar Charger Power Bank – $21.99 at Amazon (save $16)
- High Capacity: Built-in 10000mAh high capacity lithium battery and premium microchips with over 500 battery charge cycles.Solar energy technology, the item could charge itself under sun for emergency
- Multi-USB ports – There are 2 USB Output ports and 1 Micro USB Input port available (Output:5V/2.1A,Input:5V/2A), it enables you to charge 2 devices simultaneously.
- Compact design with a flashlight, easy to hold with a carabiner and put anywhere your want;Shock-proof feature is suitable for a wide range of occasions like flights, parties, BBQ and outdoor activities
AXGIO Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger Dual Port USB Fast Charger – $13.99 at Amazon with discount code EJXL5AAN
- Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, to refuel compatible devices up to 4 times faster than conventional charging, to charge twice as fast as Quick Charge 1.0 and to be up to 38% more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0 Technology
- Dual QC3.0 USB Ports, to charge 2 compatible devices efficiently with QC3.0 technology, or non-Quick Charge devices (support iPhone, iPad) at their full speed with automatic recognition technology, no need to find the most suitable output to charge, just plug your devices into any of the ports
Amazon Dot – $49.99 at Amazon (ships this week)
- 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 Amazon 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
- Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
- Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer
- Comes with a Bluetooth remote controller; connect it to your smartphone as a wireless mouse(Works with Android and IOS both)
- Built-in clip to keep your smart phone stable and safe. Compatible with Most 4.0-6.5 inches IOS and Android phones.
- Adjustable Pupil Distance (PD) and Focal Distance (FD)at a range of 55mm – 75mm Myopia less than 600 degrees is ok to use this item.
AndroidGuys deal of the day
Nuu Mobile X4 5″ HD Unlocked Android Smartphone – $129.99 at the AndroidGuys deals page (save $40)
Phones these days are crazy expensive, which is why Nuu Mobile released the affordable X4. Running on a MediTek 1.3 GHz Quad-Core processor with 1 GB RAM powers and Android Lollipop OS, this smartphone is an absolute steal. Don’t break the bank on a fancy phone when this fancy one delivers great performance on a budget.
- 16GB of internal memory gives you plenty of space, & the phone allows up to 32GB of expandable storage
- Movies & pictures are rendered w/ dazzling clarity on the 5″ HD touchscreen w/ 1280 x 720 resolution
- 13 MP rear camera & 5 MP front camera allow for crystal-clear photography
- Dual 4G LTE SIMs let you use two phone numbers on a single device
- Supports T-Mobile & AT&T LTE networks
Android Smartphone deals
- Use Moto Mods to turn your phone into a movie projector, boom box, battery powerhouse, and more (Mods purchased separately).
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 2.2 GHz Quad-core CPU and Adreno 530 GPU
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with 64GB of storage and micro SD card support
- Up to 30 hours (2600 mAh) of battery life² with TurboPower for up to 8 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging³
- 5.5″ AMOLED screen with 1440p Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution. Please refer the User Guide before use.
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
- Fast 4G LTE speed, an up to 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB 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
Mpow Magneto Wireless Bluetooth Headphones V4.1 – $14.99 at Amazon with discount code O25AOGSO(save $12)
- MPOW Brand Certified: Top-Brand Bluetooth Accessories for Smartphones.
- With bluetooth 4.0 with apt-X tech, the Swift headphones ensure high-fidelity stereo music and clear speech via Noise reduction.
- Strong Wireless Signal: you can enjoy skip-free music in a 10-meter working distance, even if use your music devices left/right side, above/below waist.
- Universally compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled phones.And built-in extra-long battery allows up to 5-hour talking/playing time and 185-hour standby.
J&L Portable Water-Resistant Bluetooth 3.0 Speaker – $9.00 at Amazon with discount code YW3HAN9F (save $11)
- ENHANCED BASS CSR 3.0 Bluetooth chipset, 3W powerful driver and enhanced bass resonator offer excellent performance of crystal clear and incredible stereo sound.
- PORTABLE & COMPACT Small size with hang wire. Advance energy saving technology and rechargeable battery for up to 6 hours of playtime, so much better for travel & hiking, easy to fit in your backpack, baggage.
Inateck Wireless Bluetooth Receiver with 3.5mm Stereo Output – $14.99 at Amazon with discount code SV8Q3T95 (save $3)
- Premium Sound: HD audio decoding support, and adopts high-end CSR chip with latest version of Bluetooth 4.1, ensuring high fidelity without signal disruption.
- Hands Free Support: The BR1004 has an integrated microphone allowing you to use your device hands free while you are on the go.
