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NVIDIA offers up new Shield TV and Shield TV Pro

NVIDIA on Monday began selling a pair of new devices in the Shield TV and Shield TV Pro. Both run the latest version of Android TV, based on 9 Pie, and feature a Tegra X1+ processor at the heart.Key among the upgrades here are Dolby Vision HDR and AI software to upscale video from 1080p and 720p to 4K.The Shield TV ($150) is intended for a general audience and comes in a unique cylindrical design. On it you’ll find an Ethernet port and microSD expansion card slot. In it, however, are 2GB RAM and 8GB storage.The Shield TV Pro ($200) is geared towards a more gaming-centric or demanding user and provides more memory and storage at 3GB and 16GB, respectively. Additionally, it has a pair of USB 3.0 ports and can be utilized as a Plex Server. In terms of design, this mimics the look of the original Shield.Both units come with a remote control which has given an adjustment. Features include buttons for power, volume, fast forward/rewind, voice search, home, and back. Also, a dedicated Netflix button gets you to the streaming service in one click; a customizable button lets you configure it to whatever you’d like.Learn more about the two products, or purchase them, at the NVIDIA website.

Blu VIVO X5, XL5 review

Just as Google recently announced two phones with similar specifications, Blu did the same a few weeks back. The VIVO X5 and VIVO VXL5 are both entry-level devices which share much of the same hardware.The two phones are separated by about $30 with the main differences being screen size, battery, and camera configuration. To be more specific, the XL5 gets a larger display, higher capacity battery, and a secondary camera on the back.What are the VIVO X5 and VIVO XL5?Sold as unlocked phones, the VIVO X5 and VIVO XL5 are compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile networks as well as their respective prepaid and MVNO brands.The duo run Android 9 Pie with a smattering of extra apps and games, all of which can be uninstalled. It’s essentially the same stock experience we’ve come to expect from Blu over the years.What are key hardware details in the phones?Both are powered by an octa-core 1.6GHz processor with 3GB RAM and offer 64GB internal storage. Both have fingerprint readers on the rear and a main 13-megapixel rear camera. The two phones offer 3.5mm headphone jacks and charge via microUSB ports.What’s different between the VIVO X5 and VIVO XL5?Here’s a quick breakdown of what differs between the two phones.Blu Vivo X55.7-inch (18:9 aspect ratio) 720 x 1440 pixel2800mAh battery13-megapixel rear camera8-megapixel selfie cameraBlu Vivo XL56.3-inch (19:9 aspect ratio) 720 x 1520 pixel4,000mAh battery13-megapixel rear camera and 13-megapixel depth sensor13-megapixel selfie cameraThe two phones have a faux leather and stitching design on the rear and a bear a passing resemblance to each other. But, spend a moment looking the pair over and you’ll see they’re not identical.The smaller VIVO X5 has its charging port and 3.5mm headphone jack in the top of the phone while the VIVO XL5 splits them apart. The bottom center houses the charging port and the headphone jack is at the top.Likewise, the VIVO XL5 has a non-removable battery while the X5’s power source comes in the box and is manually inserted.What’s the build quality like?The VIVO X5 and XL5 feel like entry-level and cheaper phones from previous generations. They’re lighter, made of plastic, and don’t have any fancy design language. Given they cost about $100-$130, you’d be asking for a little much if you wanted glass, metal, or anything special.From an aesthetic standpoint the phones are uninspiring and almost boring. The fake stitching and leather reminds us of what Samsung did with its Galaxy Note 3. Available in “Leather Black”, we found the rear casing picks up oil fairly quick.How are the VIVO X5 and VIVO XL5 displays?The overall picture for both phones was surprisingly decent. The viewing angle, brightness, color, and contrast is good, with a few options to toggle settings to taste. Color has three options, for instance, and brightness can be set to automatically adjust based on environment.Seeing the screen is no problem indoors but outside, or in bright rooms, proves to be a challenge at times. A clear blue sky or overhead lamp might make it tricky to use the phones. We’ve seen a lot worse in other phones, but it’s troublesome enough that we felt it’s worth sharing.What’s the software experience for the VIVO X5 and VIVO XL5?We like that Blu doesn’t mess with Android and leaves it largely the same as what Google does for its phones. There is just a small bit of extra stuff added which make the phone experience more unique to the user but nothing here stands in the way.Tucked away in the settings of the phone are a few extras such as Face ID, options to adjust the navigation bar, battery modes, and more. The larger VIVO XL5 also has a user-defined setting which removes the cutout notch that surrounds the front-facing camera.The last few generations of Blu phones look like a near-untouched suite of apps the first time they boot up. Get them connected to a Wi-Fi network or data, though, and you’ll see that the final