Tag Archive: Buying


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…]

Are you buying into the hype of Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone?

The Essential Phone has plenty going for it, but without wireless charging, water resistance, and a headphone jack, is it something you’d consider?

The Essential Phone — is it really that essential? And with Android smartphones seemingly generating more buzz than ever before, does Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone have a chance against the current crop of competition?

If you’re wondering what we’re even talking about here, take a quick gander at some of what’s promised with the  [Read More…]

Are you buying into the hype of Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone?

The Essential Phone has plenty going for it, but without wireless charging, water resistance, and a headphone jack, is it something you’d consider?

The Essential Phone — is it really that essential? And with Android smartphones seemingly generating more buzz than ever before, does Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone have a chance against the current crop of competition?

If you’re wondering what we’re even talking about here, take a quick gander at some of what’s promised with the  [Read More…]

CTIA launches a new service to keep you from buying stolen smartphones

Stolen phones are a painful part of the smartphone market.

Someone steals a phone off an unsuspecting (or at the very least unwilling) person, wipes the device and sells it off to the first person they can. That person thinks they got a sweet deal on a new phone… right up until the device turns on and is disabled by an IMEI block placed by the carrier or the manufacturer once the owner reports it stolen. No one wants  [Read More…]

This coupon saves you $100 when buying two of Amazon’s brand new Alexa-powered Echo Show

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a deal on the brand new Echo Show!

Amazon has just officially unveiled the Echo Show, its latest Alexa-powered device, and the company is already offering a discount if you buy two of them. You can save $ 100 when using the coupon SHOW2PACK, dropping the price down to just $ 359.98. With the ability to make video calls, monitor your front door and more from the Echo Show,  [Read More…]

How much does security factor into your buying decisions? [Roundtable]

How the AC staff thinks about security when they’re buying cool stuff.

There are plenty of reasons to want a new phone or cool tech gadget, and everyone has different reasons. And of course, there are plenty of phones and cool tech gadgets to buy. We find the right gadget for the right reasons and lighten our wallets.

In the midst of all the talk about specs and software and updates and cameras and everything else about  [Read More…]