December 18, 2014, 02:11:31 PM

collapse

* 'Like' And 'Follow' Us!

* Nexus 7 News


* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 13
  • Dot hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 6
  • Dot Users Online:

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Babyfacemagee

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 82
1
Hi martyh,  Yes, I mention that 32GB refurbished unit inside the first post on the front page of the forum.  I would actually recommend getting it and here's why.  While it is a refurbished unit the key detail here is that it is MANUFACTURER REFURBISHED.  That means that ASUS itself has reconditioned the unit, that it has gone through a thorough series of tests to ensure that everything is up to spec and working well and anything that needs to be replaced or fixed is before it's given a stamp of approval.   In the experience of myself and many others on the forum these are 'like new' units when you receive them.  They also come with a 90 day warranty from ASUS itself...so in case you don't like it when you get it you can get a replacement.  There are some other vendors which list as 'seller refurbished' which I'd be more leery of but since this is Manufacturer Refurbished I think you'll be happy with it.  Another thing you might consider is buying it with a credit card that has purchase protection.  Many of these cards will double the warranty automatically or even give you a year's coverage.   Here's the link to the listing on Ebay.

You can also buy a BRAND NEW 16GB Nexus 7 which comes with a full year warranty from ASUS if you're ok with a little less memory for only $149 from Group On which I posted about here.

2

There's only a few days left on the massive Nexus 7 2nd Generation blowout deal going on right now on GroupOn.  If you hurry you can still grab a 16GB model for only $149 which is $80 off the list price of $229.  The 2nd generation Nexus 7 features that gorgeous 7 inch Full HD display (1920x1200) and still potent Snapdragon S4 Pro along with stereo speakers and that legendary Asus build quality.  If you thought the Nexus 9 was a little pricey at $399 and want to pick up a great tablet as a gift or yourself for the holidays this is a great choice.  Of course you also now get the Android 5.0 Lollipop operation system with the Nexus 7 as it always gets the latest and greatest updates from Google as soon as they are available.  Hurry up though if you want to take advantage of this deal as supplies are limited and remember...these are not refurbished...they are BRAND NEW which makes this price all the more impressive.  Hit the link below!


If you'd prefer a bit more memory you can grab a 32GB Manufacturer Refurbished model w/90 day warranty for $185.99 here. ($83 off normal price of $269)

3

Google is making a special holiday push to sell as many Chromecasts as possible by including $20 in free movie credit on Google Play with any Chromecast purchase. (the $20 can also be used for apps, games or music)  This is in addition to the 2 months free of HULU Plus and 90 days of free Google Play Music which are also included as a promotion.  This deal works even if you purchase your Chromecast at a discount through Amazon ($32.49 plus free shipping) which makes the deal even sweeter.  Chromecast remains the easiest way to stream what's on your phone or tablet onto you tv enabling you to watch movies, play games and use apps in the comfort of your living room or bedroom while using your television's huge display.  Use this promotion to pick up one or two or if you already have one it makes a terrific gift for anyone that has an Android or iOS phone or tablet.   Hit the link below for the Amazon link to purchase your Chromecast before Dec 21 (to qualify for the freebees) and then go to the Chromecast Offers page to learn more about your free stuff!


4

If you've been waiting to snatch up a brand new Google Nexus 9 tablet (the successor to the Nexus 7) and want to save a few bucks then this deal is for you.  Right now if you act fast you can grab any Nexus 9 model...16GB or 32GB in white or black for $50 off.  That means the prices are $349 for the 16GB (down from $399) and $429 for the 32GB (down from $479).  These are for the wifi Nexus 9s and they are BRAND NEW at Amazon at the link below.  You even get Free Shipping to boot!

The Nexus 9 specs include the state of the art NVIDIA Tegra K1 2.3 GHz Processor,  Android 5.0 Lollipop; 8.9-Inch IPS LCD TFT Display; QXGA (2048x1536), 16 GB Flash Memory, 2 GB RAM Memory, 1.6MP Front Camera; 8MP Rear Camera, 0.96 pounds; 802.11ac WiFi; 2x2 (MIMO) and of course it's a Nexus so you'll always get the latest Android updates first.  Don't miss this opportunity to get Google and HTCs hot new NEXUS 9 TABLET for a nice $50 discount.  Grab one (or more) at the link below before the price goes back up!


5

Amazon has been pulling out all the stops as the lead up to the holiday season continues.  Today they've got a particularly cool sale going on for all us portable device nuts who own tablets and smartphones.  This sale is all about portable bluetooth speakers which as you know are one of my favorite 'go to' gifts for the portable device lovers in my life.  They enable you to pair up any phone or tablet and listen to all your great music or watch a movie with much better sound quality than you would through the device's built-in speakers.  They also let you share that music or sound with others which you of course can't really do with headphones.  Some of these Bluetooth speakers are weather and even waterproof for the pool, shower or outdoors use.  Others are perfect for the desktop.  Prices are slashed just for the next few hours up to 70%.   Some of these are definitely worth picking up.


