So now that you've got a shiny new iPhone or iPod Touch you probably don't want to cover it up with a bulky, opaque case. Fear not my friends because the Reveal iPhone or iPod Touch Case ($25) from Griffin will keep your iPhone protected while still showing off its natural beauty. This thin (1.4 mm thin) case offers a polycarbonate shell and an ultrathin rubber accent (in any color of your choice) for additional protection from scratches and bumps . . . such a simple, stylish way to keep your iPhone safe!
With this app, android owners will be able to check out products in 40 different categories, access their account and settings and see personalized shopping recommendations. Best of all, you'll be able to use your phone's camera to remember certain products (with our without snapping the barcode) and easily make one-click purchases.
Tech-savvy fashionistas have known for a while that the destination to search for new clothes and home accessories is ShopStyle. Well now the incredible search functions and tools have gone mobile — say hello to the new (totally free) ShopStyle Mobile app!
You can hunt and browse from your iPhone on the go — making it your best comparison shopping tool.
Out trying on jeans and have a hunch they're cheaper at another store or online? One place out of a size in a shoe you like? Just look it up on ShopStyle.
I've checked out the app and put it to my shopping and iPhone app test, so to see what I found, just read more
Ever since December, iPhone users have been having all of the Amazon shopping fun with the free Amazon iPhone App.
Well now it's time for BlackBerry users to get in on the action, thanks to a new free Amazon shopping app for the BlackBerry. Instead of using services like Kwiry to add products to your wishlist, this Amazon tool makes it possible to do this and things like purchase products with one simple click. But you can also take a pic with your BlackBerry and it will automatically upload it to Amazon and try to find products similar to that photo. Genius!
Either go to Amazon to download this on your BB, or type in amazon.com/bb from your BlackBerry's browser.
Pair Checkout Smartshop — the app that will help you find prices of products locally and online — with the new iPhone version of TheFind and you're all set to get your shop on. With TheFind you can find any product online and not only that but it will tell you all the stores nearby that has that particular item. One click will give you prices, another directions, and another a store phone number just like that.
It's a refreshing change to finally hear about apps that aren't Apple or iPhone related! One of the first Android apps I've read about and quite frankly - one that sounds right up my alley - is called ShopSavvy; a comparison-shopping application that was specifically built for Google's Android mobile phone platform. One of the winners in Google's Android Developer Challenge, Shop Savvy (formerly known as GoCart), will price products online and show you a rundown of prices so you can comparison shop!
ShopSavvy acts as your very own shopping assistant, giving you the ability to scan the barcode of products by taking pics with your phone's camera. With this pic, ShopSavvy will then compare prices online and the prices of local retailers with your phone's built-in GPS. Now this is one I cannot wait to try out!
To see a video walk-through of ShopSavvy, just read more
Remember the days when if you wanted to do some shopping, you had to actually go to the store fully clothed, try things on, pay a real person for them, and then drive yourself back home? But then came the Internet and the effortless joy of shopping from the comfort of your own home, wearing just pajamas or nakedness, and now a faceless man drops your new clothes on your doorstep!
To learn how it works, just read more
This geek tip is coming to you courtesy of Real Simple, and without being too punny, it is real simple. I knew you could text Google for info on mostly anything, and I was really stoked when I found the Checkout SmartShop iPhone app last week.
But if you don't have an iPhone or don't want to pay $5 for the app, then RS advises you to text 466453 with the item name that you spot while out shopping (like "Joe's Jeans Muse") and then type "price" after that.
Google will then text you back with the price of that item at different stores! You won't overspend if you have tech on your side (well . . . maybe you won't).
This is some of the best insider info I have came across in awhile. Consumerist.com has posted these exposing confessions from two former employees at Cingular and Verizon. Now you can be a conscious consumer by learning some of the corrupt sales tactics and marketing schemes behind every cell phone company. This is genius!
For more tips like this from the Cingular employee, click 7 Confessions of a Cingular Sales Rep "Make the store compete with the website. Remember that the retail stores can match prices for the cingular website, so check those prices before you go into a store."
For more tips like this from the Verizon employee click 8 Confessions Of a Former Verizon Sales Rep "Never get a 2-year contract. The only benefit to a 2 yr contract is a $50 savings on your phone. Its not worth it. Take the $50 and get a 1 year then you can upgrade to a new phone every 10 months."