Portable Charger

$7 attachment adds hours of battery life to any Android phone

By on May 19, 2016 at 1:03 PM.

$7 attachment adds hours of battery life to any Android phone

No matter how big the battery is on your smartphone, it’s never enough. It goes without saying that there will come a time when you absolutely need to use your phone and the battery is on its last legs. Carrying a big portable charger is one way to avoid running out of juice, but carting around a big battery is hardly convenient. Check out the PNY DCM2200 2200mAh 1 Amp PowerPack, a tiny portable battery that fits almost any Android smartphone and adds hours of extra juice for just over $7 shipped. More →

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iPhone External Storage App

How I added microSD support to my iPhone 6s

How I added microSD support to my iPhone 6s

By on May 19, 2016 at 11:23 AM.

If history is any indication, Apple has no plans of addressing iPhone owners’ two biggest complaints anytime soon. The first is always battery life, but Apple clearly values design aesthetics enough to prevent it from making a thicker iPhone with a larger battery. And as bad as the iPhone’s battery life can be, it certainly doesn’t seem to be hurting sales — despite the recent dip, iPhones are still the best-selling smartphones in the world.

Coming in closely behind battery life is the lack of expandable storage. iPhones are some of the most expensive smartphones in the world but Apple still insists on “encouraging” users to buy more expensive models; 16GB gets you nowhere and it’s only another $100 for 64GB. You could shell out more money for a bigger iPhone, or you could add microSD card support to your current iPhone in just a few seconds like I just did. More →

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How To Lose Weight

Brilliantly simple dinner plate cuts 30 calories from your meal

By on May 18, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Brilliantly simple dinner plate cuts 30 calories from your meal

Last year I wrote about how I lost 50 lbs in just three months. It certainly wasn’t easy, but I discussed the tools and methods I used to make it happen. Beyond everything else though, the most important realization for me personally was this: weight loss is a game of numbers. Barring certain physical conditions, you will lose weight if you consistently burn more calories than you consume. It’s a wonderfully simple concept but it can be incredibly difficult to maintain, and I discussed several ways I managed to do it.

As the saying goes, “every little bit helps,” and a reader just emailed me a note about a nifty calorie-cutting invention that couldn’t be simpler. More →

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Cheap 128GB Flash Drive

You can get a 128GB flash drive on Amazon for just $24 right now

By on May 18, 2016 at 4:10 PM.

You can get a 128GB flash drive on Amazon for just $24 right now

If you’ve been on the prowl for a new flash drive but you were hoping to save some money on a drive with a large capacity, your hunt may be over. From now through May 28th, Amazon is offering a killer price on the PNY Attache 128GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, Navy Blue (P-FD128ATT3NB-GE). This drive is now on sale for just $24, and it ships for free in two days if you’re a Prime member. In fact, in many areas it qualifies for free same-day Prime shipping. More →

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Best Cheap iPhone 6s Case

All it takes is $12 to protect your iPhone 6 or 6s from devastating drops

By on May 18, 2016 at 8:57 AM.

All it takes is $12 to protect your iPhone 6 or 6s from devastating drops

A split second mistake can end up costing you a small fortune if you slip and drop your iPhone and it’s not protected by a solid case. Just any case isn’t always going to cover you. Even the cases Apple sells in the Apple Store don’t really offer the kind of protection you need to be safe — and let’s not forget that Apple charges a ridiculous amount of money for its cases. Check this deal out instead: The Armorbox Dual Layer Hybrid Full-body Protective Case for Apple’s iPhone 6/6s is now just $11.99 on Amazon with free express shipping. More →

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Laser Measure Tape Amazon

$30 laser measure will have you measuring everything in your house

By on May 17, 2016 at 4:40 PM.

