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3 weeks ago

Don't miss out on the lowest price we've seen for this fitness tracker

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If a fitness band is on your list of things to purchase, you'll want to check out this deal from Amazon before it is gone. Right now you can pick up Garmin's vivofit fitness tracker for the lowest price we've seen it, just $40. The tracker sells at some places for as high as $100 still, making this a great deal for anyone looking at a new fitness tracker.

There are a number of color choices available, like black, blue, purple, red and green, so you should be able to find one that you like.

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3 weeks ago

How to get the Huawei stainless steel link bracelet look for less

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Huawei Watch with steel links

You can get a stainless steel bracelet for the Huawei Watch without breaking the bank.

The original bracelet from Huawei is a timeless accessory for your new favorite timepiece, the Huawei Watch, but at a whopping $129 it might not be the price you're prepared to pay. If it's still the look you just can't be without, we've got options that will give the real thing a run for its money.

Hoco Huawei watch stainless steel link band

Hoco stainless steel links

The stainless steel links by Hoco are a standout match for the Huawei Watch. If need be, links can be removed in order to get a better fit for smaller wrists, and all the tools you'll need to get them out are included with the band.

The hidden butterfly buckle provides security when you're having an active and on-the-go kind of day. The links are beautifully detailed and flexible enough for a comfortable fit. Tough to tell if this one is the real thing or a look for much less, and less means around $13.

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Rerii stainless steel watch band

Rerii stainless steel links

As is the case with all of its watch bands, Rerii offers a one year warranty on its stainless steel links for the Huwawei Watch. Its customer service is just about second to none, and that alone is reason enough to include its band in our roundup. And the band is awesome, just so you know.

It comes with all of the tools you'll need to remove links or install the pins. The steel links look and feel like an expensive accessory, but at roughly $19, you're getting the link look you love for a lovely bargain.

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YESOO stainless steel butterfly buckle watch band

YESOO stainless steel inks

One of the best reviewed bracelets comes from YESOO, and a perk that comes with the band is a 180-day warranty. Although, we have to say that based on the way people rave about the brand, you won't need to worry about using that warranty; it's just nice to know it's there.

No need to worry about any wear and tear while you put your Huawei Watch through the paces; the watch band is flexible enough to stand up to whatever your day has in store for you. The YESOO bracelet is also just about on par with the weight of the Huawei original, which is something to boast about at around $19.

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MOTONG stainless steel watch band

MOTONG stainless steel links

Another brand giving the Huawei band a run for its money is MOTONG. The easy installation and removable links are top features for fans of the brand who can't stop admiring how much this bracelet looks like the real deal at only a fraction of the cost.

The clasp is a fold-over with single button release; it's easy to maneuver and comfortable against the inside of your wrist, which is just what you want after a full day (and maybe night) of wear. For around $19, grab one for yourself and one for a fellow watch aficionado.

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Lucco stainless steel watch band

Lucco stainless steel links

Let's say you want it all: the weight and feel of the original Huawei bracelet, removable links (as many as six for those with a narrow wrist), beautiful polished stainless steel, and a fabulous looking replica of the real thing. Lucco has a band that ticks all the boxes.

The double push-button clasp is secure and smooth against your wrist, and the links are flexible enough to be comfortable no matter what your day involves. For around $25, it is excellent quality and still only a fraction of what you'd pay for the Huawei version.

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Treat yourself

Still not convinced that our picks can stand up to the Huawei stainless steel link bracelet? Have a look at the Huawei bracelet and do a little comparison of your own.

If you've found a fantastic alternative link bracelet for the Huawei Watch, make sure to tell us about it in the comments section below.

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3 weeks ago

Nintendo is thinking about making game controllers for smartphones and tablets

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Nintendo executive Shinya Takahashi stated recently that it's possible the Japan-based game developer could create controllers for smartphones and tablets in the future.

