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4 months ago

How to spend the Google Play gift card you received this holiday season

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Looking for the best way to spend your new Google Play gift card? Here are some great ways!

Google Play gift cards are awesome gifts, and if you got some for presents this holiday you should be very thankful. Having them is only half the battle though, spending them in the best way is the other half. There are lots of things you can use those great gift cards on, and getting creative helps out.

Some like to play games, other prefer to watch movies or listen to music, and luckily your gift card can assist with all of it. Here are some of the best ways to spend those new gift cards in the Play Store on things you won't regret.

Apps

There are tons of awesome apps available in Google Play. So many that sometimes it can get overwhelming trying to find the best ones for what you need. There are generally a bunch of options that do the same or similar things, but sometimes some of them do it a bit better. Whether you know what you need or are looking for something completely new, here are some of the best out there.

Games

Not everyone likes to game on their phones, but it can actually be a great way to pass some spare time. Whether you are looking for something you can pick up and put down as you want, or something you can get lost in for hours on end, there are tons of options that you will like.

Media

Google Play has more than just apps and games. There are tons of movies, TV shows, and albums available to explore as well. From full series to individual episodes, new movies to old ones, you'll likely be able to find your favorites with ease. Google Play allows you to not only own the titles but also rent a bunch of them. This is great for those random family movie nights, or those times when you aren't sure you want to own it but still want to watch it.

There is a lot to look through, and it is always being updated with new content. Google often times offers various sales, so be sure to check frequently to score some sweet deals.

Subscriptions

Did you know you could use your gift cards to pay for a Google Play Music or YouTube Red subscription? How cool is that?! This is a perfect way to try things out for a month or more, depending on your balance, without having to spend any of your own cash.

Your favorite?

Do you have a suggestion that isn't listed here? If so, be sure to share it in the comments so others can check it out as well!

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4 months ago

Best Kid-proof Cases for Amazon Fire Tablets

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What's the best Amazon Fire case for kids? The one that keeps it in one piece!

Tablets are basically half glass, and the Amazon Fire is our top pick for kids. Did you get an Amazon Fire tablet for the holidays? Here are our top picks for cases that'll keep your little ones from destroying it before New Year's.

Fintie Casebot Honey Comb Series

Fintie Casebot Honey Comb

Bouncy, durable, flexible silicone is totally the way to go if you have kids who can't wait to get their sticky mitts all over your Amazon Fire.

The honeycomb design helps to disperse the force of impact, so that your Fire stays in one piece when dropped from a short height. It wraps around the front of your tablet to protect the bezel and create a bumper between your screen and whatever your kid happens to lay it down on.

Comes in 10 colors and only fits the 2015 7-inch Fire.

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Topsky heavy duty case

Topsky

These Topsky cases are made of polycarbonate and flexible silicone, so that they're easy for your child to hold and durable enough to withstand playtime, even if playtime means playing with your Fire tablet instead of on it.

The kickstand is perfect to help you set up your tablet for the little ones when they want to watch cartoons or play games.

Comes in seven colors and fits the 7-inch Fire tablet (2015).

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Avawo convertible handle stand

Avawo

Tablets can be awkward for the kidlets to hold onto without dropping, so having a case with a handle made for little hands is perfect.

The handle folds into a convenient stand, and the case is thick and made with heavy duty EVA foam, which protects your Fire tablet from drops and the odd toss.

Comes in purple, green, red, or black and fits the 2015 (5th generation) Fire tablet only.

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Tinkle One EVA case

Tinkle One

EVA foam is where it's at for shock-proof cases that help kid-proof your Amazon Fire tablet. It's wipeable with a damp cloth and durable enough to survive short drops.

That being said, drops shouldn't be common, since the case is designed with little hands in mind, and it comes in six fun colors (well, five and black) to appease even the most discerning of toddlers.

Fits the 7-inch Amazon Fire tablet (2015).

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EpicGadget hybrid case

EpicGadget

EpicGadget's hybrid case is shock-proof and provides great drop protection, thanks to its flexible silicone and hard polycarbonate makeup.

The vertical kickstand lets you stand your Amazon Fire tablet upright or horizontally, so your young'uns can watch cartoons or play games hands-free.

The color combinations are fun and bright, and you can count on the silicone to be grippy and easy to clean.

Fits the 7-inch Amazon Fire tablet.

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Amazon FreeTime

Amazon FreeTime

Amazon's own FreeTime case is totally designed with kids in mind, with a shape meant for little hands, reinforced corners for extra drop protection, fun colors, and made from a material that's kid-safe and easy to clean.

