Cheap alternatives to IFA wearables Gear S2, ZenWatch 2
With IFA Berlin in full swing, the focus of the tech community has been slowly gravitating towards wearables, the stars of the IFA exhibition With Intel, Samsung, Asus, Motorola, Lenovo, Huawei and others showing off their shiny new wearable devices, we couldn’t help but notice that wearables are getting expensive. Although focus on wearables has been intensifying and people were expecting their prices to drop, that doesn’t seem to be happening. Truth is, it is happening, but we’re not looking in the wright place.
Wearables like the Samsung Gear S2 cost upwards of $400 depending on the variant. The Asus ZenWatch 2 is the cheapest at IFA, costing only $170 a pop. The Alcatel Go Watch is also cheap, around $200, while the Moto 360 2nd generation costs around $350 a pop. The Huawei Watch is at the same price and so is Lenovo’s own wearable. Those prices aren’t too high, considering that wearables like the Apple Watch go as high as $17,000 a pop, but they’re still high for first-time users.
Which is why we’ve searched the internets for cheap alternatives to IFA wearables launched this year and come across two different ones that you might like. The first of the two wearables can easily replace the Samsung Gear S2, although only from a design standpoint. It’s called the No. 1 T3 smartwatch and it’s pretty close in appearance to the newly launched circular smartwatch. The Gear S2 is Samsung’s first circular smartwatch, and while it’s filled with features (and Tizen), it’s a bit too expensive in my opinion.
The No. 1 T3 is one of the cheapest wearables on the market, and since its design is strikingly similar to that of the Gear S2, it can be a good dupe, even without the waterproof feature. Moreover, it’s one of the few wearables out there that come with a proprietary SIM slot, which means it can fulfill at least one of the purposes of the Gear S2 as well. You can buy the No. 1 T3 smartwatch on GearBest for only $52 unlocked, which is a great price.
Other features of the No. 1 T3 include a MTK6260 CPU, microSD card slot, Bluetooth 3.0, fitness tracking, sleep tracking, UV light sensor, 1.54-inch 240p display and a hearty 350 mAh battery. Although it might not hold the features the Gear S2 does, this is one of those wearables that can be a great accessory for those just starting out with the tech or for those who just can’t bring themselves to spend upwards of $300 for a device that will be outdated in less than a year.
The Asus ZenWatch 2 is a better option for those who want quality and premium features, but it’s still a bit expensive for most pockets. A good dupe for this one would be the Zeblaze Crystal,a stylish yet lightweight Bluetooth smart watch. This one doesn’t double as a phone like the No. 1 T3 does, but it has enough features for us to call it a good bargain. You can buy the Zeblaze Crystal for $45 on GearBest if you participate in the flash sale that starts tomorrow or you can buy it at any other time for $65 right here. Or you can use the coupon code ZC at checkout and buy the watch from GearBest for $55. Your choice.
Compared to the No. 1 T3, the Zeblaze Crystal is in the category of wearables sporting rectangular displays, similar to the one found on the Apple Watch. The device’s features include an optical heart rate monitor, a MTK2520 CPU, microSD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, IP68 waterproof certification (no swimming allowed!), pedometer, sleep tracker, remote functions, proprietary UI, 380 mAh battery and compatibility with both Android and iOS.
As you can see, both these alternatives to wearables that have recently taken the media by storm, can certainly prove their might when it comes to bang for buck. Although they might not have the same features and don’t benefit from content from Google Play, they can be great accessories for someone who wants something simple: notifications, calls, reminders and activity tracking. Simple, elegant, yet incredibly cheap. Which one do you like best?
Elon Musk is buying Twitter
It appears like billionaire Elon Musk will purchase Twitter after all (via TechCrunch). It appears Musk has run out of options after making an offer to the social network and then attempting to withdraw that offer. The share price of $54.20 that Musk originally proposed has been set.
The sale was set on an unalterable trajectory when Musk informed the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of his intention to purchase.