steps of “setup” include loading of extra apps and games. That happens here, too.Both phones install Amazon, Coin Master, Solitaire, Opera, FM Radio, Notes, News, and Games Hub. Likewise, they also have icons to a few apps which take you to mobile versions of websites. It’s essentially like having Facebook, Tahoo, Bing, and a weather app.All told, there’s about 13% of the 64GB storage space used up out of the box. If you want, you can uninstall any of the titles to pick up some room.When it comes to software, our main concern is timely security updates or patches. Getting a major Android is secondary when you’re looking at phones at $150 or less. To that end, both the VIVO X5 and VIVO XL5 have been updated to the October patch so they’re as current as it gets.How do the two phones perform?Neither model is going to set any benchmark records. They’re fine for less-demanding users who don’t care for gaming or high-end audiovisual stuff. If we’re being honest, there’s a large user base who can do well with the VIVO X5 or VIVO XL5.If email, messaging, and social media are where you spend much of your day, these two will suffice. Snap an occasional photo, play a casual game, or video chat with a friend and you won’t run into problems.You’d definitely notice that the phones aren’t all that quick at hopping around between apps or that they pause to perform commands and tasks if you’ve been using a recent flagship. That’s not the target demographic.The people who will want or need a phone like this are often replacing a device that’s a few years old. That, or they’re using these to outfit children or older parents. There’s nothing performance-wise that wouldn’t work for those types of user.Fingerprint readers respond quickly as does the face unlocking. Yes, that’s present on both models and something that you might not get in other handsets at this price.Battery life is on par with expectations, but we do have a problem with the microUSB charging. Not only is that slower tech, but it’s one we’re ready to leave behind for phones. Oh, and charging the VIVO X5 is wonky because it’s done at the very top.The smaller phone gets a good day’s worth of usage out of it while the larger one goes about 50 percent longer. Mileage varies by user, of course, but we’re content with it.How are the cameras on the VIVO X5 and VIVO XL5?Okay. They’re just okay. We didn’t expect much from either phone, even the one with the third sensor and AI smarts. Why? Price, of course. With that said, we imagine the results are good enough for more of its target users.The shutter speeds are slower than we would have liked for both phones. You almost have to anticipate your shot and press the button just a moment earlier.Vivo XL5 (Standard, HDR)Taking action shots, or even a cat sauntering about, could sometimes prove tricky. Too often we’d find results blurred. On the other hand, still images were fairly decent if not a bit washed out. 1 of 9 Color balance and accuracy was right about where you want it; a few minor edits in your favorite app ought to make your photos social media worthy. We noticed that the VIVO XL5’s AI did kick in a few times to slightly punch up the picture at the time of taking it.Really, our main quibble is the app itself, which is a touch wonky. We found it a bit too easy to accidentally switch camera modes. In testing purposes this isn’t so bad, but in real world time is of the essence and having to make adjustments could be the difference in a lost opportunity.Oh, and actually seeing the screen on a bright sunny day is pretty tough. Depending on what you’re shooting or where you’re looking, it might be hard to see your subject.Google Photos: Blu VIVO X5 and XL5 SamplesIf you’re buying a phone because of its camera, skip the VIVO X5 and VIVO XL5. Set your sights on something a few hundred bucks higher. If you don’t care about snapping high-res pics — and there are plenty of people who don’t — you won’t take issue with either.Should I buy the VIVO X5 and VIVO XL5?This largely depends on who you are as a user. If you’re replacing a device that’s 2-3 years old, you might be alright here, provided you weren’t using a Galaxy S8 or something in that upper echelon. If you had a flagship from 2017, this might be a side step at best.There are plenty of devices out there with forgettable one-off names or models that stay with prepaid brands. If you can’t remember when you bought your last phone, or don’t even really know what it’s called, both of these will do well for you.Parents looking to supply younger users with their first smartphone might like what Blu offers here. They’re cheap enough that you can pick up more than one without going broke and they have enough power to keep them happy.We think the VIVO X5 and XL 5 make decent phones for the stereotypical prepaid crowd. As we see it, there’s no reason to go with the smaller one. The hardware is worth the difference in price. Outwardly they’re very similar, and you get your money’s worth in the bigger model.AvailabilityYou can purchase Blu VIVO X5 and Blu VIVO XL5 at Amazon for about $100 and $130, respectively. Both are unlocked with 2/4/5/12/17 LTE band support which means AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket, Metro, and other GSM carriers.

