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Go forward, get it moist; the iPhone 7 is waterproof.

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Cheeps! You continue to have time to enter on your likelihood to win a CyberLink software program bundle. It takes all of about 10 seconds, so what are you ready for? Additionally, I goofed: the 4 runners-up will every obtain PhotoDirector 9 Extremely and PowerDirector 16 Extremely; I might initially stated the latter prize was PowerDVD. PowerDirector might be way more helpful for most folk.

Additionally, in case you missed it yesterday, I simply revealed how one can rating sizable cash-back rebates if you dine out! How sizable? Often 7 %, however often as a lot as 10 %.

Again to enterprise. Let’s speak telephones.

I am not spending $1,000 or extra for one — not now, not ever. So, yeah, no iPhone X for me. No iPhone eight, both, not with its beginning worth of $700.

However final 12 months’s flagship? The one which, till a pair weeks in the past, was the premium iPhone? I is perhaps sport for a kind of — particularly now that there are offers available.

For a restricted time, and whereas provides final, TechRabbit has the refurbished unlocked iPhone 7 (128GB) for $499.99 shipped, if you apply promo code CNETIP7 at checkout. That is for the Verizon mannequin, which will even work with GSM networks (specifically AT&T, T-Cell and their varied MVNOs).

Choose Dash? HAAAAAA-ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaaa! Oh. You have been critical. In that case, TechRabbit has the Dash model for a similar worth with the identical code.

Let me observe which you can additionally get the 32GB mannequin for $439.99 shipped or the 256GB mannequin for $559.99, both model, all utilizing the identical promo code.

A lot as I used to be tempted to steer with the $439.99 possibility, I am unsure 32GB is sufficient storage. It is definitely higher than 16GB, however nonetheless too straightforward to fill rapidly. I feel 128GB is the candy spot — greater than ample for the overwhelming majority of customers. I am really getting by simply high-quality on 64GB. That is as a result of I do not retailer a giant music or picture library domestically; all the things’s within the cloud.

As for the cellphone itself, you in all probability know all the things it’s good to — however here is Proinertech’s iPhone 7 overview in case you do not. 

The massive query is whether or not you are prepared to tolerate gentle indicators of use (within the type of minor scuffs or scratches) and a shorter guarantee (90 days) in alternate for pretty substantial financial savings. This similar iPhone — the 128GB mannequin — price $749 only a 12 months in the past.

It is tempting. Me, I am unwilling to surrender a headphone jack, no less than for now, and I choose a bigger display screen — so I am sticking with my 6S Plus so long as attainable. It is a lot quick, takes respectable footage, does all the things I want it to… and it is paid for.

Your ideas?

The Nebula Mars is a remarkably compact transportable projector, one which produces large sound.

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Bonus deal: Small, transportable projectors have improved significantly lately. Living proof: the Nebula Mars is not any bigger than a lunchbox, but produces a super-bright HD picture and large sound courtesy of twin JBL audio system. It usually sells for $599, however at this time solely you may get a Nebula Mars transportable projector for $449 shipped.

The excellent news: The Mars has built-in apps, that means you do not essentially should pair it with, say, your cellphone or pill. The unhealthy information: These apps are presently restricted to Netflix, TED Talks and YouTube — and the Netflix implementation is somewhat wonky. (The UI makes it troublesome to pick a season and episode of a TV present.) Nonetheless, the sound is excellent, and the battery may give you a full three hours of projection time.

The 1,280×800-pixel native decision technically qualifies as HD, and though photos are only a contact gentle, they regarded fairly darn good to me. Learn Proinertech’s overview for a a lot deeper dive.


Bonus deal No. 2: Prepared to leap into the great world of wi-fi charging? (This is the best way to add the potential to your present iPhone in order for you.) You will want a charging pad.

Like this one: For a restricted time, Choetech is providing its Sort C Wi-fi Qi Charging Pad for $eight.99 shipped if you apply low cost code KYW4W77ZT6ZN at checkout. It sells for $15.99 on Amazon, the place it earned a four.Three-star common from some 300 patrons. It contains a USB-C connector, however comes with a USB-C-to-USB-A cable for connecting to older ports if wanted.


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