Tag Archive: Dropped


Android 9 Pie just dropped and you can already install it on your Essential Phone

Android 9 Pie finally got its name, it’s rolling out to Pixel phones, and the factory images are up. Usually, this is only exciting for owners of Google phones.

This time things are a little different if you’re the proud owner of the Essential Phone. Almost immediately Essential announced the Android Pie update would be available for their phone.

 

We’re proud to bring Android 9 Pie to Essential Phone the same day it’s released! Check your phone now  [Read More…]

The Philips Hue smart dimming kit has dropped to $28 right now

Easy dimming.

The Philips Hue smart dimming kit is down to $ 27.98 on Amazon. This is a price we haven’t seen on this kit since August last year. It usually sells for $ 35 and only drops to around $ 32 when it drops at all.

This kit is a simple way to get into smart dimming. It comes with the Philips Hue Dimmer Switch and one compatible light bulb. The switch can control up to  [Read More…]

The Echo Dot has dropped to $35 just in time for Prime Day

Lowest price since last year.

Right now at Amazon, you can save $ 15 off the normal price of an Echo Dot. This second-generation gadget normally goes for $ 50, but right now it is discounted to $ 34.99. You can pick between white or black at this price. You’d have to go all the way back to last year’s shopping season to find a better price than this. They’re usually just discounted to $ 40, so if you’ve  [Read More…]

Amazon’s portable Tap speaker with Alexa built-in has dropped to $85

No summer adventure is complete without some good music.

The Amazon Tap Alexa-enabled portable Bluetooth speaker is down to $ 84.99 on Amazon. This the first price drop we’ve seen since last year. While not great as great as some of the deals we saw over Black Friday, it’s been a while since the Tap has moved from its $ 130 price at all.

Unlike other Amazon devices, like the Echo Dot, the Tap isn’t chained to an  [Read More…]

The Nokia Steel HR smartwatch has dropped to a crazy low price of $115

Even without the coupon, it’d still be the lowest price.

Update: The 40mm Nokia no longer has an extra 30% discount, but $ 163.94 is still a good price compared to selling for $ 200 most of the time. Also, the 36mm Rose Gold version does still have the 30% coupon.

The black 40mm Nokia Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch is currently on sale at Amazon for $ 114.77 with a 30% off on-page coupon. This is a sort  [Read More…]

Dropped phones, cracked screens and the death of awareness

The worst sound in the world.

I am like a dog, ears pricked and attention diverted, desperately trying to spot the offending sound. It’s a violent combination of bombastic crash and subtle crack, a unique flavor of dread.

It’s the sound of a phone dropping from hand or pocket or table or anything — gravity doesn’t discern — to the cold hard ground. Occasionally, you get lucky and the phone lands on its back, and you see  [Read More…]

I dropped my LG V20 and you’ll never guess what happened next …

Dammit.

That was all I could say when I bent over and picked up my LG V20 and looked at the camera glass. I had it in my pocket at my desk, and when I got up to go answer nature’s call it slipped out. It landed on my carpeted floor. And the glass covering the camera assembly shattered.

I’ve dropped phones before. In fact, I’ve dropped phones in this very same spot sitting in  [Read More…]

Dropped Xiaomi Mi MIX reveals just how fragile the edgeless phone is

Not so long ago Chinese smartphone maker, unveiled a stunning handset concept called the Mi MIX. Actually the Mi MIX is more than just a concept, with the first batch sale hitting the market as soon as this week in China. While the phone hasn’t yet been released, some test units have been given out

Why I dropped the Moto X 2014 as my daily driver

It was October 2014, and I had just dumped Sprint as my carrier because it was time to cut down on expenses. My wife had just retired because of a medical condition, and we needed a cheaper plan. At the time, I had 3 phones: The Galaxy Note 3, the LG G-Flex, and the HTC One M8. These phones were on unlimited plans, but the bill was around 600 dollars a month.

So after a few days of looking around, I found a  [Read More…]

Huge Pebble update brings activity and sleep tracking, price dropped to just $99

The good folks at Pebble today are kicking things up a notch with a new software update that allows for full activity tracking and sleep monitoring for all Pebble watches. No longer will you need your Pebble on one wrist and a fitness band on the other — Pebble now does it all. Today, Pebble is announcing new health and fitness apps from Misfit, Jawbone, and Swim.com that allow you to take advantage of the new  [Read More…]