May 31

Galaxy Z Flip 3 Review: An iPhone user’s perspective on the foldable Android phone

I’m a very long-time iPhone user. In fact, I’ve never had an Android phone as my personal phone before. Although I had been curious about Android phones in the past, I was okay with Apple’s ecosystem. More recently, foldable smartphones have become a thing, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want one. Now I have finally had the opportunity to try out the Galaxy Z Flip 3 for the past month. Read on for this iPhone user’s thoughts on the experience.

March 8, 2017

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Sonos PLAY:3 $256, Logitech Illuminated Wireless Keyboard $50, Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat $144, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Amazon offers a rare discount on the Sonos PLAY:3 Wireless Speaker: $256 shipped (Reg. $299)

Daily Deals: Logitech K830 Illuminated Keyboard $50, Dynex 6-Outlet 3-USB-Port Power Hub $7, more

Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat w/ Color Display and Smartphone Control: $144 shipped (Reg. $180)

iTunes Movie Deals: Train to Busan $1 Rental, Harry Potter Complete Collection $60, $10 movie sale, more

9to5Rewards: The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild + Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Bundle [Giveaway]

Review: Audioengine shines once again with its powerful HD3 Wireless Speakers

The Best Console Game Releases for March: Zelda Breath of the Wild, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Mass Effect, The Show 17 and more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Smartphone Accessories: Aukey SoundTank Bluetooth 4.1 Speaker $35 shipped (Reg. $45), more

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Elago’s Aluminum Stand for iPhone/Smartphones is a perfect complement to your Mac: $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $20+)

Smartphone Accessories: Aukey 64GB USB 3.0 MFi Lightning Flash Drive $35 Prime shipped (Reg. $46), more

Wireless Logitech deals: M720 Triathlon Mouse $30 or K750 Solar Keyboard $40

March 7, 2017

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Moto 360 2nd gen. $150, 64GB Flash Drive $35, Elago Aluminum phone Stand $15, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Motorola’s Moto 360 2nd Gen. Smartwatch works with your Android or iOS device: $150 shipped (Orig. $300)

Smartphone Accessories: Aukey 64GB USB 3.0 MFi Lightning Flash Drive $35 Prime shipped (Reg. $46), more

Elago’s Aluminum Stand for iPhone/Smartphones is a perfect complement to your Mac: $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $20+)

iTunes Movie Deals: Train to Busan $1 Rental, Harry Potter Complete Collection $60, $10 movie sale, more

9to5Rewards: The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild + Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Bundle [Giveaway]

Review: Audioengine shines once again with its powerful HD3 Wireless Speakers

The Best Console Game Releases for March: Zelda Breath of the Wild, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Mass Effect, The Show 17 and more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Dive into the world of STEM: littleBits Electronics Gizmos and Gadgets Kit for $121 shipped (Reg. $200)

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

The best-selling Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale is on sale for $75 shipped (Reg. $100)

TP-Link’s latest Wi-Fi Smart Plug offers Alexa control for $30 Prime shipped (Reg. $40)

Save up to 25% on Amazon’s popular Kindle e-Readers, prices start at $60 shipped

Make the switch to 802.11ac Wi-Fi: TP-Link Wireless Gigabit Router $100 shipped (Reg. $130)

November 10, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: VIZIO 70″ 4K UHDTV $1,000, Powerbeats2 headphones $90, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Best Buy’s Black Friday Early Access Sale: 13″ MacBook 256GB $1,000, Bose SoundSport Earbuds $40, VIZIO 70″ 4K UHDTV $1,000, more

Beats Wireless Headphone Deals: Powerbeats2 Active Collection Earbuds $90 (Reg. $130) or Solo2 On-Ear $120 (Reg. $180)

Black Friday 2016:

Best Buy Black Friday 2016: Apple Watch Series 1 $219, iPad Air 2 $275, iTunes GC, 49-inch 4K UHDTV w/ Chromecast $200, more

Walmart’s Black Friday 2016 Ad: iPhone 7 + $250 GC, iPad Mini 2 32GB $199, 55-inch 4K UHDTV $298, much more

Target Black Friday 2016: iPad Pro $150 off, iPhone 7 + $250 GC, Xbox One + $40 GC, iTunes, Beats headphones, much more

