Deal: Fitbit Alta on sale for just $85 on Amazon ($45 off)

Looking for a last minute holiday gift for your fitness-focused friend? Boy, have we got a deal for you. The Fitbit Alta, one of the best fitness trackers on the market right now, is available on Amazon for only $84.96. Not only is that a savings of $44.99, that also puts the Alta at the lowest price we’ve ever seen.

The Alta is available in three sizes – Small, Large and X-Large – and comes in five different color options. You can pick up the Black, Blue, Plum or Teal models for the discounted price, though you’ll have to spend an extra $65 if you want the fancy Gold/Black model.

It’s worth noting that this deal is only available for today, December 7, so you’ll need to act fast if you want to save some moolah.

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March 29, 2016

Personally, the Alta is one of my favorite fitness trackers. Not only is it one of Fitbit’s best looking wearables, it’s also super accurate, has a battery that will last about five days, and, oh yeah, it’s really affordable.

Interested in picking one up for yourself? Head to the Amazon link below for the details!

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This smartphone tripod is the size of a credit card


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Sure, it’s great that you have all these smartphone accessories, but how portable are they really? You’ve got to plan ahead if you’re going to be hauling along a selfie stick or – God forbid – an actual tripod.

That’s what makes Pocket Tripod such an elegant solution. You can literally just slip it into your pocket and forget about it until you need it.

It’s an idea that’s so natural and obvious that even Steve Wozniak was smacking his forehead over it:

Why didn’t someone do this before… What a great idea that I wish I’d thought of. I put one of them in my backpack so it’s always with me… Great project. Never would have come about without a great deal of creativity and desire to do something different… I never had thought that something like that could be done.

The Pocket Tripod is exactly what it sounds like. The durable construction and clever ‘unfolding’ capability means you can have it on your person at all times, easily within reach for those unexpectedly photogenic moments.

It transforms from a credit-card-like shape into a tripod with a simple twist and flip action and can sweet 90 degrees from four different mounted positions, landscape or horizontal.

Pocket Tripod started as a crowdfunded project, and the concept received an enthusiastic response. The creators actually funded about twice as much as their campaign goal.

Normally you might expect to pay as much as $104 for a quality smartphone tripod. Hell, if you’re really willing to break the bank, some are going for as much as $550.

This smartphone tripod is the size of a credit card

Pocket Tripod only costs $25 normally, but the company is currently having a sale that knocks 20% off that. If you’re looking for an ideal stocking stuffer or a nice gift for yourself this holiday season, look no further!

Click the button below to grab your own Pocket Tripod for just $19.99, and stop letting those photographic moments go to waste!

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Deal: Buy the LG G5 or V20 and get a free LG TV

We’ve just found a great deal for anyone who’s thinking of buying a high-end LG smartphone: Best Buy is giving out a free 32-inch LG LED 720p Smart TV to customers who buy either the LG G5 or V20.

But as always, conditions do apply, as the smartphones have to be activated on either Sprint’s or Verizon’s network if you want to score the free TV. But even so, it’s still a great deal. Especially for those who were already thinking of getting in bed with the above-mentioned carriers.

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If you’re interested in snagging this deal, head over to Best Buy’s website by clicking the button below. Simply place your order for the G5 or V20 and the free gift will be automatically added to your cart. If you decide to opt for the LG G5, you’ll also receive a 3-piece accessory bundle free of charge that includes an extra battery — which is always useful — a charging cradle, and a USB-C cable. Nice!

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Even though Best Buy doesn’t mention for how long the deal will be available, we expect that it won’t last for long, so, you’ll probably want to move fast. Let us know if you went with the G5 or the V20 in the comments below.

Deal: Sony Xperia XA Ultra on sale for only $229.99 ($100 off) – today only!

If you want to get your hands on an affordable smartphone with a large screen and from a reputable brand, keep on reading. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra is on sale at B&H for just $229.99, which is a savings of about $100.

The device launched back in July and was originally priced at $369.99. As it has been available for a few months now, the price of the device went down, and normally retails for $329.99 at B&H. Now, the retailer dropped the price down for another 100 dollars, which is a killer deal.