2019 Nvidia Shield TV review: The best Android TV box, again

Put simply, the new Nvidia Shield TV is the most affordable and impressive Android TV box you can get.

Beats Solo Pro review: The Beats to beat

These noise-cancelling Beats headphones are outstanding with a few painful drawbacks.

Shave a few strokes off your golf game with this wearable gadget

The golf course isn’t just for de-stressing or hanging with friends. Indeed, is often a place where business is conducted with handshake deals going down on the back nine. No matter the reason you’re on the green, you probably want to increase your golf game.Whether looking to take a stroke or two off your handicap or just generally improve your game, the GoGolf GPS Accurate Rangefinder can help.This clever little wearable device is like having a virtual caddy with you on the course. With just a press of a button, the GoGolf rangefinder can tell you the distance to the pin and from the tee. This can help you better understand which club to use on your next shot or learn from your previous one.Compatible with Android and Apple devices, it delivers shot reports in both audio and text formats in nearly three dozen languages. These real-time updates can actively improve your golf game. When you’re heading to the next shot, can clip the rangefinder to your glasses, visor, or shirt and it’s ready when you’ve located your ball and ready to swing.The GoGolf GPS Accurate Rangefinder retails for $89.99 in the AndroidGuys Deals Store, but you can get it for just $54.99 when you use coupon code “GOLFSAVE” at checkout. Hurry, that discount won’t last long.

Verizon 5G hits Dallas and Omaha

Verizon on Friday announced that its 5G network has arrived for parts of Dallas, Texas and Omaha, Nebraska. With these two cities the total number of markets with Verizon 5G has hit 15 in the US.As we’ve seen with other cities and 5G rollout, it’s not like a blanket that covers these entire towns. Specifically, the 5G coverage can be found in the following areas:Dallas, TXConcentrated in parts of Knox/Henderson, Downtown Dallas, Uptown, Medical Center Area, Deep EllumAround landmarks as Parkland Memorial Hospital, Children’s Medical Center, Jade Waters Pool, Dallas Comedy House, The Curtain Club, Dallas Theological Seminary and Turtle Creek Park.Omaha, NEConcentrated in parts of Downtown OmahaAround landmarks such as Old Market, Omaha Children’s Museum, The Orpheum Theatre, The Durham Museum, Heartland of America Park, Central High School and Creighton University.With 15 cities with 5G under its belt, Verizon is halfway to its goal of 30 markets by the end of 2019. Still on the horizon are Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Des Moines, Houston, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, San Diego, Salt Lake City, and a few others to be named later.

