What’s the best way to save money when shopping? Buy in bulk! AT&T knows that there are plenty of consumers who would love to own multiple mobile devices, but buying all of these devices at once can be hard on the wallet–which is why they’re offering a $200 discount on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 4G LTE when bundled with a new Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S 4 Active, or Galaxy Note 2 (with a 2year plan and agreement, of course). For those just interested in the new LTE-enabled Galaxy Note 8, the tablet on its own will sell for $399 on a two year contract, and officially arrives on June 21st. For more details, head on over to the AT&T Consumer Blog.
After the chaos and excitement that was wrought by last week’s E3, it’s fair to say that this console generation is winding down in expectation of the next. But it’s always in these final throes of a console’s lifespan you start to see the real masterpieces appear as developers fully understand what they can glean from the hardware. If anyone truly knows the PS3 hardware, it’s Naughty Dog; and here, fittingly at the end, comes their final title for Sony’s black box – The Last of Us.
Acase is a designer and manufacturer of accessories for mobile devices–and their latest revelation is the Acase Supreme Pro the Galaxy S4. Featuring double buffer protection and sleek styling (in multiple colors, of course), it won’t be soft or sticky in your hands, as it features an exterior made from impact resistant polycarbonate; this design choice not only protects your Galaxy S4, but also keeps it clean and free of dust and fingerprint smudges. Acase Supreme Pro for Samsung Galaxy S4 is available in black, light blue, pink, red, royal blue, white, and iron gray (available at AT&T stores and Amazon), and retails for $24.99. Check the full release after the jump.
Jay-Z Teams With Samsung to Give Away 1 Million Copies of ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ to Galaxy Phone Owners
Samsung reportedly spent $5 million for the albums to give away, and they’ll be the first resource to distribute Magna Carta Holy Grail three days before its official launch. Getting the album is easy, but you’ll have to have excellent timing.
- Own a Galaxy S3, S4, or Note 2.
- On June 24th, Download the Magna Carta app from the Google Play Store.
- Starting at 12:01am Eastern on July 4th, the first million people to use the Magna Carta app will be able to download the album for free.
The Magna Carta app should also contain exclusive content and interviews leading up to the album launch. Expect this to go fast, as midnight July 4th will only be 9pm here on the west coast, and there are plenty more than a million Galaxy owners.
Blue has announced that Nessie is now available at Apple Stores. Nessie is an adaptive USB microphone with a series of tools built in to help people clean up their recordings. The mic automatically applies EQ and level adjustments, and can help people de-ess their recordings with its on board processing hardware. Some old school tricks are included too. The adjustable neck helps you get the right angle on your source, and the built in pop screen, combined with the internal shock mount, should keep rumble and plosives at bay.
Blue says Nessie will be at more retailers soon; but if you want to score this USB mic, you can head over to the nearest Apple store now!
Here’s our video preview of Nessie from CES!
The prepaid and MVNO market is getting really competitive. AT&T is bumping up their GoPhone service allowing customers to bring their own LTE enabled handsets to play. This is a clear shot at services like StraightTalk (which is currently 3G only), and it brings AT&T customers an option closer to what T-Mobile is offering.
The top tier plan is $60 per month for unlimited calling/messaging and 2GB of data; going over that 2GB cap will cost you $10 for another gig. All of this, of course, without having to sign a contract.
Also announced is a new Samsung GoPhone. The Galaxy Express is a solid mid-range handset being offered for GoPhone customers, and of course brings that magical LTE radio for you to enjoy all kinds of fast mobile data.
Full PR after the jump.
When you think about home security these days, the meaning has taken on a whole new definition thanks to the explosion of mobile devices. Several years back, the ability to remotely monitor your home was restricted to those with deep pockets and large installation requirements – but today, we have products like the Samsung SmartCam. What is the SmartCam? Much like a SmartPhone, it’s a wireless, night-vision enabled camera that can live anywhere in your home. It establishes a wireless connection to your existing network and then connects to a portal that gives you access to the live feed online and on-the-go.
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Mitchell teased us with his “What We’re Excited About” conversation about the Satechi 10-port USB 3.0 hub–and now comes the more compact 7-port version. The Satechi 7-port hub features a beautiful aluminium design, angled ports for easy use, independently powered, and ready-for-data speeds up to 5Gbps thanks to USB 3.0–plus, its backwards compatible to USB 2.0 just to be sure your older gear isn’t left behind. You can pick one up for $54.99 at Satechi.net and Amazon.com–and more details await you after the jump…
It’s our 5th edition of YourTechReport on SiriusXM 167–and in case you missed us on the air, take a listen to Juan-Carlos Bagnell and Mitchell Whitfield’s take on E3, our WWDC coverage, and Father’s Day App ideas from Merideth our App Chick from AT&T.
E3 has come and gone, and after spending all three days on the floor, here are some of my favorites from this year’s show! It was a really good year for hardware, and several companies were out showing off some cool gear. Of course hardware doesn’t mean much without good games to play…
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