But you’ll have to hurry up, as the offer is only valid today and expires in just over 10 hours!

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As a refresher, the XA Ultra features a 6-inch 1080p display, a Mediatek Helio P10 processor, 3GB or RAM and 16GB of storage. It also sports a rear 21.5MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture, a 16MP selfie snapper, a 2,700mAh battery, and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It’s also available in three different colors — Graphite Black, Lime Gold, and White.

If you’re interested in snagging this deal up, head over to B&H’s official website by clicking the button below to place your order. And if you do decide to buy the device, do let us know which color you opted for by posting a comment below.

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OnePlus contest sees OnePlus 3T and more available for one rupee

OnePlus has introduced a contest for customers in India which allows users to exchange points for items in the OnePlus store. The December Dash promotion, which runs until the end of the year, also sees three OnePlus 3T devices become available each week for one India rupee.

To have a chance of buying a one rupee OnePlus 3T, users must complete an Entry Challenge which involves signing into the OnePlus account, verifying their mobile number, adding their address details and then sharing the OnePlus competition page on their social channels. Those who do so before December 28 will be entered into the OnePlus 3T prize draw which occurs every Saturday (winners will be notified by email).

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In addition to the prize draw, users can earn points for each person who completes the Entry Challenge using one of the links they share on social media. Each registration earns the user one point, redeemable at OnePlus’s prize shop.

Items which can be exchanged there include phone cases for between 6 and 15 points and a 128 GB OnePlus 3T for those you manage to amass 300 points (for clarity, that means 300 people must complete the Entry Challenge through links you post.)

The prize shop is open 12 – 6pm (IST) on every Friday in December (9, 16, 23, 30) but items seen there may have limited stock. For the full rules and conditions of the December Dash, head over to

Samsung updates Gear S2 with Gear S3 features, refurbished models go on sale

Samsung has delivered an update to its Gear S2 smartwatch which includes a number of Gear S3 features. The update is rolling out as of today (December 5) and coincides with an unrelated offer on refurbished Gear S2 models, now available for $109.99.

The update brings the Gear S3’s watch faces, downloadable via the apps store, as well as increasing the number of functions the rotating bezel can be used for.

Gear S2 owners can now accept or reject calls using the bezel as well as dismiss alarms, timers and alerts. What’s more, the Gear S2 now supports a handwriting mode, which converts characters drawn onto the screen in English, Korean or Chinese, into typed characters – or you can dictate messages with a voice record feature.

Samsung updates Gear S2 with Gear S3 features, refurbished models go on sale

Other updated Gear S2 features include:

Activity tracking: S Health now includes (what appears to be) the same features as were added to the Gear Fit2, detailed here, including auto-pause and better activity recognition.

Widget support: Added support for “third-party widgets from popular apps like Uber, Yelp and USA Today,” and improvements to others. (For example, the Weather widget now includes a City Navigator function to allow users to monitor multiple cities’ conditions.)

Safety and security: A new location tracking feature allows users to send their location in an emergency to predefined contacts.

Meanwhile, the refurbished Gear S2 offer comes from and includes the smartwatch in dark grey plus a USB cable and charger. Note that it will cost you to extend the 60-day included warranty up to one ($21.99) or two ($29.99) years.

For comparison, the Gear S2 can be purchased new on for $249.99.

Moto G4 and G4 Play get big discounts and cashbacks on Amazon India

Residents in India who are looking to save big on new Android phones should check out Amazon for some excellent offers on the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Play. The retailer has cut the price of the Moto G4 while the G4 Play is the subject of a cash back offer.

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Both the 16GB and 32GB versions of the Moto G4 have a price cut of Rs. 2,000 at the moment, which means the final price is RS 10,499 for the 16GB variant and Rs. 11,999 for the 32GB version. Just a reminder: both have a  5.5-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB of RAM, 13M rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 3000mAh battery.