Amazon launches its Black Friday Store with new deals every five minutes + gift guides to make shopping easier

Staples just posted its Black Friday 2016 Ad: Amazon Echo Dot $40, Chromecast $25, much more

Sears Black Friday 2016 Ad: Amazon Echo $140, Samsung 65-inch Curved 4K UHDTV $1,600, Kindle Paperwhite $100, more

Costco’s leaked Black Friday 2016 Ad: VIZIO 50-inch 4K Ultra HDTV $390, PS4 w/ 2 controllers $50 off, gift cards, more

Overstock’s Black Friday 2016 Ad: Apple deals, Battlefield 1 $40more

Sam’s Club details its Black Friday plans plus a look at an upcoming one-day sale that nets $175 off iPad Pro

Here’s a look at Dell’s Black Friday 2016 Ad: Nest 3rd Gen. Thermostat $199, Xbox One S w/ 2 games + controller $250more

Review: TiVo Bolt+ would be a TV-enthusiast’s dream DVR if the cable companies would just get out of the way

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Smartphone Accessories: Aukey 12000mAh Power Bank $50 shipped (Reg. $70), OtterBox iPhone 7 Case $25 (Reg. $50), more

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Access free HD content and local channels by adding the Mohu Leaf 30 Antenna to your home: $30 Prime shipped (Reg. $40)

Up to 50% off Spigen Accessories on Amazon from $5: travel chargers, USB hubs, Bluetooth headphones/speakers, more

 Amazon certified refurb E-readers and Streaming Media Players are on sale: Fire TV Stick $25, Kindle Paperwhite $80, more

Amazon Echo Dot Bundles: Logitech Harmony Elite Remote $288 ($350 value), WeMo Switch $73 ($85 value)

November 4, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Nextbit Robin $170, Amazon Echo Dot Bundles from $73, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Cloud-powered Nextbit Robin hits its lowest price ever at $170 shipped (Reg. $299) | MyParana via Amazon

Amazon Echo Dot Bundles: Logitech Harmony Elite Remote $288 ($350 value), WeMo Switch $73 ($85 value)

VIZIO’s 38-inch 2-Ch. Sound Bar w/ Bluetooth brings upgraded audio to your TV: $68 shipped (Reg. $95)

Apple’s gorgeous 21-inch Retina 4K iMac 3.1GHz/8GB/1TB is on sale for $1,290 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

Grab a brand new current gen MacBook Air for nearly $250 off: $950 shipped (Reg. $1,199)

Black Friday 2016:

Amazon launches its Black Friday Store with new deals every five minutes + gift guides to make shopping easier

Sam’s Club details its Black Friday plans plus a look at an upcoming one-day sale that nets $175 off iPad Pro

Amazon Startup Week Deals: TarDisk 256GB Storage Expansion Card for 13-inch MacBook Air $100 off, more

Here’s a look at Dell’s Black Friday 2016 Ad: Nest 3rd Gen. Thermostat $199, Xbox One S w/ 2 games + controller $250, more

BJ’s Leaked Black Friday Ad: GoPro Silver bundle $200, Xbox One S/PS4 Slim $250, new console games $34, more

Kohl’s Black Friday Ad has now leaked: Xbox One/PS4 $250 + $75 Kohl’s Cash, 49-inch 4K Ultra HDTV $250, much more

JCPenney Black Friday 2016 Ad: Roku Streaming Stick $35, Bella/Sunbeam appliances $10, more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Smartphone Accessories: KMASHI 20000mAh QC 2.0 Power Bank $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $33), more

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Make the move to USB-C w/ exclusive discounts on Anker accessories: Aluminum Hub w/ Pass-Through Power $32 (Reg. $40), more

Your choice of Luvvitt iPhone 7/Plus Cases in a variety of styles/colors from $4 Prime shipped + screen protector deals

Caudabe’s ultra-thin Veil XT iPhone 7 case is the best option for a true minimalist, save 30% w/ this exclusive code: $14

September 13, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: VIZIO 70″ Chromecast TV $1,149, Moto 360 2nd gen. (refurb) $155, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

These 4K UHDTVs come with Roku or Chromecast built-in: Insignia 43″ $300 (Reg. $380), VIZIO 70″ $1,149 (Reg. $1,400)

