Tag Archive: Amazon


Amazon Cloud Cam vs. Nest Cam IQ: Is Nest’s best worth three times as much?

AI features are great, but a low price can be even better.

It seems like every brand is trying its hand at the connected security camera game these days, from longtime accessory brands like Belkin and Logitech to more smart home-focused companies like Nest, and now even Amazon. The new Amazon Cloud Cam offers many of the same features you’ll find on industry-leading smart cameras, all at a much more affordable price.

At just $ 119.99, the  [Read More…]

Amazon now gives you up to $35 off a Fire TV Cube if you trade in a Roku or Chromecast

A few weeks ago Amazon unveiled the Fire TV Cube. A cross-breed between its popular Echo speaker and a Fire TV, the device aims to unite your smart home and media consumption under one all-encompassing Amazon device.

Amazon opened pre-orders for the device, which costs $ 120, earlier this month. Shipping is expected to start tomorrow. But if you haven’t ordered your Fire TV Cube yet, you might be interested to know that Amazon is currently offering a pretty sweet  [Read More…]

Get up to $35 off a new Amazon Fire TV Cube by trading in your old streaming device

Got a Chromecast or Roku sitting around collecting dust?

Trade in whatever media streaming player you own and Amazon will give you up to $ 35 in credit towards a new Fire TV Cube or 4K Fire TV. Amazon only recently announced the Fire TV Cube, and it’s currently set to come out on June 21. You can get a huge discount off the price with this trade-in offer and go from an older, streaming device, to one that  [Read More…]

How to use an Amazon Cloud Cam outdoors

I’ve been using Wi-Fi security cameras in my house for years. I started with a Nexia Home system ages ago, then upgraded to Simplicam due to their price and various subscription plans. From there it was a short stint with the Logi Circle (which are still great cameras) until I finally landed on the Amazon Cloud Cam when it was released last fall. While this version was only meant to be indoors, it didn’t stop me from wanting  [Read More…]

Amazon Kindle Oasis review: The best e-reader you can buy

The Kindle Oasis ups the ante for e-readers.

There are plenty of options available if you’re interested in reading e-books. You can pick up an Android tablet for under $ 100, load up the Kindle app, and get started right away. A tablet is a great option for most users as it offers more versatility — you can browse the web, watch YouTube videos, or just play games in addition to reading books.

Or you can pick  [Read More…]

Modern Dad does the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition

It’s an Echo Dot — you know, for kids!

Does a kid need an Amazon Echo Dot? And if so, does a kid need a grown-up Echo Dot? Or an Echo Dot Kids Edition? Or does a grown-up need a kid to have a Kids Edition more than a grown-up edition?

These are the questions we parents struggle with. Well, that, and what’s for dinner.

But today it’s all about the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition. It is, for  [Read More…]

Are the #1 Bluetooth Headphones on Amazon actually good? We review the MPOW M3

When looking for a new pair of Bluetooth headphones, we’re often faced with a few choices. Do we want to spend more money for better audio quality? Does it need water resistance? How much do we care about looks?

While some audio companies are trying to compete on price alone and some are trying to compete on features alone, MPOW is trying to straddle the line of both of those segments to provide a pair of Bluetooth headphones that look great,  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire TV and the ADB.Miner malware — what you need to know

Staying safe from the ADB.Miner worm is simple — just don’t do anything to help it!

You might have heard about a new piece of malware that’s said to be hitting Amazon’s Fire TV users and hijacking resources to mine cryptocurrency. It’s known as ADB.Miner and if you get bit by it your Fire TV stops being a great way to see the content you love and turns into a sluggish appendage that isn’t  [Read More…]

Combo an Amazon Echo Dot with TP-Link’s smart plug for just $51 today

Buy more, save more.

As part of its Gold Box deals of the day, Amazon has an Echo Dot and TP-Link Smart Plug combo for just $ 50.98, a savings of $ 39 from their regular pricing. These items normally sell for around $ 50 and $ 40 respectively, but both are currently on sale for a bit less. Even compared to the discounted pricing, this bundle still saves you an additional $ 9 off and makes  [Read More…]

Amazon transitions its Prime Pantry service to a monthly membership

Never leave the house again.

Amazon is giving Prime Pantry a facelift, and if you’re already a Prime member you’ll want to pay close attention to the changes. Starting June 1, Prime Pantry is changing to a subscription service. Just an extra $ 4.99 a month on your Prime membership will give you unlimited free shipping on any orders over $ 40 from the Prime Pantry service. Before this, Prime Pantry required a per-order flat fee of $ 5.99  [Read More…]