Tag Archive: Buying


What to look for when buying USB-C cables and adapters

Buying a cable shouldn’t be difficult. It doesn’t have to be if you follow these simple tips.

USB standards have a long history, and they’ve gone through plenty of changes since first implemented in 1996. The premise behind them is providing a way to standardize cables, connectors, communication, and power transfer between electronic devices. Those are some pretty high goals to reach, but the specifications do just that and the rest is up to the manufacturers of  [Read More…]

Deal: Get a free Live Case when buying a Pixel 2

Available until February 14 at 11:59 PM PT.

We’re big fans of the Google Pixel 2 here at Android Central, and if you’re looking to get an awesome last-minute Valentine’s gift, it’s sure to knock the socks off of your sweetheart. If you buy one now from the Google Store, you can get a custom Live Case for no added cost!

Live Case on the Google Pixel.

If you want to take advantage of this deal,  [Read More…]

Today only, save up to 40% on BIC essentials you’ll be buying at some point anyways

The easiest decision you’ll make all day.

Today only, Amazon is offering up to 40% off BIC office supplies. The items included are things like pens, pencils, and highlighters. You know you’re going to need them at some point, whether it’s for restocking your home office, or grabbing school supplies. Now’s the time to buy and avoid paying full price…or running out when you need them the most.

Some notable items:

Gel-ocity 8-pack Fashion Retractable Gel Pens  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime is designed to fuel your impulse buying habits

Samsung’s latest budget phone has an interesting trick up its sleeve.

With hundreds of phones releasing in India every year, Samsung is looking to distinguish its products by offering interesting new use cases. The Galaxy On7 Prime — Samsung’s latest foray in the budget segment — comes with a visual search feature that lets you easily purchase products through photos. The feature is powered by Samsung Mall, which collates product information from several e-commerce sites to create a sort  [Read More…]

Consumers favor software updates over buying new phones, report suggests

Is the new annual flagship smartphone worth your hard-earned money, or is your older phone worth a second look? According to a new report coming out of the New York Post, it seems customers these days prefer getting a software update packed with new features, rather than invest towards a new phone. The rising trend […]

5 reasons it’s worth buying an Android Wear watch right now

Android Wear is more awesome than ever, and now is definitely the time to buy.

Android Wear is the software that powers an increasing number of awesome smartwatches that sync up to your phone. From notifications to fitness to apps, they’re better than ever, and now may be the right time to pick one up for yourself — be it a low-key LG Watch Style to a fancy (and expensive) Tag Heurer Connected.

It helps you work  [Read More…]

5 Important Considerations When Buying a Used Phone

Buying a used phone can be a heck of a deal, but you need to know what to look out for!

When it’s time to upgrade your phone, most of us will go to our carriers and see what deals they have to offer — but don’t forget about the bustling used smartphone market. You can find your next great phone at a discounted price by buying used, but we’ve got some tips to consider before hopping  [Read More…]

PSA: Be careful when buying a Moto E4 case

Don’t buy the wrong Moto E4 case.

I’m really enjoying the Moto E4. For a phone that’s as inexpensive as $ 70 (but closer to $ 130 if you don’t want the Verizon version, or lock screen ads), it’s pretty unimpeachable.

So when doing research for the best cases to buy for Motorola’s new budget bandit, I noticed a trend: a lot of 1- to 3-star reviews on cases that hadn’t been out for very long. Turns  [Read More…]

A guide to buying children’s Bluetooth headphones for smartphones

In this era of mobile gadgets, children also don’t want to be left out of all the fun and ‘cool’ they see all around them. Daddy has this cool gadget he wears over his ears to listen to music on the go and watch movies late at night. And Junior wants one of these children’s […]

If you’re buying Beauty and the Beast, make sure to connect Disney Movies Anywhere

Most digital copies are a letdown. Disney’s are not.

We’ve all seen it: buy the movie before it’s out on Blu-ray, and you don’t get any special features, and your copy is stuck in one store forever. It sucks, right? WRONG! Disney has a digital system that makes buying the movie early an actually tempting thing to do, and it all has to do with connecting digital stores and awesome app implementation.

Before you go buy Beauty  [Read More…]