Top wireless carriers finally come together for RCS messaging

The biggest names in wireless service (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint) have finally gotten around to working together on a replacement for SMS. Long anticipated, the next generation RCS messaging standard should ship with phones in 2010.The four carriers have formed a joint venture called the Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI) and pledge to launch a new text messaging client for Android phones in the coming year.Known as Rich Communication Services (RCS), it’s yet to really take off with any particular phone maker or carrier. Google has been championing the cause for some time and has been its biggest advocate.The best deals available at Verizon (October 2019)The best deals available at AT&T (October 2019)The best deals available at T-Mobile (October 2019)The best deals available at Sprint (October 2019)There have been a number of obstacles standing in the way of RCS, one of which is the lack of a universally agreed upon standard for interoperability. The so-called “Universal Profile” figures to be addressed now that the carriers have pledged to play nicely with each other.Another sticky issue is that it doesn’t look to be encrypted from end-to-end. This opens the door to potential surveillance or governmental bodies requesting the data. Google, for its part has started rolling out RCS support for Android phones in France and the UK, keeping the data only long enough to send and receive.Although the CCMI joint venture is comprised of US-based carriers, the plan is to create a seamless experience that works across service providers in the US and globally.More information regarding the rollout will be announced at a later date.

Unlimited access to 2,000+ documentary features and series is just $15 per year

When you’re done with yet another round of binge-watching The Office on Netflix and looking for something interesting, check out CuriosityStream. Created by John Hendricks, the founder of the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, it’s commonly referred to as “Netflix for nonfiction.”With a library of more than 2,000 science, technology, civilization, and human spirit documentaries and series, it’s an all-you-can-consume service. And, it’s not just generic stuff you’ve never heard of, either. Content includes names such as Stephen Hawking and David Attenborough. Moreover, it produces its own original titles as well.Normally priced $3 per month, or $20 per year, we’re offering a two-year plan to our readers for just $30. That’s two full years of unlimited access for just $1.25 per month.EDITOR PICKSThe best deals available at Verizon (October 2019)The best deals available at AT&T (October 2019)The best deals available at T-Mobile (October 2019)The best deals available at Sprint (October 2019)Watch wherever, wheneverThe best part about your CuriosityStream plan is that you can watch award-winning content anywhere and everywhere. That means Android phones, iOS, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, smart TVs, and Xbox One.FeaturesStream an unlimited amount of content every monthEnjoy your content any time & anywhere via web browser, mobile app, TV or tabletExplore more than 2,000 documentaries & shows, including award-winning originalsDiscover new favorites w/ personalized recommendationsBrowse collections & lists curated by CuriosityStream’s expert teamAvailabilityYou can purchase a two-year subscription to CuriosityStream for just $30 in the AndroidGuys Deals Store. Valued at $40, we’re shaving 25 percent off because we love you. Hurry, the price won’t last forever. Go ahead, and splurge on the three year option while the price is low!Best SellersSave even more!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Motorola intros One Macro, Moto E6 Play, G8 Play, and G8 Plus

Motorola on Thursday grew its phone roster by another four models, adding new members to a few of its series of devices. Starting from October 24, the Motorola One Macro, Moto E6 Play, G8 Play, and G8 Plus are available in select markets – none of which include the US.Motorola One MacroThe Motorola One Macro joins the growing “One” family of phones and puts the emphasis on macro photos. It’s equipped with a Macro Vision camera which lets users snap pictures of items as close as 2 centimeters. According to Motorola, this is about five times closer than what you’d normally get from a phone.There’s not just one camera on the back, though, as the One Macro also packs a 13-megapixel main lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. AI and other software features will optimize photos, automatically capture smiles, and more.Other key hardware includes a 6.2-inch HD+ display, 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage. A 4,000mAh battery provides up to two days of battery life.The Motorola One Macro retails with a starting MSRP of 199 € EUR and it can be found in Brazil, Mexico, India, Australia, and Europe. It’s expected to arrive in Latin America and select Asian markets in the future.Moto E6 PlayAs we’ve seen with other models in the E series, the Motorola E6 Play is an entry-level phone that carries a wallet-friendly price tag.Notable specifications include a 5.5-inch HD+ display, 13-megapixel rear camera, and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Internally, we find 32GB storage, a microSD expansion card slot (up to 256GB), and a 3,000mAh battery.The Motorola Moto E6 Play has a starting MSRP of 109 € EUR with immediate availability in Mexico and Brazil. Over the next few months it will come to Latin America and select countries in Asia.Moto G8 PlayThe Motorola Moto G8 Play is a big-screen experience with middle-of-the-pack specifications. Key details include a MediaTek Helio P70 processor with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.Additionally, it features a 13-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide (117 degree) camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. A 4,000mAh battery is tucked inside and should be enough to last two days for most users.The Moto G8 Play is available in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and Peru with other Latin American countries getting it in due time.Moto G8 PlusSlightly more robust, the Moto G8 Plus is led by a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display and a 48-megapixel main sensor with Night Vision, a depth sensor, and a 117 degree ultra-wide angle action cam. A 25-megapixel shooter is located around front.Other noteworthy specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB internal storage. Rounding things out are a microSD expansion card slot and 4,000mAh battery.The Moto G8 Plus is available today in Brazil, Mexico, and India with Europe, Australia, and Latin America on deck. It has a starting MSRP of 269 € EUR.US Release?Although Motorola hasn’t made any indication that these phones will come to the US, we suspect we’ll ultimately get a couple of them. If not under these particular models, perhaps a re-branded take for prepaid or MVNO carriers.

