We spent more than 100 hours researching 11 wireless-charging smartphone car mounts, and testing six of the most promising models, to find that Scosche’s StuckUp Qi is the best one for most people who have a phone that supports the Qi wireless-charging standard (which includes the latest iPhones and many Android phones). The StuckUp Qi charged our iPhone 8 faster than any other Wireless Power Consortium–certified charger we tested—it was more than 50 percent quicker than the next-fastest model. And speed matters more in the car, where you’re likely to be using maps and streaming while trying to top up your phone.
Given Sony has already started its Black Friday games sale for PS Plus members, you could be missing out on some cracking deals if you’re not on board.
The only downside is PS Plus membership costs $60 a year, which is the cost of a full-priced AAA game, potentially wiping out any Black Friday savings.
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Enter the US retailer GameStop, which just rode in on a mighty steed to reduce financial the burden of PlayStation Plus memberships.
Right now you can download a 12-month code for just $39.99, which is down $20 on the usual price of $59.99. Hurrah!
Once you’ve purchased the code and registered your membership on the PlayStation Network, you can start enjoying all manner of early Black Friday deals on digital downloads.
Those include noted discounts on new releases like NBA 2K18, WWE 2K18, Destiny 2, South Park The Fractured But Whole, Madden 18, FIFA 18, Assassins Creed Origins and Call of Duty WWII Deluxe Edition.
Madden 18 might be the pick of the bunch at just $29.99 (down from $59.99).
Sony is planning to add more deals between now and the weekend, so keep your eyes peeled on the PlayStation Store.
As well as access to the Black Friday sale and special pricing throughout the year, PS Plus membership gives you access to a number of free games every month, as well as the ability to take part in online multiplayer experiences.
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It’s Black Friday week, so you’re probably looking to upgrade to a 4K OLED telly, bag a bargain games console bundle or save a load on an Amazon Echo.
Not interested in those? Well, we might have something else for you. Amazon has cut the price on a few of its coolest Lego alarm clocks, and they could be the ultimate secret Santa gift.
These clocks are enlarged versions of classic Lego figures, and Amazon is offering a few varieties in its Black Friday sale. There are Stormtrooper and Darth Vader options for fans of Star Wars, and Wonder Woman if you’re more into your superheroes.
The Stormtrooper alarm clock is the cheapest of the bunch, available for just £11.99 today. Considering it’s usually £19.99, that’s a pretty good deals. Darth Vader will set you back £14.99 rather than £21.99 and Wonder Woman is down from £24.99 to £18.70.
Aside from looking incredibly cool, all these clocks features moveable parts, an LCD display for the time and there are even 2x AA batteries included.
We’ll be covering all the biggest and best Black Deals from the likes of Amazon, Currys, Very and Game all week so keep it locked to Trusted Reviews if you want to make some great savings. Seen a great deal we have missed? Tweet us @TrustedReviews and let us know.
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This weekend’s Minecon Earth show brought both good news and bad news for fans of the ever-popular open world building game Minecraft.
On the plus side, the creators of the blocky universe announced extra life and purpose is coming to the game’s oceans.
The Aquatic Update will see dolphins arrive in the oceans. If you spot one they’ll lead you to treasure.
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Players will be able to explore shipwrecks and coral, as well as interacting with new types of fish.
The update will also give players a new weapon; the trident.
In a blog post, the developer wrote: “Not only can this weapon be thrown at enemies and used in close-combat, it can also be enchanted for ace tactical advantages. The Loyalty enchantment will make it come back to you even after you’ve thrown it, while enchantments like Impaler and Slipstream Dash will… well, we’ll let you use your imagination!”
The Aquatic Update will roll out next year.
In less positive news, the Super Duper Graphics Pack, which will significantly improve the visual experience has been delayed until 2018.
“While originally set for release this year, there’s a lot of work to be done still and we’re not going to be ready to launch it in 2017. We’ll be releasing Super Duper next year,” the blog post says.
Finally, the developers confirmed the Nintendo Switch will get a new version of the game with cross-platform multiplayer support.
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The Moto G5 has been reduced to its lowest price ever, just £129.95. That is £40 less than the recommended retail price and more than £10 less than it has ever been discounted before.
Buy Now: Moto G5 for £129.95 at Amazon
The Black Friday deals are coming thick and fast in the run-up to the big day, but this is one of the best we’ve seen so far.
The Moto G5 is the best budget phone around and won the Trusted Reviews Best Value Phone 2017 Award just a few weeks ago.
This deal is for the Lunar Grey Moto G5 that comes with a 5-inch Full HD screen, a 13 megapixel rear camera, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There is the option to expand the storage with a micro-SD card.
What makes this deal so good is that the Moto G5 comes with some features you only expect to get from phones more than twice the price. There’s a slick finger-print sensor for unlocking and speedy charging that lets you charge the phone to 80% in a little over half an hour and to full in less than an hour. Not even the £1000 iPhone X comes with that feature out of the box.
While not a huge improvement over its predecessor (if you have a Moto G4 don’t bother with the upgrade) the slicker design will appeal to a lot of people. The Moto G5 looks and performs better than any phone under £200 has the right to and at £129.95 is a real bargain.
Buy Now: Moto G5 for £129.95 at Amazon
If you’re looking for a cheap phone and don’t want to be tied to a contract then snap up this Moto G5 bargain right now.
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The Amazon Echo Plus has now been included in Amazon’s Black Friday super sale, making it the perfect time to make friends with Alexa.
Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa has become somewhat of a household name since the launch of the original Echo. She’s now available in everything from speakers to tablets to televisions.
The second generation of the device that kicked it all off has now had its price slashed as part of Black Friday. You can now pick one up for a bargain £109.99, down from £139.99.
On the surface, the new Echo Plus doesn’t look that different from the original Amazon Echo, but internally things have changed. There’s now a Zigbee hub inside, augmenting the Echo Plus with smart home control. It means it could be the only hub you need for controller all your smart home devices.
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This means you can control anything from Philips and IKEA smart light bulbs to your smart heating.
The audio components inside have also been upgraded, so you can expect stellar sound quality. Asking the Echo Plus to play your favourite tracks with just your voice feels like living in the future. More and more devices, like Sonos speakers, are adding Alexa support, too.
We gave the Echo Plus an 8/10 score in our review, which was at its full £139.99 price. Now that it’s only £109.99 it’s an even better option.
Other top deals right now:
- Buy Now: HP 15.6″ laptop at Currys for just £349 – save £200
- Buy Now: 55″ LG 4K TV at Currys for just £599 – save £300
- Buy Now: Amazon Echo for just £69.99 – save £20 | Amazon Echo Dot for just £34.99 – save £15
- Buy Now: Dyson V6 Absolute vacuum for just £229.99 – save £250
- Buy Now: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge for just £370 – save £200
- Buy Now: Google Home £79 (down from £129) at Argos | Google Home Mini £34 at Currys – save £15
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