Daily Deals: Amazon Echo, Beats headphones and more

By , Apr 19, 2016


Hello! Welcome to iDB’s new exploratory ‘Daily Deals’ post. Here you will find a roundup of some of our favorite deals of the day on tech and tech-related products such as smartphones, tablets, accessories, connected devices, and even video games and consoles.

This is an experiment of sorts, born out of our love for tech and discounts. So we’re going to do a little trial run, and see how it goes. If it turns out to be something readers are interested in, we’ll add more products from more websites, and make this a daily thing.

Amazon Echo


While it got off to a bit of a rocky start, the Echo has become a popular device among techies. For those unfamiliar with it, it’s essentially a smart Bluetooth speaker that can understand and act on a variety of voice commands. Ask the always-listening Alexa to play music from Spotify, tell you the weather, turn off your lights (with compatible accessories), call you an Uber, and much more. And of course, the Echo gets frequent updates to add new services and features.

You can buy the Amazon Echo on…Amazon for $153.71 (normal price $179.99).

Amazon Tap


The Tap is a cheaper, portable sibling to the Echo. If connected to Wi-Fi, the Bluetooth speaker will still allow you to access the Alexa Voice Service. But in order to save battery life, you have to manually press a button to activate the feature—it’s not always listening. Battery life is estimated to provide up to 9 hours of playback, and a charging cradle is included.

You can buy the Tap on Amazon for $111 (normal price $130).

Anker PowerCore 13000mAh Portable Battery Pack


Looking for a portable charger? Check out the Anker PowerCore 13000mAh. It features 2 USB ports (up to 3A; Input: 5V/2A), with PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technology to deliver max speed for each device. It’s powerful enough to charge an iPhone 6s 5 times, or an iPad Air 2 once. It comes with Anker’s worry-free 18-month warranty.

You can buy this Anker PowerCore battery pack on Amazon for $21 (normal price $44).

Beats Pro Lil Wayne Over-Ear Headphones


Admittedly, Beats headphones have had a reputation of being too expensive and not particularly great-sounding, but the Pro over-ear studio headphones line is fairly well regarded. This deal is for the Lil Wayne edition of the Pros, which come in a unique red and black colorway. Features an in-line remote and microphone, and comes with a carrying pouch.

You can buy these Beats Pro headphones on eBay for $188 (normal price $299).

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy S7 32GB (GSM Unlocked)


Looking to score Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone on the cheap? Yapper Wireless on eBay (99% feedback rating) is offering a refurbished Galaxy S7 for under $500. Features of the phone include a 5.1″ Super AMOLED display, 32GB of storage with a microSD card slot for more, 4GB of RAM, 12MP camera, and much more. Comes with Android Marshmallow installed.

You can buy this refurbished Galaxy S7 on eBay for $499 (normal price $695).

Remember that these are “daily” deals, meaning some of these prices won’t be around for long, so don’t hesitate to take advantage of them!

Previous deals still going on:

Logitech Harmony 350 Universal Remote Control


The Harmony 350 is one of Logitech’s more basic universal remotes. There’s no LCD display or touchscreen. But, you still get the best feature of the Harmony lineup–easy setup. Instead of manually inputting IR codes to program the remote to your various devices, simply plug it into your computer and let Logitech’s software do the rest. Controls up to 8 devices.

You can buy the Logitech Harmony 350 on Amazon for $32 (normal price $50).

UP3 by Jawbone Heart Rate, Activity + Sleep Tracker


This is Jawbone’s latest fitness tracker. It monitors your heart rate, steps and other activity, and sleep. It also features a Smart Coach, for personalized guidance, a smart vibrating alarm, and 7-day battery life.

You can buy the Jawbone UP3 on Amazon for $97 (normal price $179).

Anker PowerLine 6ft Apple MFi Certified Lightning Cable 


Anker’s 6ft Lightning cable is MFi-certified by Apple, but is twice as long as Apple’s Lightning to USB cable, and nearly half the price. Now there are thousands of these on Amazon, but Anker uses kevlar fiber, which is more resistant to fraying, and wide-diameter wires for faster charging. This cable has a perfect 5-star rating on Amazon, on 600 reviews.

You can buy the Anker Powerline cable on Amazon for $12.99 (normally $35.99).

UE BOOM 2 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker


UE BOOM 2 is the 360-degree wireless speaker that blasts loud, insanely good sound with deep, full bass in every direction–everywhere you go. Rain or shine, rage, riot, party and bring the beats to your favorite beaches, trails, caves and climbs. Need even bigger sound? Wirelessly connect to another UE speaker and make things epic.

You can buy the UE BOOM 2 Bluetooth speaker on Amazon for $149.99 (normal price $199.99).

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  • Rob Matthews

    I highly recommend the UE Boom 2, love mine!