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3 weeks ago

Get a refurbished UE Boom Bluetooth speaker from Amazon for just $54

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If you're in the market for a portable Bluetooth speaker, you should check out Amazon's latest deal on the Logitech UE Boom. For a limited time, you can get a refurbished speaker in white for $54.

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3 weeks ago

4th of July Sale: Save 20% on your favorite ShopAndroid accessories

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Before you fire up the grill and fireworks this 4th of July, swing by ShopAndroid to save 20% on your favorite accessories.

Starting today, everything in store including the most popular wireless chargers, cases and covers, screen protectors, and quick chargers are all up for grabs at a boomin' 20% discount! There's plenty to check out for popular devices like the LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy Note 5, and many more.

After you've filled your cart, use coupon code: stars16 to enjoy instant savings on everything. If that's not enough to spark your interest, we even offer free shipping on all orders over $50 within the continental U.S., along with reasonable rates on expedited options. Don't miss out this holiday week, because the gettin's only good until midnight, July 5.

Light'em up and let's shop!

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3 weeks ago

Samsung Clear S-View Flip Cover review for Galaxy S7 edge

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Samsung Clear S-View Flip Cover

If you need a case that looks great with the Galaxy S7 edge, the Clear S-View Flip Cover might be what you're looking for.

The Clear S-View Flip Cover is a stylish way to protect your phone, but you also get some extra features. The case lets you see through the cover to interact with calls, alarms, and events. Should you get it? Watch our review to find out.

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3 weeks ago

5 great silicone bands for the ZenWatch 2

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5 Great silicone bands for the ZenWatch 2

What are some great silicone bands for the ZenWatch 2?

While the ZenWatch 2 comes in two different sizes – 18mm and 22mm – any watch band with an extra set of pins, regardless of its size, should work with the ZenWatch 2.

While there are plenty of customizable, fun options for the watch face itself, what about picking out a band that works seamlessly for you and the watch? Here are a five great silicone bands and straps for the ZenWatch 2 that are worth checking out!

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4 weeks ago

How to keep your phone looking good inside a case

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I know it's not always a popular position, but I love me a good case.

A quality phone case adds grip, style, and color; it protects my handset even as it shows off the craftsmanship of the device. And a good case doesn't necessarily mean shelling out for an Otterbox or a Trident. A good case is a case that offers the right mix of protection, comfort, grip, and style for the user's situation. Regardless which case you own, be it a Spigen Neo Hybrid case, a Cruzerlite Bugdroid TPU case, or something in between, I've got news for you:

Most of you are using your case wrong.

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4 weeks ago

Samsung S-View Flip Cover review for Galaxy S7 edge

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Samsung S-View Flip Cover

When searching for the best case for your Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, you should look at the official options first.

The official S-View Flip Cover is a popular choice for the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. It protects your screen when you're not using it and gives you access to some of your phone's features through a window interface. The S-View window is not a gimmick. We'll show the features in our review.

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4 weeks ago

These awesome charging accessories are up to 70% off right now!

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Right now you can save up to 70% on a variety of chargers and charging accessories from RavPower at Amazon. From desktop charging stations to wireless chargers and portable power banks, these deals will help you keep your phone and tablet charged in just about any situation.

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1 month ago

Best wireless mice for Chromebooks

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Best wireless mice for Chromebooks

Which wireless mice are best for Chromebooks?

While your Chromebook's trackpad works well enough for most situations, there are some tasks for which a wireless mouse is better.

Whether you need a wireless mouse to scroll through long documents faster, or to perform fine manipulations, there's a great wireless mouse out there with your name on it. Here are a few of our favorites.

Microsoft Touch Mouse

Microsoft Touch Mouse

The Microsoft Touch Mouse is unique in that it has no buttons or a scroll-wheel, yet it functions as though it has them.

Instead of pressing physical buttons or using a scroll-wheel, you tap and swipe, much like you would on the touchscreen of your phone.

It is comfortable to use with either hand and has the benefit of Microsoft's Bluetrack technology, which helps it work on pretty much any surface.

