[Opinion] Why Apple should buy Fitbit

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A lot has been made recently of Apple’s newest version of their smartwatch.  And Apple has certainly made significant advancements in not only their own product, but in the genre of smart wearables in general.  But even with a larger display, more accurate tracking and sensors, and advanced features like heart monitoring and an ECG built in, there are still some areas where the Apple Watch series 4 falls short.  Apple can use in house solutions to untangle these problems, but there is also another option that they could avail themselves of.  And in choosing this path, they might find that they are gaining more than they could at first imagine.  I think that Apple should buy Fitbit as a whole, and fold them into their smart wearable division.  Let me tell you why.

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Today’s Deal – Sandisk 200GB micro SD card for $45 from Amazon

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Looking for a spot to hold all those photos and videos you’re taking these days?  Sandisk has a great deal on one of their larger SD cards – this 200GB monster is one that I use myself and I love it.  If you need a large amount of storage for your camera, mobile phone, or laptop computer, you should defintitely check this deal out!  Hit this link to go straight to Amazon to purchase it.

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RED’s Hydrogen One smartphone in titanium hits significant delays

screen-shot-2018-04-20-at-11-23-00-am.pngIn a recent forum post by Jim Jannard, he expresses that the first run of the Titanium version of the camera companies smartphone “is a disaster” and “all fail.”  While some folks who pre-ordered got access to a special limited edition “Houdini” version of the phone (which is now out in the users hands) those who pre-ordered the variant made of titanium will have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on the RED Hydrogen media machine.

As a way to make up for the customers he assumes will “be pretty pissed off” he’s offering to send those who are still on board both an aluminum version of the phone, AS WELL as the eventual titanium version.  Considering the cost of both of these devices, this is a pretty big deal, and a bit of a steal for those willing to stick it out and wait.  You can see a recap of the post below.  Anyone pre-order the device and have it in hand?  Anyone sticking it out for the titanium PLUS aluminum?  Let us know in the comments section below…we’d love to hear from you.

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New video on the channel

I tackle some of the info out there surrounding whether or not there is a 3rd Pixel device in development – something very few have seen.  Or if Google is just trolling us on an epic scale.  Check it out, and sound off in the comments!  Thanks for watching!

New video on the channel

A new video is now available on our YouTube channel, wherein I talk about why these recent leaks of the new Google Pixel phone are BAD for Google.  Thanks for watching, and be sure to like and leave a comment after you’ve seen the video.

OnePlus Bullets Wireless Review

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The Bullets Wireless headphones from OnePlus are designed with a number of touches to make them easy to use, and easy to love.  With headphone jacks disappearing from more and more mobile devices these days, quality wireless headphones that won’t break the bank should be on everyones must buy list.  Do the Bullets Wireless qualify?  Let’s talk about it – here’s my review.

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Today’s Deal – Bose QC 25 headphones

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If you love headphones like I do, you’re always on the look out for a good deal.  And there sure is one today – Bose products aren’t usually this deeply discounted but for a limited time you can pick up the wired version of their popular noise cancelling headphones for a very reasonable $169.  These are the preferred version of travelers everywhere, as Bose is well known for sound quality and their noise cancelling prowess.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of this deal, use This link and pick them up.  They are the black colorway and the volume controls are designed to be used with Apple devices primarily, but the headphones will work with Android phones (you just can’t control them using the wired remote is all) – you’ll otherwise enjoy all the benefits of these very hightly rated headphones.

New video on the channel

I did a quick video for those of you who wanted a quicker look (or just didn’t want to read the whole article) on the Peak Design new Travel Series.  Head on over to our YouTube channel by clicking the link above and check it out.  And thanks for watching!