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Understanding commercial car insurance (and mistakes you need to avoid when buying it)

Commercial vehicles are cars that are not used for personal purposes. Company cars and trucks will need commercial car insurance. This also applies to any personal vehicle used for business purposes.  Remember, personal car insurance will not protect your car when used for business work.Commercial vehicle insurance covers more components included in the personal car insurance, including liability and comprehensive coverage.However, commercial auto insurance goes further to cover those who use their vehicles for work-related purposes. A good example is the non-owned vehicle coverage which includes employees who use their cars for work purposes.You’ll not need commercial car insurance if you’re driving your car to and from work. However, you’ll need a commercial auto policy if you’re driving clients or moving tools and supplies around.So, what is Commercial Auto Insurance?As opposed to personal car insurance, commercial car insurance is designed to cover vehicles used for work purposes against liability and property damage. And as earlier said, you might need to buy commercial auto insurance whether you are using a business vehicle or when using your car for work purposes.Your personal vehicle will not be covered under personal car insurance when you’re driving it for business.To that end, commercial auto insurance comprises these coverages:Collision CoverageAny damage to your vehicle due to accidents is covered under collision coverage regardless of who is at fault.Liability CoverageHave you ever asked yourself what will happen if you or your employee causes injury to another person or cause property damage when driving? That’s why you need liability coverage.Bodily liability insurance will pay claims that may arise when a person suffers bodily injury due to the action of your covered vehicle. On the other hand, property damage liability will cover you if you or your employee causes property damage when using a covered vehicle.Personal Injury CoveragePersonal injury or medical injury coverage will pay medical expenses if you, your driver, or passengers in your vehicle gets injured in an accident.Comprehensive CoverageApart from accidents, your vehicle is also at risk of theft, vandalism, or even damage from extreme weather conditions. As such, comprehensive coverage will pay for damages arising from such incidents.Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying Business Auto InsuranceRegardless of the number of vehicles you own for your business, you’ll need to buy commercial auto insurance. Even so, buying commercial auto insurance is not easy. As such, it is crucial to ensure that the insurance policy you buy aligns with your business needs.To make the process as smooth as possible, avoid these common mistakes:1. Buying Inadequate CoverageWhile it is advisable to shop around before buying commercial auto insurance, you should ensure to buy enough coverage for your business. Even so, some drivers decide to go for the cheapest option. While this may seem like the best option in the first instance, it may have far-reaching effects in the long run.To that end, you should ensure that the insurance policy you buy provides much-needed protection for your business. Yes, you need to shop around before getting motor insurance but don’t make your choice based on price only.2. Giving Inaccurate DetailsSome people hide some details to avoid paying a high premium. You should avoid this at all costs.Ensure to give correct details about your vehicle, including accessories, the driver’s age, as well as their driving history when buying vehicle insurance. Failure to do this will make your insurer dishonor your claim in your time of need.3. Not Reading the Policy DetailsBefore you settle on a policy, make sure you’re familiar with it. Yes, sometimes you may think that your business is fully covered, but in reality, it is not.4. Giving False Information on Prior ClaimsYour insurance company will ask you to disclose any prior claims before they give you a quote. Some drivers, however, decide not to reveal these claims to retain a low premium. Failure to disclose all your prior claims can make your insurance company bump up your premiums.5. Getting the Minimum Legal ProtectionLiability auto insurance is the minimum legal protection in most states. Auto liability insurance will cover you if you are found liable in an accident. As such, there is no collision or comprehensive protection, and so you’ll be required to pay them out of your pocket. It also means that your vehicle is not protected against theft or vandalism.Always ensure to get the right protection for your vehicle.EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

