A Fitbit Ring Could Monitor Oxygen Saturation

By way of the USPTO, we learn Fitbit has been exploring the idea of a ring-style wearable since 2019. However, unlike the highly capable (and high priced) Oura ring, one possible Fitbit ring concept is limited to SpO2 monitoring … with blood oxygen saturation data being synced to one’s phone or yet another wearable, as … Read more

Roku Deals For Current Owners

While Prime Days may be behind us, Roku’s still running some compelling deals… for existing owners. And, via the Roku homescreen ‘Offers’ area, the streaming company is promoting a pair of deals for their solid, mid-tier devices. The recently released Roku Express 4K+ has a reasonable $40 MSRP, but has been seen as low $30 in … Read more

TiVo Stream 4K Regains YouTube TV Capabilities

While YouTube TV is unavailable to new customers on Roku due to contractual matters, YouTube TV has effectively been unavailable to TiVo Stream 4k owners due to technical issues. And, after nearly four months, TiVo has resolved the playback bug. Which makes sense, given the large investment Google recently made in TiVo for their YouTube … Read more

The Best Smart Home Deals

Ah, the very best of manufactured consumer holidays is upon us with Prime Day… resulting in multiple days of deals, from all sorts of retailers. Unfortunately, it’s hard to keep up with many of the Amazon promos given limited windows and inventory. And, while there’s a ton of discounted gear out there, we’re discerning customers and … Read more

The Best Streaming Hardware Deals

Ah, the very best of manufactured consumer holidays is upon us with Prime Day… resulting in multiple days of deals, from all sorts of retailers. Unfortunately, it’s hard to keep up with many of the Amazon promos given limited windows and inventory. And, while there’s a ton of discounted gear out there, we’re discerning customers … Read more

Is This Ring’s New Car Cam?

Early fast fall Ring announced a surprising and exciting expansion of their product line to include automotive monitoring. Amongst the various products and services discussed, a connected car camera was revealed… without imagery. But, today, The Tape Drive may have uncovered the very first photographic evidence of Ring’s elusive car cam. The Ring car cam … Read more

Google Gifts Select YouTube TV Subscribers TiVo Stream 4K

Despite months of platform YouTube TV playback issues, Google has worked a deal to provide select subscribers a free TiVo Stream 4K. While TiVo’s Android TV dongle runs $40 these days, it’s currently on sale for $30. So, although the dollar value isn’t significant, this is still a real nice perk for customers and on-point … Read more

Four Free Months of Amazon Music

In honor of everyone’s favorite manufactured shopping holiday, Amazon is offering up four free months of music streaming. While we routinely see 1-month promos, and occasionally a 3-month dealio, this is the first 4-month offer I can recall. And I know several of you flip between, or just check out, music streaming services as these … Read more