Tag Archive: Gear


Gear Up: Belkin USB Type C chargers and cables

With so many smartphones and electronics having transitioned over to USB Type C for charging, it stands to reason you might need to pick up a couple of new cables or chargers. Sure, you get one with pretty much every device you buy, but who wants to drag a cord around the house or lug it back and forth to school or work?

If you’re the proud owner of a new flagship phone, you probably have a handset that relies  [Read More…]

Aukey’s $11 USB-C Power Delivery wall charger keeps your gear powered up

Power Delivery for more advanced devices.

The black Aukey USB-C wall charger with 18W Power Delivery is down to $ 10.99 with code AUKEY8PA on Amazon. That price is almost $ 12 off what this charger normally sells for and one of the best deals we’ve seen.

The White version is also down to the same price, you’ll just need to use the slightly different code AUKEY9PA to see it. Pick your favorite. Other than the color  [Read More…]

ThriftyDroid: Discounts on mobile phones, accessories, and other gear

If you’re like us, you don’t go shopping without looking for discounts first. Not just in-store stuff, but online, too. Yes, we still clip coupons.

The tech space is one of those interesting fields where there’s always something on sale. Drilling down a bit deeper, the smartphone market is often full of discounts, sales, and limited time promotions. We’ve done our best to scour various websites, outlets, and other sources for bargains worth your time.

What follows is a list of  [Read More…]

Keep your gear safe with Belkin’s 12-outlet surge protector for $13

Worry no longer.

The Belkin 12-outlet advanced power strip surge protector is down to $ 13.20 at Amazon today. This surge protector regularly sells for $ 25 on average and has never dropped this low in price until today. Earlier this year it was selling for as much as $ 33.

Belkin’s power strip has a 4,000 Joule energy rating and can protect a home office or professional workstation. The unique design includes several outlets at right  [Read More…]

Gear Up: Check out our favorite smart wallet options

Smart products are everywhere. Anything that we can add technology to, we usually end up doing. That ranges from everything like lights, fans, and security systems to garage doors, car chargers, and more.

Adding smart technology to otherwise dumb products can be a real game changer. No longer do we have to wonder if that shadowy figure in front of our door is a robber or sweet old grandma. Now we can unlock the front door of our home so  [Read More…]

Pick up some new gear from the likes of Skagen, TaoTronics and more

In the past week, we have seen quite a few new products unveiled, and we still have a few weeks left of #phonepocalypse. To help tide us over in between all of these announcements, you’re likely going to want some accessories to go along with them.

The Weekend Recommender is our chance to share some of the better tech items that have recently crossed our path. What you’ll find below are a few products that we’ve spent time with over the last few  [Read More…]

Get a free Gear S3 Frontier with Galaxy Note 9 purchase today!

Get it today!

As part of its daily deals, Amazon has the 512GB unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 bundled with a Gear S3 for $ 1,249.99. Other retailers, like B&H and Samsung are offering just the phone for this price, meaning that you are getting Samsung’s latest smartwatch at no cost. On its own, the Gear S3 Frontier sells for $ 250 at Samsung, making today’s bundle one that you won’t want to miss out on.

This  [Read More…]

Is the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro waterproof?

Best answer: Yes, the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro is waterproof. Its 5 ATM rating means it can survive up to 50 meters of water submersion and can be used while swimming.

Amazon: Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro ($ 149)

The GearFit2 Pro has a 5 ATM waterproof rating

Every waterproof/water-resistant gadget comes with a rating that defines what exactly it can withstand, and with the Gear Fit2 Pro, Samsung outfitted it with a 5 ATM one.

5ATM  [Read More…]

Which Android phones are compatible with the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro?

Best answer: Any Android phone running Android OS 4.4 (KitKat) or later, with 1.5GB of RAM is compatible with the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro.

Amazon: Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro ($ 145)

Many modern Android phones can connect to Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro

If you have any of the big-name phones, like any of Google’s Pixels, every Samsung Galaxy S phone since the S3, LG’s latest, and so on, it’ll work with the  [Read More…]

Can the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro help me lose weight?

Best answer: Through various built-in and third-party exercise apps, as well as third-party nutrition tracking apps, the Gear Fit2 Pro can help you track all of your progress, from start to goal weight.

Amazon: Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro ($ 195)

The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro can help track all your exercise and nutrition progress

With a host of third-party apps to try — over 3,000, in fact — there are myriad ways  [Read More…]