$30 laser measure will have you measuring everything in your house

There’s a whole category of tools out there that you don’t really need, per se, but you still have to have them. It’s time to add the Bosch GLM 15 Compact Laser Measure to the top of that list. On sale on Amazon for just $30 shipped, this little laser measure has a range of up to 50 feet and it’ll have you measuring everything in your house that you possibly can. More →

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Home Security Systems DIY

This may be the simplest home security solution on the planet

By on May 17, 2016 at 1:37 PM.

This may be the simplest home security solution on the planet

Once upon a time, companies preyed on homeowners’ fear to get them to cough up huge amounts of cash for overly complicated home security systems. Then, as icing on the cake, they also got them to pay even more money each and every month for home monitoring service that is essentially useless. Heaven forbid an intruder does gain access to your home, he or she will take off the moment your alarm starts blaring — no one’s waiting around for a phone call from your monitoring service or for the cops to show up.

It’s the age of the smart home, and you can secure your house, condo or apartment for a fraction of what you’d pay for an older alarm system. Check out the Korner Home Security 3 Sensor Package, an insanely simple home security system that costs less than $100 on Amazon. More →

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Cubimorph Video

Tiny touchscreen building blocks could be the future of consumer electronics

Tiny touchscreen building blocks could be the future of consumer electronics

By on May 17, 2016 at 8:16 AM.

What does the future look like? Will floating autonomous cars cart us to and from work each day? Will we even have jobs anymore or will robots invade every industry from manufacturing, to trucking, to law and everything in between? The future has never looked less clear than it does right now, but a new prototype of a device called “Cubimorph” may help bring the future of consumer electronics into focus. More →

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Bluetooth Headset For iPhone

One of our favorite Bluetooth headsets just dropped to $70 on Amazon

By on May 16, 2016 at 9:13 PM.

One of our favorite Bluetooth headsets just dropped to $70 on Amazon

There are so many different Bluetooth headsets out there these days that it can be difficult to know where to start when you’re looking for a new one. Luckily, the BGR Deals team is going to tell you exactly where to start — or should we say, where to finish. The Jabra STEALTH Bluetooth Headset is one of our all-time favorites and it’s a good value at $99.99. But at $69.99, which is the price Amazon just dropped the STEALTH to, it’s an absolute steal. More →

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SAM Labs Kit

SAM Labs kit lets you build your own connected gadgets

By on May 16, 2016 at 7:05 PM.

SAM Labs kit lets you build your own connected gadgets

You really just never know what you’re going to find on Amazon these days. There’s so much out there that it’s difficult for some people to know where to start, but you follow the BGR Deals team so you know exactly where to start. In addition to searching for killer deals, we were also taking a look through Amazon’s awesome launchpad section this morning, which includes all sorts of cool gadgets from companies you might not have heard of. Included among all of the nifty gizmos in there is the SAM Labs Make Kit, a very cool little kit that let’s you build your own smart, internet-connected devices. More →

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Surge Protector Outlet

Replace every wall outlet in your home with this $15 box

By on May 16, 2016 at 8:20 AM.

Replace every wall outlet in your home with this $15 box

It’s 2016. Think about how much consumer technology has progressed over the past few years alone. And yet you’re using the same wall outlets in your house have been used in homes for decades. It’s time to upgrade your power situation and you’ll be shocked at how little you have to spend. The Bluetech Electronics Charging Station includes six grounded plugs and two USB charging ports, and each one will only set you back $15. More →

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Smart Home 2016

CURB will make your smart home smarter than you ever thought it could be

By on May 15, 2016 at 10:33 AM.

CURB will make your smart home smarter than you ever thought it could be

The “Internet of Things” and “smart home” devices aren’t just a trend, they’re the future. These emerging technologies are great for a number of reasons, the biggest of which are convenience and savings. Connecting devices in your house to each other and to the internet gives you a level of control and capability that seemed like science fiction just a few short years ago. And beyond that, smart home devices like smart thermostats and other gadgets can save you a ton of money by optimizing your house or apartment.

But if you thought the Nest Thermostat was smart, wait until you meet the CURB Home Energy Monitoring System. More →

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