6

Amazon's deal of the day right now is an awesome accessory for any tablet or phone owner and here's why.  Battery life is the one demon we all fight with our devices.  No matter how great a tablet or phone is, if we constantly have to stay around an electrical outlet, it limits our enjoyment of our devices.   It'd be great if we could all snap our fingers and presto...have 2x or 4x the battery life in our existing phone or tablet but since that's not going to happen anytime soon the next best thing is to have a portable and powerful charger that you can have in your backpack, car or bag that lets you charge your phone or tablet fully when you're away from an outlet. 

That's exactly what the Jackery Giant+ Portable Charger Power Pack is and right now it's at unbelievable price...$100 off list for only $29.95.  With this portable charger which is light and small...you can literally charge your tablet TWICE or your mobile phone 4X without having to go and recharge the charger.  Just think about that.  You could take off for a weekend camping trip or day trip and not have to worry about being anywhere near a plug outlet for up to 2 or 3 days.  Just have a fully charged Jackery with you and charge your devices from it.  You can even charge two devices at once!  Now you would think a charger with this much juice would be like $100 or even $70.  But for $29.95?  This is a steal.   It's about the size of a small paperback book and works with both Android and Apple devices...anything with a Micro USB port.  At the below link you can grab one for that low $29.95 price in the aluminum orange color (which looks pretty cool) or you can pay $10 more and get it in gold, silver or black.  I just grabbed TWO of the orange.  It makes a terrific gift for students, friends, relatives or yourself and at this price it's a no-brainer.  Hit the link below to get one.


While this pic shows an iPhone and iPad the Jackery Charger works great with any Android device too
It even comes with a USB to MicroUSB cable just for that purpose

7

If you've been wanting to get a wireless bluetooth portable speaker system you could use with your tablet or phone but have been dubious about some of the no-name or chinese knockoffs (for good reason) for their dubious reputation or sound quality then this deal might be for you.  The JBL Flip Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker System gets top ratings from the tech literati such as CNET, Engadget and AndroidPolice with the latter calling it 'the best portablet bluetooth speaker on the market' and even saying it simply 'decimates' the Jambox brand in sound quality.  Sporting dual drivers with 10w of power and up to 5 hours of battery life the JBL Flip can be used both in horizontal or vertical position. It also comes with a nifty urethane cover that it slips into when traveling.  It connects to your phone or tablet easily via bluetooth and can fill en entire room or pool area with sound.  It's a great companion to you portable devices and these manufacturer refurbished units are 'like new' for almost 40% off list price.  If some reason you don't like it they take returns 'no questions asked' as well.  The JBL Flip makes a great gift for yourself or anyone you care about this holiday season that has a phone or tablet.  Hit the link below to grab one.


8
If you've been looking for an 8+ inch display tablet with QXGA resolution (2560x1600) as a big brother to your Nexus 7 you can grab a great deal if you hurry on the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 for just $199 right now on Ebay NEW.  It sports a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 quad core processor, 16GB of RAM that is expandable with MicroSD and that gorgeous 2560x1600 8.4 inch display.  This price is actually less than the refurbished price some other stores are offering it at and this is BRAND NEW.  It's also a good choice for those that balked at the $399 Nexus 9 price but still want a larger display tablet with that higher resolution.  Definitely a good deal for a top tier Samsung Tab with these specs.  Here's the rest of the specs:

8.4" WQXGA TFT touch-screen display with 2560 x 1600 resolution Simplifies navigation and offers stunning images.
Android 4.4 KitKat For reliable operation.
16GB storage capacity Provides ample space for music, videos, apps and more.
Quad-core processor With 2.3GHz processor speed for optimal performance.
2.4GHz and 5.0GHz Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac network Enables quick and easy wireless Web connection, so you can access streaming content, social networks, e-mail and more.
Bluetooth 4.0 LE technology Allows simple wireless pairing with compatible devices.
Multi Window capability Lets you interact with more than 1 window simultaneously.
2.0MP front-facing and 8.0MP rear-facing cameras Help you capture crisp shots.
microSD card slot Allows you to expand storage by up to 64GB with a compatible card (not included).
GPS with GLONASS Helps you easily locate destinations in unfamiliar areas.
Built-in stereo speakers Project clear, robust sound. Headphone jack enables private listening.
USB 3.0 port For easy connectivity.

