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The Chilli fidget spinner phone K188

fidget spinner phone
Remember the trend for smaller and smaller phones back in the early aughts? Remember a couple of months ago when the fidget spinner was everywhere and everything?

This is the tiny fidget spinner phone and it’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of, assuming you dream of barebones phones mashed with fads that have already peaked.

Five new phones that work on Ting

The Ting Shop is stocked full with some of the greatest phones on the market, but we can’t carry every smartphone. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, don’t sweat it. It’s easy to bring your own phone to Ting.

Most phones work on Ting, including the latest iPhone and Android smartphones. If you’ve had your eye on the Pixel 2 or the OnePlus 5, rest assured that they’re both compatible with Ting.

Here are some of the best new smartphones that, while not currently available in the Ting Shop, can be brought to Ting right now.

Shop the Ting Black Friday sale

Black Friday

The latest Android phones for less

This Black Friday, you’ll find the latest and greatest Motorola and Samsung phones on sale in the Ting Shop.

Skip the store this year and grab all your gadgets online with Ting.

How much data does Google Maps use?

how much data does Google maps use?

How much data does Google Maps use?

The short answer: Google Maps doesn’t use much mobile data at all when navigating. In our experiments, it’s about 5 MB per hour of driving. Most of Google Maps data use is incurred when initially searching for the destination and charting a course (which you can do on Wi-Fi). There are ways to ensure Google Maps doesn’t use any mobile data at all when driving.

Cheap tech haul: $66 worth of cheap tech stuff

tech haul

Cheap tech haul – Bargain tech shopping

We hit a Family Dollar store to see what kind of tech stuff we could find for a buck or two… or 13. Well, mostly we went to a Family Dollar store to break up the two-hour drive from Charlottesville, VA to Dulles Airport but the point stands.

The original idea was for a $1 tech haul but in the end, we had to set our sights a little higher. We found headphones and chargers, smartphone camera helpers and even a decent HDTV-ready antenna. Here’s all the stuff we snagged, along with the total price of our tech haul at the end.

Five of the weirdest phones we’ve ever seen

Weirdest phones

We’ve seen some weird phones in our time. These ones take the cake though. Ebay, DealExtreme and AliExpress (to name but a few) offer a marketplace for just about anything you can imagine. It makes sense that these are the places where we found the weirdest phones we’ve ever seen.

You can activate just about any phone you like on Ting (check here for the specifics), including but not limited to phones that double as an electric razor, phones that are so tiny you probably can’t even dial, let alone text, on them and phones that finally let you live out your Bayside teen-inspired dreams.

Here’s a look at five of the weirdest phones we’ve found recently.