Tag Archive: Amazon


Vobot is like an Amazon Echo Dot, only slightly more fun (but definitely more flawed)

Vobot looks cooler and is a little more fun than an Amazon Echo Dot. But it’s lacking the one feature that makes Alexa Alexa.

We’ve already established that the Amazon Echo Dot is the first device you should get if you’re looking to start out with Alexa. But there’s one problem: It looks like an oversized hockey puck. Not exactly what I’d call fun.

Enter Vobot. It’s a sort of dot-matrix-looking alarm clock that bats its eyes  [Read More…]

Of course Amazon Fire TV and Roku are the top streaming players

It comes down to two things: Price, and simplicity. And if you don’t lead the way in both, you’ll give way to those who do.

A report out this week from analysts Parks Associates says that more than a third of streaming devices in use today don’t come one of the major companies you’d expect. Not Apple. Not Google.

Nope, it’s Roku, which had some 37 percent of the streaming market as of the first quarter of 2017. And  [Read More…]

Get the Sonos Playbar with a $40 Amazon gift card and 6 months of Music Unlimited

Our team at Thrifter has a great bundle for you that includes the Sonos Playbar and some Amazon goodies!

This bundle from Amazon includes a Sonos Playbar, $ 40 Amazon gift card, and six free months of Amazon Music Unlimited for a total of $ 696.95. That price is essentially just the cost of the Sonos Playbar by itself, so you’re getting the rest of that as a bonus. The Music Unlimited service costs $ 8 a month for  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire TV Stick vs. Fire TV 4K: Which should you buy?

Two streaming solutions, both alike in dignity, from fair Amazon, where we make our choice. … Which should you buy? We’ve got your answer.

When it comes to plugging into your television, Amazon has two options that’ll tempt you to open your wallet. There’s the Fire TV, and the Fire TV Stick.

Neither one should bust your budget. In fact, the more expensive of the two is less than $ 100. And both do generally the same  [Read More…]

What devices can play Amazon Music?

You can listen to Amazon Music on nearly any device that’s out there. String up two tin cans on a flag pole, and that might work, too. (Or not.) Here’s a more definitive list, though.

Amazon Music is as ubiquitous as just about any other music service out there. Tens of millions of songs. Available on nearly any device you can think of. In your car. On your phone. On a TV. On your computer.

Here’s the  [Read More…]

Which Amazon Music subscription should you get?

Amazon has a really good music service that you might have overlooked. Here’s what you need to know about Amazon Music.

Fun fact you might not be aware of: Amazon has a really good music service. It’s called, as you might expect, Amazon Music. And just like Apple Music or Google Play Music or Spotify or Pandora or whatever, it, uh, plays music. Lots and lots of music.

That’s not really the exciting part. The real reason  [Read More…]

Grab a 2-pack of TP-Link Smart Plugs for $40 at Amazon

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a $ 15 discount on Smart plugs

Smart plugs are a great addition to any house. If you don’t have any smart home equipment and want to get started, these plugs are one of the best purchases that you can make. Amazon currently has a 2-pack of TP-Link smart plugs priced at just $ 39.99 when you use the coupon code 15SMARTKIT at checkout. For two of them you’d  [Read More…]

Pick up an unlocked Huawei Mate 9 for $450 at Amazon

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a nice price drop on the Huawei Mate 9.

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, Huawei’s Mate 9 may have crossed your radar. Right now you can pick one up for just $ 449.99 at Amazon, which is a savings of $ 50 from its regular price. Being unlocked, you can buy this and pop in the SIM card of your choice (from a compatible  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo could go on sale in India in October for ₹12,000

Amazon is set to launch its Alexa-connected speaker in India during the festival season.

We’ve heard numerous reports about the Amazon Echo debuting in India later this year, and it looks like the retailer has settled on a launch window. Citing a source, FactorDaily states that the Echo and Echo Dot will be launching in India during Diwali season, which falls on October 18 this year.

The Amazon Echo is likely to be priced at ₹11,000  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo: Buy now or wait for the Amazon Echo 2?

Spend money now and hope something better doesn’t come out soon? Or spend money later and just deal … Well, in this case I’d …

The FOMO is real. You’ve been waiting on the sidelines on this whole Amazon Echo thing, but you’re finally ready to buy one. Maybe. Because there’s always something better on the horizon, right?

That brings us to today’s question: Is it safe to buy an Amazon Echo today or should we wait  [Read More…]