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Micro USB cable die? Amazon offers perfect solution

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If you are like me, you have probably ran into a short in your manufacturer provided Micro USB cable at some point. Most replacements are expensive. Dealers often charge $20 – $30 for a charger and even $15 for just a USB cable. The cheap ones imported form Asia on Ebay are just that… cheap. There has to be a better way. Thanks to Amazon, the AmazonBasics line has a great, affordable solution.

While looking for a new cable and being thrifty, every site imaginable was checked until finally discovering the offer from Amazon. Upon first glance at the cable, it was shrugged off as “generic”. That assumption could not have been more wrong.

AmazonBasics offers a thick, gold plated Micro USB cable. The price? A whopping $5.09 for a 3 foot cable (.9 meters) that comes with free shipping if purchased with Amazon Prime. Amazon is also cool enough to put it in hassle-free packaging.

How did the “cheap” AmazonBasics cable hold up? Well after using the cable for about 90 days, the cable is still as sturdy as day one. It has served way beyond initial expectations. Bottom line is if you have a need for a Micro USB cable that doesn’t break the bank, this is the solution to fix your problem.

You can pick up the AmazonBasics USB cable starting at $5.09 on Amazon.

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[Deal] Chromecast available for $29 at Amazon and Best Buy

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Haven’t gotten your hands on a Chromecast yet? Well, now is probably the best time to do so. At Amazon and Best Buy, Google’s HDMI dongle is available for just $29.99, down from the usual $35 price. And if you are a member of Amazon Student, you can take off an additional $5 so you just have to pay $24. If you are on the fence, take a look at what Google plans on doing with it in 2014. And for now, it seems that more developers are jumping at the opportunity to develop for the cheap, yet powerful device.

Source: Amazon, Best Buy

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Amazon offering Moto X, LG G2, Droid Mini for one penny

The online retailer has dozens of smartphones for only $0.01 with new service agreements

Looking to pick up a new smartphone this weekend? Do yourself a favor before heading out the door: Check out some of these deals over at Amazon.

As of Friday night we found many Android handsets listed at a mere penny with new contracts. Indeed, new and existing customers alike can get in on most of these promotions. What’s more, there are plenty of other models going for less than $30 with the same stipulation. We’re talking Nexus 5, HTC One, Droid Ultra, and Droid Maxx!

Don’t forget that some of these handsets come with 50GB of Amazon Cloud Drive free of charge!

Here’s a quick list as to what we’ve found:

Smartphones for ONE PENNY

AT&T

Sprint

Verizon

Smartphones for under $30

AT&T

Sprint

Verizon

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Amazon celebrates FAA ruling with a surprising one-day Kindle sale

Last week the Federal Aviation Authority in the United States issued a ruling which allows the airlines to expand the use of personal electronics during flight. Today, Amazon decided to celebrate the occasion with a one-day sale of its Kindle family of tablets.

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Amazon announces pair of new deals for Kindle titles

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Amazon has announced a couple new deals on Kindle titles, one aimed at Prime members and another that will be available for all Amazon customers. The first of these is called Kindle First and will only be available to Amazon Prime members. Amazon will prepare a list of Kindle titles scheduled for release and give Prime members with an opportunity to download one for free up to a month in advance of its regular release. Amazon is hoping this benefit will help entice more customers to sign up for a Prime membership.

The second new program is called Countdown Deals. Publishers who opt-in to the program will make their titles available at a discount of at least one dollar. The titles must be exclusive to the Kindle platform to qualify. Users will access the page for the title and will see the discount price along with a countdown until the deal expires. This is hoped to get customers to make a quicker purchase decision.

source: TechnoBuffalo

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Amazon phone to feature six sensors to support 3D gesture and eye tracking input

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Sensors, sensors and more sensors…

Amazon’s upcoming smartphone has seemingly hundreds of rumors surrounding its release and what the device itself will be like, and now we’re getting some more information.

