Chromecast, Google's new $35 HDMI dongle that seeks to create a bridge between laptops, mobile devices, and televisions or other larger screens, has quickly become the hot item of the day. I'm talking measured-in-Kelvin hot here, folks.
Since being unveiled Wednesday morning at a Google breakfast event and going on sale shortly thereafter, Chromecast is already listed as "temporarily out of stock" on Amazon and on the Google Play store, you're now looking at three to four weeks before your dongle will ship. I ordered mine from Best Buy which is still offering relatively … Read more
Best Buy might not be making Google too happy this morning.
The big-box retailer on Wednesday posted two new product listings for the new Google Nexus 7 hours before the search giant is expected to unveil the device at its special event with Android chief Sundar Pichai.Catch our live blog from Google's 9 a.m. PT event -- preshow starts at 8:30 a.m. PT
Best Buy is bringing back a recent promotion that can shave $200 off the cost of a new iPad.
Launched on Tuesday by the retail chain, the deal rewards consumers with a minimum $200 gift card for trading in a working iPad 2 or third-gen iPad. You can spend that $200 on any item at your local BB store or the retailer's Web site, according to Best Buy.
The retailer is encouraging consumers to use the gift card toward the purchase of a fourth-generation iPad. That gift card would cut the cost of the latest edition iPad with a … Read more
The next Nexus 7 seems to have been further outted with full images and a Best Buy promo flier.
Alleged photos of the upcoming Nexus 7 tweeted by @evleaks display its full front and back. The photos show a tablet that looks just like the current model, except for the addition of a camera on the back of the unit.
Further proof of the tablet's existence and its price tag may have been provided by an alleged snapshot of an upcoming Best Buy flier.
Sent to blog site Phone Arena by an "anonymous tipster," the flier shows … Read more
In a bit of an early back-to-school promotion, Best Buy has discounted the price of two of Apple's most popular 13-inch MacBooks by $200.
As first noted by All Things D, the electronics retailer on Thursday reduced the price of the MacBook Pro with a 500GB hard drive and 4GB of RAM from $1,200 to $1,000, while the 750GB model with 8GB of RAM is now available for $1,300.
Best Buy is promising customers a $200 trade-in value for older versions of Apple's iPad.
The promotion, which runs July 12 and 13, offers customers who trade in a working iPad 2 or third-generation iPad a minimum $200 gift card to the tech retailer. Customers also have the option of upgrading to an iPad with Retina display, which starts at $299.99 after applying the gift card. Best Buy currently sells the 16GB iPad with Retina display and Wi-Fi for $499.99.
Best Buy said customers could receive additional value depending on the model and condition of their tablets. … Read more
Are Microsoft's lame investments and partnership strategies an indication that its business is a mess? Not necessarily. Microsoft appears to merely be a hit-or-miss strategic investor.
A Wall Street Journal column noted that Microsoft's partnerships with the likes of Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Yahoo, Nokia and Dell are all lacking in some way. The implication is that Microsoft is limping and it prefers to partner with companies that have similar issues.
Another way to look at Microsoft's partnership issues is that it is a so-so strategic investor that has as many hits as misses. Microsoft … Read more
There was a time not so long ago when MP3 players were a hot and essential technology, and Apple's best-selling product was the iPod. Now with smartphones and tablets, though, there are many other devices that make great music players. But even if the MP3 player's best days are waning, there are still a number of great products available. Here are our top picks.