- Extended Performance : Equipped with high capacity and long-lasting rechargeable Polymer Lithium battery that fully recharges in 2 hrs, and supports up to 10hrs of playtime
dodocool Hi-Res In-Ear Earphones with Sound Isolation In-line Remote – $25.99 at Amazon with discount code 3OYEHHJP (save 35%)
- [Hi-Res Stereo Earphones] Unmistakable Sony sound. Superior comfort. Premium design. They’re everything great headphones should be. Bring out the most in your
- Signal plus for skip-free music outdoors – use your music device anywhere on your body
- 8 hour super-capacity battery HD
- Patented secure-fit enhanced comfort sport ear fins
- Includes comply premium sport foam ear tips
ELEGIANT Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with 3600mAh power bank – $14.99 at Amazon
- Waterproof, Dustproof and Shockproof wireless Bluetooth speaker, metal and silicone housing design made it anti-skid, you can take it into the bathroom, waterproof grade IPX54 that is not available to totally immersed into water.
- New 2 in 1 function. Powerful 3600mAh built-in polymer lithium battery provides up to 10 hours of playback time, a standard USB jack can be used as a power bank, that you can enjoy your music the same time power your electronics.
Omaker M5 Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – $37.99 at Amazon with discount code UKBS9G9U
- Modified from Omaker M4:Omaker M5 is born to be a bass bluetooth speaker with 2 dual high-performance 5W drivers under adopting all our customer’s suggestions of M4 in the past 2 years.
- Bluetooth 4.0 Technology: Compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled devices. Instantly connect to your smartphone or tablet from up to 33 feet away.
- Daylong Battery Life:12-hour/200-song playtime with two 5W drivers playing and recharge to full in just 3-6 hours.
- Outdoor and Shower Speaker Rated Ip67:Designed as a outdoor/shower speaker, M5 is fully waterproof and dustproof, perfect for the beach, poolside, bath, boat, car &golf cart.
UNITEK Aluminium Wireless Stereo Portable Bluetooth Speaker – $16.99 at Amazon
- Plays up to 30 feet (10 meters) from any Bluetooth-enabled device such as your smartphone, notebook, tablet, or mp3 player.
- Gold aluminium unibody housing with Bluetooth 2.1, compatible with all Bluetooth enabled device.
- Built-in rechargeable 400mAh Li-ion battery, supports up to 3.5 hours playtime.
- Built-in microphone hands free function answer your call without delay.
SmartOmi Magnetic Bluetooth 4.1 Headset with Mic Convertible Cord Cordless Earphones – $53.99 at Amazon with discount code 5LKXFFPE (save $6)
- ✔ 24H Stand By — If your headphones doesn’t have power or bluetooth, no problem! Just use the AUX cable.
- ✔ Magnetic Headphones Design — Magnets make convenience to carry the two earbuds together, When not in use, you can have the earpieces clasp around your neck like a necklace to make sure they aren’t lost or misplaced when not in the included mesh carrying case.
- ✔ SIRI AND GOOGLE NOW — Quickly press the main button twice, hand free to control your mobile phone.
- ✔Fashion and Good Sound — Great made by aviation titanium alloys materials with the brushed look, durability and fashion.
Jaybird – Freedom F5 In-Ear Wireless Headphones – $155.06 at Amazon (save $45)
- Wireless music & calls with complete remote controls
- Patented micro-sized premium metal buds
- 8 hours play time (4 hrs on-board + 4 hrs with included charging clip)
- Patented secure-fit with enhanced comfort ear fins
- My sound app (customize your sound settings & save them to your buds)
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.
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.
Chargers and other mobile accessories
MYNT’s back is designed to be flat and with a key ring hole. You can easily attach, stick or hook to all of your valuable items.when you forget to bring keys and wallet, or when your puppy runs away while you are talking to someone, your cell phone will let you know.
- World’s thinnest – 1/8″ thin tracker that gives you a warning when you lose your key, wallet, and phone.
- Better impact resistance than all other trackers with steel casing
Spigen Tough Armor Google Pixel XL Case – $24.99 at Amazon (save $10)
- Revolutionary clear TPU that is currently patent pending with Spigen
- Extreme dual layer protection made with flexible bumper and hard PC back
- Raised lips ensures extra protection of screen and camera
- Mil-Grade Protection with Air-Cushion Technology for all corners
Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 – $102.99 at Amazon (save $37)
- New sleek streamlined design
- Selfie mode with built-in selfie mirror
- Improved picture quality, especially in dark scenes
- Tripod Socket
- 2 – CR2 Batteries
STM Impulse, Backpack for 15-Inch Laptop – $70.24 at Amazon (save $30)
- Main technology compartment protects laptop and tablet in fleece and closed cell foam with a secondary pocket for paperwork
- Comfortable backpack suspension system with sternum strap to stabilize the load
- Luggage pass-through for wheeled bag
- Side utility pockets for water bottle or umbrella
- Easy access front organization pocket for keys, wallet, pen, biz cards, etc.
