New Cricket subscribers can buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 for $350 (50% off) under certain conditions

A week from this Sunday, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ will both be unveiled. All of a sudden, those with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ will own a phone belonging to the previous generation. But this dynamic allows retailers and carriers to take an axe to the price of the 2017 flagships right now, as they try to quickly reduce their inventory of the older models to make room for the new units.

Take Cricket Wireless, for example. The AT&T-owned pre-paid carrier has a great deal on the Galaxy S8 that amounts to a 50% off discount. It’s simple, really. Switch …


Deal: Save nearly 50% on Bose's QuietComfort 25 headphones for Apple devices

Bose’s headphones have been on sale quite a few times on Amazon and Best Buy, but if you haven’t yet scored any of the previous deals, then you’re in luck.

Amazon and Bose are running a promotion on the Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones for Apple devices, so customers will be able to save nearly 50% when they purchase the accessory.

Usually selling for $300, Amazon offers a pair of Bose headphones for just $160 (46% off). If you’re using an Android device, the QuietComfort 25 headphones are on sale as well, but you’ll only be saving $100 (33%).

It’s worth mentioning that …

Verizon to make changes to its prepaid plans starting February 20th; switch and get a $50 credit

Starting next Tuesday, February 20th, Verizon will be making some changes to its prepaid plans. For those who need just enough data to stream a little music and check their emails, a new entry level plan is being added. Priced at $30 a month, you can have unlimited talk and text plus 500MB of data. The rest of the line up includes unlimited talk and text plus 3GB of data for $40, 7GB of data for $50 and 10GB of data for $60. With on-time payments, you can carryover unused data for one month. Add additional data using the My Verizon app.

Big Red is also improving its Prepaid Unlimited service. …

Apple will now sell you a refurbished Series 3 GPS only Apple Watch for $50 off

Want a Apple Watch Series 3 GPS only model at a discounted price? Apple has added the timepiece to its offerings of refurbished devices with $50 knocked off the price. That takes the price of the 38mm version of the timepiece down to $279, while the 42mm model will cost you $309. The discounts amount to savings of up to 15% off the price of a brand new watch. And in case you’re concerned about buying a previously owned device, all of these watches go through “Apple’s rigorous refurbishment process” and are sold with a 1-year limited warranty. Buyers have 14-days to return their watch if they are …

Deal: Fitbit starts sale on Amazon, save up to $50 on various wearables

Fitbit has just kicked off a sale of wearables on Amazon, which includes gadgets like Fitbit Charge 2, Fitbit Blaze and the most recent Fitbit Ionic smartwatch.

The discounts aren’t that big for the most expensive Fitbit wearables, but you can definitely score some great deals on the cheaper ones. For example, the Fitbit Charge that usually sells for $150 is now available on Amazon for just $100. Also, the Fitbit Blaze is $50 off as well, so you can not buy it for $150.

The the other tier, the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch costs $270, only $30 cheaper than usual. The same discount applies …

Deal: iPhone 7/8 Smart Battery case (white) is now $50 off, grab one for $49

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If you have a 4.7-inch iPhone in need of some extra protection and power, we have good news for you! The official Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery case is now on sale at B&H! The official Apple store has the case listed for $99, …

BlackBerry KEYone gets a permanent $50 price cut in the US

BlackBerry fans who have been waiting for a sale on the company’s KEYone flagship will be pleased to hear the smartphone is getting a permanent price cut in the United States. Since the KEYone wasn’t discounted too often, it appears that the move is meant to boost the smartphone’s sales in select markets.

Currently, two US retailers now offer the BlackBerry KEYone for a lower price than the MSRP: Amazon and Best Buy. The KEYone usually sells in the US for $550, but starting today customers can get one for just $500.

Even though Amazon and Best Buy price listings may suggest this is …

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If you’re doing something at the gym that’s more active than watching Real Housewives while sort of moving on the elliptical (guilty), you need headphones that can keep up with you. 

But that can be a tall order. You need to make sure you’re not brushing wires out of the way while holding a barbell over your face, you need sound that will drown out that ubiquitous gym techno, and you need a secure, comfortable fit. Read more…

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Fitbit to end Pebble support in June, offers $50 discount to all users

After launching its first ever wearable device powered by its proprietary OS – the Ionic, Fitbit announced that it has decided to discontinue support for Pebble effective June 30, 2018.

The wording of the announcements is a bit different, as Fitbit actually says that it will extend its support of the Pebble smartwatch ecosystem for six more months. Until this period expires, all those who still own such a wearable device are urged to check out how the Pebble ecosystem is evolving on the Fitbit platform.

This six-month extension of Fitbit’s support for Pebble’s infrastructure and …

Deal: Verizon's LG G6 is now 50% off

As of today, Verizon Wireless allows its customers to save 50% on an LG G6 – not the newest smartphone around, we know, but this is still a powerful and well-made device. 
The new deal does not require you to trade in your old smartphone, but it’s valid only with a monthly device payment – you’ll be paying $14 per month instead of $28 (over 24 months) for the LG G6, saving a total of $336. Otherwise, the handset costs $672 if you want to buy it outright. 
Verizon says that this new LG G6 promotion is available only online and will …