Moto 360 (2nd Gen.) smartwatch (refurb): $155 shipped (Reg. $200+)

Pick up Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air with 256GB of storage at a $259 discount: $940 shipped (Reg. $1,199)

Daily Deals: CyberPower UPS w/ USB Charging Ports $128, Jawbone JAMBOX Bluetooth Speaker (Refurb) $40, more

tvOS 10 is slated to change the game, grab a 4th Gen. Apple TV for up to 20% off: 32GB $129 or 64GB $159

Lara Croft Go is now down at $1 on the App Store (Reg. $5)

App Store Free App of the Week: Blek puzzler goes free for the very first time on iOS (Reg. $3)

You can grab the Hitman Essentials iOS bundle (GO & Sniper) for just $1 right now ($8 value)

Here are the best Lightning-connected headphones that you can buy for iPhone 7 today

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

10-pack of popular one-foot extension cables for $14 Prime shipped

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Pad & Quill $10 off handmade iPhone 7/Plus cases and Apple Watch Series Two Products

Caseology iPhone 7/Plus cases (multiple styles/colors) now down at $3 shipped (Reg. up to $16)

Load up on iPhone 7/Plus screen protectors and cases from $2 Prime shipped in this JETech sale at Amazon

Protect your iPhone 7 while still showcasing its gorgeous design, Anker’s clear ToughShell Air case is $8 Prime shipped (Reg. $16)

Up to 18% off gift cards from Best Buy, Cabela’s, Gap, Old Navy, ExxonMobil, more

June 27, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Nexus 5X 32GB $240, Nest Thermostat $199, Seagate 8TB Desktop HDD $200, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

LG Nexus 5X 32GB (Factory GSM Unlocked) for $240 shipped (Orig. $399)

The Nest Learning Thermostat will help lower your energy costs throughout the summer: $199 (Reg. $249)

You can store everything on this Seagate 8TB external hard drive for $200 shipped, more

We thought you needed 5TB of extra space, here’s a Seagate Expansion hard drive for $110 shipped (Reg. $130)

Ticket to Ride on iOS and Android drops to its lowest price in years: $2 (Reg. $7)

Apple’s Thunderbolt Display has been put out to pasture, here are the best alternatives at every price point

Vansky’s $23 USB LED light strip gives you multi-color mood lighting

Review: Jaybird’s new Freedom Wireless headphones score high marks on design, sound [Video]

How-to: Put a USB Charging port just about anywhere, without AC power for as little as $50 (Solar+Battery) 

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Amazon Gold Box has something for everyone: ECCO Shoes, High Sierra Backpacks, GoT, Pets, Humidifiers

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

JBL’s Charge 2 Bluetooth speaker is a solid option for your party this summer: refurb for $60 (Orig. $150)

Smartphone Accessories: 2-Pack of Mpow MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cables $8 Prime shipped (Reg. $14), more

November 27, 2014

Best Black Friday Google Deals: Chromecasts $24, 13″ Chromebooks: $150, Nest, Wear Watches and lots of Android

9to5Toys is rustling up the best deals around the web for Black Friday and there are a lot of nice bargains for Google fans. Google Play’s Store deals are now live but they are matched and often surpassed by retailers such as Amazon and eBay… First up, you need to make sure every HDTV in your […]

February 24, 2014

The rumors were true: Nokia X phones run Android … but only just

Rumors of Nokia launching an Android phone seemed unlikely for a company acquired by Microsoft, but the company today announced not just one Android device, but three: the Nokia X, X+ and XL. The company’s flirtation with Android does, however, appear to be a token one – not that Microsoft is pleased. The three budget […]

December 19, 2013

Android 4.4.2 KitKat to begin rolling out to the Moto G today

Just a few weeks after the device went up for sale, Motorola has announced that Android 4.4.2 is now rolling out to the Moto G. The update brings all of the KitKat features we’ve come to know and love. One of the biggest selling points of KitKat is the improved performance on lower-end devices that […]

October 10, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi video monitoring with mobile access and cloud recording

