It’s an exciting week for those of you who pre-ordered the Google Pixel. It is set to be released this week and will ship on the 20th for most of you. The first thing you need to do it put on a case and screen protector, unless you’re careful and never drop your phones. There’s an extra glass panel on the back that can now crack, so cases are more necessary than ever.
We are literally just two weeks away from Halloween now – there is a tracker, the MYNT, that you can attach to your children that I’ve come across from Slightech. It’s currently 33% off at Amazon, and it is a great deal for tracking your most precious loved one at just $19.99. I have a couple of review units on the way, so my apologies for not being able to recommend it without a review right now. However you can order one and try it out just in time for trick or treating.
If you’re interested in trying out VR, I just reviewed the VR headset from ARCHEER. At $20, it is a solid alternative to Google Cardboard and it even comes with a Bluetooth controller to make navigating menus easier. It’s a great gift idea as well.
If you need more memory, Amazon is running a special on Sandisk microSD cards. I use 128GB cards in all of my devices and find that to be the perfect balance of price to space ratio.
Lastly, the Amazon Dot is also set to be released this week on the 20th as well. If you want it on launch day, simply select two-day shipping and it will be there on Thursday. It isn’t on sale, but at $49.99 it is one heck of a value. You can control smart connected devices like the Philips Hue Lightbulbs, Nest Thermostat and ecobee thermostat as well. If you have a wireless speaker, you can connect the dot up to it to play music as well. You can even order an Uber from the Dot or reorder supplies from Amazon. It is the smartest companion on the planet right now and is ultra affordable for just $50.
Have a great week. I’ll be heading off on vacation for a week, so I apologize in advance if the daily deals posts get published a little later in the day.
Featured deals of the day
Amazon Dot – $49.99 at Amazon
- 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.
- MicroSDXC form factor
- Performance/speed:Up to 90MB/s read speed, write speed lower)
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.
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
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.
AUSDOM Dashboard Camera Recorder – $79.99 at Amazon with discount code T26228N2
Full-HD Resolution: Full-HD Video 2304x1296P recording at 30 fps, 180-degree wide viewing angle and built-in Ambarella A7LA50 advanced SOC.
- G-Sensor: Provides auto recording when starting your car and an accident detection feature so that you get automatic video and audio recordings of any emergency situation. The g-sensor allows the car dvr to capture and lock the current video file to memory so you have a permanent record of what happened.
- Loop Recording: Features an intelligent endless looping mode. Works automatically without any human touch and overwrites oldest video file with newest.
Vantrue R2 Car Dash Cam – $99.99 at Amazon with discount code VANTRUE2 (save $30)
- High Resolution: Wirecutter and Digital Trends’ Best Dash Cam Pick. With built on Ambarella A7, Super 2K HD 2304*1296P/2560*1080P video at 30fps+WDR provides great sharp video quality and super night vision with infrared light, clearly captures the license plates cars as well as road signs during the day and night.
- Wide-Angle Lens: 170° Wide Angle lens presents a wide field of view and splendor scenario; F2.0 Six Layer Optical Glass Lens, dust and heat proof, helps capture high quality images in bad environment.
- Emergency Lock: G-sensor detects any impact and auto locks the important video segments to video files, so you will never miss an important moment. Also supports manually locking videos. Auto turns on and record while car engine starts.
AndroidGuys deal of the day
Complete Java Programming Bootcamp – $39 at the AndroidGuys deals page (save 94%)
Data structures and algorithms? They’re standard Computer Science 101 topics, and ones you’ll master in this course. You’ll learn how common data structures organize information so it can be used efficiently, how algorithms work to manipulate this data, and more. Though this course is tailored to the Java programming language, you’ll emerge from it with a deep understanding of how any computer program works.
Android Smartphone deals
BLU LIFE ONE X2 – 4G LTE Unlocked Smartphone – 64GB+4GB RAM – $184.85 at Amazon (save $15)
- Unlocked Dual Sim Smartphone, Android v6.0 Marshmallow
- 5.2″ Full HD with Curved Corning Gorilla glass 3; Metal finish and Built in Fingerprint Sensor
- Quick Charge 3.0, with just 30 minutes of charging get up to 70% battery or with only 5 minutes get up to 2 hours of talk time.
- 64 GB Internal Memory 4GB RAM Micro SD up to 64GB, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz Octa Core processor
- 16MP Main Camera with PDAF laser focus and 8MP front camera with LED flash
- 4G LTE, (2/4/7/12/17), 4G HSPA+ (850/1700/1900/2100). GSM Quad band: US compatibility Nationwide on all GSM Networks including AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket, MetroPCS, Straight Talk, Pure Talk USA, and others
Moto Z – Lunar Grey – 64GB – $699.99 at Amazon with the free Hasselblad True Zoom Camera ($199.99 value, simply add to cart and it will discount at checkout) – make sure to add the camera from Amazon and not from third party sellers
- 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
Honor 5X unlocked smartphone – $189.99 at Amazon
- Unlocked Dual SIM LTE smartphone with three card slots. Supports nano-sim, micro-SIM, and a microSD card up to 128GB. Works with AT&T and T-Mobile Networks.
- Sleek, robust housing crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum made with four metal finishing processes.
- An accurate fast fingerprint sensor improves with time and unlocks in 0.5 Seconds. Set your fingers as shortcuts to call contacts and take photos.
- 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
Fire HD 6 Tablet, 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black – $69.99 at Amazon (save $30)
- Beautiful 6″ HD display with over a million pixels (252 ppi / 1280 x 800)
- Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $20,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are actually free – including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more
- Enjoy more than 38 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, Android apps and games
- Available in five brilliant color choices
- Fast quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz for quick app launches and fluid graphics
- Rear-facing HD camera and front-facing VGA camera
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
Mpow Magneto Wireless Bluetooth Headphones V4.1 – $14.99 at Amazon with discount code 6FQOCK7F (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.
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
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 98CBYBI7 (save $3)
- USB 3.0, conforming to the USB Type C Specification version 1.1, 56kilohm, standard identification, which ensures a safe charging at 2.4A Maximum and the speed of data sync up to 5 Gbps. No damage to your legacy USB hub.
- USB C to USB 3.0 cable, universal charging with your legacy USB Hub, PCs and chargers, no need to change another charger adaptor for your new USB C devices.
Type C, iOrange-E™ 6.6 Ft (2M) Braided Cable with Reversible Connector – $6.99 at Amazon with discount code XAYQJT62
- Conforms to the USB Type C Specification version 1.1, standard 56kilohm identification resistor, which ensures a safe charging at 2.4A Maximum and the speed of data sync up to 480 Mbps. No damage to your legacy USB hub.
- USB C to USB A cable, universal charging with your legacy USB Hub, PCs and chargers, no need to change another charger adapter for your new USB C devices.
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.
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
Computer related deals
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.