NVIDIA permanently drops the base price of the Shield TV to $179 to compete with Apple's TV 4K

In a move meant to make one of its products more competitive on the market, NVIDIA announced it has cut down the price of its Shield TV set-top box by $20. While that might not sound much, it’s no coincidence that the base price of the NVIDIA Shield TV starts at $179, the same as Apple’s TV 4K.

The bad news is aside from the 16GB streaming device, you’ll only get the remote. For an additional $59, you can buy the game controller as well. In fact, NVIDIA offers another bundle for $199 that includes the remote and game controller, so if you’re into Android gaming, …


Deal: Verizon offers the Samsung Gear Fit2 at half the price

Despite the fact that smartwatch global sales have dropped considerably, Samsung continues to focus on wearables. The South Korean company recently launched a new smartwatch, the Gear Sport, and a fitness band, the Gear Fit2 Pro.

That’s a big opportunity for retailers to start discounting Samsung’s previous generation of smartwatches and fitness bands. Verizon is one of the first US carriers to discount one of Samsung’s wearable devices, the Gear Fit2.

Usually, the fitness band sells for $180, but for a limited time, customers can pick this one up for just …

Meizu M6 goes official: modest specs, solid design, and ultra-affordable price

In the wake of ~$999 smartphones, the freshly-unveiled Meizu M6 is the proverbial exception to the rule due to its super-low price tag. Once it hits the shelves in China, it will retail for the local equivalent of ~$100, which is quite the sweet price for the package. That said, it’s not much different than last year’s also-affordable Meizu M5, but it offers a bunch of neat improvements here and there that keep the new phone contemporary and up-to-date.
Here’s what makes the Meizu M6 click and tick:
Meizu M6 SpecsDisplay5.2-inch, 720 …

Huawei Mate 10 Lite leaks out, price and new details revealed

Next month, Huawei will announce a few new smartphones apparently
called Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Lite. While we’ve already heard a lot about
the three upcoming devices, details on exactly what differentiates them are a
bit confusing. Nevertheless, after seeing the Mate 10 in the wild, we can now
take a look at the Mate 10 Lite, thanks to a photo revealed by Venture Beat (seen on the left).

 

The Huawei Mate 10 Lite looks a lot like the regular Mate
10, with a notable difference: its fingerprint scanner should reside on the
back, not on the front. Another peculiarity is that this …

Morgan Stanley: Apple breaks law of economics as high price of iPhone X means higher sales

Common sense would have you believe that the high retail pricing of the Apple iPhone X will hold back sales of the tenth anniversary model. After all, the phone with 64GB of native storage is priced at $999. The 256GB model will cost you $1,149. Surprisingly, brokerage firm Morgan Stanley says that the higher prices will actually raise demand for the unit. According to the firm’s Apple analyst Katy Huberty, “Innovation-led price increases historically boost, rather than hinder, Apple demand.”

According to Huberty, Apple’s MO is to sell high quality, innovative products at premium prices. …

Results: despite its price, the iPhone X is grabbing hearts

So, Apple announced three new phones — as expected —, and two of them were reiterations of the 4-year-old design — as expected —, while the third one was the radical all-screen iPhone X… as expected. Man, these leaks really kill the excitement of such events, don’t they?

In any case, a lot of the rumors about the iPhone X turned out to be untrue. It doesn’t have a Touch ID sensor embedded in the glass, it doesn’t have a “control strip” at the bottom, it doesn’t shoot lasers, and can’t make you a latte. Some would say it’s basically an animoji machine with a large display.
But …

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 rumor review: Design, specs, features, price, and all we know thus far

Despite the availability issues, it’s pretty safe to consider the Google Pixel and Pixel XL as two of the better top-end phones launched last year. Their most profound feature was the camera, which really set a high bar for all other flagships to jump over.
Of course, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that after the good start, Google will be willing to use the gained momentum and one-up itself and the competition in 2017 with the second generation of Pixel devices. Right now, we are not exactly sure if we will get treated to 2 or 3 new handsets as we’re hearing …

Where to get the best price for your iPhone 6/7 sale or trade-in

To offset the price of the new iPhones that Apple announced, iOS fans are traditionally selling or trading in their older handsets, and adding some extra dough on top of the money they get in exchange. This year, though, Apple is going to disrupt the usual scheme big time, as it outed a third, exclusive iPhone X that blasts off from $999, and only goes up from there. 
Needless to say, this means that every extra dollar you get for your older iPhone will count, that’s why we checked to see where you can get the most bang for your buck. …

The cheapest LG V30 model will cost $840, but Europeans might pay a higher price


LG is trying to compete with Samsung and Apple by launching a slightly cheaper flagship, but it looks like that won’t be hard considering the high price both smartphone companies are expected to put on their top of the line devices.

Although there have been quite a few rumors regarding LG V30’s price, it’s still unclear how much the phone it will cost. One thing is certain though, the flagship will be more expensive in Europe compared to the US model.

We now have information that suggests the South Korean company will sell the 64GB LG V30 on its home turf for around $840 outright. …

Sticker shock: iPhone 8/Edition price may hit $1199 for an eventual 512 GB version

Another day, another iPhone 8/X/Edition price prediction that breaks our hearts and sends us weeping in the corner. It was Ming-Chi Kuo, the reputed analyst who predicted that the iPhone 8 will land with a $1000 starting tag, then the New York Times reiterated it, while now a self-made leakster who’s scored some scoops lately is rehashing the story, this time adding extra price tiers. 

The source claims that the basic 64GB iPhone 8 will indeed run you $999, but if you want to hang out with the cool kids that rock the 256 GB and 512 GB versions, you’d have to shell out $1099 …