Deal: Buy an unlocked Galaxy Note 8 or S8 and get a free Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit ($200 value)

Want to hear about yet another deal involving Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, S8, and S8+? If you do, we’re glad to inform you that the unlocked versions of the three smartphones are now offered by Best Buy alongside a free SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit. 
Normally costing around $200 (more or less, depending on where you’re getting it from), the Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit enables you to automate, control, and monitor your home via a dedicated SmartThings app. The kit is compatible with a wide range of smart appliances, lights, speakers, locks, cameras, …


Google's Valentine's Day deals include free Pixel 2 Live Cases, savings on Google Home

In celebration of Valentine’s Day 2018, Google this week unveiled a series of deals that folks in the US can take advantage of through Google Store. We’re not talking about breathtaking deals here, but it’s still nice to see that Google is being a bit generous.
If you’re buying a Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL before February 14 (at 11:59 PM PT), you can get a free Live Case for your phone. Normally costing at least $40, a protective Live Case can be personalized with your own photos and images, or you can choose one of Google’s preset designs. 
Other …

Essential Phone now comes with free 4K 360-degree camera ($179 value)

The Essential Phone is one of the cheapest flagships you can buy in the United States at the moment. Moreover, the handset is not even one year old and its price has already been permanently cut by $200.

When Essential launched its first smartphone, it went on sale for $700, but possibly due to low customer interest it dropped the price down to just $500. The Essential Phone is available for this price at various US retailers, but Essential’s online store is selling it for $500 as well.

However, if you want a slightly better deal, you can have the Essential Phone along with a 360-degree …

Moto Z2 Force to be unveiled in India on February 15th; phone will come with a free TurboPower Pack

Last month, we showed you renders allegedly revealing what we will see from the Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play. These two models will reportedly feature 6-inch screens carrying an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 1080 x 2220 resolution. In addition, the Moto Z3 display appears to have dual curves. We will see the Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play released later this year. Right now though, the top-of-the-line Moto Z2 Force is preparing for a release this month in India.

On February 15th, Motorola will unveil the Moto Z2 Force for the world’s second largest smartphone market, streaming the event live over its Motorola …

Samsung Gear Sport now comes with a free Swarovski strap ($89 value)

For Valentine’s Day 2018, Samsung Mobile USA says it’s
taking $50 off its smartwatches and fitness bands – including latest models
like the Gear Sport and Gear Fit 2. However, all of Samsung’s wearables have
been available for $50 off since last year, so there are actually no new deals here.
What is new is the fact that, for a limited time, Samsung is offering a free Swarovski
strap with its Gear Sport smartwatch.   

 

The free Swarovski strap is a rose gold model (with a double
loop design and over 200 individual crystals) normally costing $89.99. Of
course, not everyone is into …

Deal: Bose SoundSport Free wireless headphones on sale for 20% off at Amazon

Bose announced its SoundSport Free wireless headphones back in September, but they only hit the shelves in October. Fast forward four months and the earphones are on sale for 20% off at Amazon.

Although Amazon doesn’t list the headphones original retail price, it’s worth noting that the Bose SoundSport Free usually sell for $250, but for a limited time, you can get them for just $200. If you don’t like shopping on Amazon, the same wireless headphones are up for sale at Bose, and you’ll be paying the same amount.

In case you decide to go for Bose’s special offer, then you should know …

Google is giving away a free audiobook to some Google Home owners


If you own a Google Home smart speaker, check the email that is associated with the device. You might find correspondence from Google awarding you a free audiobook for your Google smart speaker. Google is resorting to Marketing 101 to help promote its new line of audiobooks that it launched last month. The search giant is hoping that you loved the experience of listening to the free audiobook on your Google Home so much, that you will pay for future audiobooks.

There is a clock on this freebie. You must make your selection by next Friday, February 9th or you will lose the opportunity …

Apple offers free repair to fix a serious issue on a "small percentage" of iPhone 7 units

Apple is now offering free repairs to those with an iPhone 7 suffering from a pretty serious glitch. A component failure found on a “small percentage” of units is making it appear as though the device is not connected to a cellular network when in truth, it really is. Apple said that those units suffering from this problem were sold from September 2016 to February 2018 (that is this month, by the way) in the U.S., China, Hong Kong, Japan and Macau.

Those who already paid for a repair to fix this matter will be reimbursed by the company. This happens to be the fourth component replacement …

Apple is offering free repairs if your iPhone 7 won't connect to a cellular network

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Apple is providing iPhone 7 owners with free repairs if they have one of the “small percentage” of devices that do not properly connect with a cellular network. 

The affected iPhone 7 devices will show “No Service” in the status bar at times even when cellular coverage is available in the area. The defect comes from a failed component on the main logic board, according to Apple’s website

The affected devices were manufactured from Sept. 2016 to Feb. 2018 and were sold in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, and the U.S., according to Apple. 

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Apple offers free repair to fix a serious issue on a small number of iPhone 7 units

Apple is now offering free repairs to those with an iPhone 7 suffering from a pretty serious glitch. A component failure found on a very small number of units is making it appear as though the device is not connected to a cellular network when in truth, it really is. Apple said that those units suffering from this problem were sold from September 2016 to February 2018 (that is this month, by the way) in the U.S., China, Hong Kong, Japan and Macau.

Those who already paid for a repair to fix this matter will be reimbursed by the company. This happens to be the fourth component replacement …