This year's Super Bowl ad featuring the Amazon Echo and Alec Baldwin left many viewers, myself included, itching to get their hands on one — which is exactly what I did. My family and I spent a full week playing with the world's most famous virtual assistant. Here's how it went. Setting Up the Amazon Echo As far as setup goes, Alexa is a snap. Simply plug in the Echo, download the Alexa app (I opted for the iOS version on my iPhone), and follow the super easy, step-by-step directions.
Falling on the same month as Dr. Seuss’s birthday, March is the perfect time to get back into reading, or just take advantage of some killer book deals. Grab your family and a favorite book and dive right in; even if it’s just for a few minutes. And if you haven’t picked up a book in a while, check out the following reading-related deals we've found. Some are even free; literally. Amazon Amazon is one of the most well-known top online booksellers, and recently confirmed the
Everything you thought you knew about buying a TV is probably wrong. Front-and-center of the TV world is 4K or UHD — Ultra High Definition. At this past January's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), every major TV brand showed off new large screen 4K UHD TVs. According to the Consumer Technology Association (the folks who put on CES), a third of the expected 40 million TVs sold in the US this year will be 4K models, and market research company IHS says there will be more than 300 million UHD
If you've ever wondered how some Slickdealers always seem to find great deals before anyone else, we can shed some light on that mystery right now. Deal Alerts are one of the most useful tools on the site. If you prefer a more hands-off approach to your deal hunting, or just want to cover more ground, you should definitely be using this feature to find deals that net you big savings. What Are Deal Alerts? Deal Alerts allow you to easily set up personalized notifications for products or b
If you're reading this, you're a Slickdealer, and that already means you're a slick shopper -- but are you a slick Kohl's shopper, too? The store is one of the few out there that allows customers to stack multiple coupon codes in one transaction, and when you combine Kohl's Cash and Yes2You rewards points, well, you have a recipe for incredible savings. Just how deep does your Kohl's addiction run? Read on to see if any of these quirky qualities apply to you. 1. You’ve Instagrammed (or ev
Calling all Anteaters! Mark your calendars! Slickdeals is coming to UCI on March 29th! Stop by the student services area from 9 AM to 3 PM (or while supplies last), get to know Slickdeals and snag some free swag! Spin our nifty prize wheel for a chance to win a Slickdeals beach tote, beach ball, phone wallet, fisheye lens, snacks and entry to our $150 gift card raffle! Check our Twitter, Facebook , and Instagram for all updates and photos and make sure you use the hashtag #SlickdealsUCI.
We are almost done with our Slickdeals gaming PC! Having covered the case and power supply, CPU, motherboard and graphics card, it’s time to finish up with internal storage and memory. Internal Storage Since the early days of personal computing, the hard disk drive has been the default internal storage device, offering ever-growing capacity and reliability. Advancements in technology have introduced new options, specifically solid-state drives and hybrid drives, but the term “hard d
If you've only got one toe in the water with Amazon, a little-known subscription service called FreeTime Unlimited just might pull you in all the way. In what seems to be yet another attempt to hook people into Prime, the online retail giant is offering decent discounts for members. Even so, whether it's worth it is debatable. Here's our take on the service. What Is Amazon FreeTime Unlimited? FreeTime Unlimited is geared specifically toward kids aged 3 to 10, offering limitless access t
Your daily Starbucks pick-me-up may soon become a major let-down. If you're a Starbucks Rewards member, you're likely already familiar with its overall structure and customer perks, but most of that is about to change. In April, the coffee oasis will officially adopt a new rewards strategy that could burn a large portion of its consumers. The New Rewards System The company's current rewards program issues customers one star for every visit. Upon earning 30 stars over the course of a year, cu
Amazon raised the minimum purchase price to receive free shipping for non-Prime members to $49, up from the $35 previous minimum. If you're ordering books, the shipping minimum actually dropped to $25, but we're pretty sure most people will look past that and, instead, feel more pressure to sign up for the online retail giant's membership. Amazon last raised the shipping minimum in October 2013; that time it went up from $25 to $35. Non-Prime members also have to wait five to eight days