All the buttons and ports are easily accessible for adults and children alike, and raised bumps on the inside help to further disperse impact.

Fits the 7-inch Amazon Fire tablet (2015).

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What's on your Fire?

Do you have an awesome go-to case to make sure your kids don't destroy your Amazon Fire tablet? Let us know in the comments below!

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4 months ago

SnapPower Guidelight and a USB charger is a smart way to fix a dumb outlet

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Never fear the dark again — or have a dead phone — with this ingenious way to make the most out of your home's power outlets.

Seriously, the SnapPower Guidelight is one of those simply little things you'll wonder how you lived without. I got in on the Kickstarter campaign, so I've had them for a little while and saved a little money in the process. (They're great, but they're not necessarily cheap.) I've got them spread out through my house in the hallways and in dark rooms someone might stumble into late at night.

If you've never seen these before, they're replacement faceplates for your power outlet that leach the electricity off the terminals. That means you don't have to do any rewiring, which is great! You literally just unscrew the old one, snap on the new one (I see what they did there!!!) and screw it back in. There's even a USB charging option, if you want. (It'll trickle charger, which is definitely better than nothing.)

Check 'em out!!!

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4 months ago

The Pixel C is almost a laptop with this USB-C dongle

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The Pixel C is almost a laptop with this USB-C dongle

Sometimes the addition of a single accessory can change your perspective on a device.

Even a year on, Google's own Pixel C remains on sale and for many is just enough of a productivity machine that it can sometimes replace a large and cumbersome laptop. I've actually taken quite a liking to the Pixel C after completely writing it off for the first six months of its life, but its shortage of ports limits its viability for the kinds of things I so often do on a laptop. USB-C itself isn't the issue, actually — it's the fact that the Pixel C offers just a single port. As anyone with a new Apple MacBook will tell you, having a single port isn't all that great.

As I awaited the delivery of my own new MacBook Pro, which of course only has USB-C ports, I actually took to using a couple of my new USB-C dongles with my Pixel C. In what shouldn't have been a surprise, the dongles "just worked" exactly as intended. And with the addition of one of these multi-function adapters, the Pixel C has become more of a laptop for me than ever before.

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4 months ago

R.I.P. Pebble: What to wear next

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Why, why, why?!

Pebble has bought the farm, as Fitbit has bought Pebble, so they could pay off all the debts they acquired from buying the farm. Since Pebble has gone to that big wrist in the sky, you're going to need to know what's ready-to-wearable.

MrMobile and special guest Joshua Vergara of Android Authority team up to talk about the good times and bad, the bright and the dark of what was once Kickstarter's King. They'll also suggest alternatives; because, like the ticking of a clock, life goes on.

Stay social, my friends

And don't forget our friend Joshua at Android Authority +Joshua's Twitter +Android Authority's YouTube +Android Authority

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4 months ago

Don't miss out on these great Bluetooth headphone deals!

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Amazon is currently hosting a large sale on Bluetooth headphones, slashing the price by more than 50% on some sets. There are some in ear, over the ear, around the neck, completely wireless and more from brands like TaoTronics, SoundPEATS, Mpow and several others. Whether you are looking to spend under $20 on a pair, or more than $100, you'll likely be able to find one here that will meet your needs.

Some of these can still be delivered before Christmas, so be sure to try out Amazon Prime to get free two day shipping on your order. Which pair will you pick up? Let us know in the comments!

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4 months ago

6 awesome tech gifts Amazon can still deliver before Christmas

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Time is running out! Good thing Amazon delivers quickly.

We've all been there. You waited a little too long and now you don't have a gift for someone, right? Don't panic, don't stress, there is still a way out of this. Amazon carries some of the best gifts out there and offers some pretty quick shipping methods. If you're still shopping for people on your list, and need some fresh ideas, here are six great tech gifts you can still have delivered in time for Christmas.

Amazon Prime offers free two-day shipping on all eligible orders, and cheap upgrades on some to get it the next day. If you aren't already an Amazon Prime member, you should really sign up for a 30-day trial to get the benefits and help save the holiday!

Aukey 30000mAh Quick Charge 3.0 power bank

You can never have too much battery power to make it through the day. Phone batteries have become much better over the years, but there are likely still times that people could use some more power, and this is a perfect solution to that. Avoid having your friends and family stuck sitting next to a wall, and let them charge from anywhere.

This particular one has a 30,000mAh capacity and offers a Quick Charge 3.0 output so you can charge quickly while on the go. Thanks to its huge capacity you should be able to charge your phones and tablets up to 10 times per charge of the pack. It has two USB outputs and charges through Micro-USB or Lightning.