Before this filing, Musk and Twitter were en route to court. Musk first proposed buying Twitter and afterwards attempted to pull out of the arrangement. His justification for doing so was that he thought 20% of Twitter users might be bots. Musk did not provide any proof to back up this assertion. Twitter, on the other hand, asserted that a maximum of 5% of its users were bots, which is still a significant percentage but not nearly as bad as Musk alleges.
Twitter has the right to sue Musk due to the original conditions of the agreement in an effort to have him complete the transaction. Musk had planned to go to court and attempt to avoid the situation up until this morning. But now that we have this SEC filing, something must have changed. Additionally, Musk had previously offered $54.20 per share before the legal saga got off. It’s a stunning turn of events that portrays Twitter as the winner of this conflict.
Twitter’s stock price soared after the news, as one might anticipate. As of the time this story was published, it was trading at $51.88, a significant increase from $43.84 yesterday.
Best chargers and accessories deal available right now
Gadgets are indubitably a part of our lives. We surround ourselves with them. We read the news on them, keep in touch with their help, listen to music, play games, watch videos and even complete work on them. Over the past few years, new technologies have risen and the accessories have changed a lot too. This is why, we often find ourselves in the situation that we need a second charger but the old one doesnțt fit the new gadget or we would like to charge our devices wirelessly, so we need to purchase new accessories. There is a great accessories deal available right now, thankfully.
Whether you need a charger or just some adapters, you will definitely find what you are looking for at CHOETECH. The company offers crazy price cuts on a great number of products, ranging from adapters, through USB Type C cables, wall chargers, phone holders and phone mounts, phone rings, wireless chargers, wireless audio adapters, car chargers, all the way to power banks. On some products, like the PD-1CA USB Type C Male to USB 3.0 Type A Female Adapter, you can save 88% of their original retail price. Given the fact that the normal price is not too high to start with, it might not impress everyone, but if you are a retailer this accessories deal can make a serious change in your business.
Also, you can save 90% on the H71-C81 Universal Dashboard 360 Rotation Phone Holder. Again, if you are a retailer, this is one of the best deals that could come your way. Even if you are not, but your family members or friends would like one of these items, you can become your favorite person by giving them such a phone holder as a gift. Basically, whether you are a retailer or not, you can benefit from the promotion offered on gadgets and accessories. Of course, you will probably not give USB cables as gifts to anyone, but a nice wireless charging charger pad or a fast wireless charger with a cooling fan will definitely impress anyone who loves their gadgets.
The items are compatible not only with Android devices but also with Apple smartphones and tablets. So everyone will find what they need at CHOETECH. While the promotional prices are just insane, even the normal retail prices of the products are reasonable. In case you don’t need anything right this instance, you could still check out the accessories deal, as you just might find something you would like to have.
Top 5 Cyber Monday gaming console deals
With Cyber Monday slowly and surely creeping on the horizon. A lot of people are looking for an excellent guide for their holiday expenses. GeekReply offers the best 5 deals you can get for Gaming Consoles during Cyber Monday. As price drops happen almost everywhere with major retailers like Gamestop, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and Amazon competing for the best deal. It’s important to get some help to get the best possible offers available.
Best Xbox One Cyber Monday Deals:
More than ever, a lot of customers will be happy knowing that the Xbox One and Xbox One S consoles are getting the most discounted. However, we also are seeing a great offering from a very unlikely place for the Xbox One X.
AMAZON – Xbox One S 1TB Console – Battlefield V Bundle (Heading)
The Xbox One S is an incredible gaming console. The portability of it might be the biggest attraction for a lot of users. While it definitely isn’t capable of offering native 4K gaming and limiting itself to just upscaling. It literally also offers the best 1080p performance for most games. The addition of HDR is also a big plus as well.
This bundle comes with the game Battlefield V and a 1TB Storage Drive. While there aren’t many positives about the game bundled with the system. It definitely is a great deal that allows you to save up to $70 USD. Alternatively, the Minecraft version of this bundle can actually save you up to $100 USD if you really want to go for the extreme savings.
We feel like this is a better pick for the Xbox One S as the game is a current-gen game where you can see the results on screen more unlike the Minecraft counterpart. However, it’s mostly a matter of which bundle suits your tastes better.
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