Get it at Amazon

Amazon is offering people who purchase the Moto G4 Play a Rs. 1,000 gift card for the retailer when they buy the phone for its regular price of Rs. 8,999. It has a 5-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on board storage, an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 2800mAh battery. There’s no word on when these deals will end so you might want to work quickly to take advantage of these promo offers.

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Deal: Snag the LG 360 CAM for just $100 at Dailysteals


Want to get into the virtual reality craze by making your own 360 degree photos and videos? The LG 360 CAM, one of the “Friends” devices launched with the LG G5 earlier this year, is currently being sold by for just $99.99. That’s a big 50 percent discount compared to its normal $199.99 price tag.

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While the 360 CAM was launched as an accessory to the LG G5, the truth is that it’s a stand alone device that can be used on its own.  Ir has two 13MP camera on opposite sides for taking 360 degree images, along with videos at a resolution of up to 2560 x 1280. All of the photos and video clips can be stored on a microSD card, and the 360 CAM supports up to 2TB of extra storage. It also has three microphones for getting true surround sound for videos.

You can check out a video that we took with the LG 360 CAM earlier this summer at a LA Dodgers baseball game above. The DailySteals discount is set to expire in about three days, so you don’t have ton of time to take atvangae of this 50 percent price cut.

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The gadget CNET called ‘one of the coolest concepts of the year’ is on sale


Dimple is one of those ideas that, once you see it in action, you wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself. The waterproof little strip slaps four customizable NFC buttons to your device.

You can assign specific commands to these buttons and use them to place calls instantly, toggle settings, control your smarthome… basically the only limit is your imagination.

When it originally came out, CNET called Dimple “one of the coolest concepts” of the year, and Gizmodo praised it for going “above and beyond the call of duty.

Dimple in a glance:

  • Place the Dimple anywhere, regardless of handedness
  • Launch your favorite app, switch between apps, switch on Bluetooth, or change settings w/ ease
  • Place instant calls, create an extra play button, or take photos instantly w/ a single click
  • Integrate w/ Tasker to create unique functions like smart home controls
  • Use the open plugin development SDK to create your own unique functions for your dimple buttons
  • Work seamlessly without ever having to recharge – Dimple harvest energy right from your phone
  • Choose between Black, White or Grey based on availability at time of redemption

When Dimple originally launched, its $30 price tag caused some people to balk. The price later dropped to $25, and now Dimple has an offer running that knocks 20 percent off, meaning you can snag it for $19.99.

What’s more is that if you grab it from Tech Deals and recommend a friend, then you can get $10 back, meaning that you’re essentially getting it for $9.99! This offer lasts from now through the weekend, so don’t miss out!

Ready to make your smartphone even smarter? Click the button below to check out this deal!

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Deal: Complete Computer Science Bundle 89% off


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Deal: 8 Computer Science Kits for $39 ($367 separately)

Ready for a hard dose of reality?

Your degree doesn’t matter in the real world.

You might hack your way through a four-year degree in Computer Science and then burst upon the tech scene expecting your piece of paper to open all sorts of doors, and to a small extent that’s true. But really, nobody cares about your degree.

They only care about what you’re capable of.

I’ve got a friend who went to seven years of college. When he finally graduated with two degrees, he started trying to find a job coding in Seattle. To his dismay, he learned that some of his former peers were already pulling down six figures.

These guys hadn’t even gone to college; they’d just started coding right out of high school.

People are getting increasingly suspicious of the value of a formal education. The frustrating reality for many is that they’re ending up tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt with no competitive edge over those who took simple internet courses and got to work.

Even though they aren’t on the scale of college tuition, quality online courses can still be pretty pricey. Fortunately, instructors frequently bundle courses together to increase enrollment. For the next three days, one such bundle of 8 Computer Science kits is going for less than the cost of one.

The Complete Computer Science Bundle features some of the most popular courses provided by From 0 to 1 and Byte Sized Chunks. If you were to fork over cash for these courses individually, you’d wind up paying over $360. From now through the weekend, though, you can grab all of them for just $39.

Here’s what you get:

Ready to learn how to code? The cost of entry has never been lower. Start making your dream career come true without ending up under the thumb of Sallie Mae. Click the button below for the full details!

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