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Nextbit Robin

If you've got a friend still holding on to an old smartphone and you want to get them an upgrade, there is still time. You don't need to know their account information or anything (as long as they aren't on Verizon or Sprint), because you can just grab them an unlocked phone. Want to be one gift that stands out above the rest? The Nextbit Robin may be just the perfect one.

The unlocked phone has a 5.2-inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of local storage and 100GB of cloud storage. It is available in both midnight and mint color options, and if you act quick you can score a really sweet deal on one. Don't let them continue thinking that their current phone is "good enough" and let them see what owning something better feels like!

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Choetech Quick Charge 3.0 car charger

Whether just a few minutes or a few hours are spent in the car, having a charger in there is a great idea. These days we rely on our phones for just about everything, so you don't want to get in the car with a low battery and no way to charge it. Whether you want to use it to listen to music, find a place to eat, or have it navigate you to a new place, all of it uses battery heavily.

Quick Charge 3.0 allows phones to charge up to four times faster than traditional chargers, so this is the one you'll want to have in your car. The distance or time of your commute won't matter when every minute that you are plugged in you are getting the fastest charge for your phone.

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Sonos Play:3

Bluetooth speakers are convenient in some ways and annoying in others. They are great for playing music louder than your phone can, but as soon as you walk away with your phone the music stops. With Sonos speakers that isn't the case, making them a bit more useful for many people. With Sonos, Pandora, Google Play Music and other streaming services, you can set music to play and have it keep going for the whole day, whether you keep the phone there or not.

The speakers are connected to the internet, meaning they can be updated and they won't be left behind next year. Sonos does a great job of continuing to support its whole line, even when it releases something newer. You'll pony up some extra cash to get these, but in the long run it is likely well worth it.

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Fitbit Alta

After Christmas comes New Years, which means people are trying to get back on track with new resolutions. Often times people set new fitness foals for themselves, and here's a great way to support their goals. With Fitbit's Alta you can not only track how many steps you've taken but how you are sleeping, the number of calories that are burned and much more.

Unlike many other fitness trackers, the Alta is actually pretty nice looking, so odds are most people wouldn't mind wearing it every day. It comes in a few different colors, and three different sizes to pick between.

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Mpow Cheetah Bluetooth headphones

We've started seeing some phones released without headphone jacks, so now may be a great time to get the people around you moving over to Bluetooth options. Mpow's Cheetah headphones are great for running, working out, and sweating at the gym without getting ruined. The behind the ear design ensures that they will remain in place, even when you don't, and they offer no-lag when listening to music or making a call with the built-in microphone.

Sure, they may not be Jaybird or Bose headphones, but they also don't carry the same type of price tag. With nearly 4,000 reviews on Amazon, these headphones hold strong at 4 stars with lots of positive remarks.

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Your favorites?

Do you have a favorite tech gift that isn't listed here but can still arrive before Christmas? If so, be sure to drop a brief description along with the link so that others can check it out!

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4 months ago

Best Gifts for Android Lovers

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What will you get the Android fan in your life?

You've come to the right place. After all, who would know better what to get an Android fan than the editors at Android Central, right? Here are our suggestions for those friends who love the world's best operating system and aren't afraid to show it.

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4 months ago

Save up to 40% on a new Anker portable charger!

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There are a few Anker portable chargers currently on sale in the UK, which are more than ideal for adventures and trips out the front door. If you're heading away this holiday season and may find yourself low on power without access to an outlet, simply plug your smartphone into a portable power bank and you'll be good to go in no time at all.

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4 months ago

Best Tech Gifts for Kids

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Buying for kids isn't easy, but this is a good place to start!

No two kids are alike, but chances are if they know you there's a tech streak in there somewhere that will let you appreciate gadgets together. Sometimes that means playing a game together on your favorite console, and sometimes that means running around outside while a 360-degree camera grabs your failed cartwheel at just the right angle. Yeah, that one's going on YouTube.

What about gear that's just for the kids, though? Stuff that will not only be fun for them to use, but in some small way actually be good for them? That's where this gift guide can lend a helping hand. You'll find everything you could possibly want to gift that will make kids smile and think at the same time. Enjoy!

This post was updated in December 2016 with the latest information!

Kano Computer Kit

They say kids appreciate things more if they've built it themselves, so why not make that thing a computer? The Kano Computer Kit lets a child build a small PC that connects to any HDMI screen and learn the basics of user interaction and programming. It's a simple, fun kit that can be expanded to include a separate portable screen for a little more, but the real challenge is in the teaching. This kit helps kids understand how the individual components function, and includes a huge variety of apps and games once everything is set up.