Dropcam has been around since 2009, but only truly became a player in the app-enabled home security space early last year with the release of the Dropcam HD Wi-Fi video monitoring system. It separated itself from the normal cast of IP video cameras by offering an insanely easy setup process, beautiful software, and effortless mobile […]

September 24, 2013

Amazon to launch revamped, higher-resolution Kindle Fire ‘HDX’ as soon as tomorrow [Now launched]

Update: Now launched – full press release below Amazon plans to debut all-new versions of the Kindle Fire as soon as tomorrow, according to sources familiar with the products. The new Kindles are said to be redesigned both externally and internally with faster processors [Quad-core Snapdragon 800], improved graphics performance, and higher-resolution displays [323ppi for 7″, […]

June 19, 2013

Feedly launches new cloud backend & web interface, hits 12M users ahead of Google Reader demise

Following Google’s announcement that its RSS Reader product would be retired on July 1st, apps like Feedly that relied on the Google Reader backend announced big plans to help itself and other apps through the transition. Feedly has been preparing its move to its own “feedly cloud” back end since the announcement, and earlier this […]

November 26, 2012

Kindle Fire set record sales for Amazon on Black Friday

After reducing prices for the big shopping event known as “Black Friday,” Amazon said this morning that its Kindle Fire saw a record amount of sales of up to three times the previous record set. Amazon offered the base Kindle Fire at only £99, creating for an “incredible reaction” on Amazon.co.uk. The United States store surely saw similar numbers.

“In response to strong customer demand we included Kindle Fire in Black Friday deals week, dropping the price to just £99, and the reaction has been incredible. Customers purchased more than three times as many Kindle devices on Black Friday than on any other day in its history on Amazon.co.uk, and our previous record was impressive,” said Jorrit Van der Meulen, Vice President, Kindle EU.  “This fantastic Kindle Fire offer runs until midnight, Monday 26th November, so customers still have time to snap up a Kindle Fire in time for Christmas.”

The full press release is below:

July 11, 2012

Amazon launches GameCircle for Kindle Fire [Video]

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdoxX0XGros&feature=player_embedded] Amazon just announced a new gaming experience for developers and the Kindle Fire: GameCircle. According to the Amazon Mobile App Distribution blog, GameCircle is a “new set of services designed to make it easier for you to create more engaging gaming experiences and grow your business on Kindle Fire,” by making “achievements, leaderboards and […]

June 14, 2012

Amazon’s Kindle app now supports 1000 titles for children’s books, graphic novels, and comics

Amazon just bulked its Kindle app for Android, iOS, and its Cloud Reader by adding children’s books, comics, and graphic novels that were previously exclusive to Kindle Fire owners. The apps now offer over 1,000 titles for children with features like Text Pop-Up, which help to improve and simplify the reading experience, and Kindle Panel view for comics […]

April 26, 2012

Kindle Fire now over half of Android tablet market, as Amazon reports blowout earnings

It is apparent over the last few months that Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire has been making rapid gains in Android tablet market. However, we did not think it was an all out domination. According to research firm ComScore, the Kindle Fire now makes up 54.4 percent of the total Android Market (as of the end of the month) after […]

February 16, 2012

Google Drive logo and interface leaked in screenshot?

Google Drive was rumored to launch for sometime now and looks to be coming even closer. Geek Wire reportedly obtained a screenshot of Drive from one of its readers. As you can see, Google Drive looks very similar to Google Docs, which can also upload any type of file. Below, Geek Wire enlarged the Google Drive favicon, perhaps exposing the service’s logo. […]

December 15, 2011

Amazon selling Kindles at a rate of more than 1 million per week, for the last 3 weeks

Amazon Kindles are selling like wildfire, at least that’s the latest from the company. Amazon announced in a press release this morning that they’re selling more than 1 million Kindles per week — for the last 3 weeks. Granted this includes all three Kindles, but Amazon specifically mentioned the Kindle Fire, saying that it has broken […]

November 7, 2011

Barnes & Noble unveil the $249 Nook Tablet with Kindle Fire-killing specs

Barnes & Noble execs just took the stage in New York (via The Verge) to unveil their next-generation Nook– The Nook Tablet. According to the company, it’s an “unrivaled portable content machine”, and execs made a point of comparing it to the Kindle Fire… While the new Nook Tablet at first glance might look almost […]

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