If you're looking for a unique mouse that works well with either hand and on most surfaces, then the Microsoft Touch Mouse might be the one for you.

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Logitech Wireless Mouse M320

Logitech Wireless Mouse M320

Available in black, blue, red, and two-tone gray and yellow, the Logitech Wireless Mouse M320 has received positive reviews from users and reviewers alike for its long battery life and its functionality.

Logitech states that this mouse will last up to two years on a single AA battery. Mileage may vary, but in general, users report that the battery does last a while — maybe a year or more on average.

Another benefit of this mouse is that its curved, asymmetric shape and rubber surface make it comfortable to use for long periods of time.

If you want a wireless mouse that has a long battery life, is comfortable to hold, and comes in different colors, then check this one out.

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Logitech Performance MX

Logitech Performance Mouse MX

Logitech's Performance MX is meant for people who do a lot of mouse work on a daily basis. Reviewers and consumers alike praise it for its well-crafted, durable design and for its superb functionality.

Made for right-handed users, its sculpted shape fits easily and comfortably in your hand and if you use your mouse a lot, then you'll really appreciate how good it feels to grip. Its Darkfield Laser also tracks on most surfaces, including glass.

This mouse has a rechargeable battery that you can charge either by connecting it to your Chromebook via the USB cable it comes with, or by connecting it to its wall charger, which is also included. If you plug it into your Chromebook, you can continue to use it while it is charging.

If you use your mouse a lot, want one with a rechargeable battery, and you want it to work on glass, then consider the Logitech Performance MX.

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AmazonBasics Wireless Mouse with Nano Receiver

AmazonBasics Wireless Mouse

The AmazonBasics Wireless Mouse is a 2.4 GHz mouse that connects to your Chromebook via a small USB transceiver. Customer reviews state that it works well and is easy to use, providing an amazing value for a bargain price.

This optical mouse comes with a one year warranty, so if anything goes wrong, you can always get a replacement.

If you're looking for an inexpensive wireless mouse that does the job, then the AmazonBasics Wireless Mouse is for you.

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Logitech Marathon M705

Logitech Wireless Marathon M705

The Logitech Marathon M705 is another wireless mouse that has received accolades from reviewers and consumers raving about well it works and how long it lasts on a single set of AA batteries.

Designed to conserve battery power, this mouse can last as long as three years on one set of batteries. Customers who have been using it for a while confirm that it indeed uses less power than comparable mice.

Sculpted for right-handed people, the Logitech Marathon M705 remains comfortable to hold, even after many hours of use.

In addition, its laser-tracking keeps its clicks precise and gives you the ability to whiz through long documents and web pages with ease.

If you are looking for a mouse with a long battery life that is comfortable to hold for long periods of time, then the Logitech Marathon M705 is a great choice.

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Logitech MX Master

Logitech MX Master

The Logitech MX Master is the master of all wireless mice because of its ability to track well even on glossy surfaces and its long battery life. Reviewers and users agree that it's a top-notch wireless mouse.

With a shape sculpted for your right hand, it is comfortable to use all day. In fact, it was designed for people who use their mice a lot, all day, every day.

It has a rechargeable battery, so you never have to replace it. Simply connect it to your Chromebook using its USB cable and continue using it while it charges. If you don't have an extra USB port, you can use its wall-charger unit instead. Either way, four minutes gives you four hours of use and a full charge will last you up to 40 days.

If you're looking for a wireless mouse that will work, even on glass, and has a long-lasting rechargeable battery, the Logitech MX Master is a great choice.

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Which wireless mice are your favorites?

We've looked high and low for great wireless mice that work with the Chromebook, but we're only human, and we might have missed something super-amazing. Tell us all about it in the comments below.

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1 month ago

Best gaming controllers for the Amazon Fire TV

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Best Controllers for the Amazon Fire TV

Gaming on your Amazon Fire TV? You have more controller options than you might think.

Looking to invite friends over for a multiplayer session on your Amazon Fire TV but not sure what controllers are compatible with it?