The truth is this isn't much more complicated than a Raspberry Pi with a wireless keyboard and a special casing. To a child looking to learn, that simple kit could mean a great deal more.

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Maybe a Smartphone?

Deciding to equip a kid with a smartphone is no small thing, and that decision has requirements that vary wildly from parent to parent. It doesn't matter if your kid comes home and says they're the only one in the class who doesn't have a phone or that they're the first, the choice is yours and there are some great options for younger users.

We've assembled the perfect list of the best smartphones for kids, so you can make the most informed decision possible!

More: The Best Android phone for kids

littleBits: Rule Your Room Kit

Every parent wants to see their kid be a creator, and there have never been more tech options available to help make that possible. Free programming apps are all over the place, digital drawing has never been more accessible, and then there's littleBits. These are kits for the little engineer in your life, giving them the tools to build everything from simple alarm clocks to a pressure sensitive switch for whatever they can think of.

The Rule Your Room Kit comes with step-by-step instructions and all of the materials for eight different inventions, as well as access to a community of builders that have used this same kit to build a lot more.

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The Starter Smartwatch

Kids tend to emulate the adults in their lives, and if you're walking around all day with a computer on your wrist there's a good chance your kid wants one to be just like you. That's not always a good idea, especially if your watch is one of the pricier Android Wear offerings, but that doesn't mean there aren't options out there built for kids to fill the need. Whether your kid has a smartphone already or just wants something colorful to be like you, there are some great smartwatches out there for kids. Here's our take on the best available today!

More: The Best smartwatch for kids

Code-A-Pillar

There's no such thing as being too young to enjoy a good gadget, and there's no such thing as being too young to learn how you think about programming. The Fisher-Price Code-A-Pillar is proof of both of these statements, and it's pretty great. The little wiggle worm "learns" the pattern you put in its back, and travels based on those instructions. This teaches kids how to think about step-by-step instruction assembly, which can be very helpful later on in life.

The standard Code-A-Pillar can be upgraded with expansion modules that add new instructions, so even if your kid quickly masters this critter there are ways to keep things fun and continue the education!

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View-Master Deluxe VR Viewer

Generally speaking, kids under 13 should be careful to not spend more than an hour in VR at any given time. That being said, there are some incredible VR experiences that you can manage by making them only available when you put your phone inside of their special headset. Mattel's futuristic View-Master Deluxe is where you start, and everyone who uses it is going to fall in love.

This VR viewer comes with a couple of special educational discs for View-Master field trips to different locations all over the world, but it's also a Google Cardboard viewer. That means you can watch 360-degree videos on YouTube, play VR games from the Google Play Store, and in this improved model connect whatever headphones you want for a more complete experience.

See at Amazon

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4 months ago

Star Trek Combadge: Is This The One To Beam Up?

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Bluetooth. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship MrMobile. It's continuing mission: to explore strange new tech, to seek out new devices and new iterations, to boldly go looking for super neat things.

We couldn't resist. But is this bluetooth Star Trek combadge is worth your hard-earned latinum? Watch Michael Fisher bring it all down to Engineering and figure out if this will make you look and feel like the Grand Nagus, or if you're really taking a spin on the Dabo wheel with this one.

Beam up to these sites and get more MrMobile

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4 months ago

Best Tech Gifts for the Chef in Your Life

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Best Tech Gifts for the Chef in Your Life

What's the best tech gift for a chef? Here are some options that sizzle!

Cooking predates any form of technology, really (unless you count the wheel), but that doesn't mean that you can't get your favorite chef something to bring his or her kitchen into the 21st century and beyond!

Here are some chef-worthy gift ideas that won't make you roux the day you gave them to the chef in your life.

Somabar

Somabar

The Somabar is just plain cool as hell. It's essentially a robot bartender that mixes drinks based on what you tell it in the Somabar app. You just keep the Soma Pods filled with your favorite alcohol and mixes, and the app will even help you concoct cocktails of your own creation.

This is a Kickstarter that's been funded and available for pre-order.

Pre-order at Somabar


FOODsniffer

FOODsniffer

If you're like me at all, you sometimes have a hard time figuring out if meat has gone bad or not. If it's funky and discolored, then of course I know, but there's always that awkward window where I'm not quite sure.

The FOODsniffer is like that dude who tested the food for the king to make sure it wasn't poisoned — by detecting the gases associated with rot, it accurately lets you know if the meat, fish, and poultry you're thinking of cooking has gone bad.