- Quick drop lower pocket for charging bricks or cables
Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer w/ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology – $113.98 at Amazon (save $16)
- Prints Directly from Your Mobile Phone or Tablet via Bluetooth or NFC Technology
- Works With PREMIUN Zink zero papers – ZINK Paper Means No Ink. No Hassles
- 2×3″ Photos Are Full-Color & Smudge-Proof, and Feature Peel-Back, Sticky Paper
- Your Purchase Includes a FREE Download of Polaroid ZIP App for iOS & Android
- Measures a Compact 2.9 Inches x 4.7 Inches x 0.9 Inches; Weighs Just 6.6 Ounces
Seneo QI Mobile Phone Wireless Charger – $6.99 at Amazon with discount code SERVPT3E
- Wireless Charging : Just lay down your Qi-enabled device onto the charging pad, then the pad will charge your phone wirelessly.
- Safety Guarantees : Over-voltage, under-voltage, short-circuit protection to ensure safety for your cell phone. Blue breathing light indicates that your phone is in charging.
- Fast Charging : Up to 5V-2A input and 5V-1.5A output, this wireless charger charges your devices in a high efficient.
Lumsing Quick Charge 2.0 40W Multi-Port USB Desktop Charging Station – $13.99 at Amazon with discount code 6PGGCOHW
- BLAZING QUICK CHARGER: This 5 ports USB desktop charger has a special orange-coloured Quick Charging port that can charge your QC-compatible devices up to 75% faster than the average market charger! This is your go-to charger for those days where you need a charge, but don’t have much time. Charge your devices in record time and be amazed.
Lumsing 48W dual port Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Type-C Wall Charger – $26.99 at Amazon with discount code Z2NZGJKU (save $10)
I reviewed this charger from Lumsing about a month ago when it was priced at $36.99. Honestly it was too expensive at the time, but you can now get it at $26.99 using the discount code listed above. It is the absolute best made charger you can get with two ultra fast charging ports and at $26.99 it is priced just right.
2 Pack iOrange-E Clear Universal Waterproof Cell Phone Case – $6.99 at Amazon with discount code GG73MNHY
- Perfect Protection: Universal waterproof case prevents your phones, ID, credit cards, cash, MP3 player, phones, and keys from water / snow / dirt damage, perfect for Swimming, Surfing, Fishing, Boating, Rafting, Diving, Skiing, Beach
Spigen Ultra Hybrid Google Pixel XL Case – $19.99 at Amazon (save $5)
- Hybrid structure that combines flexible TPU bumper and clear PC back
- All around crystal clarity to easily showcase your phone’s design
- Raised lips ensure added protection of screen and camera
- Mil-Grade Protection with Air-Cushion Technology for all corners
- Google Pixel XL Case Compatible with Google Pixel XL (2016)
Spigen Rugged Armor Google Pixel XL Case – $17.99 at Amazon (save $2)
- New look features glossy, carbon fiber textures for the premium look
- Exact fit ensures protection and shock-absorption all around
- Flexible TPU layer keeps itself fingerprint-resistant with hassle-free application
- Mil-Grade protection with Air Cushion Technology for all corners
Google Pixel XL Case, Fosmon DURA-T Slim [Flexible | Gel] TPU Glossy Back Cover for Google Pixel XL (Clear) – $7.99 at Amazon
- Compatibility: Google Pixel XL
- Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) provides all-around protection with a glossy finish for style and looks
- Face Down Protection: Screen lip lifts up your device’s screen from the surface when placed face down
- Precise Plus cutouts provides full access to all of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus charging ports, slots and features
- Slim, lightweight, and durable with no added bulk – just 1.4mm thick and weighs less than 1.0oz
- High quality TPU material give your phone great protection and soft touch
- Full protection design covers every corner of your google Pixel smartphone, Full access to user interface, camera lens, headphone jack, speakerphone and microphone
[2-Pack] Google Pixel XL Screen Protector, Dmax Armor – $7.99 at Amazon (save $22)
- SUPER TOUGHNESS – Made from the Highest Quality Tempered-Glass with 100% Bubble-Free Adhesives for easy installation, 9H Super Tough protects From scratches to high impact drops.
- SUPREME CLARITY – 99.99% HD Clarity and Maintains the Original Touch Experience.
- FINGERPRINT AND SCRATCH RESISTANT – Hydrophobic and Oleo-phobic coatings protect against sweat and oil residue from fingerprint, keys and other outside objects
- EASY INSTALLATION – Our screen protector comes with installation instructions, a dust remover, screen wipe and lint-free dry cloth and is extremely well packaged for premium protection.
Google Pixel XL Case, MP-Mall [Slim Fit] [Shockproof] – $7.99 at Amazon (save $22)
- COMPATIBILITY & DESIGN: Specially compatible with Google Pixel XL. Custom designed to fit your phone with precise cutouts allowing easy access to all buttons, controls and ports.
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).
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.
Computer related deals
Inateck Ultra-Slim 4-Port USB 3.0 Data Hub – $6.99 at Amazon with discount code NI355366
- Add 4 USB 3.0 ports to any compatible laptop or Mac easily. Eliminate the hassle of constantly switching devices
- Enjoy a data transfer rate up to 5Gbps and spend less time syncing (actual rate will depend on the capability of the connected devices)
- Plug and play, supports hot swap; built-in 15 cm cable works great with Laptop/ Ultrabook/ Macbook/ Tablet PC and PC
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.