Amazon has apparently been working with Asian compact camera module manufacturers to allow for 3D gesture and eye tracking input on their new smartphone. Apparently, HTC will be working on the device with Amazon, and it’s slated for a second quarter release in 2014.

Apparently, the device will feature six compact camera modules, and four of the six will be VGA sensors placed at each corner of the device. The two other camera modules will be for the 13MP rear shooter and a 2MP front camera.

The device, currently codenamed “Mr. Smith,” will feature a 4.7-inch display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Amazon is apparently working on an entry-level device as well as this high end phone.

Source: Phone Arena

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Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook now available with 70,000 books

Amazon recently announced its new service, named Kindle MatchBook, and it has now gone live. MatchBook allows you to buy the Kindle editions of your print books for $2.99 or less.

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Amazon app store discounts over a dozen popular Android games in time for Halloween

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Are you an avid mobile gamer? Now may be a great time to purchase some games you have yet to own as Amazon slashed over a dozen popular titles in their app store just in time for Halloween. Check out the list below after the break.

All Big Fish Games titles – $0.99

  • Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome Collector’s Edition
  • Dark Parables: Curse of the Briar Rose Collector’s Edition
  • Depths of Betrayal Collector’s Edition
  • Grave Mania: Undead Fever
  • Haunted Manor: Lord of Mirrors Collector’s Edition
  • Hidden Expedition 4: Devil’s Triangle
  • Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate
  • Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst
  • PuppetShow: The Mystery of Joyville
  • Redemption Cemetery: Curse of the Raven Collector’s Edition (Full) (Kindle Tablet Edition)
  • Shattered Minds: Masquerade Collector’s Edition
  • Shiver: Poltergeist Collector’s Edition
  • Shiver: Vanishing Hitchhiker Collector’s Edition
  • Small Town Terrors – Livingston
  • Time Relics: Gears of Light
  • Treasure Seekers: Follow the Ghosts Collector’s Edition

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Amazon Appstore Halloween sale sees prices slashed for popular games

NBA 2K 14 is just one of many discounted games through Amazon.

NBA 2K 14 is just one of many discounted games through Amazon.

Amazon is offering some really great prices on popular games from developers such as Big Fish Games, G5, 2K Games, Sega and more. Starting yesterday (October 27) and running through this Saturday, November 2, you’ll find titles dropped down to $.99 or cut by more than half. With nearly two dozen games listed among the savings we see plenty hear to keep us busy!

Users can immediately enjoy these deals, which kicked off yesterday and run through Saturday, November 2.

  • G5:
  • 2K Games:
  • GUN:
  • Big Fish Games – all titles $0.99:
    • Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome Collector’s Edition
    • Dark Parables: Curse of the Briar Rose Collector’s Edition
    • Depths of Betrayal Collector’s Edition
    • Grave Mania: Undead Fever
    • Haunted Manor: Lord of Mirrors Collector’s Edition
    • Hidden Expedition 4: Devil’s Triangle
    • Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate
    • Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst
    • PuppetShow: The Mystery of Joyville
    • Redemption Cemetery: Curse of the Raven Collector’s Edition (Full) (Kindle Tablet Edition)
    • Shattered Minds: Masquerade Collector’s Edition
    • Shiver: Poltergeist Collector’s Edition
    • Shiver: Vanishing Hitchhiker Collector’s Edition
    • Small Town Terrors – Livingston
    • Time Relics: Gears of Light
    • Treasure Seekers: Follow the Ghosts Collector’s Edition

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Amazon offering six titles as part of Free App promo for October 25

Amazon is offering six Android apps/games for free today instead of the normal single title. The half dozen is actually a pretty good selection of popular and quality apps, not just a few grabbed from the bargain bin. With a total estimated value of around $24, the six apps also come with a bonus 20 Amazon Coins credited to your account.

The complete list of apps in the “Kindle hits” bundle includes:

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