The FOODsniffer only detects via gases, and the disclaimer on its website says that it won't be able to discern the presence of bacterial growth, like Salmonella or E. coli, so if you have week-old chicken, but it's not producing rot gas (by some random act of bad luck), still chuck it, or be careful at the very least.

Comes in black, white, green, and purple. The gadget, not the meat.

See at FOODsniffer

Prep Pad

Prep Pad

The Prep Pad is the food scale of the future, and it connects to your phone via Bluetooth and the cool Orange Chef app, which gives you a complete nutritional picture of your meal with just a bit of input from you.

If the chef in your life is also a calorie counter or simply wants to start eating more healthily, the Prep Pad is a great tool to help figure out nutrition while cooking.

See at Amazon

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo

The perennial Android Central favorite, the Amazon Echo is the smart assistant that every chef needs. Set timers, search the internet for recipes, cue up some music, and tons more, using Amazon's digital assistant, Alexa, and just your voice. No needs to touch buttons with messy paws.

The Echo isn't just a personal assistant, but a powerful Bluetooth speaker as well. If you don't need the speaker but still want the Alexa functionality, there's the less expensive Amazon Echo Dot.

If all else fails and dinner just isn't going as planned, you can just order a pizza from Domino's!

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Mellow

Mellow

Mellow is the smart sous-vide machine of your dreams. To cook sous-vide is to place food in airtight plastic bags and throw them in a warm water bath, sort of like an underwater slow cooker. The plastic bags lock in flavour and the slow cook time make everything scrum-diddily-umptious.

Mellow lets you control temperature, cooking time, and more through the app. So if you're at work and know you have a steak that'll take an hour, fire it up an hour before you get home and boom, you come home to a hot meal.

You can make up to six portions at a time in Mellow, it weighs your food automatically, and the in-app chef learns your tastes over time to make recipe recommendations and what not.

Pre-order at Mellow


Spectrum universal tablet stand

Spectrum tablet stand

You need a place to hold your tablet. A countertop tablet stand is great, but if you're dealing with some very unstable herbs, things could messy.

The Spectrum stand is a floor stand that adjusts from 36 to 64 inches, so you can stand it next to you while you cook, reading recipes and learning techniques from YouTube videos, without getting it all filthy on the counter.

Fits 7- to 10-inch tablets.

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Smart Crock-Pot (with WeMo)

Smart Crock-Pot

Who doesn't like coming home to a hot meal at the end of the day? Not having to cook when you get home is the cat's pajamas, and a slow cooker is the perfect to make sure dinner's hot and ready when you are.

Even better, WeMo's app lets you control the Smart Crock-Pot over Wi-Fi, so you can control the temperature and settings while you're away from home. If you're worried that your grub is going to burn, you can even set it to warm or turn it off completely. No more "did I leave the oven on?"

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4 months ago

Save $60 on the Sphero BB-8 with Star Wars Force Band!

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Right now you can pick up the Sphero BB-8 with Star Wars Force Band for just $140, a savings of $60. The Force Band allows you to control the robot with gestures like Force push and drive instead of breaking out your phone to navigate it around. With the BB-8 you'll be able to reenact scenes from the movie while it makes authentic sounds, and much more.

Whether you are a die-hard Star Wars fan, or just like cool gadgets, you'll want to check this deal out. The $140 price tag is only good for today, December 16, so be sure to act quick if you are interested.

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4 months ago

Get a free 5-pack of Micro-USB cables with this Quick Charge 3.0 car charger

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RAVPower is currently offering a free 5-pack of Micro-USB cables with the purchase of a Quick Charge 3.0 car charger with coupon code W3KLH3GN. The car charger offers four USB ports, so you can easily charge up your own gadgets as well as any others that may be in your car. One of the four is Quick Charge 3.0, so if you have a compatible phone you'll be able to charge it up to four times faster than a regular charger would.

As for the cables, they come in a variety of lengths between 1 and 10 feet long. You'll need to add both items to your cart and then use the coupon code W3KLH3GN to get the cables for free. This deal runs now through December 18, so don't wait too long to grab some for yourself.

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4 months ago

Save over 30% on these great Bluetooth headphones right now!

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Anker is currently offering a few of its Bluetooth headphones for as little as $19 at Amazon, which is a savings of more than 30%. There are three different pairs of headphones to pick between, all of which are highly rated from previous buyers. They are all sweatproof and offer noise cancellation for the best sound quality possible. Per charge, each headset should give you a minimum of six hours of life before needing to be recharged.

Whether your new phone has no headphone jack or you just want to rid yourself of wires, you won't want to miss out on this awesome deal. Which set will you be picking up? Let us know!

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