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3 months ago

32GB and 64GB MicroSD cards are insanely cheap today on Amazon

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Transcend MicroSD cards are on sale today only at Amazon. You can grab a Transcend 32GB MicroSDHC Class 10 (with adapter) for $13.99 (that's 63% off) or a Transcend 64GB MicroSDXC card (also with adapter) for $28.99 (42% off). If you've been wanting to increase the storage space of your smartphone, today might be a good day to make that purchase. Added bonus: they both come in "frustration-free" packaging, trading the irritating blister plastic packaging for a simple paperboard sleeve.

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3 months ago

Chromecast on sale for $29.99 at Amazon and 1sale.com

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If you have been waiting to see if you could get Google's HDMI dongle Chromecast for a lower price, you might want to check out Amazon and 1sale.com today as both sites are selling the device for $29.99.

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3 months ago

Motorola Roadster Pro Bluetooth Speakerphone review

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Motorola Roadster Pro

A premium product with a premium price

If your car doesn't have built-in Bluetooth of some sort, and you don't want a Bluetooth dongle hanging off of your ear, the Motorola Roadster Pro Bluetooth Speakerphone may be just what you're looking for.

In most places it's illegal to use your phone while you're driving, and chances are (Boomsound notwithstanding) the tiny speaker on your phone isn't going to cut it. You need something that's loud, but also easy to use. A few extra features never hurt, either.

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3 months ago

TYLT Energi Sliding Power Case for Galaxy S5

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TYLT Energi Galaxy S5 Sliding Power Case

It isn't the most efficient or price-conscious way to keep your Galaxy S5 powered up, but it will be a great choice for specific users

TYLT makes some great accessories, and is probably best known for its chargers, batteries and cases. Its latest product, the Energi Sliding Power Case for the Galaxy S5, combines a couple of those categories in hopes of reducing the friction involved with keeping your phone charged up at all times.

Sure there are external battery packs out there, as well as rapid wall chargers and even replacement batteries on devices such as the Galaxy S5 that can swap them on the fly, but all of those solutions have inherent compromises. If you need a case that can protect your phone and then quickly move to keeping it charged without powering down or fiddling with any parts, the Sliding Power Case may be one choice for you. Read along and see what this case is all about.

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3 months ago

Square getting an EMV chip update for more secure mobile credit card payments

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The little card reader that launched a mobile payments revolution — Square — today unveiled a new version of their card reader that is designed to work with the EMV chipped credit cards. EMV credit cards are a mainstay around the world and just starting to make headway in the United States (including a fraud liability deadline for businessses coming up in October 2015), and the new version of Square supports EMV in addition to the old-school magnetic swipe strip.

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3 months ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for July 30, 2014

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Looking to gear up for the summer? We've got some new sales on Android devices, accessories, and apps that you may be interested in...

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3 months ago

Last chance to save 40% on HTC One M8 Dot View Cases!

This is it, folks. Until midnight this Wednesday you can still buy the HTC One (M8) Dot View Case for the discounted price of $29.95!

 

Our ShopAndroid store team still has every color in stock, but we can't say for how long, especially given the rate you guys have scooped up these nifty cases during our special promotion this past week.

If you haven't already read our hands-on review, be sure to check that out for all the bells and whistles. Grab one for a friend, family member or just an extra color for your M8 case collection. For this price, you can't go wrong!

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3 months ago

Motorola offering 10% off their accessories just because

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Motorola is offering a 10% discount on most of the accessories sold through their online store using the checkout code JUSTBECAUSE10. You can apply this to anything that isn't already on clearance, and if you get $75-worth of gear, you get free shipping. That might be easy considering the Moto X is currently $125 off and Moto X cases are 50% off now too. The promo is running until the end of August, so you've got some time to take advantage.

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3 months ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for July 28, 2014

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Looking to gear up for the summer? We've got some new sales on Android devices, accessories, and apps that you may be interested in...

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3 months ago

Researchers think they can triple your smartphone battery life — but it won't happen soon

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A new research paper details the efforts of a team at Stanford University who are looking to create a lithium battery that, if successful, could lead to much longer battery life for smartphones and tablets, but it could take several years for that research to yield practical products.

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3 months ago

Samsung Level In headphones review

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Samsung Level In Headphones

These are nice headphones, but there are other really nice headphones out there that don't cost $149

Samsung is finally getting in on the premium audio game with its "Level" series of headphones and speakers, which were recently announced for the U.S. It's offering up four models in the series — Over, On, In and Box — that bring high prices and presumably high quality to those who have an affinity for the Samsung brand and some disposable income.

I managed to pick up a pair of the Level In earbuds, which retail for an extremely hefty $149.99 in the U.S., and use them for my daily headphones for the past few weeks. Samsung is definitely making a step in the right direction with these high-quality earbuds from both a design and material perspective, but the Level In headphones are still a luxury purchase for a limited audience — read along for the full review.

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3 months ago

The HUGE savings continue on HTC One M8 Dot View Cases!

Get it for $29.95 - Save 40%!

In case you missed our announcement earlier this week, we reduced the prices on the popular HTC One M8 Dot View Cases for a limited time.

The original plan was to end the sale today, but since we've seen soooo many HTC One M8 owners scoop these semi-transparent flip cases up we decided to extend the sale a few more days. If you haven't grabbed one yet, do it this weekend while the sale is still on!

Our store team made sure to bring in more Dot View cases, so we're stocked up on every color including warm black, imperial blue, baton rouge and orange popsicle. Be sure to grab the one that suits you best and enjoy the 40% discount while it lasts. Or heck, get one in every color. At this price, you can't go wrong!

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3 months ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for July 24, 2014

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Looking to gear up for the summer? We've got some new sales on Android devices, accessories, and apps that you may be interested in...

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4 months ago

Huge savings on the HTC One Dot View Case!

HTC One M8 Dot View Case

A quick heads up, folks — if you're in the market for a Dot View Case for the HTC One M8, you can currently get one from ShopAndroid.com at a pretty huge discount.

This is the case with the semi-transparent cover that protects your screen while still feeding you information such as the time, weather, recent calls and more, and it recently added themes, so it looks cool, too.

Don't know how long this sale will go on, so be sure to hit it up soon.

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4 months ago

Win a custom Sony Xperia Z2 courtesy of dbrand and Android Central!

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dbrand custom Xperia Z2

We have a beautiful one of a kind custom Xperia Z2 that shows off the best of dbrand and some Android Central flair

Whether your device is dinged up and could benefit from a facelift or is brand new and you want some protection, dbrand likely has you covered with some stylish and practical full-device skins. Where dbrand's skins really shine is on specific devices that have lots of uniform surfaces — and there are few devices with more swaths of flatness than the Sony Xperia Z2.

The folks at dbrand already make several different styles and colors of skins, but in collaboration with them we have a pretty special device here to show off — a custom Android Central skinned Xperia Z2!

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