Plantronics BackBeat Go 600 hands-on

Plantronics has been expanding its popular BackBeat line of headphones quite rapidly from the looks of it. Just last fall, we were presented with the BackBeat Fit 500, but now we’re getting its latest mainstream offering with the BackBeat Go 600, which tallies in with a retail price of $99.99.

The design of the BackBeat Go 600 closely resembles the BackBeat Fit 500 with its nearly all-plastic construction and straightforward style, but it’s lacking the flare with its uniform color options. There’s a little bit of flex with the headband itself to allow for a snug fit over our ears, …


The OnePlus 6 could cost as much $600 according to reliable source

The OnePlus 6 looks set to become the most expensive OnePlus device so far. It has been rumored for some time now that the OnePlus 6 would continue the company’s trend of pushing its prices upwards and, thanks to information revealed to True Tech by a reliable source, this appears to have been confirmed.

The source in question previously provided the Indian pricing of last year’s OnePlus 5 ahead of its official debut and, if the information provided is once again accurate, the OnePlus 6’s pricing looks set to kick off at Rs. 36,999, or $555. This price would be related to the entry model, …

Bitcoin enthusiasts take innovative approach, steal 600 computers

TwitterFacebook

Mining for cryptocurrency can be an expensive proposition — albeit less so if you just go ahead and steal 600 powerful computers to do it for you. 

That is exactly what 11 people are accused of doing in Iceland, after a large number of specialized computers were boosted in December and January from data centers in the island nation. So reports NBC News, which notes that while authorities have identified and arrested the individuals they believe to be responsible for the heist, the computers themselves are still unaccounted for. 

More about Bitcoin, Iceland, Mining, Cryptocurrency, and Tech

Deal: 256GB iPhone 7 in five colors up for $600 at T-Mobile

Buy 256GB iPhone 7 from T-Mobile

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have been out for some time, so now is a great time to find some decent deals for some of Apple’s 2016 models. Last month, T-Mobile had the 256GB iPhone 7 on sale, but it only offered units in Jet Black – an undoubtedly swanky color option that’s also a bit prone to scratching.

That deal expired rather quickly, but now, the Un-carrier is back and ready for more. Going to T-Mobile’s website reveals that the 256GB iPhone 7 is up for $600 again. However, unlike …

OnePlus CEO hints at OnePlus 5T pricing: Won't exceed $600, probably

OnePlus’ own CEO Pete Lau might have just dropped a rather saucy hint about the pricing of the upcoming OnePlus 5T.
When asked on Weibo if 4,000 yuan (around $603) would be enough to buy the next OnePlus phone, the CEO chimed in with “Enough”, heavily implying that the device will most certainly cost up to $600. Of course, this doesn’t mean the phone will explicitly cost $599, but it falls perfectly in line with the pricing we expect.
OnePlus started as a company that stuck to a rather aggressive pricing but …

Deal: T-Mobile offers the 256GB iPhone 7 (Jet Black) for just $600 upfront

Now that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have already been launched on the market, it’s probably a good time to be looking for older Apple iPhone models if you can’t afford the new ones.

If T-Mobile is your favorite carrier, then you should be covered if you really want an iPhone and don’t really care if it’s the latest one. The iPhone 7 256GB is now on sale at T-Mobile for just $600 upfront or $25 a month for 24 months.

Apple is not even selling the 256GB iPhone 7 any longer, but the 128GB variant is available for $650, which makes T-Mobile’s deal much better. It’s …

Deal: Sony Xperia XZs now costs less than $600

If you’re looking to buy a high-end smartphone made by Sony, but you’re not ready to pay $800 for an Xperia XZ Premium, we’re happy to inform you that you can now purchase an Xperia XZs for less than $600.

Initially launched in the US for $699, the XZs was subject to a $79 price cut a couple of months ago – however, that was the case only for the black version of the handset. Right now, both Amazon and Best Buy are selling the unlocked Xperia XZs for $599.99, regardless of color variant (black, blue, or silver).

It’s not clear if this a permanent price …

High-end Nokia 8 allegedly coming soon, could cost less than $600

After launching the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6, HMD Global is now (seemingly) getting ready to introduce at least one higher-end Android smartphone. Recently, we heard that a Nokia 8 and a Nokia 9 might be around the corner, and now we’re learning that only one of these models may be released in the near future: the Nokia 8.

According to German website WinFuture (usually a reliable source), the Nokia 8 has the model number TA-1004. Not long ago, it’s been assumed that the TA-1004 would be launched as the Nokia 9, but WinFuture has it that the phone’s final name should be Nokia 8. …

Seafood dude downs $600 meal, then flees to the sea to avoid paying

TwitterFacebook

Love seafood? Cool story, but you’ll never love seafood as much as the guy who literally swam away from a $621 check at a seafood restaurant.  

Australian man and “aspiring rapper” Terry Peck destroyed two lobsters, 21 vodka oyster shots, a baby octopus and a bunch of beers at a restaurant on the Gold Coast, according to the ABC

But, as Southport Magistrates court heard Monday, he didn’t pay for any of it. Instead, he ran straight down the beach and into the ocean, free to find even more seafood to consume.  Read more…

More about Australia, 2pec, Watercooler, and Australia