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Anker Tablet Stand

Anker's Multi-Angle Portable Tablet and Smartphone stand is currently being offered for $7.99 with coupon code: ANKERBF7, today only, originally priced at $24.99. This accessory, with the precision of 1°, adjusts to virtually any angle at the push of a button. Plus, the shelf design allows for viewing in both portrait and landscape modes. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: ANKERBF7 during checkout for the silver model. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Lightweight and pocket-sized, the durable aluminum body ensures reliability. Holds up to a 11lb load and devices as thick as 0.4in / 11mm with the rubber foot insert and 0.55in / 14mm without it.

  • Stand angle easily adjusts, supporting both vertical and horizontal viewing.

  • Rubber pads and feet protect your device from scratches and sliding.

  • Perfect for watching videos, viewing photos, reading, video recording, and much more.


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Kindle Fire HDX Games

Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Tablet is currently being offered for only $259 shipped, today only, originally priced at $399. The HDX display features dynamic image contrast, a unique feature that automatically optimizes the color of each pixel based on the amount of light in your surroundings. This makes images and videos even easier to see in any lighting conditions, including outdoors. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Exclusive 8.9" HDX display (2560x1600) with incredible pixel density (339 PPI) and perfect color accuracy (100% sRGB) for vivid, lifelike images that go beyond standard HD.

  • Breakthrough ultra-light design - weighing just 13.2oz, it's 34% lighter than the previous generation.

  • Ultra-fast 2.2GHz quad-core processor - 3x more powerful than previous generation - with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU for fast, fluid gaming and video.

  • Introducing the "Mayday" button - revolutionary, on-device tech support, exclusive to Kindle Fire HDX tablets. Connect for free to an Amazon expert 24x7, 365 days a year.

  • 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video, plus a front-facing 720p HD camera for Skype video calls and more.


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Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE Tablet (certified refubished) is currently being offered for only $159 shipped, today only, originally priced at $299. Enjoy your favorite content on a large, beautiful 1920x1200 display, capable of playing movies and TV shows in up to 1080p high definition. At 254 ppi, the display on Kindle Fire HD 8.9" is high enough quality that individual pixels are indistinguishable to the human eye. The result, an unparalleled viewing experience, no matter what you want to watch. Product page. Continue reading for an unboxing video and more information.

Notable features:
  • A Certified Refurbished Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G is a pre-owned Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G that has been refurbished, tested, and certified to look and work like new.

  • Includes a full one-year limited warranty, just like a brand-new Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G.

  • Features 4G LTE technology, letting you connect to the internet, stream, and download at speeds even faster than Wi-Fi.

  • 1920x1200 HD display with polarizing filter and anti-glare technology for rich color and deep contrast from any viewing angle.


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iPad Mini 3

Priced from $399, the iPad Mini 3 is not much different from its predecessor, aside from the new gold color and TouchID fingerprint sensor. Other features include: 7.9-inch (4:3 aspect ratio) Retina display, an A7 CPU with 64-bit architecture, and a 5.0-megaipxel iSight camera. Pre-orders begin October 17th and will begin shipping October 24th. Continue reading for more hands-on pictures, a video overview and additional information.

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Nexus 9

Apple will be announcing a new iPad Air later today, but Google's Nexus 9 by HTC is most certainly a worthy competitor. Offering an ultra high-resolution 8.9" QVGA display (2048 x 1536 resolution), a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 dual-core processor, an NVIDIA Kepler GPU, 8.0-megapixel rear-facing camera, 3.0-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, among many other great features. Continue reading for the hands-on pictures, video and additional information.

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FlexSense

Microsoft Research has unveiled FlexSense, which is essentially flat transparent, self-sensing deformable layer that can be added to tablets for extra functionality. They claim it can determine what a person is doing with the layer and then turn those actions into commands for an app. For example, when placed over a crossword puzzle, you can hide the answers below and look underneath the layer for hints. Continue reading for the video.

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Kindle Fire HD Tablet

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD Tablet (used - acceptable) is currently being offered for only $53.30 shipped, today only. Most tablet displays are made up of two pieces of glass - an LCD on the bottom and a touch sensor on the top, separated by an air gap. With an air gap, light reflects off of every surface as it passes through from the front, creating multiple distracting reflections that reduce display contrast. Kindle Fire HD solves this air gap problem by laminating the touch sensor and the LCD together into a single layer of glass, creating a display that's easy to view, even in overhead light. Product page. Continue reading for another video review, tips, and more information.

Notable features:
  • 1280x800 HD display with polarizing filter and anti-glare technology for rich color and deep contrast from any viewing angle.

  • Exclusive Dolby audio and dual-driver stereo speakers for immersive, virtual surround sound.

  • World's first tablet with dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for over 35% faster downloads and streaming (compared to the iPad mini).

  • High performance 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor with Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core for fast and fluid performance.


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NVIDIA's Shield Tablet delivers the perfect mix of power, portability, and performance. At $299, it sports an 8-inch HD display (1920x1200), NVIDIA Tegra K1 2.2 GHz processor, 16GB of Flash memory, 2GB of RAM, and Android Kit Kat 4.4. There's also an optional $59 wireless controller as well as a $39 cover that doubles as a kickstand, too. Matt Wuebbling, the general manager for the Shield tablet, says: "We really think this is a perfect device for gamers. A really high cross-section of people have tablets and want a tablet for gaming." Product page. Continue reading for a detailed unboxing video, hands-on pictures, and more information.

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Microsoft hopes consumers will purchase the Surface Pro 3 instead of a laptop when it comes time for a replacement. Featuring a 12-inch ClearType Full HD display, 4th-generation Intel Core (i3 / i5 / i7) processor and up to 8 GB of RAM. The battery is rated for 9-hours, ensuring users have all the power, performance and mobility of a laptop in an incredibly lightweight, versatile form. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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A team of researchers have unveiled PaperFold, a shape-shifting device that changes from a phone to a tablet and a notebook, using a set of screens and hinges. The foldable gadget is versatile to say the least, as it can be made smaller for texting, or larger for reading maps, and can even create a makeshift laptop with a keyboard. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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