Here's the link:



9
The Chromecast is on sale today at BestBuy.  Normal price is $35 but they have it for only $22.99.  That's a pretty steep discount.  Pick one or two up before the price goes back up.  It's a great way to stream content from your Android phone or tablet to your big screen tv...games, movies, apps, whatever.  It's a pretty awesome device.  If you haven't yet...Get one.  Here's the link.   http://www.bestbuy.com/site/google-chromecast-hdmi-streaming-media-player/9071056.p?id=1219013308425&skuId=9071056

10

We want to wish all our forum members and their families in the U.S. a very Happy Thanksgiving from Nexus7Forum.com!!!  We hope you all are able to spend a fantastic day with your loved ones and enjoy an awesome Thanksgiving feast. 
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

11

Ok, so I thought I'd kick things off as far as Thanksgiving and Black Friday deals that I'm gonna take advantage of this year.  The first purchase I just made is this $199 Windows 8 laptop from the Microsoft Store, the HP Stream 13 Signature Edition Laptop for only $199..  I've been wanting an inexpensive almost 'disposable'  level laptop that I could use to do some writing and web surfing at the local Starbucks without having to take either my expensive Thinkpad or Macbook with me.  I wanted something I didn't have to worry too much about if I spilled some coffee on or perhaps banged around in my backpack but I also didn't want one of those absolute crap cheap laptops that is almost unusable.  I also wanted a Windows machine...not a Chromebook as I want to be able to install some screenwriting software as well as Microsoft Office on it. 

Presto...this HP laptop should do the job perfectly.  It runs full Windows 8.1 and comes with Office 365 free pre-installed.  It has a 13.3 inch display and gets over 9 hours of battery life according to PCMAG IN THIS REVIEW and even wins an Editor's Choice Award from the popular tech magazine.  It starts up super fast thanks to its 32GB eMMC solid state drive (easily expandable via MicroSD or USB stick) and the screen gets good marks for brightness and quality as does the keyboard, trackpad and overall design of the unit.  It'll basically run any Windows software you have perfectly fine except for perhaps the most graphically taxing games.  But hey, I have my primary pc for that.  It's great as a secondary pc/laptop, for the kids or as a gift and Microsoft has it for $30 off today for only $199 and that includes Free Shipping plus a free $25 Microsoft Windows Store Gift Card which effectively brings the price down to only $174!.  That's a great deal.   I just grabbed two just now...one for myself and another for my nephew who's always using his father's (my brother's) PC.  Here's the link:
 
Don't forget to post your cool Black Friday online deals here as well so others can take advantage of them and don't forget to paste a link to the product page!  Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

12
Hi everyone!  So as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday we all know that there's some terrific deals online for all sorts of tech gadgetry from tablets to computers to tvs to phones and lots more.  We want to encourage everyone to post their favorite deals that they come across right here in this board for others to take advantage of.  Please make sure to paste a link to the product page at the online store or site to make it easy for others to purchase as well!

Happy Black Friday shopping!

BFM

13
New Member Introductions / Re: Newbe Nexus 7 Soon To Be Owner
« on: November 23, 2014, 05:14:56 PM »
Well after you look through the forum to see if it already exists or not...if not I'd start up a topic about the issue with the 1st gen Nexus 7 and credit card readers.  It's my understanding there are some bluetooth ones that do work.  Apparently ones that require headphone jack input don't work on the Nexus 7 like 'Square' but there are others that do.

14
New Member Introductions / Re: Newbe Nexus 7 Soon To Be Owner
« on: November 23, 2014, 02:51:35 PM »
Congrats wildbill23c and welcome to the forum.  Looks like you got yourself a 1st generation Nexus 7 there.  We've got tons of info in the forum just make sure reading the boards for the 1st generation or 'original' Nexus 7 instead of the 2nd generation which had different hardware.  The 1st generation is still a fine tablet though and can handle just about everything you throw at it.  Should serve you well.  Look forward to you being part of the community.

BFM

15
While the new Nexus 9 is an awesome device with a larger display it's also good deal more expensive than the Nexus 7.  While the company is no longer offering new Nexus 7s there are still batches of refurbished units popping up now and then and that's what we have today with this 16GB model for just $139.99.  This is the 2nd generation model and you can grab one while they still have them at this link:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asus-Nexus-7-2013-16GB-7-Quad-Core-Android-Tablet-w-Wi-Fi-2nd-Generation/141430784926?pt=US_Tablets&hash=item20edee839e

While last year's model the Nexus 7 2013 is still more than capable at handling all the modern games and apps and still has that gorgeous IPS display. 

Interestingly, there's also a listing on Ebay today for a brand new factory sealed 2012 32GB Nexus 7 for sale as well.  No clue as to where a batch of these was laying around that they should be sealed brand new units still available a year after they stopped making them but hey, if you want a brand new 7 inch tablet and don't want a refurbished 2013 model above then this might suit you. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SEALED-NEXUS-7-ASUS-1B32-4G-32GB-Tablet-7-HD-Display-Bluetooth-Android-4-1/271568553761?pt=US_Tablets&hash=item3f3abf4721

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 82