No worries. We've broken out a list of some of your best controller options for the Amazon Fire TV — and chances are you may already own something that's compatible without knowing.

Amazon Fire TV Gaming Controller

Amazon Fire TV Bluetooth controller

An obvious but necessary inclusion on this list, if you enjoy the gaming controller that came with your Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition, you can buy extra controllers from — where else — Amazon.

The Amazon Fire TV controller connects via Bluetooth and has a number of features specifically designed to get the most out of your Amazon Fire TV box. For starters, it includes a built-in microphone, which gives you full access to Alexa features and allows you to search for games, movies, music, and more information, using only your voice.

The controllers also feature a headphone jack, so you can fully immerse yourself in a movie or game without bothering the people around you.

The Amazon Fire TV controller takes two AA batteries, so you should stock up on those if you plan on becoming a heavy gamer.

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Xbox 360 Wired Controller

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wired Controller

The wired version of the Xbox 360 controller works nearly flawlessly with the Amazon Fire TV. Simply plug in the controller to the USB port on the back of your Amazon Fire TV and you're good to go.

Looking to attach more than one USB controller? It's as simple as first plugging in a USB hub then plugging in up to four controllers. If you've got a couple plugged in, you'll even notice the player indicator lights will light up properly — a small but reassuring feature.

There's a whole bunch of [third-party controllers that work with the Amazon Fire](, including the wireless versions of the Xbox 360 controllers, but the reason why we're not recommending the wireless variant is because you'll also need to own Microsoft's Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows.

If you happen to already have a few of the wireless Xbox 360 controllers around, the dongle receiver may be the better option. If you don't, the wired variety are your best bet, as you won't have to worry about batteries or connectivity issues.

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DualShock 4 Bluetooth Controller (for PS4)

PS4 DualShock 4 Bluetooth Controller

The DualShock controller has been an industry standard and trailblazer since first being introduced for the original PlayStation back in 1998. While the technology inside the controller has improved, the overall design has remained largely unchanged and it's clear to see why — it's incredibly comfortable to hold.

Sony's DualShock 4 Bluetooth Controller is a great option that's compatible with your Amazon Fire TV. It's quick to pair — simply go into the Amazon Fire TV's Bluetooth controller settings, then hold down the Share and PS button on the DualShock controller to start the pairing.

The DualShock 4 controller is a surprisingly versatile controller; beyond using it with your PS4 and Amazon Fire TV, it's also compatible with Windows for PC gaming.

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SteelSeries Stratus XL

SteelSeries Stratus XL

The SteelSeries Stratus XL is a great controller that works for gaming on your Windows PC, Android phone, and Amazon Fire TV. SteelSeries has basically taken the best features from the DualShock and Xbox 360 controllers and combined them to create the Stratus XL.

It connects via Bluetooth and plays for up to 40 hours on two AA batteries. It's got nearly perfect weight to it and has been designed to fit comfortably in your hands for marathon gaming sessions.

Starting at over $60, the price might give you pause, but you really can't go wrong with this versatile, comfortable controller.

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Logitech Gamepad F310

Logitech Gamepad F310

If you're looking for a cheaper USB controller option, the Gamepad F310 from Logitech is a good choice.

It features the same analog stick layout as the DualShock and a cord that should be long enough to reach from the Amazon Fire TV to the couch. This one is also plug-and-play, meaning you shouldn't have to worry about setting things up.

And since this is a cheaper option, starting at $19.99, you could stock up on a couple of them, along with a decent USB hub and always be prepared for some multiplayer action.

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What's your preferred third-party controller?

Do you have a favorite gaming controller that didn't make our list? Tell us about it in the comments!

Amazon Fire TV

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1 month ago

Best wireless security cameras

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Best wireless security cameras

Security, sans power cables.

