Smart lights are so convenient: They can obey your voice commands, be programmed to turn on or off by themselves, work together with motion detectors to light up when someone’s in the room and can create a relaxing atmosphere when coupled with other bulbs. However, the best way to produce a lovely setting with lights is by using colors. I love to use my Hue Iris and Lightstrip to design a dimmed ambiance with shades of blue in my living room when I want to relax. Read MoreAdd a little color to your home with this $36 Philips Hue smart bulb ($14 off) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Setting up a new device can sometimes be time consuming, as you need to unwrap it, plug it in, and go through the installation process before you can finally use it. To smoothen these steps, Amazon has created its “Frustration-Free Setup” program with “Wi-Fi simple setup”, so you won’t have to spend time authenticating when launching a new Alexa-enabled device for the first time.
The concept is simple: When purchasing a new compatible Echo or Fire from Amazon, the retailer automatically links it to your account. Read MoreAmazon Fire TVs won’t ask for your WiFi password during setup was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Did you lock the door? Are you sure? The only way to be positive is to go and check, and walking is such a hassle. A smart lock like the one offered by August can fix that. It’s on sale today on Amazon for $99.99, which is $50 less than MSRP.
The August lock is unique among smart door locks because it doesn’t replace your existing deadbolt. It just attaches on top of the lock to open it manually when triggered. Read MoreAugust Smart Lock on sale for $100 ($50 off) at Amazon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
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The price has dropped even further to $1,234. This is the lowest price we’ve seen the i7 Pixelbook at by far, so it might be worth consideration if you’ve been
The vast majority of Pixelbook buyers out there won’t need a Core i7, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage, but if you’re one of the few who do, you’re in luck. Amazon is currently offering the highest-end Pixelbook for just $1,275, a discount of $374 from the $1,649 MSRP. Read More[Update: Now $1,234] The high-end Google Pixelbook (Core i7/512GB) is just $1,275 ($374 off) on Amazon, extra 10% discount for Prime Student members was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Amazon makes the best e-readers around — mostly because Barnes & Noble hasn’t refreshed its Nook lineup in years (excluding the recent LCD tablet) and Google never entered the market. New models of the Kindle Paperwhite arrived a few months ago, and now they’re on sale for the first time.
The Paperwhite with 8GB storage is currently $99.99 ($30 off), and the 32GB model is $119.99 ($40 off). That extra capacity is mostly for storing Audible audiobooks, which can be listened to over Bluetooth. Read MoreThe new Kindle Paperwhite is $30-40 off ($100-$120) right now was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Wires are so yesterday, but it’s hard to find a good set of true wireless earbuds without breaking the bank. The TicPods Free from Mobvoi might not have everything you want, but they’re a good deal at $130. Today, they’re an even better deal with a $30 discount on Amazon.
The TocPods Free do an admirable AirPod impression with their long stems. They’re not quite as compact, but they have proper ear tips that will actually stay in your ear. Read MoreMobvoi’s TicPods Free earbuds down to $100 ($30 off) on Amazon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Little by little, Aukey keeps offering better deals on its 60W USB-C Power Delivery (PD) charger. Just ahead of Black Friday, the company was offering the charger for $37 with a coupon code on Amazon, now interested buyers can get it for $36 ($14 off regular price) along with a few other charger deals from the brand.
Aukey’s PD charger features one USB-C port that can deliver a powerful 60W PD charge with support for up to 20V/31 (PDO) and 21V/3A (PPS) – useful for laptops, the Nintendo Switch and other large devices, but safe for your phone, too. Read MoreAukey’s 60W USB-C PD charger is $36 ($14 off) with coupon code on Amazon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
E-books aren’t very large; Amazon says its new 32-gigabyte Kindle Paperwhite can hold thousands at a time. But certain books available on Kindle — comics, for example — can take up more, and if your device’s internal storage is already bursting, you may have trouble fitting your library onto it. But there’s good news! The Kindle app now allows users to save books to external storage.
Here’s the latest version’s changelog on the Play Store:
In the coming weeks, you will see the following:
* Download books to your SD card to save storage space on your device. Read MoreThe Amazon Kindle app now lets you download books to your SD card was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Whether it’s a sound bar or an elaborate surround sound setup, a lot of people’s best speakers are attached to their TVs. A lot of people also have Amazon Music, whether or not they realize it; the service comes free with Amazon Prime. Owners of Android TV hardware will soon be able to use those speakers to listen to that music, as a Play Store listing for a TV version of Amazon Music has appeared. Read MoreAmazon Music is coming to Android TV, and you can re-register now was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Music streaming is a popular use for smart speakers, but the particular speaker you have dictates which services you have access to. Amazon’s speakers are getting better in that regard in the near future, as the company has announced that Apple Music will be available on Echo devices later this year.
Availability of Apple Music is a fairly big deal, as it was previously only streaming on Apple’s pricey HomePod speakers. Read MoreApple Music is coming to Amazon Echo devices in December was written by the awesome team at Android Police.