Three new Nokia phones available at Cricket

HMD Global, manufacturing under the Nokia brand, brought their phones to US carriers last year, forming a partnership with Cricket Wireless.Now, they are bringing 3 more phones to the Cricket roster, the Nokia C5 Endi, C2 Tava, and the C2 Tennen.Nokia C5 EndiThe C5 Endi, whose catchphrase is “Creativity at your command”, features:A 6.5″ HD+ display with a selfie notchA triple-camera rear module with a 13MP main sensor, a 5MP ultra-wide sensor, and a depth sensorAI Camera technology, such as scene detection, Recommended Shot, and Portrait modeA 4,000mAh battery with a 2-day battery lifeMediaTek Helio P22 processor backed by 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storageUnibody constructionThe Nokia C5 Endi will be available in Deep Midnight Blue at Cricket stores and the Cricket website for $169.99 starting June 5.Nokia C2 Tava and TennenThe C2 Tava and Tennen are more budget-minded, and both feature the following:A 5.45″ HD+ displayA dual-camera module  with an 8MP auto-focusing sensor and an additonal 2MP sensorMediaTek Helio A22 Processor backed by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storageA 3000mAh battery backed by Adaptive Battery technology to bring 2-day battery lifeA removable back coverThe C2 Tava will be available in Tempered Blue starting May 29 in Cricket stores and online for $109.99, while the Tennen is available in Steel for $69.99 at select retail stores starting June 15. 

Best true wireless earbuds (Spring 2020)

