Tag Archive: Don’t


Don’t buy an Amazon Echo Dot — get the Zolo Halo instead*

*But only if you’re OK missing out on a few of the Echo’s cooler features.

The is the Zolo Halo. It’s mostly like an Amazon Echo Dot. It’s a connected speaker. It’s got a microphone. It has Amazon Alexa built into it. So it can answer questions and control things and do most everything the Echo can do.

And at $ 391, it’s priced about the same as the Echo Dot (which officially is $ 49 but had  [Read More…]

You can make Duo calls to Android phones that don’t have the app installed

This might be the most important Duo update ever.

If you want to make video calls on an Android device, Google Duo is easily your best bet. Google’s added a lot of new features and improvements since its release in 2016, but like any other communications app, it’s faced the same issue of forcing you to encourage your friends and family members to actually download it so you can talk to them.

The folks at Android Police  [Read More…]

Don’t worry about running out of juice with Anker’s $36 PowerCore II 20000mAh charger

Power everything in your world!

Anker’s Powercore II 20000mAh portable charger is down to $ 35.99 with code Y18A1260 on Amazon. This charger normally sells for $ 50, and this is one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen. The only price lower was a deal we shared when it dropped to $ 30 on Black Friday.

The PowerCore II has two PowerIQ USB ports for output and one microUSB port input for recharging. It can identity  [Read More…]

Unlike Apple, Motorola and HTC don’t slow CPU speed as batteries age

Motorola and HTC are in the clear, but how others respond remains to be seen.

A few days before Christmas, word came out that Apple was deliberately slowing down the CPU performance of older iPhones as their batteries aged. We won’t get into all the nitty-gritty details, but as you’d expect, people weren’t all that happy to hear that their phones were being slowed down on purpose by the company that made them.

Following this news, questions  [Read More…]

Instagram now shows posts from accounts you don’t follow in your main feed

Like it or not, recommended posts are now part of your feed.

Throughout December alone, Instagram’s made some fairly big updates to its main feed. The middle of the month saw a new option to follow hashtags to keep up to date with trends/topics that you’re interested in, and just about a week ago, Instagram started rolling out an in-line comment feature to make it even faster to leave your thoughts on photos/videos.

Now, Instagram is launching  [Read More…]

MrMobile spent $1950 on the L16 Camera (so you don’t have to)

The very first time I laid eyes on the Light L16 camera, I knew I had to test it. 16 individual 13MP sensors ranging from 28mm to 150mm, laid out in a scattershot pattern without even the pretense of adhering to a grid, festooned with steerable mirrors that wiggled and warbled as they fixed those big mechanical eyes on a subject … it was the perfect mix of oversized smartphone and terrifying Matrix robo-spider. I snapped one up as  [Read More…]

Cafago offers great discounts on two Class 10 MicroSD cards; don’t miss it! (Promoted Deals)

Similar to GearBest and BangGood, Cafago is an online retailer that sells a number of different kinds of products – notably for us, cell phones and their accessories. As such, we thought we’d offer you, our dear readers, a chance at getting a couple nice deals on MicroSD cards – one 64GB, one 128GB. Check […]

Four more coupon codes from BangGood, don’t miss them! (Promoted Deals)

BangGood has really been coming through lately as a source of great discounts on some little-known (but still quality) smartphone brands. Today is no exception, as we have four more coupon codes just for you, dear Android Guys.  Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Key Features  18:9 screen, 5.99″ Full screen display  12% reduced chin size  Hidden […]

Google wants to make sure you don’t forget about Android Wear 2.0 this autumn

Despite a slow and bumpy rollout of Android Wear 2.0, Google has a series of new smartwatches hitting the shelves this fall just in time for the holiday shopping season. And to remind us that Android Wear smartwatches can make for great accessories this season, Google recently published a new post in which it details […]

Don’t miss out on these awesome Anker Bluetooth headphones for $20

Don’t worry about the lack of headphone jack on your next phone thanks to this great deal from our friends at Thrifter!

Right now you can pick up Anker’s popular SoundBuds Slim Bluetooth headphones for just $ 19.99, a savings of $ 6 from the regular list price. Bluetooth headphones continue to become more of a necessity as manufacturers remove headphone jacks from more and more phones, but not everyone has hundreds of dollars laying around to spend  [Read More…]