Having a home security camera is a great way to keep an eye on your house while you're out. Sometimes, you'd like to place your camera in such a way that power cables might be cumbersome or might not reach. Battery-powered security cameras are an excellent solution but are few and far between right now, since they usually have to compromise on key features. We've rounded up our favorites to help keep your security untethered to power outlets (for a while at least).

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1 month ago

Best accessories for Toshiba Chromebook 2

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Best accessories for Toshiba Chromebook 2

Customize your Toshiba Chromebook 2 with these great accessories!

So you've got yourself a Toshiba Chromebook 2 and want to know how you can make it your own.

Don't worry, we've done the searching for you and we know just what you'll need, so you can deck it out with all the best accessories.

Skinit vinyl skins

Skinit Chromebook 2 skins

A vinyl skin is a great way to decorate your Chromebook 2 and protect it from scratches. Skinit offers hundreds of skins with designs ranging from Hello Kitty to your college alma mater, classics paintings to abstract art starting at around $30. You can also customize a skin with your own photos or artwork.

The skins are a breeze to install and just as easy to remove, with no residue left behind, so you can change it up as often as you like. They take into account the Chromebook 2's indicator lights and ports so you always have access to what you need.

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iPearl mCover hard shell case

iPearl mCover hard shell for Chromebook 2

To protect your Chromebook 2 from bumps or drops you'll need a hard shell case, and iPearl's offering is just right. It's designed specifically for the Chromebook 2, is available in nine colors, and is priced around $20.

The translucent polycarbonate material is shatter-proof and it covers every corner. It's also designed not to interfere with the heat vents at the bottom, to prevent your laptop overheating, and retractable feet at the rear bottom of the case make typing at a desk ergonomic and comfortable.

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Toshiba dynadock universal docking station

Toshiba dynadock for Chromebook 2

The dynadock will turn your Chromebook 2 into a multi-tasking, multi-media machine. If you can't live without adding screens and having a massive variety of ports and options, this is the accessory you need. You can buy it directly from Toshiba for about $166.

You'll be able to connect two additional HD displays for movies and gaming, along with added surround sound capabilities. It has six USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports, so you'll never run out of ways to plug in your other devices, whether it's for fast data transfer or connecting to a printer.

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JETech Bluetooth mouse

JETech bluetooth mouse

Sometimes you just need a mouse to get the job (or the game) done. This Bluetooth mouse from JETech pairs with your Chromebook 2 to give you the portability of a laptop and the feel of a desktop — all for about $17.

The design is slim and ambidextrous. It clicks quietly and with precision, thanks to the high-definition optical sensor, and holds the connection to your Chromebook 2 wherever you are. All it takes is one AA battery, which will power the mouse for up to one year before needing to be replaced.

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Sound Intone headphones

Sound Intone headphones

Block out the noise around you with headphones from Sound Intone. You'll be able to focus on your music or hear every piece of dialogue from your favorite show on your morning commute. The built-in microphone also lets you talk away during video calls.

The on-ear design is comfortable, with padding that isn't overly bulky. The headphones also conveniently fold up for easy storage when you're on the move. Sound Intone makes them completely adjustable so that anyone can wear them and they come in at around $18.

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Logitech multimedia speakers

Logitech multimedia speakers

Everyone needs to get a little loud from time to time, and so does your Chromebook 2. Unleash those movie and game soundtracks with gusto by adding Logitech's multimedia speakers for about $23.

You're able to plug in two devices, such as your phone and your laptop, and the speakers will play from both sources at the same time. If you want to switch to headphones , just plug into the headphone jack into the front of the right speaker and you're good to go.

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Evecase briefcase bag

Evecase briefcase bag

Easily take your Chromebook 2 everywhere you go with this briefcase bag from Evecase. Your laptop will fit snug inside (even with a skin or hard case on it) and be protected from bumps and jostles while you're travelling or just getting from one place to another on a busy day.

It comes with a mousepad and a smaller pouch that snaps onto the bag that's designed to hold your phone, your mouse, a USB or two, or a charging cable. You can get yours in one of four different colors for around $22.

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