We live in the age of wireless technology, where almost every item can be operated without a wire. With wireless technology on the rise, it comes as no surprise that truly wireless earbuds have become a staple.Such earphones are used by everyone across the globe, from fitness fanatics to call center employees, to gamers to businessmen, and people who want to watch different movies without disturbing each other.Benefits of Wireless EarbudsThere are many benefits to using wireless earbuds.Easy access to your earphonesConvenient to useEasy to pair up with your deviceStylish, classy, and sophisticatedBest True Wireless EarbudsIf you are like us, you’ve already considered a pair of wireless earphones. With so many options, it becomes challenging and frustrating to choose the best. To help, we have listed the best wireless earbuds you can get today.The market is filled with tons of options; here is a list of the best wireless earbuds available on the market.Jabra Elite 75tThe Jabra Elite 75t are great earbuds that are designed to fit and make all-day wear comfortable. These earbuds are perfect for listening to your favorite music and answer calls without any disturbances.The best thing about these earbuds is that they can last for 7.5 hours on a single charge. The earbuds have an IP55 rating, meaning that it offers protection from water and dust. It enables you to use them in any weather condition. And with just one touch, you can have access to the voice assistant.These are priced right in the middle of the pack here but come heavy with the features. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more well-rounded pair of true wireless earbuds on the market, especially at this price. $180 at JabraApple AirPods ProPerhaps the line most responsible for the onslaught of wireless earbuds we see today, the Apple AirPods Pro are a great example of design. Whether you’re looking to take calls or host remote meetings on your laptop or want to listen to a pumping playlist on a workout, these are a popular choice for many.The Active Noise Cancellation blocks out the ambient noises from your environments so you can focus on what matters most. And if that means getting a solid pump or working up a sweat, that’s cool, too. These are IPX4 rated against water and sweat so go ahead and do you.Battery life is rated at around 4.5 hours per charge with the carrying case adding 3-4 times the juice. When it comes time to charging up, plug them in or put them on a Qi wireless charger. $250 at AppleGoogle Pixel Buds 2The new and improved Google Pixel Buds 2 earbuds deliver immersive and clear sound. An excellent feature of the earbuds is that the audio automatically adapts the volume according to your surroundings. These earbuds are sweat and water-resistant, making them perfect for everyone.With the Google Pixel Buds 2, you can get 5 hours of use in a single charge. The best feature of Google Pixel Buds 2 is that you can easily find them when you lose it using the Find My Device. The earbuds are available in four colors including Orange, White, Mint, and Black. $180 at Google StoreMaster & Dynamic MW07 PlusAvailable in a wide range of colors, MW07 Plus is one of the best true wireless earbuds. The new earbuds are designed to deliver exceptional sound experience. The battery time of the earbuds is three times better than most other earbuds.It features Active Noise-Cancelling mode that will allow you to listen to music and lose yourself to the sound. And the Ambient Listening mode enhances your listening experience in a way that balances your environment without letting too much in. These lightweight and slim earbuds come with a durable and highly stylish finish. $300 at Master & DynamicSony WF-1000XM3One of the best earbuds on the list is WF-1000XM3 by Sony. These earbuds come with excellent noise cancellation feature. It is capable of limiting outside noise along with offering exceptional quality sound. Sony WF 1000XM3 has a sleek and classy look that will look outstanding. Equipped with powerful driver units, the earbuds deliver expansive and rich sound. These are truly wireless earbuds that come with an ergonomic fit, so you can wear them comfortably throughout the day.Whether you want to listen to songs, answer calls, or watch TV shows, these earbuds have a long-lasting battery. $230 at SonyLibratone Track Air PlusAnother great wireless earbuds available on the market is Libratone Track Air Plus. These earbuds are designed to deliver rich, clear, and expansive sound. Comes with an excellent noise-canceling feature, it is equipped with tons of innovative and intuitive features.The earbuds are water and sweat-resistant, making it suitable for workouts. These are truly wireless earbuds as they can easily sync with Bluetooth of your device. The sound will stop automatically when you are not wearing them. $200 at LibratoneJBL Reflect FlowJBL Reflect Flow earbuds have an ergonomic fit that will be comfortable for all-day wear. These earbuds have IPX7 waterproof rating, meaning you can go through the toughest workout without worrying about them. The JBL Reflect Flow comes in different colors like Teal, Green, Black, and Blue.Besides this, these earbuds have Ambient Aware and TalkThru modes enabling you to talk without taking out your earphones. The 5.8mm driver delivers high-quality sound for you to enjoy your favorite songs. $150 at JBL

Save on a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1″

In the hunt for a tablet for reading, playing games, and consuming media? We don’t blame you; they are pretty damn cool. Big screen phones are nice and all, but things change when you get into 8-inch displays.We’ve got a fantastic deal in the AndroidGuys Deals Store today which finds a refurbished Galaxy Tab A 10.1″ going for just $250. Indeed, its wiped, cleaned up, and essentially the same as a brand new unit — just much cheaper. And it’s backed by a 30-day aftermarket warranty.This product is listed with a grade “A”. It may have very minimal to zero amounts of scuffing on the case.Size: 10.1″Resolution: 1920x1200p, 16:10 ratioOS: Android 9.0 (Pie), One UICPU: Octa-core (2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)Memory: 2GBStorage: 32GBCamera: 8MP (rear), 5MP (front)Stereo speakersBluetooth: 5.06150 mAh batteryThis is a perfect summer companion device for reading on vacation, taking in some YouTube TV, or playing games. At this price you might as well buy two!AvailabilityYou can purchase the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1″ for just $250 in the AndroidGuys Deals Store.Best SellersSave even more!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.